Wayne Lexvold runs a dairy farm in rural Kenyon so he is no stranger to hard work.  It's the life he grew up with in Goodhue and those values were passed down to his sons.

Lexvold was named to the HOF for his assistant coaching work at Kenyon-Wanamingo High School.  Seven others from southeastern Minnesota have also been chosen.

Also named to the Hall of Fame this year were former Faribault Falcons wrestler Josh Cagle and Cannon Falls Head Coach Dudley Flodeen.

We will have more information coming soon about Cagle and Flodeen in particular.

Frankly I was surprised that Lexvold had not been named previously.  Wayne has worked with the youth program as well as at the varsity level for over 40 years.

He started coaching at the elementary level for his former Goodhue Head Coach Bill Sutter right after graduating from high school.

When his sons were wrestling at the junior high level Wayne got involved with HOF former K-W Head Coach Matt Ryan.  He also coached with Chad Olson.

Goodhue was a powerhouse when Wayne went to school there and he was a very successful high school wrestler.  He finished with a 91-9 career record and placed third at state when there was one class.

All four sons have been involved in the program and all were standouts in the sport for the Knights.

Son Nathan is currently the Head Coach for K-W.

I am a former basketball player but admire what athletes in wrestling are able to accomplish and how hard they work to get there.

I've always enjoyed talking wrestling over the years with Wayne and Nathan also.

This honor is long overdue in my opinion.  Not only is Wayne good at working with kids on their wrestling moves but he is a great role model for youth.

A dedicated family man who helps instill the value of good sportsmanship.

Congratulations to Wayne Lexvold, Dudley Flodeen, Josh Cagle, Mary Davis, Parker Brand, Shane Masching, Tom Kuisle 2022 Mayo Civic Center Region 1 Wrestling Hall of Fame inductees.

The banquet will be held at Charlie’s Eatery, 1654 US 52 N, Rochester, Minn. on Monday, March 7, 2022

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