The Minnesota and Wisconsin State tournament is upon us! This is an exciting time of year to see a lot of work come to fruition.
Congratulations to the 105 wrestlers who qualified for the State High School tournament. These wrestlers deserve as much recognition as we can give them. They put in the extra work necessary to become the wrestler they are today. Wrestling is such a tough sport physically and mentally! These wrestlers deserve all the credit! Below is a list of wrestlers that deserve to be cheered for, posted on(social media), and looked up to by the youth wrestlers of MN/WI. Congrats on your accomplishment.
http://assets.ngin.com/attachments/document/0093/0598/2016_State_qualifiers.pdf - Note-This is from Spring of last year to now. as some kids only do Post Season and some only Pre-Season. It doesn't include camps, or summer series.
Here is a link to the guillotine tournament time web page with all the info you need to know about schedule, brackets, for MN. The Guillotine Tournament Time
Ok, now for some stats. Again, we are not trying to take credit for their success(coaching is easy, wrestling is hard), but love that all these guys are training together, have become friends, as well as competitors. "Iron sharpens Iron."
9/16 106AAA were with us this past year - 7 of those in the Pre-Season program. 13 106lb state entrants were in our Post season last year.
5/8 seeds at 113 AAA participated in our Pre-Season program
6/8 seeds at 132 AAA participated in Pre-Season, 5 of them are full year members
Every number 1 seed from 106-152AAA are full year members. There is 1 more number seed in AAA, plus 5 in AA, and 2 in A. Some are full year members, some just come to one of the seasons.
There are 3 wrestlers in WI that are currently undefeated, they don't do seeding at the WI state tournament.
-Photo courtesy of The Guillotine