Wrestling: Jackson, Levine reach 100 winsThe Irish went 4-0 in duals to improve their record to 15-3
By: Matt Steichen, Rosemount Town Pages
A pair of individual milestones highlighted another undefeated week for the Rosemount wrestling team.
Seniors Adam Jackson and Steve Levine each won their 100th career matches, becoming the sixth and seventh wrestlers in program history to reach triple digits. Jackson, the state’s second-ranked 152-pounder, reached the mark with a win during Friday night’s 42-23 dual win over Wayzata. Back at Irish Gym Saturday morning, seventh-ranked Levine reached the century mark with a 3-0 day at 126 pounds at the Irish Duals.
Jackson now stands at 30-2, while Levine is 29-3.
“It was fun for us and our program. It shows the success we’ve had as a program and the talented wrestlers we’ve had,” Rosemount coach Brett Larson said. “Both boys have had great careers and have goals to finish as place-winners at state or as state champions.”
The Irish continued to establish themselves as one of the top teams in the state, improving their dual record to 15-3. After topping Wayzata, they defeated Hopkins (41-28), Roseville (49-19) and section rival Henry Sibley (41-24) on Saturday.
“That probably secures us a No. 2 seed and no worse than a three seed in our section,” Larson said. “The big thing for us is to get to that section final (vs. No. 1 Apple Valley), and we’re headed in the right direction.”
Joining Levine and Jackson as undefeated wrestlers over the weekend was heavyweight Stefan Sauer. Dan Rosa, Adam Hedin, Pat Massey and Sam Moeller each won three matches.
The Irish, 5-1 in conference duals, can make a lot of progress toward securing second place when they take on 5-1 Prior Lake tonight. This weekend the team will compete at the Blaine Dual Tournament.