The first round of the 2015 State Wrestling Tournament opened up with mixed results for Goodhue wrestlers Joel Gadient and Bailee O’Reilly. Joel, wrestling at 126, fell behind NHREG’s Cordell Peterson early in the first and continued to trail into the third period. Down 7-5 with about 30-40 seconds left, Joel went feet to back for 5 to finish with a 10-7 win to advance into the Quarter Finals. At 5:30, the quarters will start and Joel will face 2x State Champ Austin Anderly.
Bailee O’Reilly, wrestling at 152, wrestled a scoreless first period. Down 1-0 in the third, he gave up two take downs while in on his own shots to fall 5-1. He will need his opponent to win tonight to in the quarters to have a chance to wrestle in consolation tonight.