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Simley Wrestling Team Back in Action After Rare Dual Match Loss

The Spartans fell to a tough St. Michael-Albertville squad, 41-21, on Friday night. It was a battle of nationally ranked squads.

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The Simley High wrestling team lost to a tough St. Michael-Albertville squad, 41-21, in a battle of nationally ranked squads Friday night.

The defeat was the first in a dual match for the defending state champion Spartans since Dec. 30, 2011, when they fell to Archbishop Moeller (OH) and St. Paris Graham (OH) during The Clash National High School Wrestling Duals in Rochester.

Here are individual results from Friday’s match, according to the Simley Wrestling website:

• 106 - Elliot Kirchert (Simley) pinned Zach Dehmer (St. Michael-Albertville), 4:58
• 113 - Aaron Dick (St. Michael-Albertville) dec. Cortez Arredondo (Simley), 4-2
• 120 - Colton Schoen (St. Michael-Albertville) pinned Kyle Nordstrom (Simley), 1:25
• 126 - Tommy Thorn (St. Michael-Albertville) pinned Zach Spychalla (Simley), 0:39
• 132 - Tanner Mills (St. Michael-Albertville) tech. fall Brad Rechtzigel (Simley), 16-1
• 138 - Kyle Gliva (Simley) dec. Mark Voss (St. Michael-Albertville), 2-1 3OT
• 145 - Jake Short (Simley) pinned Talon Juusola (St. Michael-Albertville), 3:02
• 152 - Mack Short (Simley) dec. Cole Sladek (St. Michael-Albertville), 6-4 OT
• 160 - Lincoln Mallinger (St. Michael-Albertville) wins by forfeit
• 170 - Thor Holstad (St. Michael-Albertville) dec. Collin McCallister (Simley), 4-3
• 182 - Nick Wanzek (Simley) dec. Jordan Joseph (St. Michael-Albertville), 8-2
• 195 - Jake Briggs (St. Michael-Albertville) dec. Chris Baumann (Simley), 3-1
• 220 - Michael Kessler (St. Michael-Albertville) dec. Jack Ryan (Simley), 7-3
• 285 - Ricky Briggs (St. Michael-Albertville) pinned Rahshad Nixon (Simley), 1:02

Simley got back on the mat this morning at the Prior Lake Duals. As of 11:35 a.m., the Spartans already had defeated Farmington, 54-15, and Tri-City United/Cleveland, 68-12. That improved their record to 7-1.

Click here to see a live Twitter feed from the Prior Lake Duals.

Next week, Simley will host a triangular meet with Richfield/Edina and North on Thursday and take part in the Minnesota Christmas Tournament in Rochester on Friday and Saturday.

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