Royals beat Scott West for first time ever, win MRC title

Members of the conference champion Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran wrestling team are, in front, Maddie Nolan (Mgr), Lily Reinert (Mgr), Aaron Sweeney, Matt Elsenpeter, Lisa McCain (Mgr) and Morgan Menke (Mgr). In the middle are Brian McDonald, Jackson Sweeney, Bryce Duske, Jon Vouk, Joe Jobe, Adam Traen, Corey Jobe, Bryce Kallenbach and Hunter Hood. In back are Joe Traen (Coach), Kurt Becker (Coach), Jon Ernst, Jeremiah Lyzhoft, Nate Hillmann, Nick Burns, Logan Cooper, Davion Franklin, Austin Torres, Joe Reinert, Matt Pysick, Joey Stadnick (Coach) and Bill McDonald (Coach). (Photo by David Banks Photography)

Members of the conference champion Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran wrestling team are, in front, Maddie Nolan (Mgr), Lily Reinert (Mgr), Aaron Sweeney, Matt Elsenpeter, Lisa McCain (Mgr) and Morgan Menke (Mgr). In the middle are Brian McDonald, Jackson Sweeney, Bryce Duske, Jon Vouk, Joe Jobe, Adam Traen, Corey Jobe, Bryce Kallenbach and Hunter Hood. In back are Joe Traen (Coach), Kurt Becker (Coach), Jon Ernst, Jeremiah Lyzhoft, Nate Hillmann, Nick Burns, Logan Cooper, Davion Franklin, Austin Torres, Joe Reinert, Matt Pysick, Joey Stadnick (Coach) and Bill McDonald (Coach). (Photo by David Banks Photography)

The Watertown-Mayer/Mayer Lutheran wrestling team did something it’s never done before last Friday night, beating perennial state powerhouse Scott West, 33-25. The Royals won the Minnesota River Conference with the win, moving to 5-0 in the conference while Scott West fell to 4-1.

Scott West, ranked No. 4 in the state going into the match, had beaten the Royals by an average of more than 50 points in four meetings over the last two years. But this was the Royals’ year, as they moved to 10-1 on the season overall with the huge road win.

“It was big,” WMML coach Joe Traen said. “It was a good win. There were a lot of people there, they had the spotlight going and the fans were wild.”

To read more about the Royals’ victory, see the sports section of the Web site or pick up a copy of the Carver County News.

 

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