Wrestlers Qualify for State!!!
- The wrestlers won the Section 8AAA title and will advance to the State Tournament.
- The Cardinals face Hastings in the first round at 9am on Thursday, March 2nd.
- There is a fan bus available for anyone (students, parents, fans, community members) who wants to go support! You must sign up in advance to ride the bus! The fan bus sign up and payment is available at the High School Main Office.
- State tickets are purchased online from the MSHSL. Go to this link for more information https://www.mshsl.org/sports-and-activities/wrestling
Willmar Cardinal Wrestling“Whether one wrestles to earn a team berth or become a world champion, he enlists in a proud community of athletes known for their courage and dedication. In the most demanding of all athletics, the wrestler is commanded to condition his body to the very limit of his endurance, habitually denies himself of normal pleasures, and proves himself time and time again in grueling competition, frequently under pressure. A nobility becomes the sport. There is no mat space for malcontents or dissipaters. One must neither celebrate insanely when he wins nor sulk when he loses. He accepts victory professionally and humbly. He hates defeat, but makes no poor display of it. More enduringly than any other sport, wrestling teaches self-control and pride. Some have wrestled without great skill; none have wrestled without pride.”
The primary focus of the Cardinal Wrestling program is to influence student-athletes’ development of life skills through the sport of wrestling; providing positive interactions and experiences, teaching the fundamentals of the sport, and promoting academic and athletic success.State Placings2018 - 4th2017 - 6th2016 - 4th2015 - 4th2014 - 6th2013 - 6thSection Champions / State Qualifiers202320222021201820172016201520142013201220051998Conference Champions2023202220212020201920182017201620152014201119981990198919881986Academic Awards2023 Gold Award2022 Gold Award2021 Gold Award2020 Gold Award2019 AAA State Champions, Gold award2018 AAA State Champions, Gold award2017 AAA State Champions, Gold award2016 AAA State Champions, Gold award2015 Gold award2014 Silver award2013 Silver award