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.
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.
Top-ranked and defending national champion Anoka-Ramsey (28-5) punched its ticket to the NJCAA Division III national tournament after downing Rochester Community and Technical College in the Region XIIIA Championship 60-50 March 4.
Eden Prairie pushed past the reigning champions, Minnetonka, to win this year’s title at the State Class AA Boys’ Swimming and Diving meet on March 3 at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center.
PACT Charter School girls basketball hit running time in its first round of Section 5A play with an 84-50 win over Hope Academy March 1.
Day 1 of the State Wrestling Individual tournament proved to be a success for some.