Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early January Report (25th Annual)
by Roger Mischke
By Roger Mischke January 2018 Coaches, please keep me informed of your team’s success throughout the season. With each edition, I would like to share their success in The Central MN Report. Please send relevant information for Class A individual and team ratings as well. I will also report your results to The Guillotine results page firstname.lastname@example.org/fax 612- 605-0159 If possible you can also text or email a photo of your score book pages after your duals. If you want to text; I will give individuals my cell phone number. If you are using Track Wrestling, could you please add me to your mailing list. Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke
CLASS AAA TEAMS
SAINT MICHAEL ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
The Knights had a couple of big dual meet wins over No. 4AAA Albert Lea 33-18 and No. 3AA Scott West 31-19. They defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rivals Monticello 74-6 and Section 5AAA foe Mound-Westonka 75-0. The Knights had an impressive team performance with three big wins at the Monticello “Magic” Duals. They defeated No. 5AAA Willmar 34-27, Section 8AAA Bemidji 42-14 and Section 6AAA Wayzata 65-3. They did drop a dual to No. 6AAA ranked Shakopee from Section 2AAA 29-27. Brandon Psyk, Patrick McGee, Dylan Hanson, Gabe Anderson and Nolan Schmitz all went 4-0, Isaiah Misna, Nathan Nygaard and Carl Leuer all went 3-1 at he Magic Duals.
The Cardinals defeated Central Lakes Conference foe St. Cloud Apollo 63-9 and their Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rivals Sauk Rapids/Rice 47-22. They had a very impressive tournament performance with all fourteen placing for 249 points. They claimed the championship at the Buffalo “Bison” Invitational, this included the No. 2AAA ranked Anoka team. Six championships were earned by the Cardinals; Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Caden Carlson, Israel Navarro, Andrew Reigstad and Josiah Swanson. Grant Deegan earned second place and they earned five third places by: Josh Miley, Alex Backes, Ethan Roux, Kaden Streed and Kevin Perez. They earned a pair of fifth places by: Harley Alex and EhKuh Htoo, also note that the Cardinals were without one of their top wrestlers. The Cardinals had a good performance at the Monticello “Magic” Duals; as they went 3-1. They defeated No. 7AA Waconia 41-30, a Section 8AAA rival Bemidji 40-16 and Section 6AAA Wayzata 71-3. They dropped a very close dual to No. 3AAA ranked St. Michael-Albertville 34-27. Israel Navarro, Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson and Lincoln Shinn all went 4-0; Caden Carlson, Jack Roehl, Josh Miley, Ethan Raux and Andrew Reigstad all went 3-1 at the Magic duals.
ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS
The Tigers defeated two Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rivals; Sartell/St. Stephen 46-30 and Brainerd 36-30. The Tigers had a good tournament performance with ten place winners for 149 points to earn third place at the Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invitational. The Tigers won three championships by Austin Brenner, Dallas Hooper and Graham Nistler and three third places by: Luka Rajkic, Jayden Sundstrom and Drevion Hemingway. Payton Chrsitansen earned fourth place, Taylor Hugg earned fifth place and Drew Kiffmeyer and Tyler Zachman both took sixth place. The Tigers went 1-2 at the Kiffmeyer Duals; with a win over Minneapolis Southwest 72-10. They dropped duals to No. 4AAA Albert Lea 40-24 and to AAA Lean and Mean Hastings 38-32. Jayden Sundstrom and Austin Brenner went 3-0, Alex Kern, Luka Rajkic, Dallas Hooper, Graham Nistler, Payton Christinsen and Drew Kiffmeyer all went 2-1 at the Kiffmeyer duals. The Tigers were still short two of the starters in the Kiffmeyer duals, results may have been a little different with those two.
The Bluejackets defeated No. 8AA Delano 48-19 and Section 6A Staples-Motley 44-28. Martin Puttbrese, Travis Drews, Jacob Mujwid, Wyatt Kruse, Nolan Hentges, Jimmy Brown and Will Flemister all went 2-0 in their triangular. The Bluejackets had a very good team performance with 182 points and fourteen place winners to win their Bluejacket Invitational. They earned four championships by: Payton Doty, Jimmy Brown, Martin Puttbrese and Will Flemister and a pair of second places by: Ryan Droubie and Nolan Hentges. They earned three third places by: Jacob Mujwid, Travis Drews and Wyatt Kruse and one fourth by Jared Gibson. Logan Lindquist, Mason Fries, Austin Crandell, Josh Schuster and Reed Ellingson all earned fifth place and Dalton Ball took sixth place. The Bluejackets defeated three foes to earn the championship at the Stillwater “Ponies” Duals. They defeated Section 1AAA Faribault 38-28, Mahtomedi 51-15 and Hudson, Wis. 46-21. Jacob Mujwid, Jared Gibson, Tate Torgerson, Jimmy Brown, Martin Puttbrese and Travis Drews all went 3-0 at the Ponies duals. Payton Doty, Nolan Hentges and Wyatt Kruse went 2-1 for the Bluejackets at the Ponies duals.
The Lumberjacks had a good tournament performance at the Rick Lee Dual invitational. They went 3-3, winning their own pool with; with victories over Section 8AA rival Detroit Lakes 36-25, No. 11A Kenyon-Wanamingo 52-22 and Section 7A foe Deer River 52-22. The Lumberjacks dropped duals to: No. 10AA Litchfield 38-32, No. 2A Frazee 34-21 and to No. 5AA Perham 44-12. Jon Solum went 5-1, Colton Hinrichs went 4-1, Seth Newby, Hunter Schoenborn and Peter Moen all went 4-2 at the Rick Lee duals. They earned fourth place out of the sixteen team field of teams. The Lumberjacks went 2-2 at the Monticello “Magic” Duals; they defeated Section 6AAA foe Wayzata 57-18 and AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 46-20. Hunter Schoenborn went 3-0, Jon Solum went 3-1 and Chance Hinrichs won his 100th career match.
ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS
The Fighting Saints earned twelve place winners and 165 points to earn third place at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Invitational. They won three championships by: Tanner Kunshier, Cole Kirpach and Mitchell Wilson and they earned two second places by; Joey Lipinski and Luke Lipinski. Nick Gerlach, Andrew Hoglund and Grant Woodruff all earned third place and T. J. Hoglund earned fourth place. Ben Hamlin and Mike Wallace both earned fifth place and Bo Flagstad took sixth place. They defeated Mississippi 8 Conference foe North Branch 54-24. The Fighting Saints went 2-1 at the Centennial “Cougar” Duals; they defeated Park High School 50-18 and Centennial 52-23 and they dropped a close one to Rosemount 39-36. Grant Woodruff, Tanner Kunshier, Mitchell Wilson, Luke Lipinski, Cole Kirpach, and Joey Lipinski all went 3-0 at the Cougar duals.
LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
The Flyers had nine place winners for 102.5 points to take sixth place at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” invitational. Leo Wilczek won their lone championship; Gabe Nagel, Ryan Graves and Grant Litke all earned second place. Simon Bryce earned third place and he won his 100th career match, Luke Venske and Simon Pantzke both earned fourth place, Dakota Kern and Kelly Kern both took sixth place. The Flyers went 1-2 at their quadrangular; they defeated Section 8AAA rivals Sartell/St. Stephen 39-36. They dropped duals to a pair of AA Lean and Mean foes Pierz 37-36 and to Annandale/Maple Lake 39-29. Gabe Nagel and Grant Litke both went 3-0; Leo Wilczek, Simon Bryce, Sam Nagel and Ryan Graves all went 2-1 at the Flyers quad. The Flyers dropped a pair of duals at the Becker “Bulldogs” Triangular; their Granite Ridge Conference rivals, Becker beat them 34-33 by the fifth criteria and they dropped a dual to No. 8AA Delano 44-30. Tony Winkleman, Grant Litke, Kole Kern, Gabe Nagel and Simon Bryce all went 2-0 at the Becker triangular. The Flyers went 1-2 at the Stillwater “Ponies” Duals; they defeated Mahtomedi 35-34. They were defeated by Stillwater 49-29 and Eagan 39-27. Gabe Nagel, Simon Bryce and Ryan Graves all went 3-0; Grant Litke and Luke Venske went 2-1 at the Pony duals.
SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES
The Sabres went 1-2 at the Little Falls “Flyers” quadrangular; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Pierz 38-36. They dropped very close duals to AAA Lean and Mean and Section 8AAA rivals Little Falls 39-36 and to AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 41-36. Cole Fibranz, Jackson Penk, Nick Pelach, Sam Fernholtz, Dylan Enriques and Andy Heckman all went 3-0 at the Flyers quad. The Sabres dropped dual to Section 8AAA, Central Lakes Conference and cross town rival St. Cloud Tech 46-30. The Sabres had a very good team performance with all fourteen wrestlers placing; to earn second place with 181.5 points at the Paynesville “Bulldogs” Invitational. The were a dozen points behind the No. 10A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa team. They won three championships by: Cole Fibranz, Jackson Penk and Nick Pelach and they earned five second places by: Dylan Enriquez, Andy Heckman, Sam Fernholz, Alex Moritz and Jack Engle. Patrick Hesse and Dylan Gerdes both earned fourth place, Nick Daffinrud and Tim Stephens both earned fifth place. Avery Kouba and Matt Lindstrom both took sixth place for the Sabres.
SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM
The Storm defeated Central Lakes Conference foe Fergus Falls 52-27 and they dropped a dual to Class A Lean and Mean Fosston/Bagley 39-36. Peyton Olson, Andrew Wollak, Jared Spohn, Zac Spohn and Marcus Santilla all went 2-0 at the Otter Triangular. The Storm had five place winners at the Cannon Falls “Bombers” Invitational; to take sixth place with 92 points. Jared Spohn and Andrew Wollak both earn second place, Zac Spohn and Marcus Santilla both earned fourth place and Cole Ackerman took sixth place. The Storm were defeated by the No. 5AAA Central Lakes and Section 8AAA rivals Willmar 47-22. They went 1-2 at the Kiffmeyer duals; with a big win over Minneapolis Southwest 82-0. They lost to their Benton County rivals No. 4AA ranked Foley 54-9 and highly ranked Ellsworth, Wis. 51-12. Jared Spohn went 3-0; Andrew Syvertson and Ben Konz both went 2-1 at the Kiffmeyer duals.
The Warriors dropped a pair of Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA duals to St. Cloud Tech 36-30 and to Rocori 40-34. They went 3-3 at the Bemidji “Rick Lee” Dual with wins over Bloomington Kennedy 52-22, Detroit Lakes 45-22 and United North Central 57-21. They dropped duals to No. 5AA Perham 48-17, No. 6A Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/WWG 34-29 and No. 9A Ottertail Central 34-25. Chad Orsburn, Denny Busby, Kyle Patnode, Brad Patnode and Max Boran were all 5-1, Braden Kramer went 4-0 and Atlie Danielson, Kyle Eschenbacher and Tom Fickett went 4-2 at the Rick Lee duals. The Warriors had eight place winners at the Elk River “Elks” Invitational, to earn 104.5 points and sixth place. Denny Busbey won their lone championship and Brad and Kyle Patnode both earned second place. Morgan Gibson and Max Boran both earned third place, John Nelson earned fourth place, Kyle Eschenbacher and Gabe Wagner both earned fifth place.
The Spuds went 1-5 at the Bemidji “Rick Lee” duals with a win over Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 39-30. They dropped duals to No. 2A Frazee 50-22, No. 6A TMB/WWG 51-18, No. 11A Kenyon-Wanamingo 63-9 and AAA Bloomington Kennedy 45-30. Riley Schock went 6-0; Brady Behrens and Chase Beadle both went 4-2 and Kolbe Booker went 3-2 at the Rick Lee duals. The Spuds dropped a dual to Section 8AAA rival Alexandria 49-20. The Spuds went 4-0 with a great team performance at their Gadberry Dual invitational; they defeated cross-town rivals Fargo South 58-18, Grand Forks Central 43-25, Jamestown 46-29 and AA Lean and Mean Grand Rapids 36-35. Ryan Luthi, Kolbe Booker, Jacob Larson, Riley Schock, Chase Beadle and Gunner Olstad all went 4-0 and Hayden Netland went 3-1 at the Gadberry duals.
The Bison went 1-2 at the Maple Grove “Crimson” quadrangular; they defeated Irondale 49-27. They dropped a dual to AAA Lean and Mean Maple Grove 39-22 and to No. 11AA Totino Grace 40-36. Riley Habisch and Jacob Scherber both went 3-0, John Dahlheimer, Ryan Scherber, Tom Samson, Owen Herbst, Caleb Drews, Joshua Anderson, Nathan DesMarais and Jacob Metz all went 2-1 at the Crimson quad. The Bison earned fourth place with 164.5 points and thirteen place winners, behind the No. 2AAA and No. 5AAA teams at their tournament. Ryan Scherber and Jacob Scherber both won championships and Tom Samson and Riley Habisch both earned second place. Owen Herbst and Caleb Drews both earned third place and Nathan DesMarais, Chris Vanfitt, Traavi Larson and John Dahlheimer all earned fourth place. Seamus Filkins earned fifth place and Jacob Metz and Kyle Baloun both took sixth place. The Bison were defeated by their Mississippi 8 Conference rivals, Big Lake 42-24.
ELK RIVER ELKS
The Elks earned fourth place at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Invitational with 129 points and eleven place winners. They finish behind the No. 10 AAA and No. 11AAA ranked teams. Colton Pool won their lone championship and they earned three second places by; Gage Clem, Stoyan Slavkov and Lafayette Bade. Dominick Peterson and Brandon Kidd both earned third place and three fourths were earned by: Arik Nordstrom, Logan Erikhaus and Tyler Benson. Alex Sanborn earned fifth place and Eli Greenberg took sixth place. The Elks earned second place at their Elks invitational with 150 points and thirteen place winners. The Elks did not win any championships, but they did advance five to the finals. Gage Clem, Colton Pool, Brandon Kidd, Alex Sanborn and Lorser Waanti earned second place. Eli Williams and Lafayette Bade both earned third place and Tyler Benson, Eli Greenberg and Logan Enkhaus all earned fourth place. Stoyan Slavkov earned fifth place and Colton Strain took sixth place.
CLASS AA TEAMS
The Falcons earned second place with 154 points at their “Tom Keating Memorial” Invitational with eleven place winners. They finished behind No. 7AAA Forest Lake and just ahead of AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech. They won three championship; Mitch Trigg, Saylor Schmit and Cameron Kowitz and John Dierkes earned second place. Justin Henry earned third place and Hunter Gorecki and Levi Jacobson both earned fourth place. Michael, Mitch Rothfork and Max Lefebvre all earned fifth place and Sutherlin Schmit took seventh place. The Falcons defeated Section 6AA and Granite Conference rivals Becker 56-6 and No. 11AA ranked Totino Grace 44-15 in a home triangular. Levi Jacobson, Cameron Kowitz, John Dierkes, Max Lefebvre, Justin Henry, Hunter Gorecki, Saylor Schmit and Mitch Trigg all went 2-0 at their triangular. The Falcons had a good team effort with three big dual meet wins over highly ranked Ellsworth, Wis. 40-20, Benton County rivals Sauk Rapids 55-9 and No. 4AAA ranked Albert Lea 36-34 to earn the championship at the St. Cloud Tech “Kiffmeyer” Duals. Nathan Garceau, Cameron Kowitz, Justin Henry, Saylor Schmit and Mitch Trigg all went 3-0; Mitch Rotfork, John Dierkes, Michael Rothfork and Hunter Goreck all went 2-1 at the Kiffmeyer duals.
The Royals earned fourth place at the Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invitational with 145 points. They had ten place winners; including three championships by: Carter Entinger, Nick Nolan and Austin Gabbert. Zac Neaton earned second place Jordon Peterson earned third place and Tanner Burmeister, Lukas Gilbert and Will Elskamp all earned fourth place. Jackson Meyer earned fifth place and Hunter Stein took sixth place. No. 7AAA Forest Lake won the tournament, No. 4AA Foley was second and AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech was third. They defeated Section 2AA foe Waseca 60-9 and the dropped a close one to No. 7AA Waconia 31-26 at the Waconia double dual. Austin Gabbert, Jackson Meyer, Tanner Burmeister, Adam Sweeney, Zac Neaton and Nick Nolan were all 2-0 at the Wildcat double duals.
The Dragons defeated No. 6AA ranked Hutchinson 40-26 in a big Wright County Conference dual. The Dragons went 3-0 at the Eden Valley-Watkins quadrangular; with big wins over No. 4A ranked Sibley East 37-36 on criteria and a pair of Section 4A foes; Eden Valley-Watkins 68-3 and Norwood Young America 64-4. Erza Kaping, Afton Kaping, Andrew Loch, Logan Nelson, Kal Jackman and Dylan Isakson all went 3-0, Eddie Simes, Arayn Payne, Jerry Simes and Bryce Penk all went 2-1 and Dylan Madsen went 2-0 at the EVW quad. The Dragons earned third place at the Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals with a 4-2 mark. They defeated Section 6AA rivals Big Lake 42-23, AA Lean and Mean Thief River Falls 42-32 and No. 9A ranked Ottertail Central 39-29 to win their pool. They went 1-2 in the championship pool with a big win over AAA Bemidji 38-32 and they dropped duals to No. 4AA ranked Perham 39-31 and to No. 2A Frazee 32-30. Jerry Simes, Erza Kaping, Afton Kaping, Logan Nelson, Kal Jackman and Chase Liestman were all 6-0 and Andrew Loch went 5-1 at the Rick Lee Duals. The Dragons defeated AA and Section 6AA rivals Annandale/Maple Lake 41-27 and Section 3AA and Wright County Conference foe New London-Spicer 43-18 at the Annandale/Maple Lake Triangular. Eddie Simes, Ezra Kaping, Logan Nelson, Kal Jackman and Chase Liestman all went 2-0 at the AN/ML triangular.
BIG LAKE HORNETS
The Hornets went 1-2 in their pool; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Thief River Falls 48-27 and they dropped duals to No. 10 AA Section 6AA rivals Litchfield 42-23 and to No. 9A Ottertail Central 39-22 at the Bemidji “Rick Lee” Duals. They went 3-0 in their day two pool; with big wins over AAA foes; Moorhead 58-12 and Bloomington Kennedy 45-27 and No. 11A ranked Kenyon-Wanamingo 34-33. Rocco Visci went 6-0, Ben Morris, Vince Dailey and Steve Lloyd all went 5-1, Christian Noble, Cade Sixberry, Joe Morris and Jackson Gardner all went 4-2 at the Rick Lee duals. The Hornets defeated their Section 6AA rivals Becker 34-16 and Mississippi 8 Conference rivals Buffalo 42-24.
ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING
The Lightning had a very good team performance with three big wins over Lean and Mean Little Falls 39-29, AA Lean and Mean Pierz 38-31 and AAA Sartell 41-36 at the Little Falls “Flyers” Quadrangular. Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Mitch Bergstrom and Reed Rasset all went 3-0 and Zach Pribyl went 2-1 and Ben Schuldt went 2-0 a the Flyer quad. The Lightning defeated AAA Rocori 35-31 and Section 6AA foe St. Cloud Apollo 63-9 at the Apollo Triangular. Quinn Youngs, Jack Klug, Adam Neuman, Mitch Bergstrom, Reed Rasset and Cuyler Helwig all went 2-0 at the Apollo triangular. The Lightning defeated Wright County Conference rivals New London-Spicer 48-19. The Lightning went 1-3 at the Monticello “Magic” duals; they defeated Section 6AA foe Monticello 56-15. They dropped duals to No. 6AAA Shakopee 57-13, No. 7AA ranked Waconia 51-21 and to AAA Bemidji 46-20. Quinn Youngs went 4-0 and Reed Rasset, Mitchell Bergstrom, and Walker Weege all went 3-1 at the Magic duals.
The Pioneers defeated three foes at their triangular; they defeated AAA Rocori 46-27, Osakis 50-18 and Eden Valley-Watkins 70-10. Trevor Randunz, Ross Boser, Brandon Funk, Jake Andres, Brandon Tomala, Luke Girtz and Carson Huls all went 3-0; Reese Kapsner, Jalen Jansen and Jacob Gotvald all went 2-1 at the Pioneer quadrangular. The Pioneers went 1-2 at the Little Falls “Flyers” Quadrangular with a win over AAA rivals Little Falls 37-36. They dropped duals to AAA Sartell 38-36 and to AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 38-31. Jake Andres and Reese Kapsner both went 3-0, Ross Boser, Brandon Funk, Brandon Tomala, Jalen Jansen, Carson Huls and Luke Girtz all went 2-1 at the Flyer quad. The Pioneers defeated Central Minnesota Conference foe Kimball Area 55-18 and they dropped a dual to No. 8A ranked Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 32-24.
The Bulldogs took sixth place with 97.5 points and nine place winners at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational. Blake Paulson won their lone championship and Lukas Paulson, Nick Radunz and Jacob Berning all earned second place. Kevin Andres earned third place, Logan Jurek and Ethan Anderson both earned fifth place and Adam Jurek and Kylen Rish both took sixth place. The Bulldogs dropped a big Section 6AA dual to their rivals Big Lake 34-16. They dropped a pair of duals at the Foley “Falcons” Triangular, they lost to their Section 6AA rivals No. 4AA ranked Foley 56-6 and to No. 11AA Totino-Grace 42-24. In their home triangular, they defeated Granite Ridge Conference rivals Little Falls 34-33 and they dropped one to No. 8AA ranked Delano 54-9. The Bulldogs have been without several of their wrestlers since their Christmas break.
The Mustangs had a very good tournament performance with all fourteen placing for 210 points to earn second place at their Invite. They finished behind No. 7AA ranked Waconia in the field of eight teams. Ryan Nosbush won their lone championship and Collin McCarthy, Max Anderson, Jon Smith and Avery Nelson all earned second place. Connor Gemahl, Cody Haggberg, Austin Voss, Dylan Nelson and Tanner Grangruth all earned third place. Jake Nowling, Draven Hammel and Brandon Udstuen all earned fourth place; Trevor Thielen, Tom Schroeder, Parker Voss and Jordan Lindquist all earned fifth place and Nolan McGraw and Jace Morneau both took sixth place. They defeated their Section 7AA and Granite Ridge Conference rivals Milaca 45-23.
The United had an impressive team performance with three big dual meet wins over foes, to earn the championship at the Milbank “Big Stone Therapies Border Battle” Duals. They defeated the host, Milbank 42-31, Sioux Falls Washington, SD 63-9 and Section 3AA rivals and AA Lean and Mean Marshall 44-28. Trevin Johnson, Keaton Haas, Layton Wittnebel, Peyton Mortenson, Austin Schmitt and Sam Hericksen all went 3-0 and Sam Zindel, Griffin Johnson and Slate Irvine went 2-1 at the Milbank Duals. The United defeated two foes at their Triangular, they had big wins over Section 3AA rivals Redwood-River Valley 39-33 and Section 3AA and West Central Conference rivals Morris Area 43-26. Sam Zindel, Kadin Huntley, Quintin Lehnmann, Sam Henrickson, Trevon Johnson, Peyton Mortenson and Austin Schmidt all went 2-0 at the United Triangular.
The Huskies were short a couple of their starters, but they did earn seventh place at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational with 95 points and nine place winners. Gabe Zierden won their lone championship and Riley Rakotz earned second place. Austin Olmscheid and Will Mergen both earned third place, Javier Solis, Dustin Schmit and Carter Fish all earned fifth place and Owen Meyer and Logan Kittleson both took sixth place. The Huskies went 2-1 at the Osakis “Silverstreak” Duals. They defeated a pair of class A foes; Osakis 49-24 and Kimball Area 55-24. They dropped a dual to Section 3A Canby 36-25. Connor Winkels, Dustin Schmitt, Will Mergen, Owen Meyer, Austin Olmscheid, Gabe Zierden and Marvin Stang all went 3-0 at the Silverstreaks duals.
The Tigers went 2-1 at the Zimmerman “Thunder” Quadrangular; they defeated Section 7A Rush City/Braham 48-25 and Section 6AA Zimmerman 54-27. They dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference rivals Rogers 42-24. Their was on individual results available to the Tigers three duals. The Tigers went 2-1 at the Hibbing “Bluejacket” Duals with wins over Mississippi 8 Conference foe Chisago Lakes 63-15 and Mound-Westonka 40-28. They dropped a dual to Section 7AA rivals Hibbing 37-25. Parker Adkins, Landen Parent, Zack Wells, Josh Fuller and Colton Hellman all went 3-0 and Justin Zahner went 2-1 at the Hibbing Duals.
PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER/BACKUS ROAD WARRIORS
The Road Crew dropped a dual to their Class A rivals; No. 12A ranked Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 51-13. The Road Crew went 1-2 at the Osakis “Silverstreak” Duals; they defeated Section 4A Kimball Area 43-32. They dropped close duals to Class A Lean Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 40-34 and to Canby 36-26. Keenan Dahl, John Urseth and Peter Koering and Addisuone Harrington both went 2-1 at the Silverstreak Duals. The Road Crew went 2-2 at the Moorhead “Gadberry” Duals, they defeated Fargo South 54-21 and Jamestown 30-27 They dropped duals to Fargo Davies 42-39 and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 49-22. Harley Large, Keenan Dahl and John Urseth all went 4-0, Addisuone Harrington and Peter Koering both went 3-1 and Jake Poehle went 2-1 at the Gadberry Duals.
MORRIS AREA TIGERS
The Tigers dropped a pair of Section 3AA duals to United 43-26 and to Redwood-River Valley 49-21. Ethan Lebrilja, Dalton Rose and Brady Cardwell all were 2-0 in the triangular. The Tigers defeated West Central Conference rivals Benson 45-30.
DASSEL COKATO CHARGERS
The Chargers defeated Wright County Conference foe Mound-Westonka 48-22 and they dropped a dual to AA Lean and Mean Wright County rivals Watertown-Mayer 49-24. The Chargers earned seventh place at the Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invitational with 95.5 points and six place winners. Preston Bradley won their only championship and Jude Link earned second place. Sam Marx, Noah Halonen and Jacob Schmitz all earned third place and Payton Duske earned fifth place.
CLASS A TEAMS
WEST CENTRAL AREA/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS
The Knights defeated two Section 6A rivals; New York Mills 42-24 and Border West 67-3.
LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES
The Wolves defeated Section 7A and Park Region Conference foe Royalton/Upsala 48-24 and Section 5A rival Paynesville 53-18. Carter Meiners, Justin Crandall, Landon Gode, Nye Becker, Thomas Pesta, Keegan Caverello, Levi Line and Tate Urman all went 2-0 at the Royals triangular. Special Note: Justin Crandell won his 50th Career Match. The Wolves defeated AA Lean and Mean Pierz 32-24, in a dual decided at 285. The Wolves had a very good team performance with 199 points and all their wrestlers placing. They won the championship at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational. This tourney included No. 7A Minneota and No. 10A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and Class A Lean and Mean Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. The Wolves won three championships by: Mason Gode, Dalton Butler and Levi Line. Mason Gode was also voted by the coaches as the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. Justin Crandall and Hans Holmquist both earned second place and four third places were earned by the Wolves: Devin Lange, Keegan Cavallero, Carter Meiners and Austin Carr. Thomas Pesta, Landon Gode and Nye Becker all earned fourth place, Riley Thom and Caleb Pesta both earned fifth place and Ted Stacey and Tate Urman both took sixth place. The Wolves had a great team performance with thirteen place winners and eleven of those placed in the top three. They earned 219 points to win the championship of the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie “Panther” Invitational. They won two championships by Thomas Pesta and Carter Meiners and they earned two second places by Mason and Landon Gode. The big difference in this tournament is the wrestlers that came back to earn third place. Seven Wolves came back: Justin Crandell, Nye Becker, Riley Thom, Dalton Butler, Hans Holmquist and Devin Lange. Levi Line and Keegan Cavallero both earned fourth. This was truly a great team performance.
OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs went 4-2 at the Bemidji “Rick Lee” duals; they defeated Section 6AA Big Lake 39-22 and AA Lean and Mean Thief River Falls 46-18 and they dropped a dual to No. 10AA Litchfield 39-29. On day two they defeated Section 8AA Detroit Lakes 31-30 and AAA Brainerd 34-25. They dropped a dual to No. 6A TMB/WWG 31-26. Nate Hart went 6-0, Ben Naddy and Wyatt Thorson went 5-1 and Marc Henricks, Zane Swanson, Jace Leabo and R. J. Ehlert all went 4-2 at the Rick Lee duals. The Bulldogs had a good tournament performance with twelve place winners and 206 points to earn second place at the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie “Panther” Invitational. They finished behind the No. 8A ranked and Park Region Conference rivals, Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville. The Bulldogs won three championships by: Ben Naddy, Marc Hendricks and Wyatt Thorson and Nate Hart and Zane Swanson both earned second place. Matt Hendricks earned fourth place, Hayden Hart, Noah Schleske, Roman Lopez-Moen and R. J. Ehlert all earned fifth place and Hunter Doll took sixth place.
The Jaguars had very good tournament performance with all fourteen wrestlers earning a place for 173 points. They earned third place at their Jaguar invitational, finishing behind a pair of ranked teams; No. 7A Minneota and 8A LPGE/BR. The Jaguars won three championships by Canon Swanson, Adam Jaeger and Tyler Bents and Isaiah Gilbert and Dylan T. Kampson both earned second place. Blaine Fischer earned third place, Tyler Jensen, Seth Roering and Taiton Linder all earned fourth place. Trevor Kern and Thaniel Cebulla both earned fifth place and Austin Klaphake, Mark Jenniges and Walker Bents all took sixth place. Special note: Canon Swanson was voted by the coaches of the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. The Jaguars defeated Section 8AA Sauk Centre/Melrose 47-19 and Section 3A BOLD 63-9 at the Melrose Triangular. Canon Swanson, Tyler Jensen, Dylan T. Kampson, Isaiah Gilbert, Adam Jaeger, Mark Jenniges and Trevor Kern were 2-0 at the Melrose triangular. The Jaguars had very team performance with three big wins at the ACGC “Falcon” triangular. They defeated Class A Lean and Mean ACGC 32-30, Section 5A rivals Minnewaska 51-21 and Redwood-River Valley 40-33. Blaine Fischer, Dylan T. Kampson, Adam Jaeger and Trevor Kern were all 3-0; Tyler Bents and Isaiah Gilbert were both 2-1 at the ACGC Quadrangular. The Jaguars had an impressive performance with thirteen place winners including five championships. They won the championship at the Paynesville “Bulldog” Invitational with 247 points, as they were over 50 points up on the runnerup AAA Sartell/St. Stephen. Adam Jaeger, Isaiah Gilbert, Tyler Bents, Blaine Fischer and Trevor Kern all won championships. They earned three second places by: Canon Swanson, Dylan T. Kampson and Mark Jenniges and Seth Roering, Tyler Jensen and Walker Bents all earned third place. The Jaguars had ten wrestlers place in the top three, a very impressive performance. Joseph Thompson and Taiton Linder both earned fifth place. Special Notes: Adam Jaeger won his 150th Career Match and Isaiah Gilbert won his 100th Career Match.
AWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS
The Falcons earned fifth place 114 points at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational with ten place winners. Tanner Berghuis and Kelvin Andrade-Ponce both won championships and Levi Lund and Ramzee Molinaro both earned third place. C. J. Toedter, Jonathon Behm and Cullen Lewis all earned fourth place, Hayden Straumann and Jordan Schultz all earned fifth place and Skye Powers took sixth place. The Falcons went 2-1 at their quadrangular; with big wins over Section 5A foe Minnewaska 51-16 and Section 3AA Redwood -River Valley 45-18. They dropped a dual to No. 10A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 32-30. Taner Berghuis went 3-0 and Jake Mortensen, Ramzee Molinaro, Skye Powers and C. J. Toedter all went 2-1 at their quad. The Falcons went 1-2 at the Wabasso/Red Rock Central duals. They defeated Adrian 64-9 and they dropped duals to No. 1A Zumbrota-Mazeppa 53-6 and to No. 7A Minneota 52-14. Ramzee Molinaro, C. J. Toedter, Tanner Berghuis and Skye Powers all went 2-1 at the Wabasso/Red Rock Central Duals.
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS
The Fighting Saints earned fourth place at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational with 137.5 points. They had eleven place winners; including two championships by: Dylan Rudningen and Will Magaard. They earned a pair of second places by: Richard Jones and Jonathan Tostenson and three third places by: Marc Collins, Caleb Collins and Jared Carlson. Coy Gunderson and Chase Magaard both earned fourth place and Levi Sweere and Luke Hoefer both took sixth place. The Fighting Saints defeated two Section 5A teams; Minnewaska Lakers 43-25 and Benson 57-19. The Fighting Saints went 2-1 at the Osakis “Silverstreaks” duals; Section 5A foe Osakis 47-27 and Section 8AA Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 40-34 and they dropped a dual to Section 3A Canby 37-24. Chase Magaard, Jared Carlson, Jonathan Tostenson, Caleb Collins and Ryan Torkelson were all 3-0 and Coy Gunderson and Richard Jones went 2-1 at the Silverstreak duals.
The Cardinals dropped a pair of duals to No. 11AAA Cambridge-Isanti 44-28 and to No. 8AA Delano 45-19 at the CBI triangular. The Cardinals defeated Section 6A rival Wadena-Deer Creek 49-6. The Cardinals earned fourth place with 119.5 points at the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie “Panther” Invitational with seven place winners. Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga both won championships and Dalton Holmberg and Kyle Serich both earned fourth place. Payton Bjerga and Kristain Thompson both earned fifth place and Jonathan Lisson took sixth place.
NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES
The Eagles defeated their Park Region Conference and Section 6A rivals Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Praire 43-23. The Eagles were defeated by their Section 6A, No. A West Central Area 42-24. They earned fourth place with 149 points at the Cents Cass “Letterman” invitational with eight place winners. This was a field of sixteen teams, some of the top small schools form North Dakota. Jacob Guck was their lone champion and Jake Erckenbrack earned second place and Dane Niemi and Dylan Fischer both earned third place. Carter Haman, Gabe Geiser and Logan Small all earned fourth place and Bren Salo earned fifth place.
The Lakers defeated Section 5A rival Paynesville 38-30 and West Central Conference foe Sauk Centre/Melrose 48-21. Tyler VanLuik, Mason Blair, Tyson Meyer, Grant Hendren, Easton McCrory and Jackson Stasvold all went 2-0 at the Bulldog Triangular. The Lakers were defeated by Class A Lean and Mean and Section 5A rival Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 43-25. The Lakers dropped three duals at the ACGC quad; ACGC 51-16, No. 10A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 51-21 and Section 3AA foe Redwood-River Valley 44-30. Tyler VanLuik went 3-0 and Easton McCrary and Jakob Swalla both went 2-1 at the ACGC quad. The Lakers had a very good team performance at their Laker Invitational, with 182 points and eleven place winners to earn second place. Mason Blair, Tyson Meyer, Tyler VanLuik and Jackson Stadsvold all won championships and Grant Hendren and Ryan VanLuik both earned second place. Max Reichmann earned third place, Easton McCrory earned fourth place, Jordan Helander earned fifth place and Tanner Steffen took sixth place.
The Royals defeated their former Section 5A rival Paynesville 48-24 and the dropped a dual to the No. 8A ranked and Park Region Conference foe LPGE/BR 48-24 at the Royals triangular. Damien Theisen, Jackson Held, Lyle Zimmerman and Jason Kasella were all 2-0 at the Royals triangular. The Royals had a very good tournament performance with 201 points and all fourteen placing, to earn second place at the Ogilvie “Lions” Invitational. Jason Kasella and Jackson Held both won championships and Lyle Zimmerman and Jaco Liebold both earned second place. They earned five third places; by Sam Constanzo, Brady Conrad, Damian Thiesen, Phillip Kroll and Mason Kovitzki. Gage Louden earned fourth place and Will Gorecki and Gabe Gorecki both earned fifth place. The Royals had a good tournament performance at their Royal Duals; they defeated Section 7A foe Rush City/Braham 62-6 and AA Irondale 54-18. They dropped a dual to Section 7A and No. 12A ranked Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 39-27. Jackson Held, Jason Kasella and Marshall Meehl went 3-0 and Lyle Zimmerman, Damian Theisen, Sam Constanzo, Jacob Leibold, Wyatt Lahr, Gabe Gorecki and Brady Conrad all went 2-1 at the Royal duals.
The Bulldogs dropped a pair of duals to Section 5A No. 8A ranked LPGE/BR 53-18 and to former Section 5A rivals Royalton/Upsala 45-22. Shawn Rue earned his 125th Career Win in the Royals triangular. They split duals; they defeated AA Sauk Centre/Melrose 44-30 and they dropped a dual to Section 5A rival Minnewaska 38-30. Julian Chávez, Shawn Rue, Daltin Christensen and Grant Ludwig all went 2-0. The Bulldogs earned 157 points and they had ten place winners to earn third place at their Bulldog Invitational. They did finish behind No. 10A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa and AAA Sartell/St. Stephen. They won two championships, by Shawn Rue and Stephen Peichel and Grant Ludwig and Weston Robert both earned second place. Craig Schmitz, Julian Chavez and Daltin Christinsen all earned fourth place and Riley Messer, Shawn Pinske and Jared Veldkamp all earned fifth place.
The Gobblers had a very good tournament performance with 160 points and fourteen place winners to earn third place at the Mora “Mustang” Invitational. They won two championships by: Jack Gravelle and Cedric Farnsworth and they four second places by: Carson Kullhem, Luke Pelarski Tyler Spolaric and Steven Whitney. Caine Owens earned third place and Nathan Rom, Tyler Decent and Justin Henline all earned fourth place. Quin Miller earned fifth place and Carter Endrizzi, Jack Workman and Hayden Workman all took sixth place. The Gobblers defeated AA Fridley 41-24.
UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS
The Warriors dropped duals at the Bemdiji “Rick Lee” Duals; They lost to AAA Brainerd 57-21, Bloomington Kennedy 48-34, AA Thief River Falls 61-18, No. 4AA ranked Perham 68-6, Section 8A foe Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 48-26 and to Wadena-Deer Creek 45-30. Jared Seibert went 6-0, Toby Hintzman went 4-0 and Gator Bettin went 4-2. The Warriors dropped a dual to the No. 2A ranked Frazee 61-12. They went 2-1 at their Warrior quadrangular with wins over Section 7A foe Deer River 45-25 and AA United Clay Becker 36-35. They dropped a close dual to Section 8A rival Roseau 40-36.
The Coop was defeated by Park Region Conference and Section 6A rival New York Mills 43-23. They earned third place at their invitational with 151 points and nine place winners. They won three championships; by Holt Truax, Craig Orlando and Devin Dean and Quinn Kern earned second place. Gideon Ervasti earned third place, Deegan Captian and Brock Peterson both earned fourth place, Trevor Arceneau earned fifth place and Carter Rokes took sixth place.
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