Apple Valley makes for scary underdog

In Minnesota, if you ask Class 3A wrestling coaches what team they’re chasing, they likely will respond, “Apple Valley.”

The Eagles have won 10 straight state championships and 23 overall. That commands respect, even if Apple Valley has started this season in an unfamiliar position: looking up.

Apple Valley opened the season ranked behind St. Michael-Albertville, the team it edged out for last year’s state championship, and split a title with two years before. And despite a chain of unprecedented success, Apple Valley coach Dalen Wasmund believes the Eagles are “behind.” Continue reading at