Wrestling: Tigers 3rd at Koda Classic
The 11th-ranked Farmington wresting team won three out of four matches Saturday to earn third place at its own Koda Classic.
“Overall it was a good day of wrestling,” Farmington coach Chad Olson said. “We wrestled well in our three wins, but got out-wrestled by Lakeville North.”
Defending state champion Taylor Venz, ranked fourth in the state, led four undefeated Farmington wrestlers with a 4-0 day that included three technical falls. Victor Gliva had a 3-0 day at 106 pounds, scoring a tech fall and a pair of pins, and Brian Caravantes and Brayden Chapman each went 3-0, as well.
The Tigers opened the day by winning 10 of 14 matches, earning bonus points in all 10, in a 59-15 win over Northfield. They then won the first eight matches and built a 41-0 lead while defeating Paynesville, 53-21.
Against North, the Tigers led 22-8 before dropping five of the final seven matches.
In the third-place match, the Tigers once again won the first eight matches to take a commanding 38-0 lead. Gliva, Skyler Raymond, fourth-ranked Jamin LeDuc and Caravantes all provided pins during the run.
The Tigers compete in another tournament Saturday in Monticello.