The 9th Grade Wrestling team traveled to Hastings on Saturday to compete in the 9th Grade Team State Tournament. After defeating Apple Valley, United, and Bemidji, the Knights faced off against A-C-G-C in the State Championship. With the Knights losing 31-22 with only 3 matches left, Owen Vike delivered a pin and Fletcher Nesbit won a great match to tie the score 31-31 setting the stage for the final match. With the match on the line, Layton Pippin did not disappoint as he pinned his opponent to win the State Championship for the Knights! Overall, it was a great day for the entire team. This is only the 3rd time the 9th grade Knights have taken home the title, the first time since 2009. Up next for the 9th grade team will be the Individual Qualifier on Saturday beginning at 9:30 AM here at STMA.
Rd.1 – Knights 48, Apple Valley 21
Rd.2- STMA 49 United 24
Rd.3- STMA 35, Bemidji 26
Finals: Knights 37, ACGC 31