Minnesota USA Wrestling hosted its annual Greco-Roman Freestyle and State Championships last weekend in Monticello for children and cadets.
The Shakopee Mat Club was run by a pair of high school wrestlers Carson Manville and Paxton Creese, winning championships in the two styles respectively.
In total, Shakopee wrestlers brought home six Greco-Roman champions and seven freestyle champions.
For high school state champion Carson Manville, it was his first action since April 30, where he won first place in both styles at the Phil Portuese NE Regional held in East Stroudsburg, Penn. .
Paxton Creese continued to keep pace with Manville. The freshman won a Greco-Roman championship earlier at the 2017 Tallinn Open, as well as the Minnesota USA junior titles for freestyle and Greco-Roman in April. His victories as a cadet earned him a second consecutive triple crown MN / USA.
The Shakopee wrestling is also making a splash in the younger divisions as well as many young people who are working hard to be Shakopee’s future mat pointers.
The Jadon Hellerud star has shone in a significant way this year for young Shakopee. The 130-pound novice built a resume this spring including the MN / USA triple crown honors for victories in Folkstyle, Freestyle and Greco-Roman and also won the National American Folkstyle Wrestling Championship.
Eighth-grade student Ben Reiland also won two championships in the 175-pound schoolboy / girl division last weekend.
The next stop for many Shakopee wrestlers is this weekend at USA Wrestling Northern Plains Freestyle and the Regional Greco-Roman Tournament to be held at the RTCC Sports Complex in Rochester.