On March 20th, the Elk River Wrestling Program hosted the 7th Annual Elk River Old Timer’s Wrestling Tournament and the 3rd Annual Elk River Old Timer’s Wrestling Team Duals at the Elk River High School. This year we had 142 wrestlers compete in the individual tourney and 11 teams of 6 in our team tourney. Just like last year, wrestlers came from all over Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa to compete.
The North Suburban Parochial School League 2002 Wrestling Championships were held on Saturday, March 23 at Totino-Grace High School, in Fridley. Twelve (parochial /private) schools participated in the league this season. Epiphany of Coon Rapids (214.5 pts) ran away with the team title as the “Stars” displayed a balanced team effort placing wrestlers among the top six at 14 of 15 weight classes. St. Odilia of Shoreview (159.5) and Meadow Creek Christian School of Andover (158.5) battled it out for second and third just ahead of fourth place winner, St. Stephen’s of Anoka (150.5). The cooperative team of St. Odilia/St. Johnís won the dual meet title over Meadow Creek/Alliance Academy (43-39) on March 19th at Meadow Creek, with St. Stephen’s finishing third ahead of Trinity at River Ridge, in the dual meet season.