Welcome to the 2024-25


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.


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 patient aid programs. See the Randy Shaver Cancer Research and Community Fund website for details on the specific beneficiaries at www.randyshavercancerfund.org.





    Help us 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. There are numerous ways you and your team can help. Very simple in design and easy to implement.

    Host a Takedown Cancer Event

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

    Direct Donation

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

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    Minnesota Participating Teams

    • ACGC
    • Albert Lea
    • Alexandria *
    • Andover
    • Anoka
    • Apple Valley
    • Becker
    • Bemidji
    • Benilde St. Margaret’s
    • Bloomington Kennedy
    • Blue Earth Area
    • Brainerd
    • Brooklyn Center/Concordia Academy
    • Buffalo
    • Burnsville *
    • Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove
    • Cambridge
    • Canby
    • Cannon Falls
    • Centennial
    • Champlin Park
    • Chisago Lakes
    • Coon Rapids
    • Cretin Durham Hall
    • Dassel Cokato
    • DB-LQPV
    • Delano
    • Dover-Eyota
    • Eden Valley Watkins
    • Edina
    • Elk River
    • Fairmont-MCW
    • Farmington
    • FMCC
    • Foley
    • Forest Lake
    • Frazee
    • Fridley *
    • Glencoe Silver Lake
    • Goodhue
    • Grand Meadow/Leroy-Ostrander
    • Harding High School
    • Hastings
    • HLWW
    • Hopkins
    • Jackson County Central
    • JWPEM
    • Kasson Mantorville
    • Kerkoven Murdock Sunberg
    • Kimball
    • Lake City
    • LCWM
    • Lesueur Henderson
    • Litchfield
    • Mahtomedi
    • Mankato West
    • Maple River
    • Marshall/Lakeview
    • Medelia-Truman
    • Milaca
    • Minneapolis South
    • Minnehaha/DeLaSalle
    • Minnewaska
    • Mound Westonka
    • Moundsview
    • Mpls. Patrick Henry
    • New Prague
    • NRHEG
    • New Ulm
    • North Branch *
    • 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
    • Rush City *
    • Sartell
    • Sauk Rapids *
    • 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
    • St John’s University
    • STMA
    • St Paul Central
    • St Paul Humbolt
    • St Paul Johnson
    • St Thomas Academy
    • Stewartville
    • Stillwater
    • Tartan
    • TMBWWG
    • Totino Grace
    • Tri City United
    • United North Central
    • United South Central
    • University of Minnesota – Gophers
    • Wabasha-Kellogg
    • Wabasso-RCC
    • Waconia
    • Waseca
    • Watertown Mayer
    • Wayzata
    • White Bear Lake
    • Willmar
    • Woodbury
    • Worthington
    • Zumbrota *

    College and Out of State Participating Teams

    • Iowa Hawkeyes
    • Bismark, North Dakota
    • Boyceville, Wisconsin *
    • West Fargo, North Dakota
    • Amery, Wisconsin
    • Ellsworth, Wisconsin
    • Kaukauna, Wisconsin
    • St. Croix Central Schools, Wisconsin
    • New Richmond, Wisconsin
    • Joliet Central, Joliet, Illinois
    • Joliet West, Joliet, Illinois
    • Wauconda High School, Illinois
    • Antioch, Illinois
    • Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado
    • North Dakota State University
    • South Dakota State University
    • Cumberland, Wisconsin
    • University of Illinois *
    • University of Wisconsin – Madison
    • Penn State


    Donations For Research

    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 benefit from TakeDown Cancer’s fundraising.

    • Camp Breakaway – Provide One Week of Camp to Children with Cancer or Life-Threatening Blood Disorders
    • INDY Foundation – Sauk Rapids – Provide Warrior Backpacks to Hold Necessities to Provide Faith, Hope and Love to Cancer Patients Undergoing Treatment
    • Pancreatic & Breast Cancer – Dr. Mereddy – University of MN Duluth – Development of the Drug Candidate MN-D10 for Pancreatic and Metastatic Breast Cancers
    • Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine – Dr. Balfour – University of Minnesota – Vaccine Against the First Human Cancer Virus: Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
    • Brain Tumors – Dr. Low – University of Minnesota – Monitoring Brain Tumor Immunotherapy with High Resolution Deuterium MRI
    • Breast Cancer – Dr. Potter – University of Minnesota – To Support a Phase I Clinical Trial of HCB or and HCB Derivative for Breast Cancer
    • Carcinomas – Dr. Vallera – University of Minnesota – Immuno-Radiotherapy for Carcinomas Using a Pet Dog Model
    • Myelodysplastic Syndrome– Dr. Allred – University of Minnesota – Pre-clinical validation of VISTA CAR-T for the Treatment of Myelodysplastic Syndrome
    • Breast Cancer – Dr. Goetz – Mayo Clinic – The Impact of Z-endoxifen on Immune Function in Patients with ER+ Breast Cancer
    • Breast Cancer – Dr. D’Assoro – Mayo Clinic – Pharmacologic Targeting of Stemness Pathways to Eradicate – Cancer Stem Cells In Metastatic ER+ Breast Tumors
    • Ovarian Cancer – Dr. Moriarity – University of Minnesota – Enhanced Natural killer Cells for Treating Ovarian Cancer
    • Acute Myeloid Leukemia – Dr. Sachs – University of Minnesota – Targeting Human Acute Myeloid Leukemia with TP53 Alterations – A Uniformly Fatal AML
    • Ovarian Cancer – Dr. Geller – University of Minnesota – Detecting Ovarian Cancer by Analyzing Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in Human Breath
    • Prostate Cancer – Dr. Zorko – University of Minnesota – Precision Medicine Signatures Defining Optimal Recipients for TriKE Therapies
    • Pancreatic Cancer – Dr. Yamamoto – University of Minnesota – Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer with the common cold virus (adenovirus)
    • Pancreatic Cancer – Dr. Stromnes – University of Minnesota – Development of a Novel
    • Multiple Myeloma – Dr. Merino – University of Minnesota – Develop a Novel Cell Therapy Product to Cure Multiple Myeloma
    • Osteosarcoma – Dr. Webber – University of Minnesota – Combating Metastatic Osteosarcoma with γδ CAR T Cells Engineered to Augment Endogenous Immune Response
    • Camp Kesem – University of Minnesota – Provide Camp Funding for Children Impacted by Parent’s Cancer
    • Anal Cancer – Dr. Arsoniadis – University of Minnesota – SAVETHEBOTTOMS!!! Increasing Anal Cancer Awareness, Screening and Prevention Among Gay Men
    • Crescent Cove – Brooklyn Center – Cabinets for Medical Prep Room Remodel
    • Cannabis Clinic – Dr. Zylla – HealthPartners Clinic – Correlation of Cannabinoid Concentrations to Effective Dose from Patients Initiating Cannabis Consumption for Cancer-related Symptoms
    • Colorectal Cancer – Dr. LaRocca – University of Minnesota – Oncolytic Adenovirus Combination Therapies for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer
    • Osteosarcoma – Dr. Crane – University of Minnesota – New Approach to Treatment of Osteosarcoma
    • Osteosarcoma – Dr. McIovr – University of Minnesota – Methotrexate-Resistance Genome Engineering for Osteosarcoma
    • Multiple Myeloma – Dr. Merino/Talaie – University of Minnesota – Assessing the Impact of the Bone Microenvironment on Multiple Myeloma
    • Breast Cancer – Dr. Olin – University of Minnesota – Use of a Novel Pan-Immune Checkpoint Inhibitor for Breast Carcinoma CNS Metastases
    • Prostate Cancer – Dr. Trembley – University of Minnesota – Improving Prostate Cancer Survival by Blocking Protein Kinase CK2 Activity
    • B Cell Cancer – Dr. Bachanova – University of Minnesota – Immune Determinants of Cure and CAR-T Therapy for Lymphoma and Leukemia
    • Pancreatic Cancer – Dr. Davydova – University of Minnesota – Toxicology Studies in support of Phase I Clinical Trial of Virus- Based Therapy and Imaging for Pancreatic Cancer
    • Ovarian Cancer – Dr. Bazzaro – University of Minnesota – Restoring Paclitaxel Sensitivity in Chemoresistant Breast and Ovarian Cancer
    • Bladder Cancer – Dr. Ahmadi – University of Minnesota – Identify Patients Who Can Safely Undergo Either Active Surveillance or Non-Surgical Management for Muscle Invasive Bladder Cancer Based on Plasma and Urine Circulating Tumor Cells
    • J.A. Wedum Hospice – Brooklyn Park – Provide Daily Meals to Families of Patients
    • Minnesota Firefighters Foundation – Innotek Grey Preventer Hoods for Protection Against Cancer Causing Agents
    • Breast Cancer Education Association (BCEA) – Roseville – Breast Cancer Awareness & Education to Underserved Communities

    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 your support to TakeDown Cancer! To sign-up your event, please complete the form below and submit. Again, we greatly appreciate your efforts in TAKING DOWN CANCER!

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      Additional Comments


      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.

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      New London, MN 56273

      Phone: 952.239.0421

      Email: wrestling.cc@hotmail.com

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