St. Paul’s wins own Dale Ketelsen Memorial Wrestling Tournament
Host St. Paul’s won its own 3rd annual Dale Ketelsen Memorial Wrestling Tournament Wednesday.
The Wolves easily outdistanced second-place Teurlings Catholic. Holy Cross was third with Archbishop Rummel fourth and Covington fifth.
Winners for St. Paul’s were Brandon Stein (126), Ben Davidson (132), Cole Hauser (138), Grant Hughes (145), Jared Thieler (152) and Jake Arena (182). Arena was named the Most Outstanding Wrestler of the event.
The tournament is named after wrestling legend Dale Ketelsen, the father of St. Paul’s head coach Craig Ketelsen. Dale Ketelsen coached the sport from 1960-2007.
“It’s a huge honor to win the tournament in his name,” Craig Ketelsen said. “Our seniors asked me three years ago to name the tournament in my father’s honor. It is a great honor to continue to do it. My mother and daughter handed out the awards. It’s a family affair. We remember dad in the place where he was happiest.”
Ketelsen was pleased with his team’s performance.
“I think we wrestled well,” Ketelsen said. “We are very early in our season and we have some talented wrestlers. I thought we got some tough competition here and I think we showed we are ready for tougher competition. I am eager to see how good we are.”
St. Paul’s returns to action in district action next Wednesday against Mandeville at home.
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