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Sports Roundup: Simley Wrestlers Place Eighth in Clash 10

Three other Spartan teams return to action after winter break tonight.

The Simley High School wrestling team took home eighth place out of 32 teams competing in the Clash 10 high school tournament in Rochester this past weekend.

The Spartans finished with a 3-3 dual record in the event, which featured 14 teams from the InterMat Fab 50 rankings of the top high school wrestling programs in the nation.

Simley ranks eighth in the InterMat poll.

On the tournament's first day—Dec. 30—Simley went 2-1 in dual matches. The Spartans defeated Rapid City Central (SD), 51-21; and St. Michael-Albertville, 39-21; then lost to Brandon (FL), 42-27, in the final match of the day.

In three tights matches on Dec. 31, Simley lost to Archbishop Moeller (OH), 33-27; defeated Christiansburg (VA), 39-27; and fell to St. Paris Graham (OH), 39-34.

For individual results from Simley’s matches in Rochester, visit the Simley wrestling website by clicking here.

The Spartans are back in action Jan. 6 and 7, when they compete in the 2012 Cheesehead tournament in Kaukauna, WI, near Appleton. There, they will face some of the top high school teams in the Upper Midwest.

Simley enters this weekend's tournament with an 11-3 dual-meet record.

For more information about the Cheesehead, click here.

BACK IN ACTION

Three Simley varsity teams return to action after the winter break with games tonight.

The boys basketball team visits North St. Paul in a Classic Suburban Conference game, the girls basketball team hosts North St. Paul in conference action, and the girls hockey team will host Minneapolis Novas.

Al Tate January 03, 2012 at 08:44 PM
This article is inaccurate. Simley wrestled 6 matches overall and went 3-3. This was the toughest high school dual meet in the nation and Simley, even though they lost some matches, proved again they are one of the 10 best teams in the nation. Pretty impressive.
Michael Garlitz January 03, 2012 at 08:54 PM
Hi Al. Thanks for pointing out my error about Simley's record in the tournament. I will update the story ASAP.
Colleen Ottman January 04, 2012 at 01:56 PM
Today, Jan 4, 2012, is Simley freshman, Jack Ryan's 15th birthday, As his Grandma, I am so proud of him as he is wrestling at 220 pounds and, as his Grandma, I feel he is doing awesome as a freshman. Happy birthday, Jack, and keep up the great work!
Michael Garlitz January 04, 2012 at 10:24 PM
Wish Jack a fantastic birthday from Patch, Colleen! Jack and the entire Simley squad are having a great season so far, especially when you consider their competition. For instance, their tournament this weekend, the Cheesehead, again features a number of nationally ranked opponents.

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