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All practices are held at
The Shop - Performance Training
15400 Minnetonka Industrial Rd
Minnetonka, MN 55345

Goals for the program

  • Grow the sport of Wrestling in the western suburbs
  • Introduce the sport to new athletes and families
  • Build a community of wrestling from youth to high school in Minnetonka
  • Promote multisport athletes
  • Build character.  Your son or daughter will be challenged by this sport. "Win with humility, lose with grace, and do both with dignity."

Contact Us

Tonka Youth

Phone: 612-545-7748

Tonka Wrestling Apparel Store Now Open!

2024-25 TBD

Tonka Wrestling will primarily use the SportsEngine app for all team communication and calendar updates.  

Additionally, coaches will send out weekly updates on upcoming events, notes from practices, and/or talking points for parents and athletes to work on or discuss at home.

Each season includes a Tonka Wave Wrestling t-shirt. 
The season fee is for practices and training only.  Tournaments are an additional cost ($15-20 per tournament). Singlets are available to borrow for tournaments or you can purchase a singlet directly through a recommended online store.

  • "Tonka Wave is where I met lifelong friends and learned how to develop into a State Champion wrestler, I have so many good memories from my youth training and tournaments." Marco Christiansen, 2023 MN High School State Champion & USA Wrestling All-American


  • State Champion for Prior Lake High School
  • 2x All American for Luther College
  • Coach since 2022
  • Married to Sarah and father to Logan and Griffin (K and 3rd Grade)
  • Vice President of Benefits Consulting at USI Insurance

Lonnie Welsh

  • State place winner for Apple Valley High School
  • Jr National Freestyle All-American
  • Coach since 2022
  • Married to Nickie and father to Adeline and George (PreK and 2nd grade)
  • Occupation is Enterprise Partnerships at Vertical Insure

Program Goals & Philosophy

We look to follow the Athlete Development Model and Coaching plans put out by USA Wrestling as much as possible.  We will present this information during the parent meeting, and throughout the season, but please check this out directly on the USA Wrestling website (links below).

This is a nonprofit organization run by volunteers and donations. We organized this team to support the sport and introduce it to new families.  If your athlete is going above and beyond our goal is to support them while we can and provide guidance towards their next steps in their wrestling career - be it with Tonka or with other programs more dedicated to training at a higher level.

The Registration "Tonka Youth" is not currently available.