Two state champs keep Pipestone Area dangerous

An extended football season, which culminated in a Minnesota state Class AA championship game at U.S. Bank Stadium, might mean the Pipestone Area wrestling program could start slowly this year. But not to worry: The Arrows are still mighty dangerous.

“I think it’s going to take a while to get our bearings and get our lineups set. But I think by the end of the year we’ll be hard to beat,” said PA head coach Brian Bos, who led the 2016-17 squad to a state Class A team tournament berth.

In looking at area team’s prospects for 2017-18, the Arrows are certainly at or near the top of the list. Bos returns two 2-time state champions — both who waded through last season with unblemished records.

Both are seniors this year. Hunter Burnett, who won the 120-pound Class A title last season, is penciled in at the 132/138-pound range now. Michael Suda, the 126-pound state champ, may wrestle early at 132 pounds before moving down to 126. Continue reading at