Senior Colton Lindquist of the West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville Knights wrestling team is the Olson Oil Company Athlete of the Week.
Lindquist punched his ticket to the state wrestling tournament with a second place performance in the 220 pound weight class last Saturday at the Section 6A meet. Lindquist (36-9) received a bye in the quarterfinal round of the tournament, won by fall over Noah Adelman of Border West in the semifinals and lost to Gideon Ervasti of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie in the championship match, finishing second.
In addition, Lindquist has earned the distinguished honor of being chosen as one of the Minnesota Wrestling Coaches Association Academic All-State recipients. To be considered for this award an individual must be an outstanding student, as well as an outstanding wrestler. The recipients must be hard working, excel in the classroom and on the mat. They must exemplify leadership and sportsmanship.