Tigers Take it to the Mat at the State Tournament

This year, the Tiger Matmen finished their season with a 4th place finish in the State Dual Tournament, two spots above their seeded position. They finished 13th in the State Individual Tournament, qualifying 12 of 14 wrestlers. 

Three Tigers were able to fight their way to the placing rounds: 

  • Logan O’Connor-7th (126)
  • Carter Ractliffe-6th (106)
  • Gavin Gulbranson-1st (195). 

Gavin Gulbranson celebrated his first State Championship after placing 4th last season. Logan O’Connor, an 8th grader, has now placed in two consecutive State Tournaments. Carter Ractliffe earned his first state qualification and podium finish. Other Matmen to qualify for the tournament were Peyton Tryon (113), Soren Aadland (120), Dylan Hage (145), Ryan Hirschkorn (152), Jace Jones (160), Carter Tuntland (170), Ethan Zimmer (182), Ayden Viox (220), Josh Larsen (285). Two Tigers graduate from the team this spring: Dylan Hage (145) and RyleeAnn Andre (manager).    

Congratulations to all of our Tigers! 

Photo Courtesy Jon Klemme