Elk River wrestling

by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Mitch Beaudry’s junior year in Elk River football and wrestling was not at all what he had hoped, but this brawny  5-foot-8 athlete redoubled his efforts and his resolve and has filled his senior year with what will be great memories. After the 0-9 football season in 2010 following a [...]

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  No Elk River wrestlers got past the semifinals in the first two rounds of the power-packed Section 7AAA tournament hosted by ERHS on Friday evening. Cole Moening at 106, Evan Caldon at 126, Mitch Beaudry at 182 and Kyle Wiemann at 285 all still have a chance for second place after winning once and [...]

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  Elk River wrestler Holton Lubinski wound up with a 2-2 record and no medals at the state tournament on Saturday.   Lubinski  was 1-1 (both decisions) on Friday, losing to eventual champion Zach Rohr of Hastings 7-1 in the second round.   In wrestlebacks Saturday, Lubinski earned a technical fall over Alex Johnson of [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Zach Stepan of Zimmerman won twice at the state tournament on Friday to reach the Class AA semifinals at 125 pounds.   Meanwhile, Holton Lubinski of Elk River won his first-round match and lost in the second round in Class AA.   Three other Zimmerman wrestlers and one Rogers entrant [...]

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Elk River brothers Holton and Jory Lubinski have both reached the championship round of Section 7AAA wrestling which will be held Saturday afternoon.   Holton, a senior at 145 pounds, won three matches, including a pigtail, and Jory, a  junior at 215, won two matches, on Friday evening at Cambridge-Isanti.   Holton, the No. 1 [...]

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The Elk River wrestlers lost to Forest Lake 43-27 in the first round of Section 7AAA on Friday in Blaine. Winning for the Elks were Jake Staffenhagen, Eric Stevens and Jory Lubinski by pins, and  Holton Lubinski, Abe Williams and Kyle Wiemann by decision. Williams went overtime. Six Elks got pinned, including sophomore Adam Peterson [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor As a cross country runner, Eric Stevens trekked hundred of miles each fall with modest success to show for it. But all that roadwork really pays off when he’s wrestling. “The third period, that’s when I get most of my points,” said Stevens. “A lot of guys get tired in the [...]

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Elk River wrestlers wrapped up a second-place finish in the NWSC by drubbing Park Center 60-10 there Thursday evening. Zang Vang, Jake Staffenhagen, Eric Stevens, Holton Lubinski, Corey Collins, Abe Williams and Kyle Wiemann had pins. The Elks were 8-1 in the NWSC behind only Coon Rapids. They take a 9-5 record overall into the [...]

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