Youth wrestlers advance to state tourney

The youth ANML Lightning wrestlers participated in the 2016 Team regions to advance to the NYWA State Tournament. There were 12 teams; they were seeded #5, defeating HL-WW 65-12. They then wrestled Princeton and won 36-18 to advance to the semifinals and take on the #1 seeded STMA. They upset them with a 33-32 win. In the finals they lost a close dual to Waconia 27-36 to place 2nd in their Region and advance to the NWYA State Tournament April 1-3. Front Row: Aiden Fitzgerald, Brayden Fobbe, Gunnar Johnson, Porter Pribyl, Brandon Cooper, Exavier Jones and Cassen Brumm. Middle Row: Adam Klatt, Nathan Klatt, Trevor Pribyl, Cole Lafave, Mitchell Koss, Noah Gindelle, Christopher Klatt, Carston Peterson and Riley Hall. Back Row: Austin Imholte, Carson Cooper, Jed Wester, Coach Holden Youngs, Nathan Zander, Coach Aaron Hempel, Zachary Pribyl, Alex Klatt, Jacob Klatt, Joesph Towne and Coach Jesse Puncochar. (Photo submitted by Rachel Pribyl)
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