Moen continues to turn heads with big goals in mind

Detroit Lakes’ Jeffrey Moen is 19-0 and the No. 4 wrestler in his division. After last year’s early exit at the state tournament, the senior is eager for another chance to rewrite history.

DETROIT LAKES — A singular moment lives in the mind of Detroit Lakes senior Jeffrey Moen.

On Mar. 4, 2022, Moen stepped on the mat at the Xcel Energy Center for the first time in a state competition. The heavyweight lasted just over three minutes against St. Paul Como Park’s Aaron Adekplovi before finding himself on his back, staring at the rafters.

Moen still thinks about that moment.

“It sticks with me a lot, actually,” he said. “Even when I don’t wrestle kids who are very good, I always have this thing in the back of my head that they could catch me with something. I don’t want to have that feeling again where I’m looking up at the ceiling thinking, ‘What just happened?'” Continue reading at →