Huskies win Chan-Chaska tournament

The Huskies wrestling season is underway and off to an exciting start. The team is 3-0 in the conference and 4-1 overall. Senior captain Austin Abbas said, “I think the season is going very well so far. I’m really hoping we do good at sections, make it to state and win it.” The Huskies season started on Nov. 28, with the Faribault Invitational. The team placed second and  junior Brandon Moen had his 150th career win. On Dec. 3, Owatonna held its first home meet of the season by celebrating parents night against Rochester Mayo, resulting in a 43-27 win. After a big win over Mayo, the Huskies traveled to Farmington High School to take on Farmington and Hastings in a triangular duel.

The team won the first duel against Hastings 34-31.Head coach Cliff Casteel said, “Hastings is ranked number six, and we’re ranked seventh behind them and still ended up beating them. Traditionally, Hastings has a really good wrestling program, so it was a tough battle. Beating them is a really good sign for us this early in the season.” They wrestled the Farmington Tigers and lost 23-41. Later, the Huskies took on the Northfield Raiders and the Mankato West Scarlets in a triangular on Dec. 10. The Huskies went into the matches confident and proved themselves by winning 58-13 over Northfield and 66-13 against Mankato West. The team then traveled to the Chan-Chaska tournament on Dec. 12, at Chanhassen High School where they took first place. Sophomore Peyton Robb was awarded “Most Valuable Wrestler” for the third year in a row. The Huskies look eagerly ahead to what the rest of the season has to offer.