By Victoria Dahlin—
Rush City High School senior Brady Anderson is advancing to the Minnesota State High School Championships after earning champion runner-up at the Section 7AA Individual Wrestling Championships last Saturday in Mora.
Anderson received a bye in the first round and won by pin in 4 minutes over the Cloquet wrestler in his first bout. He then won by decision 5-4 over a Mora opponent. In the championship round he lost by decision 5-4 to the Chisago Lakes Area wrestler.
Only wrestlers placing first and second in each weight class at the individual section tournament qualify for the state tournament.
“We wrestled one of the best tournaments of the season at the perfect time,” said Coach Josh Moulton. “I was very proud of each wrestler. They came ready to wrestle and that they did. Isaiah Johnson wrestled a very good tournament. His brother Logan beat a kid he had lost to early in the year, who won ninth grade state. Jacob Lynch took third with a dislocated finger.
“Last but certainly not least, we had Brady Anderson wrestle I would say the best matches of his career and take second place in getting a spot into the state tournament. He was the number five seed and put everything he had into his matches. Congratulations Brady, you earned it,” added Moulton.
On Feb. 14, the #6 south seeded Rush City/Braham wrestling team ended its season as a team in the first round of the Section 7AA Team Championships when it lost to the #3 south seed Chisago Lakes Area 54-24.
Anderson will be competing in the Minnesota State High School Individual Wrestling Tournament, which takes place at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul with the Class AA competition scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. Friday, March 2 and continue through Saturday, March 3.
RC/B wrestlers @ Section 7AA Championship
138 Brady Anderson (senior)
160 Isaiah Johnson (eighth grader)
170 Logan Johnson (freshman)
195 Jacob Lynch (freshman)
182 Johnathan Mielke (junior)
132 Dillon Arispe (junior)
113 Tyler Sitz (sophomore)
126 Patrick Sendhoffer (senior)
152 Daniel Johnson (junior)