Ryan Johnson Named 2017 National High School Strength & Conditioning Coach of the Year

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Ryan Johnson WHS Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Submitted photo.
Ryan Johnson WHS Strength and Conditioning Coordinator. Submitted photo.

Wayzata, MN: Congratulations to Ryan Johnson for being named the 2017 High School Strength and Conditioning Coach by the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Ryan becomes the 26th recipient of the award, which has been handed out since 1991. Award winners are selected by a volunteer committee, the NSCA’s Coaching Task Force, who determine the winner based on their contributions to the NSCA, their community and the strength and conditioning profession.

Ryan teaches physical education at Wayzata High School and is the strength and conditioning coordinator for Wayzata Public Schools, a position he began in 2000. Wayzata athletics have captured 54 team state titles in his tenure and Ryan works directly with the three-time state champion football program as director of operations and player development. He is a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) and is the Minnesota NSCA State Director. In 2010, he was named the NSCA Minnesota High School Strength and Conditioning Professional of the Year. In 2013, he was named the NSCA State Director of the Year.

A former volunteer firefighter, he also received an Award of Merit from the Minnesota Department of Health and Safety for participation in a lifesaving CPR/AED effort to revive a player that suffered sudden cardiac arrest while at practice. Ryan is a frequent clinician, speaker and his Wayzata Trojan Power program has been visited by over 50 other high school and small college programs. He also volunteered his time in the Rockford School District where he and his wife and four children reside by serving as the Rockford Area Athletic Association President and Youth Football Director.

Congratulations to Coach Johnson for this well-deserved award,” said Scott Caulfield, NSCA Head Strength and Conditioning Coach. “He has changed many lives and exemplifies what it is to be an NSCA professional. We are proud to have him as a member.”

Ryan will receive his award at the 40th Annual NSCA National Conference, which will be held in Las Vegas, NV from July 12-15.

Baseball returns to State Tournament 📹

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Your Wayzata Trojans Baseball team outlasted Hopkins in the Section 6AAAA Championship on Thursday June 6th.


#2 Trojans Baseball team falls to #1 ranked Minnetonka Skippers 9-2

View Dan Gustafson’s photo gallery here: Wayzata vs Minnetonka Baseball.

The #1 ranked 4A Minnetonka Skippers (2-0) jumped all over the defending State Champion Wayzata Trojans (4-1) Baseball team on Friday evening 9-2. Aaron Brush went 4 for 4 with a home run to lead the skippers.

Tonka’s batters had Trojan pitchers Matthew Bohlke (2.3 IP, 6 Hits, 2 Runs, 6.0 ERA, 1 BB, 2 SO) and Alec Lonson (4.66 IP, 9 Hits, 7 Runs, 10.50 ERA, 2 HR, 1 BB, 5 SO) seeking answers.

Scoring for the Trojans were Chad Musser and J.J. Hale on RBI’s from Nicholas Kaye and Danny Deis.

Wayzata is back in action on Saturday at noon versus Rochester Mayo at the Central Middle School ball field. Minnetonka is back travels to Buffalo to play at 4pm at Bentfield Mills City Park.

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Wayzata synchronized swimming has won 10 consecutive state titles

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Check out this video highlighting the Wayzata Synchro team from CCX Media:

The Wayzata synchronized swimming team will try to extend an amazing streak this season. The Trojans will take aim at their 11th consecutive state championship next month and feature a talented and dedicated team who put in a lot of hours in the pool perfecting their routines.

The Trojans clearly are one of the longest running and best dynasties–beating Hopkins 37-8.

School district employee goes all in on the socks

Could not help but laugh at this tweet showing Wayzata School District employee Andrew Hagen representing the Wayzata Trojans with these outstanding socks! Where do you get such great Wayzata Apparel??!!! HA!

Wayzata alum Sarah Burnham continues to have success at Michigan State

Former Wayzata Trojan standout Sarah Burnham continues to have success at Michigan State, shooting 9-under-par last Saturday in the 2nd round of the Big 10 League Tournament. Burnham had been an outstanding member of the Wayzata Girls Golf team.