Participants of the Decorah wrestling team included, from left, front row - Tom Knoke, Bryon Bruening, Chase Hubka, Tanner Knutson, Jackson Rolfs, Mason Olsgard, Dawson Holkesvik. Middle row - Counselor John Leibforth, Devin Stortz, Carter Hubka, Joe Knoke, Brendan Numedahl, Miles Wilkie, Corban Rowley. Back row - Garret Wise, Josh Graves, Alec Fjelstul, Carter Zidlicky, Andy Lillegraven, Luke Dixon, Isaiah Mitchell, Coach Jeff Friedhof. (Photo submitted)
Participants of the Decorah wrestling team included, from left, front row - Tom Knoke, Bryon Bruening, Chase Hubka, Tanner Knutson, Jackson Rolfs, Mason Olsgard, Dawson Holkesvik. Middle row - Counselor John Leibforth, Devin Stortz, Carter Hubka, Joe Knoke, Brendan Numedahl, Miles Wilkie, Corban Rowley. Back row - Garret Wise, Josh Graves, Alec Fjelstul, Carter Zidlicky, Andy Lillegraven, Luke Dixon, Isaiah Mitchell, Coach Jeff Friedhof. (Photo submitted)
The Decorah High School wrestling team participated in the 2014 Luther College team wrestling camp in Decorah.
The 2014 Luther wrestling camps, directed by Luther Head Wrestling Coach Dave Mitchell, have grown into some of the largest and most recognized camps in the Midwest. In 2013, more than 1,000 athletes participated, representing nearly 70 teams from seven states.
Recent clinicians have included several Olympians, NCAA champions and All-American wrestlers, including Cale Sanderson, Brandon Slay and Brent Metcalf.
Campers at the 2014 camps participated in team-building activities, intensive “Train Like a Norseman” sessions, technique sessions and live wrestling sessions. The camp closed with an individual tournament.
Alec Fjelstul and Carter Hubka, members of the Vikings wrestling team, earned Wrestler of the Day honors from Luther camp counselor John Leibforth. Leibforth served as Decorah Camp Coach, providing wrestlers with written and verbal feedback throughout the camp.
The Decorah wrestling team is coached by Jeff Friedhof and assistant coaches Gene Adam, Ryan Kittelson and Bruce Sacquitne.