4 straight days of wrestling events and boy did I I sleep well last night!!!!
Day one was Friday with a SSC dual at Eastview. We beat Eastview, who is now ranked #7AAA, 46-22. Our dual record is now 15-6, with 9 of our wins coming over ranked teams.
Day 2 was back at the Eastview Invite on Saturday. We had 5 wrestlers in the Finals and had 12 of 13 wrestlers place in the tournament. The team won the Team Title with 185.5 Team Pts. It was the first Individual Team Title our program has won since the Lakeville Invite in December of 2002. These boys keeping reaching new heights!! Congratulations to Victor Gliva, who won his 100th Career Match on Saturday!
The 9th Grade Team competed in 9th Grade Team State at Hastings on Saturday also. They competed hard and ended up 1-2 on the weekend. All 3 duals were close hard fought duals. Congratulations on a Great Showing!!
Sunday, we hosted a bring 1, bring all youth dual tournament. We had over 50 youth wrestlers competing on 2 dual teams. It was a busy but fun and successful day.
Monday, we hosted the 18 team Region 1 9th Grade League Individual Tournament. It was a great day for our 9th Grade Team. They placed 3rd overall, placing ahead of some very good programs! We also had 8 placewinners.
Three wrestlers qualified for 9th Grade State. Luke Peterson was the Champ at 106, Austin Hamel was the Runner Up at 100 and Zac Janz was the Runner Up at 120. All 3 will compete at 9th Grade State on Saturday January 30th at Champlin Park High School.
Every week I talk a lot about the varsity. But after seeing a lot of the JV and 9th Grade teams compete this weekend, I am excited. The JV wrestlers were awesome on Friday night in beating Eastview. I saw a lot of great technique, that we have been working on in the room, and some great effort.
On Saturday, the JV had more Champs than the Varsity. The Champs were: Avery Filipek, Rylee Raddatz, Xander Hall, Grant Manninen, Merek Reddell, Seth Marshall, & Marshall Heyda.
The 9th Grade team was so much fun to watch on Monday. They all put forth great effort and wrestled some very smart matches. It was great to see them go toe to toe with some very good wrestlers and be very competitive.
We have a very good Senior Class this year, but I feel very good about what we have coming up the pipeline!!!!
Thanks to all the parents who helped with Concessions on Sunday and Monday.
A huge Thanks to Jeannette Davis for putting together the Bring 1, Bring all Tournament on Sunday. It is a lot of work to put that tournament together!!!
Thanks to Jess Vought for finding all the workers for the concessions and gate. Also, for going to Sam’s Club, multiple times, to buy all the food for the concession stand!!!