Shakopee wins state wrestling team tournament in a 3-peat

St. Michael-Albertville’s line-up was stacked down below. Shakopee’s line-up beefed up in the upper weights.

In the end, like a regular season match-up between two of the top teams in the state of Minnesota, the Sabers clinched a third consecutive state wrestling championship with bonus points, a 30-24 score in the Minnesota State High School League Class 3A State team tournament March 25 at St. Michael-Albertville High School.

“It was a surreal feeling. We knew we had it in us. We knew we had to come together. Every person needed to fight for points. It took all 14 guys to win this title,” Shakopee senior Sam Treml said.

Pins from Joey and Tommy Johnson at 195 and 220 pounds pulled Shakopee ahead at 27-24 after St. Michael-Albertville won six of the first seven matches for a 24-3 lead. Continue reading at →

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