Mayo’s first ranking in nearly two decades a testament to years of hard work

ROCHESTER — Even before this season began, the Mayo High School wrestling team wasn’t shy about the expectations it laid out for itself.

With 10 section placewinners returning from last year’s squad, the Spartans fully expect to contend with Northfield and Faribault for a Section 1AAA title.

They are off and running.

The latest evidence comes in the Class AAA state rankings, where the Spartans come in at No. 12 — their first ranking in so long that coach Art Trimble couldn’t even recall.

“It was a long time ago,” Trimble said. “I know we have been in the lean and mean (honorable mention), but it’s been a long time, I mean, I’m not even really sure on that. I know that 2004 team was ranked.” Continue reading at →

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