Sabers and Eagles start the season off with a bang

By Brian Jerzak

Apple Valley – What a way to start the high school wrestling season. When the clock hit double zeros, and Apple Valley’s Tanyi Besong completed his 3-1 victory, the scoreboard read Shakopee 29 Apple Valley 28. For the first time in ten years, the Apple Valley Eagles’ wrestling team came out on the wrong side of the scoreboard against a team from Minnesota. It was the first time since 1991 that the Eagles lost a conference dual meet.

I don’t know how long ago wrestling programs must have their schedules set, but kudos to the Apple Valley Eagles and Shakopee Sabers for putting on an outstanding show and for jumping right into the season with a number one versus number two match up. The gym was packed with wrestling fans from around the area. In addition to Apple Valley and Shakopee fans, I spotted an Owatonna shirt and Farmington shirt in the stands, and I am sure there were, even more, communities represented.

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