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Association Award of Excellence

This award is designed to recognize and reward one association for the overall quality of their association and the service that they provide to MSHSL member schools. Associations who would qualify for this award would have programs in most if not all of the following: Training, Recruiting, Mentoring, Retaining, Service to Schools and/or Conferences; Sportsmanship, Community Service or other special programs.

Criteria for the Award

To qualify for these awards the Association must currently be a MSHSL Charter Official’s Association.

2017 Association of Excellence

Gold Country Wresting Officials 2017 for Mentoring Program

Accepting the award for Gold Country is Ron Ackerman.

The most prestigious award is the Association Award of Excellence, which recognizes one association for the overall quality and service they provide to Minnesota Schools. The 2017 Association Award of Excellence is presented to the Gold Country Wrestling Official’s Association. This 80 -member association is celebrating its 38th year of serving our member schools. They were presented a Citation Award in 2014 for their mentoring program that provides extensive training for both mentors and mentees. Gold Country provides excellent training at the annual wrestling clinic that has been held since 1995. In addition, they actively recruit new officials, and provide services to youth wrestling in addition to the 1100 school matches that they cover annually.