Class 1A: Jackson County Central wins state title after eight seasons of waiting

The Huskies finished strong in the semifinals and started fast in the championship match against Royalton/Upsala.

The Jackson Country Central Huskies were determined not to have a repeat of the 2021 wrestling state meet. They didn’t, and it led to a 45-23 victory over Royalton/Upsala in the Class 1A championship match Thursday at Xcel Energy Center.

One year after a late meltdown in the semifinals doomed their chances at a state title, the top-seeded Huskies found themselves in a tight situation against West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville in the semifinals.

Going into the 182-pound match, they led by just two points over a team they expected beat handily. Continue reading at →