3A championship notes: Reid Ballantyne wins fourth state title; Shakopee wrestlers overcomes odds to win first

Stillwater junior Reid Ballantyne slumped in a folding chair underneath the stands at the Xcel Energy Center, a sore left knee in no way diminishing his enjoyment at just having joined one of state wrestling’s most exclusive clubs.

A 6-0 victory over Shakopee’s Ben Lunn at 132 pounds was Ballantyne’s fourth state championship match victory, making him the 27th wrestler in state history to win at least four. (A few minutes later, Kasson-Mantorville’s Patrick Kennedy made it 28.)

“I tweaked it,” Ballantyne said of his knee. “But the only thing it could do is hurt more, so just keep going, I guess.” Continue reading at mnwrestlinghub.com

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