Gunderson goes 4-2 to earn fourth place at State Wrestling Tournament

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Coy Gunderson (top) went 4-2 at the State Tourney, Friday and Saturday, placing fourth at 106 pounds.

Coy Gunderson and Jared Carlson competed at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament this past weekend at the Xcel Center in St. Paul.  Gunderson went 4-2 at  106 pounds during the state tourney to place fourth overall, while Carlson went 0-2 at 145 pounds and failed to place.

The KMS wrestling team was knocked out in the quarterfinal round of the Section 5A Team Wrestling Tournament with a 46-19 loss to the BBE Jaguars.  Long Prairie-GE-Browerville went on to earn the section team title and also placed first at the Class A State Tourney.

Gunderson, a ninth-grader, has been ranked among the top 10 wrestlers at state all season.  He won 30 matches last season and ended this year with a 41-5 record, giving him 71 career victories with three years of high school wrestling to go.

Carlson reached 100 career victories late this season and ends his great wrestling career at KMS with 108 career victories.  He was 32-9 this season.

Gunderson earned a technical fall over Ayden Hauck, of Barnesville, in his first match, but then lost to Walker Bents, of BBE, in the quarterfinals, 10-3.  Gunderson beat Bents by two points to earn the Section 5A title one week earlier...

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PICTURED: Coy Gunderson (top) went 4-2 at the State Tourney, Friday and Saturday, placing fourth at 106 pounds.

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