VanHeuvelen second, Ascheman fifth at State Wrestling Tourney

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Karter VanHeuveln highlighted a successful high school wrestling career with a state runner-up finish at 220 pounds.
Mitch Koosmann (top) won his first match at state, but was then hurt in the second match and was forced to default.
Most of the KMS wrestlers came to the state tourney with their hair dyed blonde.  They weren’t the only team to do so as Sibley East and Minneota did the same thing.

KMS senior Karter VanHeuveln placed second at 220 pounds, and Benson senior Grant Ascheman was fifth at 145 pounds to highlight the Benson and KMS wrestlers’ efforts at the State Individual Tourney, Friday and Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

VanHeuveln went 3-1 to claim the runner-up medal at his second-straight state tourney after placing fifth last season.  He ends his senior season with a 39-6 record and with 118 career wins, placing him tied for 18th on the all-time career wins’ list at KMS.

Ascheman meanwhile, went 4-2 to place fifth at 145 pounds, ending his senior season of wrestling with a 34-8 record and his high school career with 126 career wins, which places him fifth on the all-time Benson list.

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