Rockford 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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BY DAVID PEDERSEN After capturing a state wrestling title as a sophomore, Rockford’s Ty Griffin was knocked off his perch last season, placing fifth at state. The senior is on the comeback trail, going 17-1 and ranked No. 2 in the state. At last Saturday’s Zimmerman tournament Griffin won the title at 132 pounds, earning [...]

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BY DAVID PEDERSEN What a difference a player makes was seen when Rockford’s back to back wrestling wins last week coincided with the return from injury of Brad Johnson. After suffering a concussion early in the season, Johnson was sidelined as the Rockets failed to capture a team victory in the first four dual meets. [...]

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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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