Osseo Wrestlers Overcome Adversity to Reach State Tournament
Three Osseo wrestlers qualified for the state class AAA individual tournament, which is impressive in its own right.
The adversity they overcame to get to this point makes it even more special.
Senior 170-pounder Adam Lanners had mononucleosis from late last season until right around the start of fall football practices, sapping his energy and ability to train for many months.
Junior Taylor Meissner tore the patellar tendon in his knee late in the football season for Providence Academy and had surgery in early November.
He was able to get cleared to wrestle right near the end of the regular season and quickly got in good enough shape to earn a spot in the state tournament after finishing as runner up at 182 pounds in the Section 5AAA tournament.
Like Meissner, freshman Jagger Schack qualified for his first state tournament, finishing as section runner up at 220 pounds.
Schack had a staph infection in his hip that affected his spine, and spent a couple of weeks in the hospital after needing help to even get out of bed before the staph infection was diagnosed.
Three tough competitors who went through a lot to reach the state tournament.