Bluejay & Lady Jay Athletics
Bluejay Wrestling: Coaching Staff
Robert (Bob) Purcell is a graduate of Bismarck Central in Bismarck, ND. He was a high school wrestling champion and went on to wrestle at Minnesota State University at Moorhead. Coach Purcell was the assistant wrestling coach from 1987 through 1991 at Moorhead University. After receiving his Master’s Degree, he enlisted for four years into the Regular Army as a Combat Medic. In 1996, Coach Purcell worked at an Alternative Native American school in Minneapolis. He was hired as Minnesota West wrestling coach in 1997. Coach Purcell has had eleven All-Americans, three National Finalists, one National Champion, two MCAC Dual Championships, and two MCAC Coach of the Year awards during his career at Minnesota West.
Don Wasmund is going into his 10th year as a volunteer coach for the Bluejay Wrestling team. He is an alumnus of Minnesota West and wrestled for the Bluejays.
Don Hoonhorst wrestled for Worthington Senior High School. He is an alumnus of Minnesota West, Worthington where he wrestled for two years and was an All-American. Hoonhorst went on to wrestle for Moorhead State University. He has been with the wrestling staff for ten years.