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    I am pretty new to the wrestling scene as far as being a real fan. I have always just focused on my team, which you all probably know by now is Owatonna. But being out of high school now and being engaged to a girl from Apple Valley, i want to be a fan of the sport and not just a school. So if you could i think a fact or a brief history of what your team has done would be fun and great to help me understand what some of the other schools have done in their history that i may not know about.
    I guess i will start with Owatonna-In the 2004-2005 season they went 60-1 and had their highest national ranking ever at number 5. The only team they lost to was Carl Sandburg, IL 31-18 at The Clash, where Owatonna was the runner up. That year they were led by Russell Smith to a state title. Durning their run the beat AV 4 straight times.
    Owatonna has had a state champ each of the last 4 years;
    2007 Pat Mahan(215 Lbs)-45-0 after state and then placed 4th at nationals
    2006 Derek Skala(160 Lbs)-41-5
    2005 Russell Smith(171 Lbs)-49-0(I'm not totally positive on the wins)
    2004 Alex Meger(103 Lbs)-49-0(Once again not totally positive on the win total)

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    I've been a volunteer assistant high school coach here in Connecticut since probably before you were born, but I haven't followed my own high school team, so I can't tell you how they've been doing. Still, I'm happy to give you a bit of trivia about them. Brookline (Mass) High's first varsity wrestling match was in December of 1963, and victory was clinched in the 157 lb. weight class when a skinny junior with the nickname of Spider pinned his opponent with a half nelson and one-on-one.
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    Apple Valley, MN has the only two seventh grade High School state champions in Minnesota history. (might be pretty proud of their state titles, too)

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    How many does Apple Valley have? I know its like 8 in the last 10 years...but other than that lol. By the way do u live in MN right now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spider View Post
    I've been a volunteer assistant high school coach here in Connecticut since probably before you were born, but I haven't followed my own high school team, so I can't tell you how they've been doing. Still, I'm happy to give you a bit of trivia about them. Brookline (Mass) High's first varsity wrestling match was in December of 1963, and victory was clinched in the 157 lb. weight class when a skinny junior with the nickname of Spider pinned his opponent with a half nelson and one-on-one.
    Nice. Wish i had a story like that lol. What school are you a volunteer coach for?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNFan View Post
    How many does Apple Valley have? I know its like 8 in the last 10 years...but other than that lol. By the way do u live in MN right now?
    Yes, I live up by Forest Lake in Lindstrom.

    I know they lost in 1998 (I pinned, it wasn't my fault.. lol), and I believe 2004.

    I don't even know the total off hand, and I'm too lazy to look it up.. I'm guessing 12 or 13.

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    Upper Arlington High School (Columbus, Ohio)

    Going through a rough time right now, but at one point in the mid-80's UA was the best big school (AAA/DI) in central Ohio. I don't know if the record still stands, but in '86 they finished 3rd in AAA which at the time was the highest finish by a AAA school from central Ohio ever. The school has produced 3 wrestlers who earned state titles and two wrestlers who earned AA status at NCAA's.

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    Cleveland West High School. Closed in 1970. Still holds the record for having most state wrestling champs in a single year: 6 in 1951.

    A caveat. The state championship was still an invitational (I think) that was being held at various Cleveland area locations. It moved to Columbus in 1959.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MNFan View Post
    Nice. Wish i had a story like that lol. What school are you a volunteer coach for?

    Southington High School in Connecticut. We've been very highly ranked for the last few years, but I can't take any credit for that - we have an excellent head coach and a good feeder program for younger kids.
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