One great sign of a healthy rivalry is a traveling trophy and the much-anticipated Anoka-Coon Rapids wrestling dual meet lived up its trophy, the Golden Boots, after a golden performance by defending champion Anoka in a 39-21 win, Jan. 2.
Coon Rapids junior Michael Burckhardt captured the 220-pound Class AAA state championship with his 43rd win of the season, downing fellow Northwest Suburban Conference wrestler and No. 4 ranked Isaac Eichmann of Champlin Park 5-2 in the championship final.
by Samantha Lefebvre Sports Writer The Coon Rapids wrestling team won its third straight Northwest Suburban Conference championship with an unblemished 9-0 conference record. This is the Cardinals’ fourth conference championship in five years. “That is one of our goals, but our ultimate goal is to get to the state tournament by winning the section [...]