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.