Wrestlers pull double duty, place first and third in back-to-back tournaments

The Ranger wrestling team fought through two tournaments in the space of 24 hours, emerging victorious at the eight-team Minnetonka Invitational on Jan. 6 (241 points) and in third place the next day in the 13-team Tom Keating Memorial at Foley (138.5).
The top Ranger performer during the double-shift was 160-pounder Tanner Wiese. The junior rolled through all competitors in both meets, earning a pair of gold medals. He took the Tonka title with a final round major (15-4) over Ryan Grant from Andover, then secured the championship at Foley 4-2 in overtime against Brett Kirchner of St. Cloud Apollo.broadstreet.zone(48036);
Wiese was the only Ranger winner at Foley. Three Rangers took second in their weight classes: eighth-grader Derrick Cardinal (106), freshman Troy Pleski (132) and sophomore Mathias Waskey (145). Junior Max Amann (113) earned a third-place finish. Eighth-grader Tyler Raway (120) finished fourth.
In addition to Wiese, winners at Minnetonka included Cardinal, Pleski,

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