Eighth-grader Davin Rose is headed to his first Class AA State Individual Wrestling Tournament after a second-place finish at the Section 3AA individual tournament Friday and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23, in New Ulm. He is the lone wrestler to advance for Morris Area / Hancock / Chokio-Alberta wrestling, who saw seniors Matt McNeill at 195 and Brady Cardwell at 160, and junior Dalton Rose at 145 all place third.
That win set up a true second match against Carter Brandes of New Ulm. Both were scoreless through the first period. Rose gave up an escape point in the second period, then got a reversal to go up 2-1. Brandes tied the match at 2-2 with an escape point in the third period to send the match to overtime where Rose got a takedown just 30 seconds into overtime to seal the win, 4-2.
Dalton Rose at 145 lost by major decision 13-3 to Sean Howk of New Ulm in a true second match. McNeill also fell in a true second match, to Jacob Beuberger of Worthington by 9-6 decision.
The Tigers graduate three seniors in Ben Travis, McNeill, and Cardwell.
106: Dallas Walton 1-2, 8th… 113: Davin Rose 4-1, 2nd… 120: Ethan Lebrija 3-2, 3rd… 126: Toby Messner 0-2, 8th… 132: Jed Feuchtenberger 2-2, 4th… 138: Ben Travis 2-2, 5th… 145: Dalton Rose 3-2, 3rd… 152: Gideon Joos 2-2, 8th… 160: Brady Cardwell 3-2, 3rd… 170: 1-2, 8th… 182: Tristan Raths 1-3, 6th… 195: Matt McNeill 2-2, 3rd… 220: Dillon Nelson 1-3, 6th