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As a team, the Royals took 4th place at Eastview on Saturday, with Alex Braun taking home another championship.  Taking 2nd were Will Bents, Sebastian Zamorano, Mason Barrows and Denis Tokin.  At the time of print, JV results had not been tabulated and will be posted when received.

On the varsity side, 19 wrestlers took the mat and 12 placed.  Placing for the Royals:  Braun-1st, Bents-2nd, Cade Johnson-4th, Zamorano-2nd, Nick Sieczkowski-5th, Omar Abdelal-4th, Ahmed Abdelal-6th, Tre Hockenberger-3rd, Barrows-2nd, Ethan Chaney-4th, Tokin-2nd and Trenton Willner-6th.  Congrats to Will Bents for getting his 75th career win over the weekend!

This week, many wrestlers will participate in the 9th Grade Sections at Chisago Lakes HS on Tuesday afternoon.  On Thursday, the Royals will host Mounds View for Parent Night at Woodbury HS.  JV starts at 5:30pm with varsity slated to start at 7:00pm.

Woodbury had an uncharacteristically rough night on the mats Thursday, losing close duals to Park and Scott West but beating East Ridge handily.

In the Park dual, falls by Alex Braun and Will Bents had the score knotted at 12 early on.  A fall by Cade Johnson and a decision by Ryan Holt gave the Royals a 21-12 margin through 6 matches.   Sebastian Zamorano won a major decision but consecutive losses put Woodbury down 27-25.  Brock Rinehart won by fall and Tre Hockenberger took a decision to give the Royals a 34-27 lead late, but consecutive falls allowed the Wolfpack to edge Woodbury, 39-33.

The Royals then took on undermanned East Ridge in the second dual of the night.  The Raptors forfeited 6 of 14 matches and Johnson, Zamorano, Ahmed Abdelal, Hockenberger and Tokin all won by fall.  Final score:  Royals 66, Raptors 18.

In the finale, Woodbury saw #9 AA Scott West and it came down to the final match of the night to decide it.  Winning matches for Woodbury:  Bents (tech fall), Johnson (major dec), Nick Sieczkowski (dec), Ahmed Abdelal (fall), Hockenberger (fall) and Mason Barrows (fall).  Scott West wins the dual, 41-30.

For the Junior Varsity squad, winning matches on the night were Gavin Wilson (1), Josh Williams (2), Ethan Chaney (2), Jack Anderson (2) and Allen Mancera (2).

The Royals have some time off now, with the next competition being Saturday, January 18th at the Eastview Invitational for an individual tournament.  Action starts at Eastview HS at 10:00am.

Royals take Cannon Falls title

By GTR 01/05/2020, 10:30am CST

Woodbury sent a total of 28 wrestlers to the mats on Saturday at Cannon Falls (19 Varsity, 9 JV), with 22 placing as the Varsity squad took the championship for the 2nd time in 4 years.  The Royals took 3rd in 2014 and 2016, 1st in 2017, 4th in 2018 and 2nd in 2019.  Woodbury beat 2nd place Hutchinson by 35 points to take home the title.

All 9 of the JV wrestlers placed in their respective weight classes, with Gavin Wilson, Logan Ryan and Noah Golden taking home titles: 

4th place:  Tyler Higa

3rd place:  Gais Algazi, Josh Williams

2nd place:  Caleb Howe, Stanley Iturrino, Dawson Baker

Champion:  Gavin Wilson, Logan Ryan, Noah Golden

For the varsity, 13 wrestlers climbed the podium on Saturday.  Nick Sieczkowski, Brock Rinehart and Tre Hockenberger took home titles; it was Rinehart's 3rd consecutive championship at Cannon Falls:

5th place:  Sebastian Zamorano, Omar Abdelal, Ahmed Abdelal, Trenton Willner

4th place:  Nick Howe, Mason Barrows

3rd place:  Will Bents, Denis Tokin

2nd place:  Alex Braun, Cade Johnson

Champion:  Nick Sieczkowski, Brock Rinehart, Tre Hockenberger

This week, the Royals host the District 833 quadrangular with Park and East Ridge, along with Scott West, currently ranked #9 in AA, on Thursday evening at Woodbury HS.  Action begins at 4:30pm. 

Royals take 2 of 3 duals at Stillwater

By GTR 01/03/2020, 9:15am CST

Woodbury took 2 of 3 duals Thursday night at Stillwater, falling to the #2 Ponies but taking matches against Albert Lea and Eagan.  Highlights of the night include Cade Johnson getting his 75th career win, Alex Braun notching his 50th career win and Blake Tinsley with his first varsity victory.

Against the Ponies, Braun (major decision) and Will Bents (decision) had the Royals within 5 at 12-7 but Stillwater took 6 straight to open up a 46-7 lead.  Pins by Brock Rinehart, Mason Barrows and Denis Tokin made the final score 52-25 in favor of the Ponies.

The Royals took Albert Lea down 52-29 in the 2nd bout.  Cade Johnson won an 11-0 major decision and falls by Braun, Tinsley, Bents, Ahmed Abdelal, Rinehart, Tre Hockenberger, Barrows and Tokin sealed the victory.

In the finale, Woodbury saw section foe Eagan.  The Wildcats forfeited two weights and pins by Braun, Kaiden Kirby, Johnson, Ahmed Abdelal, Rinehart, Hockenberger and Tokin provided the Royals with the 54-24 margin.

For the junior varsity, winning matches on Thursday night were Gais Algazi (1), Logan Ryan (1), Thomas Moesenthin (1), Trenton Willner (1), Allen Mancera (2), Caleb Howe (2), Tyler Higa (1), Dave Hawley (2) and Stanley Iturrino (1).

The Royals travel to Cannon Falls for an individual tournament for both Varsity and JV.  Action starts at 10:00am

The Woodbury wrestling team placed four wrestlers at Fargo over the weekend at the Rumble on the Red, with the JV placing 26th of 52 teams and the Varsity taking 17th of 58 teams.  Thomas Moesenthin and Trenton Willner both placed 7th on the JV side with Alex Braun taking 6th on the Varsity side.  Brock Rinehart won the championship in his weight class, taking home the first varsity title in Royals wrestling history.

Moesenthin went 5-2 in his bracket with 2 pins to take 7th; Willner also went 4-2 and recorded all 4 wins by fall to also take 7th place.  Remaining records of JV wrestlers that did not place:  Caleb Howe 1-1, Kaiden Kirby 2-2, Gavin Wilson 1-2, Logan Ryan 1-2, Nick Howe 2-2, Dave Hawley 2-2, Stanley Iturrino 2-2, Dawson Baker 3-2 and Ethan Chaney 3-2.

On the Varsity side, Braun went 4-3 through a very tough bracket.  He won by fall in his opening match and a 7-3 decision in his 2nd bout.  He lost a tough 2-1 decision in a quarterfinal matchup to go into the consolation bracket.  He won a 2-0 decision and then beat the #1 ranked wrestler in ND in class A 8-4 to ensure placement.

Rinehart won his initial two bouts by fall and saw the #3 ranked MN wrestler in his quarterfinal and won by major decision, 10-2.  In his semifinal bout, he faced the #2 ranked ND wrestler in class A and won by fall to put a Royal wrestler into the finals at the Rumble for the first time in history.  Brock went up against the #1 ranked wrestler in class B in ND, edging him in a tough 13-10 match to go 5-0 and take home the championship.

Other varsity results:  Will Bents 2-2, Cade Johnson 2-2, Sebastian Zamorano 2-2, Omar Abdelal 2-2, Tre Hockenberger 0-2 and Mason Barrows 2-2.

On Thursday, January 2nd, the Royals travel to Stillwater HS to face Stillwater and Albert Lea in a triangular meet.  Action starts at 5:00pm.

On Saturday, they head south to Cannon Falls HS for the Cannon Falls Invitational, an individual tournament.  Both JV and Varsity bouts begin at 10:00am.

The Royal grapplers stepped up to win the team title at Chisago Lakes on Friday night, prepping for their trip to Fargo for the Rumble on the Red.  The Royals took home titles in many weights in both Varsity and Junior Varsity and placed in many other weights.  The Royals put up 203.5 points in  beating 2nd place St Croix Falls, WI.

Results from the Junior Varsity competition:

Caleb Howe-1st

Blake Tinsley-1st

Gavin Wilson-1st

Logan Ryan-2nd

Jack Anderson-2nd

Tyler Higa-4th

Dawson Baker-3rd

For the Varsity squad, Braun went 4-0 in his bracket, pinning 3 and winning a 13-2 major decision in the championship match en route to being named Most Valuable Wrestler.  Brock Rinehart also took home a title with 2 pins and a technical fall in the championship and Will Bents won a championship with two decisions and a fall in the title match.

Other placewinners:

Kaiden Kirby-5th

Cade Johnson-2nd

Ryan Holt-6th

Sebastian Zamorano-3rd

Omar Abdelal-7th

Nick Sieczkowski-5th

Tre Hockenberger-2nd

Mason Barrows-2nd

Thomas Moesenthin-4th

Denis Tokin-4th

Trenton Willner-6th

The Royals travel to Fargo on Thursday morning for the Rumble on the Red, which starts at 10am on Friday (Saturday action starts at 9am).  If you are not attending in person, you can follow the event at https://www.trackwrestling.com/.  

#10 Royals fall to #4 Rangers

By GTR 12/20/2019, 6:45am CST

A battle of ranked teams came down to the final match on Thursday evening, with the 10th-ranked Royals eventually falling to the 4th-ranked Rangers from Forest Lake, 40-33.

The Royals were down 13-0 when Will Bents won by fall to cut the lead to 13-6, but additional tough matches got Woodbury down 31-5 halfway through the match.  But pins by Sebastian Zamorano, Omar Abdelal, Brock Rinehart, Tre Hockenberger and Mason Barrows allowed the Royals to fight back into the match 37-33.  A decision in the final match of the night gave the Rangers a hard-fought win.

Other highlights on the evening were Mason Barrows getting his 50th career win and Will Bents getting his 60th career win.

Winning some great matches for the Junior Varsity were Josh Williams (fall), Dave Hawley (decision), Trenton Willner (fall) and Thomas Moesenthin (decision).

The Royals travel to Chisago Lakes HS today for an individual tournament.  Teams participating include Robbinsdale Armstrong, Champlin Park, Chisago Lakes, Goodhue, Grand Rapids, North St Paul, Proctor, Robbinsdale Cooper, Rogers, Rush City, St. Croix Falls and Stewartville.  Wrestling starts today at 4pm.

Woodbury continued its momentum Thursday night in White Bear Lake, sweeping duals over the Bears and Cambridge-Isanti.

Against WBL, Alex Braun and Brad Little continued their strong starts to their young careers with Braun winning a 15-0 technical fall and Little winning by fall.  Will Bents and Cade Johnson also picked up pins while Jack Anderson won a tough-7-6 decision.  Sebastian Zamorano and Ahmed Abdelal won by fall, Brock Rinehart took a forfeit victory and Mason Barrows and Dennis Tokin closed out the victory with pins.  Tokin picked up his first varsity victory in the 56-19 defeat of the Bears.

Woodbury took over a back-and-forth dual by winning the final 5 matches in a 48-27 win over the Bluejackets.  Braun outlasted his opponent 7-6 and Little won again by pin to give the Royals an early 9-6 lead.  Bents and Johnson again won by pin but Woodbury lost the next four matches to fall into a 27-21 deficit.  Rinehart (fall), Nick Sieczkowski (fall), Tre Hockenberger (fall), Barrows (decision) and Tokin (fall) took the final 5 matches for the victory.

Coming up this week, the Royals will host a dual against 4th ranked Forest Lake on Thursday.  Action begins at 5:30pm for JV; varsity is slated to start at 7pm.

On Friday, the squad will travel to Chisago Lakes HS for the Chisago Lakes Invitational, which is an individual tournament.  Action starts at 4pm and teams included are Robbinsdale Armstrong, Champlin Park, Chisago Lakes, Robbinsdale Cooper, Goodhue, Grand Rapids, North Saint Paul, Proctor, Rogers, Rush City/Braham, St Croix Falls and Stewartville.

Royals take 2nd at Woodbury Duals

By GTR 12/09/2019, 7:00am CST

The Woodbury wrestlers dismantled Henry Sibley and then beat a strong Rochester Mayo squad before being beaten by #1 AAA Shakopee on Saturday in the Woodbury Duals.  The event raised funds for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund.

Against section foe Sibley, the Royals were dominant from the start, with Alex Braun, Brad Little and Will Bents pinning their opponents.  Cade Johnson won by technical fall, Jack Anderson by major decision, Nick Howe by fall and Sebastian Zamorano by decision.  In the final weights, Omar Abdelal won by fall, Brock Rinehart by technical fall, Ahmed Abdelal and Tre Hockenberger won by fall before Thomas Moesenthin and Mason Barrows took forfeit wins to finalize the Royal win at 73-6.

Against Rochester Mayo, Braun and Little again got Woodbury out to at 12-0 start with two pins.  Bents took a major decision victory and Johnson won by technical fall in consecutive weights but the Royals were down 23-21 after 8 weights.  A  major decision victory by Ahmed Abdelal and pins by Rinehart and Hockenberger put the Royals up 40-23 and Trenton Willner's pin finalized the Woodbury victory at 46-29.

Braun got the Royals out to another great start with a pin in the opening match...but facing a number of top-ranked wrestlers prevented additional team points until Zamorano got a decision mid-way through the match.  Rinehart and Barrows won by decision to make the final score Shakopee 55, Woodbury 14 (one team point deduction).

Winning bouts for JV were Caleb Howe, Logan Ryan, Mike Hall, Noah Golden, Fernando Cartagena, Thomas Moesenthin, Stanley Iturinno, Denis Tokin, Gavin Wilson and Jack Anderson.

Quarterfinals:

Shakopee 70, Annandale-Maple Lake 3

GMLOS 42, White Bear Lake 22

Woodbury 73, Henry Sibley 6

Rochester Mayo 59, Mahtomedi 23

Consolation:

Annandale-Maple Lake 51, White Bear Lake 22

Henry Sibley 43, Mahtomedi 42 (criteria)

Semi-finals:

Shakopee 63, GMLOS 9

Woodbury 46, Rochester Mayo 29

7th place:

Mahtomedi 42, White Bear Lake 42 (tie – no advancement)

5th place:

Annandale-Maple Lake 54, Henry Sibley 14

3rd place:

GMLOS 40, Rochester Mayo 35

Championship:

Shakopee 55, Woodbury 14

This week, the Royals travel to White Bear Lake to take on the Bears and Cambridge-Isanti in a triangular.  Action starts at 4:30pm.  Please note the location of the match is at the North Campus, 5045 Division Avenue in White Bear Lake. 

The Royals team swept through a quadrangular Thursday night, dominating Irondale 73-5 and Armstrong 84-0 before beating Hastings 38-34.  It was only the 3rd time the Royals have beaten Hastings in program history.

Against Irondale, a new addition to the Suburban East wrestling conference, the Royals dominated from start to finish.  Alex Braun, Will Bents, Cade Johnson, Nick Howe, Sebastian Zamorano, Omar Abdelal, Ahmed Abdelal, Tre Hockenberger, Mason Barrows and Ethan Chaney all won by fall in the match.  Brad Little and Brock Rinehart won by technical fall and Kaiden Kirby won by decision in his first varsity win.

Against Armstrong, the Royals took 6 point wins in every match, the first time they've accomplished that since the 2012-2013 season.  Forfeits were won at four weights and falls were won by Braun, Little, Kirby, Johnson, Jack Anderson (first varsity win), Howe, Zamorano, Omar Abdelal, Hockenberger and Trenton Willner.

The final dual against Hastings wasn't decided until late, but the Royals started out in dominating fashion with a technical fall by Braun and a fall by Little.  Bents and Johnson also picked up falls to boost an early lead to 23-4, but Hastings won the next 4 matches to take a 28-23 lead.  Rinehart and Ahmed Abdelal each won by fall and Mason Barrows sealed the deal with a win by decision.

On the junior varsity side, Mike Hall, Thomas Moesenthin, Logan Ryan, Jack Anderson and Trenton Willner all went undefeated on the evening.  Allen Mancera, Josh Williams and Gavin Wilson all went 2-1 on a very successful night.

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