Amateur Athlete: Brock Gutches

ASHLAND, Ore. –┬áJust three years ago, Brock Gutches thought his wrestling career was over. Unsatisfied with the daily grind of NCAA wrestling, Gutches left Boise and returned home. SOU coach Mike Ritchey was happy to bring him on board. “He was excited about it,” said Ritchey. “He felt like it would be a nice balance … Continue reading »

Chertow Camp Returns to SOU

ASHLAND, Ore. – The Ken Chertow Gold Wrestling Camp is back at Southern Oregon University for the second consecutive year. The camp is led by 3-time NCAA champion and former Olympian Ken Chertow. While the camp was directed at young wrestlers, some of the coaches, like SOU wrestler Prescott Garner, benefited as well. Garner is … Continue reading »

Lofstedt’s Historic Career Revisited

ASHLAND, Ore. – Mitch Lofstedt holds nearly every important wrestling record at Southern Oregon University: most career wins, highest winning percentage, most wins in one season and two national championships at the 125 pound weight class. However, it’s not the individual accolades that will stick with Lofstedt after his Raider wrestling career. “I like the … Continue reading »