by Eric Oslund
The Spectrum Sting began their wrestling season over the weekend, competing in a set of dual matches on Friday, Dec. 2, and then a tournament on Saturday, Dec. 3.
It was a rough start for the Sting as they fell by scores of 15-57 and 5-59 to Minneapolis Roosevelt and Fridley, respectively.
Against Roosevelt, the Sting had falls by Adam Devine and Ethan Anue. Logan Schumacher added a decision to complete the scoring. Schumacher also added a decision against Fridley, to go along with Thomas DeBoer’s pin – it was the team’s first of the season. Keagan Wilson had two pins in the JV competition, and his brother Ari also scored a pin.
The Sting were really able to step up in Satruday’s Edina Individual Tournament, as they ended with five different wrestlers on the podium.
Aune (138 pounds) led the way with a second-place finish. Others who placed included Schumacher – who came in third – Devine (fourth), Conner Sharp (fifth) and Tristan Behnken (fifth). Keagan Wilson and Edwin Markey each placed first in the JV division.
Up next, the Sting will take on Trinity on Tuesday, Dec. 13. Competition starts at 5:00 p.m. in the Spectrum sixth grade building.