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Farmington freshman Taylor Venz went 4-0 at 106 pounds to capture the Class 3A state title last weekend at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Venz overcame a 5-0 deficit in the third period to upset No. 1 Mitchell McKee 9-6 in the semifinals.

Farmington's Venz capped off season with a state championship Saturday

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Taylor Venz has been dreaming about winning a state championship for the last three years.

At least, he's been trying to. That's why he wrote "state champion" on his pillow case with a Sharpie. He wanted that goal to be the last thing he saw every night before he went to bed.


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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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