Congratulations to the Cardinal team on winning the 6AAA Section Championship for the 4th consecutive year! Congrats to our state entrants: Israel Navarro, Clay Carlson, Juan Resendez, Logan Walkow, Estevan Navarro, Colten Carlson, Travis Deegan, Vaughn Johnson, Matt Hennes and Brady Reigstad!
The Cardinal wrestling team had a great performance at the Individual Section tournament this weekend in Wayzata. The wrestlers are continuing to peak at the right time of the season. There were some very competitive weight classes, and our wrestlers met or exceeded the expectations we had going into the tournament. We are proud of these young men and the tradition they have been a part of building for the program. We have three more days of practice to refine, and focus on our goals for the State Tournament.
The State tournament is an awesome experience that can bring a lot of excitement, distractions, and anxiety. Our wrestlers have already earned amazing accomplishments this season. They have put themselves in an wonderful situation, and given themselves a great opportunity to achieve things never experienced by our program.
This season's record of qualifying 10 wrestlers for the Individual State tournament adds to the 37 wrestlers that the Cardinals have sent in the past 5 years, in addition to their their 4 consecutive Team State appearances. This has already proven to be the most successful season in the history of the Willmar Wrestling program.
A few milestones from the Section Individual tournament:
School record of 13 place-winners at Sections
School record of 10 State entrants
Colten Carlson earned his 175th career win
Estevan Navarro earned his 100th career win
Individual Section 6AAA bracket results on guillotine website:
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