The Royals dropped a dual to the #7AAA Forest Lake team on Thursday night, 60-16. Wrestling without two captains, the short-handed Royals fell behind early, but finished strong in the last 3 matches.
Through the first 11 matches, the Royals only points were from a major decision by Brock Rinehart. But Donald Nde, Max Fick and Alex Mancera won their 3 bouts to finish the night on a high note.
For the Junior Varsity, both Dave Hawley and Amir Muhammed picked up victories.
The Royals now have a week off before traveling to Roseville on Thursday, January 18 for a dual. Action starts at 5:30pm for JV and 7:00pm for varsity. The squad then goes to Eastview HS on Saturday, January 20 for an individual tournament featuring Eastview, Centennial, Coon Rapids, Faribault, Minneapolis SW, Rosemount, Sauk Rapids-Rice, Scott West, Highland Park and Winona. Action begins on Saturday at 10:00am.