Rogers wrestling

  Kyler Swanson notched  his 100th wrestling victory Thursday evening, highlighting the action for Rogers at their home quadrangular in which the Royals won all three matches. Swanson, a senior at 145 pounds, reached 100 with a first-period pin of Spectrum’s Zac Selly. He also had a tech fall and major decision. “Kyler getting his [...]

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The Rogers Royals entered six wrestlers and all of them placed in the eight-team Chisago Lakes tournament on Friday evening. The Royals placed sixth. Phillip Anderson was runner-up at 138 pounds, and Ryan Lien was runner-up at 220 after pinning two opponents. “We only had six wrestlers tonight.  Everyone who went placed,” said Chris Donnay, [...]

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The Rogers Royals had eight wrestlers place in the top five as they finished sixth among 12 teams at the Maple Grove Invitational on Saturday. Ryan Lien took second at 220 with a fall, a double overtime victory in the semis, then a loss to Trae Story of Roseville in the finals. Story is ranked [...]

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Philip Anderson was the 138-pound champion, highlighting the Rogers Royals’ seventh-place showing in the 12-team Fridley Invitational on Saturday to open their season. “For only having eight guys we did pretty well  today,” said coach Chris Donnay. “We had a tough first round, only winning three matches, but the kids came back and wrestled much [...]

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ROYAL WRESTLING Rogers was 3-16 last year but won a tournament and sent two wrestlers to state, both “firsts” for the program. “Now we just need to keep taking steps forward from there,” said Chris Donnay, second-year coach. They should score at 126 to 145 with Connor Larson (jr, 21-10 last year) Phillip Anderson (jr, [...]

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ROYAL WRESTLING Team record – 1-5 conference, 7-13 overall All-conference – Clay LeVasseur (sr 195), Phillip Anderson (so 126) … Hon.mention: Tim Beach (jr 132), Connor Larson (so 120) Team awards – MVP: LaVasseur … Top rookie: Jake Owens (fr 170) … Most improved: Jordan Lemcke (fr 160) … Most dedicated: Michael Voorhees (sr 145) [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers Royals have two wrestlers in the state meet as undefeated Clay LeVasseur won the Section 5AAA crown at 195 pounds and Phillip Anderson was runner-up at 126, Saturday at Maple Grove. “For the first time in school history we have two state entrants in the same year,” [...]

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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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