October 24, 2008
Mankato, Minn. — This year’s Minnesota State wrestling team has high expectations and feel like thereâ€™s nothing holding it back from meeting them.
After finishing last season second in the North Central Conference and also losing out on the national championship by a half of a point to Nebraska- Kearney, coach Jim Makovsky is not looking to repeat last yearâ€™s outstanding performance, but to out do it by reaching the #1 spot.
“Our main mission is to win a NCAA Division II national team championship,â€ Makovsky said. â€œThat will always be our short-range, medium-range and long-range goal for our wrestling program. In addition, we have goals to defend our north region championship and National Dual championship.â€
Makovsky is entering his 16th season as the Mavericks head coach and holds an overall record of 190-65-2 at MSU. He has never finished lower then 17th in the nation and has guided nine of his wrestlers to national championships in his 15 years. READ MORE HERE!