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Farmington eighth-grader Taylor Venz will compete in the Class 3A? State Wrestling Tournament this weekend after winning the Section 1AAA title at 106 pounds last weekend in Shakopee. Venz has a record of 30-5 and is ranked 10th in the state.

Wrestling: 106 pounds, 100 percent

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Less than a year ago, Taylor Venz was wrestling as a 91-pounder at national youth tournaments. Coming off a high school season where he went 3-4 while going up against varsity opponents in the 103-pound weight class, the seventh-grader knew he would have to put on some weight to be successful.


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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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