Krell has made a big push on the wrestling mat for Westfield

BLOOMING PRAIRIE — From the day he started wrestling, Colton Krell always had the desire to find success on the mat and he’s made some big strides over the last two years.

Krell, who will be a sophomore at Blooming Prairie High School this fall, made the Minnesota Class A State Wrestling Meet as a freshman for the Westfield Razorbacks last season and he took fourth place at 160 pounds.

He wasn’t always that successful. Krell had some struggles when he first began wrestling at the youth level and he was just 5-12 overall in his seventh grade season for the BP varsity team.

“My parents got me into [wrestling] at age four and I wasn’t very good. I was really soft and uncoordinated. In fifth grade I got an attitude and in sixth grade I got really strong and I kept getting better and better from there,” Krell said. “In seventh grade I got the crap kicked out of me in every match. I learned to keep my head into it and to keep going and I had a good year as an eighth grader.” Continue reading at www.austindailyherald.com