Glazier using state runner-up finish as fuel in pursuit of elusive title

Cole Glazier, a standout Kasson-Mantorville senior, came so close a year ago, falling 4-2 by sudden victory in overtime in a state championship match. He thinks about that match every day.

KASSON — Rarely do 24 hours go by that Cole Glazier doesn’t think about the 2022 Class AA wrestling 170-pound state championship match.

That day, a large portion of the extremely loud Xcel Energy Center crowd was glued to mat No. 3 where the then-Kasson-Mantorville junior and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus senior Connor Tulenchik — the top two ranked wrestlers in Class AA in their weight class — were caught in a classic.

Glazier took a 1-0 advantage with an escape in the second period, and seemed in control.

But Tulenchik used a reversal to grab a 2-1 lead.

Glazier responded again. Fifteen seconds later, he secured a one point-escape with about 15 seconds left to force overtime. Continue reading at →

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