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Red Knights Qualify to Wrestle at State

Red Knights Qualify to Wrestle at State


Congratulations to our Red Knight varsity wrestlers who qualified for the 2023 Minnesota High School League (MSHSL) Wrestling State Tournament:

  • 145: Matthew Litchy ‘24 - 2nd Place
  • 152: Jonathon Gettel ‘23 - 1st Place
  • 160: Dontrell Daniels ‘23 - 2nd Place
  • 182: Bryce Commerford ‘23 - 1st Place

Co-Head Wrestling Coach John DeLozier shared “This is the most state qualifiers our program has had since 2015, a testament to the hard work put in by these young men and the momentum we've created as a program!”

Red Knights qualify for State at Section 5AA tournament on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The four BSM student athletes qualified for the individual State competition after each placed in the Section 5AA tournament at Bloomington Kennedy High School on Saturday, Feb. 25.

The 2023 MSHSL Wrestling State Tournament will be held March 2 - 4 at The Xcel Energy Center in downtown St. Paul. BSM wrestlers will compete in the first round of Class AA wrestling on Friday, March 3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Tickets and more information about the tournament can be found here.

Other winter season teams are also heading to the State Tournament this Friday, March 3, including BSM Wrestling, Boys’ Swimming and Mock Trial. The BSM community will send them off together with a parade through the school cheered on by classmates and faculty on Wednesday, March 1.

Update: Friday, March 3

  • 145: Matthew Litchy '24 
    • Lost to T Ullyott (Detroit Lakes) technical fall
  • 152: Jonathan Gettel ‘23
    • Defeated J LaBlanc (Pierz) dec 7-0 
    • Lost to C Rose (MAHACA) dec 6-9
    • Lost to E Duncombe (Becker) dec 3-8
  • 160: Dontrel Daniels ‘23
    • Lost to A Carlson (St. Francis) technical fall
    • Lost to B Larrabee (Hibbing) fall 
  • 182: Bryce Commerford ‘23
    • Lost to B Rach (Perham) dec 10-3                

Congratulations to all BSM wrestlers on a great season and our four Red Knights who made it to the 2023 State Tournament! We're BSM proud of our student athletes!

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About Benilde-St. Margaret's School
Benilde-St. Margaret's (BSM) is a Catholic, co-educational private prep school for grades 7–12 located in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, that draws its over one thousand students from throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area. It is located in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

The mission of BSM is to educate, empower, and inspire learners within a Catholic community to lead lives of faith, achieve academic excellence, and contribute meaningfully to a global society.

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