RYAN REID

Mound Westonka • wrestling

It’s not the most flattering nickname a wrestler could have, but for Reid, a senior 152-pounder, it fits perfectly.

“I’ve got longer legs, so guys try to shoot them,” Reid said. “When they miss, I get on them and I don’t let them score. My coach says I’m like a leech.”

Reid’s ability to lock on to opponents has led to a 6-0 start to the season. He won three times at the Don Meyers Fridley Invitational on Saturday to win the 152-pound division.

His victory in the finals, 10-0 over Richfield’s Patrick Voigt, also earned Mound Westonka some payback. In the football section playoffs, Voight who scored the game-winning two-point conversion in a football upset of Mound Westonka.

“We have some football players on the team who talked about that,” Redi said.

Reid’s victory was the third time he had won at the Fridley tournament,which holds special meaning to him.

In 1972 Reid’s father, Lou, won at Fridley as a 138-pounder from Bloomington Jefferson. Winning the same tournament as his father has long been one of Ryan’s primary goals.

“He’s taught me everything about wrestling, so I’ve always wanted to go out and win it for him,” Reid said.

 

ANDRAYAH ADAMS

St. Paul Como Park • basketball

The metro’s leading scorer last year has picked up where she left off with back-to-back 30-point efforts last week. Adams scored 35 points in an 83-72 victory at DeLaSalle and 30 as the Cougars defeated Cooper 71-52. She is averaging 29 points per game.

 

MATT KREKLOW

Delano • basketball

The Tigers are off to a 5-0 start, with much of the credit going to the 6-foot-9 power forward. He had 27 points and 17 rebounds in an 88-64 victory over Princeton, and 29 points and 15 rebounds in a 95-66 rout of Zimmerman.

 

LOGAN SMITH

Cretin-Derham Hall • wrestling

The junior 152-pounder has been vital to the Raiders’ undefeated start. He went 3-0 last week, with victories over two wrestlers in the top 10 in Class 2A, Patrick Voightof Richfield and Zach Bigelbach of Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

 

NATALIE SNODGRASS

Eastview • hockey

The junior forward showed why she entered the season with 78 career goals, scoring six times in two games. She had her second four-goal game in her career in a 6-1 victory over Lakeville North, and two goals and two assists in an 8-3 victory over Apple Valley.

 

JESSIE STRECKER

Roseville • gymnastics

The junior is another in a long line of elite-level gymnasts turned out by the Raiders’ program. Strecker won the vault, uneven bars and floor exercise en route to the all-around championship with a score of 37.5, helping Roseville win the St. Cloud Apollo Invitational.

 

RILEY TUFTE

Blaine • hockey

The 6-foot-5 senior forward scored five goals in a 12-3 victory over Totino-Grace and the game-winning goal in overtime of the Bengals’ 4-3 victory over Edina. Tufte, who has committed to Minnesota Duluth, is ranked as the top pro prospect in Minnesota by NHL’s Central Scouting.

JIM PAULSEN

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