Apple Valley tips STMA for 23rd state title

Apple Valley wrestling coach Dalen Wasmund had a favor to ask of his team Thursday night.

The Eagles were about to enter a place they were familiar with, the Minnesota Class 3A wrestling championship match, a berth they had gained for 10 consecutive seasons. But for the first time in recent memory, Apple Valley appeared vulnerable to defeat entering the big-school title match against St. Michael-Albertville, the Eagles’ primary nemesis for years.

Wasmund encouraged his team to dig deep, to tap into their inner hero. When the Eagles acquiesced, they amazed even themselves. Continue reading at

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