The 2020 postseason started for the No. 8 Stewartville wrestling team with a 39-30 loss to No. 9 St. Thomas Academy in the preliminary round of the MSHSL Section One, AA team championships in Simley on Feb. 13. With that loss, the Tigers were eliminated from the state team tourney and ended their season with an 8-16 record. Stewie refocused and set its sights on advancing individual wrestlers to the state field by claiming first or second place in their respective weight classes at the Section 1AA individual championships at the Mayo Civic Arena on Feb. 21-22. The young and injury-riddled Tiger lineup competed in 13 of the 14 weight classes and though none of the Stewie wrestlers advanced to this weekend's state championships, five Tigers did make the medal podium. Stewie's five place winners included: Christian Sackett captured fourth place at 182 pounds; Jon Laures at 106 and Keegan Zelinski at 160 claimed fifth; while Riley Schwichtenberg at 145 and Parker Theobald at 220 finished sixth.
Cadets 39, Tigers 30 106- OPEN 113- Jon Laures won by fall 120- Lincoln Dube lost by fall 126- Lucas Larson won by forfeit 132- Cole Jannsen won by fall 138- Anthony lost by fall 145- R. Schwichtenberg lost 7-1 dec. 152- Will Laures lost 7-4 dec. 160- Tarin Conlin lost by fall 170- Lucas Ahart lost by fall 182- Christian Sackett won by fall 195- Double Forfeit 220- Alex Parker lost 7-2 dec. 285- Parker Theobald won by fall
Tigers at Section 1AA Individuals 106- Jon Laures, 2-2, 5th place 113- Patrick Foster, 0-2, DNP 120- Lucas Larson, 1-2, DNP 126- Lincoln Dube, 0-2, DNP 132- Cole Jannsen, 1-2, DNP 138- Anthony Nelson, 0-2, DNP 145- Riley Schwichtenberg, 1-3, 6th 152- Will Laures, 0-2, DNP 160- Keegan Zelinski, 2-2, 5th 170- Lucas Ahart, 0-2, DNP 182- Christian Sackett, 2-2, 4th 195- Jacob Thomason, 0-2, DNP 220- Parker Theobald, 1-3, 6th 285- OPEN