Simley’s Short earns his place in family lore

Simley’s Jake Short wrestled two opponents in Saturday’s Class 2A 145-pound finals and beat them both. He pinned Tim Ostby of Morris/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta at the state meet in Xcel Energy Center for this third consecutive individual championship.

And he emerged from the shadow of his celebrated wrestling family, becoming the first member of the clan with three titles. Continue reading at startribune.com

A state champ Lexvold puts wrestling family in the record book

In eighth grade, Mitchel Lexvold took stock of the records and honors accumulated by his wrestling-mad brothers and asked a legitimate question.

“I wanted to know if there was a record for the number of wins for brothers,” he said. “I didn’t know if they kept records like that or not.” Continue reading at startribune.com

Gophers Lead B1G Championships After Day 1

Minnesota has 117 team points, Iowa 112.5 and Penn State 111

After trailing by 19.5 points at the conclusion of the morning session, the top-ranked Minnesota Golden Gopher wrestling team kicked it up a notch in the afternoon session. The Gophers lead the overall field with a team total of 117 points. Iowa sits in third with 112.5 points and defending champion Penn State has 111 points. Continue reading

High School Milestones – Saturday, March 3, 2012

  • 152nd Win (school record) – Jordan Chouanard, Aitkin, 12th, 152 lbs
  • 150th Win – Josh VanOverbeke, Minneota, 12th, 220 lbs
  • 75th Pin – Tyler Jakes, Mankato West, 11th, 182 lbs
  • 100th Win – Christopher Zimmer, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis, 195 lbs
  • 100th Win – Hunter Retzlaff, Saint Peter, 10th, 126 lbs
  • 100th Win – Ben Brancale, Eden Prairie, 9th, 120 lbs
  • 60th Win – Colton Vekved, Becker, 11th, 145 lbs