To the Editor,

I would like to thank the NYM Eagles Wrestling Family, and all individuals involved in the decision to name the NYM Wrestling Room after myself and my family. I would also like to thank all the people who have reached out with kind compliments and congratulations. It is an amazing honor of which I am extremely humbled and proud at the same time.

To be a coach, the wrestling room is where the heartbeat of the program is nurtured. It is the space where young athletes are introduced to our amazing sport and even more amazingly the NYM Eagles Wrestling Family. It is the space where beginner wrestlers learn the very basics and varsity-level wrestlers hone their skills to be the best they can be.

To be identified with the wrestling room is an amazing honor.

Forever grateful,

Richard Ericksrud

New York Mills Eagles Wrestling Coach, Retired