Ridgewater qualifies two individuals to national tournament

The warrior wrestling team competed last weekend in Worthington at the North District national qualifying tournament. The lone champion was Jacob Backlund (Jordan, MN) at 165 pounds. Backlund advanced to the finals with a first period fall. In the finals, he won with a 4-2 decision. Jacob Revier (Olivia, MN) also qualified with a fourth place finish at 157 pounds. He began with a technical fall before dropping a 3-0 loss in the semi-finals. In the third place bout, Revier lost 8-3 but still earned the opportunity to advance to the NJCAA National Championships in Council Bluffs, Iowa on March 1-2.

Others competing for Ridgewater Wrestling were Carston Toedter (Atwater, MN) at 174 pounds, Tristen Todd (Granite Falls, MN) at 184 pounds, and Nick Compton (Albert Lea, MN) at 197 pounds.