The Insider: National Wrestling HOF to honor Stottler
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame will honor Earl Stottler, of Starbuck, as The Medal of Courage Award Winner at a Minnesota chapter banquet. The banquet will start 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Country Inn & Suites in Benson. Cost of the banquet is $3...
The National Wrestling Hall of Fame will honor Earl Stottler, of Starbuck, as The Medal of Courage Award Winner at a Minnesota chapter banquet.
The banquet will start 5 p.m. Oct. 10 at Country Inn & Suites in Benson. Cost of the banquet is $32 for adults and $20 for students. Reserve tickets by emailing email@example.com or calling 320-444-0569.
Stottler was a state one-class wrestling champion at Princeton High School in 1958, and runner-up at Benson his junior year. The four-time state entrant went to Moorhead State and became the school’s first NAIA national champion in 1961.
Stottler officiated at all levels for 12 years, and graduated from NDSU in 1969.
After one year at Milbank, South Dakota, Stottler moved to Starbuck in 1970 where he served as head wrestling and assistant football coach through 1986, until health concerns forced him to give up coaching.
Stottler’s team won the District 21 title in 1972, and the first version of the Minnewaska team earned the District 22 championship in 1986 and Region 6A runner-up.
Stottler was inducted into the Dave Bartelma MWCA Hall of Fame in 1991, and followed up with a 1997 Dragon Hall of Fame induction at Moorhead State.
In all, Stottler coached 67 conference champs, 58 district champs, 10 region champs and 11 state entrants.
VanHeuveln named as Women’s Runner of the Week
Samantha VanHeuveln, a University of Jamestown senior from Kerkhoven, was named Women’s Runner of the Week by the North Star Athletic Association.
She finished second individually in the Jimmie-Cobber dual, clocking a time of 20 minutes, 1 second to finish as a runner-up in the 5k race.
In the Viterbo (Wisconsin) Hokum Karem Twilight meet, VanHeuveln had the fastest average time of all runners at 6:15 per mile.
She led Jamestown to a 1-2-3 finish to capture the team title in the meet with six points (team scores were determined by the cumulative time of each pair of runners).
NSAA named VanHeuveln as Cross Country Runner of the week for her outstanding performance.
Cooper named Offensive Player of the Week
Ridgewater running back Raumello Cooper, a freshman from Flint, Michigan, was named the MCAC West Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.
Cooper had 20 carries for 150 yards and two touchdowns in the Warriors’ 34-33 loss to Minnesota West. He also caught two passes for 14 yards and one touchdown.
Central Lakes Conference Performers of the Week
Girls diving: Erica Schramm, Willmar - improved her six dive score by over 40 points from last year.
Girls tennis doubles: Olivia Corneil, Erica Ellingson, Willmar - won two matches in three sets for the deciding team point.