Brolsma tops four rated foes to bring home third
The Osseo wrestling team traveled to Fargo, North Dakota where they participated in the “Rumble on the Red” Tournament Dec. 27 to 28 at the Fargo Dome. Sixty-seven schools from North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and Minnesota participated with many highly-rated teams and individuals competing.
Osseo junior Carson Brolsma placed third at 145 pounds, advancing to the fourth round of the championship bracket with a bye, a fall and major decision over (2A-4th rated) Jacob Steinbauer of Waconia, before dropping a three-point decision in the quarter-finals to Scott West senior Zach Siegle (2A-#2). Siegle, a two-time state place-winner, went on to win the bracket. Brolsma bounced back from his first set-back of the season to qualify for the medal rounds with a fall at 2:35 over Samuel Vance of Chaska-Chanhassen and a 10-3 decision over Alec Engler of Minnesota (1A-#7). In the wrestle-back semis, Brolsma earned a 9-4 decision over (sixth-rated-3A) Ben Donally of Woodbury 9-4 and North Dakota’s top-rated Walker Carr of Carrington 7-0 for bronze medalist honors.
Mitchell Lewison finished in the top 12 at 106, just one win shy of the award podium. Lewison opened with a bye before winning three of five matches, including a decision and two falls, highlighted by a pin over Owatonna’s 6th rated Peyton Robb to advance to within one victory of placing in the top 8. Brolsma is now 24-1 and Lewison 15-6 on the season.
“This tournament is about as tough as it gets. Carson’s weight class alone featured four state titles. A handful of our guys really stepped up to the challenge,” said fifth-year Osseo head coach Alan Wiley.
The Orioles will be back in action Saturday, Jan. 4 at the Brooklyn Center Invitational and will host Elk River on Osseo Youth night, Wednesday, Jan. 8.