Ben Youngs heads ANML wrestling

Maple Lake cross country and track coach Ben Youngs will take over the position of head wrestling coach for the Annandale-Maple Lake Lightning this winter with the resignation of former head coach Jason Bartels.
Youngs comes with plenty of coaching experience. Aside from his current track and cross country duties, he served as the junior high wrestling coach for ANML in 1996-1997, and helped with the youth wrestling program when his own children went through it.
He also wrestled throughout his own elementary and high school career.
“When I heard coach Bartels was leaving, I was worried there wouldn’t be many applicants,” Youngs said. “I met with Jesse Puncochar and we discussed what it would be like if the two of us joined coach Steve Kosloski in the room. I became excited to work with them and also the kids I helped coach in the youth program.”

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