Mayo wrestling breaks through, captures Section 1AAA team championship for program’s first state appearance

The Spartans all season believed this was the team to make history and on Saturday, they came through on that promise.

ROCHESTER — For nearly two decades, Art Trimble has watched his baby — the Mayo wrestling program — grow up, molding it to fit a championship caliber program.

It was anything but easy, but at last after many years of hard work, sweat and tears, the Spartans and Trimble have their championship.

Thanks to an impressive performance on Saturday, the Mayo wrestling team is heading to the MSHSL state tournament for the first time in program history after knocking off No. 2 seeded Faribault 37-20 in the Section 1AAA championship dual on Saturday at Mayo Civic Center.

For Trimble, who was fighting tears as he watched most of the young men he had helped introduce to the sport receive their first-place medals, it was more than a special moment. Continue reading at →

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