CENTRAL MINNESOTA MAT RATS 25TH ANNUAL SEASON SUMMARY

 

 

 

CENTRAL MINNESOTA MAT RATS 25TH ANNUAL SEASON SUMMARY

Top Teams in AAA, AA and A and The Top Individuals in the AAA, AA and A

 

MAT RATS A TEAM OF 2017-2018 SEASON

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES
24-3
Fourth Class A State
Section 5A Champions
Fourteen Section Place Winners/Five State Qualifiers/Two Place Winners
Park Region Conference Dual Champions
First Park Region Conference Tournament
First Place Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite
First Place Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invite
First Place Parkers Prairie Invite

 

MAT RATS A C0-MOST IMPROVED TEAM OF 2017-2018 SEASON

MINNEWASKA LAKERS
17-12
Final Four Section 5A
Eight Section Place Winners/Three State Qualifiers
Second Place Minnewaska Laker Invite
Fourth Place Willmar “Cardinal” Classic

 

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY/WINSTED LAKERS
8-17
Final Four Section 4A
Ten Section Place Winner/One State Qualifier

 

MAT RATS TOP A INDIVIDUALS
106 Will Magaard Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 10th 46-1 State Champion
113 Ben Naddy Ottertail Central 12th 36-1 State Champion
120 Canon Swanson Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 10th 47-2 Second State
126 Mason Gode Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 9th 41-9 6th State
132 Tyler Bents Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 11th 46-8 3rd State
138 Gage Zieske Osakis 12th 44-2 2nd State
145 Zach Holtz Kimball Area 9th 40-8 4th State
152 Adam Jaeger Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 12th 34-0 State Champion
160 Kaden Spindler West Central Area 12th 44-4 3rd State
170 Levi Larkin West Central Area 12th 38-8 2nd State
182 Holt Truax Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 12th 43-1 2nd State
195 Jake Erckenbrack New York Mills 12th 36-5 6th State
220 Jason Kasella Royalton/Upsala 12th 42-2 2nd State
285 Craig Orlando Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 10th 42-3 State Champion

 

MAT RATS AA TEAM OF 2017-2018 SEASON

FOLEY FALCONS
31-4
Fifth Place Class AA
Section 6AA Champions
Thirteen Section Place Winners/Seven State Qualifiers/Five State Placers
Granite Ridge Conference Champions
First Place Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals
Second Place Foley “Tom Keating Memorial” Invite
Third Place Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite

 

MAT RATS AA C0-MOST IMPROVED TEAM OF 2017-2018 SEASON

BIG LAKE HORNETS
19-7
Final Four Section 6AA
Ten Section Place Winners/Two State Qualifiers
First Place Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City “Falcon” Duals
First Place Big Lake “Hornets” Invitational
Third Place Mississippi 8 Conference Tournament

 

MAT RATS TOP AA INDIVIDUALS
106 Landen Parent Princeton 9th 41-3 3rd State
113 Nathan Garceau Foley 12th 36-5 4th State
120 Jerry Simes Litchfield 9th 41-12 6th State
126 Ezra Kaping Litchfield 12th 41-7 Section Champion
132 Afton Kaping Litchfield 12th 42-7 Section Champion
138 John Dierkes Foley 12th 38-9 2nd State
145 Luke Glasener SCM 12th 26-7 Section Champion
152 Walker Weege AN/ML 12th 39-5 3rd State
160 Peyton Mortenson DB/LQPV/MONTI 12th 41-3 2nd State
170 Justin Henry Foley 12th 40-14 2nd State
182 Gabe Zierden Albany 12th 39-2 4th State
195 Saylor Schmit Foley 12th 26-2 2nd State
220 Reed Rasset AN/ML 12th 31-6 4th State
285 Mitch Trigg Foley 12th 47-3 2nd State

 

 

MAT RATS AAA TEAM OF 2017-2018 SEASON

ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
27-4
Class AAA State Champions
Section 5AAA Champions
Mississippi 8 Conference Dual Champions (6-0)
Fourteen Section Place Winners/Nine State Qualifiers/Four State Placers
First Place St. Michael-Albertville “Knights” Invite
Fifteenth Place Minnesota Christmas Tournament
First Place East Ridge “Ruckus” Invite
First Place Mississippi 8 Conference Tournament

 

MAT RATS AAA C0-MOST IMPROVED TEAM OF 2017-2018 SEASON

Bemidji Lumberjacks
21-10 4-0 Mat King Conference
Section 8AAA Runnerup
Fourteen Section Place Winners/Seven State Qualifiers/One State Placer
Second Place Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invite
Third Place Thief River Falls “National Guard Prowler” Invite
First Place Melrose “Early Bird” Invite

MAT RATS TOP AAA INDIVIDUALS
106 Caden Carlson Willmar 9th 31-9 Section Champion
113 Brandon Psyk STMA 11th 44-9 5th State
120 Israel Navarro Willmar 12th 41-4 3rd State
126 Patrick McKee STMA 12th 52-0 State Champion
132 Clay Carlson Willmar 12th 48-0 State Champion
138 Cael Carlson Willmar 11th 48-0 State Champion
145 Mitchel Wilson St. Francis 12th 26-2 2nd State
152 Jimmy Brown Cambridge-Isanti 10th 43-9 5th State
160 Austin Brenner St. Cloud Tech 12th 44-4 2nd State
170 Cole Kirpach St. Francis 12th 43-5 2nd State
182 Riley Schock Moorhead 11th 26-2 4th State
195 Jacob Scherber Buffalo 12th 34-2 2nd State
220 Cole Fibranz Sartell/St. Stephen 11th 43-2 3rd State
285 Kaleb Beam Bemidji 11th 27-4 Section Champion

 

 

 

 

 

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Central Minnesota Mat Rats Section and State Tourney Report (25th Annual)

 

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Section and State Tourney Report (25th Annual)

 

Updated records thru the section and State tourneys

Coaches, please send me a season summary including the following information:
• List of all Varsity Wrestlers:
o Name
o Grade
o Wins and Losses Records (Ind. Stats isn’t needed)
o Section and State Placement
o All-Conference Honors
• Summary of Tournaments (Example: 2nd place 129 Points 8 place winners):
o Team Placing
o Points
o Number of Place Winners

**Career Record of your seniors

If you want to share your end of the season booklets, I do enjoy seeing those, but I am mainly interested in the above information. Contact me for a mailing address if you have a book to share. Please email to matrat@midco.net Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke

 

MISSISSIPPI 8 CONFERENCE

The Mississippi 8 Conference has thirty four state qualifiers, including nineteen section champions. They had thirteen medal winners at the state tournament, including the State Championship AAA Team.

 

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights defended their Section 5AAA Dual title with three big wins over: Robbinsdale Armstrong 79-0 in the quarterfinals; in the semifinals Wayzata 65-6 and in the championship Lean and Mean Maple Grove 54-12. The Knights had eight wrestlers go 3-0; Brandon Psyk, Nathan Nygaard, Patrcik McGee, Dylan Hanson, Carl Leuer, Wyatt Lidberg, Gabe Anderson and Allen Winters; Cole Jann went 2-1 and Hayden LeMands, Owen Vike and Nolan Schmitz all went 2-0 in the Section duals. The Knights had a very good Section 5AAA Individual tournament with all fourteen placing. They had nine state qualifiers; including six championships by Brandon Psyk, Nathan Nygaard, Patrick McKee, Carl Leuer, Wyatt Lindberg and Gabe Anderson. Nolan Schmitz, Allen Winters and Hayden LeMonds all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. The Knights earned four third places by: Cole Jann, Kyle Elkie, Dylan Hanson and Isaiah Misna and earning fourth place Owen Vike.

The Knights had a great state tournament, in the quarterfinals they defeated Stillwater Area 46-20 and in the semifinals they pulled off a big upset, according to many wrestling fans. They defeated No. 3 ranked and No. 1 Seeded Anoka 31-29, in a very intense dual. In the championship they defeated No. 1 ranked and No. 2 seeded Shakopee 30-25. The No. 3 seeded Knights brought home the championship. Brandon Psyk, Patrick McGee, Carl Leuer, Wyatt Lidberg and Gabe Anderson all went 3-0; Isiah Misna and Nolan Schmitz went 2-1 and Kyle Elkie went 2-0 at the state tournament duals. They earned four individual state medals, led by state champion Patrick McKee at 126, he completed his season unbeaten with a very impressive 49-0 record. Brandon Psyk earned a fifth place medal at 113, he completed his season with a 41-9 record. Wyatt Lidberg earned fifth place at 170, he completed his season with a 38-11. Gabe Anderson earned a sixth place medal at 182, he completed his season with a 37-13 record. Carl Leuer was just one match from earning a medal at 152, he was 36-13 on the season. Nathan Nygaard went 1-2 at 120, he ended with a 33-8 record.

 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANITI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets defeated Blaine in their quarterfinal Section 7AAA dual 47-24 and they were defeated by the No. 3AAA ranked Anoka 38-22. Jacob Mujwid, Madsen Friesz and Martin Puttbrese all went 2-0 in the Section duals. The Bluejackets had a very good Section 7AAA Individual tournament with thirteen place winners, including four state qualifiers. Martin Puttbrese won their lone section championship and Jimmy Brown, Tate Torgerson and Travis Drews all earned second to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Nolan Hentges, Ryan Droubie, Wyatt Kruse and Will Flemister all earned third place. Jacob Mujwid and Mason Friesz both earn fourth place, Payton Doty earned fifth place and Easton Johnson and Dalton Ball both took sixth place.

The Bluejackets had two that earned state tournament medals, Jimmy Brown earned fifth place at 152, he complete his season with a 44-9 record. Martin Puttbrese earned fourth place at 160, he complete his season with a 44-7 record.

 

ST. FRANCIS SAINTS

The Saints defeated defeated Lean and Mean Coon Rapids in the Section 7AAA quarterfinal dual 40-28. The Saints were defeated by No. 7AAA ranked Forest Lake 27-22 in the section semifinals. The Saints had six wrestlers that went 2-0 in the Section duals; Tanner Kunshier, Mike Wasche, Mitchell Wilson, Joey Lipinski, Kyle Lindefeiser and Nick Pierce. The Saints earned ten section 7AAA place winners, including four state qualifiers. Mitchell Wilson, Cole Kirpach and Tanner Kunshier all earned section championships and Nick Pierce earned second place to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Luke Lipinski earned third place and a trio of fourths by: Nick Gerlach, Joey Lipinski and Zach Bonte. Brady Peltier and Mike Waschke both took sixth place for the Saints.

The Saints earned three state tournament medals; they had two wrestlers earn second place. Mitchell Wilson at 145 earned second place, he ended his season with a 26-2 record. Cole Kirpach at 170 earned second place, he ended his season with a 43-5 record. Tanner Kunshier earned sixth place at 126, he ended his season with a 39-11 record. Nick Pierce went 1-2 at 285, he completed his season with a 18-6 record.

 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets defeated Albany in the Section 6AA quarterfinal dual 49-18 and they were defeated by the No. 10AA ranked Litchfield 41-21 in the semifinals. The Hornets had four wrestlers that went 2-0 in the section duals; Christian Noble, Ben Morris, Joe Morris and Steven Lloyd. The Hornets earned ten section 6AA place winners, including two state qualifiers. Joe Morris and Christian Noble both won section championships. The Hornets did earn five third places by: Cade Sixberry, Ben Morris, Vince Dailey, Ben Beckers and Steven Lloyd. Ryan Helgoe earned fourth place, Connor Gess earned fifth place and Jackson Gardner took sixth place. The Hornets had one wrestler that earned a state tournament medal, Joe Morris at 152 earned sixth place, he ended his season with a 31-10 record. Christian Noble at 106 went 2-2, just one match short of earning a medal, he ended his season with a 21-5 record.

 

PRINCETON TIGERS

The Tigers defeated Milaca in their Section 7AA quarterfinal dual 37-36 and they were defeated by Lean and Mean Grand Rapids 48-27. The Tigers had four wrestlers that went 2-0; Landen Parent, Zack Wells, Jacob Chase and Justin Zahner. The Tigers earned eleven Section 7AA place winners, including three state qualifiers. They won three section championships by; Colton Hellman, Zach Wells and Landen Parent. Kaleb Adkins earned third place and Avery Jorgenson earned fourth place. Malachi Kolhoff, Josh Marshall and Josh Fuller all earned fifth place and Justin Zahner, Jacob Chase and Zach Marshall all took sixth place.

The Tigers had one wrestler that earned a medal; Landen Parent at 106, earned second place. He completed his freshman season with an impressive 41-3 record. Zach Wells at 113 went 1-2, he completed his season with a 29-13 record. Colton Hellman at 285 went 1-2, a senior ended his wrestling career with a 35-5 record.

 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison defeated Osseo in the Section 5AAA quarterfinal dual 50-13 and they were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean Maple Grove 35-27. The Bison had five go 2-0 in the section duals; Ryan Scherber, Jacob Scherber, Thomas Samson, Taavi Larson and Riley Habisch. The Bison had a good section 5AAA section tournament with thirteen place winners, including three state qualifiers. Riley Habisch and Jacob Scherber both won section championships and Ryan Scherber earned second place to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Ben Ruhr earned third place and a trio of Bison earned fourth place: Owen Herbst, Anthony Urbanski and Josh Anderson. Hunter Hendricks and Seamus Filkins both earned fifth place and John Dahlheimer, Taavi Larson, Caleb Drews and Nathan DesMarais all took sixth place.

The Bison had two that earned state tournament medals; Jacob Scherber earned second place at 195. Jacob, a senior ended his career with an impressive 34-2 season record. Riley Habisch at 160, earned third place, he ended his season with a 32-6 record. Ryan Scherber at 113 went 1-2, he completed his season with a 31-9 record.

 

ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals were defeated in their section 5AAA quarterfinal dual by Wayzata 37-36 on criteria. The Royals earned ten place winners including four state qualifiers at the Section 5AAA Individual tournament. Bret Wilson won their lone section championship and Sam Essendrup, Wil Yasseri and Jake Born all earned second place to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Tommy Andersen and Donovan Slawin both earned fourth place and Ryan Lund and Anthony Lenz both earned fifth place. Gavin Eicher and Jon Kumsieg both took sixth place.

The Royals earned one state tournament medal; Bret Wilson at 132, earned sixth place, he completed his season with a 42-7 record. Sam Essendrup at 120 went 0-2, he ended his season with a 32-17 record. Wil Yasseri at 126 went 0-2, he ended his season with a 29-16 record. Jake Born went 0-1 at 152, he ended his season with a 33-11 record.

NORTH BRANCH VIKINGS

The Vikings defeated St. Paul Johnson 51-24 in the quarterfinal Section 4AA dual and in the semifinals, they were defeated by Lean and Mean South St. Paul 65-11. The Vikings had two that went 2-0 in the Section duals; Ashton Labelle and Brandon Swanson. The Vikings earned six Section 4AA Individual Tournament place winners, including two state qualifiers. Ashton LaBelle and Brandt Bombard, both earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Austin Sonnek earned third place, Jack Anderson earned fourth place and Sam Sonnek and Brandon Swanson both took sixth place.

The Vikings did not earn any medals at the state tournament, Ashton LaBelle went 1-2 at 106, he completed his season with a 35-13 record. Brandt Bombard at 113 went 0-2, he completed his season with a 32-13 record.

 

CHISAGO LAKES WILDCATS

The Wildcats defeated St. Paul Humboldt 48-18 in their Section 4AA preliminary dual. In the semifinals the Wildcats were defeated by Lean and Mean South St. Paul 64-12. The Wildcats had three that went 2-0 in the section duals; Andrew Novack, Zach Carlson and Jake Novack. The Wildcats earned seven place winners at the Section 4AA Individual tournament, with including two state qualifiers. Zach Carlson won the section championship and Josh Wenthe earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Jake Novack earned third place, Charlie Schumacher, Brendan Huffman and Connor Bleymeyer all earned fifth place and Andrew Novack took sixth place.

Wildcats did not earn a medal at the state tournament; Josh Wenthe at 160, went 0-2, he ended his season with a 18-12 record. Zach Carlson at 285 went 1-2, he completed his season with a 23-9 record.

 

MONTICELLO MAGIC

The Magic defeated Zimmerman in their Section 6AA preliminary dual 59-21 and they were defeated by the No. 5AA Foley in the quarterfinals 71-4. Carsten Scherber went 2-0 in the section duals. Carsten Scherber also won his 100th Career match. The Magic earned six Section 6AA place winners, including one state qualifier. Jesse Midas won their lone section championship and Carsten Scherber and Zach Zavadil both earned fourth place. Nelson Anderson, Alex Smjeja and Eddy Jordan all earned fifth place.

 

The Magic’s Jesse Midas went 2-2 at 220, just short one match of placing, he ended his season with a 31-15 record.

 

 

GRANITE RIDGE CONFERENCE

The Granite Ridge Conference had eighteen state qualifiers and six section champions. They had eight medal winners at the state tournament.

 

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons defended their Section 6AA dual title with three big wins; they defeated Monticello in the quarterfinals 71-4 and in the Semifinals they defeated Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple 39-23. The championship match was almost a replay of last year, what an intense dual between two very good teams. The Falcons defeated the No. 10AA Litchfield 29-26, not till after a 3X OT match at heavy weight. Nathan Garceau, Mitch Rothfork, Saylor Schmit and Mitch Trigg all went 3-0; Hunter Gorecki went 2-0 and Cameron Kowitz, John Dierkes, Connor Thorsten, Justin Henry and Levi Jacobson all went 2-1 in the section duals. The Falcons had a good Section 6AA Individual tournament with thirteen section place winners. This includes seven state qualifiers; three section championships were earned by Mitch Trigg, Saylor Schmit and Nate Garceau. Cameron Kowitz, John Dierkes, Mitch Rothfork and Justin Henry all earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Michael Rothfork and Connor Thorsten bother earned third place and Levi Jacobson and Hunter Gorecki both earned fourth place. Max Lefebvre earned fifth place and Ethan Oswald took sixth place.

The Falcons had a good state tournament, they earned fifth place; after they were defeated by the section 8 champion, Perham 31-25. They came back to win two duals, they defeated the Section 5 champions Totino Grace 45-25 and the section 4 champions South St. Paul 44-26. Nathan Garceau and Mitch Trigg both went 3-0, Cameron Kowitz, John Dierkes, Connor Thorsten, Justin Henry and Saylor Schmit all went 2-1 and Mitch Rothfork went 2-0 in the state tournament duals. The Falcons earned five state tournament medals, including four second places. Mitch Trigg at 285 earned second place, he completed his senior year with a impressive 47-3 record. Saylor Schmit at 195 earned second place, he completed his senior year with a 26-2 record. Justin Henry at 170 earned second place, he completed his senior year with a 39-14 season record. John Dierkes at 138 earned second place, he completed his senior year with a 37-10 record. Nathan Garceau at 113 earned fourth place, he completed his senior season with a 36-5 record. Cameron Kowitz at 126 went 2-2, just one match from placing, he completed his senior season with 41-11 record.

 

 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers defeated Brainerd in their Section 8AAA quarterfinal dual 35-28 and they they dropped their semifinal dual to No. 5AAA Willmar 56-18. The Flyers had four that went 2-0 at the section duals; Gabe Nagel, Sam Nagel, Grant Litke and Simon Bryce. The Flyers had eight section 8AAA place winners, including three state qualifiers. Sam Nagel won their lone section championship and Gabe Nagel and Simon Bryce both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Grant Litke earned third place, Tony Winkelman, Ryan Graves and Simon Pantzke all earned fourth place and Dakota Kern took sixth place.

The Flyers had one state medal winner; Simon Bryce at 152, he earned sixth place, he ended his senior season with a 43-8 record.

 

 

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs were defeated in their Section 6AA quarter final dual by Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 36-30. The Bulldogs had eight section 6AA place winners, including one state qualifier. Lukas Paulson earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Ethan Anderson and Kylen Rish both earned third place. Blake Paulson, Logan Jurek and Nick Radunz all earned fourth place and Kevin Andres and Mason Doucette both took sixth place.

The Bulldogs Lukas Paulson at 120, went 0-2, he completed his season with a 29-10 record.

 

ALBANY HUSKIES

The Huskies were defeated in their Section 6AA preliminary section dual by 49-18. The Huskies had seven section 6AA place winners, including one state qualifier. Gabe Zierden won their lone section champion, to remain unbeaten on the season at 35-0. Marvin Stang earned third place and Dustin Schmitt earned fourth place. Owen Meyer and Austin Olmscheid both earned fifth place and William Mergen and Javier Solis both took sixth place.

The Huskies Gabe Zierden at 182 earned fourth place, he completed his junior season with a very impressive 39-2 record.

 

MORA MUSTANGS

The Mustangs defeated Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson 72-6 in their Section 7AA quarterfinal dual. In the semifinals they edged Hibbing 36-35, the Championship went to Lean and Mean Grand Rapids 45-25. Ryan Nosbush, Dan Schroeder and Jon Smith all went 3-0 and Tom Schroeder, Hunter Fredrickson, Cody Haggberg and Max Anderson all went 2-1 in the section duals. The Mustangs had twelve section place winners, including three state qualifiers.

The Mustangs Ryan Nosbush went 0-2 at 120, he ended his season with a 39-4 record. Jon Smith at 152, went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 31-17 record. Danny Schroder at 160, went 0-1, he completed his junior season with 28-8 record.

 

MILACA WOLVES

The Wolves dropped Section 7AA quarterfinal dual to Princeton 37-36. The Wolves had a good Section 7AA Individual tournament with eleven place winners, including three state qualifiers. Jon Hall, Gage Thomas-Ferry and Craig Santema all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Garrett Hall and Ian Hanson both earned third place and Zach Salben, Brody Ash and Bodee Zens all earned fourth place. Ben Hanson, Moses Danilyuk and William Danilyuk all took sixth place.

The Wolves earned one state tournament medal by Gage Thomas-Ferry at 145, he earned fourth place, he completed his senior year with a 13-11 record. Jon Hall at 126 went 0-1, he ended his senior year with a 26-10 record. Craig Santema at 220 went 0-2, he ended his senior year with a 20-13 record.

 

ZIMMERMAN THUNDER

The Thunder were defeated by Monticello 59-21 in their Section 6AA preliminary dual. The Thunder had four section 6AA place winners; Justin Robinson earned third, Joe Gardas earned fourth, Jack Montplaisir earned fifth place and Cody Frederick took sixth place.

 

CENTRAL LAKES CONFERENCE

The Central Lakes Conference has nineteen state qualifiers and eleven section champions. They had eight medal winners at the state tournament, Including the four place AAA team.

 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals defended their section dual title with a win over Sartell/St. Stephen 58-12 in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals. In the semifinals the Cards defeated Little Falls 56-18 and in the championship it went right down to 285. The Cardinals edged Bemidji 31-30 in a match not decided till heavy weight. Israel Navarro, Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson and Lincoln Shinn all went 3-0 and Jack Roehl and Ethan Roux both 2-1 in the section duals. The Cardinals had an impressive performance at the Section 8AAA individual tournament. All fourteen wrestlers were place winners, including seven state qualifiers. Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Caden Carlson, Israel Navarro and Lincoln Shinn all won section championships. Ethan Roux and Charlie Farhat both earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Josh Miley and Andrew Reigstad both earned third place and Grant Deegan earned fourth place. Kaden Streed and Jack Roehl both earned fifth place, Josiah Swanson and Bryce Erickson took sixth place.

The Cardinals earned fourth place, with a big win over Section 1 champion and No. 6 ranked Albert Lea 50-18 in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals they were defeated by the No. 1 ranked and No. 2 seeded Shakopee 32-30 in a very close dual. The Cardinals were defeated by the No. 3 ranked No. 1 seeded Anoka in the third place match 30-22. Israel Navarro, Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Lincoln Shinn and Andrew Reigstad all went 3-0 and Charlie Farhat went 2-1 in the state tournament duals. The Cardinals earned three state tournament, including two state championships. Clay Carlson at 132 won the state championship, he ended his senior year with a very impressive 48-0 record. Cael Carlson at 138, won the state championship, he ended his junior season with a 48-0 record. Israel Navarro at 120 earned third place, he completed his senior year with a very good 41-5 record. Lincoln Shinn at 170 went 1-2 as he had to default, he ended his junior year with a 38-5 record. Ethan Roux at 160, went 0-2, he ended his sophomore year with a 26-14 record. Charlie Farhat at 285, went 1-2, he ended his junior year with a 22-11 record. Caden Carlson at 106, went 0-1, he completed his season with a 32-10 record.

 

 

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers defeated cross town rival Sauk Rapids/Rice in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals 54-15 they were defeated by Lean and Mean Bemidji 35-27. Alex Kern, Dallas Hooper, Taylor Hugg, Graham Nistler, Austin Brenner and Isaiah Green all went 2-0 at the section duals. The Tigers had a good section 8AAA individual tournament with ten place winners, including five state qualifiers. Austin Brenner, Dallas Hooper and Alex Kern all won section championships. Graham Nistler and Isaiah Green both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Jayden Sundstrom and Drew Kiffmeyer had very good tournaments, they both earned third place. Taylor Hugg earned fourth place, Jack Latterell earned fifth place and Aaron Voigt took sixth place.

The Tigers had a very good state tournament, as they earned four state tournament medals. Austin Brenner at 160, earned second place, he closed out his senior year with an impressive 44-4 record. Dallas Hooper at 145, earned fourth place, he closed out his senior year with a very good 44-10 record. Alex Kern at 126, earned fifth place, he closed out a injured plagued season with a 29-8 record. Isaiah Green at 220 earned fifth place place, he is just sophomore, he completed his season record with a 33-8 record. Graham Nistler at 170 went 0-2, he closed out his senior season with a 39-12 record.

SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES

The Sabres defeated Alexandria 44-31 in their Section 8AAA preliminary dual. The were defeated by No. 5AAA Willmar in the quarterfinals 58-12. Dylan Enriquez, Nick Pelach and Cole Fibranz all went 2-0 in the section duals. Special note; Sam Fernholz won his 50th Career Match at the Section 8AAA duals. The Sabres had seven section place winners, including three state qualifiers. Cole Fibranz won their lone section championship. Nick Pelach and Jackson Penk both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Dylan Enriquez and Jack Engle both earned fifth place and Patrick Hesse and Ashton Lipinski both took sixth place. Special notes: Nick Pelach 126 Pounds Won his 125 Career Match. Patrick Hesse 132 pounds won his 50th Career Match.

The Sabres Cole Fibranz at 220 earned third place, he completed his junior season with an impressive 43-2 record. Jackson Penk at 120, went 2-2, just one match from placing. He completed his junior season with an 41-10 record.

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors were defeated by Little Falls 35-28 in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals. They had nine section place winners, including one state qualifier. Chad Osburn earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Atlie Danielson, Brad Patnode and Kyle Patnode all earned third place. Danny Busbey earned fourth place, Braden Kramer earned fifth place and Morgan Gibson and Isaiah Boberg both took sixth place.

 

The Warriors, Chad Orsburn at 113 went 0-1, he completed his senior year with a 27-7 record.

 

 

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM

The Storm were defeated in their Section 8AAA quarterfinal dual by cross town rivals Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech 56-15. The Storm earned five Section 8AAA place winners, including one state qualifier. Jared Spohn won their lone section championship at 113 pounds. Andrew Syvertson earned fourth place, Marcus Santillana earned fifth place and Gage Donovan and Andrew Wollack both took sixth place.

The Storm’s Jared Spohn at 113, went 0-1, he completed his sophomore season with a 37-4 record.

 

 

ROCORI SPARTANS

The Spartans were defeated by Moorhead on criteria 37-36 in their Section 8AAA preliminary dual. The Spartans earned five section place winner, including Max Court and Austin Moscho both earned fourth place. Dylan Schafer and Nate Evans both earned fifth place and Gavin Winter took sixth place.

 

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS

The Cardinals were defeated in their Section 8AAA preliminary dual by Sartell-St. Stephen 44-31. The Cardinals earned seven Section 8AAA place winners, including Adam Kremer and Chandler Cole both earned third place. Ryan Borris earned fourth place, Trappier Botz and Logan Runge both earned fifth place. A J Sparr earned sixth place and Jack Roth took seventh place.

 

FERGUS FALLS OTTERS

The Otters defeated Park Rapids 36-31 in their Section 8AA preliminary dual. They were defeated in the Section 8AA quarterfinals by No. 4AA Perham 82-0. The Otters earned three section place winners. Including their heavy weight, Dustin Portales won their lone championship. Kaden Hartwell earned fourth place and Cole Fronning took sixth place.

The Otter’s Dustin Portales at 285 went 2-2, just one match short of earning a medal. He completed his sophomore season with a 26-5 record.

 

ST. CLOUD APOLLO EAGLES

The Eagles were defeated by Dassel Cokato 60-20 in their Section 6AA preliminary dual. The Eagles earned six section place winners, including one state qualifier. Brett Kirchner earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Nick Gill earned third place and Zach Willard earned fifth place. Jacob Onofrey and Isaac Erickson-Theomke both earned sixth place and Carlos Agee took seventh place.

The Eagles, Brett Kirchner at 160, went 1-2, he completed his senior season with a 34-10 mark.

 

WEST CENTRAL CONFERENCE

The Central Minnesota Conference qualified twenty to the state tournament, including ten section champions. They earned one medal at the state tournament
DAWSON-BOYD/LAC QUI PARLE/MONTEVIDEO UNITED

The United were defeated in their Section 3AA quarterfinal dual by Worthington 42-26. The United had ten section place winners, including four state qualifiers. Peyton Mortenson and Sam Henriksen both won section championships and Trevon Johnson and Austin Schmitt both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Sam Zindel earned fourth place, Griffin Johnson, Kadin Huntley, Keaton Haas and Layton Wittenbel all earned fifth place and Tanner Johnson took seventh place.

The United earned one state tournament medal, by Peyton Mortenson at 160. He earned second place. He completed his senior season with a very impressive 41-3 record. Trevon Johnson at 126 went 0-2, he completed his freshman season with a 33-7 record. Austin Schmitt at 182 went 0-1, he completed his senior year with a 34-7 record. Sam Henriksen at 285 went 1-2, he completed his senior season with a 36-9 record.

 

 

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons are back to the state tourney after a couple of years of hiatus. The Falcons defeated Eden Valley-Watkins 72-3 in the Section 4A quarterfinals. In the semifinals they defeated Central Minnesota Conference foes Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 53-13. In the championship the Falcons defeated their Section 4A for the second time this season; Sibley East 28-25. Kelvin Ponce, Jake Mortensen, Ramzee Molinaro, Chase Arndt, CJ. Toedter and Tanner Berghuis all went 3-0 and Hayden Straumann, Levi Lund and Taylor Fester all went 2-1 at the section duals. The Falcons had a great Section 4A individual tournament, as all their wrestlers were section place winners. The Falcons had six state qualifiers, including four section championships by: C J Toedter, Tanner Berghuis, Kelvin Andrade-Ponce and Jake Mortensen. Ramzee Molinaro and Hayden Straumann both earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament.

The Falcons were defeated in their quarterfinal dual by the Section 8 champion, No. 2 seeded Frazee 41-10 and in the their consolation semifinals they were defeated by the Section 7 champion Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 30-27 in a very close dual. Kelvin Andrade-Ponce was their lone wrestler that went 2-0 in the state duals. Kelvin at 106 went 2-2, he completed his sophomore season with a 38-10 record. Jake Mortensen at 113 went 2-2, just one match from earning a medal. He completed his eighth grade season with 29-11 record. Ramzee Molinaro at 120, went 2-2, he completed his sophomore season with a 40-10 record. Hayden Straumann at 126 went 0-1, he completed his freshman season with a 30-16 record. C. Toedter at 182 went 1-2, he completed his senior season with 34-14 record. Tanner Berghuis at 220 went 1-2, he completed his sophomore season with 34-14 record.

 

MINNEWASKA AREA LAKERS

The Lakers defeated Paynesville 42-31 in their Section 5A quarterfinal dual. In the semifinals the Lakers were defeated by the No. 3A Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 50-17. Mason Blair, Grant Hendren, Tyler VanLuik and Tyson Meyer all went 2-0 in the Section duals. The Lakers earned ten place winners at Section 5A, including three state qualifiers. Tyler VanLuik and Grant Hendren both won section championships and Tyson Meyer earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Jakob Swalla had a very good tournament, he earned third place and Mason Blair earned fourth place. Max Reichmann, Mateo Arrendando, Easton McCrory and John Helander all earned fifth place and Ryan VanLuik took sixth place.

The Lakers didn’t earn any state medals, Grant Hendren at 160 went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 34-8 record. Tyson Meyer at 170 went 0-1, he completed his freshman year with a very good 39-6 record. Tyler VanLuik at 195 went 2-2, just one match from earning a medal. He completed his sophomore season with a very good 42-5 record.

 

NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS

The Wildcats defeated Morris Area in their Section 3AA preliminary dual 52-12. They were defeated by Marshall 64-12 in their Section 3AA quarterfinal dual. Ty Bisek, Blake Vagle and Tim Thein all went 2-0 in the section duals. The Wildcats had six section 3AA place winners, including Blake Vagle at 106. He earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Sam Stageberg earned third place, Nathan Thein and Nick McKenzie both earned fourth place. Luke Ruter earned fifth place and Nathan Vosika-Scherzle took sixth place.

The Wildcats, Blake Vagle at 106, he went 0-1, he completed his sophomore season with a 34-8 record.

 

MORRIS AREA TIGERS

The Tigers were defeated in their Section 3AA preliminary dual by New London-Spicer 52-12. The Tigers earned ten place winners, including one state qualifier at the Section 3AA tournament. Gage Wevley earned second place, to punch his ticket to state tournament. Ethan Lebrija earned third place and Brady Cardwell and Jed Feuchtenberger both earned fourth place. Davin Rose, Dalton Rose, Tristan Raths and Bain Laine all earned sixth place and Josh Rohloff and Christian Dodds both took seventh place.

The Tigers Gage Wevley at 220 went 0-2, he completed his senior year with a 32-14 season record.

 

BENSON BRAVES

The Braves were defeated in their Section 5A quarterfinal dual by Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 48-24. The Braves earned seven section place winners at the Section 5A tournament, including two state qualifiers. Dylan Stewart and Hunter Monder both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tourney. Jared Knutson earned third place and Aaron Zosel earned fourth place. Wyatt Mages, Grant Evenson both earned fifth place and Kaden Kurkosky took sixth place.

The Braves Hunter Mondor at 120, went 0-1, he completed an injured plagued junior season with a 8-6 record. Dylan Stewart at 182, went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 25-20 record.

 

BOLD WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated Osakis 52-30 in the Section 5A preliminary dual and in the quarterfinals, they were defeated by Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 63-10. Nicholas Compton, Hayden Tersteeg and Antony Maher all went 2-0 at the section duals. The Warriors earned seven place winners at the Section 5A tournament, including one state qualifier. Austin Einerson at 285 won their lone section championship. Nicholas Compton and Hayden Tersteeg both earned third place and Jesse Manderscheid earned fourth place. Tim Peppel earned fifth place and Anthony Maher and Brady Ridler both took sixth place.

The Warriors, Austin Einerson at 285, went 0-1, he completed his senior year with a 30-8 record.

 

SAUK CENTRE/MELROSE

The Coop was defeated in their Section 8AA preliminary dual by United Clay Becker 37-25. The Coop had seven section 8AA place winners, including two state qualifiers. Luke Glasener earned a section championship at 145 and Lazaro Garcia earned second place at 106, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Sam Sjorgren earned fourth place, Brayan Raya earned fifth place and Danny Thomas, Karter Wensmann and Roberto Raya all took sixth place.

The Coop’s Luke Glasener at 145, went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 26-10 record. Lazaro Garcia at 106, went 0-2, he completed his sophomore season with a 30-9 record.

 

 

PARK REGION CONFERENCE

The Park Region Conference had thirty six state qualifiers, including sixteen section champions. They had sixteen medal winners at the state tournament. Two teams earned medals as LPGE/BR earned fourth place and OTC earned fifth place. Two state championships were won by Park Region Conference wrestlers.

 

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves defeated BOLD 63-10 in the Section 5A quarterfinal dual and in the semifinals they defeated Minnewaska Area 50-17. The Wolves earned the Section 5A Dual championship over defending champion Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 42-15. Carter Meiners, Justin Crandall, Keegan Cavallero and Devin Lange all went 3-0, Dalton Butler, Landon Gode, Nye Becker, Ted Stacey and Caleb Pesta all went 2-1 and Mason Gode and Hans Holmquist both went 2-0 at the Section 5A duals. The Wolves had a very good Section 5A Individual tournament with fourteen place winners, including five state qualifiers. Justin Crandall, Mason Gode and Keegan Cavallero all won section championships. Carter Meiners and Devin Lange both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Landon Gode, Nye Becker, Dalton Butler and Hans Holmquist all earned third place and Levi Line earned fourth place. Thomas Pesta, Caleb Pesta and Austin Carr all earned fifth place and Ted Stacey took sixth place.

The Wolves earned fourth place, they defeated Section 7 champion, Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 43-13. In the semifinals they were defeated by the Section 8 champion and no. 2 seed Frazee 38-20. In the third place match, they were defeated by Section 3 champion and No. 4 seed Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Walnut Grove 38-18. Landon Gode, Mason Gode and Thomas Pesta all went 3-0 and Carter Meiners and Dalton Butler both went 2-1 in the state duals. Carter Meiners at 106 earned fifth place, he completed his freshman season with a very good 40-8 record. Mason Gode at 126 earned sixth place, he completed his freshman season with a very good 41-9 record. Justin Crandall at 113 went 0-1, he completed his sophomore season with a good 36-8 record. Keegan Cavallero at 182 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 37-12 record. Devin Lange at 285 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 28-15 record.

 

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs made history as they earned their first trip to the state tourney in school history. They are also the second team from the Park Region Conference to qualify for the state tournament. The Bulldogs defeated Breckenridge 64-6 in the Section 6A quarterfinals. In the semifinals they defeated long time rival New York Mills 45-17. In the Championship, many people would consider an upset, as they defeated defending championship West Central Area 30-27, in a very good dual. R J Ehlert, Ben Naddy, Nate Hart and Zane Swanson all went 3-0 and Laredo Bugbee, Matt Hendricks, Hayden Hart, Alex Erlandson and Wyatt Thorson all went 2-1 in the section duals. The Bulldogs had a good Section 6A Individual tournament with all fourteen placing, including five state qualifiers. Ben Naddy, Nate Hart, Marc Hendricks and Zane Swanson all won section championships and R J Ehlert earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Laredo Bugbee and Matt Hendricks both earned third place and they earned a trio of fourth places by: Wyatt Thorson, Alex Erlandson and Kevin Tierney. Jace Leabo earned fifth place and Hayden Hart, Hunter Doll and Ramon Lopez-Moen all took sixth place.

The Bulldogs earned fifth place with a couple of big dual meet wins; they were defeated in the quarterfinals by the section 1 and No. 1 seed Zumbrota-Mazzeppa 37-19. They defeated the section 2 champion, Kenyon-Wanamingo 55-15 and in the fifth place dual, they defeated section 7 champion Blackduck/Cass Lake/Bena 39-23. Ben Naddy, Nate Hart, Matt Hendricks and R J Ehlert all went 3-0 and Matt Hendricks, Zane Swanson, Alex Erlandson and Wyatt Thorson all went 2-1 at the state tournament duals. Ben Naddy at 113 won the state championship, he completed his senior season with a very good 39-1 record. Marc Hendricks at 120, earned sixth place, he completed his senior season with a good 42-9 record. Nate Hart at 132, he earned fourth place, he completed his senior season with a good 46-3 record. R J Ehlert at 285, earned sixth place. He competed his senior season with a 33-15 record. Zane Swanson at 152, went 0-1, he completed his sophomore season with a 34-15 record.

 

 

WEST CENTRAL AREA KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated Barnesville 66-9 in the Section 6A quarterfinal dual and they defeated Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie in the semifinals 43-28. The Knight fell just short of defending their Section 6A dual championship, as they were defeated by Ottertail Central 30-27 in a very close dual. Anthony Sykora, Jordan Lohse, Kaden Spindler, Levi Larkin and Mason Nibbe all went 3-0 and Kaleb Getz, Hunter Mickelson, Alex Butcher, Wyatt Olson and Chris Onstad all went 2-1 in the section duals. The Knights had a very good Section 6A Individual tournament with fourteen place winners, including six state qualifiers. Kaden Spindler, Levi Larkin, Mason Nibbe and Kale Getz all won championships. Wyatt Olson and Anthony Sykora both earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Alex Butcher earned third place and Hunter Mickelson, Devin Stone, Jordan Lohse and Rueben Swanson all earned fourth place. Hunter Hanson, Chris Onstad and John Barber all earned fifth place.

The Knights earned two medals at the state tournament; Kaden Spindler at 160, earned third, he completed his senior year with a very good 44-5 record. Levin Larkin at 170 earned second place, he completed his senior season with a 38-8 record. Anthony Sykora at 106 went 0-1, he completed his seventh grade season with a 30-14 record. Kaleb Getz at 126 went 1-2, he completed his sophomore season with a 28-10 record. Wyatt Olson at 195, went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 32-13 record. Mason Nibbe at 220, went 1-2, he completed his senior season with a 29-11 record.

 

 

 

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE

The Coop defeated their big rivals Staples-Motley 39-33 in the Section 6A quarterfinal dual and they dropped their semifinal dual to the defending championship West Central Area 43-28. Quinn Kern, Devin Dean, Gideon Ervasti, Holt Truax and Craig Orlando all went 2-0 in the section duals. The Coop had nine section 6A place winners, including five state qualifiers. Holt Truax and Craig Orlando both won section championships and Devin Dean, Trevor Arceneau and Gideon Ervasti all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Quinn Kern earned third place, Hunter Dean and Brock Peterson both earned fourth place and Deagan Captain earned fifth place.

The Coop earned a pair of medals, including a state championship by Craig Orlando at 285. Craig, a sophomore completed his season with a very good 42-3 record. Holt Truax at 182 earned second place, he completed his senior year with a very good 43-1 season record. Trever Arceneau at 132 went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 33-19 record. Devin Dean at 145 went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 37-16 record. Gideon Ervasti at 152 went 0-1, he completed his eighth grade season with a 25-18 record.

 

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES

The Eagles defeated Border West 43-27 in their Section 6A quarterfinal dual. The Eagles were defeated in the Section 6A semifinals Ottertail Central 45-17. Dane Niemi, Dylan Fischer, Matt Frost, Jake Erckenbrack and Charlie Fox all went 2-0 in the their section duals. The Eagles had a very good Section 6A Individual tournament, with eleven place winners, including 6 state qualifiers. Jake Erckenbrack and Dane Niemi both won section championships and Matt Frost, Carter Haman, Gabe Geiser and Bren Salo all earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. The Eagles earned three third places, with Logan Small dropping a overtime true second match, Charlie Fox dropping a one point true second match and Dylan Fischer was defeated in his true second match. Brandon Wirre earned fifth place and Alex Sandoval took sixth place.

The Eagles earned one medal by Jake Erckenbrack at 195, he earned sixth place, he completed his senior season with a 36-5 record. Dane Niemi at 106, went 0-1, he completed his eighth grade season with a 34-9 record. Gabe Geiser at 113 went 0-2, he completed his sophomore season with a 23-16 record. Carter Haman at 120 went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 25-16 record. Bren Salo at 126, went 0-2, he completed his eighth grade season with a 27-17 record. Matt Frost at 138, went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 32-12 record.

 

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals had a good day as they defeated Crosby-Ironton in the Section 7A quarterfinals 52-24. In the semifinals they reversed the previous results with Aitkin, as they lost by five points in the first time around. They defeated Aitkin 42-20 in the Section 7A semifinals. In the championship they were defeated by Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 46-28. Jacob Leibold, Jackson Held, Jason Kasella and Mason Novitzki all went 3-0 and Sam Constanzo, Gabe Gorecki, Damian Theisen and Lyle Zimmerman all went 2-1 in the section duals. The Royals had a very good Section 7A individual tournament with twelve place winners, including five state qualifiers. Jason Kasella, Jackson Held and Marshall Meehl all won section championships and Lyle Zimmerman and Jacob Leibold both earned second place. Cole Wentland and Wyatt Lahr both earned third place and Sam Constanzo, Will Gorecki and Mason Novitzki all earned fourth place. Damien Theisen and Brady Conrad both earned fifth place and Gabe Gorecki took sixth place.

The Royals earned three state tournament medals, Jason Kasella at 220 earned second place, he completed his senior season with a very good 42-2 record. Jackson Held at 160 earned fourth place, he completed his junior season with a very good 43-6 record. Marshall Meehl at 182 earned fifth place, he completed his senior season with a 29-14 record. Lyle Zimmerman at 170, went 1-2, he completed his senior season with a 21-11 record. Jacob Leibold at 120, went 2-2, just one match from earning a medal, he completed his eighth grade season with a 31-16 record.

 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors were defeated by Fosston-Bagley 46-29 in their Section 8A quarterfinal dual. The Warriors earned eight section place winners, including one state qualifier. Toby Hintzman won their lone section championship and Isaac Tellers, Ethan Hendrickson and Jared Siebert all earned third place. Brock Kato earned fourth place and Ethan Trout, Dakota Meech and Mason Bradley all earned fifth place.

The Warriors, Toby Hintzman at 152 went 1-2, he was defeated in his first wrestle back match 5-4, by the wrestler that earned third place. Toby completed his senior season with a 33-4 record.

 

OSAKIS SILVERSTREAKS

The Silverstreaks were defeated by BOLD in their Section 5A preliminary dual. They had five section place winners, including two state qualifiers; Colton Waldvogel and Gage Zieske both won section championships. Nathan Kulzer earned third place and Jeran Baker and Dominic Strom both took sixth place.

The Silverstreaks earned a pair of state tournament medals, Gage Zieske at 138 earned second place, he completed his senior season with a very good 44-2 record. Colton Waldvogel at 170 earned fourth place, he completed his senior season with a very good 37-3 record.

 

WADENA/DEER CREEK WOLVERINES

The Wolverines were defeated by Breckendridge 42-39 in the Section 6A preliminary dual. The Wolverines earned six Section 6A place winners, including one state qualifier. Steven Erkenbrack earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Jayson Young, Braeden Seibert, Jericho Baker and Cody Wheeler all earned sixth place and Logan Wegscheid took seventh place.

The Wolverines, Steve Erkenbrack at 170 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 31-10 record.

 

CENTRAL MINNESOTA CONFERENCE

The Central Minnesota Conference qualified seventeen to the state tournament, including nine section champions. They earned six medals at the state tournament.

 

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers defeated Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus in the Section 8AA quarterfinals 55-21. They dropped their semifinal dual to Lean and Mean Detroit Lakes 51-18. Jake Andres, Austin Radunz and Carson Huls all went 2-0 at the Section duals. The Pioneers had a good Section 8AA individual tournament with twelve place winners, including six state qualifiers. Jake Andres won their lone section championship and Brandon Tomala and Carson Huls both earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Reese Kapsner and Austin Radunz both earned third place and Brandon Funk, Jalen Jansen and Luke Girtz all earned fourth place. Riley Hoskins earned fifth place and Trevor Radunz and Jacob Gotvald took sixth place.

The Pioneers did not earn any state tournament medals, Jake Andres at 120 went 2-2, he was just one match short of earning a medal. He completed his junior season with a 41-5 record. Brandon Tomala at 145 went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 24-14 record. Carson Huls at 220 went 1-2, he completed his junior season with a 36-8 record.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars defeated Quad County 67-11 in their Section 5A quarterfinal dual. In the semifinals the Jaguars, just didn’t get their match ups they wanted, as they were defeated by the defending Section 5A champions Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 31-30, the Jaguars did win eight of the fourteen matches. Canon Swanson, Tyler Bents, Dylan T Kampsen, Adam Jaeger and Trevor Kern all went 2-0 in the section duals. The Jaguars had a very good Section 5A Individual tournament with twelve place winners, including six state qualifiers. Adam Jaeger, Canon Swanson and Tyler Bents all won section championships and Isaiah Gilbert, Blaine Fischer and Tyler Jensen all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Trevor Kern, Mark Jenniges and Walker Bents all earned fourth place and Dylan T. Kampsen and Seth Roering both earned fifth place and Taiton Linder took seventh place.

The Jaguars had a very good state tournament, as they earned four state medals and they won the traditional state tournament on individual points. Adam Jaeger at 152 won the championship, he completed his senior year with a very good 34-0 record. Canon Swanson at 120 earned second place, he completed his sophomore season with a very good 47-3 record. Tyler Bents at 132 earned third place, he completed his junior season with a very good 46-8 record. Blaine Fischer at 113 earned sixth place, he completed his eighth grade season with a 40-16 record. Isaiah Gilbert at 160 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a good 41-10 record. Tyler Jensen at 126 went 0-1, he completed his eighth grade season with a 35-15 record.

 

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs were defeated in the Section 5A quarterfinal dual by Minnewaska 42-31. The Bulldogs had a good Section 5A Individual tournament with twelve place winners, including two state qualifiers. Grant Ludwig won the championship at 220 and Shawn Rue earned second place to punch his ticket to the state tournament. The Bulldogs had four wrestlers earn third place; three were defeated in their true second matches; Daltin Christinsen, Weston Roberg and Craig Schmitz and Duncan McNabb won his third place match. Lucas Peterson earned fourth place, Jarod Veldkamp, Riley Messe and Brett Mages all earned sixth place and Lucas Holtz took seventh place.

The Bulldogs, Grant Ludwig earned fifth place at 220, he completed his senior season with a 37-8 record. Shawn Rue at 132 went 2-2, just one match from earning a medal. He completed his junior season with a 39-4 record.

 

KIMBALL AREA CUBS

The Cubs defeated St. Agnes 57-20 in the Section 4A quarterfinal dual. In the semifinals they were defeated by the defending champions Sibley East 50-17. Coy Leither, Zach Holtz, Ben Zipoy and Payton Schiefelbein all went 2-0 in their section duals. The Cubs had a very good Section 4A individual tournament with twelve place winners, including four state qualifiers. Payton Schielebein and Zac Holtz won section championships and Ben Zipoy and Austin Donny both earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Michael Donnay, Carter Holtz and Alex Nelson all earned third place and Zack Schiefelbein and Cody Leither both earned fourth place. Brandon Guggisberg earned fifth place and Nicholas Bowen and Jacob Zobeck both took sixth place.

The Cub’s Zach Holtz at 145 earned fourth place, he completed his freshmen season with a 40-8 record. Payton Schiefelbein at 138 went 2-2, just one match from earning a medal. He completed his senior season with a 36-8 record.

 

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY/WINSTED LAKERS

The Lakers defeated Norwood Young America in the Section 4A quarterfinal dual 40-35. They were defeated by Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 53-13 in the Section 4A semifinals. Elijah Riemer, Donny Mosford and Collin Boese all went 2-0 in the section duals. The Lakers had a good Section 4A Individual tournament with ten place winners, including one state qualifier. Collin Boese won their lone section championship and Mitchell Mallek, Eric Williams, Dan Mosford and Elijah Riemer earned third place. Casey Diers, Ryan Tuchtehager and Joseph Schanus all earned fourth place and Isaac Busse and HunterDecker both took sixth place.

The Lakers Collin Boese at 132 went 0-1, he completed his seventh grade season with a 27-11 record.

 

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS

The Huskers were defeated by Walker-Hackensack-Akeley-Nevis 42-33 in the their Section 7A preliminary dual. The Huskers earned six Section 7A place winners, including; Tate Lange, Alex Lange and Blake Sigler. James Welle earned fifth place and Trent Sand and Brandon Doll both took sixth place.

 

 

EDEN VALLEY-WATKINS EAGLES

The Eagles defeated Trinity at River Ridge 49-16 in the Section 4A preliminary dual. They were defeated in the Section 4A quarterfinals by Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 72-3. Taylor Ludwig was the lone wrestler that was 2-0 in the section duals. The Eagles earned seven section places in the Section 4A Individual tournament, including one state qualifier. Taylor Ludwig won their lone section championship and Zach Nistler, Trevyn Ludwig and Ethan Kay all earned third place. Gavin Mathies and Sam Nistler both earned fifth place and Carter Mathies took sixth place.

The Eagles, Taylor Ludwig at 126, went 0-1, he completed his sophomore season with a 30-15 record.

 

GREAT RIVER CONFERENCE

MILLE LACS RAIDERS

The Raiders were defeated by Deer River 48-36 in the Section 7A quarterfinal dual. They had a good Section 7A Individual tournament with nine place winners, including one state qualifier. Braden Willis earned second place, to punch his ticket to the state tournament. Macen Haggberg and Rease Peterson both earned third place and Jordan Burow, Teagen Haggberg and Eric Bassett all earned fourth place. Steven Rosekrans, Tucker Stecker and Ethan Benson all took sixth place.

The Raiders, Braden Willis at 285 went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 28-10 record.

 

CLOQUET/-ESKO LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks defeated Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway 54-30 in their Section 7AA preliminary dual. The Lumberjacks were defeated in their Section 7AA quarterfinal dual by Grand Rapids 59-16. Tyler Harms-Synkiew, Griffin Fjeld and Justin Jones all went 2-0 in the Section 7AA duals. The Lumberjacks had ten Section 7AA section place winners. Griffin Fjeld, Justin Jones and Reese Miller- Sheldon all earned third place. Zeb Wehr and Jordan Allen both earned fourth place and Tyler Harms-Synkrew earned fifth place. Hunter Senarighi and Alex Peterson both earned sixth place and Sam Bowling and William Wilkerson both took seventh place.

 

 

RUSH CITY/BRAHAM TIGERS

The Tigers defeated Ogilvie 48-30 in their Section 7A preliminary dual. They were defeated by Lean and Mean Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 62-15 in the Section 7A quarterfinals. Daniel Mielke, Devin Shellito and Tucker Leigland all went 2-0 in the Section 7A duals. The Tigers earned six Section 7A place winners, including one state qualifier. Dalton Mielke won their lone section championship, Daniel Mielke, Cory Clemmer and Devin Shellito all earned third place. Tucker Leigland earned fifth place and Landon Umbreit took sixth place.

The Tigers, Dalton Mielke at 170, went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 35-5 record.

 

OGILVIE LIONS

The Lions were defeated in their Section 7A preliminary dual by Rush City/Braham 42-36. The Lions had seven place winners at the Section 7A Individual tournament, including one state qualifier. Alex Chidester won their lone section championship at 285. Braden Ryan earned third place, Beau Burk, Rhett Hudoba, Ethan Warren and Gavin McLevis all earned fifth place and Matthew Warren took sixth place.

The Lions, Alex Chidester at 285 went 2-2, he was just one match short of earning a medal. He completed his junior season with 33-7 record.

 

PINE CITY/HINCKLEY DRAGONS

The Dragons defeated Proctor-Hermantown 42-36 in the Section 7AA preliminary dual. They were defeated by Mora 72-6 in their Section 7AA quarterfinal dual. Carter Utecht went 2-0 for the Dragons at the Section 7AA duals. The Dragons had three place winners at the Section 7AA Individual tournament. Carter Utecht won their lone section championship and Gavin Rockstroh earned fourth place and Robert Decker earned fifth place.

The Dragons Carater Utecht at 195, went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 35-10 record.

 

PROCTOR/HERMANTOWN RAILS

The Rails were defeated by Pine City /Hinckley 42-36 in their Section 7AA preliminary dual. The Rails had five Section 7AA place winners, including; Alex McPhee he earned fourth place, Dawson Jones earned fifth place and Daniel Luhm, Henry Ringdahl and Audrey Tran all took sixth place.

 

AT LARGE TEAMS

 

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks defeated Moorhead 70-3 in their Section 8AAA quarterfinal dual. In the quarterfinal they defeated Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech 35-27. The Lumberjacks dropped a very close dual in the Section 8AAA Championship to No. 5AAA Willmar 31-30. Seth Newby and Chance Hinrichs went 3-0; Joe Hudson and Colton Hinrichs went 2-1 and Bryce Golden, Nate Golden, Chase Smith and Kaleb Beam all went 2-0 in the Section 8AAA duals. The Lumberjacks had a very good Section 8AAA Individual tournament, with all fourteen wrestlers placing, including seven state qualifiers. Kaleb Beam and Chance Hinrichs both won section championships. Seth Newby, Jon Solum, Nate Golden, Peter Moen and Hunter Schoenborn all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Colton Hinrichs and Alan Wourri both earned third place, Dane Jogenson, Chase Smith and Nic Geiger all earned fourth place. Joe Hudson and Thade Osborn both earned fifth place for the Lumberjacks.

The Lumberjacks, Hunter Schoenborn at 195 earned fourth place, he completed his senior season with a 41-16 record. Peter Moen at 182, went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 27-19 record. Kaleb Beam at 285, went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 27-14 record. Chance Hinrichs at 152, went 2-2, just one match from earning a medal. He completed his junior season with a 36-14 record. Nate Golden at 138, went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 29-19 record. Jon Solum at 132, went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 35-12 record. Seth Newby at 106, went 2-2, just on match from earning a medal. He completed his seventh grade season with a 29-14 record.

 

 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals were defeated by Tri-City United 38-16 in their Section 2AA quarterfinal dual. The Royals earned eight Section 2AA place winners, including three state qualifiers. Austin Gabbert, Zac Neaton and Nick Nolan all won section championships. Alex Pearce earned fourth place, Adam Sweeney earned fifth place and Tanner Burmeistser, Carter Entinger and Jordan Peterson all took sixth place.

The Royals earned two state tournament medals, Nick Nolan at 195 earned fourth place, he completed with a 28-3 record. Austin Gabbert at 106 earned fifth place, he completed his freshman season with a 36-7 record. Zac Neaton at 170, went 1-2, he completed his senior season with a 32-6 record.

 

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Dragons defeated Dassel Cokato 52-16 in their Section 6AA quarterfinal duals. They Dragons defeated AA Lean and Mean Big Lake 38-27 in their Section 6AA semifinal dual. The Dragons dropped a very close dual to No. 5AA Foley 29-26 in the Section 6AA championship dual. The championship dual wasn’t decided until after a 3XOT 285 match. Jerry Simes, Ezra Kaping, Afton Kaping, Bryce Penk and Kal Jackman all went 3-0; Eddie Simes, Dylan Madsen and Chase Liestman all went 2-1 and Logan Nelson went 2-0 at the Section 6AA duals. Special note Chase Liestman won his 75th Career Match. The Dragons had a very good Section 6AA Individual tournament with thirteen place winners, including seven state qualifiers. Logan Nelson, Jerry Simes, Ezra Kaping and Afton Kaping all won section championships. Chase Liestman, Kal Jackman and Eddie Simes all earned second place to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Aryan Payne earned third place and Dylan Madsen and Sam Mohr both earned fourth place. Bryce Penk and Andrew Loch both earned fifth place and Dylan Isaakson took sixth place.

The Dragons earned three state tournament medals, Afton Kaping at 132 earned fourth place, he completed his senior season with a very good 42-7 record. Chase Liestman at 285 earned fourth place, he completed his junior season with a 38-9 record. Jerry Simes at 120 earned sixth place, he completed his freshman season with a 41-12 record. Kal Jackman at 182 went 2-2, just one match short of earning a medal. He completed his senior season with a good 40-6 record. Logan Nelson at 160 went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 40-3 record. Ezra Kaping at 126 went 2-2, just one match short of earning a medal. He completed his senior season with a very good 41-7 record. Eddie Simes at 106 went 0-2, he completed his eighth grade season with a 31-14 record.

 

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lightning defeated Becker 36-30 in their Section 6AA quarterfinal dual. They were defeated by the No. 1 seed and No. 5 ranked Foley 39-23 in the semifinals. Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Walker Weege, Mitch Bergstrom and Cuyler Helwig all went 2-0 in the section duals. The Lightning earned eight section 6AA place winners, including five state qualifiers. Hunter Manka and Mitch Bergstrom both won section championships and Quinn Youngs, Walker Weege and Reed Rasset all earned second place to punch their tickets to the state. Adam Neuman earned third and Clark Helwig and Daniel Luna both earned fifth place.

The Lightning did earn two state tourney medals, Walker Weege at 152 earned third place, he complete his senior season with a 35-11 record. Reed Rasset at 220 earned fourth place, he completed his senior season with a 31-6 record. Quinn Youngs at 132 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 39-3 record. Hunter Manka at 145, went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 39-8 record. Mitch Bergstrom at 170 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 39-8 record.

 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew dropped their Section 8AA quarterfinal dual to Lean and Mean Pierz 55-21. The Road Crew had a good section 8AA individual tournament with nine place winners. Peter Koening and John Urseth both earned third place and Connor Tulenchik, Addisuone Harrington and Tim Ryan all earned fourth place. Jake Poheler, Evan Koering both earned fifth place and Keenan Dahl and Josh Pettit both earned sixth place.

 

ELK RIVER ELKS

The Elks were defeated in their Section 7AAA quarterfinal dual by the No. 7AAA Forest Lake 52-9. They had nine section 7AAA place winners, including two state qualifiers. Colton Pool and Lafayette Bade both got second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Brandon Kidd earned third and Logan Enkhaus earned fourth place. Seth Hopkins earned fifth place and Tyler Benson, Hunter Larson, Dominik Peterson and Stoyan Slavkov all took sixth place.

The Elks did not earn any state tournament medals, Lafayette Bade at 220 went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 20-11 record. Colton Pool at 113 went 0-1, he completed his sophomore season with a 28-12 record.

 

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints did put it together for a run at the end of the season; they defeated Benson 48-24 in their Section 5A quarterfinal dual. In the Semifinals they defeated No. 7A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 31-30, in a match where the Fighting Saints won just 6 matches, but did get all their match ups. In the Section 5A championship they were defeated by the No. 3A Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 42-15. Will Magaard, Caleb Collins, Dylan Rudningen all went 3-0; Coy Gunderson, Jonathan Tostenson and Ryan Torkelson all went 2-1 at the Section 5A duals. The Fighting Saints had a good Section 5A Individual tournament with nine place winners, including five state qualifiers. Will Magaard and Caleb Collins both won section championships and Jonathan Tostenson, Dylan Rudningen and Ryan Torkelson all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Jared Carlson, Coy Gunderson and Marc Collins all earned fourth place and Richard Jones took sixth place.

The Fighting Saints earned one state tournament medal, State Champion Will Magaard at 106, he completed his sophomore season with a very good 46-1 record. Jonathan Tostenson at 138 went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 36-9 record. Caleb Collins at 145 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 36-5 record. Dylan Rudningen at 152, went 2-2, he was just short one match of earning a medal. He completed his junior season with a 25-5 record. Ryan Torkelson at 195 went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 29-13 record.

 

DASSEL COKATO CHARGERS

The Chargers defeated St. Cloud Apollo 60-20 in the Section 6AA preliminary dual. In their quarterfinal Section 6AA dual, they were defeated by Litchfield 52-16. Jude LInk, Prestin Bradley, Christian Johnson and Josh DeBoer all went 2-0 in their section duals. The Chargers earned ten section 6AA place winners, including three state qualifiers, Prestin Bradley won their lone section championship. Jacob Smith and Jude LInk both earned second place, to punch their tickets to the state tournament. Josh DeBoer and Will O’Brien both earned fourth place and Noah Halonen earned fifth place. Beau Nelson, Christian Johnson, Jack Selseth and Sam Marx all took sixth place.

Prestin Bradley at 138 earned fifth place, he went 3-2, he completed his junior season with a 35-8 record. Jacob Schmitz at 195, went 2-2, he completed hi junior season with a 36-8 record. Jude Link at 113 went 0-1, he completed his eight grade season with a 31-10 record.

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals were defeated in the Section 6A quarterfinals by Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 39-33 in a very good dual, that was decided at 285. The Cardinals had 7 section 6A place winners, including one state qualifier. Owen Bjerga won their lone section championship, Kyle Serich earned third place and Payton Bjerga and Brayden Christensen both earned fourth place. Braden Tyrell, Jonathan Lisson and Sam Jennissen all earned fifth place.

The Cardinals, Owen Bjerga at 138, earned sixth place, he completed his sophomore season with a 38-7 record.

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds defeated Rocori 37-36 on criteria in the Section 8AAA preliminary dual. The Spuds were defeated by Lean and Mean Bemidji 70-3 in the Section 8AAA quarterfinal. Ryan Luthi was the lone Spud to go 2-0 in the Section 8AAA duals. The Spuds had five Section 8AAA place winners, including one state qualifier. Riley Schock won their lone section championship. Ryan Luthi and Gunner Olstad both earn third place, Kolbe Booker earned fourth place and Hayden Netlane took sixth place.

The Spuds Riley Schock at 182 earned fourth place, he completed his junior season with a 26- 2 record.

AITKIN GOBBLERS

The Gobblers defeated Walker/Hackensack/Ackley/Nevis in the Section 7A Quarterfinal dual. The Gobblers were defeated by Royalton/Upsala 42-20 in the Section 7A semifinals. Luke Pelarski, Tyler Spolarich, Carter Endrizzi and Cedric Fansworth all went 2-0 in the Section 7A duals. The Gobblers had a good Section 7A Individual tournament with twelve place winners, including four state qualifiers. Tyler Spolarich won their lone section championship and Luke Pelarski, Cedric Farnsworth and Carter Endrizzi all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Carson Kullhem earned third place, Jack Gravelle, Quinn Miller and Steven Whitney all earned fourth place. Jack Workman and Craig Ashton both earned fifth place and Andrew Eklund and Nathan Rom both took sixth place.

The Gobblers did not earn any medals, Luke Pelarski at 138, went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 36-15 record. Tyler Spolarich at 145, went 2-2, he was short just one match of earning a medal. He completed his freshman season with a 33-15 record. Carter Endrizzi at 152, went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 28-20 record. Cedric Farnsworth at 182 went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 29-11 record.

 

QUAD COUNTY COBRAS

The Cobras defeated Ortonville in their Section 5A preliminary dual 46-33. In the Section 5A quarterfinal dual, they were defeated 67-11 by No. 7A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 67-11. Ayden Friese and Bryce Schmidt both went 2-0 in their Section 5A duals. The Cobras had eight section 5A placements, including two state qualifiers. Ayden Friese and Bryce Schmidt earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Sam Ohliger and Jack Howard both earned fourth place and Luke Kluver earned fifth place. Jayce Hernandez earned sixth place and Tristan Todd and Cole Fischer both took seventh place.

The Cobra’s Ayden Friese at 145 went 0-2, he completed his junior season with a 30-13 record. Bryce Schmidt at 220 went 0-1, he completed his senior season with a 35-8 record.

 

BRECKENRIDGE COWBOYS

The Cowboys were defeated in their Section 6A quarterfinal dual by No. 7A Ottertail Central 64-6. The Cowboys earned six Section 6A place winners, Mason Meyer, Tanner Differding and Daniel Erlandson all earned third place. Gabe Diaz, Zach Haire and Aiden Ruddy all earned fifth place.

 

GLENCOE-SILVER LAKE PANTHERS

The Panthers were defeated in the Section 2AA preliminary dual to St. Peter 60-16. The Panthers earned one Section 2AA place winner, Carter Ruschmeier earned fourth place.

 

 

BORDER WEST BUCCANEERS

The Buccaneers were defeated in the Section 6A quarterfinal dual by New York Mills 43-27. The Buccaneers earned ten Section 6A place winners, including Jason Murphy and Cedric Barnes both earned third place. Micheal Dennis earned fourth place and Jacob Sanasack earned fifth place. Jace Olson, Erik Larson, Mark McCarthy and Lance Nelson all earned sixth place and Michael Niesen and Isaac Ebnet both took seventh place.

 

CROSBY-IRONTON RANGERS

The Rangers were defeated in their Section 7A quarterfinal dual by Lean and Mean Royalton/Upsala 54-24. The Rangers earned seven section 7A place winners, including three state qualifiers. Nate Williams, Kaven Blazek and Taylor Eigenheer all earned second place, to punch their ticket to the state tournament. Gabe Ryappy and Jon Fitzpatrick both earned third place, Jake Klancher earned fourth place and Josh Mienert took sixth place.

The Rangers, Kaven Blazek at 145, went 0-2, he completed his senior season with a 35-13 record. Nate Williams at 126 went 1-2, he completed his junior season with a 41-11 record. Taylor Eigenheer at 195 went 0-1, he completed his junior season with a 37-11 record.

 

ORTONVILLE TROJANS

The Trojans were defeated in their Section 5A preliminary dual by Quad County 46-33. The Trojans earned four section 5A place winners, including Elijah Cloos earned third place. Ben Eustice earned fourth plac, Deaven Boots earned fifth place and Tom Eustice took sixth place.

 

 

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early February Report (25th Annual) by Roger Mischke

 

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early February Report (25th Annual)
by Roger Mischke

By Roger Mischke February 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 results@theguillotine.com/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 A TEAMS

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves had a very good team performance with thirteen place winners for 191.5 points to earn the Park Region Conference championship. They won two championships by Thomas Pesta and Mason Gode and earned second place and All Conference Honors were: Keegan Cavallero, Dalton Butler and Carter Meiners. Hans Holmquist earn third place and five fourth places were earned by: Landon Gode, Ted Stacey, Gabe Pesta, Levi Line and Devin Lange. Nye Becker and Caleb Pesta earned fifth place. Special note: congratulations to Thomas Pesta, he won his 100th Career match, he is a senior at 145 pounds. The Wolves defeated No. 9A Ottertail Central 42-10, a 11-3 match split and the Wolves won an incredible six matches in the last thirty seconds.

 

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars defeated two rivals at their home triangular; they defeated No. 7A West Central Area 36-31 in a very close dual and they defeated Section 7A and former Section 5A rival Royalton/Upsala 51-15. Blaine Fischer, Canon Swanson, Tyler Bents, Dylan Kampsen, Isaiah Gilbert, Adam Jaeger and Mark Jenniges all went 2-0 in the Jaguar triangular.

 

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights split a pair of duals at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” triangular, they defeated Park Region Conference rivals Royalton/Upsala 46-20 and they dropped a dual to No. 6A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 36-31, in a very close dual. Anthony Sykora, Levi Larkin and Wyatt Olson all went 2-0 at the Jaguar triangular. The Knights had a good tournament performance with all fourteen placing and 182 points to earn second place at the Park Region Conference tournament. The Knights won two championships by Kaden Spindler and Levi Larkin and Kaleb Getz, Chris Onstad and Mason Nibbe all earned second place and All Conference Honors. Anthony Sykora, Jordan Lohse and Wyatt Olson all earned third place and Hunter Mickelson earned fourth place. John Barber earned fifth place and Devin Stone, Mark Adams, Hunter Hanson and Reuben Swanson all took sixth place. The Knights had all their wrestlers place for 162. 5 points to earn second place at the Morris Area “Dr. Busian Tiger” Invitational, behind No. 10AAA ranked St. Francis. They won one championship at 160 by Kaden Spindler; he is now 34-3 on the season. The Knights earned thee second places by: Levi Larkin at 170; he is now 29-7 on the season, Devin Stone @ 285 and Hunter Mickelson @ 138. They earned four third places by; Mason Nibbe @ 220, he is now 23-9, Kaleb Getz @ 126, he is 21-8, Wyatt Olson @ 195, he is now 27-10 and Jordan Lohse @ 113, he is now 23-14 on the season. Hunter Hanson @ 138 and Austin Mattson @ 285 both earned fourth place. Anthony Sykora @ 106, he is now 25-10 and Vince Finkelson @ 138, Chase Veldhouse @ 145 and Devin Golden @ 182 all earned fifth place.

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs had a good tournament performance with twelve place winners for 174 points to earn third place at the Park Region Conference Tournament. Ben Naddy, Nate Hart and Marc Hendricks all won championships and Wyatt Thorson and Zane Swanson both earned second place and All Conference Honors. The Bulldogs dropped the Park Region Conference Dual championship to No. 5A ranked LPGE/BR 42-10 in a 3-11 match split.

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons split a pair of duals; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 39-30 and they dropped a very close one to AA Lean and Mean Pierz 33-31. Ramzee Molinaro and Tanner Berghuis were both 2-0 at the triangular. The Falcons defeated Section 4A rivals Kimball Area 49-19 in a dual that was suppose to be a preliminary dual to the St. Cloud State Husky dual, but basketball prevailed.

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints defeated two Section 5A rivals Benson 49-21 and BOLD 48-28. The Fighting Saints had eleven place winners for 131.5 points to earn fourth place at the Morris Area “Dr. Busian Tiger” Invitational. They won three championships by: Chase Magaard @ 113, he is now 35-1, Jonathan Tostenson @ 132, he is now 31-5 and Coy Gunderson @ 106, he is now 25-11 on the season. Ryan Torkelson @ 195 earned second place, he is now 23-9 on the season and Chase Magaard @ 106 earned second place, he is 19-9 on the season. Luke Hoefer @ 138 earned third place and Jared Carlson @ 126 earned fourth place, he is now 24-13 on the season. Ethan Peters @ 170, Mark Collins @ 220 and Brody Forsell @ 285 all earned fifth place and Aiden Miller @ 145 took sixth place.

 

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES

The Eagles defeated their AA rivals Park Rapids 42-30. The Eagles had a good tournament performance with ten place winners and 125 points to earn fifth place at the Park Region Conference tournament. Jake Erckenbrack and Dane Niemi both won championships and Matt Frost and Carter Haman both earned second place and All Conference Honors. Dylan Fischer earned third place and Bren Salo and Brandon Wirre both earned fifth place. Gabe Geiser, Logan Small and Alex Sandoval all took sixth place.

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals split duals with a pair of Section 6A foes; they defeated Pelican Rapids 53-22 and they were defeated by Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 52-24. Payton Bjerga, Spencer Miller, Owen Bjerga and Isaac Swendsrud all went 2-0 at the triangular. They had a very good tournament performance with all their wrestlers placing for 185 points to earn the championship at the Walker-Hackensack-Ackley-Nevis “Wolf Pack” Invitational. Payton Bjerga, Owen Bjerga and Kyle Serich won championship and Spencer Miller and Braden Tyrell both earned second place. Isaac Swendsrud and Jasiah Paskewitz both earned third place and Alex Ross-Bahn earned fourth place. Dalton Wells, Kristain Thompson, Brayden Christensen, Jonathan Lisson and Shane Guggenberger all earned fifth place and Logan Welle and Connor Dobson both earned sixth place. The Cardinals closed out their regular season with a big win over Section 8A rival United North Central 40-30.

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals topped three rivals at the Holdingford “Husker” quadrangular; they defeated two Section 7A foes; rival Holdingford 64-9 and Deer River 37-30 and Section 4A Kimball Area 43-22. Wyatt Lahr, Gavin Sowada, Jackson Held, Marshall Meehl, Jason Kasella, Mason Novitzki all went 3-0 and Sam Constanzo, Jacob Leibold and Damien Thiesen all went 2-1 at the Holdingford Quadrangular. The Royals were defeated in a pair of duals at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Triangular. To No. 6A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 46-20 and to No. 7A West Central Area 51-15. Damien Thiesen, Jason Kasella and Mason Novitzki all went 2-0 at the Jaguar Triangular. The Royals had a good tournament performance with ten place winners for 124 points to earn sixth place at the Park Region Conference tournament. Jason Kasella won their lone championship and Jackson Held and Damien Thiesen both earned second place and All Conference Honors. Jacob Leibold and Marshall Meehl both earned third place and Sam Constanzo earned fourth place. Lyle Zimmerman earned fifth place and Aaron Black, Wyatt Lahr and Will Gorecki all took sixth place. They Royals closed out their regular season at home with AA Lean and Mean rival Pierz, they dropped a close one 38-28, as they split matches at seven apiece.

 

MINNEWASKA LAKERS

The Lakers defeated two rivals at the New London-Spicer “Wildcat” Triangular; they defeated New London-Spicer 36-29 and Eden Valley-Watkins 47-25. Easton McCrory, Ryan VanLuik, Grant Hendren, Tyson Meyer, Tyler VanLuik and Jakob Swalla all went 2-0 at the Wildcat triangular. The Lakers defeated Section 5A foe Ortonville 63-18 and Section 6A foe Breckenridge 52-18. Easton McCrory, Jackson Statsvold, Mason Blair, Ryan VanLuik, Grant Hendren, Tyson Meyer and Tyler VanLuik all went 2-0 at the Breckenridge triangular.

 

AITKIN GOBBLERS

The Gobblers dropped a dual to AAA Lean and Mean rival Little Falls 47-27. They defeated two Section 7A rivals at the Gobblers triangular. They defeated Crosby-Ironton 55-19 and Rush City-Braham 59-10. Carson Kullhem, Nathan Rom, Jack Gravelle, Carter Endrizzi, Quin Miller, Cedric Farnsworth and Craig Ashton all went 2-0 at the Gobbler triangular.

 

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated section 5A rivals at the Osakis “Silverstreaks” Quadrangular. They defeated Osakis 51-22, BOLD 45-33 and Quad County 70-12. Craig Schmit, Brett Mages, Shawn Rue, Grant Ludwig and Shawn Pinske all went 3-0 and Riley Messer, Cameron Schmid, Weston Roberg, Jared Veldkamp, Taylor Veldkamp and Lucas Peterson all 2-1 at the Silverstreak quadrangular. They defeated Section 3AA rival New London-Spicer 48-35. The Bulldogs split duals at the Holdingford “Husker” triangular; they defeated Central Minnesota Conference rival Holdingford 59-6 and they were defeated by AA and Central Minnesota Conference rival Pierz 48-24. Craig Schmitz, Shawn Rue, Weston Roberg, Grant Ludwig and Lucas Peterson all went 2-0 at the Holdingford triangular. The Bulldogs went 3-0 at the Benson “Braves” Quadrangular, with big wins over two Section 5A rivals Benson 42-39, Ortonville 56-24 and Section 8AA foe Sauk Centre/Melrose 48-31. Craig Schmitz, Riley Messer, Shawn Rue, Weston Roberg, Grant Ludwig and Taylor Veldkamp all went 3-0 at the Braves Quadrangular.

 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated Park Region Conference foe Osakis 45-18 and they were defeated by Section 6A rivals Staples-Motley 40-30 and Section 8AA rival Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 44-25. The Warriors had seven place winners for 81 points to take seventh place in the Park Region Conference. Toby Hintzman their lone championship and Jared Seibert earned All Conference Honors, as he earned second place. Brock Kako and Eion Ness both earned fourth place; Isaac Telllers and Bridger Bettin both earned fifth place and Gator Bettin took sixth place.

 

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS-PRAIRIE

The Coop defeated two Section 6A rivals at their triangular; they defeat Staples-Motley 52-24 and Pelican Rapids 67-12. Quinn Kern, Jason Koehn, Brock Peterson, Trevor Arceneau, Mason Schroeder, Gideon Ervasti, Carter Rokes, Holt Truax and Craig Orlando all went 2-0 at their triangular. They defeated two Section 6A rivals at the Breckenridge “Cowboys” triangular; they beat Breckenridge 54-12 and Border West 40-27. Reese Thompson, Trevor Arceneau, Hunter Dean, Mason Schroeder, Gideon Ervasti, Holt Truax and Craig Orlando all went 2-0 at the Cowboys triangular. They had a very good team performance with 142 points and nine place winners to earn fourth place at the Park Region Conference tournament. They finished behind three state ranked teams; so indeed a very good field. Holt Truax and Craig Orlando both won championships and Quinn Kern earned second place to earn All Conference Honors. They had four third places by: Trevor Arceneau, Devin Dean, Mason Schroeder and Gideon Ervasti and Jason Koehn and Deagan Captain both earned fifth place. Special Note: Congratulations to Holt Truax BHV/PP 12th Grade 182 Pounds; was named the Outstanding Wrestler of 2017-2018 of the Park Region Conference. Mason Schroeder earned his 25th Career Fall.

 

KIMBALL AREA CUBS

The Cubs went 1-2 at the Holdingford “Huskers” Quadrangular; they defeated Central Minnesota Conference rival Holdingford 54-18. They dropped duals to Deer River 38-34 and to Royalton/Upsala 40-22. Payton Schiefelbein and Zach Holtz both went 3-0 and Ashton Haman, Carter Holtz, Ben Zipoy and Zach Schiefelbein all went 2-0 at the Husker quadrangular. The Cubs defeated Section 4A rival Norwood Young America 65-10 and they dropped a dual to AA rivals Dassel-Cokato 48-17. They were defeated by Section 4A rival Atwater-Cosmos-Grove 49-19. The Cubs had a good tournament performance with eleven place winners for 154 points to earn third place at the Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational. They won three championships by: Ben Zipoy at 220, Payton Schiefelbein at 138 and Zack Holtz at 145. Alex Nelson earned second place and Cody Leither, Micheal Donnay and Carter Holtz all earned third place. Josh Donnay, Austin Donnay and Zack Schiefelbein all earned fourth place and Jacob Zobeck earned fifth place.

 

MILLE LACS RAIDERS

The Raiders went 1-2 at the Mora “Mustang” quadrangular; they defeated Section 7A foe Proctor-Hermantown 54-28 and they dropped duals to AA foes No. 12AA Mora 51-27 and Dassel-Cokato 59-21. Bradley Bernu, Tegan Haggberg and Braden Willis were all 3-0 and Beau Nelson and Macen Haaggberg both went 1-2 at the Mustang quadrangular. The Raiders went 2-1 at the Virginia “Blue Devils” Quadrangular; they defeated Nashwauk-Keewatin 66-16 and they dropped a close one to Section 7A rivals Deer River 46-36 and to AA Virginia 51-27. Macen Haggberg went 3-0 and Tegan Haggberg, Bradley Bernu, Ethan Benson and Braden Willis all went 2-1 at the Virginia quadrangular. The Raiders had a very good tournament performance with all fourteen placing for 221 points, to earn the Great River Conference championship. The Raiders won three championships by: Rease Peterson, Eric Bassett and Braden Willis. They earned five second places by: Bradley Bernu, Ethan Benson, Teagan Haggberg, Steven Rosekrans and Macen Haggberg. The Raiders had Daniel Miller, Jordan Burow, Eric Thompson and Tommy Geist all earn third place, for a total of eleven wrestlers in the top three. Tucker Strecken earned fourth place and Cameron Wilkes earned fifth place.

 

CLASS AA TEAMS

 

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons went 2-0 at the Litchfield “Dragon” Triangular, with two big wins over Section 6AA No. 10AA Litchfield 30-25 and No. 9AA Section 2AA foe Waconia 31-28. Both of the matches were decided at 285; where Mitch Trigg won two big matches in the same evening, to seal the duals for the Falcons. Nate Garceau, Saylor Schmit and Mitch Trigg all went 2-0 at the Dragon triangular. The Falcons closed out their regular season with a dual meet win over Granite Ridge Conference and No. 12AA rival Mora 34-27. The Falcons won eight of the fourteen matches, in a dual where they rested several of their starters. The win over Mora earned them the Granite Ridge Conference championship and they have built a season record of 24-3.

 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals defeated Wright County Conference foe Orono 52-17 and they dropped a dual to No. 3AA Scott West 45-21. The Royals had a very good tournament performance with all their wrestlers placing for 208 points, to earn the championship of the Mankato East “Cougar” Invitational by over 40 points over No. 6AA Fairmont/Martin County West. The Royals won four championships by: Nick Nolan, Dylan Matter, Adam Sweeney and Zac Neaton and Lukas Gilbert earned second place. Austin Gabbert and Carter Entinger both earned third place and Jackson Meyer, William Elskamp and Alex Pearce all earned fourth. Hunter Stern, Tanner Burmeister and Riley Hertzog all earned fifth place and Tommy Stoldt, Ashton Congdon and Jordan Peterson all took sixth place.

 

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Litchfield dropped a pair of duals at their triangular; they lost a very close one to Section 6AA No. 5AA rival Foley 30-25, a dual that was decided at 285. They dropped a dual to Wright County Conference rival Waconia 47-22. Ezra Kaping, Afton Kaping, Logan Nelson and Kal Jackman all went 2-0 at the Dragon triangular. Special note: Congratulations to Kal Jackman 12th Grade 182 pounds Won His 100th Career Match. The Dragons split duals at the Glencoe/Silver Lake “Panther” triangular. They defeated Wright Count Conference foe Glencoe/Silver Lake 64-9 and the were defeated by No. 3AA Scott West 43-9. In this dual the Dragons lost four close matches; the score may have looked a lot different if they would have won the close ones. Eddie Simes, Ezra Kaping and Kal Jackman all went 2-0 at the Dragon triangular. The Dragons earned fourth place at the Mankato East “Cougar” Invitational with 146.5 points and eight place winners. They won two championships by Afton Kaping and Logan Nelson and Kal Jackman, Chase Liestman and Ezra Kaping all earned second. Jerrys Simes and Andrew Loch both earned third place and Eddie Simes earned fourth place.

 

ANNANDALE-MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lighting dropped a pair of duals the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City “Falcons” Triangular; they lost AA Lean and Mean Pierz 43-30 and A Lean and Mean Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 39-30. Jack Klug, Hunter Manka, Adam Neuman and Reed Rasset all went 2-0 at the Falcons triangular. Special Note: Jack Klug won his 50th Career match. The Lightning dropped a pair of duals at the Elk River “Elks” Triangular; they dropped on to No. 11AA Totino Grace 50-24 and to AAA Elk River 36-35. Quinn Youngs, Hünter Manka, Mitch Bergstrom and Reed Rasset all went 2-0 at the Elks Triangular.

 

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers Pioneers defeated a pair of Central Minnesota Conference rivals at their home triangular. They defeated Paynesville 48-24 and Holdingford 65-6. Ross Boser, Brandon Funk, Jake Andres, Riley Hoskins, Reese Kapsner, Jalen Jansen, Luke Girtz and Carson Huls all went 2-0 at the Pioneer triangular. These two wins earned the Pioneers the Central Minnesota Conference championship. The Pioneers defeated A Lean and Mean Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 33-31 and AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 43-30. Brandon Funk, Jake Andres, Reese Kapsner, Jalen Jansen and Luke Girtz all went 2-0 at the ACGC triangular. The Pioneers closed out their regular season with by defeating Class A rival Royalton/Upsala 38-28. The Pioneers after a slow start, have built a 20-9 dual meet mark.

 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets went 3-0 at the Mound-Westonka “White Hawks” quadrangular; they defeated Mound-Westonka 52-22, Mpls. North 66-9 and Robbinsdale Cooper 55-6. Christian Noble, Rocco Visci, Cade Sixberry, Nick Merten, Steven Lloyd, Ben Morris, Joe Morris, Ryan Helgoe and Will Gomez all went 3-0 at the White Hawk quadrangular. The Hornets were defeated by No. 11AAA Mississippi 8 Conference rival Cambridge-Isanti 37-24 and they dropped a dual to No. 9AA Waconia 50-18. The Hornets did built a good 18-6 dual meet mark during their regular season.

 

MORA MUSTANGS

The Mustangs went 3-0 at their Mustang Quadrangular; they defeated Dassel Cokato 44-31, Mille Lacs Area 51-27 and Proctor-Hermantown 74-6. Jon Smith, Dan Schroeder, Andrew Kientop and Tanner Grangrath all went 3-0; Jordan Lindquist went 2-1 and Ryan Nosbush, Hunter Fredrickson and Jake Nowling all went 2-0 at the Mustang quadrangular. The Mustangs were defeated by Granite Ridge Conference and No. 5AA ranked rival Foley 34-27. The Mustangs rest many of their regulars, as they took seventh place with 51 points at the Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational. They had ten place winners, including Collin McCarthy earned third place and Dom Adams earned fourth place. Alex Newkum, Draven Hammel and Tanner Gragruth all earned fifth place. Avery Nelson, Tommy Schroeder, Cael Sjoden, Parker Voss andJace Morneau all took sixth place.

 

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated Section 6AA and Granite Conference rivals Albany 39-27, in a eight to six match split. The Bulldogs had a good tournament performance with all of their wrestlers earning a place, scoring 159.5 points. They earned second place a the Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational, behind AA Lean and Mean Hutchinson. The Bulldogs won two championships by Nick Radunz @ 285, he has a 23-6 season record and Lukas Paulson @ 120, he has a 26-7 season record. The Bulldogs earned second places by: Logan Jurek @ 152, Kevin Andres @ 138 and Kylen Rush @ 126. Jacob Berning @ 138, Ethan Anderson @ 106 and Adam Jurek @ 113 all earned third place and Dylan Weber @ 132 and Blake Paulson @ 145 both earned fourth place. Connor Eickhoff @ 160, Alex Berglund @ 145 and Lincoln Carlson @ 170 all earned fifth place and Braeden Beutz @ 160 took sixth place.

 

PRINCETON TIGERS

The Tigers dropped last regular dual to Mississippi 8 Conference rival Buffalo 59-15.

 

ALBANY HUSKIES

The Huskies dropped a pair of duals at the Milaca “Wolves” Triangular; to AA Lean and Mean Grand Rapids 47-31 and to Granite Ridge Conference foe Milaca 34-31. Gabe Zierden, Marvin Stang, Dustin Schmitt, Peyton Linn and Austin Olmscheid all went 2-0 at the Wolves triangular. They dropped a Section 6AA and Granite Ridge Conference dual to Becker 39-27, in a six to eight match split. The Huskies closed out their regular season with a good performance, they had eleven place winners and 146 points. They earned fourth place at their “Purple Pride” Invitational, including a pair of championships; by Gare Zierden @ 182, he is now 29-0 on the season. Austin Olmscheid @ 170, earned a championship, he is now 24-8 on the season. They earned a pair of second places by: Marvin Stang @ 285, he is now 25-4 and Dustin Schmidt @ 120. Will Mergen @ 126, Javier Solis @ 132 and Owen Meyer @ 152 all earned third place and Logan Kittleson @ 160 and Carter Fish @ 220 both earned fourth place. Rafael Solis @ 138 and Peyton Linn @ 145 both took sixth place.

 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew went 3-0 at the Roseau “Rams” Quadrangular; with big wins over two Section 8AA rivals; Fergus Falls 60-12 and Sauk Centre/Melrose 63-12 and Section 8A Roseau 70-11. Riley Wilson, Evan Koering, Addisuone Harrington, Jake Poehler, Peter Koering, Josh Pettit all went 3-0 and Tim Ryan and Harley Large both went 2-1, Myca Reynolds, David Shepard and Isaac Sample all went 2-0 at the Rams quad. The Road Crew defeated Section 8A rival United North Central 44-25 to close out their regular season. They have built a very good 18-12 dual mark during the regular season.

 

MORRIS AREA TIGERS

The Tigers dropped a pair duals at the Minneota “Viking” triangular; they lost to No. 8A Minneota 58-15 and to Section 3AA rival Marshall 57-18. Davin Rose and Gage Wevley both went 2-0 at the Viking triangular. The Tigers closed out their dual meet portion of their regular season, they dropped one to Class A rival Border West 37-33. The Tigers earned fifth place with ten place winners at their Morris Area “Dr. Busian Tiger” Invitational. Brady Cardwell won their lone championship and Gage Wevley, Ethan Lebrija and Gideon Joos all earned second place. Dalton Rose and Davin Rose both earned third place, Ben Travis and Tristan Raths both earned fourth place and Colton Wohlers and Christian Dodds both took sixth place.

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV/MONTEVIDEO UNITED

The United defeated Section 3AA rivals Worthington 40-33 and they dropped a dual to No. 8A Minneota 42-24. Trevin Johnson, Peyton Mortenson, Tanner Johnson and Sam Henridkson all went 2-0 at the triangular. The United closed out their regular season, as they were defeated by Section 3AA rival Marshall 55-19.

 

CLASS AAA TEAMS

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated a pair of former Section 7AAA rivals; No. 10AAA St. Francis 42-21 and to No. 11AAA Cambridge-Isanti 46-22. The Knights have built a very good 21-4 dual meet record over the regular season. The Knights earned third place at the Mississippi 8 Junior Varsity Conference tournament. All fourteen placed for the Knights, as they won five championships by: Jimmy Heil, Cole Becker, Boden Sperr, Layton Peppin and Kaden Amundson. Sean Kennedy, Ben Kloss, CP Johnson and Gage Mertis all earned second place. Alex Fernandez, Harrison Wright and Toby Dehn all earned third place, Aaron Phillips earned fourth place and Trevor Reedy earned fifth place. Some people thought the Knights might have a down year. Not true, in fact the next few years should be very promising for the Knights.

 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals defeated two Section 8AAA rivals at the Alexandria “Cardinal” triangular; they defeated AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls 60-11 and Alexandria 70-6. Caden Carlson, Harley Anez, Israel Navarro, Josh Miley, Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Ethan Roux, Lincoln Shinn, Josiah Swanson, Andrew Reigstad and Charlie Farhat all went 2-0 at the Alexandria triangular. They closed out their regular season with a big win over Central Lakes Conference foe Fergus Falls 75-6.

 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUE JACKETS

The Bluejackets split a pair of Mississippi 8 Conference duals; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Big Lake 37-24 and they dropped one to No. 4AAA Saint Michael-Albertville 46-22 to close out the regular season. The Bluejackets did built a fine 22-4 dual meet record during the regular season. The Bluejackets had a very impressive Mississippi 8 Junior Varsity Conference tournament performance. They earned 265 points with twelve place winners, including four championships by: Reece Valland, Dalton Ball, Nathan Jorgensen and Aiden Brown and one second place by Eason Johnson. They earned four third places by: Logan Lindquist, Gavin Hajek, Nick Koukal and Devan Jones. Jacob McCabe and Matt Simonson both earned fifth place and Payton Doty took sixth place. The Bluejackets will continue to have very good teams in the upcoming years.

 

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers closed out their regular season with a pair of triangulars; they split duals at the Moorhead “Spuds” triangular; they defeated Section 8AAA rival Moorhead 52-15 and they dropped on to Section 8AAA and Lean and Mean Bemidji 39-29. Alex Kern, Dallas Hooper, Austin Benner and Isaiah Green all went 2-0 at the Moorhead triangular. The Tigers defeated two Section 8AAA rivals at the Rocori “Spartans” triangular. They defeated Rocori 60-15 and Alexandria 54-15. Alex Kern, Luka Rajkic, Dallas Hooper, Jayden Sundstrom, Austin Brenner, Graham Nistler, Isaiah Green and Aaron Voigt all went 2-0 at the Rocori Triangular.

 

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks defeated Section 8AAA rival Brainerd 51-16 and at the Moorhead “Spud” Triangular they defeated a pair of Section 8AAA rivals; AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech 39-29 and Moorhead 55-17. Seth Newby, Bryce Golden, Jon Solum, Nate Golden, Chance Hindrichs and Kaleb Beam all went 2-0 at the Spuds Triangular. The Lumberjacks defeated two more foes at the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton “Rebels” triangular; they defeated yet another Section 8AAA rival Little Falls 51-16 and Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton a former Section 8AA rival 37-23. Kaleb Beam, Alan Wuori, Peter Moen and Hunter Schoenborn all went 2-0 at the Rebels triangular, as they did used several different wrestlers. The Lumberjacks have build a very respectful 19-9 dual meet record, as they have traveled all over the state to wrestled good competition. They are finally getting some state wide recognition.

 

SAINT FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference and No. 4AAA rival Saint Michael-Albertville 42-21. The Fighting Saints closed out their regular season with a tournament championship, they earned eleven place winners and 218.5 points. They won the Morris Area “Dr. Busian” Invitational with seven championships by: Grant Woodruff, Tanner Kunshier, Zach Bonte, Mitchel Wilson, Cole Kirpach, Kyle Lindefeiser and Nick Pierce. Luke Lipinski earned second place, TJ Houghlund and Joey Lipinski both earned third place and Nick Gerlach earned fourth place. It is apparent that the Fighting Saints should have some very good teams coming in the next few years, not only did their varsity win a varsity tournament, but the same day their Junior Varsity earned second place at the Mississippi 8 Junior Varsity Conference tournament. They won six championships; Calvin Grise, Andrew Hoglund, Tyler Gross, Walker Lane, Tate Skogquist and Stephen Petersen. Preston Lane earned second place, Ryan Grise earned third place, Tate Bodenburg earned fourth place and Tony Gerlach took sixth place.

 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers split duals at the Alexandria “Cardinal” triangular; they defeated Section 8AAA rival Alexandria 47-29 and they dropped a dual to Section 8AAA No. 5AAA ranked Willmar 60-11. Simon Bryce and Tony Winkelman both went 2-0 at the Cardinal triangular. The Flyers defeated Granite Ridge Conference rival Milaca 53-21 and Class A rival Aitkin 47-27. They dropped a pair of duals at the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton “Rebels” triangular; they lost to Section 8AAA Lean and Mean Bemidji 51-16 and to Section 8AA Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 50-28. Dakota Kern, Gabe Nagel and Simon Bryce all went 2-0 at the Rebel triangular.

 

SARTELL SABRES

The Sabres defeated Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rival Rocori 49-24 and they dropped one to Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rival Brainerd 40-26. The Sabres went 2-2 at the Cretin Durham Hall “Sargent Michael Carlson Memorial” Duals. They defeated Section 4AA foe Fridley 44-31 and Section 6AAA foe Eden Prairie 40-34. They dropped duals to Section 4AAA Stillwater 61-15 and Section 4AA and No. 11AA Totino Grace 58-10. Dylan Enriquez went 4-0 and Cole Fibranz went 3-1. Special Note: Cole Fibranz 11th Grade 220 Pounds Won His 100th Career Match.

 

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM

The Storm closed out their regular season with five dual meet wins; they defeated Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rival Rocori 49-24. They defeated three Class A foes at the Holdingford “Huskers” quadrangular; Holdingford 48-23, Section 4A foes St. Agnes 51-18 and Spectrum 60-21. Peyton Olson, Andrew Wollak, Jared Spohn, Zac Spohn, Andrew Syvertson and Gage Donovan all went 3-0; Jacob Krueger went 2-1 and Ben Konz went 2-0 at the Husker triangular. They closed out the regular season, they defeated Section 7A foe Crosby-Ironton 40-38.

 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rival Sartell/St. Stephen 40-26. They dropped a dual to Section 8AAA rival and Lean and Mean Bemidji 51-16.

 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rival Princeton 59-15. The Bison closed out their regular season with a very good tournament performance, they earned thirteen place winners for 199 points. They earned second place at the Mound-Westonka “Leopold-Haglund” Invitational with three championships by: Ryan Scherber, Ben Ruhr and Riley Habisch. Jacob Scherber, Owen Herbst and John Dahlheimer all earned second place and Caleb Drews earned third place. Tom Samson, Joshua Anderson and Seamus Filkins all earned fourth place and Taavi Larson, Anthony Urbanski and Hunter Henricks all earned fifth place.

 

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS

The Cardinals dropped a pair of Section 8AAA duals at their triangular; they were defeated by Little Falls 47-24 and to Central Lakes Conference No. 5AAA ranked Willmar 70-6, Adam Kremer went 2-0 at the Cardinals triangular. The Cardinals dropped a pair of duals at the Rocori “Spartans” Triangular to two Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rivals; St. Cloud Tech 54-15 and to Rocori 33-32. Ryan Borris and Jeris Lemm both went 2-0 at the Rocori triangular.

 

ELK RIVER ELKS

The Elks dropped a dual to Section 7AAA rival Coon Rapids 38-29. They split duals at their triangular; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 36-35 and they dropped on to No. 11AA Totino Grace 40-26. No Individual results available at this time for the Elks triangular. The Elks won two duals at the Blaine “Bengal” Duals; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Hutchinson 38-32 and AA Milaca 57-15. Colton Pool, Tyler Benson, Brandon Kidd, Logan Eckhaus, Stoyan Slavkov and Lafayette Bode all went 2-0 at the Blaine event.

 

ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rival North Branch 70-3. The Royals went 1-2 Robbinsdale Armstrong “Falcon” Duals; they defeated Mahtomedi 43-21. They dropped duals to AA Lean and Mean South St. Paul 45-27 and AAA Faribault 45-16. Wil Yasseri and Bret Wilson both went 3-0, Tom Anderson went 2-0 and Jake Born, Jon Krumsieg and Sam Essendrup all went 2-1 at the Falcon Duals. The Royals went 3-0 at the Robbinsdale Armstrong “Falcon” quadrangular; they defeated Robbinsdale Armstrong 73-0, Park Center 66-6 and Eden Prairie 37-29. Sam Essendrup, Bret Wilson, Anthony Lenz, Jake Born, Evan Braesch and Donovan Skawiniak all went 3-0; Kameron Krist, Wil Yasseri, Nolan Erickson and Gavin Eicher all went 2-1 and Tommy Anderson went 2-0 at the Falcon quadrangular.

 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds defeated Class A rival Barnesville 39-30 and at the Spuds triangular; they dropped duals to Section 8AAA rivals Bemidji 55-17 and St. Cloud Tech 52-15. Riley Schock was the lone Spud to go 2-0 at their triangular.

 

 

 

 

Roger Mischke
The Mat Rat
Guillotine Writer (25 Years)
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Central Minnesota Mat Rats End Of January Report (25th Annual) by Roger Mischke

 

Central Minnesota Mat Rats End Of 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 results@theguillotine.com/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 AA TEAMS

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons defeated two Class A foes at the Aitkin “Gobblers” Triangular; they defeated Section 7A Aitkin 54-12 and Section 6A Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 68-3. Nathan Garceau, Logan Thorsten, Cameron Kowitz, John Dierkes, Mitch Rothfork, Connor Thorsten and Saylor Schmit all went 2-0 at the Gobbler triangular. The Falcons defeated two AA rivals at their triangular. They defeated their Granite Ridge Conference and Section 7AA rivals Milaca 67-0 and AA Lean and Mean Watertown-Mayer 45-22. Quick note Watertown-Mayer just defeated the No. 6AA team Hutchinson in a close dual. Nathan Garceau, Logan Thorsten, Cameron Kowitz, John Dierkes, Mitch Rothfork, Connor Thorsten, Max Lefebvre, Saylor Schmit and Mitch Trigg all went 2-0 at the triangular. The Falcons freshman team won the MNGWL Region 7 tournament with 259.5 points. They qualified nine wrestlers to the championship round. They won six championships by: Elijah Novak @ 285, he is 10-1, Jack Wolfe @ 160, he is 11-1, Michael Moulzolf @ 132, he is 10-1, Logan Thorsten @ 120, he is 14-10, Joe Javonovich @ 145, he is 8-2. Levi Jacobson @ 100, 19-11 and Evan Milejczak @ 94, 6-2 both earned second place.

 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals split duals at the Foley “Falcons” Triangular; they defeated Section 7AA foe Milaca 63-12 and they dropped a dual to the No. 5AA Foley 45-22. Austin Gabbert, Carter Entinger, Jordon Peterson, Zach Neaton and Nick Nolan all went 2-0 at the Falcon triangular. The Royals earned third place at the Hutchinson “Tigers” Invitational with 133 points and twelve place winners. They won one championship by: Nick Nolan and they earned three second places; Austin Gabbert, Jordan Peterson and Lukas Gilbert. Carter Entinger, Zac Neaton and Dylan Matter all earned third place. They had five that earned fifth places; Jackson Meyer, Hunter Stein, Tanner Burmeister, Will Elskamp and Alex Pearce. The Royals defeated Wright County Conference, Section 2AA and No. 6AA ranked rivals Hutchinson 33-30. They dropped a very close dual to Wright County Conference, Section 2AA and No. 7AA ranked Delano 26-25.

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Dragons defeated two foes at the Pequot Lakes/Pine River/Backus “Road Crews” Triangular. They defeated AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls 60-11 and the Road Crew 54-12. Eddie Simes, Arayn Payne, Jerry Simes, Ezra Kaping, Afton Kaping, Andrew Loch, Logan Nelson, Sam Mohr and Kal Jackman were all 2-0 at the Road Crew triangular. The Dragons defeated AAA Buffalo from Section 5AAA 36-24. They split duals at the Melrose triangular; they lost to No. 4AA Perham 45-25 and SCM 67-6. Jerry Simes, Ezra Kaping, Afton Kaping, Bryce Penk, Logan Nelson and Chase Liestman all went 2-0 at the SCM triangular. Kal Jackman won their lone championship and four second places were earned by: Jerry Simes, Erzra Kaping, Afton Kaping, and Logan Nelson. Andrew Loch earned third place and Eddie Simes earned fifth place. Special congratulations goes out to the brothers Ezra and Afton Kaping, they both won their 100th Career Matches.

 

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lightning had six place winners at the Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Laker” Invitational for 130 points. They earned fourth place in the field of sixteen teams, behind AAA Alexandria, AA Dassel-Cokato and A Royalton/Upsala. The Lightning won four championships by: Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Mitch Bergstrom and Reed Rasset. Walker Weege and Cuyler Helwig both earned second place. The Lightning defeated Section 7AA foe Milaca 47-19. The Lightning had a very good tournament performance, with twelve place winners. They earned second place with 132 points at the Rochester Century “Panther” Invitational. They did advance six to the finals, with three winning championships, Quinn Youngs, Mitch Bergstrom and Reed Rasset and Logan Arnold, Jack Klug and Daniel Luna all earned second place. Josh Lanctot, Hunter Manka and Zach Schmidt all earned third place and Cuyler Helwig and Carson Cooper both earned fourth place.

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers won two Central Minnesota Conference duals at the HLWW “Lakers” triangular. They defeated No. 9A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 30-29 and HLWW 67-9. Brandon Funk, Brandon Tomala, Reese Kapsner, Jalen Jansen, Luke Girtz and Carson Huls all went 2-0 at the HLWW triangular. The Pioneers defeated two former Section 7A rivals at the Aitkin triangular. They defeated Class A Lean and Mean Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 48-13 and Aitkin 49-14. Sebastian Warzecha, Austin Radunz, Jake Andres, Reese Kapsner, Jalen Jansen, Trevor Radunz, Brandon Funk, Luke Girtz and Austin Dickman all went 2-0 at the Aitkin triangular. The Pioneers went 3-1 at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejackets” duals; with big wins over AAA foes Blaine 55-16, Moorhead 52-18 and Rocori 63-15. They did drop a dual to No. 7AAA Forest Lake 42-18. Jake Andres, Reese Kapsner, Carson Huls, Austin Dickman all went 4-0 and Trevor Radunz, Austin Radunz, Brandon Tomala, Jalen Jensen and Luke Girtz all went 3-1 at the CBI duals. The Pioneers split duals at the LPGE/BR “Wolves” duals. They defeated Section 7A Rush City/Braham 68-6 and they dropped a close one to No. 5A West Central Area 33-32, in a match decided at heavyweight.

 

MORA MUSTANGS

The Mustangs went 3-1 at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Duals; they defeated three AAA foes; Moorhead 53-21, Rocori 42-25 and Blaine 37-28. They dropped a dual to No. 7AAA Forest Lake 62-6. Ryan Nosbush went 4-0, Austin Voss and Hunter Fredrickson went 3-1 and Conner Gmahl went 2-1 at the CBI duals. The Mustangs defeated their Granite Ridge Conference and AAA Little Falls 46-30.

 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets defeated Mississippi 8 Conference and Section 6AA rivals Monticello 61-3. They earned fifth place at the Hutchinson “Tigers” Invitational with ten place winners for 98 points. They earned a pair of second places by: Joe Morris and Ben Beckers and four third places by: Jackson Gardner, Ryan Helgoe, Ben Morris and Cade Sixberry. One fourth place by; Steven Lloyd, Josh Ginther earned fifth place and both Dylan Krebs and Connor Gess took sixth place. The Hornets earned third place with 151 points and eleven place winners at the Mississippi 8 Conference tournament. Ben Morris won their lone championship and Joe Morris earned second place. The Hornets earned six third places by: Jackson Gardner, Ben Beckers, Steven Lloyd, Dylan Krebs, Cade Sixberry and Rocco Visci. Ryan Helgoe earned fourth place and Lane Christensen and Wil Gomez both took sixth place.

 

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs earned fourth place at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcats” Invitational with 89 points and eleven place winners. The Bulldogs earned two second places by Nick Radunz and Connor Eickhoff and three third places by: Jacob Bernie, Alex Berglund and Nick Goth. Logan Jurek, Braeden Beutz, Alex Lumley and Lincoln Carlson all earned fourth place and Jake Andres and Blake Paulson both earned fifth place. They split duals at their home triangular; with a win over Section 5A Paynesville 53-21 and they dropped a close one to Rocori 31-27. Adam Jurek, Lukas Paulson, Kylen Rish and Nick Radunz all went 2-0 at the triangular. The Bulldogs earned seventh place at the South St. Paul “Pete Veldman” Invitational with 93 points and five place winners. Four third places were earned by: Lukas Paulson, Jacob Berning, Logan Jurek and Nick Radunz and Ethan Anderson earned fifth place.

 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew split duals at their triangular, they defeated Iron Range rivals Hibbing 42-28 and they dropped a dual to AAA Lean and Mean Bemidji 56-10. Addisuone Harrington, Harley Large and Peter Koering all went 2-0 at the triangular. The Road Crew dropped a pair of duals at their home triangular to No. 8AA Litchfield 54-12 and to AAA Lean and Mean Little Falls 41-33. Peter Koering was their lone wrestler that went 2-0 at their home triangular. The Road Crew had a good tournament performance with twelve place winners for 155 points to earn third place at the Lake Park “Terry Teiken” Invitational. Peter Koering won their lone championship and earning second places were; John Urseth, Addisuone Harrington and Josh Pettit. Harley Large, Mayca Reynolds and Jake Poehler all earned third place and Tim Ryan earned fourth place. Austin Staricha and Keenan Dahl both earned fifth place and Owen Carlson and Evan Koering both took sixth place. The Road Crew went 4-1 at the Mid-State Duals; with wins over Aitkin 36-31, Section 8AA foe Park Rapids 48-30, Section 7A Crosby-Ironton 56-15 and Section 6A rivals Staples-Motley 35-34 on criteria. They dropped a dual to Section 8AA Lean and Mean Detroit Lakes 59-12. Riley Wilson went 5-0 and Josh Pettit went 4-0 at the Mid-State duals.

PRINCETON TIGERS

The Tigers dropped a dual to Section 7AA rivals Milaca 39-32 and to No. 10AAA Mississippi 8 Conference foe St. Francis 48-22. The Tigers took ninth place at the St. Croix Falls tournament with 76 points. Landen Parent and Zach Wells both won championships, Kaleb Adkins earned fifth place and Justin Zahner took seventh place. The Tigers earned seventh place with 93 points and eight place winners; including one championship by Landen Parent. Colton Hellman earned second place, Justin Zahner, Zack Wells and Josh Fuller all earned fourth place. Kaleb Adkins earned fifth place and both Avery Joregerson and Jacob Chase took sixth place.

 

DASSEL COKATO CHARGERS

The Chargers had a good team performance with ten place winners for 149 points to earned second place at the HLWW “Lakers” Invitational. They won three championships by: Jacob Schmitz, Prestin Bradley and Noah Halonen. Jude Link, Will O’Brien and Christian Johnson all earned third place and Ben Zobel and Payton Duske both earned fourth place. Beau Nelson earned fifth place and Kaden Schmidt took sixth place. The Chargers won two duals at the St. Cloud Apollo Eagles” triangular. They defeated Section 6AA foe St. Cloud Apollo 66-15 and AAA Brainerd 34-32. Noah Halonen, Christian Johnson, Beau Nelson and Jacob Schmitz all went 2-0 at the Apollo triangular. They defeated Wright County Conference rivals Glencoe/Silver Lake 54-19. The Chargers earned seventh place in the sixteen team field of teams with 89.5 points and six place winners at the Orono “Spartans” Invitational. Prestin Bradley earned second place and Christian Johnson and Jacob Schmitz both earned third place. Noah Halonen earned fourth place, Jude link earned fifth place and Ben Zobel took sixth place.

 

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV/MONTEVIDEO UNITED

The United split duals at the Hutchinson “Tiger” Triangular; they defeated New Ulm 40-39 and they dropped a dual to No. 6AA ranked Hutchinson 43-23. Griffin Johnson, Peyton Mortenson, Austin Schmidt and Sam Henriksen all went 2-0 at the Hutchinson triangular. They lost a pair of duals to Class A rivals; Canby 36-34 and to Wabasso/Red Rock Central 42-16. Griffin Johnson, Trevon Johnson and Peyton Mortenson all went 2-0 at the triangular. The United went 0-3 at the TMB/WWG “Plum Creek” Duals; they dropped duals to Class A rival Adrian 39-30, Sioux Falls, SD 34-28 and to No. 9AA ranked Fairmont/Martin County West 56-18. Peyton Mortenson went 3-0, Seth Hubbard, Quinn Lehmann, Austin Schmitt, Tanner Johnson and Sam Henriksen all went 2-1 at the Plum Creek duals.

 

ALBANY HUSKIES

The Huskies split duals at the LPGE/BR “Wolves” Triangular; they lost to No. 7A ranked LPGE/BR 54-14 and they defeated former West Central Conference rivals Sauk Centre/Melrose 54-21. Austin Olmscheid, Gabe Zierden and Marvin Stang all went 2-0 at the LPGE/BR triangular. The Huskies had a good tourney performance with ten place winners for 125 points to earn third place at the eleven team event; the New London-Spicer “Wildcat” Invitational. The Huskies won two championships by Gabe Zierden and Marvin Stang and Owen Meyer earned second place. Riley Rakotz earned third place and a trio of fourth places were earned by: Dustin Schmitt, Will Mergen and Javier Solis. Will Blattner earned fifth place and Austin Olmscheid and Carter Fish both took sixth place. The Huskies dropped a dual to Granite Ridge Conference and No. 5AA ranked Foley 61-15. The Huskies went 1-2 at the St. Cloud Apollo “Eagles” triangular; they defeated their Section 6AA foe Apollo 50-12 and they dropped a very close one to former West Central Conference rivals Paynesville 37-33 and to AAA Sauk Rapids/Rice 43-18. Javier Solis, Austin Olmscheid, Marvin Stang and Gabe Zierden all went 3-0 and Dustin Schmitt, Tate Hoffarth and Owen Meyer all went 2-1 at the Apollo Triangular.

MORRIS AREA TIGERS

The Tigers split duals; they defeated Sauk Centre/Melrose 40-23 and they dropped one to No. 8A Ottertail Central 57-10. Gage Wevley was the lone Tiger to go 2-0 in this event. The Tigers went 1-2 at the TMB/WWG “Plum Creek” Duals; they defeated New Ulm 34-29 and they dropped duals to No. 4A TMB/WWG 50-22 and to No. 9AA Fairmont/Martin County West 66-12. Brady Cardwell and Gage Wevley were both 3-0 and Ethan Lebrija went 2-1 at the Plum Creek Duals.

 

MILACA WOLVES

The Wolves defeated their Section 7AA rivals Princeton 39-32. The Wolves had three place winners at the East Ridge Ruckus a sixteen team event. Jon Hall earned second place, Craig Santema earned fifth place and Ian Hanson took sixth place. They dropped a pair of duals at the Foley “Falcons” Triangular; to No. 5AA Foley 67-0 and to AA Lean and Mean Watertown-Mayer 63-12. They dropped a dual to AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 47-19.

 

CLASS A TEAMS

WEST CENTRAL AREA KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated two Section 6A foes at their Knights triangular; Wadena-Deer Creek 74-3 and Breckenridge 59-16. Anthony Sykora, Reuben Swanson, Kaleb Getz, Chris Onstad, Hunter Hanson, Kade Spindler and Mason Nibbe all went 2-0 at their triangular. The Knights defeated 12A Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 37-25 and Section 3A foe Pipestone Area 51-22. Reuben Swanson, Kaden Spindler, Levi Larkin, Wyatt Olson, Mason Nibbe and Devin Stone all went 2-0 at the KMS Duals. The Knights defeated two Section 6A rivals at the BHV/PP triangular; Barnesville 60-13 and BHV/PP 45-27. Anthony Sykora, Kaleb Getz, Chris Onstad, Kaden Spindler, Levi Larkin, Wyatt Olson and Mason Nibbe all went 2-0 at the BHV/PP triangular. The Knights defeated AA Lean and Mean Pierz 33-32 and No. 3A Minneota 36-28 at the LPGE/BR “Wolves” Duals. Kaleb Getz, Kaden Spindler and Levi Larkin all went 2-0 at the LPGE/BR duals.

 

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves defeated a pair of AA teams at their triangular; Albany 54-14 and Sauk Centre/Melrose 65-9. Carter Meiners, Justin Crandall, Landon Gode, Mason Gode, Nye Becker, Riley Thom, Austin Carr, Dalton Butler and Hans Holmquist all went 2-0 at the Wolves triangular. The Wolves went 2-1 at the Fergus Falls “Otters” quadrangular; they defeated No. 8A Ottertail Central 42-12 and AA Fergus Falls 65-12. Mason Gode, Riley Thom and Carter Meiners all went 3-0, Justin Crandall and Levi Line went 2-0 and Thomas Pesta, Caleb Pesta and Keegan Cavallero all went 2-1 at the Otters quadrangular. The Wolves defeated a pair of class A foes at the KMS duals. They beat No. 12A KMS 34-28 and Pipestone Area 51-22. Carter Meiners, Dalton Butler and Hans Holmquist all went 2-0 at the KMS duals. The Wolves had a great night of wrestling; as they defeated three foes at their Wolves Duals. They defeated No. 9A Section 5A rivals Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 46-15, No. 3A Minneota 47-16 and Section 7A foe Rush City/Braham 73-0. Hans Holmquist, Justin Crandall, Mason Gode, Tom Pesta, Dalton Butler and Levi Line all went 3-0; Landon Gode, Austin Carr, Keegan Cavallero went 2-1; Carter Meiners and Devin Lange both went 2-0 at the Wolves duals.

 

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated two Park Region Conference rivals; New York Mills 49-18 and Osakis 51-10. The Bulldogs defeated two foes at the Morris Area “Tigers” triangular, Morris Area 56-10 and Sauk Centre/Melrose 66-8. The Bulldogs had a great team performance, despite missing several starters to win the sixteen team event with 162 points. They topped the field at the Thief River Falls “Us, Army, MN National Guard Prowler” Invitational with eleven place winners. Nate Hart was their lone champion and Marc Hendricks and Brien Poser both earned second place. RJ Ehlert and Jace Leabo both earned third place, Zane Swanson, Alex Erlandson and Hayden Hart all earned fourth place. Wyatt Thorson earned fifth place and Hunter Doll took sixth place. The Bulldogs went 1-2 at the Fergus Falls “Otters” Quadrangular; they defeated Fergus Falls 76-6. They dropped duals to AA Lean and Mean Detroit Lakes 42-19 and to No. 7A LPGE/BR 42-12. Marc Hendricks and Nate Hart went 3-0; Ben Naddy, Nic Gardin and Wyatt Thorson all went 2-0 at the Otters quadrangular.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jagaurs split duals at the HLWW “Lakers” triangular; they beat HLWW 52-24 and they dropped a close on to Pierz 30-29. Canon Swanson, Dylan T. Kampson and Tyler Bents all went 2-0 at the Laker triangular. The Jaguars had a very good team performance with 177.5 points and twelve place winners to earn the championship at the New London-Spicer “Wildcat” Invitational. The Jaguars won four championships by: Isaiah Gilbert, Adam Jaeger, Tyler Bents and Canon Swanson. Trevor Kern and Blaine Fischer both earned second place and Tyler Jensen earned third place. Seth Roering and Taiton Linder both earned fourth place, Dylan T. Kampsen earned fifth place and Mark Jenniges took sixth place. The Jaguars defeated two foes at the Eden Valley-Watkins “Eagles” triangular; Eden Valley-Watkins 67-9 and Osakis 49-21. Walker Bents, Trevor Kern, Blaine Fischer, Seth Roering, Canon Swanson, Joe Thompson and Adam Jaeger all went 2-0 at the Eagles triangular. The Jaguars went 2-1 at the LPGE/BR “Wolves” Duals; they defeated No. 3A Minneota 40-31 and Section 7A foe Rush City/Braham 70-12. They dropped a dual to Section 5A No. 7A LPGE/BR 46-15. Adam Jaeger, Canon Swanson and Tyler Bents were all 3-0; Isaiah Gilbert, Blaine Fischer, Dylan Kampsen, Trevor Kern and Seth Roering all went 2-1 at the LPGE/BR duals.

AWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons went 2-1 at the BOLD “Warriors” quadrangular; They defeated Section 4A rival A Lean and Mean Sibley East 34-29 and BOLD 55-9. They were defeated by No. 4A TMB/WWG 44-18. Skye Powers went 3-0; Kelvin Ponce-Androde, Hayden Straumann, Cullen Lewis, CJ Toedter and Tanner Berghuis all went 2-1 and Ramzee Molinaro went 2-0 at the BOLD quad. The Falcons defeated Section 5A Paynesville 44-24 and in the West Central Conference duals; they defeated Minnewaska 34-24, Morris Area 46-18 and Benson 54-15. Ramzee Molinaro, Hayden Straumann and Skye Powers were all 3-0; Kelvin Ponce-Androde, Jake Mortensen, Levi Lund, Cullen Lewis, CJ Toedter and Tanner Berghuis were all 2-1 and Johnathon Behm went 2-0 at the WCC duals. The Falcons Freshman team had a very good state dual meet tournament; where they earned second place. They defeated Rogers 57-12, Detroit Lakes 37-27, Hastings 49-24 and in the semifinals they defeated Coon Rapids 39-34. They dropped the championship dual to Saint Michael-Albertville 37-31, in a dual that was decided at heavyweight. The Ninth grade Region 7 Individual tournament was also a very successful showing for the Falcons. Their earned second place with 176 points and eight place winners, they won four championships by: Brady Holien, Mason Strudemann, Zac Bagley and Logan Sherwood and Travis Lawrer earned second place. Cole Holien, Logan Straumann and Mason Hiltner all earned third place.

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints went 1-2 at their dual tournament; they defeated Pipestone Area 49-30. They dropped duals to No. 5A West Central Area 37-25 and to No. 7A LPGE/BR 34-28. Will Magaard, Jonathan Tostenson, Caleb Carlson, and Dylan Rudningen all went 3-0 and Coy Gunderson, Ryan Torkelson and Marc Collins all went 2-1 at their tournament. The Fighting Saints had a good tournament performance with 140.5 points and thirteen place winners to earn third place at the Alexandria “Big Ole” Invitational. Five championships were won by: Will Magaard, Jared Carlson, Jonathan Tostenson, Caleb Collins and Ryan Torkelson. Aiden Miller earned third place Chase Magaard, Coy Gunderson, Dylan Rudningen and Richard Jones all earned fourth place. Micheal Doubek and Marc Collins both earned fifth place and Luke Hoefer took sixth place.

 

MINNEWASKA LAKERS

The Lakers defeated Section 5A rivals Benson 61-18. They defeated a pair of section 5A foes at the BOLD “Warrior” triangular; BOLD 45-25 and Ortonville 55-21. Easton McCrory, Jackson Stadsvold, Max Rieckman, Mason Blair, Grant Hendren, Tyson Meyer and Tyler Vanluik all went 2-0 at the BOLD triangular. The Lakers went 2-1 at the West Central Conference duals; with big wins over BOLD 45-25 and Sauk Centre/Melrose 60-30. They dropped a close on to Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 34-24. Mason Blair, Tyson Meyer and Tyler Vanluik all went 3-0; Easton McCrory went 2-0; Jackson Stadsvold, Max Reichmann, Ryan Vanluik, Grant Hendren and Jakob Swalla all went 2-1 at the WCC duals.

 

NEW YORK MILL EAGLES

The Eagles dropped a dual To Park Region Conference and Section 6A; No. 8A Ottertail Central 49-18. The Eagles earned second place at the New London-Spicer “Wildcats” Invitational with 136 points and ten place winners. Jake Erckenbrack won their lone championship and Matt Frost and Carter Haman both earned second place. Gabe Geiser earned third place and Dane Niemi, Logan Small earned fourth place. Bren Salo, Charlie Fox, Dylan Fischer and Brandon Wirre all earned fifth place. The Eagles defeated Park Region Conference rivals United North Central 48-21.

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals went 2-1 at the their “Don Dravis” Duals with big wins over Crosby-Ironton 73-6 and Aitkin 36-25. They dropped a dual to No. 2A Frazee 51-16. Payton Bjerga, Spencer Miller, Owen Bjerga and Dalton Holmberg went 3-0 and Kyle Serich went 2-1 at the Dravis duals. The Cardinals went 2-3 at the Mid-State Conference duals with big wins over Aitkin 49-12 and Crosby-Ironton 69-9. They dropped duals to AA Lean and Mean Detroit Lakes 55-15, Park Rapids 42-33 and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 36-35 on criteria. Brayden Christensen, Spencer Miller, Owen Bjerga and Braden Tyrel all went 5-0; Jonathan Lisson went 4-1 and Connor Dobson and Kyle Serich went 3-2 at the Mid-State Conference duals.

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

They Royals split a pair of duals with Section 7A foes at the Aitkin triangular; they were defeated by No. 12A Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 38-33 and they defeated Mille Lacs 45-24. Will Gorecki, Jacob Leibold, Jackson Held, Lyle Zimmerman and Jason Kasella were all 2-0 at the Aitkin triangular. The Royals had a good team performance with eleven place winners, for 142.5 points to earned third place at the fifteen team event at the Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Laker” Invitational. Jason Kasella, Jackson Held and Jacob Liebold won championships. Damien Theisen and Marshall Meehl both earned second place, Gabe Gorecki earn third place and Wyatt Lahr earned fourth place. Brady Conrad and Aaron Block earned fifth place. Will Gorecki and Mason Novitzki took sixth place. The Royals finished just 6.5 points back of AA Dassel Cokato and 12.5 behind the champion Alexandria. The Royals were short one of their key starters at the Aitkin dual and three starters from their lineup at the Howard Lake event. The Royals had a good week; as they defeated two Park Region Conference rivals at the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/PP triangular. They defeated Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/PP 38-33 in a very exciting finish. Jason Kasella No. 2A ranked @ 220 went up to wrestled the No. 3A ranked 285 and he won 10-8 in OT. A big match was at 113; where Sam Coztanso was actually defeated, but only by a regular decision by a highly state ranked wrestler. They defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 69-9 to give them their second conference win of the night. Will Gorecki, Jacob Leibold, Gabe Gorecki, Damion Theisen, Jackson Held, Marshall Meehl, Aaron Block and Jason Kasella all went 2-0 at the BHV/PP triangular.

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs were defeated by No.10A Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 44-24. The Bulldogs had a good tournament performance with twelve place winners for 183 points to earn second place at the North Branch “Vikings” Invitational. They won three championships by: Daltin Christinsen, Shawn Rue and Stephen Peichel. Grant Ludwig and Jerod Veldkamp both earned second place and four third places were earned by: Craig Schmitz, Julian Chavez, Weston Roberg and Taylor Veldkamp. Lucas Holtz earned fourth place, Riley Messner earned fifth place and Brett Mages took sixth place. The Bulldogs went 1-2 at the St. Cloud Apollo “Eagles” quadrangular. They defeated St. Cloud Apollo 46-30 and they dropped a close dual to former West Central Conference rivals Albany 37-33 and to AAA Sauk Rapids/Rice 42-33. Craig Schmitz, Shawn Rue and Daltin Christinsen, Weston Roberg and Taylor Veldkamp all went 3-0 and Shawn Pinske went 2-1 at the Apollo quadrangular.

 

AITKIN GOBBLERS

The Gobblers split duals at the home triangular; they defeated Section 6A BHV/PP 45-18 and they were defeated by No. 5AA Foley 54-12. Luke Pelarski was the lone wrestler to go 2-0 at their triangular. The Gobblers were defeated in two duals at the Pierz “Pioneers” Triangular; to AA Lean and Mean Pierz 49-14 and to Section 7A rivals Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 40-24. Carson Kulhem, Luke Pelarski, Cedric Farnsworth and Andrew Eklund all went 2-0 at the Pierz triangular. The Gobblers defeated two section 7A foes at the Mille Lacs “Raiders” Triangular. Royalton/Upsala 38-33 and Mille Lacs 41-27. Carson Kullhem, Jack Gravelle, Luke Pelarski, Carter Endrizzi, Steven Whitney and Cedric Farnsworth all wen 2-0 at the Mille Lacs triangular. The Gobblers went 1-2 at the Staples-Motley “Don Dravis” Duals with a big win over Crosby-Ironton 68-9. The were defeated by No. 2A Frazee 62-4 and Staples-Motley 36-25. Carson Kullhem and Quinn Miller were both 2-1 and Luke Pelarski went 2-0. The Gobblers defeated Section 7A rival Deer River 51-18 and Great River Conference rival Cloquet 52-25 at the Deer River “Warriors” Triangular. Carson Kullhem, Luke Pelarski, Carter Endrizzi, Quinn Miller, Cedric Farnsworth, Steven Whitney, Craig Ashton and Andrew Eklund all went 2-0 at the Warrior triangular. The Gobblers went just 1-4 in the Mid-State Conference duals; they defeated Crosby-Ironton 52-14 and in good duals lost to Park Rapids 43-30 and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 48-30 and to AA Lean and Mean Detroit Lakes 58-15 and to Staples-Motley 49-12. Jack Gravelle, Tyler Spolarich and Quinn Miller all went 4-1; Carson Kullham and Cedrick Farnsworth all went 3-2 at the Mid-State Duals.

 

 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated Section 8A foe Mahnomen-Waubun 52-30. They defeated Section 7A rivals Walker-Hackensack-Ackley-Nevis 42-27. They dropped a dual to Park Region Conference rivals New York Mills 48-21.

 

 

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PP

The Coop dropped a pair of duals at the Aitkin “Gobblers” triangular; they lost to No. 5AA Foley 60-3 and to Aitkin 45-18. Holt Truax was the lone wrestler that went 2-0 in the Gobbler triangular. They defeated three teams at the Red Lake County Central Quadrangular; they defeated AA Park Rapids 52-30, Section 8A Roseau 48-36 and Red Lake County Central 84-0. Deagan Captain, Quinn Kern, Devin Dean, Holtz Truax and Craig Orlando all went 3-0; Reese Thompson, Jason Koehn, Trevor Arcenau, Gideon Ervasti, Carter Rokes and Tyler Eggert all went 2-1 at the RLCC Quadrangular. They earned 91.5 points to take ninth place at the Thief River Falls “Army/National Guard Prowler” Invitational. They won two championships by Holt Truax and Craig Orlando and Deagan Captain earned fourth place. Quinn Kern, Trevor Arceneau and Devin Dean all earned fifth place and Aiden Larson took sixth place. They split duals at their Panther triangular; they defeated Section 6A rival Wadena-Deer Creek 60-21 and they dropped a dual to Park Region Conference rivals Royalton/Upsala 38-33. Quinn Kern, Trevor Arceneau, Devin Dean and Holt Truax all went 2-0 at their triangular. They split duals at the BHV/PP triangular; they beat Seciton 6A rivals Barnesville 56-21 and they were defeated by No. 5A West Central Area 45-27. Quinn Kern, Devin Dean, Gideon Ervasti, Holt Truax and Craig Orlando all went 2-0 at the triangular.

 

KIMBALL AREA CUBS

The Cubs had a good tourney performance with 113 points and nine place winners to earn fourth place at the New London-Spicer “Wildcats” Invitational. Payton Schiefelbein and Ben Zipoy both won championships and Zach Holtz earned second place. Austin Donnay earned third place and Michael Donnay earned fourth place. Zach Schiefelbein and Cody Leither both earned fifth place and Max Nelson and Jacob Zobel both took sixth place. The Cubs defeated Section 4A and Central Minnesota Conference rivals Eden Valley-Watkins 57-18. The Cubs were defeated Section 3AA foes New London-Spicer 40-39.

CLASS AAA TEAMS

ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated Mississippi 8 Conference foe Rogers 65-3. They had a good performance with 219 points and eleven place winners to win the East Ridge “Ruckus” Invitational. They won two championships by: Patrick McGee and Isaiah Minsca and they earned four second places by: Brandon Psyk, Wyatt Lidberg, Gabe Anderson and Nolan Schmitz. Nathan Nygaard earned third place and Dylan Hanson, Carl Leuer and Allen Winters all earned fourth place and Cole Jann took sixth place. The Knights had an impressive team performance with 239 points and thirteen place winners to win the Mississippi 8 Conference championship. They earned five championships by: Brandon Psyk, Nathan Nygaard, Patrick McGee, Gabe Anderson and Cole Jenn. Isaia Minsca and Nolan Schmitz both earned second place; Carl Leuer, Dylan Hanson and Wyatt LIdberg all earned third place. Kyle Elkie earned fourth place and Gage Merles and Allen Winters both earned fifth place. The Knights Freshman team had a great tournament; they won the Region title with 269.5 points and eight place winners. They won two championships by: Kaden Amundson and Cole Becker and they earned five second places by: Parker Janssen, Jonny Misna and Max Meilahn. Jimmy Heil earned third place and OP Johnson and Elijah Ernst both earned fourth place.

 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals defeated Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rivals Brainerd 62-10 and Sartell/St. Stephen 67-6. The Cardinals had an impressive team performance with twelve placing in the top three, to win the Hutchinson “Tigers” Invitational with 217 points. The Cardinals earned seven championships by: Caden Carlson, Jack Roehl, Israel Navarro, Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Ethan Roux and Andrew Reigstad. Lincoln Shinn and Charlie Farhat both earned second place and Josh Miley, Grant Deegan and Bryce Erickson all earned third place.

 

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers defeated Central Lakes Conference foes St. Cloud Apollo 78-3 and Sauk Rapids/Rice a Section 8AAA rival 52-20. The Tigers had three bigs wins over Section 8AAA rivals Little Falls 47-18, Section 5AAA Buffalo 46-24 and No. 6A Goodhue 31-25 to earn the championship at the Rogers “Royal Rumble” Duals. Alex Kern, Dallas Hooper, Austin Brenner, Drew Kiffmeyer and Isaiah Green all went 3-0; Taylor Hugg went 2-0 and Cody Brott, Jack Latterell, Luka Rajkic and Graham Nistler all went 2-1 at the Royal Rumble. The Tigers had a very good team performance with ten place winners to earn second place with 184 points at the Orono “Spartans” Invitational. They finished behind the No. 2AAA ranked Anoka and ahead of No. 8AA Litchfield. The Tigers won four championships; by Alex Kern, Austin Brenner, Graham Nistler and Isaiah Green. Jayden Sundstrom earned second place and Dallas Hooper earned third place. Luka Rajkic earned fourth place and Taylor Hugg and Drew Kiffmeyer both earned fifth place. Special note; Alex Kern won his 100th Career match at the Orono “Spartans” Invitational.

 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets went 3-1 with big wins over Rocori 51-10, Sartell/St. Stephen 48-30, Section 7AAA Blaine 46-22 and they dropped a dual to Section 7AAA and No. 7AAA ranked Forest Lake 37-26. The Bluejackets earned second place at their Bluejackets dual invitational. Tate Torgerson, Will Flemister, Jimmy Brown, Martin Puttbrease and Travis Drews all went 4-0 and Ryan Droubie went 3-1. The Bluejackets had a very good team performance with 191 points and twelve place winners to earn second place at the Mississippi 8 Conference tournament. Martin Puttbrese, Jimmy Brown and Will Flemister all earned championships and Nolan Hentges, Tate Torgerson and Mason Friesz all earned second place. Ryan Droubie and Austin Centre both earned third place, Travis Drews and Reed Ellingson both earned fourth place and Jacob Majwid earned fifth place.

 

BEMDIJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks defeated two rivals at their Bemidji “Lumberjack” triangular. They defeated iron range rival Hibbing 45-24 and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 56-10. Jon Solum was the lone wrestler to go 2-0; as they used several of their wrestlers. The Lumberjacks had a big win over the No. 2A ranked Frazee 33-25. The Lumberjacks had a good team performance with 135.5 points and ten place winners to earn third place at the Thief River Falls “Army/National Guard Prowlery” Invitational. Hunter Schoenborn was their lone champion and Jon Solum earned second place. Nate Golden, Alan Wuori and Chance Hinrichs all earned third place and Kaleb Beam earned fourth place. Joe Hudson earned fifth place, Nic Geiger earned sixth place and Bryce Golden and Aidan Helwig took seventh place.

 

ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rivals AA lean and mean Princeton 48-22. The Fighting Saints went 2-1 at the Champlin Park “Rebel” Duals with big wins over AAA Brainerd 41-31 and White Bear Lake 54-21. They dropped a dual to No. 3AAA Shakopee 61-16. Tanner Kunshier, Luke Linpinski and Cole Kirpach all went 3-0; Kyle Lindefelser went 2-0 and Mitchell Wilson and Joe Lipinski went 2-1 at the Champlin Park Duals. The Fighting Saints earned fourth place with 129.5 points at the Mississippi 8 Conference tournament. The Fighting Saints had nine place winners, including two championships by Mitchell Wilson and Cole Kirpach. Luke Lipinski Joe Lipinski and Tanner Kunshier all earned second place. Zach Bonte earned fourth place, Josh Martin, Mike Wasche and TJ Houglund all earned fifth place.

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers were defeated by No. 8AA Litchfield 60-11 and they defeated Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 41-33 at the PL/PRB triangular. Gabe Nagel and Simon Bryce were the lone Flyers that went 2-0. The Flyers went 0-3 at the Rogers “Royal Rumble” Duals; they dropped a dual to Section 5AAA Rogers 45-33, Section 7AAA Elk River 32-31 on criteria and to Section 8AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech 47-18. Simon Bryce went 3-0;Trent Krupke, Simon Pantzke, Gabe Nagel, Tony Winkelman, Grant Litke and Ryan Graves all went 2-1 at the Royal Rumble.

 

SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES

The Sabres went 0-4 at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Duals; they dropped duals to Section 8AAA rivals Moorhead 42-38, No. 11AAA Cambridge-Isanti 48-30, No. 7AAA Forest Lake 52-21 and to Section 7AAA Blaine 47-22. Jackson Penk and Cole Fibranz both went 4-0 and Nick Pelach and Sam Fernholz both went 3-1 at the CBI duals. The Sabres dropped a dual to Central Lakes Conference, Section 8AAA No. 5AAA Willmar 67-6. They split duals at the Alexandria “Cardinal” triangular; they defeated Central Lakes Conference foe Fergus Falls 56-9 and they dropped one to Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rivals Alexandria 40-31. Jackson Penk, Nick Pelach, Patrick Hesse and Cole Fibranz all went 2-0 at the Cardinal triangular.

 

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM

The Storm earned seventh place with 88 points and ten place winners at the Eastview “Lightning” Invitational. Jared Spohn and Ben Gilbertson both earned second place, Zac Spohn earned third place. Andrew Wollak, Marcus Santillana and Andrew Syvertson all earned fourth place. Darrius Robinson and Joey Hoeschen both earned fifth place and Jacob Kruger and Dante Haywood both took sixth place. The Storm were defeated by Central Lakes Conference, Section 8AAA and AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech 52-20. The Storm went 3-0 at the St. Cloud Apollo “Eagles” Quadrangular; they defeated Central Lakes Conference rival St. Cloud Apollo 60-16, Section 6AA foe Albany 43-11 and Section 5A Paynesville 42-33. Andrew Wollak, Jared Spohn, Ben Gilbertson, Cole Ackerman and Darrius Robinson all went 3-0 and Bryce Warner, Marcus Santillana, Andrew Syvertson and Ben Konz all went 2-1 at the Eagles Quadrangular. Special note; Andrew Wollak and Andrew Syvertson both won their 50th Career Matches at the Eagles quadrangular.

 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated Central Lakes Conference foe Fergus Falls 71-6 and they were defeated by Section 8AAA; Central Lakes Conference rival No. 5AAA Willmar 62-10. The Warriors split duals at the St. Cloud Apollo “Eagles” Triangular, they defeated Central Lakes Conference foe St. Cloud Apollo 45-27 and they dropped a close one to Section 6AA Dassel-Cokato 34-32. Atlie Danielson, Chad Orsburn, Gabe Wagner, Kyle Patnode and Brad Patnode all went 2-0 at the Eagles triangular. The Warriors went 1-2 at the Champlin Park “Rebel” Duals; they defeated the host 63-15. They dropped duals to No. 10AAA St. Francis 41-31 and to Section 5AAA foe Maple Grove 42-21. Denny Busbey and Kyle Patnode both went 3-0; Atlie Danielson, Chad Orsborn, Gabe Wagner, Brad Patnode, Carter Jillson and Morgan Gibson all went 2-1 at the Rebel duals.

 

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS

The Cardinals defeated Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell/St. Stephen 40-31 and Central Lakes Conference foe Fergus Falls 55-12. The Cardinals earned second place with 173 points and twelve place winners. Adam Kremer and Derek Neu both won championships; Titus Chamberlin, Ryan Borris and Trappier Botz all earned second place. Logan Runge, Joe Brezina and Jack Roth all earned third place, Kyler Miller, A J Sparr and Wyatt Snitker all earned fourth place and Tate Runge took sixth place. The Cardinals topped the field of sixteen teams at the Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted “Laker” Invitational. With ten place winners and 155 points, they claimed the championship. Logan Runge and Ryan Borris both won championships, Adam Kremer and AJ Sparr both earned second place. Deryk Neu earned third place, Wyatt Snitker, Tyler Kleindl and Joe Brezina all earned fourth place; Jack Roth earned fifth place and. JP Rodel took sixth place.

 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison were defeated by No. 8AA Litchfield 36-24 and Section 7AAA Coon Rapids 37-22. They went 2-1 at the Rogers “Royal Rumble” Duals with big wins over Section 7AAA Elk River 38-26 and Section 5AAA rival Mound-Westonka 64-9. They were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean St. Cloud Tech 46-24. Ryan Scherber, Tony Urbanski and Jacob Scherber all went 3-0 at the Royal Rumble. The Bison had a good tournament performance with 127 points to earn fifth place at he Mississippi 8 Conference tournament. The Bison had eleven place winners; including one championship by Jacob Scherber and three second places were earned by Ryan Scherber, Riley Habisch and Hunter Hendricks. Caleb Drews, Taavi Larson and Thomas Samson all earned fourth place, Nathan DesMarais and Joshua Anderson both earned fifth place and Seamus Filkins and Anthony Urbanski both took sixth place.

 

ELK RIVER ELKS

The. Elks went 2-1 at the Rogers “Royal Rumble” Duals; They defeated Section 8AAA Little Falls 32-31 on criteria; Section 1A foe Wabasha-Kellogg 57-19. They dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference foe Buffalo 38-26. No individual results was available. They dropped a dual to the No. 1AAA Anoka 68-8. The Elks earned 113 points to take fifth place at the Orono “Spartans” Invitational. This was a field of sixteen teams; they earned nine place winners. Brandon Kidd earned second place and Colton Pool and Seth Hopkins both earned third place. Lafayette Bade and Gage Clem both earned fourth place, Wyatt Schimmelman and Alex Sanborn both earned fifth place and Logan Enkhaus and Hunter Larson both took sixth place.

 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds went 1-3 at the Cambridge-Isanti “Bluejacket” Duals; they defeated Section 8AAA rivals Sartell/St. Stephen 43-38. They dropped dual to Section 8AAA rival Rocori 48-25, No. 12AA Mora 53-21 and to AA Lean and Mean Pierz 52-18. Kolbe Booker and Riley Schock both went 4-0 and Chase Beadle went 3-1 at the CBI dual. The Spuds were defeated by their AA neighbor Dilworth-Glyndon/Felton 46-20.

 

ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals were defeated by No. 4AAA Mississippi 8 Conference foe St. Michael-Albertville 65-3. The Royals went 2-1 at their Royal Rumble with big wins over Section 8AAA foe Little Falls 45-33 and Section 5AAA rival Mound-Westonka 52-25 and they dropped a dual to No. 6A Goodhue 46-28. Ryan Lund, Sam Essendrup, Wil Yasseri and Bret Wilson all went 3-0 and Nolan Erickson, Donavan Skawiniak, Jared Toesing and Tommy Anderson all 2-1 at the Royal Rumble duals. The Royals earned sixth place with 120.5 points and eleven place winners at the Mississippi 8 Conference tournament. Bret Wilson won their lone championship and Wil Yasseri, Anthony Lenz and Jake Born all earned third place. Tommy Anderson and Jared Toensing, Jon Krumsieg and Gavin Eicher both earned fifth place and Sam Essenrup, Nolan Erickson and Donavan Skawiniak all took sixth place.

 

Roger Mischke
The Mat Rat
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Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early January Report (25th Annual)

 

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 results@theguillotine.com/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.

 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

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.

 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

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.

 

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

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.

 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

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.

MOORHEAD SPUDS

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.

 

 

BUFFALO BISON

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

 

FOLEY FALCONS

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.

 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

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.

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

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.

 

PIERZ PIONEERS

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.

BECKER BULLDOGS

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.

 

MORA MUSTANGS

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.

 

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV/MONTEVIDEO UNITED

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.

 

ALBANY HUSKIES

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.

 

PRINCETON TIGERS

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.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

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.

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

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.

 

MINNEWASKA LAKERS

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.

ROYATLON/UPSALA ROYALS

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.

 

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

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.

 

AITKIN GOBBLERS

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.

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE

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.

Roger Mischke
The Mat Rat
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Central Minnesota Mat Rats End of December Report (25th Annual)

 

 

 

Central Minnesota Mat Rats End of December Report (25th Annual)
by Roger Mischke

By Roger Mischke December 2017 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 results@theguillotine.com/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 AA TEAMS

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons defeated Granite Ridge Conference rivals the Little Falls Flyers 39-27. The Falcons defeated two foes at the Brainerd “Warriors” triangular, they beat AAA Brainerd 53-12 and Class A Royalton/Upsala 42-22. Mitch Rothfork, Justin Henry and Nathan Garceau were all 2-0 at the Brainerd event. The Falcons went 3-0 at the Dassel Cokato “Charger” Duals; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Delano 33-21, Section 6AA rivals Dassel Cokato 32-18 and AAA Elk River 60-13. Justin Henry went 3-0 and Levi Jacobson, Nate Garceau, Mitch Rothfork, Connor Thorsten, Hunter Gorecki, Mitch Trigg and Carter Svihla all were 2-1 at the Dassel Cokato event. The Falcons hosted a big quadrangular; that included No. 4AAA St. Michael-Albertville, No. 2AA Simley and mysteriously unranked Bemidji. They did drop all three duals, they lost to Simley 35-34 and Bemidji 34-30, in a pair of very good duals. They dropped one to St. Michael-Albertville 39-17, they gave up the lead late in a pair of matches. Mitch Trigg and John Dierkes both went 3-0, Levi Jacobson, Nathan Garceau and Justin Henry all went 2-1 and Mitch Rothfork went 2-0 at the Falcon quad. Special Note: Mitch Trigg 12th Grade 285 won his 100th career match. The Falcons earned 51 points at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” invitational. Mitch Trigg earned second place at 285, he is now 22-2 on the season. Cameron Kowitz went 5-2 at the tourney, but he didn’t place and John Dierkes went 3-2 at the tourney, but he didn’t place. The Falcons Junior Varsity had a great tournament with eight place winners to win the championship of this 84 field of teams.

 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals defeated a pair of Wright County Conference foes; AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple 44-35 and Mound-Westonka 53-15. Austin Gabbert, Hunter Stein, Adam Sweeney, Zac Neaton and Nick Nolan all went 2-0 at this triangular. The Royals defeated two more Wright County Conference foes at the Litchfield “Dragons” double dual. They defeated the No. 10AA Litchfield 46-18 and New London-Spicer 63-15. Austin Gabbert, Carter Entinger, Nick Nolan, Adam Sweeney, William Elskamp, Jordan Peterson, Zac Neaton and Dylan Matter all went 2-0 at the double dual event.

 

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Dragons had a good team performance with 158.5 points and eight place winners to earn second place at the Redwood “River Riot” Invitational. This includes over thirty teams, winning championships for the Dragons were; Logan Nelson and Kal Jackman and Afton Kaping earned second place. Chase Liestman and Ezra Kaping both earned fourth place, Jerry Simes earned fifth place, Andrew Loch earned sixth place and Eddie Simes took eighth place. The Dragons split a pair of duals with Wright County Conference foes, at their double dual. They defeated Mound-Westonka 48-27 and they dropped one to unranked Watertown-Mayer 46-18. Afton Kaping, Jerry Simes, Dylan Madsen and Chase Liestman all went 2-0 at the double dual.

 

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated their Granite Ridge Conference rivals the Milaca Wolves 51-18. The Bulldogs defeated three foes at the Dassel-Cokato “Charger” Duals; they beat Section 6AA and AA Lean and Mean rivals, Annandale/Maple Lake 38-29, Section 6AA rivals Dassel-Cokato 41-24 and Section 4A foe Norwood Young America 60-12. Lukas Paulson, Braden Weber and Nicholas Radunz all went 3-0, Blake Paulson and Jacob Berning both went 2-0 and Ethan Anderson, Kevin Andres and Logan Jurek all went 2-0 at the DC duals. The Bulldogs had a good team performance, despite missing a couple of their starters. They earned second place at the Rogers “Matmadness” Invitational. They had eleven place winners in this eighteen team field of teams. Mason Doucette was their lone champion, Jake Nelson and Kylen Rish both earned second place and Lukas Paulson and Logan Jurek both earned third place. Blake Paulson earned fourth place, Kevin Andres, Jacob Berning, Conner Eickhoff and Lincoln Carlson all earned fifth place and Caden Dewall took sixth place.

 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

 

The Hornets defeated three foes at the Dassel Cokato “Chargers” quad. They defeated a pair of Section 6AA rivals Albany 40-34 and Dassel Cokato 48-24 and AAA Elk River 49-16. Cade Sixberry, Vince Dailey and Ben Beckers all went 2-0, Rocco Visci, Josh Ginther, Lance Christianson, Ben Morris and Jackson Gardner all went 2-1 and Christain Noble, Jayden Mcleaven, Nick Merten and Charlie Gellerman all went 2-0 at the DC quad. The Hornets defeated their Mississippi 8 Conference rivals the Rogers Royals 40-33, to close out their pre-holiday events.

 

PIERZ PIONEERS

 

The Pioneers defeated Section 7AA rival Milaca 51-15. They went 0-3 at the Frazee “Kertcher” Duals, they dropped a dual to Section 8AA foe, No. 5AA ranked Perham 55-12, No. 2A ranked Frazee 51-16 and to No. 7A Minneota 36-30. Jake Andres went 3-0, Brandon Tomala and Carson Huls went 2-1 at the Frazee event. The Pioneers have been missing several of their starters, thus far in the season. They have high hopes to have a full lineup for the start of new year. The Pioneers defeated two foes at their triangular. Section 7AA foe Mora 46-27 and Section 8AA foe Pequot Lakes/Pine River/Backus 52-21. They did drop a big dual to Section 7AA foe, Lean and Mean Detroit Lakes 54-21. Reese Kapsner, Luke Girtz and Carson Huls were all 3-0; Trevor Radunz, Ross Boser, Jake Andres, Brandon Tomala and Jacob Gotvold were all 2-1 in their quad.

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LIGHTNING

The Lightning went 2-1 at the Kimball Area Triangular; they defeated Section 4A foes Kimball Area 35-32 and Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 54-19. They dropped a dual to Section 5A foe Minnewaska Area 36-34. Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Adam Neuman were all 3-0 at the Kimball event. They split duals at the Watertown-Mayer “Royals” double dual; they defeated Mound-Westonka 41-35 and they dropped one to Wright County Conference rival Watertown-Mayer 44-33. Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Walker Weege, Mitch Bergstrom and Aiyler Hebert were all 2-0 at the double dual. The Lightning went 2-1 at the Dassel Cokato Duals; they beat a pair of Wright County Conference rivals, Dassel Cokato 49-26 and Glencoe Silver Lake 58-15. Quinn Youngs, Hunter Manka, Walker Weege, Reed Rasset and Cuyler Helwig all went 3-0 at the DC duals.

 

ALBANY HUSKIES

The Huskies went 1-2 at the Dassel Cokato “Charger” Duals, they defeated Section 6AA rivals Dassel Cokato 44-31. They dropped a pair of duals to AA Lean and Mean Delano 39-36 and to Section 6AA rivals Big Lake 40-34. Owen Meyer and Gabe Zierden both went 3-0, Javier Solis, Logan Wenzel, Riley Rakotz, Logan Kittelson and Marvin Stang all went 2-1 at the DC duals. The Huskies split duals at their triangular; they beat Granite Ridge Conference rivals Mora 39-33 and they dropped one to AA Lean and Mean Princeton 42-28. Logan Wenzel and Gabe Zierden both went 2-0 at the Husky triangular.

 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD WARRIORS

The Road Crew defeated three rivals at the Ogilvie “Lions” Quadrangular, they beat Section 4AA North Branch 49-21, a pair of Section 7A foes Mille Lacs 55-22 and Ogilvie 60-16. Evan Koering, Connor Tulenchik, Jake Poehler, Harley Large, Tim Ryan, Peter Koering and Josh Pettit all went 3-0 at the Ogilvie event. The Road Crew had just one place winner at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational. Connor Tulenchik earned seventh place in this 40 plus team event. John Urseth sent 3-2, but he didn’t place. The Road Crew split duals at the Pierz event. They defeated Section 7AA foe Mora 39-30 and they lost to Section 8AA foe Pierz 51-21. Conner Tulenchik and Addisuone Harrington both went 2-0 at the Pierz event.

MORRIS AREA TIGERS

The Tigers defeated a pair of Class foes; Breckendridge 52-24 and Ortonville. They split duals at the ACGC triangular; they beat their Section 3AA rivals New London-Spicer 45-33 and they lost to Section 4A and Class A Lean and Mean ACGC 51-20. Ethan Lebrija, Brady Cardwal and Gage Wevley all went 2-0 at the ACGC event. The Tigers had one place winner at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” invitational, a 40 plus team event. Gage Wevley earned sixth place and Dalton Rose went 3-2, but he didn’t place. The Tigers had a good team performance with 171 points to earned third place at the Benson “Braves Classic” Invite. They had eleven place winners, including three championships by Ethan Lebrija, Dalton Rose and Brady Cardwell. Gage Wevley earned second place, Justin Asmus earned third place and both Hunter Gibson and Bain Laien earned fourth place. Jed Feuchtenberger, Austin Berlinger and Christian Dodds all earned fifth place and Tristan Raths took sixth place.

 

DASSEL COKATO CHARGERS

The Chargers won two duals at their triangular, they beat Wright County Conference rival New London-Spicer 52-22 and Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 58-9. Jude Link, Preston Bradley, Jack Selseth, Kaden Schmidt, Landon Smith, Jack Zobel, Jacob Schmitz and Payton Duske all went 2-0 at the Charger triangular. The Chargers dropped three duals at their invitational; they lost to three section 6AA rivals; No. 4 AA ranked Foley 32-18, Albany 44-31 and Big Lake 48-24. Jude Link, Noah Halonen and Jacob Schmitz went 3-0 and Sam Marx went 2-1 at the Charger Duals. The Chargers dropped a pair of duals in their double dual to Section 6AA rivals; Becker 41-24 and to AN/ML 49-26. Jude Link and Preston Bradley both went 2-0 at the double dual.

 

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV/MONIT UNITED

The United defeated West Central Conference rivals Benson 61-15. They won a pair of duals at the KMS triangular; they defeated Class A Lean and Mean KMS 42-31 and Section 6A foe Border West 60-18. They defeated two West Central Conference foes at their triangular; Quad County 52-24 and BOLD 71-6. They earned 90 points to take 12th place at the Redwood “River Riot” invitational. Payton Mortenson won their lone championship, Austin Schmitt earned second place, Trevon Johnson earned fifth place and Sam Hendrickson took sixth place. The United earned a pair of place winners at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red “ Invitational. Austin Schmidt earned fifth place and Peyton Mortenson earned seventh place. They scored 33 points to take 33rd place in this field of 84 teams.

 

MILACA WOLVES

The Wolves dropped a Granite Ridge Conference dual to Becker 51-18 and to Section 8AA rival Pierz 51-23. The Wolves went 2-1 at the St. Cloud Apollo quadrangular. They defeated the host Apollo 58-21 and Section 7A neighbor Ogilvie 53-28. They dropped a dual to Section 8AAA Alexandria 45-27. Jon Hall and Garrett Hall both went 3-0 and Tanyon Black, Zach Salgren, Moses Danilyuk, Ian hanson, Bodee Zens and Brady Ash all went 2-1 at the quad.

 

CLASS AAA TEAMS

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated their Mississippi 8 Conference rivals Buffalo 58-13. They earned 108.5 points and they had five place winners at the Christmas Tournament, to take fifteenth place. Patrick McKee won the championship and Nolan Schmitz earned fourth place. The Knights showed why they are the No. 4AAA ranked team; they defeated three foes at the Foley “Falcons” quadrangular. They defeated No. 4AA ranked Foley 39-17, coming back in two matches late to seal the win. They defeated mysteriously unranked Bemidji 42-21. They were defeated by No. 2AA ranked rivals the Simley “Spartans” 31-30 on the 8th criteria, the most first points scored. Johnny Misna, Nathan Nygaard, Patrick McKee, Wyatt Lidberg and Nolan Schmitz all went 3-0 and Cole Becker, Brandon Psyk, Carl Leuer and Gabe Anderson all went 2-1 at the Foley quad. The Knights had a good tournament performance at the Rochester “The Clash” Dual invitational. This is one of the top high school events in the country. The Knights were the no. 3 seed in bracket B and that this is how they finished. They defeated Commerce, Georgia 45-25, they dropped a close one to Washington, Illinois in the semifinals 32-30. In the third place match they defeated Wasatch, Utah 37-18. This moved them into bracket no. 3, where they earned third place. In the quarters they defeated Forest Lake 45-19 and in the semifinals they dropped a close one to Glenbard North, Illinois 32-28. In their third place match hey defeated Vacaville, California 36-27. Patrick McKee, Brandon Psyk and Noah Schmitz all went 6-0, Nathan Nygaard and Gabe Anderson both went 4-2, Wyatt Lindberg went 4-1 and Carl Leuer went 3-2.

 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals had a good tournament with 145.5 points to earned seventh place at the Christmas tournament. They had four place winners, including a pair of championships by Clay Carlson and Cael Carlson. Lincoln Shinn earned third place and Andrew Reigstad took seventh place. The Cardinals defeated the Section 8AAA, Central Lakes Conference rivals in a big dual; St. Cloud Tech 45-23. The Cardinals had a very good tournament performance with 142.5 points at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational to earn second place, in a field of 84 teams. They had four place winners; including two championships by Clay Carlson at 132 and Cael Carlson at 138. Lincoln Shinn earned second place at 170 and Israel Navarro earned seventh place at 126. Josh Miley, Grant Deegan and Andrew Reigstad all went 3-2, but they didn’t place.

 

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers earned 82.5 points the Christmas tournament with two place winners at this field of over 40 teams. Austin Brenner earned fourth place and Isaiah Green earned fifth place. They dropped a dual to No. 5AAA, Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rivals the Willmar Cardinals 45-23. The Tigers earned 107 points and ninth place at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational. They had three place winners in this field of 84 teams. Austin Brenner earned third place at 160, he is now 17-3 on the season. Graham Nistler earned seventh place at the 170, he is now 17-6 on the season and Alex Kern took eight place at 132.

 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets dropped a very close dual to Mississippi 8 Conference and Section 7AAA, No. 10AAA ranked St. Francis 33-32. The Bluejackets had a great team performance with seven place winners and 182.5 points to win the championship at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational. This event included several state ranked individuals and forty teams. Jim Brown won their lone championship, Will Flemister, Tate Torgerson and Jacob Mujwid all earned third place. Wyatt Kruse and Martin Puttbrese both earned fourth place and Nolan Hentges took sixth place. Travis Drews and Ryan Droubie both went 4-2, but they didn’t place. The Blue Jackets defeated a pair of Mississippi 8 Conference foes North Branch 59-17 and Chisago Lakes 74-0. Jacob Mujwid, Makalya Welch, Trae Torgerson, Mason Friesz and Josh Schuster all went 2-0 at the Bluejacket triangular. The Bluejackets earned fifteenth place at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational with 90 points and one place winner. Jimmy Brown earned fifth place and Travis Drews and Jacob Mujwid both went 4-2, Mason Fiesz, Martin Puttrese, Josh Schuster, Wyatt Kruse and Will Flemister all went 3-2 at the Rumble, but they didn’t place.

 

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks dropped a close dual to AA Lean and Mean rivals the Detroit Lakes Lakers 41-33. They did turn some heads at the Foley “Falcons” Quadrangular. Maybe to the attention of the AAA rating editor, as they defeated the No. 4AA ranked Foley Falcons 34-30 and they dropped a dual to No. 2AA ranked Simley 37-31 and to No. 4AAA ranked St. Michael-Albertville 42-21. Jon Solum went 3-0, Nate Golden, Nick Geiger, Peter Moen and Hunter Schoenborn all went 2-1 at the Foley quad. The Lumberjacks had one place winner at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” invitational, Hunter Schoenborn earned sixth place. They did score 65 points to take 24th place out of 84 teams. Seth Newby went 4-2, Alan Wuori, Chance Hinrichs and Nic Geiger all went 3-2, but they didn’t place.

ST. FRANCIS SAINTS

The Saints defeated their Section 7AAA and Mississippi 8 Conference rivals, No. 11AAA Cambridge-Isanti 33-32. They defeated Section 7AAA rivals Lean and Mean Coon Rapids 32-26. They dropped a dual to their Section 7AAA rivals No. 1AAA ranked Anoka 51-14. The Saints earned twenty-third place with 69 points and four place winners at the Christmas tournament. Cole Kirpach earned seventh place and Tanner Kunshier earned fifth place, Kyle Lindenfelser and Nick Pierce both took eighth place. Joe Lipinski, Zach Bonte and Luke Lipinski all went 3-2, but they didn’t place. They earned 80.5 points at the Rumble on the Red, to take twenty-third place. Cole Kirpach won the championship at 170, he now has a 20-3 season record. Tanner Kunshier earned fifth place, he is now 17-5, Nick Gerlach and Kyle Lindenfelser both went 4-2, TJ Hauglund and Luke Lipinski both went 3-2, but none of them were place winners

 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
The Flyers dropped a Granite Ridge Conference dual to No. 4AA ranked Foley 39-27. The Flyers went 3-0 at the Brainerd “Warriors” quadrangular, with big wins over three Section 8AAA teams. They defeated Brainerd 42-31, Moorhead 54-22 and Sauk Rapids 46-33. Gabe Nagel, Simon Bryce, Tony Winkelman, Grant Litke, Luke Venske and Ryan Graves were all 3-0 and Leo Wilczek, Dakota Kern and Sam Nagel were all 2-1 at the Brainerd quad.

 

SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM

The Storm defeated their Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rivals, Alexandria 36-35. The Storm had a very good team performance with three big wins over Rochester John Marshall 55-18, Orono 41-34 and Bloomington Kennedy 51-30 to win the Richfield “Charley Turner” Duals. Dante Haywood, Jared Spohn, Cole Ackerman, Marcus Santilla and Andrew Syvertson all went 3-0 and Jacob Ackerman and Ben Konz both 2-1 at the Charlie Daniel duals. The Storm went 1-2 at the Brainerd “Warriors” quadrangular, with a win over Section 8AAA rivals, Moorhead 45-32. They dropped close duals to a pair of Section 8AAA foes Little Falls 46-33 and Brainerd 41-33. Jared Spohn and Andrew Syvertson both went 3-0 and Peyton Olson, Ben Gilbertson, Jacob Ackerman and Ben Konz all went 2-1 at the quad.

 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors split a pair duals at their triangular; they defeated Royalton/Upsala 40-30 and they dropped a dual to No. 4AA Foley 53-12. Atlie Danielson, Denny Busbey and Morgan Gibson were all 2-0 at the Warrior triangular. The Warriors quadrangular was went 2-1; they defeated a pair of Section 8AAA rivals Moorhead 46-27 and Sauk Rapids 41-33. They dropped a dual to Section 8AAA rivals Little Falls 42-31. Atlie Danielson, Denny Busbey, Kyle Patnode and Brad Patnode all went 3-0 and Chad Orsburn, Maxi Boran, Tommy Fickett and Braden Kramer all went 2-1 at the Warrior quad.

 

SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES

The Sabres defeated Central Lakes Conference foe St. Cloud Apollo 61-15. They earned ninth place at the Redwood “River Riot” Invitational with 97 points. This is a nearly 40 team event, the Sabres had four place winners; including Jackson Penk and Cole Fibranz both won championships. Nick Pelach earned fourth place and Sam Fernholz earned sixth place and Patrick Hesse went 3-2 but he didn’t place. The Sabres had two place winners at the Fargo “Rumble of the Red” Invitational. This is a event with over 80 teams, they scored 59 points to take thirty-ninth place. Cole Fibranz won the championship at 220, he is now 17-0 and Jackson Penk earned sixth place at 120, he is now 18-3 on the season. Nick Pelach went 5-2 and he is 14-4 on he season, but he didn’t place. The Sabres had two place winners at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational. They earned 59 points to take 57th place in a field of 84 teams. Cole Fibranz won the championship at 220, he is now 17-0 on the season. Jackson Penk earned sixth place at 120, he is now 18-3 on the season. Nick Pelach went 5-2 in the tournament, but he didn’t place.

 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison defeated their Mississippi 8 Conference rival Monticello 57-12 and they dropped a dual to conference foe and No. 4AAA ranked STMA 58-13. Riley Habisch went 4-2 at the Rumble on the Red, but he didn’t place.

 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds dropped three duals at the Brainerd “Warriors” quadrangular. They dropped three section 8AAA duals to; Little Falls 54-22, Brainerd 46-27 and Sauk Rapids 45-32 Kolbe Booker went 3-0 and Jacob Larson and Chase Beadle both went 2-1 at the quad. The Spuds didn’t have any place winners at the Christmas tournament, they did score 38 points to take 34th place. Brady Behrens and Kolbe Booker both went 3-2, but they didn’t place. At the Fargo Rumble on the Red” they had one place winner; Kolbe Booker took eighth place.

 

 

CLASS A TEAMS

 

WEST CENTRAL AREA KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated up and coming Section 5A Minnewaska 39-32 and they dropped a dual to another Section 5A and Park Region Conference rivals, the No. 8A ranked Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 39-27. The Knights earned fifth place with 119 points at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, a forty team event. Kaden Spindler won their lone championship, Levi Larkin earned third place and Jordan Lohse and Mason Nibbe both earned fifth place. Chris Onstad, Anthony Sykora and Wyatt Olson all went 3-2, but didn’t place.

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves defeated the No. 5A ranked Park Region Conference rival West Central Area 39-27. The defeated a pair of Park Region Conference rivals at their quadrangular, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 57-18, Osakis a Section 5A foe 72-3 and up and coming Section 5A foe Minnewaska 50-21. Carter Meiners, Justin Crandall, Landon Gode, Mason Gode and Thomas Pesta all went 3-0 at their quad. The Wolves earned thirteenth place at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational with 102 points. This events includes over forty teams and numerous state ranked wrestlers. Justin Crandall earned second place, Keegan Cavallero earned fifth place and Dalton Butler, Thomas Pesta both took sixth place and Landon Gode went 3-2, but didn’t place.

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated Section 6A and Park Region Conference foe Wadena-Deer Creek 69-6 in their Bulldog triangular. The Bulldogs defeated a pair of Section 6A rivals at the Barnesville triangular; they beat Barnesvilles 48-33 and Staples-Motley 37-25. Laredo Bugbee, Brien Boser, Marc Hendricks, Nate Hart, Jace Leabo, Wyatt Thorson and R. J. Ehlert all went 2-0 at the Barnesville event.

 

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars defeated three foes at the Granite Falls quadrangular; they beat Section 5A rivals Benson 54-27 and Quad County 59-17 along with Section 3AA Laverne 63-15. Bleating Fischer, Canon Swanson, Dylan T. Swanson, Tyler Bents and Trevor Kern all went 3-0 at the Granite Falls quad. The Jaguars earned tenth place at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” invite with 108.5 points and four place winners. Canon Swanson won their lone championship, Tyler Bents earned fourth place, Isaiah Gilbert earned fifth place and Trevor Kern took seventh place. Seth Roering and Walker Bents both went 3-2, but they didn’t place. This event includes forty teams and numerous state ranked individuals. The Jaguars have been without one of their top wrestlers; thus far, he is due to return. The Jaguars had a very good team performance with 200.5 points and eleven place winners to earn the championship of the Rogers “Matness” Invitational. This was a field of eighteen teams, Canon Swanson at 120, Adam Jaeger at 152 and Isiah Gilbert at 160 all won championships. Walker Bents, Tyler Jensen and Tyler Bents all earned second place and Mark Jenniges earned third place. Trevor Kern, Blaine Fischer and Dylan T. Kampsen all earned fourth place and Thaniel Cebulla took sixth place.

 

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints defeated Section 4A foe Kimball Area 40-30 and they split duals at their triangular. They beat Class A Border West 61-18 and they lost to AA United 42-31. Will Magaard, Jonathon Tostenson, Caleb Collins, all went 2-0 at their home triangular. The Fighting Saints beat two foes at the Paynesville “Bulldogs” triangular; they beat Section 5A rival Paynesville 36-35 and Section 4A foe Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 60-15. Coy Gunderson, Chase Magaard, Will Magaard, Jared Carlson, Caleb Collins and Ryan Torkelson all went 2-0 at the Paynesville event. The Fighting Saints took sixteenth place a the Redwood “River Riot” Invitational with 74 points and five place winners. Will Magaard earned second place, Caleb Collins earned fourth place, Jonathon Tostenson took seventh place and Jared Carlson and Ryan Torkelson both took eighth place.

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons defeated two West Central Conference rivals at their triangular. They beat Section 3AA Morris Area 50-27 and Section 3AA New London-Spicer 57-9. Brady Holien, Kelvin Ponce, Ramzee Molinaro, Hayden Straumann, Jordan Schultz, C J Toedter, Levin Lund and Logan Sherwood all went 2-0 at the Falcons triangular. The Falcons earned 59 points for nineteenth place at the Redwood “River Riot” Invitational with four place winners. C J. Toedter earned sixth place, Tanner Berghuis and Kelvin Ponce both took seventh place and Hayden Straumann took eighth place. The Falcons defeated two foes at the Royalton/Upsala triangular, they beat Section 4A rivals Eden Valley-Watkins 61-9 and Royalton/Upsala 40-26. Brady Holien, Kevin Ponce, Jake Mortensen, Ramzee Molinaro, Hayden Straumann, CJ Toedter and Logan Sherwood all went 2-0 at the Royalton triangular.

 

MINNEWASKA AREA LAKERS

The Lakers had three impressive wins at the Kimball Area quadrangular; they defeated AA Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple Lake 36-34, Section 4A foes Kimball Area 39-36 and Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 54-25. Tyler Vanluik, Easton McCrory, Max Reichman, Mason Blair, Grant Hendren and Tyson Meyer all went 3-0 at the Kimball event. The Lakers went 2-1 at the LPGE quad, they defeated Section 5A foe Osakis 66-13 and Section 6A foe BHV/PP 48-21. They dropped a dual to No. 8A ranked LPGE/BR 50-27. Mason Blair, Grant Hendrum, Tyson Meyer and Tyler Vanluik were all 3-0 at the LPGE event. The Lakers had a good tournament performance with 81 points to take eighteenth place at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational. They had four place winners, Tyson Meyer earned fourth place, Tyler Vanluik earned fifth place, Easton McCrory earned sixth place and Grant Hendren took seventh place. Jakob Swalla went 3-2, but he didn’t place at this forty plus team event.

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals split a pair of duals at Barnesville triangular; they defeated Section 6A rival Barnesville 55-21 and they dropped one to another Section 6A rival. They lost to No. 9A Ottertail Central 37-25. Spencer Miller, Blayne Dumprope, Owen Bjerga, Braden Tyrell and Kyle Serich all went 2-0 at the Barnesville event. The Cardinals had three place winners at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational. They took sixteenth place with 89.5 points, in this forty plus team event. Spencer Miller won their lone championship and Owen Bjerga and Braden Tyrell both earned fourth place.

 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors split a pair of duals at the Ottertail Central triangular, they beat Section 6A and Park Region Conference rivals Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 40-33 ad they lost to another Park Region Conference rival and number 9A ranked Ottertail Central 46-15. Ethan Hendrickson and Toby Hintzman were both 2-0 at the OTC event. The Warriors had three place winners at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational. They were twenty-third out of a field of forty plus teams with 64 points. Toby Hintzman earned third place, Jared Seibert earned fifth place and Isaac Tellers earned sixth place.

 

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES

The Eagles defeated two Section 6A rivals; Barnesville 42-30 and Pelican Rapids 60-10. They defeated Park Region Conference rival Osakis 51-15. They earned nineteenth place at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, with 79 points. They had three place winners in this forty plus field of teams; Jake Erckenbrack won the championship at 195; he went 5-0 at the tournament. Matt Frost earned fifth place with a 4-2 mark at the tournament and Dan Niemi took eighth place with a 3-3 mark at the tournament.

 

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated Central Minnesota Conference rivals, Eden Valley-Watkins 62-6. They defeated a pair of foes at the Zimmerman “Thunder” Traingular. They defeated AA Zimmerman 60-20 and Irondale 48-22. Craig Schmitz, Shawn Rue, Deltin Christianson, Weston Roberg, Jared Veldkamp and Grant Ludwig all went 2-0 at the Zimmerman event. The Bulldogs split duals at their triangular; they defeated Central Minnesota Conference foe Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 64-6 and they dropped a close one to Lean and Mean Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 36-35. Eric Sandquist, Shawn Rue, Daltin Christiansen, Shawn Penske, Weston Roberg and Stephen Peichel all went 2-0 at the Bulldog Triangular.

 

AITKIN GOBBLERS

The Gobblers defeated their AA rivals Hibbing 45-36, in a big win for them. They had just two place winners at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” invitational. Caine Owens and Luke Pelarski both took eight place. Carson Kullhem, Tyler Spolarich and Carter Ednrizzi all went 3-2, but they didn’t place, at this 4o plus team event. The Gobblers had a great team performance with five big dual meet wins at the Great Northern Duals; hosted by Grand Rapids. They defeated Great River Conference rivals Cloquet 58-18 and Pine City/Hinckley 58-18, Section 7AA foe Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway 63-18, Section 4AA Chisago Lakes 57-24 and Ashland, Wis. 48-30. Jack Gravelle, Luke Pelarski, Tyler Spolarich and Quin Miller all went 5-0, Tyler Decent went 4-0, Carson Kullhem, Carter Endrizzi, Jack Workman, Steven Whitney and Cedric Farnsworth all went 4-1 and Isaac Nelson and Sam Osterode both went 2-0 a the Great Northern Duals.

 

 

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS
The Royals dropped a pair of duals at the Brainerd “Warriors” Triangular; they lost to Brainer 40-30 and to the No. 4AA ranked Foley 41-21. Jackson Held, Lyle Zimmerman and Jason Kasella all went 2-0 at the Brainerd triangular. They split duals at a triangular held in Upsala. They defeated Eden Valley-Watkins 51-27 and they dropped one to Lean and Mean Section 4A foe ACGC 40-26. Jason Kasella, Jackson Held, Damion Theisen, Phillip Kroll and Lyle Zimmerman all went 2-0 at the Upsala triangular.

 

BERHTA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE

The Coop dropped a pair of duals to Park Region Conference rivals at the OTC triangular. They lost to the No. 9A OTC 61-16 and to Section 8A United North Central 40-33. Quinn Kern, Holt Turax and Craig Orlando all went 2-0 at the OTC event. They won two championships at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, Holt Truax won the championship at 182 and Craig Orlando won the 285 championship. Devin Dean took eight place and Quinn Kern went 3-2, but he didn’t place. They earned 103.5 points at the 40 plus team event to earn twelveth place.

 

KIMBALL AREA CUBS

The Cubs went 1-2 at the AN/ML “Lightning” quadrangular; they defeated Section 4A foe HLWW and they dropped matches to Section 5A Minnewaska 39-36 and to Section 6AA Annandale/Maple Lake 35-32. They dropped a close one to Class A Lean and Mean KMS 40-30. The Cubs split duals at their triangular; they beat Section 4A foe St. Agnes (no score reported) and they lost to Section 4A No. 4A Sibley East 45-17. The Cubs had a good team performance with 100.5 points to earn eighteenth place at the Rogers “Matmadness” invitational. They had seven place winners; Ben Zipoy earned second place, Michael Donnay, Payton Schiefelbein and Zach Holtz all earned third place. Zach Schiefelbein earned fourth place, Austin Donnay earned fifth place and Alex Nelson took sixth place.

 

 

Roger Mischke
The Mat Rat
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Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early of December Report (25th Annual) by Roger Mischke

 

 

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early of December Report (25th Annual)
by Roger Mischke

By Roger Mischke December 2017 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 results@theguillotine.com/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 A TEAMS

WEST CENTRAL AREA KNIGHTS

The Knights opened their dual meet portion of their season with two wins over Section 6A teams. They defeated Pelican Rapids 68-11 and they defeated No. 12A ranked and Park Region Conference rival Ottertail Central 36-25. Jordan Lohse, Kaleb Getz, Kaden Spindler, Levi Larkin, Wyatt Olson and Mason Nibbe all were 2-0 in the triangular. The Knights earned second place with 194 points at their Grant County Invitational, just one point behind their rivals Ottertail Central. They had eleven place winners, including four championships by: Jordan Lohse, Kaleb Getz, Kaden Spindler and Mason Nibbe. Levi Larkin earned second place and a pair of third places by, Anthony Sykora and Wyatt Olson. Ale Butcher and Darin Stone both earned fourth place and Hunter Hassen and Chris Onstad both earned fifth place.

 

KERKHOVEN-MUROCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints opened their season with a good team performance, they earned 168 points and they had ten place winners. They earned second place at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational, behind AAA Bemidji. They won three championships by: Will Magaard, Jonathan Tostenson and Caleb Collins. Dylan Rudningen, Jared Carlson and Ryan Torkelson all earned second place. Richard Jones and Gunderson both earned third place, Michael Doubek earned fourth place and Marc Collins earned fifth place. The Fighting Saints split a pair of duals at the Wabasso Triangular. They defeated their Section 5A foe Quad County 50-18 and they dropped a dual to Section 3A foe Wabasso 39-35. Jared Carlson, Jonathan Tostenson, Dylan Rudningen and Caleb Collins all were 2-0 at the Wabasso Triangular. The Fighting Saints earned third place with 156 points and ten place winners at the Willmar “Cardinal Classic’ Invitational. They won two championships by Will Magaard and Ryan Torkelson and three second places by: Coy Gunderson, Dylan Rudningen and Jonathan Tostenson. Caleb Collins, Jared Carlson and Ethan Peters all earned third place and Jonathan Tostenson and Marc Collins both earned fifth place.

 

 

 

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves opened their season with some great team performances, they went 3-0 at the New York Mills quadrangular. They defeated the Class A Lean and Mean Staples-Motley 51-19, Park Region Conference rivals New York Mills 49-19 and Section 8AA foe United/Becker/Clay 63-9. The Wolves had a great tournament performance with twelve place winners for 207 points to win the Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They won a pair of championships by Dalton Butler and Keegan Cavallero and three second places by Thomas Pesta, Mason Gode and Justin Crandall. They earned three third places by; Cael Lorentz, Levi Line and Nye Becker, Landon Gode earned fourth place and Austin Carr and Hans Holmquist both earned fifth place. Special note: Thomas Pesta earned his 75th career win at the WDC “Dennis Kaatz Memorial Tournament.

 

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their season with a great performance to win the Fosston “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invitational with 216 points and thirteen place winners, including four championships. Ben Naddy, Nate Hart, Ramon Lopez-Moen and R. J. Ehlert all won championships. Laredo Bugbee, Alex Erlandson and Marc Hendricks all earned second place and Zane Swanson and Jace Leabo both earned third place. Reece Leabo and Wyatt Thorson both earned fourth place, Hunter Doll earned fifth place and Brain Poser took sixth place. The Bulldogs split a pair of duals with Section 6A foes, they defeated Pelican Rapids 66-11 and they lost a close one to No. 3A ranked and Park Region Conference rivals West Central Area 36-25. The Bulldogs had another great team performance to win the championship of the Grant County Invitational, by just one point over West Central Area. They scored 195 points and earned eleven place winners, including two championships by Ben Naddy and Nate Hart. Mark Hednricks, Hunter Doll, Alex Erlandson, Wyatt Thorson and R. J. Ehlert all earned second place. Zane Swanson and Kevin Tierney both earned third place and Noah Schleske and Jace Leabo both earned fifth place.

 

 

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars opened their season with a good team performance, as they earned second place at their Jaguar Invitational with 177 points and eleven place winners. Including three championships by Isaiah Gilbert, Canon Swanson and Tyler Jensen and three seconds were earned by Tyler Bents, Dylan Kampsen and Walker Bents. Mark Jenniges earned third place, Blaine Fischer and Thaniel Cebulla both earned fourth place and Joel Thompson earned fifth place. The Jaguars defeated two Central Minnesota Conference rivals; Paynesville a Section 5A foe 52-24 and Kimball Area 64-12. Walker Bents, Blaine Fischer, Cannon Swanson, Tyler Jensen, Dylan Kampsen, Tyler Bents, Isaiah Gilbert, Mark Jenniges and Trevor Kern all went 2-0 at the triangular. The Jaguars earned 159 points and they had eleven place winners, to earn third place at the Grant County Invitational, behind the No. 3A and No. 12A ranked teams. Isaiah Gilbert and Tyler Bents both won championships and Blaine Fischer, Canon Swanson and Dylan Kampsen all earned second place. Tyler Jensen earned third place, Mark Jenniges earned fourth place and four fifth places were earned by; Thaniel Cebulla, Seth Roering, Joe Thompson and Walker Bents.

 

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals opened their season at the New York Mills Quadrangular; they went 1-2; they lost to a pair of Section 6A teams; LPGE/BR 51-19 and New York Mills 48-30 and they defeated United/Clay/Backer 52-16. Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga both went 3-0, Isaac Swensrud went 2-0 and Kyle Serich and Braden Tyrell both went 2-1 at the quad. The Cardinals had five place winners at the 51st Annual Paul Bunyan Invitational, to take ninth place with 80.5 points. Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga both earned second place and Kyle Serich earned third place. Braden Tyrell earned fifth place and Payton Bjerga took sixth place.

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons opened their season with the Falcon Duals, they went 3-0 with big wins over Section 4A Norwood Young America 64-12 and a pair of Section 3A foes Pipestone Area 43-29 and Canby 43-21. Jake Mortensen, Levi Lund, Taylor Fester and Kelvin Ponce all went 3-0, Ramzee Molinero, Logan Straumann, Skye Powers, Logan Sherwood and C. J. Toedter all went 2-1 and Brady Holien and Tanner Berghuis both went 2-0.

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals opened their season at the Maple Grove “Crimson” Invitational, they had twelve place winners for 130.5 points to take fifth place. Jason Kasella won their lone championship and Jackson Held earned second place and Wyatt Lahr earned second place. Dalton Louden and Marshall Meehl both earned third place and Damion Thiesen and Gabe Gorecki both earned fourth place. Jacob Liebold, Will Gorecki, Brady Conrad and Mason Nowitzki all earned fifth place. The Royals defeated two foes at the Howard Lake Triangular, they beat the host 39-34 and Minneapolis North 50-0. The Royals earned fifth place at the Andover “Huskies” Invitational with 105 points and seven place winners. Jackson Held won their lone championship and Jason Kasella earned second place. Damon Thiesen and Lyle Zimmerman both earned third place, Jacob Liebold and Will Gorecki both earned fourth place and Brady Conrad took sixth place.

 

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their season with the ACGC “Falcon” Duals, they went 1-2 with a big win over a section 4A foe Norwood Young America 48-19, they dropped a pair of Section 3A foes, Pipestone Area 47-30 and Canby 39-29. Grant Ludwig was the only wrestler that went 3-0 at the Falcon Duals. The Bulldogs split duals with a pair of Central Minnesota Conference foes, at the Kimball triangular, they beat Kimball Area 41-29 and they lost to Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 52-24. Shawn Rue, Grant Ludwig and Taylor Veldkamp all went 2-0 at the Kimball triangular.

 

BERTHA HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE

The Coop opened their season with a good tournament performance at the Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They scored 146 points to earn fourth place with seven place winners, including three championships. Holt Truax, Quinn Kern and Craig Orlando all won championships, Devin Dean and Gideon Ervasti both earned fourth place. Trevor Arceneau and Mason Schroeder both earned fifth place. The Coop split a pair of duals at the PLPRB “Road Crew Triangular, the Park Region Conference foe Osakis 57-14 and they lost to PLPRB 40-27. The earned third place at the Barnesville “Trojan” Invitational with 180.5 points and eleven place winners. They won two championships by Holt Truax and Trevor Arceneau and Quinn Kern and Craig Orlando both earned second place. Devin Dean and Mason Schroeder both earned third place, Deagan Caption, Brock Peterson, Chase Graba and Carter Rosales all earned fourth place and Derik Kimber earned fifth place.

 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors opened their season at the Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invite with 113 points and six place winners, to earn sixth place. Ethan Hendrickson earned their lone championship and Toby Hintzman, Jared Seibert and Eion Ness all earned second place. Isaac Tellers earned third place and Hank Tellers earned fifth place. They opened their dual meet portion of their season at Cass Lake, they were defeated by No. 10A ranked Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 43-34 and to Section 8AA Park Rapids 38-30. Ethan Hendrickson, Toby Hintzman and Bridger Bettin all were 2-0 at the Cass Lake triangular. The Warriors had a great tournament performance with eleven place winners for 151 points to win the Crookston “Rod Olson” Invitational. Toby Hintzman won their lone championship, Ethan Hendrickson and Eion Ness both earned second place. Isaac Tellers, Bridger Bettin, Jared Siebert and Gater Bettin all earned third place. Hank Tellers and Cade LcCoe both earned fourth place, Dakota Meech earned fifth place and Dylan Rasmussen took sixth place.

 

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES

The Eagles opened their dual meet season, by hosting a quadrangular, they went 2-1, as they defeated a Section 6A foe Staples-Motley 48-30 and Section 8AA foe United/Clay/Becker 47-18 and they lost to the No. 11A ranked and Park Region Conference foe LPGE/BR 49-19. The Eagles defeated another Section 6A rival the Wadena/Deer Creek Wolverines 54-23. They went 3-1 at the Hillsboro, ND duals with big wins over host Hillsboro 48-27, Pembina County North 53-21 and Grand Forks Central 75-0 and they dropped a dual to Central Cass 40-36. The Eagles had two wrestlers go 4-0 Dane Niemi and Dylan Fischer, Jake Erckenbrack went 5-0 and Matt Frost and Gabe Geiser both were 3-1. The Eagles had a good tournament performance with 135 points and eight place winners to earn fourth place at the Crookston “Rod Olson” Invitational. Jake Erckenbrack, Matt Frost and Gabe Geiser all won championships. Dylan Fischer, Dane Niemi, and Bren Salo all earned third place, Carter Haman earned fourth place and Charlie Fox earned fifth place.

 

AITKIN GOBBLERS
The Gobblers defeated Section 7AA rivals the Grand Rapids Thunderhawks 54-19. They earned 43 points to take twelfth place with five place winners at the 51st Annual Brainerd Paul Bunyan invitational. Jack Gravelle earned sixth place, Carson Kullhem, Tyler Spolarich, Carter Endrizzi and Andrew Eklund all took seventh place.

 

WADENA-DEER CREEK WOLVERINES

The Wolverines had three place winners at their Dennis Kaatz Memorial Invitational, Steven Erkenbrack earned second place and Jayson Young and Cody Wheeler both earned fifth place. They defeated Section 6A foe Barnesville 41-34 and they dropped duals to Section 6A foes, New York Mills 54-23 and to Border West 42-33.

 

RUSH CITY/BRAHAM TIGERS

The Tigers opened their season with their own invitational; they earned six place winners, to score 95.5 points to take seventh place. Dalton Mielke and Hunter Hermanson both won championships and Daniel Mielke earned second place. Cory Clemmer earned third place, Devin Shelito earned fourth place and Austin Schlangen earned fifth place. The Tigers had a good team performance at the Big Lake “Hornets” Invitational with 138.5 points to earn fourth place in this twelve team field of teams. They had twelve place winners, including a championship by Dalton Mielke. Hunter Hermanson earned second place, Daniel Mielke earned third place. Steven Kellen, Tucker Leiglund and Corey Clemmer all earned fourth place. Logan Niessen, Carson Shockman and Anthony Hermanson earned fifth place and Mason Lindgrens and Landon Umbreit both took sixth place.

 

 

CLASS AA TEAMS

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons opened their season at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals, where the went 4-0; they defeated AAA Lean and Mean Cambridge-Isanti 30-27, No. 4A Kenyon-Wanamingo 47-12, Section 7AA foe Hibbing 55-15 and Section 4AA foe Chisago Lakes 66-6. Nathan Garceau, Justin Henry and Mitch Trigg were all 4-0, Levi Jacobson went 3-0 and Cameron Kowitz went 3-1 at the Wildcat duals. The Falcons had a big triangular at Big Lake; where they defeated a pair of Section 6AA rivals; Lean and Mean Annandale/Maple 35-27 and Big Lake 49-18. The Falcons still wrestling without some of their starters, earned 168 points and they had fourteen place winners to earn third place in the sixteen team event at the 51st Annual Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. They won two championships by Mitch Trigg and Cameron Kowitz and John Dierkes, Mitch Rothfork and Levi Jacobson all earned second place. Michael Rothfork earned third place, Justin Henry earned fourth place; Mark Dierkes and Logan Kipka both earned fifth place. Christian Halverson and Max Lefebvre both earned sixth place and Danny Halvorson, Hunter Gorecki and Connor Thorsten all took seventh place.

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Dragons opened their season with a very good team performance, to win their own invitational with 225 points. They had twelve place winners, including Afton Kaping, Ezra Kaping, Logan Nelson, Dylan Madsen, Kal Jackman and Chase Liestman all won championships. Andrew Loch, Jerry Simes and Devin Steinhaus all earned second place and Aryan Payne and Mason St. Pierce both earned third place. The Dragons split a pair of Wright County Conference duals; they defeated their Section 6AA rival Dassel Cokato 42-29 and they dropped a dual to AA Lean and Mean Delano 40-30. Jerry Simes, Afton Kaping, Logan Nelson and Chase Liestman were all 2-0 in the WCC Triangular.

 

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lightning opened their dual meet portion of their season with the Hutchinson triangular. They dropped duals to No. 9AAA Forest Lake 63-6 and to Wright County Conference foe No. 7AA Hutchinson 52-19. The Lightning had a good team performance with 114 points to earn fourth place at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational with eight place winners. Mitchell Bergstrom earned second place and Hunter Manka, Walker Weege, Daniel Luna, Cuyler Helwig and Josh Lanctot all earned third place and Zach Pribyl and Nick Danielson both earned fifth place. The Lightning dropped a pair of Section 6AA duals to No. 4AA ranked Foley 45-7 and to Big Lake 42-25.

 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals opened their dual meet portion of their season with a big win over Section 2AA foe St. Peter 39-29. The Royals had a great team performance to earn second place at the Glencoe/Silve Lake “Don Hall” Invitational, with 162.5 points and thirteen place winners. They earned three second places by; Austin Gabbert, Carter Entinger and Zac Neaton. Hunter Stein, Tanner Burmeister, Riley Hertzog, Jordan Peterson, Jackson Meyer and Dylan Matter all earned third places. Tommy Stoldt earned fourth place and Adam Sweeney, Lukas Gilbert and William Elskamp all earned fifth places. The Royals split a pair duals at the New Prague triangular; they lost to New Prague 51-19 and they defeated Section 2AA foe Tri City 40-18. The Royals had a good team performance with twelve place winners including three championships. They earned second place at the Delano “Tigers” Invitational with 183 points. Austin Gabbert, Jordan Peterson and Zac Neaton won championships and Adam Sweeney earned second place. Riley Hertzog, Carter Entinger, William Elskamp and Lukas Gilbert all earned fourth places, Alex Pearce, Dylan Matter and Jackson Meyer all earned fifth place and Tanner Burmeister took sixth place.

 

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their dual meet portion of their season with big wins over a pair of Section 6AA foes; Monticello 63-16 and St. Cloud Apollo 75-6 at their triangular. Jake Nelson, Lucas Paulson, Nicholas Radunz, Caden Dewall, Logan Jurek, Connor Eickhoff and Reid Trippclas all went 2-0 at the Bulldog triangular. They defeated Granite Ridge Conference rivals Mora 39-21. The Bulldogs earned 138.5 points to take fifth place at the Delano “Tigers” Invitational with nine place winners. Jake Nelson and Nick Radunz both won championships and Lukas Paulson, Ethan Anderson and Brayden Weber all earned third places. Blake Paulson earned fourth place, Logan Jurek and Jacob Berning both earned fifth place and Kevin Andrews took sixth place.

 

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers have had a bit of a slow start, due to their great success in football. They earned seventh place at the Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz” Invitational with 110.5 points. They had eight place winners, including one championship by Jake Andres and Trevor Radunz earned second place. Austin Radunz and Peter Koering both earned their places, Colton Kapsner and Sebastian Warzecha both earned fourth place and a pair fifths by John Brisk and Ross Boser. The Pioneers got some of their starters back for the 51st Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. They earned 113 points to take fifth place in this field of fourteen teams. They had seven place winners, including Jake Andres and Jalen Jansen both earned second places and Carson Huls earned third place. Brandon Funk and Trevor Radunz both earned fourth places and Reese Kapsner and Luke Girtz both earned fifth place. Special Note: Congratulations to Reese Kapsner, he won his 100th career match. The football players are working hard to get into wrestling shape!

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets open their dual meet portion of the season at the ACGC “Falcon” Duals. They defeated three foes; Section 4A foe Norwood Young America 72-0, Section 3A foe Pipestone 45-28 and Section 3A foe Canby 38-27. Connor Gess, Cade Sixberry, Ben Morris, Ryan Helgoe, Joe Morris, Ben Beckers, Steven Lloyd were all 3-0 and Jayden Mclearen and Josh Ginther both went 2-1 at the Falcon duals. They split a pair of duals at their Hornet triangular; they defeated Annandale/Maple Lake 42-25 and they dropped a dual to Section 6AA No. 4AA ranked Foley 49-18. The Hornets had a very good tournament performance with twelve place winners for 196 points to earn the championship of the Hornets invitational. They had seven wrestlers earned the finals, with three of them winning championships; Cade Sixberry, Ben Morris and Ryan Helgoe. Joe Morris, Charlie Gellerman, Ben Beckers and Steven Lloyd all earned second places. Jayden McLearan and Josh Ginther both earned third places, Connor Gess earned fourth place, JAckson Gardner earned fifth place and Landon Christensen took sixth place.

 

 

PRINCETON TIGERS

The Tigers defeated Section 7AA foe Hinckley-Finlayson 60-18 and Section 7AAA foe Andover. They dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 foe Cambridge-Isanti 60-12. The Tigers had a good tournament performance with 114 points and seven place winner to earn second place at the Andover “Husky” Invitational. Landen Parent was their lone champion and Zack Wells and Colton Hellman both earned second place. Parker Adkins and Kaleb Adkins both earned third place and Josh Fuller and Justin Zahner both earned fourth places.

 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew opened their season at the Wadena/Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They had five place winners for 110.5 points to take seventh place. Connor Tulenchik won their lone championship, Addisuone Harrington, Jake Poehler and John Urseth all earned third places and Josh Pettit earned fourth place. The Road Crew defeated a pair of class A rivals; Section 6A Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Praire 47-20 and Section 5A Osakis 66-11. The Road Crew continued to roll in their duals, with a win over Section 7A rival WHAN 48-30.

 

ALBANY HUSKIES

The Huskies opened their season at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational, they had a good team performance eight place winners for 108 points. They took fifth place in a field of nine teams, Gabe Zierden and Marvin Stang both won championships. Will Schmitt earned second place, Dustin Schmitt and Owen Meyer both earned fourth places and Connor Winkels, Javier Solis and Carter Fish all earned fifth places. The Huskies dropped a pair of duals at their triangular; they lost to Granite Ridge foe Little Falls 41-30 and to Section 8AAA Rocori 37-31. Connor Winkels, Will Mergen, Austin Olmscheid, Gabe Zierden and Marvin Stang were all 2-0 in the Husky Triangular. The Huskies had a very good team performance with 168.5 points and eleven place winners to earn second place at the Big Lake “Hornet” Invitational. Gabe Zierden and Marvin Stang both won championships and Dustin Schmitt, Owen Meyer and Will Mergen all earned second place. Austin Olmscheid earned third place, Javier Solis earned fourth place. Logan Kittleson, Riley Rakoz and Carter Fish all earned fifth place.

 

MORA MUSTANGS

The Mustangs opened their season at the Ellsworth, Wis Invitational, they had ten place winners for 144 points. They earned third place, no championships, they did have two earn second place; Ryan Nosbush and Tanner Grangruth. Jon Smith earned third place and they had Dan Schroeder and Hunter Fredrickson both earn fourth place. Trevor Theilen, Jordan Lindquist, Mason Sanborn and Max Anderson all earned fifth place and Connor Gemahl took sixth place. The Mustangs were defeated by Granite Ridge Conference rivals the Becker Bulldogs 39-21.

MILACA WOLVES

The Wolves opened their season at the Litchfield “Dragons” Invitational, where they had nine place winners for 90 points. They earned sixth place in a field of eight of teams. No championships were won, but they did earn a pair of third places by Garrett Halls and Bode Zens and five fourth places by: Zach Salgren, William Danilyuk, Ethan Sheves, Jon Hall and Ian Hanson. Tanyan Black and Ben Hanson both earned fifth place. The Wolves defeated Section 7AA foe Hinckley-Finlayson/Pine City 69-12. They dropped a pair of duals the Section 8AAA teams at the Sauk Rapids triangular. They lost to the host, Sauk Rapids 34-30 and Sartell 43-23. Austin Mollet, Gage Thomas-Ferry and Bode Zens were all 2-0 at the Sauk Rapids Triangular.

 

 

SAUCK CENTRE/MELROSE
The Coop opened their season at their Early Bird Invitational, where they scored 74 points to earn eighth place. They had nine place winners, including one championship by Lazaro Garcia. Luke Glasener earned second place and Coy Sjogren earned fourth place. Brayan Raya earned fifth place and Dan Thomas, Caleb Cheadle, Carter Wensmann, Ben Millard and Moises Remoero all took sixth place. They dropped a pair of West Central Conference duals to ACGC 47-15 and to DBLQPV 59-12. They did defeat Osakis in home triangular 43-35, scores for the Ortonville and Holdingford duals were not reported.

 

CLASS AAA TEAMS

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights opened their season with a great team performance at the Knight Invitational; where they had all fourteen place including four championships. They earned the championship with 210.5 points, just one point ahead of the No. 9AAA Forest Lake. Patrick McGee, Nathen Nygaard, Brandon Psyk and Nolan Schmitz won championships and Wyatt Lindberg earned second place. Allen Winters, Gabe Anderson, Dylan Hanson and Hayden LeMonds all earned third place. Carl Leuer earned fourth place and Cole Jann, Kyle Elkie, Isaiah Misnamed and Johnny Misna all earned fifth place. The Knights defeated their Mississippi 8 Conference rival Big Lake 63-6, in their season opener dual meet. The Knights defeated three teams at the Prior Lake “Laker” Duals, they defeated the host No. 7AAA Prior Lake 51-20, AAA Stillwater 62-14 and AAA Farmington 55-9. Patrick McGee, Carl Leuer, Nolan Schmitz, Cole Jann and Allen Winters were 3-0 and Johnny Misna, Nathan Nygaard, Dylan Hanson, Kyle Elkie, Jonah Hayes and Wyatt LIndberg were 2-1 at the Lakers duals.

 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals opened their season their season at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational. They earned 276 points with all fourteen placing, to win the tournament championship. They won six championships; Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Caden Carlson, Josh Miley, Lincoln Shinn and Andrew Reigstad. They had six that earned second place; Israel Navarro, Josiah Swanson, Ethan Roux, Jack Roehl and Jonas Anez. Bryce Erickson earned fourth place and Harley Anez earned fifth place. The Cardinals opened their dual meet portion of the season with a convincing win over Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rivals Rocori 63-6. The Cardinals had a great team performance with 272 points and all of their wrestlers placing to win their 2017 Cardinals Classic Invitational. Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Lincoln Shinn, Caden Carlson, Jack Roehl and Charlie Farhat all won championships. Josh Miley, Jonas Anez, Harley Anez and Israel Navarro all earned second place. Andrew Reigstad earned third place, Alex Backers, Grant Deegan, Bryce Erickson, Ethan Roux and Josiah Swanson all earned fourth place.

 

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers opened their season with a good team performance at a very tough St. Michael-Albervtville “Knights” Invitational. They had twelve place winners, including two championships by Austin Brenner and Aaron Voigt. Earning second place was Alex Kern and Luke Rajkic, Graham Nistler and Isaiah Green all earned third place. Taylor Hugg and Dallas Hooper both earned fourth place, Tyler Zachman and Drew Kiffmeyer both earned fifth place and Drevion Hemingway and Logan Hanson both took sixth place. The Tigers opened their dual meet portion of the season, with a it win over Central Lakes Conference foe Fergus Falls 64-15. The Cardinals earned 217 points and all their wrestlers were place winners to take second place Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invitational. Austin Brenner, Graham Nistler, Dallas Hooper, Isaiah Green and Luke Rajkic all won championships. Aaron Voigt and Taylor Hugg both earned second place, Drevion Hemingway, Drew Kiffmeyer and Payton Christianson all earned third place.Tyler Zachman, Federico Santiago, Rheave Danford and Braxton Garceau all earned fourth place and Jayden Sundstrom and Jack Latterell both earned fifth place. Special note: congratulations to Graham Nistler, he won his 100th Career Match.

 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUE JACKETS

The Blue Jackets opened their season with a Quadrangular at White Bear Lake, where they soundly defeated three AAA foes; Section 7AAA Elks River 45-21, Section 5AAA Buffalo 56-18 and Section 4AAA White Bear Lake 51-15. Logan Lindquist, Martin Puttbrease and Travis Drews all were 3-0, Ryan Droubie, Will Flemister and Tate Torgerson all went 2-0 and Jacob Mujwid, Nolan Hentges, Tom Bailey and Wyatt Kruse all went 2-1 at the White Bear Lake quadrangular. The Blue Jackets went 3-1 at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” duals. They defeated Amery, WIs. 50-22, Section 4AAA Centennial 62-18 and Section 7AA Hibbing 57-9. Jacob Mujwid, Jimmy Brown, Travis Drews, Ryan Droubie, Martin Puttbrease and Wyatt Kruse all went 4-0 at the Wildcat duals. The Blue Jackets defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rival Princeton 60-12. They went 3-1 at the Park Cottage Grove “Wolf Pack” Duals, with wins over No. 7AA Hutchinson 42-33, Section 5AAA Park Center 70-9, River Falls, Wis, 53-25. They did dropped one dual to the No. 4AAA ranked Albert Lea 40-27. Jacob Mujwid and Tate Togerson both went 4-0, Ryan Droubie, Jimmy Brown and Travis Drews all went 3-1 and Wyatt Kruse went 3-0 at the Wolf Pack duals.

 

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks opened their season with a great team performance, to win the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational with 170 points and all fourteen placing. Bryce Golden and Nic Geiger both won championships and Jon Solum, Hunter Schoenborn and Kaleb Beam all earned second place. Darren Roth, Alan Wuori, Chance Hinrichs and Peter Moen all earned third place, Cale Newby, Clay Olsen and Nate Golden all earned fourth place. The Lumberjacks had two that earned fifth place, Colton HInrichs and Nicholas Mutchler. The Lumberjacks split duals at their triangular; they defeated their Section 8AA rivals Thief River Falls 46-24 and they were defeated by Section 8AA and No. 5AA ranked Perham 46-22. The Lumberjacks had a great tourney performance with 182 points and twelve place winners to earn second place at the 51st Annual Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. This was a field of fourteen teams with numerous state ranked individuals. Seth Newby won their lone championship and Chance Hinrichs and Nic Geiger both earned second place. Jon Solum and Hunter Schoenborn both earned third place, Bryce Golden, Nate Golden, Alan Wuori, Peter Moen and Kaleb Beam all earned fourth place and Cale Newby took sixth place.

 

ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints opened their dual meet portion of their season at the Hastings “Raider” Duals. They went 2-1 with wins over AAA Lean and Mean Hastings 51-22 and Section 6AAA Minnetonka 45-24. They dropped a dual to No. 6AAA Albert Lea 45-24. The Fighting Saints defeated their Mississippi 8 Conference foe Chisago Lakes 63-6. The went 2-1 at the Coon Rapids “Cardinals” Duals, with wins over Minneapolis Southwest 76-6 and Northfield 48-18. They dropped their first round to Mounds View 40-28, they earned fifth place.

 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers opened their season at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals, where they went 5-0 with big wins over No. 5A Kenyon-Wanamingo 40-39, Centennial 55-21, Section 7AA foe Hibbing 51-26 and Amery, Wis. 47-27. Leo Wilczek, Dakota Kern, Simon Bryce and A. J. Jenks were all 4-0, Gabe Nagel, Grant Litke and Luke Venske were all 3-1 and Tony Winkleman went 2-0. The Flyers defeated a pair of rivals at the Albany “Huskies” Triangular, they beat Section 8AAA Rocori 35-24 and Section 6AA Albany 41-30. The Flyers earned fourth place at the 51st Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational with 142.5 points and seven place winners. They won three championships by, Gabe Nagel, Sam Nagel and Grant Litke. Simon Bryce earned third place, Ryan Graves earned fifth place, Dakota Kern earned sixth place and Simon Pantzke took seventh place.

 

 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds opened their dual portion of their season with a big win over cross town rival West Fargo 46-27 and they dropped a dual to No. 5AA rivals Perham 49-19. They earned 142.5 points and they had all fourteen place to win the Jamestown “JC’S” Invitational. They won four championships by: Ryan Luthi, Brady Behrens, Clay Hall and Deion Larry. Gunnar Olstad and Chase Beadle both earned second place and Xander Risdal, Jacob Larson and Tyler Gobermatz all earned third place. Rasheed Shahin earned fourth place, Mason Hugh’s earned fifth place, Evan Frankhanel, Hayden Netland and Landon Berry all took sixth place. The Spuds took tenth place at the 51st Annual Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational with 73 points. Ryan Luthi earned second place, Clay Hall earned third place and Jacob Larson earned fourth place. Brady Behrnes earned fifth place and Gunnar Olstad took sixth place.

 

SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES

The Sabres had a great tourney performance with 137.5 points and nine place winners to earn fourth place at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational. They won three championships by Cole Fibranz, Jackson Penk and Nick Pelach and Andy Heckman and Patrick Hesse both earned second place. Sam Fernholz earned third place, Dylan Enriquez earned fifth place, Austin Frauenholtz and Jack Engle both took sixth place. The Sabres defeated two foes at the Sauk Rapids “Storm” triangular. They defeated cross town rival and Section 8AAA rivals Sauk Rapids 41-34 and Section 7AA foe Milaca 43-23. Cole Fibranz, Jack Engle, Dylan Enriquez, Nick Pelach, Jackson Penk, Sam Fernholz and Austin Frauenholtz all were 2-0 at the Storm triangular. The Sabres had a good tourney performance with 149 points and ten place winners to earn third place at the Big Lake “Hornet” Invitational. They won three championships by Cole Fibranz, Jackson Penk and Nick Pelach and Jack Engle earned second place. Sam Fernholz earned third place, Dylan Enriquez, Andy Heckman and Patrick Hesse all earned fifth place, Dylan Gerdes and Nick Daffinrud both took sixth place.

 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors opened their season at the Blue Earth Event “Dick Maher” Invitational, they earned sixth place with 89 points and seven place winner. Denny Busbey and Kyle Patnode both earned second place and Chad Orsburn and Brad Patnode both earned third place. Atlie Danielson, Tom Fickett and Austin Newgard all earned fourth place at the Blue Earth Area event. The Warriors opened their dual meet portion of the season with a big win over their Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA rivals, Alexandria 37-36. The Warriors had eight place winners to earn sixth place in the 51st Annual Paul Bunyan Invitational with 112 points. Atlie Danielson won their lone championship, Chad Orsburn and Denny Busbey both earned third place. Kyle Patnode, Brad Patnode and Gabe Wagner all earned fourth place and Moran Gibson and Braden Kramer both took sixth place.

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison opened their dual meet portion of their season with three duals at the White Bear Lake Quadrangular. They defeated Section 7AAA foe Elk River 39-20 and White Bear Lake 36-34. They dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference foe Cambridge-Isanti 56-18. Ryan Scherber, Ben Ruhr and Jacob Scherber were all 3-0 and Tom Samson, Caleb Drews, Travis Larson and Seamus Filkins all went 2-1 at the quadrangular. The Bison had seven place winners at the Chanhassen “Ethan Herman Memorial” Invitational for 112 points to take sixth place. Jacob Scherber was their lone champion and Owen Herbst earned second place. Ben Ruhr and John Dahlheimer both earned third place, Ran Scherber and Seamus Filkins both earned fourth place and Joshua Anderson took sixth place.

 

SAUK RAPIDS STORM

The Storm opened their season at the very tough St. Michael-Alberville “Knights” Invitational. They earned 56 points with five place winners, Jared Spohn led the Storm, he earned second place. Andrew Wollack and Marcus Santilla both earned fourth place, Jacob Ackerman and Ben Gilbertson both earned fifth place. The Storm split duals at their triangular, they defeated Section 7AA rivals, Milaca 34-30. They lost to Central Lakes Conference and Section 8AAA cross town rivals, Sartell/Stephen 41-34. Andrew Wollak , Jared Spohn and Ben Konz all went 2-0 in the Storm triangular. The Storm earned fourth place with 136.5 points at the Shakopee “Sabre” Invitational with six place winners. Jared Spohn was their lone champion and Andrew Wollack earned second place. Cole Ackerman, Jake Ackerman and Dante Haywood all earned third place and Marcus Santilla took sixth place.

 

ROCORI SPARTANS
The Spartans opened their season with a good team performance at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational. They earned 146 points with eleven place winners to earn third place in a nine team field. The Spartans lone championship was Gunnar Feldhege, he was voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the Tournament. Ben Primus and Jame Mann both earned second place, Austin Moscho, Trent Kerzman, Zavier Grefe, Nate Evens and Dylan Schafer all earned third place. Zach Swanson and Gavin Winter both earned fourth place and Brock Humbert earned fifth place. The Spartans split duals at the Albany Husky triangular, they defeated Albany 37-31 and they dropped a dual to Section 8AAA rivals Little Falls 35-24. They were defeated by Central Lakes Conference and No. 5AAA ranked Willmar 63-6.

 

 

 

 

Roger Mischke
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