Wrestling room debuted Feb. 8
Minot State University Athletic Department cordially invites the campus and public to celebrate the unveiling of the MSU Wrestling Room Feb. 8 at 6 p.m. The ceremony, which will also honor Howard "Bucky" and Linda Anderson and Gene and Judy Krebs, begins at 6:30 p.m., on the Dome’s lower level. Hors d'oeuvres, beverages and a tour of the new Student Wellness Center will be provided.
"The Andersons and Krebs assisted in the re-establishment of our wrestling program," said Rick Hedberg, athletic director. "Without their continued support, we would not have revived the program or created the wrestling room."
Howard "Bucky" and Linda Anderson have given almost 50 years of service to the sport of wrestling in North Dakota. The North Dakota High School Activities Association inducted both Andersons into the Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2002.
After wrestling in high school and college, Bucky coached at Napoleon, Bismarck High School, Bismarck Century High School, Minot High School and Des Lacs Burlington from 1969 to 2000. From 1983 to 2000, he also officiated wrestling matches. He was named Coach of the Year in 1972, 1975 and1983.
Linda was secretary of USA Wrestling of North Dakota from 1975 to 2000. She also organized the first Northern Plains Regional Tournament in the state.
Gene and Judy Krebs (’01), and their children, Jesse, Josh and Jamie, have been involved in Minot's wrestling scene for more than 30 years.
After a successful high school and college-wrestling career, Gene coached at Minot High School as a head or assistant coach from1983-2008. During that time, from 1992 to 2004, Gene served as state chair of USA Wrestling of North Dakota; he has been the regional representative for seven states at the national level with USA Wrestling since 2003. USA Wrestling named Gene the National Junior Person of the Year in 2001.
Following the ceremony, the MSU Beavers take on Southwest Minnesota State University at 7 p.m.