North Branch wrestling

North Branch wrestlers Zack Sundly, Eric Bergstrom, Sam Peltier and Reid Johnson will be advancing to the State Wrestling Individual Championships after qualifying at the Section 7AA Championships in Hibbing last week. Senior captain Sundly was section champion in the 195 weight class and is now state ranked eighth. Senior Bergstrom (220 weight class), senior [...]

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The season ended for the No. 3 section south seeded North Branch wrestling team last week when the boys lost 27-25 to No. 2 seed Milaca/Faith Christian in the Section 7AA Team Championship quarterfinals at North Branch Area High School. The Vikings defeated No. 6 south seed Rush City/Braham 62-18 in the preliminaries. Milaca/Faith Christian [...]

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The North Branch wrestling team couldn’t take advantage of home mat advantage last Thursday when the boys lost 42-33 to Chisago Lakes. Still, Reid Johnson, Jake Pilz, Zack Sundly and Eric Bergstrom all won by pin, while Levi Eastwood and Arik Steele were victorious by decision and forfeit, respectively. Sundly and Johnson are both ranked [...]

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The North Branch wrestling team racked up 201.5 points to take champion runner-up out of 12 teams in the 55th Annual Grand Rapids Skip Nalan Tournament last Saturday. Grand Rapids took the championship with 241 points. Seniors Zack Sundly (195-pound weight class) and Eric Bergstrom (220), as well as junior Seamus Hunter (285) all took [...]

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The North Branch wrestling team on Dec. 20 trounced Columbia Heights and sent the Hylanders home with a 55-24 defeat. The Guillotine website revised its rankings Dec. 28 and continues to list the North Suburban Conference undefeated Vikings as “Lean and Mean.” Senior 195 weight class wrestler Zack Sundly moved up a notch and is [...]

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With Viking senior grappler Zack Sundly ranked 10th in the state by the respected Guillotine website, the North Branch wrestling team proved itself strong last week in the first competitions of the 2012-13 season. The team brought home victories over Champlin Park (40-35) and Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony (64-15) in the triangular held at Spring [...]

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