ROCHESTER — Cole Glazier finally has his Santa hat.
After years of coming so close, including a second-place finish at last year’s Minnesota Christmas Tournament, the Kasson-Mantorville senior snagged the long-awaited prize given out to the winners of the prestigious tournament with what assistant coach Jamie Heidt called a “dominant performance” in the title 170-pound title match.
Glazier controlled throughout, securing a quick takedown, before showing off his skills by riding out a 5-3 victory by decision over three-time state medalist Jed Wester of St. Michael-Albertville on Saturday at the Mayo Civic Center.
Although Glazier admits he would have loved for this to have been his second or third Minnesota Christmas Tournament title, he’s more than proud to bring home another Santa hat to the Glazier household. Continue reading at postbulletin.com →
The 35th MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament gets underway Friday in Rochester, Minn.
The MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament is Minnesota’s premier in-season high school wrestling event. The tournament has a rich history, with many past participants going on to achieve success at the highest levels of college and international wrestling.
Brandon Paulson (Anoka), a 1996 Olympic silver medalist in Greco-Roman, won titles in 1989 and 1990. Olympic champion Gable Steveson claimed three Minnesota Christmas Tournament titles. Mark Hall (Apple Valley), a three-time NCAA finalist and 2017 NCAA champion for Penn State, holds the record for the most Minnesota Christmas Tournament titles with six. Brady Berge (Kasson-Mantorville), a three-time NCAA qualifier for Penn State, captured five titles.
Twin brothers Troy and Terry Steiner (Century, N.D.), both NCAA champions at the University of Iowa, competed in the inaugural event in 1987 and won titles at 119 pounds and 126 pounds, respectively.
Two collegiate wrestlers from Penn State currently ranked No. 1 by The Open Mat, Roman Bravo-Young (Sunnyside) and Greg Kerkvliet (Simley), are past Minnesota Christmas Tournament champions. Continue reading at matboss.com →
MINNEAPOLIS – The high school wrestling season is back in swing here in Minnesota, and with it comes new and improved changes to the state’s premier prep invitational as announced by the Gopher Wrestling Club on Friday.
Gopher Wrestling Club is happy to announce that MatBoss has signed to be the official title sponsor of the event starting in 2022, as the tournament will now formally be known as the MatBoss Minnesota Christmas Tournament.
MatBoss is a wrestling stats digital app created by coaches for coaches that integrates wrestling stats directly into the video you record for each match. Developed in 2013, MatBoss was born with the vision to provide an all-inclusive tool for wrestling to aid coaches in creative more successful wrestling teams, working with thousands of high school and college programs across the country.
106 1st Place – Jore Volk of Lakeville North 2nd Place – Landon Robideau of St. Michael-Albertville 3rd Place – Koy Buesgens of New Prague 4th Place – Zach Tracy of Scott West 5th Place – Zachary Silvis of Park 6th Place – Greyson Clark of Kaukauna 7th Place – Jeremiah Vanacker of Forest Lake 8th Place – Parker Kratochvill of Holmen 1st: Jore Volk (Lakeville North) 11-0, So. over Landon Robideau (St. Michael-Albertville) 15-1, 7th. (Dec 2-0) 3rd: Koy Buesgens (New Prague) 11-1, Fr. over Zach Tracy (Scott West) 8-3, So. (MD 11-0) 5th: Zachary Silvis (Park) 11-4, So. over Greyson Clark (Kaukauna) 9-4, Fr. (Dec 7-0) 7th: Jeremiah Vanacker (Forest Lake) 9-3, Sr. over Parker Kratochvill (Holmen) 11-5, So. (Dec 9-4) 113 1st Place – Cruz Aguilar of Edmond Memorial 2nd Place – Blake West of Shakopee 3rd Place – Zach Hanson of Lakeville North 4th Place – Reid Nelson of Simley 5th Place – Parker Janssen of St. Michael-Albertville 6th Place – Hunter Frost of Farmington 7th Place – Chris Moore of Aurora (A. Christian) 8th Place – Jacob Aho of Forest Lake 1st: Cruz Aguilar (Edmond Memorial) 5-0, . over Blake West (Shakopee) 15-1, Jr. (MD 13-4) 3rd: Zach Hanson (Lakeville North) 13-1, Fr. over Reid Nelson (Simley) 13-4, Jr. (Dec 3-0) 5th: Parker Janssen (St. Michael-Albertville) 16-2, Fr. over Hunter Frost (Farmington) 15-6, So. (Dec 8-2) 7th: Chris Moore (Aurora (A. Christian)) 15-3, Fr. over Jacob Aho (Forest Lake) 11-4, Fr. (Fall 1:53) 120 1st Place – Joey Thompson of Totino-Grace 2nd Place – Maxwell Petersen of Byron 3rd Place – Matt Hogue of Stillwater 4th Place – Joel Mylin of Aurora (A. Christian) 5th Place – Jaden Verhagen of Kaukauna 6th Place – Colby Dunkel of New Prague 7th Place – Cal Lonnquist of Wayzata 8th Place – Yves Evillard of Owatonna 1st: Joey Thompson (Totino-Grace) 15-1, Sr. over Maxwell Petersen (Byron) 12-1, So. (Dec 10-6) 3rd: Matt Hogue (Stillwater) 12-1, Jr. over Joel Mylin (Aurora (A. Christian)) 14-4, Jr. (Fall 3:32) 5th: Jaden Verhagen (Kaukauna) 11-3, Sr. over Colby Dunkel (New Prague) 12-3, Sr. (Fall 5:19) 7th: Cal Lonnquist (Wayzata) 14-3, Fr. over Yves Evillard (Owatonna) 4-4, . (Fall 1:01) 126 1st Place – Derrick Cardinal of Forest Lake 2nd Place – Pierson Manville of Shakopee 3rd Place – Chase DeBlaere of Simley 4th Place – Javon Taschuk of Stillwater 5th Place – Kyler Wong of Wayzata 6th Place – Joey Novak of New Prague 7th Place – Brendan Howes of Anoka 8th Place – Mason Campshure of Kaukauna 1st: Derrick Cardinal (Forest Lake) 13-0, Jr. over Pierson Manville (Shakopee) 20-2, 8th. (Inj. 0:00) 3rd: Chase DeBlaere (Simley) 15-2, Jr. over Javon Taschuk (Stillwater) 11-3, Sr. (Dec 5-1) 5th: Kyler Wong (Wayzata) 14-2, Fr. over Joey Novak (New Prague) 12-3, Fr. (SV-1 6-4) 7th: Brendan Howes (Anoka) 14-2, So. over Mason Campshure (Kaukauna) 9-4, Sr. (Fall 3:26) 132 1st Place – Reid Ballantyne of Stillwater 2nd Place – Ben Lunn of Shakopee 3rd Place – Cameron Johnson of Aurora (A. Christian) 4th Place – Jager Eisch of Kaukauna 5th Place – Cameron Davis of Albert Lea Area 6th Place – Nick Lattery of Coon Rapids 7th Place – Bailey Poellinger of Ellsworth 8th Place – Dan Vanacker of Forest Lake 1st: Reid Ballantyne (Stillwater) 12-1, Jr. over Ben Lunn (Shakopee) 19-1, Sr. (Dec 6-5) 3rd: Cameron Johnson (Aurora (A. Christian)) 14-1, Sr. over Jager Eisch (Kaukauna) 12-2, Jr. (Dec 7-1) 5th: Cameron Davis (Albert Lea Area) 10-3, So. over Nick Lattery (Coon Rapids) 12-9, Jr. (Dec 10-5) 7th: Bailey Poellinger (Ellsworth) 14-4, Sr. over Dan Vanacker (Forest Lake) 8-4, So. (Dec 7-3) 138 1st Place – Ryan Sokol of Simley 2nd Place – Cael Swensen of Wayzata 3rd Place – Bam West of Edmond Memorial 4th Place – Nick Novak of New Prague 5th Place – Noah Villarreal of Aurora (A. Christian) 6th Place – Lucas Joniaux of Luxemburg-Casco 7th Place – Cole Becker of St. Michael-Albertville 8th Place – John Kendall of Hastings 1st: Ryan Sokol (Simley) 15-1, Jr. over Cael Swensen (Wayzata) 13-1, Jr. (Dec 7-3) 3rd: Bam West (Edmond Memorial) 6-1, . over Nick Novak (New Prague) 11-2, Jr. (Dec 6-0) 5th: Noah Villarreal (Aurora (A. Christian)) 15-3, Sr. over Lucas Joniaux (Luxemburg-Casco) 16-3, Sr. (MD 11-2) 7th: Cole Becker (St. Michael-Albertville) 15-3, Fr. over John Kendall (Hastings) 15-7, Sr. (TF-1.5 4:51 (17-2)) 145 1st Place – Trey Kruse of Stillwater 2nd Place – Cael Berg of Simley 3rd Place – Luke Peterson of Farmington 4th Place – Cole Glazier of Albert Lea Area 5th Place – Cade Sheehan of Rochester Mayo 6th Place – Jerez Autridge of Owatonna 7th Place – Alex Kowalchyk of Coon Rapids 8th Place – Ryan Cripe of Lakeville South 1st: Trey Kruse (Stillwater) 13-0, Sr. over Cael Berg (Simley) 14-2, Jr. (Dec 3-0) 3rd: Luke Peterson (Farmington) 12-2, Sr. over Cole Glazier (Albert Lea Area) 11-2, Fr. (SV-1 3-1) 5th: Cade Sheehan (Rochester Mayo) 14-2, Sr. over Jerez Autridge (Owatonna) 12-5, Sr. (Dec 11-7) 7th: Alex Kowalchyk (Coon Rapids) 16-3, Jr. over Ryan Cripe (Lakeville South) 15-4, Sr. (Dec 3-1) 152 1st Place – Landen Johnson of Owatonna 2nd Place – Hunter Lyden of Stillwater 3rd Place – Willie Bastyr of Lakeville South 4th Place – Carlos Ruffo of Kasson-Mantorville 5th Place – Jonah Hayes of St. Michael-Albertville 6th Place – Chase Bloomquist of Prior Lake 7th Place – Carter Vetsch of Holmen 8th Place – Gavin Roy of Lakeville North 1st: Landen Johnson (Owatonna) 10-1, So. over Hunter Lyden (Stillwater) 12-1, So. (Dec 3-0) 3rd: Willie Bastyr (Lakeville South) 15-2, Sr. over Carlos Ruffo (Kasson-Mantorville) 4-2, Sr. (Dec 4-1) 5th: Jonah Hayes (St. Michael-Albertville) 13-4, Sr. over Chase Bloomquist (Prior Lake) 12-3, Sr. (Dec 14-7) 7th: Carter Vetsch (Holmen) 14-3, Jr. over Gavin Roy (Lakeville North) 10-6, Sr. (Dec 1-0) 160 1st Place – Adam Sylvester of Totino-Grace 2nd Place – Ryder Rogotzke of Stillwater 3rd Place – Brendan Dunagan of Mounds View 4th Place – Dylan Anderson of Apple Valley 5th Place – Kail Wynia of Kasson-Mantorville 6th Place – Tim Stapleton of Waconia 7th Place – Caleb Talamantes of Albert Lea Area 8th Place – Kaden Nelson of Owatonna 1st: Adam Sylvester (Totino-Grace) 14-1, Jr. over Ryder Rogotzke (Stillwater) 5-2, Fr. (Dec 13-7) 3rd: Brendan Dunagan (Mounds View) 14-2, Sr. over Dylan Anderson (Apple Valley) 8-3, Sr. (Dec 1-0) 5th: Kail Wynia (Kasson-Mantorville) 4-2, So. over Tim Stapleton (Waconia) 9-3, Sr. (Inj. 0:00) 7th: Caleb Talamantes (Albert Lea Area) 11-2, Jr. over Kaden Nelson (Owatonna) 5-3, Jr. (Inj. 2:00) 170 1st Place – Bennett Berge of Kasson-Mantorville 2nd Place – Max McEnelly of Waconia 3rd Place – Carl Leuer of St. Michael-Albertville 4th Place – Nolan Wanzek of Simley 5th Place – Tyler Raway of Forest Lake 6th Place – Antony Tuttle of Stillwater 7th Place – Jaden Dukes of Lakeville South 8th Place – Rowan Jungling of Anoka 1st: Bennett Berge (Kasson-Mantorville) 5-0, So. over Max McEnelly (Waconia) 19-1, Fr. (Dec 11-6) 3rd: Carl Leuer (St. Michael-Albertville) 15-2, Sr. over Nolan Wanzek (Simley) 14-3, Sr. (Dec 6-2) 5th: Tyler Raway (Forest Lake) 15-3, Jr. over Antony Tuttle (Stillwater) 10-4, So. (Inj. 0:00) 7th: Jaden Dukes (Lakeville South) 13-3, Sr. over Rowan Jungling (Anoka) 11-6, Sr. (Dec 7-5) 182 1st Place – Patrick Kennedy of Kasson-Mantorville 2nd Place – Reece Worachek of Luxemburg-Casco 3rd Place – Gavin Nelson of Simley 4th Place – Roman Rogotzke of Stillwater 5th Place – Wyatt Lidberg of St. Michael-Albertville 6th Place – Nathan Trio of Maple River 7th Place – Cayden Homme of Wayzata 8th Place – Joey Lipinski of St. Francis 1st: Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville) 5-0, Sr. over Reece Worachek (Luxemburg-Casco) 15-1, Sr. (TF-1.5 3:43 (18-3)) 3rd: Gavin Nelson (Simley) 13-1, Fr. over Roman Rogotzke (Stillwater) 10-2, Jr. (MD 19-8) 5th: Wyatt Lidberg (St. Michael-Albertville) 15-3, Sr. over Nathan Trio (Maple River) 13-4, Sr. (Dec 11-5) 7th: Cayden Homme (Wayzata) 12-3, Jr. over Joey Lipinski (St. Francis) 10-3, Sr. (MD 12-3) 195 1st Place – Quayin Short of Simley 2nd Place – Joey Johnson of Shakopee 3rd Place – Parker Venz of Farmington 4th Place – Bram Fitzsimonds of Waconia 5th Place – Colton Krell of Westfield Razorbacks 6th Place – Josh Piechowski of Stillwater 7th Place – Drake Schams of Holmen 8th Place – Kaden Streed of Willmar 1st: Quayin Short (Simley) 15-0, Jr. over Joey Johnson (Shakopee) 19-2, Jr. (MD 10-1) 3rd: Parker Venz (Farmington) 10-2, Jr. over Bram Fitzsimonds (Waconia) 16-4, Sr. (Dec 4-0) 5th: Colton Krell (Westfield Razorbacks) 8-3, Sr. over Josh Piechowski (Stillwater) 10-3, Sr. (Inj. 0:00) 7th: Drake Schams (Holmen) 9-3, Sr. over Kaden Streed (Willmar) 9-3, Jr. (Fall 3:05) 220 1st Place – Bennett Tabor of Simley 2nd Place – Tommy Johnson of Shakopee 3rd Place – Antonio Davis of Park 4th Place – Logan Peterson of Ellsworth 5th Place – Angel Jaimes of Aurora (A. Christian) 6th Place – Hunter Struffert of Scott West 7th Place – Pedro Castillo of Forest Lake 8th Place – Travis LeGrave of Luxemburg-Casco 1st: Bennett Tabor (Simley) 14-0, Jr. over Tommy Johnson (Shakopee) 15-1, Jr. (TB-1 3-2) 3rd: Antonio Davis (Park) 12-2, Sr. over Logan Peterson (Ellsworth) 14-4, Sr. (Fall 5:44) 5th: Angel Jaimes (Aurora (A. Christian)) 11-4, Sr. over Hunter Struffert (Scott West) 10-3, Sr. (Fall 3:01) 7th: Pedro Castillo (Forest Lake) 12-3, Sr. over Travis LeGrave (Luxemburg-Casco) 10-7, Jr. (Dec 8-7) 285 1st Place – Gavin Layton of Coon Rapids 2nd Place – Bennett Weber of Waconia 3rd Place – Logan Wingert of Plainview-Elgin-Millville 4th Place – Tyler Nebelung of Anoka 5th Place – Diego Villeda of Eagan 6th Place – Evan Anderson of New Prague 7th Place – Kyle Kroll of Luxemburg-Casco 8th Place – Dylan Nirk of Westfield Razorbacks 1st: Gavin Layton (Coon Rapids) 17-0, Jr. over Bennett Weber (Waconia) 9-1, Sr. (MD 15-5) 3rd: Logan Wingert (Plainview-Elgin-Millville) 10-1, Sr. over Tyler Nebelung (Anoka) 15-3, So. (Fall 1:17) 5th: Diego Villeda (Eagan) 11-4, Jr. over Evan Anderson (New Prague) 11-4, So. (Dec 7-2) 7th: Kyle Kroll (Luxemburg-Casco) 14-4, Jr. over Dylan Nirk (Westfield Razorbacks) 12-4, Sr. (UTB 2-2)