2011-12 Women's Wrestling

2011-12 Coaches
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Tara Sluik - Manager - 4th Season

from Mason City, Iowa  - 4th year college student

This will be my 10th year as a wrestling manager.
7th-8th grade Roosevelt Middle School
9th-12th grade Mason City High School
2008-present at Jamestown College
Practice partner for my younger brother and twin sister since I was little.

participated in a couple weekend meets when I was young.

Major in Fine Arts, concentration in Studio Arts

Major in Secondary and Elementary Education

Minor in Business.

Parents:  Tim and Linda Sluik

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Tony DeAnda - Head Coach - 1st Season

Tony DeAnda grew up in South Sioux City, Neb. His wrestling career took off at Augustana College where he received All-America honors in 1992-93. He was also a five-time Mexican national champion and a three-time U.S. National's place winner. In 2005, he became Real Pro Wrestling's first Champion at 60kg.

DeAnda started coaching in 1996 at Lincoln East High School in Lincoln, Neb. In 2000, he coached at Briar Cliff College, but returned to his alma mater, Bishop Heelan Catholic High School, in 2004. He took the assistant coaching position at the U.S. Olympic Education Center in the summer of 2005 until fall of 2011. In 2010 he conducted an Olympic Solidarity Coaches Seminar for the International Olympic Committee in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  

DeAnda earned a degree in Spanish from the University of Nebraska in 1996. He enjoys playing chess, reading and listening to music.

 United States Olympic Committee      Colorado Springs, Colorado        2001-2005
Resident Athlete Program - U.S. Olympic Training Center
Trained full-time in the sport of freestyle wrestling with the goal of representing the U.S.A. in the 2004 Olympic Games. Followed a strict and strenuous training schedule and competed in various national and international meets for Team U.S.A.
2001-05 Ranked top 10 in USA
2005 Real Pro Wrestling National Champion
2002, 04-05 Three Time National Place winner
2003-05 Three time World and Olympic Trials Place winner
1999-2002, 04 Five time National Champion - Mexico
2003 Pan American Games Bronze Medalist
1999 Competed at World Championship (Turkey)
1995 Academic All-Big Eight


Accomplishments: As a coach
International Olympic Committee (IOC)
2010 Olympic Solidarity Workshop Lead Instructor (Guayaquil, Ecuador)  
 2008 Cadet Pan-Am Championships (San Salvador, El Salvador) Team Champions
2008 Junior Pan-Am Championships (Cuenca, Ecuador)  Team Champions
2009 Cadet Pan-Am Championships (Managua, Nicaragua) Team Champions
2009 Junior Pan-Am Championships (Guadalajara, Mexico) Team Champions
2010 Youth Olympic Games Pan-Am Qualifying Event (Monterey, Mexico) Team Champions
2010 Senior Pan-Am Championships (Monterey, Mexico) Team Champions
2011 Cadet World Championships (Szombathely, Hungary) 1 world Champ & 1 silver medalist     

Danyelle "Dany" Hedin - Assistant Coach - 1st Season

Danyelle "Dany" Hedin



BS in Physical and Health Education


Teaching License:

Michigan Provisional Teaching Certification (PE-K-12 and Health 6-12)


Athletic Honors:

 3x Hawaii Wrestling State Champion,   3x All-American

 Folk-style National Champion, 3x Fila Jr. National Champion

 Sr. Pan American Championship Silver Medalist, Fila Jr. World Silver Medalist

 Fila Jr. World Bronze Medalist, USA Wrestling Athlete of the Week



 USA Wrestling Bronze Certified Coach

 NFHS Fundamentals of Coaching