Erik Rogness-Head Coach

Phone:(952)556-7301 Email:

Erik Rogness is in his 10th season as head coach at Chaska/Chanhassen in 2023-24. He is the 13th coach in the history of the Chaska/Chanhassen wrestling program, which dates back to 1957.

Rogness also begins his 13th season overall as a high school head coach. He has 131 career victories while coaching 35 individual state entrants, and 11 state place winners. Coach Rogness led the team to their first conference title in school history during the 2014-15 season, adding three more titles in his tenure at Chaska/Chanhassen.

Before coming to the Stormhawks, Rogness coached 3 seasons at Robbinsdale Cooper and attended Saint Cloud State University where he was a 3x Academic All-American, Team Captain, and member of the 2011 National Runner-Up Team. In 2016, Rogness was awarded the SCSU Wrestling Alumni Achievement Award. He lives in Carver, MN with his wife Beth, and son Lincoln.

Trent Butcher-Assistant Coach

Phone: (612) 716-3832 Email:

Trent Butcher is in his 6th season as an assistant for the Stormhawks. Trent is a Stormhawk Alumni, graduating in 2013. He was a 3x state qualifier, taking 3rd his senior season. He is in the top 10 on the Stormhawks All-Time Win list, compiling 124 wins during his high school career.

After graduating from Chaska High School, Trent went on to Southwest Minnesota State University where he was a multiple year starter for the DII Mustangs.

Gary Auer-Assistant Coach

Phone: (952) 556-7535  Email:

Gary Auer is in his 4th season as an assistant coach for the Stormhawks. He is in his 21st year overall coaching. Before coming to Eastern Carver County, Coach Auer was a long time coach for AA powerhouse Foley, MN.

Jonny Zarnke-Assistant Coach

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Jonny will start his 3rd season assisting the Stormhawk Wrestling Program. Jonny was a standout wrestler for the Stormhawk Program and graduated in 2016. He was a team captain and placed 4th in state his junior year, and finished 3rd during his senior campaign. Jonny went on to wrestle at the DIII powerhouse Augsburg and graduated in 2020.

Tim Manning-Assistant Coach

Manning was a three-time undefeated state champion (1981-83) at Vermillion High School in South Dakota, including a Class A record 94-straight victories, and was outstanding wrestler of the 1983 state tournament. He also earned an AAU national championship in freestyle and earned several All-American honors. 

He went on to wrestle at the University of Minnesota, placing at the Big 10 Tournament three times and earning over 100 victories during his career. He was an assistant coach at Minnesota before moving into the private sector.

This is Tim's 2nd season on board with the Stormhawk wrestling program.