Sebas Swiggum - Friday, Feb. 24, 2017


Sport – Wrestling
High School -Apple Valley High School
Class –  Sophomore

Swiggum pulled off the biggest upset of the match when Apple Valley defeated Shakopee 28-19 to send the Eagles to the state team tournament for the 35th year in a row. The victory over the Sabers in the Class 3A Section 2 tournament finals avenged a 29-28 loss to Shakopee in the first match of the season on December first.

Swiggum faced Shakopee senior Brent Jones, a three-time state champion, at 132 pounds and won 7-5 in overtime. It was only Jones’ second loss of the season, while Swiggum has 10 defeats. Shakopee had won three of the first four matches before that, and Swiggum’s win gave Apple Valley momentum that the Eagles rode to the victory.

Congratulations to Sebas Swiggum for being this week’s Old Dutch Quality Athlete of the Week.