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1990-1991 School Year

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The average wrestler put in about 15 hours each week practicing, exercising and honing their wrestling skills.  A normal practice consisted of running around the commons, lifting weights, wrestling one another and a whole lot of sweat. 

Due to a small turnout the team had to give up points at every meet due to individual event forfeits.  The team was led by senior captain Eric Kolsar and sophomore heavyweight John Pena.

“I love squashing the other guy,” said Pena.

Many wrestlers ate sparingly during the season in order to “keep weight.”  This means losing weight in order to wrestle smaller and weaker opponents.  Many days you could find a wrestler drinking only water so they could wrestle at the lowest weight possible.

During the conference season, the Tigers finished in 6th place with a 1-5 record.  Again, their only win of the season was in their last match against Henry with the Tigers winning 65-12. 

The conference losses were to North, 58-16, Washburn, 41-36, Roosevelt 42-14, Edison, 41-22, Southwest, 39-25.

In non-conference matched, South registered a 1-9 record.  They began the non-conference schedule with a four-match losing streak.  The scores were 56-18 against Orono, 41-32 against Edina, 51-21 against Bloomington Jefferson, and 48-22 against Park Center.  The non-conference victory was a 52-24 win over Hill-Murray.  The Tigers ended the non-conference season with a five-match losing streak. losing to Dover-Eyota 64-6, Winona/Winona Cotter 56-15, Rushford 31-18, Irondale 48-24 and Fridley 57-8.