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I was born in Winner, SD on June 22, 1972.  I am the second oldest of 5 siblings:  Lisa, (46), Myself (44), Gail (39), Phillip (34), and Mary (31).  My parents, Bill & Kris Ringstmeyer live on a farm near Winner, SD.

Lisa is married to Tony Dorschner, and they live in Pierre with their two children AJ & Haley.

Gail is married to Derris Buus, they have 3 kids:  Taylor, Torre, and Tyan.  Taylor is attendng BHSU

Phillip is also married to Kendra (Muhs), and they have twin girls:  Kali & Dani, and another daughter Kori

Mary recently graduated from Black Hills State University and works at the Silverado/Franklin in Deadwood.

As for me, I graduated from Winner High School in 1990, from there I went to South Dakota State University where I majored in Health, Physical Education, and Recreation and Geography Education.  I also was a 3 time letter winner for the Jackrabbits' Wrestling Team where I earned Academic All-American honors for the 1994-95 season.

After graduating from SDSU in December of 1996, I took a teaching and coaching job at Bon Homme High School in Tyndall, SD for two years.  I enjoyed teaching American History and Freshman Phys. Ed. there.  I was also the assistant wrestling coach for the 1997-98 wrestling team that finished second in class B wrestling.  The second year I was the Head Coach, and we finished 13th.  I also coached junior high football.  The highlight of that was beating Vermillion in the 8th grade game 3-0 in 1998, and then going on to beat Yankton a week later.

In the Spring on 1999, I was hired by United South Central School District in Wells, MN to teach senior social studies and to coach freshman football and varsity wrestling.  This was a challenge that I enjoyed, and I learned a lot from this experience.  Most importantly, I made several new friends in a new place that I was not familiar with.

In the Spring of 2001, I was given a job teaching Middle School Science for the Winner School District in Winner SD.  My duties also included coaching MS football and HS Wrestling.

In the summer of 2006 I made the move further west to Hot Springs, SD.  It has been a lifelong dream of mine to live in the Black Hills, and I am definitely making the most of it.

Shortly after the move to Hot Springs, I met Nina Doyle, who teaches in the SPED department.  We hit it off very well right from the start, and we had a beautiful lake-side wedding on August 30 of 2008:








I the time since we've been married, we've moved out closer to the beautiful location of or wedding.  We have 2 beautiful children Layton (5), and Willa (1).  Layton is a kindergarten student at Bethesda Lutheran School and enjoys pretty much all the things I do (Proud dad moment), and Willa has me completely wrapped around her finger.


With the (limited) extra time I have I enjoy hunting, golfing, and I recently renewed my childhood hobby of fishing.  On my days off, I help out on the family farm which is 2 miles east of Winner, SD.

Of all the things I do, I devote most of my time to wrestling.  Some call it fanatical, but to me, wrestling IS the greatest sport in the world, not only because of its qualities as a sport, but also the life lessons young athletes can learn from going through something so challenging.

"Keep Wrestling"

"Work Hard, Stay Strong, Live Long"

Please view my personal photo gallery as I try to keep it updated with interesting pictures of everything I do.

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