Former Owatonna Coach to Enter Hall of Fame
Jeff Becker, a former longtime assistant wrestling coach at Owatonna, will be inducted into the Region One-Mayo Civic Center Wrestling Hall of Fame Monday, March 5. The banquet will be held at Charlie's Eatery on Highway 52 North in Rochester in the Hillcrest Mall. Social time begins at 5:30PM. The program begins at 6PM. Call for tickets at 507-358-7075. Tickets will also be at the door.
Becker was Scot Davis' assistant in Owatonna from 1991 though 2011, during which time the Huskies won state titles in 1998 and 2005, and went to state ten times. Becker also coached with Davis at Eden Prairie for a few years. Becker was named the 2017 National Assistant Coach of the Year by USA Magazine. On the mat, Becker was St. Michael-Albertville's first state championship wrestler.
The Guillotine wrestling website reports that seven members will be added to hall. Dave Schulte coached La Crescent for more than 25 years. Kasey Meiners was the all-time wins leader at Caledonia. Zach Sanders won five state titles while competing for Wabasha-Kellog. Craig Campbell was an official for nearly 30 years. Wrestling contributors Mike Busch and Spencer Yohe will also be inducted.