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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.

Justin Smith

Head Coach

Phone: 651-425-4453

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This Week’s Royals Wrestlers of the Week are freshman Ahmed Abdelal and Senior Donald Nde, Jr. Both were dominant at this past weekend’s Woodbury Duals and helped the Royals finish 2-1 in the tournament.



Woodbury Duals bracket--2018

Wrestlers of the Week

Royals Wrestlers of the Week: Dave Hawley & Brock Rinehart.

Dave was undefeated on the week and claimed the JV title at the Osseo Invite.

Brock picked up his 100th career win, while going unbeaten and winning the title at Osseo.

That’s good work.

Congrats to Cole and Brock on reaching 100 career varsity wins!

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Updated through 2017-2018 season.

Royals Wrestling News

Royals take 2 of 3 duals at home

By GTR 12/14/2018, 10:00am CST

The Royals grapplers took 2 of 3 duals at home on Thursday, beating Tartan and Lakeville South and losing to conference foe Mounds View.

In the opener against the Mustangs, the visitors took an early 11-0 lead before Cole West won by a major decision.  Brady Moesenthin also stayed hot, beating the 5th ranked wrestler in the state by decision.  Brock Rinehart and Donald Nde won by fall, but the Royals could not overcome a tough Mounds View team, losing 46-20.

Against an undermanned Tartan team, Woodbury took a 48-0 lead, with wins by Alex Braun (maj dec), Antonio Rizzo (dec), Cade Johnson (fall), Will Bents (fall), Moesenthin (maj dec), and Rinehart (fall).  Also posting victories for Woodbury were Ahmed Abdelal (fall), Nde (tech fall) and Mason Barrows (dec).  With Woodbury also taking 4 forfeits, the final score against the Titans was 68-4.

Lakeville South was the final dual of the night, with Woodbury posting a 51-21 victory.  Winning for Woodbury:  Braun (tech fall), Johnson (fall), Bents (dec), Moesenthin (fall), Rinehart (dec), Nde (maj dec) and Ahmed Abelal (fall).  South also forfeited 3 weights.

Friday, the varsity Royals travel to Chisago Lakes for an individual tourney.

Royals take 5th in Woodbury Duals

By GTR 12/10/2018, 8:30am CST

The Royals grapplers took 5th in their own dual tournament Saturday, but that doesn't reflect the high quality wrestling shown over the weekend.  Woodbury wrestled to a 33-33 tie against a very tough Cambridge-Isanti team, but C-I took the match by criteria.  The Royals then took down Henry Sibley 63-13 and Annandale-Maple Lake 47-24.

Against Cambridge-Isanti, Royals winning matches were Antonio Rizzo (dec), Cade Johnson (fall), Cole West (fall), Brady Moesenthin (dec), Brock Rinehart (dec), Donald Nde (fall) and Mason Barrows (fall).

The Woodbury squad mowed section foe Henry Sibley and winners were Alex Braun (fall), Johnson (forf), West (fall), Will Bents (dec), Moesenthin (fall), Sam Ellis (fall), Rinehart (fall), Omar Abdelal (forf), Nde (fall), Tre Hockenberger (fall) and Barrows (forf).

In the 5th place match against a tough ANML team, the highlight was Brady Moesenthing reaching his 100th career win, by fall.  Other winners:  Braun (dec), West (forf), Ryan Holt (forf), Bents (maj dec), Ellis (fall), Rinehart (fall), Abdelal (fall) and Nde (maj dec).

Congratulations to Shakopee for taking the championship on Saturday.

Up this week:  the Royals host a quadrangular starting at 4:30pm on Thursday, 12/13.  Incoming teams are Tartan, Mounds View and Lakeville South.  Woodbury wrestlers will be honoring teachers that evening.

On Friday, Woodbury will travel to Chisago Lakes HS for an individual tournament starting at 4:00pm.  Other teams include Champlin Park, Goodhue, Grand Rapids, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted, Maple Grove, North, Proctor, Robbinsdale Armstrong, Rogers, Royalton, Rush City, Saint Croix Falls, Stewartville and Chisago Lakes.

As a team, the Woodbury Royals took 2nd at Osseo HS on Saturday at the Ken Droegemueller Invitational tournament.  Highlights included Cole West, Brady Moesenthin and Donald Nde taking 2nd in their brackets and Brock Rinehart taking the title.  The Royals finished tied for 2nd with Blaine, and behind first-place Mounds View.

Below are the results for each of the Royals varsity wrestlers:

Alex Braun-4th

Cade Johnson-5th

Cole West-2nd

Will Bents-5th

Brady Moesenthin-2nd

Nick Howe-5th

Sam Ellis-3rd

Nick Sieczkowski-6th

Brock Rinehart-1st

Donald Nde-2nd

Tre Hockenberger-4th

Mason Barrows-5th

Raphael Orubo-6th

On the Junior Varsity side, Antonio Rizzo, Dave Hawley, Cedric Ramos, Ahmed Abdelal and Logan Ryan all went 3-0 to win their brackets.

This week, the Royals will host the Woodbury Invitational dual tournament at Woodbury HS on Saturday, December 8th.  Action begins at 9:00am.

Royals start with a bang

By GTR 11/30/2018, 6:45am CST

The Royals wrestlers started out the 2018-2019 campaign in style with 3 lopsided dual victories at Robbinsdale Armstrong HS Thursday night.   Included in the team wins were the 100th career varsity wins for both Cole West and Brock Rinehart.  They became the 11th and 12th wrestlers in Woodbury history to achieve 100 wins.  In addition, Alex Braun, Ryan Holt and Raphael Orubo logged their first varsity wins.

In the opener, the Royals cruised past the host Falcons, 59-21.  Aside from 5 wins by forfeit, winning for the Royals were Cole West (100th career win, by fall), Will Bents (fall), Brady Moesenthin (tech fall), Brock Rinehart (fall) and Donald Nde (fall).

Against an undermanned Ogilvie squad, the Royals took 9 of the 14 matches by forfeit en route to a 72-9 win.  Winning matches for Woodbury were Alex Braun (fall), Sam Ellis (fall) and Cole Smutny (fall).

In the finale, Woodbury took down Eden Prairie 54-19.  Royals victories were taken by Braun (fall), Johnson (fall), Holt (fall), Bents (fall), Moesenthin (fall), Ellis (fall), Rinehart (100th career win, by fall) and Mason Barrows (fall).

On Saturday, the Royals travel to Osseo HS for an individual tournament.  Both varsity and JV will compete, with action starting at 9:00am.

The season is just over 24 hours away!  The Royals will travel to Robbinsdale Armstrong HS tomorrow for a quad starting at 5pm.  Both JV and varsity will go at the same time with action against Armstrong, Eden Prairie and Ogilvie.

On Saturday, Woodbury travels to Osseo HS for an individual tournament with both JV and varsity starting at 9am.  Teams included:  Blaine, Columbia Heights, Eagan, Minneapolis Edison, Minneapolis Southwest, Mounds View, Osseo, Rogers, St. Paul Humboldt and Wayzata.

BE PREPARED!!! Snap-Raise meetings in November

By GTR 10/11/2018, 7:30am CDT

Parents--you can assist your wrestler by helping him assemble 20 VALID email addresses of people you feel would contribute to the program.  Our goal is to crush last year's total of $6,805 and raise $10,000 this year!

This fundraiser is incredible simple--no product, no collecting money, no delivery--and has proven to be successful.  Please be prepared by getting these emails ready during the first week of practice!

Wrestling Parent Meeting

By GTR 10/04/2018, 9:15am CDT

The annual pre-season Royals Wrestling parent meeting is scheduled for Monday, November 5, 2018 at 6:00pm in the lecture hall.  It is VERY IMPORTANT to attend this meeting to cover the 2018-2019 season. 

We have two new coaches this season and want to introduce them to the team.  We will cover the schedule, expectations, volunteer time, Cub Foods bagging and Snap-Raise fundraising during this meeting so it is imperative that everyone in the program attend.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on November 5th!

Coaching update!

By GTR 06/08/2018, 8:15am CDT

Woodbury Wrestling is excited to announce the additions of All-Americans Clayton Jennissen and Uthman Rabiu, who will be joining the coaching staff this coming 2018-19 season.

Jennissen was a team captain at St Cloud State University during the 2016-2017 season, was 2nd team All-NSIC and won 27 matches that season.  He was awarded the Jim & Dave Hazewinkel Tough Man of the Year Award.  He was awarded All-American honors after he took 7th place nationally at 174 lbs in 2016.

Rabiu was at team captain at St Cloud State during the 2016-2017 season as well.  He earned All-American honors after taking 8th place in the national tournament at 184 lbs in 2016.

We are thrilled to add this coaching talent to the room starting in the 2018-2019 season!  Welcome to both coaches!

2018-2019 PHOTO LINKS

All-State Wrestlers 2018

Cole West--6th place 113 lbs Class AAA State Tournament

Brock Rinehart--5th place 145 lbs Class AAA State Tournament


Alex Mancera

Max Fick

Donald Nde

Mason Barrows

Sam Ellis

Brock Rinehart

Will Bents

Cade Johnson

Cole West

2017-2018 photo links

2016-2017 photo links

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