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Friday 4/22 – Eagan vs. South River (Away) – 7PM Kick Off @ Eagan High School
Friday 4/29 – Becker vs. South River (Away)
Friday 5/6 – Albert Lee vs. South River (Home) – 5:30pm Kick Off @ Eagle Ridge Middle School
Friday 5/13 – Edina vs. South River (Away)
Friday 5/20 South River vs. Minnetonka (Home) – 5:30pm Kick Off @ Eagle Ridge Middle School
Friday 5/26 South River vs. Hopkins (Home) – 5:30pm Kick Off @ Eagle Ridge Middle School
Friday 6/3 BYE
STATE TOURNAMENT – Weekend of June 10th!!
My name is Dan Sikowski and I am the High School Boys Head Coach. I got my start competing in organized sports at a young age with wrestling. I attribute much of my success as an athlete, coach, and teacher to lessons learned in the sport; however, during my Junior year of high school, several wrestling teammates convinced me to tryout with the local rugby club. Looking back, this was one of the single best decisions I have ever made. I have since competed with the UW Stout Men’s Club team, the WI U-19 Select Side, the WI U-24 Select Side, and currently play for the Eastside Banshees here in MN. My passion for the sport continues to grow with each passing year.
In addition to rugby, I am also a Technology Education Teacher at Prior Lake High School. After earning a degree from UW Stout in education, I spent several years in central WI teaching and coaching (wrestling, football and of course, rugby.) Among other reasons, moving to MN has availed me additional opportunities to be near the sport of rugby as both a player and coach. Outside of teaching or coaching, students and athletes alike know I enjoy spending time riding motorcycles. When I can’t be found on the open road, I am probably in the shop tinkering away at another custom project.
I approach coaching similar to teaching; I believe learning is fun and have tried to pass that along to the individuals I work with. In the classroom, I do not expect to turn out welders, plumbers, engineers or cabinet makers. I use technology education as a vessel to teach life skills such as problem solving, communication, quality and grit. On the rugby pitch, I want to develop the same characteristics in young athletes. Rugby doesn’t come without dropped passes, bruises, extra conditioning or tallies in the loss column. The experiences, memories and relationships are worth every second and I wouldn’t trade the fun I’ve had around this sport for the world.