Elk River wrestling

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Jacob Bunker, former Elk River wrestler, will make his amateur Mixed Martial Arts debut on Saturday evening at the Anoka Armory, announced promoter Jim Clark. Bunker, a college student who has done well in several Jui jitsu tournaments, is nicknamed “Viking” in MMA, said Clark. He will face a Californian [...]

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BASKETBALL, BOYS Record — 13-7 conference, 20-9 overall All-conference — Porter Morrell (sr G), Bryan Edwards (sr C), Clay Elrod (jr F) … Honorable mention: none Team awards — MVP: Morrell … Most improved: Edwards … Hustler: Hadden Team leaders — Scoring: Morrell 18.5 (536), Elrod 17.1 (496), Edwards 9.5 (275), Hadden 5.1 (143) … [...]

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  Zimmerman wrestler Mitch Robinson wound up with a fifth-place medal in the state tournament on Saturday after losing in the semifinals to the eventual runner-up. Meanwhile, Elk River’s Evan Caldon and Rogers’ Philip Anderson lost in wrestle backs, each finishing 2-2 and out of the medals at state. Robinson, a senior competing at 182 [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Evan Caldon had a bittersweet feeling after becoming Elk River’s lone entrant in the state wrestling tournament for the second straight year Saturday, placing second at 132 pounds in Section 7AAA at Anoka. “I just wish my brother could have been here,” said Caldon, referring to Garrett, the team’s [...]

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Elk River’s Evan Caldon has reached the finals and six other Elks are alive in wrestlebacks at the Section 7AAA tournament, which will conclude Saturday in Anoka. Caldon, who placed sixth in the state at 126 last year, won twice Friday to reach the 132-pound title match against Mark Voss of St. Michael-Albertville. Also still [...]

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Elk River has a competitive wrestling team this year, finishing 8-8 against a fairly strong schedule. But the Elks were overwhelmed by neighboring St. Michael-Albertville 69-0 Friday in the Section 7AAA tournament at STMA. “We tried to take a bite out of them, but we didn’t win a match,” said coach Paul Nelson. “But they [...]

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The Elk River wrestlers were seeded last among nine teams in Section 7AAA, which has four ranked teams. The Elks (7-7) face No. 8 Andover on Thursday in Andover at 7 p.m,. with the winner advancing to the eight-team tournament Friday at St. Michael-Albertviille, where they will open against top-seeded STMA. STMA is, ranked No. [...]

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