Join us on June 9th for the 2nd Annual Volksfest beanbag tournament! Last year we had over 85 teams and 40 board sponsors. If you would like to purchase a custom board please email GoodhueWrestling@gmail.com by Sunday May 20th. These boards make great graduation, wedding or birthday gifts. We will also have a limited supply of Goodhue Wildcat boards for purchase. To guarantee a set please place your order by May 20th.
Our first year was a great success and we anticipate another big turnout. Preregistered teams are greatly appreciated and we will be limiting the tournament to the first 128 teams. See attached flyers for details if you would like to participate, purchase a set of boards or be a sponsor.
Please contact Goodhuewrestling@gmail.com or 651-253-0681 with questions. We look forward to seeing everyone there!
Due to the predicted incoming snow Saturday evening, the Section 1 Individual Tourney has moved up tournament times by an hour to allow travel home to begin earlier. The day starts tomorrow at 10:00 with semifinals (instead of the original 11:00).
Day 1 went well overall. Goodhue entered 13 of the 14 weights, and 12 earned All-Section honors and will compete tomorrow to determine just exactly which place is theirs in Section 1A. Maddox, Bjorn, Mariano, Baxter, Mason, Kelby, Kaleb, Kodee, and Ryan are the 9 championship semifinalists competing at 10:00 a.m. tomorrow. Ryley, Travis, and Jacob are waiting in the consolation semifinals.
Brackets as well as a live dashboard of the action, if you can’t make down, can be found by going to http://www.trackwrestling.com and clicking on “events” at the top, then “search events” and type in “mshsl” and the “MSHSL Section 1A Tournament” should be the first thing at the top.
We hope you can make it to cheer on the guys at the Mayo Civic Center!
Saturday at Individual Sections at Mayo Civic Center
*the day will now run as one continuous session instead of two separate sessions
10:00 championship semifinals
12:30 consolation semifinals, 5th place
3:45 Parade of Champions
4:00 Finals and 3rd place, then true seconds
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.
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.
Be sure to check out the 10:00 news tonight (Monday, 2/27/17) to watch the KTTC “Athlete of the Week” segment. Or, in this case, Athletes of the Week. The O’Reilly brothers were selected after catching reporter Chris Barriere’s attention for their collective performances at the Section 1A Tournament this past Saturday.
Here is a link to the article. The O’Reilly Brothers: Athlete of the Week