Rogers wrestling

The Rogers Royals rallied from a 22-0 deficit to beat East Ridge, and cruised over Minneapolis Roosevelt 55-6, in a triangular Friday evening at East Ridge in Woodbury. “It was fun to have a close dual like the one against East Ridge,” said coach Chris Donnay.  ”We left way too many points out there  but [...]

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The best match was  one that Rogers lost, but the Royals were the victors 43-27 over the Buffalo Bison at home Thursday evening. In a duel of two formidable freshmen at 220 pounds, No. 8 ranked Adam Treptau of Buffalo got a takedown in the closing second to clinch a 5-2 win over Andrew Piehl. [...]

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  The Zimmerman Thunder had one champion, Austin May, while their star Mitch Robinson lost a duel of unbeatens to place second, at the Zimmerman Invitational on Saturday. The Thunder tied for fifth place among nine teams. Glencoe-Silver Lake-Lester Prairie placed first and had three champions. Rogers had one champion and one runner-up (see below). [...]

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The Rogers Royals lost to Big Lake 50-21 there Thursday in what coach Chris Donnay  called their best showing of the year. “The score doesn’t do justice to how well we wrestled,” said Donnay, noting that the score was 32-21 with three matches left. Connor Larson won 9-7 on a takedown in the last five [...]

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Rogers placed third among ten  teams at the Brooklyn Center Invitational on Saturday and had one champion. Cruz Martinez was champion at 126 pounds, beating Tu Ni of St. Paul Central 4-2 in the finals. Martinez, a freshman with a 14-9 record, had two first-period pins to reach finals. It was the first varsity tourney [...]

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The Rogers wrestlers had a humbling outing with losses of  51-14 to St. Francis and 62-9 to Cambridge-Isanti on Friday evening at Cambridge. Cambridge-Isanti is 12-0 in duals and ranked No. 3 in Class 3A. St. Francis is 3-1. The Royals dropped to 5-5. “We saw some good things tonight but we learned what we [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Kyler Swanson’s next win will make him the all-time leader for Rogers wrestling. The 145-pound senior became just the second Royal to notch 100 wins when he pinned a Spectrum rival at home Dec. 20. He’s added four more, tying the school record of 104 held by Todd Klemz since 2008. [...]

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The Rogers wrestlers capped a strong two days of wrestling by winning two of three teams in a quadrangular at Robbinsdale Armstrong on Friday, Dec. 21. The Royals  lost to Champlin Park 45-30, then beat Columbia Heights 47-24 and Robbinsdale Armstrong 36-25. The night before, the Royals (5-3) had beaten Park Center, Spectrum and Brooklyn [...]

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