Parrish, Cardinal place at prestigious Christmas Tournament

Grant Parrish gains an advantage over his opponent from Maple Grove. After Rochester, Parrish held a season record of 15-3.
The Ranger wrestling squad placed 21st at the massive Rochester Christmas Tournament over the weekend, its highest placement in seven years, which included a defeat of local rival Centennial. Sophomore Grant Parrish (170) and eighth-grader Derrick Cardinal (106) advanced to the medal rounds – Parrish placed third and Cardinal seventh.
Up to 32 wrestlers were entered in each weight class, with many of Minnesota’s top grapplers joined by wrestlers from Wisconsin, Illinois, North Dakota and Arizona. Parrish, who entered the tournament with a record of 10 wins and two losses, opened his run by edging Alex Longelin (Waconia) on a 3-2 decision. He then dropped Cyrus Scott (Rochester Mayo) in 1:17 and beat Zach Chytka (Shakopee) 10-4 to advance to the;
He was finally beaten by technical fall by Patrick Kennedy (Kasson-Mantorville),

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