Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The Cubs battled their way through the Minnesota State High School League tournament to a fifth-place finish, capping off a season full of new records. Some personal and team records have been broken this year. On their way to a fifth-place finish in state, the Cubs faced 17 ranked teams, beating 15 of them. The team also scored 1,732 points this year in dual meets, setting another school record. Another record was set by sending eight individuals to the state tournament: Mitchell McKee, Quinten Berres, Tanner Mills, Marcus Hamer, Tyler Kuechle, Jordan Joseph, Caramon Hansen, and David Joseph, and tied the school record by placing three of them: Quinten Berres, Tyler Kuechle and David Joseph. Marcus Hamer, Tanner Mills, Caramon Hansen, Travis Schiefelbein, and David Joseph all hit their 100th win this year. Quinten Berres set a new record with 25 pins on the year. Maria Donnay did an awesome job representing Kimball as she sang the National Anthem
In the first round of the state tournament, the Cubs faced sixth-ranked Lake Crystal Welcome Memorial. The Cubs battled hard, but came up on the losing end. Mitchell Mckee (103) started the cubs off with a 4-3 decision win over Levi Marsch, Quinten Berres (112) won by a fall in :37 seconds over Dylan Keck, Tanner Mills (119) won by a 3-1 decision over fifth-ranked Tanner Trembley, Marcus Hamer (125) won by a 11-6 decision over Cole Bohnert, Mitch Pramann (135) won by an 8-2 decision over Spencer Yackel, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a 4-1 decision over 10th-ranked Eric Hood, Alex Thurber (215) won by a 6-3 decision over Chuck Gunderson. This put the team score at Kimball 24 LCWM 29. Losing in the first round of the tournament meant that the best finish the Cubs could get was fifth place.
Off of this year's team we will graduate five guys: Jake Linn, Mitch Pramann, Tyler Kuechle, Tyler Loch, and David Joseph. All of these guys have contributed so much to the team this year.