High School Milestones – Tuesday, December 6, 2022

150th Win – Zak McPhee, Proctor-Hermantown, 11th, 182 pounds
150th Win – Cooper Ochsendorf, Maple River/USC, 12th, 182 pounds
50th Pin – Zach Remer, Mille Lacs, 10th, 120 pounds
50th Pin – Alex Schuh, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 11th, 145 pounds
75th Win – Jack Schoenborn, Milaca, 12th, 145 pounds
75th Win – Chase Irlbeck, Wabasso, 12th, 182 pounds
75th Win – Logan Lee, New Ulm Area, 11th, 138 pounds
60th Win – Nic Willhite, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton, 12th, 285 pounds
25th Pin – Evan Walter, St. Peter, 10th, 138 pounds
50th Win – Logan Ash, Milaca, 12th, 285 pounds
50th Win – Carter Adickes, Mille Lacs, 9th, 132 pounds

No easy road for Willmar

Ranked Cardinals look to be battle-tested throughout ‘the 22-’23 season

WILLMAR — The Willmar wrestling team isn’t going to make anything easy on itself this season.

The standards remain high for the Cardinals. They are ranked 12th in the Class AAA preseason poll in The Guillotine, a statewide wrestling publication. Willmar’s looking to win its 10th straight Central Lakes Conference championship and extend its 73-dual match win streak in the CLC.

And along the way, they’ll wrestle high-caliber teams with the goal of making a state-wide impact.

“We have a whole bunch of tough matches scheduled for our guys,” said Willmar head coach Ed Oehlers. “We stuck in some duals that have a good balance and have tough teams like ours.” Continue reading at wctrib.com →

Glazier using state runner-up finish as fuel in pursuit of elusive title

Cole Glazier, a standout Kasson-Mantorville senior, came so close a year ago, falling 4-2 by sudden victory in overtime in a state championship match. He thinks about that match every day.

KASSON — Rarely do 24 hours go by that Cole Glazier doesn’t think about the 2022 Class AA wrestling 170-pound state championship match.

That day, a large portion of the extremely loud Xcel Energy Center crowd was glued to mat No. 3 where the then-Kasson-Mantorville junior and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus senior Connor Tulenchik — the top two ranked wrestlers in Class AA in their weight class — were caught in a classic.

Glazier took a 1-0 advantage with an escape in the second period, and seemed in control.

But Tulenchik used a reversal to grab a 2-1 lead.

Glazier responded again. Fifteen seconds later, he secured a one point-escape with about 15 seconds left to force overtime. Continue reading at postbulletin.com →

SMSU Wrestling to host Military Appreciation Night on Friday for home opener

MARSHALL, Minn. – The Southwest Minnesota State University Athletics Department will be hosting Military Appreciation Night during the Mustang wrestling home opening dual versus Northern State on Friday, Dec. 9, inside the PE Gym starting at 7 p.m.

As a show of support from SMSU, all military personnel—active, retired, or reserve—will receive a free general admission ticket to the match with identification or proof of service.

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