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Wrestling: Irish extend dual win streak to 11

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The Rosemount wrestling team is building up quite a bit of momentum heading into next Friday's Section 3AAA team tournament.

The Irish put together their second straight 5-0 week last week and have now won 16 of their last 17 dual matches since the start of the new year. After defeating Eden Prairie (41-15) and Wayzata (36-22) fairly handily last Thursday at the Wayzata Triangular, the Irish continued their winning streak against some tough competition Saturday at the Blaine Tournament.

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They advanced to the finals of the eight-team tournament with what coach Brett Larson called their "biggest win of the year," defeating 10th-ranked Coon Rapids 31-30 on criteria by winning 8 of 14 matches. Adam Hedin, Kwame Owusu, Grant Jackson and Kouta Sugii won decisions. Dan Rosa, Sam Moeller and Craig Syzmanski scored major decisions and Payton Otterdahl earned a pin.

The Irish knocked off Blaine 42-33 in the opening round, and wrapped up the tournament title with a 39-30 victory over Detroit Lakes.

Rosa, Hedin, Owusu, Sugii, Moeller, Syzmanski and Otterdahl once again picked up victories against Detroit Lakes, and freshman Rueben Cephas stepped into the lineup and supplied a crucial pin.

Moeller finished the week with a record of 5-0, improving his overall mark to 30-5. He's tied for the team lead in victories with Rosa, who went 4-1 last week to up his record to 30-3. Otterdahl (27-8), Sugii (19-11) and Hedin (9-2) all went 4-1 last week and Owusu (21-14) went 3-0.

The Irish close out the regular season tonight with a Parents Night dual meet against Eagan at Irish Gym.

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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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