2/25/2022 11:17:00 AM Teeselink going to first ever girls state tourney
Chisago Lakes senior Myia Teeselink is blazing a trail for young girls in the Lakes Area.
The senior won the first ever MSHSL girls section tournament at her weight class and will be representing the school at the state tournament, which runs in conjunction with the boys.
Teeselink won the 185-pound bracket with a pin in the championship match.
For a full story on Teeselink’s journey, check out next week’s Chisago County Press.
Section Preview The Section 4AA individual tournament will be hosted at Chisago Lakes High School this weekend. The action will start at 5 p.m. tomorrow night and get going again at 10 a.m. on Saturday. The top ranked Simley Spartans will claim quite a few of the coveted state tournament spots, but there is room for both the Vikings and the Wildcats to get some wrestlers a trip to the Excel Center.
North Branch The Vikings will field a pretty full lineup for sections, with a number of wrestlers going to get some matches in, build confidence and just get some experience wrestling at sections. Four Vikings have a realistic shot at the state tournament, with analysis coming from Viking assistant coach Kyle Kahl: Jack Baker (106) - The freshman has really come on during the second half of the season, will be close to placing in the top four and has a chance to make it all the way through. Brandt Bombard (160) – Senior Bombard has been to multiple state tournaments and will likely go again Ashton LaBelle (170) – Senior LaBelle, who has also been to multiple state tournaments, will likely be the top seed at his weight and should not only make it to state, but has a good chance to place. Jackson Marcussen (285) – Senior Marcussen has been sidelined all season due to injury but has been practicing with the team for a few weeks and has been cleared to wrestle at sections. He may not make the final decision on his participation until just before the tournament starts, but if he does wrestle it’s vey likely he will go to state, as he is one of the top heavyweights in the section when healthy.
Chisago Lakes The Wildcats will also field a pretty full lineup at sections, with a number of wrestlers going just to gain experience. Unfortunately, Andrew Novack (138) will not have a chance to go to state his senior year because he was injured last week and is out for the section tournament. Comments are from Wildcat head coach Shawn Frederixon: Riley Palmer (120) – Palmer made it to the state prelims at 113 last year. He will be trying to place at sections this year. Brycen Morley (138) – Brycen went to the ninth-grade state tournament this year. Hopefully, he can get a few wins at sections and maybe knock off somebody. Hayden Trupe (152) - Hayden is one of our two seniors, He could have wrestled at either 145 or 152 at sections and chose 152 because it looked like a better path to a solid result at sections. Connor Frederixon (182) – Connor had done a nice job and was also an entrant at the ninth-grade state tournament. He will have to step it up to have an impact at sections. Logan Bender (195) – Logan put together a really nice season as a freshman, with 29 wins this year, and should be seeded second at sections. There’s going to be a couple of other tough kids at this weight. The Simley wrestler is ranked second in the state and the South St. Paul kid will provide a tough challenge, as well. Hopefully, Logan can make it into one of the top two spots. Chuck Gilman (285) – Chuck could have gone 220 or 285 and was another ninth-grade state tournament entrant. He is quick for a big guy and uses his hips well, so we are going to roll the dice with him as a heavyweight.