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2014-2015 School Year

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The South wrestling team has become a machine, winning conference title after conference title.  The 2014-15 season was no different.  For the 9th time in his nine years of coach, Head Coach Drew Gau led the Tiger to the Conference Championship.

The season started with a non-conference loss to Orono by a slim 39-37 score as well as a victory over Robbinsdale Cooper 54-21.  Both matches were part of a triangular meet.

The first two conference matches were on December 11.  South beat Edison 47-21 and Roosevelt 61-16.  One week later, the team defeated both Southwest 63-12 and North.  The Polars were shut out by a 78-0 score!

Between the two conference meets, the team participated in the Andover Husky Tournament.  The team finished 7th out of 12 teams.

On Dec, 19 & 20, the team travelled to the Redwood Valley River Riot.  The team finished in 22nd place out of 31 teams.

After Winter Break, the Tigers participated in the Hopkins Paul Bengtson Tournament.  This year the team improved to a 4th place tie with St. Thomas Academy.

The team wrestled Washburn for their 5th conference victory, winning 61-10.

In a quadrangular meet on Jan. 9, the Tigers lost to Beck 56-10, and Delano 61-12.  They defeated Fergus Falls 51-21. On Jan. 15, Zimmerman defeated South 42-27.

The Tigers do not seem to have much luck in the Eastview tournament.  For the second year in a row, South finished this tournament in last place.

Three more losses took place in a quad on Jan. 23.  Rocori, 54-18, Wayzata, 67-10, and Robbinsdale Armstrong, 36-31, all defeated the Tigers.

The last conference match of the year again pitted two undefeated team, Henry and South.  This could have been a re-run of the previous year, but the loss of key wrestlers hurt the Patriots and they were not very competitive.  South won its 9th title by a 55-13 score. This includes a 52 match conference winning streak!

For the third straight year, St. Paul Central and South met in the Twin City Meet.  For the third year, South won, this time by a 51-17 score.  South had a 6-3 record in the Twin City matches.

The regular season ended on Feb. 7.  The Tigers finished with losses against Mankato West, 38-32, and Minnetonka, 59-12.  They also defeated Delano 36-31, Edison 57-19 and Park Center 57-18.

South won their Region 6AAA match, beating Hopkins 55-19.  Their time in the region tournament ended a few days later in a 72-3 loss to Willmar.  Kyle Evans, the Tiger 138 pound wrestler, advanced to the State Tournament.