Lakers State

Seniors Aidan McGowan (left) and Alan Koehler qualified for state for Prior Lake at the Section 2AAA individual tournament Feb. 25.

Alan Koehler cleared the first hurdle in his attempt to win a school record three state titles.

The senior on the Prior Lake wrestling team pinned down the 126-pound Section 2AAA title Feb. 25 at Lakeville North to earn a spot in the Class 3A state individual tournament, which is March 3-4 at Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Tom Schardin covers sports for Savage and Prior Lake. He is dependable, sarcastic and always joking around. Tom enjoys running and swimming and is often busy coaching his two kids' sports teams.