The final round at the 2013 MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament has come and gone. The two remaining wrestlers, Ryan Tipcke and Kyle Drehmel, finished up a great season at the Xcel Energy Center Saturday evening.
At 126 pounds, Kyle Drehmel wrestled for 3rd place against Tyler Keller of Medford. Keller scored first on a low single leg, and led into the second period with a 2-1 advantage. Kyle scored reversal points after starting down, but Keller got away to tie it at 3 all going into the final period. With his turn to start down, Keller got away and added a takedown. Kyle quickly got away, but couldn’t finish his own takedown as time expired, dropping the match 6-4.
Kyle’s completed 126 pound bracket for 2013 Class A
Kyle Drehmel finished his career as the 2013 Class A 4th place finisher at 126 pounds! With a 38-8 season record, Kyle finished his career with 147 career wins, leaving him at 5th place on Goodhue’s career wins list! (See all-time career win list under the “History” link and click on “75+ Career Wins”.) Congratulations Kyle on an outstanding career with Goodhue Wrestling!
Ryan Tipcke competed in his final career match on Saturday evening as well. At 220 pounds, Ryan showed his balance and stamina against his big opponents. After a scoreless first period against Kyle Johnson of Barnesville, Ryan scored quickly off the mat with a one point escape. Aggressively looking for the takedown, Ryan picked up a second point in the period on a second stalling call. Still staying aggressive in the third period, Ryan’s opponent got away from underneath but couldn’t score a takedown, leaving Ryan getting his hand raised by the referee in his final match at the Xcel Energy Center. Ryan finished his senior season with a record of 38-9.
Ryan’s completed 220 pound bracket for 2013 Class A
Scoring the individual state tournament, Goodhue posted 30 team points to finish in 19th place out of 57 teams that scored at least one team point.
Congratulations on a great State Wrestling Tournament!