On Sept. 11th SDUSAW held their annual meeting in Pierre. A new set of by-laws were adopted along with the election of officials. A quick note from the new SDUSAW Chairman Chism Fink: "We had our biggest turnout ever. I think we had twenty people present and four that phoned in for the meeting. I thank everyone who made the long or short trip to Pierre for the meeting, I think we got a lot of good input from a variety of people. SDUSAW will be going through some restructuring that I think will help the organization grow and improve very quickly. There will be a lot coming out in the next weeks, so stay tuned. By the end of this week we will have the minutes from the meeting posted along with the financial report for the year. We will also have a date and location for the state folkstyle tournament set and posted within the next two weeks, along with the qualification process for the Heartland Duals."
Ronna Heaton (Brookings, S.D./Team USA) has been named TheMat.com Wrestler of the Week.
Each week, TheMat.com will select an Athlete of the Week, based upon performance within wrestling for that week. The selection committee will consider any level of wrestling, from youth programs through the Senior level.
Heaton captured a gold medal for the U.S. at the United World Wrestling Cadet World Championships in Sarajevo, Bosnia.