The few, the proud, Charger Wrestling!
The Dassel Cokato Wrestling Booster Club is proud to announce the hiring of three youth coaches for the 2019-2020 season.
Kip Lynk – Head Youth Coach
Kip grew up in Eden Prairie, MN where he was a state placewinner for the Eagles and then continued his wrestling career at the University of Minnesota – Morris where he competed all four years. His coaching career started at U of M-Morris as a student asst coach for one season. He took a teaching job at GSL and was an asst coach for the Panthers for one season. He came to Dassel Cokato as a 5th grade teacher in 1999 and was on staff as an asst coach and then the head coach from 2001-2005. In that time, he tallied an 85-14 dual meet record and coached over a dozen state entrants for the Chargers. Since then he has been an elementary principal for BOLD, Eden Prairie, and Sartell school districts and currently is working for Southwest/West Central Service Cooperative as an education specialist providing training for elementary and secondary principals.
Ryan Weinandt – Asst Coach
Ryan grew up in Wabasha Kellogg where he was a state finalist in 2000. He continued his athletic career at St. John’s University where he was an All-American defensive lineman for John Gagliardi and was on the 2003 DIII National Championship football team. He also competed for St. John’s University as a HWT wrestler for the Johnny’s. In 2004 he was a hired as an elementary teacher and the head football coach for Dassel Cokato. For over 9 years Ryan was a Junior High and Asst Varsity wrestling coach for the Chargers. He has been named DC Coach of the year two times in his 16-year career with Dassel Cokato schools. Ryan is currently the dean of students at Dassel Cokato Middle School. Ryan was a part of our K-1 Youth Wrestling Coaching staff last seaon.
Prestin Bradley – Asst Coach
Prestin grew up in the Dassel Cokato school district and has been a mainstay in our youth wrestling program since he was little. Prestin just completed an outstanding career for the Chargers going 150-32 which ranks #3 all time in DC history. He was a 4x state entrant and 2x state placewinner taking 4th and 5th in his career. He was a 5x letterwinner and 4x All Conference wrestler for the Chargers. In his senior year he was also a member of the Dassel Cokato Track and Field team. Prestin is currently working for Metropolitan Mechanical Contractors as a Union Sheet Metal Worker.
2019 Freestyle and Greco Roman Wrestling Results
MN USA State Freestyle and Greco Results:
- Max Clemen - Novice 12 U - 117 (6th Place)
- Tate Link - Schoolboy 14U - 136 (3rd Place)
- Jude Link - Cadet 16U -138 - Inj Def
- Sully Marx - Intermediate 10U 67 - (2nd Place)
- Sam Marx - Cadet 16 U - 145 - (6th Place)
- Tate Link - Schoolboy 14U - 136 (Champion)
- Jude Link - Cadet 16U -138 - (2nd Place)
- Sully Marx - Intermediate 10U 67 - (3rd Place)
- Sam Marx - Cadet 16 U - 145 - (6th Place)
Northern Plains Freestyle and Greco Results:
14U - 136 - Tate Link's place is 4th and has scored 16.5 team points.
- Champ. Round 1 - Tate Link (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Trey Wells (Iowa) (TF 12-0)
- Quarterfinal - Tate Link (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Connor Cumbee (Illinois) (TF 10-0)
- Semifinal - Jack Seacrist (Illinois) won by fall over Tate Link (Minnesota) (Fall 1:44)
- Cons. Semi - Tate Link (Minnesota) won by tech fall over Trey Wells (Iowa) (TF 18-8)
- 3rd Place Match - Shamon Handegan (Illinois) won by injury default over Tate Link (Minnesota) (Inj. 0:32)
Schoolboy Duals results:
2019 14U USAW National Duals - Freestyle (Minnesota Red - 3rd out of 32)
Tate Link went 4-4 with wins over wrestlers from Georgia, Colorado, Ohio, and New Jersey
2019 14U USAW National Duals - Greco Roman (MN Blue - 21st out of 32)
Tate Link went 5-2 with wins over wrestlers from New Jersey, Georgia, Tennessee, California, and New Jersey
Cadet and Junior Nationals Results:
KDUZ All Area Team -
The Chargers had five wrestlers recognized on the KDUZ All Area team.
138 - Noah Halonen
145 - Prestin Bradley
170 - Beau Nelson
182 - Jacob Schmitz
195 - Josh DeBoer
Charger Wrestling Schedule has been released! Check out the V/JV Schedule page
Congrats to Jude Link on winning the MN /USA Triple Crown with a state title in MN/USA Folkstyle, Freestyle, and Greco Roman!
Congrats to alumni Brody Schmidt for winning the inaugural Jacob 5 K in memory of Jacob MacDonald. Current DCHS athlete Kaden Schmidt was 2nd overall.