BBE is area’s best state bet

Willmar, United, Paynesville and KMS also are serious state tournament contenders as teams gear up for section meets

In just a month, the field will be set for the state wrestling tournament.

Section meets get underway in mid-February, with team tournaments kicking things off, followed by the individual tournaments.

In the Jan. 12 rankings from The Guillotine, only one West Central Tribune area team is ranked, with Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa coming in fifth in Class A. But, there’s plenty of teams on the cusp of being ranked with Willmar in Class AAA, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo in AA, and Paynesville and Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg in A. Twenty-six area wrestlers are currently ranked, but that could change Thursday when new rankings are released.

The season comes to a head at the Xcel Energy Center, with the team tournament on March 2 and the individual tournament on March 3-4. Continue reading at →