Coon Rapids senior heavyweight Michael Burckhardt came up short of a state Class AAA title in the finals, Andover junior Corey Parsons won his third place match at 170-pounds and Anoka’s Brandon Krone won his fifth place match at 152-pounds to highlight ABC-Newspapers-area wrestlers at the Class AAA state wrestling tournament at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul March 1-2.
The end of the second day of competition at the state wrestling tournament found three ABC-Newspapers-area wrestlers still on pace to compete for state title.
Bob Adams, Coon Rapids head coach put it best while standing on the mat inside the Anoka Fieldhouse after the Section 7AAA individual wrestling tournament Saturday afternoon when he illustrated how tough it is to qualify for the state tournament through this section.
Many wrestlers from the ABC Newspapers coverage area remain in contention for section glory after the first day of Section 7AAA individual competition at Anoka High School.
While Apple Valley (Section 3AAA champion) is the poster-child for Minnesota Wrestling, Section 7AAA should take that title soon enough as four of the state’s top-12 ranked teams come from what is the state’s toughest section.
A busy Saturday saw nearly every ABC-area wrestling program in action including a title as St. Francis won the Mora Invite and Coon Rapids went 3-1 at the Federated Duals in Owatonna.