The Tigers had another successful showing at the All Force Minnesota Christmas Tournament! We finished in a tie for 7th Place with #1AA Simley with a team score of 113. It is the highest finish and the most team points scored in program history. Last year we finished 12th with a score of 101.5. We also had 5 placewinners, which is the most in program history. Here is a recap of how all of our wrestlers did.
106 – Trayton Anderson finished 6th with a record of 4-3. Round 1 – Bye, Round 2 lost to #2 106AAA Patrick McKee of STMA, then won 4 matches in a row, 3 of the wins were over the #5 and #9 ranked wrestlers from Wisconsin and the #1 ranked wrestler from ND, before dropping his last two matches to #10 106 AA Horsman from Kasson-Mantorville and #6 113AAA Njos from Anoka. Trayton is now 11-3 on the season and ranked #7 at 106AAA.
113 – Tony Jacobson was 0-2 on the weekend with 2 losses by a total of 5 points.
120 – Victor Gliva finished 2nd with a 4-1 record. He won by a 10-4 decision in round 1, a tech fall in round 2 nad by a 3-1 decision in the quarterfinals. In the semi finals he faced off against #2 120AAA Peyton Robb who beat Victor in the State Finals last year. Victor wrestled a great match and beat Robb 5-1. In the finals Victor faced his cousin Jake Gliva, who is the #1 ranked wrestler in AA. Victor came up on the short side of a 4-3 match. Victor is 12-1 on the season and ranked #3 at 120AAA.
126- Skyler Raymond was 1-2. He won a 12-3 major decision before losing 5-1 and an 8-6 3OT thriller.
132 – Griffin Davies was 0-2 on the weekend losing a 3-0 decision and a 6-2 decision.
138 – Jamin LeDuc finished 6th with a 4-3 record. Jamin won his first 2 matches (Tech fall and a decision). In the quarterfinals he lost a 5-2 decision to the #1 ranked 145 pounder in North Dakota. Jamin then won 2 decisions to reach the consolation semifinals. He lost a 4-3 2OT decision in the consolation semifinals to the #1 ranked 138 pounder from North Dakota and then lost a 15-13 OT decision to #5 138 AAA Shilson from Centennial. Jamin is 10-5 on the season and ranked #3 at 138AAA.
145 – Bryan Scavone was 1-2. He lost his first match and then pinned his 2nd opponent, before losing his 3rd match.
152 – Hayden Kendall was 3-2 and one match short of placing. He won his first match before dropping his second match. Hayden then won his next two matches (fall, decision) before losing a 3-1 decision to the #8 ranked 152 pounder in Wisconsin.
160 – Eric Heusbourg was 2-2. His two wins were a :19 second fall and a :36 second fall.
170 – Taylor Venz finished 2nd with a 4-1 record. He won by tech fall in round 1 and by a fall in the round of 16. In the quarterfinals he tech falled the #12 ranked wrestler in Wisconsin and in the semifinals he pinned the #4 AA wrestler in Minnesota. Taylor’s final match pitted him against Apple Valley’s Mark Hall who is the #1 ranked wrestler in the Nation. The match was moved so it was the last and featured match of the finals. Taylor wrestled a good match but came up on the wrong side a 14-5 major decision. He is 10-2 on the season and ranked #2 at 182AAA.
182 – Kyle Heusbourg was 0-2, losing two decisions.
195 – Mason Hawkins finished 7th with a 5-2 record. He lost to the same wrestler from Scott West in the quarterfinals and the consolation quarter finals. Mason’s first three wins were by fall. His fourth win, which got him into the placing rounds was a 2-1 decision over Delich from Eastview who is ranked #2 195AAA. In Mason’s 7th place match he faced Vaith from Hastings who is the #1 ranked 195 pounder in AAA. Mason pinned Vaith in the second period! It was a great weekend for Mason beating the #1 and #2 ranked wrestlers in his weight class. He is now 12-3 and ranked #5 at 195AAA.
220 – Trevor Frost was 1-1. He won his first match, but then lost his second match. We then had to injury default Trevor out of the tournament.
285 – John Johnson was 0-2.
We, as coaches, thought we did not wrestle our best on Friday, but really wrestled well on Saturday! Saturday is the big point scoring day and we steadily climbed the leaderboard all day! The guys wrestled their tails off this weekend and it was noticed by a lot of coaches. I received many compliments from other coaches about how much fun our guys are to watch wrestle! As a coach it is really nice to know the work they have put in is paying off for them.
I would like to thank all of the parents, families and friends who came down to Rochester to support us! It is great to look up and see the big cheering section. Your wrestler may not always thank you, but I know they appreciate it!
We now have 2 weeks before The Clash National Duals right back in Rochester at RCTC. The brackets will be released on Monday December 28th at 6:00.
Here is this weeks and next weeks wrestling weekly: December 21st – January 2nd Wrestling Weekly