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Join us as we work to TakeDown Cancer!

If you are part of the wrestling family, you can use the skills and attitude you’ve learned in our sport to make a very large impact. Your team of wrestlers can make an even BIGGER one! Each and every effort on your part matters greatly and will add up over time!


You are joining hands with one of the most highly efficient cancer charities in the country, The Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund, with all Proceeds going directly toward cancer research and and patient aid programs. There are no “middle-men” in the process and no salaries being paid. There are numerous ways you and your team can help. Very simple in design and easy to implement.










Donations Helping Others For Research At Work

Grants given are spent on technology and tools that enhance early detection of cancer, promising new programs that promote research that would help prevent cancer relapses, projects that demonstrate research in the area of cancer, and programs that enhance the lives of Minnesota s cancer community by providing aid and assistance.

Prospective Grant seekers are required to submit a detailed descriptive proposal as well as a budget. Below are some of the different organizations that benifit from TakeDown Cancers fundrasing.

  • The Development of a Novel Technology for the Detection of Prostate Cancer
  • Pre-Clinical Testing of Anti-SEMA4D Antibody Therapy for the Treatment of Pediatric Osteosarcoma
  • Engaging the Natural Killer (NK) Cells of our Immune System to Kill Leukemia
  • Epoxygenase Mechanisms of Breast Cancer Progression
  • Understanding How Colon Cancer Cells Communicate via Tunneling Nanotubes
  • Genomic Profiling for Non-Invasive Screening of Head and Neck Cancer
  • Apheresis Angels Donor Program
  • Development of a Test for Predicting Paclitaxel Response
  • Development of an Anti-CD200R for the Protection of Lymphocytes Entering the Tumor Environment
  • Why are CD8+ T Cells that Re-Express CD45RA Associated with Lymphoma Relapse?
  • Combination Stroma Targeting Therapy in Pancreatic Cancer
  • Epigenetic Regulation of the Tumor Suppressor Gene KCNQ1 in Colorectal Cancer
  • A Precision Genomic Approach for Colon Cancer Characterization Using a Gut Microbiome
  • Illuminight
  • Provide Nutritious Meals for Minnesotans Living With Cancer
  • Investigation into Targeting CK2 in Melanoma
  • Developing a Tool to Predict Outcome and Guide Clinical Management of Endometrial Cancer
  • Recapitulating In Vitro CAR T Cell Development In Vivo Through Vaccination
  • New Non-Toxic Therapeutics for Breast Cancer Patients
  • Provide a Support System for Children with Parents Who Are Affected by Cancer
  • PPB Registry/DICER1 Symposium
  • Camp Victory In Progress
  • Youth Grief Services
  • Mystic Views Adult Cancer Respite Program

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The Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association and the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund are excited to kick off this year of TakeDown Cancer.

TakeDown Cancer, with a few years under our belt, feel that the possibilities of this program are endless. Cancer is a disease that affects most families in one way or another; and the Minnesota wrestling family has an extremely strong group of members that have the potential to make an impact on the fight against cancer.

With a group effort, we can raise thousands of dollars for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund. Donations go directly to cancer research and and patient aid programs. See the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund website for details on the specific beneficiaries at www.randyshavercancerfund.org.

3 Ways To Takedown Cancer.

Host a TakeDown Cancer.

Host a TakeDown Cancer fundraiser event. Dual meet or tournament, very easy to do! Contact us with your date of the event.

Direct Donation.

Direct Donation – simply fill out the Direct Donation form enclose a check, make checks payable to RSCRCF.

Logo & Link Share.

Logo and Link Share – Simply post our logo and link on YOUR website and we will post your logo and link on OUR sponsor page. It’s a win, win, not to mention an easy way for you and your team to build awareness and strengthen the cause.

Hometown Heroes

Get other coaches and parents involved. It’s the “in-season”, so don’t be afraid to delegate. A lot of people are affected by cancer, so it should be fairly easy to find reliable parents to assist.

Competing Teams

Try to get the other competing teams involved. Having more wrestlers and wrestling fans engaged in the process can only help your event be more successful.

T-shirts 4 Athletes

Consider purchasing T-shirts for your starting lineup to wear at the event and encourage the other teams to do so as well. Direct them to the TakeDown Cancer website. Apparel can be customized to specific school colors at no extra charge.

Purchase Merchandise

Purchase the correct amount of merchandise based on the expected number of spectators. If you “over order”, you can always sell the extra articles at a later date.

Donation Basket - Raffles

Some schools have been successful at passing a basket through the bleachers, just as you might find in a church. Or some have done raffles!

Social Media

Utilize social and print media in order to promote your event..

2017-18 TakeDown Cancer Events.

The 2017-18 Minnesota wrestling season has started, we hope to have a list of the participating teams up soon! If you have not signed up your school, please feel free to send us your information. We look forward to a great season!


  • Farmington collecting at all home meets


  • 12th – @ Minnesota Gophers vs Air Force


  • 1st – @ Wauconda High School (Illinois) vs Antioch, Illinois
  • 2nd – @ Winona Invitational
  • 2nd – @ Edina Invitational
  • 2nd – @ New Prague JV/JH Tournament
  • 7th – @ Dist. 196 Eastview, Eagan, Apple Valley, Rosemount
  • 8th – @Lakeville North vs Lakeville South, Faribault, and New Prague
  • 16th – @ STMA Jr. High Tournament


  • 5th – @ Scott West vs STMA
  • 5th – @ White Bear Lake with North, Irondale, Osseo
  • 6th – Norwood Young America High School
  • 7th – Norwood Young America Youth Tournament
  • 9th – Hermantown United Youth Tournament
  • 9th – @ GMLOS vs USC, Westfield (IA) and St. Ansgar (IA)
  • 9th – @ Staples Motley vs Wadena Deer Creek
  • 11th – @ Mahtomedi vs South St Paul
  • 12th – @ Prior Lake vs New Prague
  • 12th – @ Watertown Mayer Quad
  • 13th – @ Watertown Mayer Youth Tournament
  • 18th – @ Foley vs Milaca/Watertown-Mayer
  • 18th – @ New Ulm vs St Clair and St James
  • 19th – @ Howard Lake Waverly Winsted vs BOLD and Spectrum
  • 23rd – @ Thief River Falls with Park Rapids & Dilworth Glendon Felton
  • 23rd – @ Joliet Central vs Romeoville High School
  • 25th – @ Windom Mt Lake Cobras vs. Adrian and Minneota
  • 25th – @ Albert Lea vs Mankato West and Rochester Century
  • 25th – @ Shakopee vs Apple Valley
  • 25th – @ Albert Lea vs Mankato West and Rochester Century
  • 26th – @ Glencoe Silver Lake/LP vs Dassel Cokato
  • 26th – @ Alexandria vs Sartell St. Stephen and Fergus Falls
  • 27th – @ Shakopee Youth Tournament


  • 8th – @ Maple River vs New Richland H-E-G
  • 9th – @ St. John’s University vs Augsburg
  • 9th – @ Elk River vs Annandale/Maple Lake and Totino Grace
  • 9th – @ Albany is hosting the Purple Pride Tournament

Has your wrestling team scheduled an EVENT?

join us today in our FIGHT AGAINST CANCER!

Minnesota Participating Teams.

Below is a list of teams that are either hosting or taking part in a TAKEDOWN CANCER wrestling event. Thank you for your SUPPORT!

  • ACGC
  • Albert Lea
  • Anoka
  • Apple Valley
  • Becker
  • Benilde St. Margaret’s
  • Bloomington Kennedy
  • Blue Earth Area
  • Brainerd
  • Brooklyn Center/Concordia Academy
  • Buffalo
  • Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove
  • Cambridge
  • Canby
  • Cannon Falls
  • Centennial
  • Champlin Park
  • Chisago Lakes
  • Coon Rapids
  • Cretin Durham Hall
  • Dassel Cokato
  • Delano
  • Dover-Eyota
  • Eden Valley Watkins
  • Elk River
  • Fairmont-MCW
  • Farmington
  • FMCC
  • Foley
  • Forest Lake
  • Frazee
  • Glencoe Silver Lake
  • Goodhue
  • Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander
  • Harding High School
  • Hastings
  • HLWW
  • Hopkins
  • Jackson County Central
  • Kasson Mantorville
  • Kerkoven Murdock Sunberg
  • Kimball
  • Lake City
  • LCWM
  • Lesueur Henderson
  • Litchfield
  • Mahtomedi
  • Mankato West
  • Maple River
  • Marshall/Lakeview
  • Medelia-Truman
  • Minneapolis South
  • Minnehaha/DeLaSalle
  • Mound Westonka
  • Moundsview
  • Mpls. Patrick Henry
  • New Prague
  • New Ulm
  • North St.Paul
  • Northfield
  • Norwood Young America
  • Orono
  • Osseo
  • Owatonna
  • Park Center
  • Princeton
  • Prior Lake
  • Redwood Valley
  • River Valely
  • Rochester Century
  • Rochester John Marshall
  • Rochester Mayo
  • Rockford
  • Rocori
  • Rosemount
  • Roseville
  • Sartell
  • Scott West
  • Shakopee
  • Sibley East
  • Simley
  • South St. Paul
  • Spectrum High School
  • St Charles
  • St Clair
  • St Cloud Apollo
  • St Cloud Tech
  • St Francis
  • St James
  • STMA
  • St Paul Central
  • St Paul Humbolt
  • St Paul Johnson
  • St Thomas Academy
  • Stewartville
  • Stillwater
  • Tartan
  • Totino Grace
  • Tri City United
  • United North Central
  • United South Central
  • Wabasha-Kellogg
  • Wabasso-RCC
  • Waconia
  • Waseca
  • Watertown Mayer
  • Wayzata
  • White Bear Lake
  • Willmar
  • Woodbury
  • Worthington
  • Minnesota Gophers

Other Out State Participating Teams.

Below is a list of teams that are taking part in a TAKEDOWN CANCER wrestling event. Thank you for your SUPPORT!

TakeDown Cancer Apparel .

Below is our option for apparel or you can use the TakeDown Cancer Logo in multiple media formats. Please feel free to use for your marketing and fundraising event. Any questions, feel free to contact us.

Swenson Wichmann Athletics.

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TakeDown Cancer Proud Affiliates .

Since 1977, Valley Sports has provided high quality sporting goods and first class customer service in Shakopee, MN. With that Valley Sports proudly joins our battle against cancer.

To ALL of the wrestling teams, parents, sponsors, and coaches participating in TAKEDOWN CANCER…. The Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund is proud to benefit from your efforts! Each of you will contribute to enhancing the lives of Minnesota’s Cancer Community. Thank you for helping us TAKEDOWN CANCER!


We would like to express a heartful thanks to all those whohave donated – Time – Money and Support to TakeDown Cancer. Together we are all working together to help those in the wrestling community like Kyla in battling cancer.

Kyla TomeCancer Survivor

randy shaver cancer research & community fund


Contact TakeDown Cancer.

Have Questions? Need To Register An Event? Or Make a Donation?

TakeDown Cancer, with a few years under our belt, feel that the possibilities of this program are endless. If you have any questions, or would like to help out or donate, feel free to contact us by filling out the information below.

Thank you for support and donations to TakeDown Cancer. If you have any donations and would like to be a part of the wrestling communities TakeDown Cancer mission, please follow the link on the left for our donation form. Again thank you for your efforts in TAKING DOWN CANCER!

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  • Address: Shakopee, Minnesota

    1891 Quail Dr.
    Shakopee, Mn, 55379

  • Phone: 952.239.0421

  • Email: mneu@shakopee.k12.mn.us