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Report: Twin Cities mom punches wrestling coach during meet

Police were called last week to Woodbury High School after the parent of a high school wrestler allegedly slugged a coach.

According to a Woodbury police report, the incident occurred Jan. 26 during a varsity wrestling match between Stillwater and Woodbury high schools.

The victim, an assistant Stillwater High School wrestling coach, told police that a female parent had been interfering with wrestlers during the meet. He later told woman that "the bench is no place for parents," according to the report. The woman responded by punching him twice in the face, the coach reported.

The woman was believed to be the parent of a Stillwater varsity wrestler.

The coach didn't report any injuries. Police were unable to locate the suspect. The report said Woodbury's athletic director was advised of the situation and that the school would "follow up accordingly."

Mike Longaecker
Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker
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