For more than a decade, Sturgis wrestling was arguably the top program in the state. From 1998-2011, the Scoopers were state champions six times in Class A, five of those coming over the span of six years. They also were runner-up three-times as well over this fourteen year stretch. Longtime Sturgis wrestling coach Steve Keszler and former Scooper wrestlers Seth Lange, Nate Oviatt, Josh Keszler, and Caleb Chapman all joined the program to reminisce about this historic run. 

In The Moment ... January 30, 2019 Show 505 Hour 1

A new wrestling program at Viborg-Hurley is giving more  student athletes an opportunity to participate in a winter sport instead of waiting in the wings to play basketball.

SDPB's Nate Wek visited with people on the team who are relishing in their new-found "playing time."

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 1

SDPB's Nate Wek joins us to talk about the state high school wrestling championships.

Midwest All Pro Wrestling

Dec 4, 2017

In The Moment ... December 1, 2017 Show 231 Hour 1

Midwest All Pro Wrestling recently celebrated its second year as a Sioux Falls based independent wrestling promotion.

Nick Dinsmore, owner and head trainer for Midwest All Pro, stopped by the SDPB studio in Sioux Falls to talk about his successful business that is training area wrestlers for the "squared circle."  Dinsmore still wrestles as "Euguene," a characted with which he gained fame in the WWE.


In The Moment ... February 16, 2017 Show 032 Hour 1

Lulu Garcia-Navarro is the new host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday. She talks with Lori Walsh about taking the helm of a legacy program on NPR, how an intimate conversation creates a driveway moment, and how the role of American journalists hasn’t changed as much as some people think.  

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... February 13, 2017 Show 029 Hour 1

Alan Greene, Founder/CEO of LifeLight Communications, Inc. joins the show.  Last week it was announced that the LifeLight Festival, one of the world’s largest Christian music festivals, will no longer be held annually on a farm near Worthing, just south of Sioux Falls.

Dakota Digest for April 15, 2016

Apr 15, 2016

On this week's episode of Dakota Digest, USD Women's Basketball Coach Amy Williams is the new coach at the University of Nebraska. Also, a Grand Jury has indicted three people related to GEAR UP. All of this and more on this week's Dakota Digest.

Wrestling Volunteers Banned From Future Events

Apr 12, 2016

Two volunteers who made racially charged comments at a youth wrestling tournament in Aberdeen are no longer allowed work future Amateur Athletic Union Events. The comments were captured on a video stream during one of the matches.


South Dakota State University wrestling has officially joined the Big 12. SDSU is one of six schools receiving an invitation, effective for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. North Dakota State, Wyoming, Air Force, Northern Colorado, and Utah Valley are also joining the newly formed alliance. The other schools are Iowa State, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and West Virginia.

The 56th annual South Dakota State High School Wrestling Championship Tournaments take place in Sioux Falls and Rapid City on Friday and Saturday. Over a dozen individual state champions are returning as well as defending team champions Parkston and Aberdeen Central.


World Wrestling Entertainment is coming to the newly constructed Denny Sanford PREMIER Center in Sioux Falls on Saturday, December 20, for a live show . WWE has made multiple trips to the Sioux Empire over the years, but this is their first event scheduled for the new venue. 

Wrestling May Be Eliminated From Olympics In 2020

Feb 27, 2013

Bye is a realtor in Vermillion. In the winter, he serves as head wrestling coach at Vermillion High School.  His Tanagers brought two place winners home from the Class A State Tournament last weekend.  Bye’s nephew, Brett Bye, finished third at 152 pounds—while Regan Bye, the coach’s son, won the state championship at 145 pounds.

Whitney Petitions I.O.C.

Feb 26, 2013

Sioux Falls Argus Leader Sports Editor Stu Whitney penned a satiric open letter to the International Olympic Committee's executive board in response to the news that wrestling will be eliminated from Olympic competition starting in 2020.  Whitney talked about the importance of wrestling as part of an athletic culture in South Dakota and much of the Midwest.