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Goodhue's Kyle Drehmel (right) gets tied up in a wristlock with Pierz's Chris Ortman during their 126-pound Class 1A state wrestling quarterfinal match at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Drehmel won with a 6-5 decision.

State Wrestling: Drehmel standing out in state debut

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ST. PAUL - With three third-place finishes in the Section 1A tournament haunting Goodhue's Kyle Drehmel, Wildcats head coach Josh Grant had a pearl of wisdom for his 126-pound senior heading into the season.


"The No. 1 goal is state, and we knew that would not be easy, regardless of weight," Grant said. "I told him, 'If and when you go to state and you do the right things, you belong on the podium because it's that hard to get out of this section.'"

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Joe Brown
Joe Brown is the sports editor for the Red Wing Republican Eagle. Previously, he worked at the Marshall Independent and the St. Cloud Times. For updates on local sports, follow Joe on Twitter at @RE_JBrown.
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