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2006-2007 School Year

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History is made!!!  For the first time in South Wrestling history, The Tiger Wrestlers captured the Minneapolis City Conference championship.  South finished the conference season with a perfect 6-0 record.  Overall, the team had a 13-11 record.

The team started with a new head coach.  The coach is very familiar to South High School and the wrestling team.  The new coach, Drew Gau, is a former South wrestler who served as an assistant coach for the team since the 2002-03 season.

The team opened the conference season with a 60-18 victory over North.  They then dispatched Roosevelt, Henry, Southwest and Washburn.  For the past few years, the match against Edison determined the conference title.  However, this year, the Tigers clinched a tie for the title by the time they wrestled Edison.  Edison, ending the season with a 2-4 record, was easy prey for the Tigers, giving the team their first title ever.

On Feb. 8, 2007, the Tigers represented Minneapolis in the Twin City Meet.  Their opponent was St. Paul Highland Park.  Highland Park showed why they were the St. Paul champs defeating South 35-24. 

In non-conference play, the Tigers defeated Richfield/Edina 51-33, Minnehaha Academy 54-28, Cretin-Derham Hall 45-43, and St. Paul Johnson 53-29. South lost to Wayzata 45-24, Simley 61-15, Robbinsdale Armstrong 48-24, Blaine 39-33 and Coon Rapids 49-10.

In tournaments, South finished 6th in both the St. Paul Highland Park Invitational and Hopkins Parul Bengston Invitational.  The Tigers finished in 10th place in the South St. Paul Veldman Invitational.

In the Region 5AAA meet, South defeated North 46-22 in their first match, but then lost to Osseo 52-24 to end the team season.  In the Region Individual Tournament, three wrestlers. Junior James Locke (119 pounds) and Seniors Peter Rummel (130 pounds) and Kenneth Loges (160 pounds) made it to the State Tournament.