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1993-1994 School Year
Front: A. Saroka, B. Gau, D. Bush, C. Vang, A. Lee. Middle Row: S. McIntyre, A. Shabazz, M. Bolles, T. Galarneault, J. Rud. Back Row: Coach J. Jurisch, J. Pewaush, D. Pinney, T. Crowsheart, J. McIntyre, K. Mellen, J. WEnker, S. White, Coach R. Barron.

Senior John McIntyre summed up the pre-season thought of the South wrestling team when he said, “We have a lot of young talent on the team this year.” Junior co-captains Brennan Gau and Ahmad Shabazz along with freshman Drew Gau played major roles in leading the team to victory.  Senior Dan Bush put things into perspective when he said, “Wrestling is truly a team sport.  We need everyone’s help to win.”

The wrestlers could be found every day after school at practice under the watchful eyes of coaches John Jurisch and Rich Barron.  “Practices are hard,” said junjor Thomas Crowsheart, “but it always seems worth it when you win.”

The Tiger wrestlers were kept extremely busy with a full schedule.  South was also represented I five tournaments during the season.  “Non-conference meets are really important.  They let you see the competition you will be facing at State, “ said junor Mustaffa Shabazz.

The Tigers ended the conference part of their schedule with a 3-3 record, good for 4th place.

The first conference match was against Henry, and Henry came out on top, 45-28.  The next three matches were won by the Tigers, 54-16 against Southwest, 44-39 against Edison and 47-30 against Roosevelt.  The conference season ended with losses to Washburn, 36-33 and North 56-13.

In non-conferences, South beat Edina 54-21 and Brooklyn Center 51-19.  The Tigers lost to Orono 42-30, Prior Lake 45-18 and Roosevelt 46-23. 

Two Tigers, Brennan Gau, 112 pounds, and Ahmad Shabazz, 145 pounds, made it to the State Individual Tournament