Rogers Holiday Matness (GMLOS (65) took 14th out of 30 total teams including many AA and AAA schools. St. Michael-Albertville, the AAA #1-ranked school, took first (241) over AA #3 Becker (187), AAA #5 Anoka (177), and AAA #9 Apple Valley (154.5). At least 10 teams in the top 10, or classified as Lean Mean, in Classes A, AA, or AAA, competed. Cohen Wiste (#6 at 138) and Donavon Felten (#5 at 160, wrestled 145) each went 3-2 to take fourth. Each lost in the semifinals. Wiste’s losses were to AAA #4 Carter Ban of Anoka (9-0 major decision) and AAA #7 at 132 Cooper Larson of Blaine (5-1 decision). Felten fell to Anoka’s AAA #3 Brendan Howes in the semis (pin) and then to Blaine’s AAA #2 at 138-pounds Luke Studer (6-4 decision in SV-1). Each lost their first matches of the year. Felten is 11-2, Wiste 14-2. Christian Luthe went 3-3 to take sixth. He won three straight matches in the consolation bracket. Braxton Wiste (152) went 2-3 and took eighth)
*The Fillmore County Journal Sports page is a written collaboration of Paul Trende and Lee Epps.