Ryan Voz Named as President/Commissioner of the NWL

Voz is a 22-year veteran of the League and is currently owner of the Willmar Stingers

Rochester, Minn. – Ryan Voz, co-owner of the Willmar Stingers, has been named as the 4th President/Commissioner of the Northwoods League.  Voz, who has spent 22 years in the Northwoods League, started as an intern with the St. Cloud River Bats in 1998, was General Manager of the Alexandria Beetles from 2001-06 and was Northwoods League Executive of the Year in 2002.  He, along with Marc Jerzak, have owned and operated the Willmar Stingers since 2010, winning the League’s Organization of the Year award in 2010. Ryan will continue to operate the Stingers, along with Jerzak, on a day-to-day basis.

“We are excited to welcome Ryan to the front office of the Northwoods League. No one is more qualified for this position with his experience and successes throughout the evolution of the League,” said Northwoods League Chairman, Dick Radatz, Jr.

Voz, currently the Affiliates Committee Representative on the Northwoods League Board of Directors, will be relinquishing this position, effective immediately.


The Northwoods League is the proven leader in the development of elite college baseball players. Having completed its’ 27th season, the Northwoods League is the largest organized baseball league in the world with 22 teams, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. A valuable training ground for coaches, umpires and front office staff, over 245 Northwoods League players have advanced to Major League Baseball, including three-time All-Star and 2016 Roberto Clemente Award winner Curtis Granderson, three-time Cy Young Award winner and World Series Champion Max Scherzer (WAS), two-time World Series Champions Ben Zobrist (CHC) and Brandon Crawford (SFG) and World Series Champion Chris Sale (BOS). As well as 2019 Rookie of the Year and Home Run Derby Champion Pete Alonso (NYM) and MLB All-Star Jordan Zimmermann (DET). All league games are viewable live via the Northwoods League website. For more information, visit or download the Northwoods League Mobile App on the Apple App Store or on Google Play.