Ashtin Johnson (170 lbs.) took 1st during this weekend’s Hopkins Tournament.

Tiger Wrestlers compete in Hopkins tournament

Wyatt Schmidt earns 75th career win


The Tiger wrestling team traveled to Hopkins this past weekend to take part in a 13 team individual tournament.   This tournament combined Class A, Class AA, and Class AAA schools.  It was a great opportunity to wrestle outside of our local area and compete against some schools we don’t traditionally see.  The Tigers finished in the middle of the pack, 7th place with 86 points.  Edina placed 1st, Wayzata 2nd, and Lakeville South was 3rd.

Our last wrestling match was on December 20th so it was good to get back on the mat and get some quality matches in.  Our upper classmen did a really good job for us and earned our team a lot of bonus points.  Springfield had three wrestlers in the championship match; Wyatt Schmidt (120) got 2nd, Ashtin Johnson (170) got 1st, and Sam Rummel (195) got 2nd.   Those three wrestlers combined for an eight and two record and pick up 6 pins.  Three other Tiger wrestlers earned medals.   Kody Bast (160) placed 4th, Mitchell Streich (220) placed 5th, and Damian Honeman (182) placed 6th. 

Wyatt Schmidt earned his 75th career win at the tournament.  He now has 77 career wins and is on track to get his 100th win by the end of the season.

The Tigers host Madelia-Truman, St. James and Wabasso on Tuesday at 5:00 p.m.

See more sports stories in this week's issue of the Springfield Advance-Press.

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