The Royalton-Upsala coaching staff doesn’t preach about seeing it to believe it. Instead, it’s seeing it to be it. The Royals definitely saw it, and then some, at the 69-team Rumble on the Red tournament in Fargo, N.D., Dec. 27- 28, with brackets loaded with extreme quantity and quality. “We put this ‘meatgrinder’ into our [...]
Royalton-Upsala split a pair of duals at Tuesday’s Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus (PLPRB) tri, falling 52-23 to the host Road Crew while defeating Crosby-Ironton 64-18. Senior Mitch Lange, sophomores Brad Kroll and Kyle Lange, freshman Ty Held and seventh-grader Jackson Held each won both of their matches on the night for the Royals, with Mitch Lange [...]
Trysten Ross is pretty strong. That much is obvious. What is also becoming obvious is the fact that Ross is fast becoming one of the top upperweight wrestlers in the area, maybe the state. That much was demonstrated by his run to the 220-pound title at the 16-team Paul Bunyan tournament in Brainerd, Dec. 13 [...]
Royalton-Upsala cruised to an easy 60-12 win over host Browerville while falling 50-27 to United North Central in a tri meet, Thursday. Senior Mitch Lange, junior Joe Jensen and sophomores Brad Kroll and Kyle Lange all went 2-0 on the night for Royalton. Seniors Matt Neu and Matt Presler, junior Brady Moulzolf, sophomore Clint Gadacz, [...]
Pierz vs. Royalton-Upsala wrestling photo gallery The season is barely a week old, but Pierz cemented itself as the early favorite to repeat as section champs by steamrolling its first five foes, including a 59-9 win at Royalton-Upsala, Tuesday. The night started well and proceeded to get better and better for Pierz, as it won [...]
Royalton-Upsala nearly doubled up host Holdingford as it avenged a loss from last season’s section semifinals with a 47-24 triumph, Thursday. Senior Matt Neu, sophomore Kyle Lange and eighth-grader Lyle Zimmerman picked up pins for the Royals and sophomore Brad Kroll and seventh-grader Jackson Held won by major decision. Eighth-grader Cole Scofield won by a [...]
Four Royalton-Upsala wrestlers picked up pins in a season-opening 50-27 defeat at Kimball Area, Tuesday. Junior Joe Jensen earned a first-period fall at 120 pounds, followed by senior Shawn Urbanski at 170, senior Mitch Lange at 195 and sophomore Clinton Gadacz at 285. Sophomore Brad Kroll earned a 12-5 decision at 160.
Senior Mitch Lange is the top returner for the Royals coming off a fourth-place finish at 160 pounds in Class A at last year’s state tournament. Other returning starters include seniors Matt Neu, Shawn Urbanski and Tony Gadacz, juniors Brady Moulzolf and Joe Jensen, sophomores Cody Wensmann, Clinton Gadacz, Kyle Lange and Brad Kroll and [...]