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.
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.
Anoka came away with a 10th-place finish in the team standings highlighted by four place winners at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester Dec. 20-21.
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.
A hunger and passion for the sport of wrestling has led Anoka’s head coach Todd Springer to his 200th career win.
Anoka wrestling coach Todd Springer painted a red stripe down the middle of his head after his team lived up to his bet.
Deciding when the right time to retire is something no one wants to deal with. Anoka graduate, Olympic and Gophers red shirt sophomore wrestler Jake Deitchler has decided to end his wrestling career after concussion symptoms wouldn’t go away, according to a press release from the University of Minnesota Jan. 4.