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Photos: Simley Wrestlers Grab Fifth Straight State Crown

The Spartans defeated a tough Scott West squad 36-22 in the Championship match at the Xcel Energy Center to win their fifth straight state team wrestling title Thursday night.

If it seems familiar, it's because it is.

The Simley Spartans wrestling team and state titles seem to fit like a glove. And with the completion of their fifth straight Class AA state title Thursday night with a 36-22 win over Scott West, the Spartans are going to need a new hand next year if the dynasty continues.

Simley finishes the season with a 28-3 record. Their three losses all came during a holiday tournament to national powers in December. The Spartans are currently ranked No. 11 nationally.

After dominating sections by a combined 240-0 in three matches, the Spartans found some stiffer competition on the Xcel Energy Center mats during the state tournament.

But a 44-17 win over Milaca/Faith Christian in the quarterfinal and a 47-20 win over perrennial power Kasson-Mantorville in the semi-final set up a rematch of last year's state championship pairing. 

Simley defeated Scott West 36-19 last year to win their fourth straight state title.

Simley has 12 wrestlers competing in the individual state tournament which runs today and Saturday, also at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Results from Thursday's team matches:

Simley def. Milaca/Faith Christian 44-17 (Quarterfinals)

106: Ray Hoffman, MFC def. Kyle Nordstrom, Simley 13-4: 113: Kyle Gliva, Simley def. Joe Curtis, MFC 13-5; 120: Joe Moscho, MFC def. Zach Spychalla, Simley 10-2; 126: Juan Torres, Simley def. Chris Newgard, MFC 4-1; 132: Stephan Mincey, Simley def. Mike Hoffman, MFC 6-2; 138: Mack Short, Simley def. Jack Barsody, MFC Fall 5:43; 145: Jake Short, Simley def. Aaron Moscho MFC Fall 1:21; 152: Nick Wanzek, Simley def. Austin Weidner, MFC Fall 1:00; 160: Josh Otten, MFC def. Logan Busch, Simley, Fall 1:52; 170: Micah Barnes, Simley def. Jake Earl, MFC12-4; 182: Brandt Olson, Simley def. Josh Majerus, MFC 9-2; 195: Justin Ladehoff, MFC def. Cody Hazelett, Simley 6-4; 220: Jack Ryan, Simley def. Brandon Merten, MFC 9-2; 285: Matt Kadrlik, Simley def. Jordan Ahner, MFC, Fall 2:53.

Simley def. Kasson-Mantorville 47-20 (Semi-Finals)

 106: Brady Berge, Kasson-Mantorville def. Cortez Arredondo, Simley 17-6; 113: Kyle Gliva, Simley def. Ryan Erdmann, Kasson-Mantorville TF 20-4; 120: Pedro DeLao, Simley def. Jesse Johnson, Kasson-Mantorville TF 17-2; 126: Juan Torres, Simley def. Logan Adank, Kasson-Mantorville TF 3:15; 132: Stephan Mincey, Simley def. Branden Schorr, Kasson-Mantorville Fall 3:05; 138: Coltan Laganiere, Kasson-Mantorville def. Hector Rabelo, Simley 12-4; 145: Mack Short, Simley def. Andy Bigelow, Kasson-Mantorville Fall 1:22; 152: Jake Short, Simley def. Corben Hansen, Kasson-Mantorville TF 15-0; 160: Nick Wanzek, Simley def. Cody Morris, Kasson-Mantorville Fall 4:35; 170: Micah Barnes, Simley def. Hayden Sheeran, Kasson-Mantorville Fall :11; 182: Harrison Barnes, Kasson-Mantorville def. Steve Rud, Simley 9-8; 195: Broc Berge, Kasson-Mantorville def. Brandt Olson, Simley Fall :29; 220: Jack Ryan, Simley def. Bryce Seljan, Kasson-Mantorville 3-2; 285: Sam Stoll, Kasson-Mantorville def. Matt Kadrlik, Simley 3-2.

Simley def. Scott West 36-22 (AA Championship)

106: David Flynn, Scott West def. Cortez Arredondo, Simley 11-1; 113: Kyle Gliva, Simley def. Zack Siegle, Scott West 7-3; 120: Pedro DeLao, Simley def. Luke Betchwars, Scott West 8-4; 126: Juan Torres, Simley def. Phillip Dvorak, Scott West TF 23-8; 132: Stephan Mincey, Simley def. Luke Zilverberg, Scott West 8-2; 138: Mack Short, Simley def. Andrew Fogarty, Scott West 3-1; 145: Jake Short, Simley def. Derek Dahlke, Scott West 14-4; 152: Nick Wanzek, Simley def. Gabe Fogarty, Scott West 2-0; 160: Charlie Pesch, Scott West def. Logan Busch, Simley 3-0; 170: Micah Barnes, Simley def. Patrick Dvorak, Scott West Fall :43; 182: Nick Dvorak, Scott West def. Brandt Olson, Simley 3-0; 195: Cody Hazelett, Simley def. Jake DeWeese, Scott West Fall 5:20; 220: Michael Riker, Scott West def. Jack Ryan, Simley Fall 1:20; 285: Michael Kroells, Scott West def. Matt Kadrlik, Simley Fall 4:39.

George Tourville March 03, 2012 at 07:00 PM
Congratulations to the Simley Wrestling Team. Coaches, Parents and Boosters.

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