The Tri-City United Titans had two wrestlers win Section 2 Class AA crowns Saturday and one finished second to advance to the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament.

The tournament opens with team competition Thursday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

The Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Grizzlies advanced one champion to state also.

Wrestlers qualifying from Tri-City United were:

  • 106 champion: Nick Johnson, sophomore
  • 170 champion: Mason Rutt, senior (also notched his 175th career win)
  • 195 second place: Jordan Simonette, senior

The lone qualifier for the Grizzlies was Will Storch with the 195 pound section championship. He's a junior.

Here is a complete listing of the Section 2 Class AA results:

  • 106 champion: Nick Johnson, Tri-City United, sophomore; second place: Colby Dunkel, New Prague, freshman
  • 113 champion: Charlie Pickell, Mankato West, freshman; second place: Tucker Gifferson, Hutchinson, sophomore
  • 120 champion: Garrett Vos, Waconia, senior; second place: Justin Sampson, Waseca, junior
  • 126 champion: Jackson Stauffacher, Scott West, junior; second place: Brock Luthens, Hutchinson, junior
  • 132 champion: Tyler Shackle, Scott West, sophomore; second place: Tate Card, Hutchinson, sophomore
  • 138 champion: Tim Stapleton, Waconia, freshman; second place: Parker Huss, Scott West, senior
  • 145 champion: Tyler Wagoner, Waconia, junior; second Jack Fogarty, Scott West, junior
  • 152 champion: Justin Schultz, Waconia, senior; second place: Gaige Giles, New Prague, junior
  • 160 champion: Cade Mueller, Waconia, sophomore; second place: Corey Jobe, Watertown Mayer/Mayer Lutheran, senior
  • 170 champion: Mason Rutt, Tri-City United, senior; second place: Alex Logelin, Waconia, senior
  • 182 champion: Tyler Buesgens, Scott West, junior; second place: Josh Filk, Hutchinson, senior
  • 195 champion: Will Storch, WEM/JWP, junior; second place: Jordan Simonette, Tri-City United, senior
  • 220 champion: Zachary Jakes, Mankato West, junior; second place: Tyler Stenzel, Hutchinson, senior
  • 285 champion: Chandler Kurth, Hutchinson, senior; second place: Tony Putz, St. Peter, junior

Junior 138-pound Justin Kopet of Tri-City United picked up his 100th career win during sections and Mankato West freshman Charlie Pickell also achieved career win 100.

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