Another exciting week in the books!!!
We started off with an exciting dual against #1AAA and #16 Nationally Apple Valley. It was a great dual that came down to the last 2 matches. We had a one point lead with 2 matches to go but ended up losing 38-30. The gym was full, the atmosphere was awesome! I love wrestling in our gym. The boys are competing at a really high level right now and they are fun to watch!!
Saturday found us at the Rochester Century Invite for a looooonnnnngggg day of wrestling!!! Once the final round was over, it was well worth the wait. We ended up with 6 Finalists and 5 Champions at the Varsity Level and 6 JV Champions! The JV Champions were Chris Erickson, Merek Reddell, Nick Hawkins, Jack Fredrickson, Seth Marshall and Luke Weierke.
On the varsity side Trayton Anderson won the 106 lbs. Championship, by wrestling 2 barn burner matches, one in the semis and then again in the Finals. He beat #5 106A Caleb Clobes from LCWM 9-7 by getting a TD and back points in the last 7 seconds of the match in the semis. In the finals he came storming back from a 6-0 deficit in the 2nd period to beat #4 106AA Holden Youngs from ANML 11-8 with a TD and back points in the last 15 seconds of the match. The Title was Trayton’s first Varsity Individual Tournament Title. Trayton had a great day!!!!
Tony Jacobson won the 113 lbs. bracket in dominating fashion by pinning his way to the Championship. It was Tony’s first Varsity Individual Tournament Title. Congratulations Tony!!!
Skyler Raymond made the drop to 120 this week and did it pay off! He won the 120 lbs. bracket, by pinning #9 120AA Reed DeFrang from PEM in the semis and then beating #5 120AA Quinn Youngs from ANML in the finals. Skyler secured back points in the final 20 seconds of his finals match to win it!!
Taylor Venz was the Champ at 182. He beat #6 182AA Corey Schmidt from ANML by a 14-4 major decision in the finals. Taylor is really wrestling in dominating fashion right now.
Our final Champ was Heavyweight Trevor Frost. Trevor pinned his first opponent and then won by a 13-1 major decision in the finals!!! The Title was Trevor’s first Individual Tournament Title!!! Congrats Trev!!
Jamin LeDuc placed 2nd at 132. He pinned his first round opponent to record his 50th Career Pin and then won by decision in the semis. In the finals he lost an 8-7 decision to #2 132AA Tanner Vassar of ANML. Congratulations to Jamin on your 50th Career Pin!!
220 pounder John Johnson placed 5th, with a 2-1 record. John is really improving!!!
Xander Hall made his varsity debut at 170 and he made it count! Xander placed 5th with a 3-1 record. He recorded his first Varsity Career Fall and First Varsity Career Individual Tournament placing!!
Senior Wrestlers Taylor Venz, Victor Gliva and Jamin LeDuc were all Ranked as one of the Top 20 Senior Wrestlers in Minnesota. Taylor is #7, Victor is #11 and Jamin is #18. There hard work and dedication to their careers is being recognized!!! Congratulations to those 3!!!
Here is this weeks Wrestling Weekly.
Doesn’t get any easier this week as we host #6AAA Shakopee on Thursday! JV at 5:30, Varsity at 7:00.