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Raider senior Austin Koski wraps up Menomonie's Mason Stokke on his way to winning a 5-4 decision in the 145 pound semifinals at the Big Rivers Conference/Dunn-St. Croix County Conference Challenge Saturday in River Falls. Koski went on to pin two-time state champion and previously undefeated Austin Moe of Glenwood City in the finals to win one of four individual titles for the Raiders.

Raider wrestlers up to the challenge

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Hudson wrestling coach Chris Hansen couldn't hide his enthusiasm over the Raiders' first place finish at the 12-team Big Rivers Conference/Dunn-St. Croix County Conference Challenge Saturday.


"Truth is, Saturday was probably our finest individual tournament we have had in the nine years I have been the coach," Hansen said. "It was the perfect combination of great wrestling and luck, coupled with some bad luck by our opponents. Seemed everything went our way."

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Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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