Wrestling: Royals’ Anderson, LeVasseur nab titles at BC tourney

The Rogers¬† wrestlers had two champions — Phillip Anderson and Clay LeVasseur — and placed fifth among nine teams at the Brooklyn Center Invitationals.

The Royals had no entry at five weights, but all nine entrants placed in the top six.

“The kids wrestled well today. Having all nine kids place is a big deal, and to have our first two champions of the year was great,” said coach Chris Donnay.

Anderson pinned three opponents for the 126-pound title.

LeVasseur had a bye, pin and decision for the 220-pound crown in his first tournament of the year. He came back from a neck injury this week.

Placing second was Steffan Paige at 138, going 2-1 with one fall.

Place third were Tim Beach at 132 (3-1 with two falls) and Connor Larson at 120 (3-1 one fall). Larson’s lone loss was 4-3 against a ranked wrestler in the semifinals.

Placing fourth were Ryan Lien at 195 (2-2,  one fall), Gabe Martinez at 170 (2-1) and Kyler Swanson at 145 (1-2). Placing sixth was Tyler Eicher at 160 (1-3).

Rogers and Mounds View will wrestle at Champlin Park on Thursday.