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
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
In the last few seconds of his Class 3A state championship match, Sam Brancale had a few final thoughts.
First, with St. Cloud Apollo’s Mitch Bengtson using all 126 of his pounds to hang on for dear life of the match and his state-record 179-match win streak, Brancale panicked. Continue reading at startribune.com
ST. PAUL – He opened the day as the people’s champ. Chase Morlock ended the day as a state champ.
The Moorhead junior ran away – literally – with the 182-pound title following a 7-2 win Saturday in the Class 3A individual competition of the Minnesota state wrestling tournament. Continue reading at inforum.com
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
March 1-3 • Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul
March 1-3, 2012 at Des Moines, IA (Grand View Hosts) Continue reading