Rush City wrestling

Junior Jake Lynch represented Rush City at the Minnesota state wrestling tournament on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center. In his opening match against Spencer Ogden of Annandale/Maple Lake, Lynch earned an 8-4 lead by halfway through the second period. But unfortunately for the No. 7-ranked wrestler, who had a 9-6 lead with 45 seconds [...]

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Junior Luke Rands lifts an oponent during the Section 7AA individual wrestling tournament at North Branch last week. The 170-pounder took eighth place in his weight class to close the season. Junior Jake Lynch is headed to state after capturing first place at 195 pounds. Senior Tyler Sitz earned fourth place at 126 pounds, while [...]

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RC wrestling coach boosts team morale with humor— Nearly a month ago, Rush City/Braham head wrestling coach Andy Hackenmueller and one of his top wrestlers, junior Jake Lynch, shook hands on a deal. If Lynch won the 195-pound weight class at the North Branch tournament in mid-January, Hackenmueller had to grow a mustache to match [...]

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NB takes third, RC places fourth The North Branch wrestling team held an eight-team invite Friday night, where the Vikings placed third overall with 186 points, followed by Rush City/Braham in fourth place (100 points). Centennial took first place with 233.5 points, followed by Grand Rapids with 222.5 points. The Vikings had five grapplers compete [...]

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Two grapplers pave way to title match The Rush City-Braham wrestlers opened their season on Saturday with a home invite, where the Tigers placed fourth of nine teams with 136.5 total points. Rice Lake, Wis., took first (211 points), while Luck, Wis., clinched second (189) and Crosby-Ironton placed third (160.5). Two Tigers made it to [...]

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Last Friday the young Rush City/Braham wrestling team toughed it out to earn third place in the Great River Conference Championships at Pine City. The team totaled 161 points to place ahead of Cloquet-Esko (133), Mille Lacs (108) and Ogilvie (82). Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson took the championship (241) and Aitkin was runner-up (239). Freshman Isaiah Johnson [...]

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