Eight Raiders qualify for state wrestling tournament
Hastings High School will be represented in eight weight classes at this weekend’s state meet in St. Paul.
The quarterfinal round begins at 4:30 p.m. Friday. The individual tournament continues through Saturday.
Here are the Hastings qualifers:
Adam McSorley, a Hastings sophomore, qualified at 120 pounds.
He comes into the state meet with a 34-7 record.
His first-round matchup is against Jake Bergeland of Centennial, who has a 36-5 record.
Spencer KoppSpencer Kopp qualified at 126 pounds. He is a junior.
Kopp has a record of 34-9 on the season.
His first-round matchup is against Lee Schmalz of Mound Westonka. Schmalz has a 30-10 record.
Sophomore Kyle Erickson qualified for Hastings at 132 pounds. He has a record of 21-15 coming into the state meet.
Erickson faces Jarod Julkowski of Coon Rapids in the first round of the state meet. Julkowski is 29-10 on the season.
Jon Vouk, a Hastings senior, qualified at 170 pounds. He has a record of 26-6 on the season.
His first-round opponent is Hunter Judge of Bloomington Kennedy. Judge has a 27-11 record on the year.
Mark Vaith made the state tournament as a junior at 182 pounds. Vaith has a 25-9 record coming into the state meet.
His first-round opponent is Simeon Tschumper of Eden Prairie, who is 32-7 on the year.
Edison Duong qualified for the state meet at 195 pounds with a 13-16 record. He’ll open the tournament against Evan Foster of St. Michael-Albertville, who has a 24-6 record on the year. Duong is a Hastings senior.
Cullin Brendeland, a Hastings senior, qualified at 220 pounds. He has a 32-10 record. His opponent in the opening round is Rylee Streifel of Prior Lake, who is 37-2 on the year.
Hastings junior Jacob Bacon qualified for the state meet as a heavyweight. He is 29-4 on the year and faces Maple Grove’s Barry Ndip in the first round.
Ndip has a 24-7 record on the year.