About Us

Promoting Wrestling is our Game!

Our Approach

Our Story

In 1999, Jon Gums started Dakota Grappler. The vision was to give wrestling a voice, one that was missing by many sports pages, newspaper and many forms of media available. Dakota Grappler was about to give wrestling a powerful voice, give wrestlers recognition they deserve and to provide the wrestling fans a source of wrestling info found no where else. After the first three years covering North Dakota, Dakota Grappler added South Dakota and for 20+ years have brought fans a preview book currently the only one published in any state. In August of 2002 the website was started. Here we are still working on promoting the sport we love most!

Team is Expanding

Currently Dakota Grappler is expanding adding more color commentators! New pictures coming…

Jon Gums

Founder & CEO

Long time Teacher, Wrestling Coach, State Wrestling Broadcaster, ND Hall of Fame Member with the 1988 Wrestling team. Life time wrestling promotor!

Bill Holtan

Newest Team member

Bio Coming

SD Rep

Coaches Live Commentator

Several coming with Bios.

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Jon Gums

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