Not that many years ago, the North High School wrestling team suffered through a one-win season. After that tough year, head coach Denver Moeller and his staff went to work trying to change the fortunes of the program.
Irondale High School graduate and All-America honoree Dustin Weinmann, left, isn’t the only Weinmann on the UW-La Crosse wrestling roster. His twin brother Ryan, far right, also finished his junior season and older brother Derek completed his senior season. (courtesy of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Dustin Weinmann worked his way up the ladder as a high school wrestler at Irondale High School and capped his prep career with a state championship.
Roseville Area High School senior Hsinku Lay closed out his prep wrestling career with his second appearance in the state tournament. Lay went 1-2 at 170 pounds at the event held Feb. 25-27 at Xcel Energy Center.
Lay opened the tournament with a 9-6 victory over Rochester John Marshall junior Elijah Hollins.
When the Mounds View High School wrestling team ventures to Roseville on Friday for a dual match, there will be plenty on the line. It'll be for more than just rivalry bragging rights and momentum as the post-season approaches.