Mat Rats Wrestling


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Mat Rats Team (2017)

The Mat Rats wrestling team is a local group from the Cannon Falls and Randolph area.  Wrestlers are in grades prek-fifth.  They are a good team.  Some say they are one of the better teams.

Initially, they actually weren’t that good of a team.  Two years ago the Mat Rats went to Triton, and they were one of the worst teams there. They were very bad, but then the Mat Rats got better and more kids went to practice.

In 2016, the team took first at the same Triton tournament! In Triton, the mat rats went from last to first!

In 2017, there were so many wrestlers that they had to split up into two teams. The names were Mat Rats Black and Mat Rats Red. Mat Rats Red did not do so well, but  they never quit and always fought back. Mat Rats Black took first again at the Triton tournament!

Both teams were good enough to go to The Brawl, a big team tournament in St. Michaels. In 2016, the Mat Rats took first in the 7th place bracket. In 2017, they moved a bracket and both teams took first in the 6th place bracket.

The Mat Rats have to face a bunch of teams this year.

The team lost by three points in their own tournament to Shakopee. When they met Shakopee again at The Brawl, the Mat Rats beat them 50 to 28!

In Kenyon, the Mat Rats took third. They lost to Zumbrota Mazeppa and Kenyon Red, but they beat Farmington who has a good team and one of the other Kenyon teams.

Now that the regular season has ended, some of the wrestlers will move on to NYWA, Northland Youth Wrestling Association.  We will see what happens there and wish them continued success.