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Former Aitkin wrestling coach to be honored

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Brainerd MN 506 James St. / PO Box 974 56401

Former Aitkin wrestling coach Noel Bailey will be one of six individuals honored by the National Wrestling Hall of Fame Minnesota Chapter Banquet on April 16.

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Bailey, who will receive a lifetime service award, coached for 35 years, mostly at his alma matter in Aitkin. He compiled a 269-149-1 record and guided the Gobblers to the 1988 state consolation title and 11 district titles. He coached 29 state placewinners and is a member of the MWCA and Bemidji State University Halls of Fame.

Others honored will be Mike Good, Fridley; Doug Dahl, Greenbush; Richard “Dick” Maher , Harmony and Blue Earth; Bill Sutter, Goodhue; and Jeff Swenson, Augsburg.

The banquet will be at the Holiday Inn in Austin. Social hour and silent auction will begin at 4 p.m., dinner at 5 p.m. and program at 6 p.m. 

Tickets may be ordered from Spencer Yohe, chapter president, at syohe@acegroup.cc or minnesotanwhof.ticketleap.com or by calling Yohe (507-495-3213).

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