Pairings Announced for Section 1AAA Individual Wrestling
Owatonna has two top seeds and three wrestlers seeded second for the 1AAA individual tournament at Mayo Civic Center in Rochester starting Friday.
Defending state champ Peyton Robb is back in the lineup and has the top seed at 113 pounds. He faces Lakeville South's Jaden Dukes according to the Guillotine website. No. 1-ranked Brandon Moen, a multi-time state place winner, has the No. 1 seed at 195 pounds and has a bye in the quarterfinals. He won't hit the mat until Saturday's semifinals.
Riley Becker has a No. 2 seed and draws Christian Tsirlis of Lakeville South in the quarters at 113 pounds. Cade King will wrestle Austin Underdahl of Austin at 132 and Tanner Cole draws Tyler Bertschinger of John Marshall at 138.
Austin Abbas is seeded third at heavyweight and meets Jordan Glomski of John Marshall in the quarterfinals Friday.
The No. 4 seeds for Owatonna include Griffin Thorn at 182 and Goy Tut at 220. Thorn meets Josh Heyda of Faribault and Tut meets Dillon McEachran of the Falcons.
Jacob Harlicker and Bryce Goodwin are No. 5 seeds. Harlicker draws Cain VanRyn of Faribault at 126 and Goodwin battles William Krueger of JM at 145.
Dillon Sheehy of the Huskies is a sixth seed at 160 pounds and faces Griffin Ferguson of JM in the quarterfinals.
Kaden Nelson is seeded seventh and opens with Riley Stoltz of Faribault at 106 pounds. Blake Westphal is seeded seventh and faces Austin Rendler of Faribault at 152. Journey Peterson is seeded eighth and meets Jacob Sprafka of Century in a pig-tail match.
Quarterfinals begin at noon Friday at the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester. Winners advance to Saturday's semifinals. Wrestle backs commence at 1:15PM Friday for Class AAA. The AA and A individuals begin at 2:30PM Friday according to the schedule from the Minnesota State High School League. Listen to KRFO AM 1390 for updates.
Section 1AAA team champ Farmington has five top seeds. The top two at each weight advance to the state meet February 26-27 at Xcel Energy Center.