Delano wrestling

BY DAVID PEDERSEN The local foursome of state tournament bound wrestlers will have one thing going for them all, proven ability. Two from Rockford and two from Delano earned return trips to the state wrestling meet Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Two already have been crowned as [...]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN Four area wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament last season are seeking return trips at section finals Feb. 21-22. Chances look good since all four are ranked in the state’s top 10 in Class 2A. Rockford is in the Section 5AA tournament at Orono, with action starting at 5 p.m. Friday [...]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN Both the Rockford and Delano wrestling teams have not fielded full teams much of the season, slowed by injury or a lack of varsity wrestlers. Many of the newcomers gained some experience on the junior varsity. However, now is the time to fill varsity spots to enhance team scores at the section [...]

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Delano’s Sjomeling is 23-0, ranked No. 1 BY DAVID PEDERSEN It was such a major achievement when Delano’s Tucker Sjomeling won a rare state wrestling championship at 106 pounds as an eighth-grader last season that the question looms regarding if it could happen again. Sjomeling has been providing his answer to the question all season [...]

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Delano invitational set for Saturday BY DAVID PEDERSEN One of the early-season wrestling matches for Rockford and Delano is often against each other. That was the case last week when the Tigers got off to a good start with a 49-18 win. Another tradition at the start is the annual Delano Invitational, set this season [...]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN When Delano goes to Rockford for a clash of local wrestling teams, 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, two state champions will be in action. Rockford’s Ty Griffin captured the state title at 120 pounds as a sophomore two seasons ago and Delano’s Tucker Sjomeling rose up last season to become the school’s [...]

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