ST. MICHAEL — Tyson Meyer won his third straight Class A title to lead a trio of area wrestling champions during Saturday’s championship meet at St. Michael-Albertville High School.
At 182 pounds, Meyer won a 14-4 major decision over Chatfield’s Grady Schott to win his third consecutive championship and finish his senior season with a 36-0 record.
Meyer is the third area wrestler to win three or more championships, joining Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s Kevin Steinhaus (2007-09) and Renville-Sacred Heart’s John Miller (four from 1982-85).
Benson sophomore Thomas Dineen also completed an undefeated season with a state championship at 195 pounds. In the final match, Dineen won an 8-0 major decision against Zumbrota-Mazeppa’s Ethan Kovars.
At 145, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa junior Blaine Fischer also won his first state championship. In the finals, a second-period reversal was all he needed to win the crown, beating Royalton/Upsala’s Jacob Leibold in a 2-0 decision.
Along with the three state champions, for other area grapplers competed in state finals: Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City’s Jevon Williams (113); BBE’s Ryan Jensen (120) and Walker Bents (126); and Minnewaska’s Jakob Swalla (285).
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