By Jean Doran Matua, Editor
Austin Schlangen qualified for the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the 285-pound (heavyweight) level.
Schlangen went into the State individual tournament with a 32-6 record. His first opponent was Shane Noyes of Canby, with a 22-4 record. Noyes won with a fall at 5:24. He would go on to become State Champion at this weight class.
Schlangen went on to face Mason Novitzki of Royalton/Upsala. Novitzki won by a fall at 0:58, thus ending Schlangen’s pursuit of a State medal this year. The EV-W junior should have another chance next year.
At left, Austin Schlangen faces his first State opponent – and ultimately the State Champion – Shane Noyes of Canby. Photo courtesy of Dan Condon and the Jackson County Pilot.