Class 2A: Simley starts fast on the way to its fourth state championship in a row

The Spartans scored the first 32 points in their victory over Kasson-Mantorville.

Like his Simley teammates, junior Soren Herzog repeated as a state high school wrestling team champion Thursday when the Spartans defeated Kasson-Mantorville 47-21 in the Class 2A final.

But unlike the rest of them, this year’s title came with a new team for Herzog, whose family moved from Colorado to the Twin Cities this year.

Herzog, who won a 2021 team title with Cheyenne Mountain High School, won his match in the 220-pound weight class by pin in Thursday’s final. The bout came in the final moments of the championship match, after Simley had already clinched the victory to ensure a fourth consecutive state title.

Herzog said this year’s state title was just as exciting as his one last year. Continue reading at →