Owatonna Wrestlers Win Faribault Invitational to Open Season
The Huskies had three individual champions and won the Dick Shiels Invitational in Faribault on Saturday to open their season.
Two-time defending state champion Peyton Robb went 3-0 all by pin to take the title at 145 pounds. Cade King, a two-time state participant, went 3-0 with one pin to win the 160 pound title. Landon Johnson captured the title at 106 with three wins, two by pin.
Seven Owatonna High School wrestlers finished second in the weight bracket. Haden Fox at 120, Riley Becker at 126, Trevor Schroeder at 138, Parker Westphal at 152, Nick Staska at 182, Griffin Thorn at 220 and Goy Tut at 285 were all second-place finishers. Joey Wencl took third place at 113 pounds.
In the team standings, the Huskies had 230 points to win the meet. Plainview-Elgin-Millville and Tri-City United tied for second with 167 points. Stillwater was fourth with 162. Faribault finished fifth with 153 points. Northfield, St. Agnes, St. Paul Johnson and Minneapolis Roosevelt rounded out the field.
Owatonna opens their dual meet season Thursday with a Big Nine match at Rochester Mayo on KRFO AM 1390. The Huskies go to Chanhassen on December 10 for another individual meet. OHS goes to Northfield for a triangular Thursday, December 15. New OHS co-coach Adam Woitalla is a Northfield grad. Owatonna will compete at the Christmas Tournament and The Clash duals in Rochester in December. The Huskies don't open their home schedule until January 5 against Albert Lea.
Triton wrestling finished fourth in Glenwood City, Wis., Saturday. Medford finished ninth at the Winona individual tournament. Kasson-Mantorville captured first place ahead of Apple Valley. Farmington was third.