The great, Jumpin’ Jim Brunzell spoke at for the Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame on Sunday, November 15th, 2015. This was the second in the Minnesota Legends Speaker Series. Jim came to tell his story and to sign copies of his new book” Matlands”. He started out telling the story of how he got his start, playing football with Greg Gagne and the University of Minnesota. He told many stories of the woes of traveling; being away from your family, always tired, little time to recuperate between matches. Jim is a great speaker and had the lively crowd laughing instantly. The audience asked many questions and knew dozens of his past matches of the High Flyers and the Killer Bees.

The Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame’s mission is to educate, encourage, and motivate our communities to embrace the rich history of amateur and professional wrestling. We will accomplish our mission through online and in person presentations as well through recognitions of individuals’ contribution to the sport of wrestling and our communities as a whole.

The Minnesota Wrestling Hall of Fame is located in the Robbinsdale History Museum at 4915 42 Ave, No Robbinsdale, MN 55422.