Congratulations to this week’s KAUS Overby Orthodontics Prep Athlete of the Week, Sam Winkels of the Austin Packers wrestling team!

Winkels, a junior for the Packers took first at Heavyweight at the 32-team Rogers Holiday Matness Invitational over the holiday break, as Winkels defeated Trey Burgardt of Foley by technical fall 17-2 in the first round of action, he then won in the second round by major decision 16-3 over Mitchell Kelvie of Lakeville South, and Winkels then downed Evan Becker of St. Michael-Albertville in a 3-1 sudden victory in the quarterfinals.  Winkels then defeated Cole Will of Egan by a score of 7-2 in the semifinals, and he then claimed the championship with a 5-1 win over Carson Schoenbauer of Scott West, who is currently ranked No. 8 in the state at Heavyweight in Class AA.  Winkels is now 18-1 on the season and ranked 5th at 215 pounds in Class AA, and he now has 67 career varsity wins.

Congratulations again to Sam Winkels of the Austin Packers wrestling team, this week’s Overby Orthodontics Prep Athlete of the Week.  Dr. Eric Overby and his staff at Overby Orthodontics, with offices in Austin, Stewartville and Rochester, smile with us!  See all of the services they have to offer by logging onto their webpage at 

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