Fridley's Patrick Faber and Justin May won individual spots at the state high school wrestling tournament.
Monday, February 28, 2011
Fridley High School will send two wrestlers to the state tournament as individual competitors, coach Eric Anderson reports. Patrick Faber and Justin May each earned a second-place spot in their respective weight classes at the Section 5AA individual tournament Saturday, Anderson said in an email. Many others on the team also placed in the competition: Max Fite, fourth place, 112-pound weight class Tianchie Allen, fifth place, 119-pound weight class Justin May: second place, 125-pound weight class Tyler Ritchie, fifth place, 130-pound weight class Bobby Simmons, fourth place, 135-pound weight class Kezelee Flomo, fifth place, 145-pound weight class Nick Carlson, third place, 160-pound weight class Patrick Faber, second place, 171-pound …
First-year coach Eric Anderson wants more wrestlers at FHS, a former state powerhouse.
A new wrestling coach at Fridley High School is working hard to attract more students to the sport—and inspiring talk of Fridley someday reclaiming its former status as a wrestling powerhouse. Eric Anderson arrived this year with six seasons' experience coaching high school wrestling, including last year at Spring Lake Park. He immediately set out to recruit more students to the team and to connect with coaches at local programs for younger wrestlers. "We're all on the same page. It's just getting the numbers up to build the foundation," said Anderson. "We've been trying to get a lot more kids out." The high school roster now stands at 35, but Anderson isn't satisfied. "The numbers at Fridley High School are not the best. We haven't been …