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Wrestling: Moeller leads Irish at Rumble on the Red

Sam Moeller's seventh-place finish led Rosemount to 23rd place out of 65 varsity teams at the Rumble on the Red tournament last weekend at the Fargo Dome.

Moeller, ranked sixth in Class 3A at 170 pounds, won five out of seven matches over the two-day tournament. He opened with a first-round bye, and then advanced with two decisions and a technical fall before being bounced to the consolation bracket by eventual 182-pound champion Pretson Lehmann of West Fargo. Moeller came back to win the seventh-place match with a 7-6 decision, giving him a team-high 14.5 points.

The Irish finished tied for 23rd with Chaska-Chanhassen with 75 points. Albert Lea and West Fargo tied for the team title with 166.5 points apiece.

Payton Otterdahl was the Irish's next leading scorer with 12 points. He won three times via pin and added two byes at 220 pounds.

Sam Rosa scored 11.5 points at 120 pounds where he advanced via bye, decision and technical fall before bowing out to eventual champion Jordan Shearer of West Fargo. Rosa finished with a record of 4-2 and also picked up his 100th career victory.

Kwame Owusu also went 4-2 at 132 pounds where he had a pin, two decisions and a sudden victory.

The Irish compete again tomorrow night in a South Suburban Conference JV-varsity doubleheader at Burnsville.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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