When athletes leave for the real world they will always remember the relationships they have formed, understand that it takes a commitment on their part to reach a goal, and use the leadership skills they have learned to help others be better people.
Please join Coach Smith in the lecture hall at Woodbury High School on Monday, November 6th at 6:00pm for an informational meeting for the upcoming season. It is VERY IMPORTANT that all wrestlers and parents attend this meeting.
You now have the convenience of becoming a member of the WHS Royals Wrestling Booster Club (Takedown Club) online! In addition, there is an option of having convenient monthly payments. Click here, the image to the right, or the link to the Booster Club page in the upper left corner, under 'Current Section' and become a member today!
As an FYI, as of now, payment plan options go up to 3 months and will be taken out on the 28th of each month. We will update as more options become available!
Cole West--undefeated at Luther
Brady Moesenthin--wrestler of the day
Brock Rinehart--wrestler of the day
Royals finish with 5 champions at Luther
2018 Cannon Falls Invitational Champions
2017 State Tournament qualifiers
Region 3AAA All-Academic team
The Luther College Team Camp was again a great opportunity to get some quality matches in. Many boys were well into the teens for number of matches. The boys wrestled kids from teams from 5 different states; Wyoming, South Dakota, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota. Just factoring the duals, Woodbury finished 7th out of the 16 teams.
The trip was a great time for the boys to get to know each other a little better, creating that chemistry it takes to be a successful team. It was fun to see the confidence grow, encouraged from their teammates, as the week progressed.
Congrats to our 5 champions: Cade Johnson, Will Bents, Cole West, Brady Moesenthin and Brock Rinehart. Brock and Brady were awarded the coveted Wrestler of the Day for Tuesday and Wednesday, and Cole went through the week undefeated.
Thanks to all the parents who allowed us to take a great crew representing Woodbury. You should all be proud of your sons, as they were great on & off the mat.
The finishing touches were put on the Woodbury Royals wrestling season on Saturday, February 27th. Congratulations to Austin Braun for his 4th place finish at 138 pounds.
Senior MJ Okada went 2-2 in the competition at 145 pounds, losing in the "blood round" on Saturday. Congrats on a phenomenal career as a captain to the squad and a great leader.
Congrats to senior John Gardiner, who was defeated in his first match and was denied wrestle-back opportunity when his first opponent was defeated. Freshmen Cole West and Brady Moesenthin and junior Andrew French also were defeated in their first-round matches and unable to have an opportunity through wrestle-backs.
Please stay tuned for information on the season-ending banquet and congratulations to all wrestlers on a great season. We wish good luck to seniors MJ Okada, Parker Field and John Gardiner in their future!
The Royals had a BIG representation at the Section 3AAA individual tournament Friday and Saturday at East Ridge HS.
Woodbury qualified 6 wrestlers in the state tournament this upcoming weekend at the Xcel Energy Center. Congratulations to the 6 wrestlers who qualified for the state tournament and the 3 others who placed:
106: Freshman Cole West--2nd, State Qualifier
113: Freshman Brady Moesenthin--Champion, State Qualifier
138: Junior Austin Braun--Champion, State Qualifer
145: Senior MJ Okada--Champion, State Qualifier
182: Junior Andrew French--2nd, State Qualifier
220: Senior John Gardiner--Champion, State Qualifier
132: 8th grader Brock Rinehart--3rd
152: Junior Gavin Bradley-5th
195: Freshman Donald Nde-3rd
Individual action starts Friday morning at 9am. Session 1 runs from 9am-3pm and session 2 runs from 4:30pm-10pm. Saturday's first session runs from 9:30am-2:30pm; the final session runs form 4:30pm-9pm.
Good luck to all of the Royals wrestlers!
The seedings for the Section 3 individual meet were set Wednesday evening, and the Royals look to do some damage Friday and Saturday. Seeds are listed below, and action begins at 4pm Friday at East Ridge HS with dovetail matches. Wrestling starts Saturday at 9am as well.
106: Cole West, #1 seed
113: Brady Moesenthin, #1 seed
120: Cedric Ramos, #6 seed
126: Jack Ryan, #8 seed
132: Brock Rinehart, #5 seed
138: Austin Braun, #2 seed
145: MJ Okada, #3 seed
152: Gavin Bradley, #5 seed
160: Zane Schaffer, #6 seed
170: Sam McKee, #7 seed
182: Andrew French, #2 seed
195: Donald Nde, #5 seed
220: John Gardiner, #2 seed
HWT: Max Fick, #7 seed
The Woodbury wrestlers continued their dominance over East Ridge in the quarterfinal round of the Section 3 team tournament on Friday, but fell to Eagan in a semifinal matchup.
Against East Ridge, Cole West won a tough decision and Brady Moesenthin won by fall to get the Royals out to an early 9-0 lead. Dante Knox registered his first varsity win at 138 and decisions by MJ Okada and Gavin Bradley got the Royals back ahead at 18-15. A fall by Zane Schaffer, decisions by Andrew French, Donald Nde, a major decision by John Gardiner and a decision by Max Fick provided the margin of victory in a 43-15 win by the Royals.
Eagan, the #2 seed, proved to be tough at a number of matchups. West and Moesenthin got the Royals out in front again, 7-0, with a decision and major. But 4 consecutive falls and a decision victory by Eagan put them out front, 27-7. Okada, Austin Braun, Nde and French won by decision, cutting the lead to 33-19. John Gardiner then won by fall, but the damage in earlier matches was too much for the Royals to overcome in the 39-25 Eagan victory.
Congratulations to the Hastings Raiders in winning the team section title.
Up Friday and Saturday is the Section 3 individual tournament. Action starts at 4:30pm on Friday at East Ridge HS.
Updated through 2015-2016 season