Park wrestling: LaBrosse, Linssen go unbeaten at Park DualsThe Park wrestling team hosted the Park Wolfpack Duals on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Park High School and went 1-3 in its own tournament.
By: Patrick Johnson, sports editor, South Washington County Bulletin
The Park wrestling team hosted the Park Wolfpack Duals on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Park High School and went 1-3 in its own tournament.
Park lost 38-36 to Cannon Falls/Randolph in the opening round, bounced back with a 36-34 win over Tartan, then fell 42-33 to Blue Earth, before capping the tournament with a 41-25 loss to Chatfield.
Chatfield, ranked 14th in Class A, won the tournament, going 4-0 on the day.
“They are a very balanced team and it showed,” Park head coach Jim LaBrosse said. “Overall we wrestled well as a team. We had more positives than negatives at the end of the day. We are a very young team but that can’t be an excuse from this point on. I am confident that our wrestlers will improve.
LaBrosse said the opening two-point loss to Cannon Falls/Randolph “really hurt.”
“It was our first dual meet of the season and it showed,” LaBrosse said. “Unfortunately we gave up five pins and that ultimately cost us the dual. If just one guy doesn’t get pinned, we win a tough dual.”
In The Blue Earth dual Park jumped out to a 27- 6 lead but their middle and upper weights were too much to handle and Park lost 42-33.
Individually, Park’s Cody Linssen and Collin LaBrosse went 4-0 on the day. The two wrestlers are undefeated thus far this season.
Next, Park wrestles in the much-anticipated District 833 Championship Duals at East Ridge High School on Thursday. Park is scheduled to wrestle Woodbury at 5 p.m. and East Ridge at 6:30 p.m.
Park won the title last year and holds rights to the District 833 traveling trophy.
“It’s time to defend the title and bring the trophy back home again,” Jim LaBrosse said. “There should be some real exciting match ups Thursday.”