Longtime youth wrestling coach Larry Hovden will enter the Mayo Civic Center Region 1 Wrestling Alumni Hall of Fame in February.

Hovden is also a longtime wrestling announcer on KRFO radio. He has served about 30 years as a junior high and youth coach. Hovden also leads the freestyle and Greco-Roman programs. He is also a previous winner of the National High School Assistant Coach of the Year award.

The ceremony is Monday, February 29, at the Marriott in downtown Rochester. A social time will be held from 5:30-6:30PM, with dinner and program at 6:30PM. For ticket information call (507) 358-7075.

Others to be inducted that night include the Kuisle family of Stewartville for how much they have given back to wrestling since their competition days. Jim Slifka was a 35-year veteran coach for Medford and is already a member of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Associaton hall of fame.

The Owatonna High School team host No. 1AA Kasson-Mantorville on Thursday at 7PM and are hosting Takedown Cancer to raise money to help a local family. OHS travels to Albert Lea on Saturday. The varsity start time for Saturday has been changed to 5PM with radio coverage on Kat Kountry 105FM.

Roy Koenig, Townsquare Media