Seven OHS wrestlers qualify for state as individuals

How does it feel to be headed to state?


The Owatonna Wrestling team has had an amazing season to say the least. The team, led by first year head coaches Scott Seykora and Adam Woitalla, took first in the Big Nine conference. The team won the section.  Plus, the duo were named 1AAA Head Coaches of the Year. Not to mention that the team will be sending seven participants to the state tournament.

The seven going to state are: Kaden Nelson, Landen Johnson, Peyton Robb, Cade King, Brandon Moen, Griffin Thorn and Goy Tut. This group of wrestlers and the entire team have given tremendous effort throughout the season with early morning meets, strenuous practices and other obstacles, but their hard work prevailed as they were able to win the section tournament. “Being a section champ is a great accomplishment, but for those of us going to the state tournament, our work isn’t done,” says junior captain Peyton Robb. Seykora was very pleased with the work effort of the team. Seykora said, “It’s the kids who did it, it’s the kid’s work that allowed all of that to happen.”

Another notable success is two of these seven wrestlers, junior Peyton Robb and senior Brandon Moen, are both undefeated throughout this season. The Huskies look to continue their success and are already shifting their focus towards the state tournament. The Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament will take place on March 3-4 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Good luck to our wrestlers, and go Huskies!

The team will also be hosting a “Welcome Home Supper” after the State tournament at the Junior High on March 5 at 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. There will be Sloppy Joes, chips, and root beer. The tickets cost $10 and children 4 and under and wrestling alumni are free.