Top-ranked Blake West continued his perfect season with a championship run at the Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament at Fargo, capturing the 106-pound title. The Huskies' sophomore beat third-rated Chase Murphy of Northfield 3-0 for the title. Owatonna finished seventh out of about 50 teams overall.

Defending state champ Cade King lost to Albert Lea's Zach Glazier, who is also a returning state champion, 4-1 in overtime in the finals at 182 pounds. Glazier beat King 3-2 in the finals of the Minnesota Christmas Tournament as well. The two could square off again during the regular season dual meet January 10 in Albert Lea. Multiple head-to-head battles could happen at sections.

Three other Huskies advanced to Saturday, but lost right away in the wrestle-backs. Landen Johnson, Kaden Nelson and Nick Staska each reached the second day of competition.

Final team standings, top ten teams:

  1. Perham (No.5 ranked in Class AA) 175.5
  2. Apple Valley (No. 2 AAA) 159
  3. Bismarck ND 143
  4. Scott West (No. 3 AA) 133.5
  5. Northfield (No. 11 AAA) 129
  6. Waconia (No. 7 AA) 111.5
  7. Owatonna (No. 3 AAA) 106.5
  8. Mounds View (No. 10 AAA) 92
  9. New Salem-Almount ND 85.5
  10. Rapid City Stevens SD 82

Next up for the Huskies is The Clash National Wrestling Duals January 4-5 at Rochester Regional Sports Center at RCTC. The Huskies are the second seed in their bracket and will open with Thompson, AL at 4 pm Friday, January 4. Oak Park River Forest, IL is the top seed in the bracket. OHS will also wrestle at 6 pm and 8 pm Friday. Saturday times are based on Friday's results.

Other teams the Huskies could face include Kearney, MO, Dover-Eyota, Burlington, IA, New Hampton, IA and Rochester Mayo.

See all the brackets on The Guillotine website.

The other top seeds are Waverly Shellrock, IA, Waukee, IA and Apple Valley. The other number two seeds are Denver, LA, St. Michael-Albertville and Shakopee.

 

 

 

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