The State High School Wrestling Tournament, 2013, is for Feb. 28-March 2, at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. This year’s state schedule features the team tournament running all day Thursday, Feb. 28. The action starts with the Class AA and Class AAA quarterfinals at 9 a.m. They will be followed by the Class A team quarterfinals at 11 a.m., which will be run simultaneously with the Class AA and Class AAA consolation semifinals. Friday, March 1, the Class AA individual first round begins at 9 a.m.
The Class AAA individual first round starts at 11 a.m., followed by the Class A individual first round at 1 p.m. Friday evening, the Class AA individual championship quarterfinals begin at 5 p.m.
The Class AAA and Class A individual championship quarterfinals will follow at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., respectively. The evening session will conclude with all wrestle-backs at 8 p.m.
Saturday, there will be five rounds of competition. The first starts at 10 a.m. and will consist of all individual consolation quarterfinals. The second round will start approximately at 11:15 a.m. and will entail all individual championship semifinals.
Round Three begins approximately at 1:15 p.m. and will encompass all individual consolation semifinals. At approximately 5 p.m., all individual fifth- and third-place matches will begin. The day will end with all individual championships beginning at approximately 7:30 p.m. Awards will then follow the final round.
Kimball will send five wrestlers to the Individual State Tournament this year. Senior HWT Timmy Konz (1st), senior 182-pounds Travis Wills (true 2nd), senior 138-pounds Marcus Hamer (2nd), sophomore 126-pounds Quinten Berres (1st), and sophomore 113-pounds Blane Tschida (1st).
Photo courtesy of Vanessa Schlueter.
At right, Kimball’s 195-pounds senior Austyn Schlueter “almost” pinned ACGC Jacob Peterson again in the first round at Individual Section Friday. Peterson would go on to be the Section Champion headed to State. Schlueter would end his wrestling career with a fifth-place finish in Section 5A.