• Wrestlers Qualify for State!!!

    • The wrestlers won the Section 8AAA title and will advance to the State Tournament.
    • The Cardinals face Stillwater in the first round at 9am on Thursday, March 3rd.
    • 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

    State Tickets

     

     

    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.”

    ~Unknown Author

     Purpose

    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 Placings
    2018 - 4th
    2017 - 6th
    2016 - 4th
    2015 - 4th
    2014 - 6th
    2013 - 6th
     
    Section Champions / State Qualifiers 
    2022
    2021
    2018
    2017
    2016
    2015
    2014
    2013
    2012
    2005
    1998
     
    Conference Champions
    2022
    2021
    2020
    2019
    2018
    2017
    2016
    2015
    2014
    2011
    1998
    1990
    1989
    1988
    1986
     
    Academic Awards
    2022 Gold Award
    2021 Gold Award
    2020 Gold Award
    2019 AAA State Champions, Gold award
    2018 AAA State Champions, Gold award
    2017 AAA State Champions, Gold award
    2016 AAA State Champions, Gold award
    2015 Gold award
    2014 Silver award
    2013 Silver award