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History and Looking Back

Chub Stewart

April 3, 2024

Over time we lose those close and important to us. It is a time of sadness but also a time to reflect. The recent loss of Howard “Chub” Stewart strikes numerous emotions for me – mostly of gratefulness and honor. READ MORE

Looking Back - Sports ETA releases its “State of the Industry” Report for the $91.8 Billion Sport Tourism Industry

October 3, 2023

“Our annual State of the Industry report shows that the sport tourism industry has an economic impact of $91.8 Billion supporting 635,000 jobs in our member communities across America,” said Al Kidd, President & CEO of Sports ETA. READ MORE

Rochester Sports Banquet a Success!

April 10, 2023

The Rochester Sports Banquet, hosted by Rochester Sports and sponsored by ONB Bank, was successfully held on January 16th, 2023. Area athletes, teams and coaches were honored before a packed house and the Rochester Event Center. READ MORE

Clash Wrestling Tournament

March 31, 2023

The Clash Wrestling tournament - created as a holiday wrestling tournament where the top teams from across the US came to see how they ranked against other national powerhouses in a team dual format - was first held in 2003 at the RCTC Fieldhouse. It eventually grew to be the premier team high school tournament in the country. Thanks to a dedicated group of wrestling volunteers - it has now hit its twentieth year. However, rather than being held in Rochester where it was created, it is now held in Lacrosse Wisconsin due to venue relationship issues here in Rochester. It belongs back in Rochester! READ MORE

World Tug of War held in Rochester MN 1999 and 2004

March 31, 2023

Looking Back: Rochester was host of the 2004 World Tug of War Championships! READ MORE

Kreg Kauffman Profile

March 2, 2023

In 1995, Kreg Kauffman—trial lawyer and sports enthusiast—accepted his first traumatic brain injury case and began working regularly with people with disabilities and traumatic brain injuries. READ MORE