The Bengals wrestled to very lofty results with both state qualifiers placing among the best in the state. Sophomore Malik Stewart lost his section final rematch in the 120-pound state championship to St. Michael-Albertville’s Michael McKee.
Seven area wrestlers win Section 7AAA titles in one of the toughest sections in the state.
After scoring 20 points in its previous three losses, Andover returned to form with a 50-14 win at Robbinsdale Armstrong Oct. 15 to end an up-and-down regular season with a 5-3 record.
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.
Anoka’s storied wrestling history added another milestone March 3 as senior captain Kyle Begin won his second state championship at 170 pounds in as many seasons.
Several area wrestlers will make the trek down to the state wrestling tournament after successful weekends at their respective section individual tournaments.