Wrestling: Tigers excel at Concordia team camp
The Farmington wrestling team, coming off its first-ever state team qualification last winter, continued to find success in its second trip to the Cobber Wrestling Camp June 14-18 at Concordia College in Moorhead.
The 11th-annual team camp consisted of three competitions and the Tigers excelled in all three. They won the Ironman competition against a field of 20 teams and placed second in the dual meet competition and the dodgeball tournament.
The Ironman competition involved performing a variety of exercises and drills: Burpees, a 12-minute run, pull-ups, 10 minutes of sit-ups, continuous push-ups and a two-minute shuttle run. All-state wrestler Victor Gliva, who was named the camp’s Outstanding Wrestler, set a new camp record with 425 burpees in 10 minutes and placed third overall in the Ironman. Teammate Hayden Kendall placed fifth in the Ironman and Marshall Heyda was camp champion with 109 consecutive push-ups.
Eight Tigers were Ironman award-winners: Gliva, Kendall, Heyda, Trayton Anderson, Mason Hawkins, Skyler Raymond, Bryan Scavone and Jamin LeDuc.
As a team, the Tigers achieved the third best score in camp history.
The Tigers also shined on the mat, going 6-1 in seven duals with their only loss coming to Class A powerhouse Frazee in the championship.
Despite those successes, head coach Chad Olson said his team’s crowning achievement was their second-place finish out of 20 teams in the dodgeball tournament. The Tigers won three games and lost one.