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.