Wrestlers get thirdWoodbury boys wrestlers were hard at work Saturday and they got something to show for it. The team defeated Lakeville South 51-19 in a third-place match to wrap up their efforts at that Humboldt invite in St. Paul.
By: Hank Long, Woodbury Bulletin
Woodbury boys wrestlers were hard at work Saturday and they got something to show for it. The team defeated Lakeville South 51-19 in a third-place match to wrap up their efforts at that Humboldt invite in St. Paul.
Earlier that day in the first round of pool action the Royals grapplers defeated Cretin-Derham 72-3.
Woodbury lost their second match to eventual tournament champion Northfield 36-32.
Coach Justin Smith said the close contest gave his wrestlers confidence for their final pool play match against Princeton, which they won 47-18.
“We had about five minutes to talk about our loss to Northfield in our second match of the day before we had to hit the mat again against Princeton,” Smith said. “The kids responded with a convincing victory and that was nice to see.”
Wrestlers going undefeated for the Royals on the day were: Mitch Spano at 125, Seife Kenea at 130, Danny Ringgenberg at 135, Mike Willett at 171 and C.J. Hays at 189.
Smith said his team came away from the Saturday tournament with a positive attitude, after a tough loss earlier in the week to Forest Lake.
“They were reminded that we had another couple of opportunities on the day to get better and they indeed did that,” Smith said. “That’s what our focus has been since day one; get a little better every day.”