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Updated through 2016-2017 season
Cole West--6th place 113 lbs Class AAA State Tournament
Brock Rinehart--5th place 145 lbs Class AAA State Tournament
Cole West and Brock Rinehart reached the podium Saturday night to earn All-State honors at the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul as the season came to a close.
Donald Nde wrestled very well but came up on the short end of a 2-1 overtime decision against Carson Ties of Rochester Mayo. When Ties lost his next match, Nde was unable to advance into the wrestlebacks. Donald finished a great junior season with a 30-12 record.
West, the #5 seed at 113 pounds, won his opening match with a 9-1 major decision over Grant Sussner of Chaska/Chanhassen. West then dropped a 5-0 decision to eventual runner-up Regan Schrempp of Apple Valley. In the consolation bracket, West dispatched Cameron Davis of Albert Lea 7-4 and avenged an early-season loss to Stillwater's Javon Taschuk in a 3-1 victory.
Cole was defeated by Ryder Rogotzke of East Ridge and St Michael-Albertville's Brandon Psyk to finish 6th and an overall 19-5 season record.
Rinehart, the #7 seed at 145, pinned St Michael-Albertville's Hayden LeMonds in his opener, but faced eventual State Champion Nate Larson of Apple Valley in round 2. Rinehart lost that match and headed to the consolation bracket.
Rinehart won an 11-1 major decision over Maxwell Fuecker of Minnetonka and a 7-3 decision over Anoka's Scott Springer in the first two rounds of wrestlebacks. In the consolation semi-finals, Brock lost a 13-7 decision to Dallas Hooper of St Cloud Tech and set up a match against TJ Turinske of White Bear Lake. Rinehart won a thrilling, last second 9-6 decision to take 5th place. He finished the season with a 42-7 overall record.
Congrats to ALL Woodbury Royals wrestlers on the season! Thank you to our seniors--Amir Muhamed, Daryl dela Paz, Alex Mancera and captain Max Fick. Your contributions to the program are greatly appreciated. Thank you to the incredible coaches, fans and families of the Royal Wrestling Program for your unwavering support!
The season-ending banquet is set for Sunday, April 8th. Please look for detailed information in the coming weeks.
The Royals wrestlers had a great showing at the Section 3AAA individual tournament, putting 9 on the podium. Cole West, Brock Rinehart and Donald Nde qualified for the State Wrestling Tournament, which takes place Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul.
Placing for the Royals were West (champion), Cade Johnson (6th), Will Bents (4th), Rinehart (champion), Sam Ellis (5th), Mason Barrows (5th), Nde (2nd), Max Fick (4th) and Alex Mancera (4th). Congrats to Fick, Mancera and Daryl dela Paz, who wrestled for their final times in a Woodbury singlet.
West came in as the #2 seed at 113 pounds, pinned his first opponent and had an impressive 15-0 technical fall in round 2. In facing the #1 seed and #2 ranked wrestler in the championship, West dominated his opponent throughout, riding in the top position throughout the 3rd period on his way to a hard-fought 7-3 victory. He will go the the 'X' for a 3rd straight year and will look to improve on a 6th place finish from 2017.
Rinehart, seeded #1 at 145 pounds, won by pin and by a 22-7 technical fall before facing the #2 seed in the finals. He survived a slow start to come through with a 15-8 decision. He returns to the state tourney for a 2nd consecutive season.
Nde, the #3 seed at 195 pounds, won by pin and then took down the #2 seed with a crisp 3-1 decision. He lost the title match to the #1 seed and #1 rated wrestler in the state, but takes the runner-up position to his first state tournament.
Individual action starts on Friday morning, with the AAA wrestlers starting at 11:00am. Additional tourney information can be found at http://www.mshsl.org/mshsl/activitypage.asp?actnum=424. Get down to St Paul to support your Woodbury wrestlers this weekend!
For the 2nd consecutive season, Eagan ended Woodbury's team season in the Section 3AAA tournament. The Royals dominated St Paul Central in their opening match 69-6, but fell to the Wildcats 51-15.
In the opener, the Royals won 6 matches by forfeit. Cade Johnson, Will Bents, Cedric Ramos, Brock Rinehart, Donald Nde and Alex Mancera all took the 6 point forfeit victories. The Royals won 13 of 14 matches; also winning were Cole West (fall), Nick Howe (fall), Omar Abdelal (fall), Sam Ellis (decision), Tre Hockenberger (decision), Mason Barrows (decision) and Max Fick (fall).
Against the #2 seed Eagan, the Royals were only able to win 4 matches. Winning were West (fall), Rinehart (decision), Fick (decision) and Mancera (decision). For Fick and Mancera, the victories were their final team dual matches in their Woodbury careers.
This Friday and Saturday, the Royals will be in the Section 3AAA individual tournament at East Ridge HS. Action starts at 5:00pm on Friday and 10:00am on Saturday. Come cheer the boys on for a place at state!
The Royals were able to leave Stillwater HS on Saturday with two champions, but many wrestlers saw success at the Suburban East Conference JV wrestling championships.
Tre Hockenberger and Denis Tokin both went undefeated and took home championships. Overall, the Royals had 14 wrestlers get to the podium. Those placing for Woodbury:
Antonio Rizzo: 5th place
Logan Ryan: 4th place
Ryan Holt: 5th place
Cedric Ramos: 3rd place
Dave Hawley: 4th place
Sebastian Zamorano: 5th place
Nick Howe: 3rd place
Omar Abdelal: 5th place
Tre Hockenberger: 1st place
Tyler Anderson: 2nd place
Travis Pham: 5th place
Thomas Moesenthin: 4th place
Daryl dela Paz: 2nd place
Denis Tokin: 1st place
The varsity will head to the team Section 3AAA Tournament on Friday at Cretin-Derham Hall HS. Action starts at 3:00pm. Good luck Royals!
The Woodbury Royals lost their regular season finale to the Bears from White Bear Lake Thursday night, 46-18. Up next is the team section tournament next week.
Winning for the Royals were Antonio Rizzo (fall), Brock Rinehart (decision), Donald Nde (fall) and Alex Mancera (decision).
Winning for the junior varsity were Cedric Ramos (fall), Dave Hawley (fall), Tre Hockenberger (fall) and Travis Pham (fall).
On Saturday, Stillwater HS will play host the the Suburban East Conference JV tournament (please note location change). Action starts at 10:00am.
The team section tournament will be held Friday, February 16th, at Cretin-Derham Hall HS. Action will start at 3pm with pigtail dual matches for the 7th-10th seeds and all duals will take place on Friday.