Tonight the opening rounds of the Section 1A Team tournament begin. The top 4 seeds host the other teams. #7 seed Dover-Eyota and #10 FCLMC square off in Goodhue’s gym at 6:00 p.m., and the winner advances to the quarter-final to meet Goodhue at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Quarter-final winners advance to compete at the Mayo Civic Center at 11:00 a.m. Saturday morning. Two winners will meet in the finals at 1:00 p.m. for a Section 1A championship and a trip to State Tournament two weeks later.
We hope to see you tonight for the final home dual of the 17-18 season!
Thursday’s dual with Z-M in Mazeppa has been moved to Friday, 1/12/18. The time has been adjusted as well. The varsity dual is an hour earlier, starting at 6:00 p.m. The Junior Varsity action will start at 4:30 p.m. Predicted bad weather has closed both schools Thursday, forcing the HVL event to be pushed back a day.
Goodhue hosts its first home dual of the 17-18 season tonight! JV starts at 6:00 and the varsity around 7:00 to start the HVL Conference schedule, facing off against the Byron Bears. Afterward, join us in the Commons Area for cake to celebrate Kelby O’Reilly’s 100th win!
Goodhue’s first 2x State Champion Bailee O’Reilly has verbally committed to wrestle for the University of Minnesota.
This is Goodhue Wrestling’s first wrestler to compete at the Division I level. Bailee was recruited by multiple schools and divisions. At this point Bailee plans to pursue a business major after finishing high school with a 3.5+ GPA. He also received a $1k academic scholarship from the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association (MWCA). On the mat, Bailee was a 6 year varsity starter, a winner of 185 career matches, a 3x state entrant and a 2x State Champ, winning the 152A title in 2016 and the 160A title in 2017.
The decision to compete for the Gophers came down to the traditions of success that Minnesota has had at developing wrestlers. “One thing that always drew me towards the U was the great fan base and all the resources they have in place for the guys who are willing to put in the work to be great and be remembered for years.”
The upcoming season will likely be a red shirt year. Bailee expects to compete at 165 pounds for the Gophers in open tournaments.
Bailee will sign his National Letter of Intent (NLI) on National Signing Day Wednesday, April 12th, at 3:00 in the wrestling room. Fans and friends are welcome to attend.
Goodhue Wrestling family and fans are invited to a welcome home tonight to celebrate the 2017 season! We will honor our Section Runner-Up Team, 13 Section competitors and 11 Section medalists, 4 state entrants and 3 medalists and 2x state champ!
Let’s celebrate the journey our young men started on a cold afternoon in November!
John and Mason compete in the opening Saturday round of consolation starting at 9. John will be up right away on mat 4. Mason will be about the 3rd match on mat 3. All Class A wrestlebacks are up first.
The semis are scheduled to start at 10:15. Kelby will be on mat 1 and Bailee will follow him. Consolation matches will continue after the semis.
Set your alarm… State Quarter Finals are coming up at 4:00. John will be up immediately at 4:00 on mat 8. Kelby will be on mat 4 and Bailee will be on mat 1. The brothers will be about the 4th/5th match on their mat so they’ll be up at approximately 4:30.
In the first round, John won by pinfall in the 3rd period. Mason lost by fall at the end of the first in an outside cradle. Mason will need his first round opponent to win in the quarters to get a consolation match tonight in the wrestleback round at 7:00 p.m. Bailee controlled his match, picking up a 13-5 win. And Kelby also picked up a major decision, winning 15-2.