St. Mary's senior Will Atkeson advanced to the Class D state wrestling semifinals after a pair of pins on Thursday.
At 195 pounds, the Cardinal pinned Tanner Brooks of Southwest in 2:58 before pinning Trace Doyle of Cambridge in 3:49. Atkeson will face Dane Bogard in the semifinal on Friday night. Win or lose, Atkeson has guaranteed himself a medal.
Jared Atkeson also wrestled in the quarterfinals on Thursday afternoon. At 152 pounds, he lost to Konner Banzhaf of Cambridge by tech fall at 1:28. In the first round, Atkeson pinned Trent Tietjen of Supior in 3:47.
In the other first round bout, Cole Rosenkrans was pinned by Tyler Schultz of Cambridge in 1:56. He wrestles at 285 pounds.
017 NSAA Championships Results for St. Mary`s
D152 - Jared Atkeson (41-4) place is unknown and scored 4.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Jared Atkeson (St. Mary`s) 41-4 won by fall over Trent Tietjen (Superior) 33-14 (Fall 3:47)
Quarterfinal - Konner Banzhaf (Cambridge) 40-6 won by fall over Jared Atkeson (St. Mary`s) 41-4 (Fall 1:28)
D195 - Will Atkeson (42-5) placed 6th and scored 11.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Will Atkeson (St. Mary`s) 42-5 won by fall over Tanner Brooks (Southwest) 11-12 (Fall 2:58)
Quarterfinal - Will Atkeson (St. Mary`s) 42-5 won by fall over Trace Doyle (Cambridge) 31-8 (Fall 3:49)
D285 - Cole Rosenkrans (28-16) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
Champ. Round 1 - Tyler Schultz (Cambridge) 25-16 won by fall over Cole Rosenkrans (St. Mary`s) 28-16 (Fall 1:56)