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Blaine Wrestling Takedown Club

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YOuth coaching staff


We are here to provide you and your family with the best youth wrestling experience possible! We are proud to bring you a group of highly accomplished coaches. Read the bios below to learn more about your coaches.

Ricky Larson

Head Coach - Youth

Coach Ricky graduated from Spring Lake Park High School with 112 career wins and he was a  3x state tournament participant. His accolades don't end there. He was a 2x Cadet World Team member where he placed both 5th and 7th at the Freestyle World Championships. He also wrestled for the MN Storm for 4 years and placed 3rd at University Nationals.
Ricky is now in his 15 year of coaching. He was the Head Freestyle Coach at N. St. Paul for 2 years, Spring Lake Park Assistant Coach for 1 year, the Anoka Youth Head Coach for 6 years, and the Anoka Freestyle Coach for 3 years. He has been a youth coach for our Blaine wrestling program since 2015. His wrestling and coaching experience is a great asset to the team and he is a great motivator to our youth wrestlers.                           

Haythem Khalil

Head Coach - Freestyle, Greco
Assistant Coach - Youth

Coach Haythem is a Blaine resident who comes from a family of wrestlers. Haythem wrestled for Spring Lake Park High School where he has over 100 wins, was a 2x Section Champion and was named all conference twice. Haythem is a 4x State Freestyle place winner and a 3x State Greco Place winner. Haythem graduated from Augsburg college with a major in international business. After college, Haythem participated in Mixed Martial Arts, and has coached folkstyle and freestyle wrestling at the youth and high school levels. Haythem also brings a diverse background, many years of experience, and great enthusiasm to the North Metro Fury Wrestling Club. 

Ross Lindahl

Assistant Coach - Youth

Coach Ross began wrestling at a young age of 5. He has wrestled at Hercules in Anoka, the Mat Bandits in Coon Rapids, and then with the Champlin Park wrestling program. He began wrestling at Blaine High School as a freshman and graduated in 1999. Ross has both a son and daughter in the youth wrestling program. He is very excited to be a part of this program and can't wait to teach your athlete the sport of wrestling. 

John Krzyska

Assistant Coach - Youth

Coach John is a Blaine alumni, who wrestled for the Bengals from 2006-2010. During high school he also competed in Greco-Roman and freestyle wrestling. After high school, John continued his wrestling career at Concordia College, where he graduated with a degree in accounting and economics. John has been involved in the Blaine youth program since 2010. John is also a volunteer coach for the high school team .In his free time John likes to play golf, spend time with friends and family, and enjoy the outdoors.


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12555 University Ave. 
Blaine, Minnesota 55434

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