Attention all Faribault wrestlers (all ages):
We will once again be offering the spring wrestling season focusing on greco and freestyle. The sessions will begin this coming Monday 3/30 and occur every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:00 – 8:30 at the high school. If college clinicians will be coming, it will be posted here prior to the date. UPDATE: due to car trouble, Seth Lange will now be coming on Wednesday, April 1. See updated schedule for this week below.
- Monday, March 30 - open wrestling (7:00 – 8:30)
- Wednesday, April 1 – clinician Seth Lange (Golden Gophers) from 7:00 – 8:30. Lange was a 4x South Dakota state champion. He finished high school with a career record of 168-3 including perfect records during his junior and senior years!
- Thursday, April 2 - open wrestling (7:00 – 8:30)
link to Spring Wrestling 2015 schedule
Both the K-6 and 7-8 Grade teams wrestled at NYWA State. Also, 8 individuals qualified and 5 came away as placewinners. Bo Bokman added a NYWA State title to go with his MN/USA State title earlier in the month. JT Hausen took home a 2nd Place, and Trevor Holmberg finished 3rd. Owen Farmer and Riley Stoltz battled through their brackets to each finish 6th Place. Great season everyone!
link to Facebook NYWA State photo album
After 23 individuals qualified for Regions, there were 8 advancing to NYWA State with top 3 finishes at Regions. Bo Bokman, JT Hausen, and Charlie Chambers all came away with Region titles. The following Green Machine wrestlers advanced (front row): Trevor Holmberg, JT Hausen, and Bo Bokman. Back row: Owen Farmer, Jacob Morris, Josh Heyda, Charlie Chambers, and Riley Stoltz.
Although sending a young and inexperienced line-up, the Green Machine youth wrestling team came with a solid 8th Place finish at NYWA Team Regions on Sunday, March 15. UPDATE: although originally did not advance with only top 7 advancing, the Green Machine will be advancing to its 3rd straight NYWA Team State. The unseeded Green Machine knocked off #6 seed Byron 47-31 in the opening round before falling to #3 seed Owatonna 38-32 with score tied heading into heavyweight. The Green Machine then knocked out Goodhue from the tournament 44-30 but lost to #7 Chatfield 44-23. In the 7th Place Match with a trip to the State Tournament on the line, they lost to an experienced PEM line-up 42-33 that came right down to the wire with Green Machine leading by scores of 30-0 and 33-15. Good luck at State!
link to Facebook photo album of the NWYA Team Regions
Faribault Wrestling with help from LaCanne’s Marine will be raffling off a Polaris Sportsman Ace ATV (retail price $7,499). Tickets are $10 and the drawing will be held at Bashers on August 29. All proceeds will benefit Faribault Wrestling grades K – 12 including a wrestling camp scholarship fund.
In addition to placing 2nd at the Gopher State Nationals on February 7 in Monticello, JT Hausen also brought home the prestigious Midwest Tour belt by placing in the top 6 at each of the three National tournaments (Hawkeye Nationals, Badgerland Nationals, and Gopher State Nationals).
After placing 7 at the Byron Challenge last year, the Green Machine had 4 that went 2-2 and one match away from placing this year. The lone place-winner, Jacob Morris took 4th Place at the tough Byron Challenge on Sunday, February 15.