Stillwater’s Ryder Rogotzke breaks through with his 44th pin, a state record

Ponies’ Hunter Lyden gets his third; Waconia’s Max McEnelly flips over three-peat; Lakeville North’s Zach Hanson scores.

After two consecutive Class 3A semifinal losses, Saturday was the night when everything came together for Stillwater junior Ryder Rogotzke.

Not only did his younger sister Audrey win a state championship, he completed a season of dominance by pinning Prior Lake’s Cole Edwards at 3:48 to win the boys’ 182-pound title at the state meet. It was his state-record 44th pin this season.

“It felt great to finally close out one of the first goals you make when you start wrestling: Win that varsity title,” he admitted. Continue reading at →