Ranger wrestling

  Forest Lake junior James Pleski made his fourth individual state wrestling meet appearance on Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. The grappler came away with some hardware and the right to join the program’s greats by having his framed picture hang in the high school wrestling room. Pleski captured […]

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The Forest Lake wrestling team closed its season two weeks ago at the individual section tournament in Coon Rapids. Junior James Pleski came away with first place at 138 pounds, while six other Rangers placed by finishing in the top six at the Section 7AAA showing. Sophomore Nic Norem placed fifth at 152 pounds, defeating […]

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The Forest Lake wrestlers ended the team portion of their season Friday after falling to second-seeded Cambridge-Isanti, 62-9, at the Section 7AAA team championships in St. Francis. The Bluejackets went on to defeat St. Francis before losing 32-25 to the top seed, St. Michael-Albertville. The Rangers finished 8-10 in dual meets this season and 4-4 […]

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It was a heartbreaker for the Forest Lake wrestling team during last week’s home meet against Stillwater, which the Rangers lost 32-30. Forest Lake started strong, with seventh-grader Harley Elling earning a major decision victory, 15-0, which included three three-point near falls at 106 pounds. Forest Lake earned another six points with a Stillwater forfeit […]

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It was a successful invite at Burnsville on Saturday for the Ranger wrestlers, as Forest Lake had five grapplers finish in the top three in their weight classes. The Rangers tied for third place of 11 teams with Mounds View. Sophomore Nic Norem kicked off the tournament with back-to-back wins at 152 pounds to earn […]

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  A new day has dawned for the Forest Lake wrestling program as it prepares for the winter season under new head coach Joe Kunshier. Following the resignation of former head coach Billy Pierce due to personal reasons this spring, Kunshier was offered the position the same day he interviewed in May. Forest Lake High […]

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