CENTRAL MINNESOTA MAT RATS 20TH ANNUAL REPORT (Early December)

CENTRAL MINNESOTA MAT RATS 20TH ANNUAL REPORT (Early December)

By Roger Mischke November 2014 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 (Those photo only to Roger @ matrat@charter.net. Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke.

CLASS AAA ST. MICHAEL ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights started their season with a big win over Mississippi 8 rival Monticello 70-6. They had a very good tourney performance at their invitational with eleven place winners. They had six championships by: Jordan Joseph, Evan Ronsen, Ryan Jones, Jake Briggs, Donnie Leuer and Jake Allar. Zach Nygaard and Randy Anderson both earned second place. Taking third place was Mitch Zachman and Garrett Ailts earned fourth place. The Knights had a great tournament performance with four big wins at the Prior Lake “Laker” Duals. They defeated No. 9AA ranked New Prague 44-16, No. 8AAA Prior Lake 52-18, No. 11AAA Farmington 48-24 and No. 1AA Simley 53-10. Patrick McKee, Mitchell McKee, Jake Allar, Evan Ronsen and Jordan Joseph were all 4-0, Zach Nygaard and Zach Dehmer were both 3-1 and Jake Briggs and Evan Foster were both 3-0 at the Prior Lake Duals.

 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds started their season with a loss to the No. 6AA ranked Perham 31-28. They did dominate the Jamestown “Elks” Tournament with all fourteen wrestlers placing. They amassed 202 points and earned five championships by Ethan Tallakson, Grant Brendemuhl, Matt Solid, Sam Grove and Joe Grove. Riley Schock, Wyatt Hanson and Brody Jerom all earned second place and Taylor Laidlaw, Jack Lein, Ben Lien and Grant Trowbridge all earned third place. A pair of fifth places were earned by Hayden Bjorge and Brady Hehrens. The Spuds had a great tourney performance with 150.5 points to earned second place at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational, a field of fourteen teams. They had eight place winners including one championship by Brody Jerome and Sam Grove earned second place. Grant Brendemuhl and Grant Trowbridge both earned third place, Wyatt Hanson, Joseph Grove and Ben Lein all earned fourth place and Ethan Tallakson took fifth place.

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals started their season number topping Class A No. 8 ranked Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 42-24 and BOLD 68-12. They had a big win over a tough St. Cloud Tech team, a Central Lakes Conference rival 58-3. The Cardinals were minus a couple of their starters and yet earned second place at their invitational with 230 points. All fourteen placed with six winning championships; Colton Carlson, Clay Carlson, Cael Carlson, Travis Deegan, Vaughn Johnson and Juan Resendez. Israel Navaro, Estevan Navaro and Brady Reigstad all earned second place and earning third place was Jalen Cabrea. Lincoln Shinn and Cole Gau both earned fourth place and taking fifth place was Logan Walkow and Nathan Laurence. The Cardinals rolled over Section 6AAA rivals Wayzata 63-6 and Minnetonka 63-0.

ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints had great tournament performance to open their season, as they topped the field of teams at the Mound-Westonka “Turkey Trott” Invitational with 223 points. They had thirteen wrestlers place including three championships by Mitchell Wilson, Aaron Wilson and Blaine Nordin. Lucas Sherburne, Danny Worthington, Andrew Wasche and Bo Blanske all earned second place. Mason Hall, Tony Struntz and Cole Kirpach all earned third place and Tim Westenkamp took fifth place. They defeated the No. 5AAA ranked Anoka at the Turkey Trot. They continue with yet another great tournament performance with 241.5 points to win the Shakopee Invitational. All fourteen wrestlers placed in the top four including two championships by Bo Blanske and Blaine Nordin. Alex Wilson, Tony Struntz, Lucas Sherburne and Danny Worthington all earned second place. The Fighting Saints earned six third place by: Coleton Petrucci, Mitchell Wilson, Mason Hall, Aaron Wilson, Cole Kirpach and Tim Wetenkamp and they earned one fourth place by Seth Dammann. They defeated No. 4AAA ranked Shakopee in their tourney efforts and Shakopee. The Fighting Saints earned third place with 135.5 points at the Andover “Huskies” Invitational, despite missing several of their starters. They had nine place winners, including two championships by: Tyler Dahlstrom and Alex Wilson. Colton Petrucci earned second place and Tanner Kunshier earned third place. Andrew Wasche and Kole Kirpach both earned fourth place and Dylan Bigelbach, Meng Lee and Lucas Phelps all took fifth place.

ALEXANDRIA CARDINALS

The Cardinals opened their portion of the dual meet season with a big win over Central Lakes Conference rival Sartell 59-6. The Cardinals were minus a couple of their starters and yet they had a great tourney performance as they earned third place with 172 points at the Litchfield Invitational. They had ten wrestlers place including three championships by Ben Johnson, BenBorgart and Dustin Neu. Adam Johnson earned second place and taking third places were; Gage Zieske, Dylan Kriese and Dyken Ledman. Ryan Ledman and Tristan Johnson both took fifth place. The Cardinals had another very good tournament performance with eight place winners to earn second place at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational. This was a field of twelve teams, they won two championships by Blake Olhausen and Dustin Neu. Ben Johnson and Adam Johnson both earned second place and Gage Zieske earned third place. Ben Bogard and Dylan Kriese both earned fourth place and Dan Oberg took fifth place. ELK RIVER ELKS The Elks had a great start to their season with three big wins at the Cambridge-Isanti quadrangular over Cambridge-Isanti 50-27, Rogers 48-23 and White Bear Lake 39-27, Anthony Meister, Kyle Ziemer, Garrett Caldon and Cole Moening were all 3-0 at the quadrangular. They dropped a Section 7AAA dual to rival Anoka 42-24. They had a great tournament performance with 182 points and eleven place winners, to earn second place at the Saint Michael-Albertville Invitational. Anthony Meister, Garrett Caldon and Bobby Schmitz all won championships. Brian Hansen and Cole Moening both earned third place and Sam Bigas, Brendan Simmons, Kyle Ziemer and Matt Osberg all earned fourth place and taking fifth place were Nikolas Arnhalt and Casey Schilz.

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers topped Big Lake 58-12 and Princeton 51-23 and in a very close dual they topped Granite Ridge rival Milaca 36-30. The Flyers went 1-2 at the Coon Rapids Cardinal duals with a win over Mounds View, dropping duals to Coon Rapids 48-21 and Plainville-Elgin-Millview 51-21. Alex Lange went 2-0 and Leo Wilczek, Josh Beack and Justin Jenks were all 2-1 at the Coon Rapids duals. The Flyers earned seventh place with 107.5 points at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational with six place winners. Justin Jenks earned second place, Devon Nelson, Logan Kapphahn and Gage Blechinger all earned fourth place. Josh Beack and Mickel Shultz both took fifth place. BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS The Lumberjacks topped Thief River Falls 44-27 and dropped a dual to No. 9AA ranked Perham 54-15. They did top iron range rival Hibbing 49-18. They earned 102 points for seventh place at the Fosston/Bagley Alfred Olson Memorial Invitational with eight place winners. Many of their starters were involved with another school function and didn’t participate in the tourney. Nat Golden and Parker Beyer both earned second place, Jon Solum and Hunter Schoenborn both earned third place. Jordan James and Corey McAllister both earned fourth place and Chance Hendricks took fifth place. The Lumberjacks earned 100 points and had seven place winners to earn eighth place at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. Brian Maas won their lone championship, Alex O’Neal and Wyatt Yoemans both earned fourth place. Dylan Sauceda and Gannon Strain earned fifth place and Brody Wilander and Nick Peterson both took sixth place.

ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers had a great tournament performance to start their season, they earned third place with 159.5 points at the Mound-Westonka “Turkey Trot” Invitational. They had eleven wrestlers place including two championships by Jake Johnson and Tyler Hugg. Alex VanHeel and Cole Schreder both earned second place and earning third places were; Dallas Hooper, Graham Nistler and Micah Mangel. Jayden Sunstrom earned fourth place and Tucker Brouwer, Luke Dorn and Henry Nistler all took fifth places. The Tigers dropped their first dual of the season to No. 8AAA ranked Central Lakes Conference rival Willmar 58-3. There were several good matches in this dual. The Tigers earned 158 points to earn third place at the Willmar “Cardinal” Classic with nine place winners. Dallas Hooper won their lone championship and Tucker Bouwer and Cole Schreder both earned second place. Luke Dorn, Henry Nistler and Tyler Hugg all earned third place. Austin Brenner and Micah Mangel both earned fourth places and Joe Klontz took fifth place.

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets opened their season going 2-1 at their quadrangular; they defeated Rogers 32-27 and White Bear Lake 44-18, they dropped a dual to Section 7AAA rival Elk River 50-27. David Kent, Jake Olson and Casey Schlichenmayer all went 3-0 at the CBI quadrangular. They dropped a dual to Section 7AAA and No. 8AAA ranked Coon Rapids 36-22. The Bluejackets went 2-2 at the Foley “Falcon” Duals with wins over Paynesville 64-12 and Sartell 40-31. They lost to Class A No. 8 ranked Pierz 34-33 and to AA ranked No. 8AA Foley 35-22. Tate Torgerson and Michael Seafolk were all 4-0, Jared Doty, Monty Frederiksen and Kaleb Bucks were all 3-1 and Matt Plemon went 3-0 at the Foley duals. They topped the Tigers of Princeton 43-18. They went 2-2 at the Park “Wolf Pack” Duals with wins over AAA Stillwater 43-25 and Tartan 60-15. They dropped duals to No. 7A Chatfield 38-30 and to Lean and Mean Blue Earth Area 36-30. David Kent went 4-0, Tate Torgerson, Caleb Brennan, Josh Samsa and Justin Rosono were all 3-1 and Drake Frikken and Michael Seafolk both were 3-0 at the Wolfpack duals.

ROCORI SPARTANS

The Spartans opened their season with a good performance at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational with 121 points and eight place winners to take fifth place. They won two championships by Dalton Calfas and Max Court. Ben Hoffman earned second place and Nick Warne and Seth Klein both earned third place. Zaier Grefe earned fourth place and Gunner Feldhege and Cole Steil both took fifth place. They topped Central Lakes Conference rival Fergus Falls 54-18 in the first dual meet of the season. The Spartans topped Kimball Area 38-37 and they tied Section 6AAA rival Buffalo 35-35.

BRAINERD WARRIORS The Warriors started their season with a good tournament performance with 134 points to take fifth place at the Mound-Westonka “Turkey Trot” Invitational with eleven place winners. They won two championships Andy Schlosser and Cole Kubesh, Braden Kramer, Coe DeRosier and Doug Filbrandt all earned third place. Dylan Crandall earned fourth place and Logan Thedore, C. J. Wahl, Kesmond Willert, C. J. Orsburn and Drew Braun all took fifth place. The Warriors topped Central Lakes Conference rival Sauk Rapids 51-19 to open their dual meet portion of their season. They had a great tourney performance with 209.5 points and all fourteen placing to win the championship at the Blue Earth Invitational. They won five championships; Andy Schlosser, Drew Breun, Drew Robinson, Cole Kubesh and Braden Kramer. Doug Filbrandt earned second place and Logan Theodore earned third place. Dylan Crandall, Cole Derosier and Kesmond Willert all earned fourth place and C. J. Wohl and Eli Horn both took fifth place. The Warriors dropped a very close dual to Class A Lean and Mean rival Aitkin 34-31. The Warriors earned 93.5 points to earned eighth place at their Paul Bunyan Invitational. They had four place winners, including one championship by Cole Kubesh, Andy Schlosser and Dylan Crandall both earned third place and C. J. Orsburn earned fifth place.

ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals opened their season going 1-2 at the Cambridge-Isanti quadrangular with a win over White Bear Lake 42-38. They dropped duals to Elk River 48-23 and Cambridge-Isanti 32-27. Bret Wilson, Jay Larson, Jordan Lemcke, Dominic Skwiniak and Andrew Piehl were all 3-0 at the Bluejacket quadrangular. They earned 132 points to take fourth place at the Maple Grove “Crimson” Invitational with five place winners. Jordan Lemcke and Andrew Piehl both won championships, Brett Wilson and Dominic Skawiniak both earned second place and Jordan Bond earned third place. They dropped a dual to section rival Champlin Park 37-33 and to Mississippi 8 Conference foe Big Lake 52-12.

SARTELL SABRES

The Sabres opened their season with a good tournament performance with 143 points to take third place at the Melrose “Early Bird” Tournament. They had eleven place winners including two champions; Rylee Molitor and Noah Peichel and earning second place was Jake Fernholz. Tyler Hubert and Ben Strom earned third place and Jonathan Pelach earned fourth place. Nick Pelach, Caleb O’Brien, Jordan Houkos, Charlie Beckering and Vieri Oculisti-Szabo all took fifth place. The Sabres dropped their first dual meet of the season to AAA Lean and Mean Central Lakes Conference rival Alexandria 59-6. The Sabres had a tough day at the Foley “Falcon” Duals as they dropped duals to Pierz 40-31, Paynesville 42-33, Cambridge-Isanti 39-27 and Foley 58-14. Rylee Molitor, Jon Pelach , Ben Strom and Noah Piechel all went 4-0 at the Foley duals. They had another very good tournament performance as they earned 178 points to take third place at the Big Lake “Hornet” Invitational. They had eleven place winners including championships by Rylee Molitor, Nick Pelach and Noah Peichel. Jake Fernholz earned second place and Jonathon Pelach, Cole Fibranz and Alex Heckman all earned third place and Charlie Beckering earned fourth place.

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison opened their season with a great tournament performance, they earned 141 points to take fourth place at the Osseo “Ken Droegemueller” Invitational. They won three championships by: Charlie DesMarais, Hunter Durand and Adam Treptau. Jacob Scherber and Robert Sahli both earned second place and Cole Scherber and Brandon Schreifels both took fifth place. The Bison topped section 6AAA foe Robbinsdale Armstrong 54-17 and they split with a pair of Mississippi 8 teams; as they defeated their rival Monticello 52-29 and they lost to Big Lake 43-21. They tied section 6AAA rival Rocori 35-35 and Class A Kimball 52-24. The Bison had a good tournament performance with 138 points

CLASS AA

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lightning topped Class A rivals Paynesville 67-8 and Kimball 49-12 in their first dual meets of the season. They had a great tournament performance with 162.5 points and nine place winners including three championships by: Cory Schmidt, Joe Driscoll and Spencer Oden. Hunter Malachek earned second place and Cullen Gallagher earned third place. Cyler Helwig, Dominick Braun and Josh Gindele all earned fourth place and Derek Tomberlin took fifth place. They continue to turn in great performances as they topped No. 8AA and Section 6AA rival Foley 28-22 and another section Section 6AA foe Big Lake 53-15. They had a huge week as they defeated AA Lean and Mean Milaca 39-29 and Wright County Conference rival Litchfield 50-9. They earned second place at the Woodbury “Royals” Duals with a big win over AAA Lean and Mean Lakeville North 40-26 and Irondale 73-0. They dropped a very close dual in the championship to No. 7AAA ranked Anoka 29-25.

MILACA WOLVES

The Wolves started their season going 1-2 at the Waconia “Wildcat” Duals, they beat LeSueur-Henderson 49-30, they lost to No. 4AAA Shakopee 47-21 and AA Lean and Mean Waconia 43-28. Austin Weidner, Josh Otten, Colton Sailer and Jake Merten were all 3-0 and Dru Kuchenbaker and Jack Barsody were all 2-1 at the Wildcat duals. The Wolves dropped a Granite Ridge Conference dual to Little Falls 36-30. They had a very good tournament performance with 180 points to earn second place at the Litchfield “Dragon” Invitational. They had ten place winners including three champions; Aaron Moscho, Austin Weidner and Josh Otten. Kyle Starr and Jack Barsody both earned second place and Jake Merten earned third place. Jon Hall, Hunter Noor and Colton Sailor all earned fourth place. The Wolves dropped a dual to the No. 7AA ranked Annandale/Maple Lake 39-29.

MORA MUSTANGS

The Mustangs started their season with two big wins over AA Lean and Mean and Granite Ridge Conference rival Becker 43-25 and No. 9A ranked Pierz 35-32. They went 3-0 at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals with a big win over three Section 7AA rivals Grand Rapids 36-30, Chisago Lake 49-23 and Hibbing 62-9. Konrad Blood, Jon Smith, Brandon Lucking, Tyler Tober, Jordan Tober and Brady Beier all were 3-0 at the Wildcat duals. They defeated section 7AA rivals Princeton 46-21 and Virginia 65-9.

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons started their dual portion of their season with a pair of wins over Granite Ridge foe Albany 57-10 and AAA foe Rocori 49-16. They went 4-0 at the their Falcon duals with wins over Cambridge-Isanti 35-22, Sartell 58-14, Paynesville 70-6 and No. 9A ranked Pierz 57-10. Taylor Jurek, Carter Neilsen, Brandon Jackson, Spencer Elwell and Saylor Schmit were al 4-0 at the Falcons duals. The Falcons split a pair of Section 6AA duals; they topped Big Lake 35-29 and they dropped a very close dual to Annandale/Maple 28-22. The young Falcons had a good tournament showing as they earned 132.5 points to earn eighth place in a fourteen team field of teams at the Brainerd ” Paul Bunyan” Invitational. They had eight place winners, including one championship by Carter Nielsen. Nathan Goulet earned fourth place, Spencer Elwell earned fifth place and Jon Olson and Noah Lefebvre all earned sixth place. Saylor Schmidt, Mitch Rothfork and Austin Loehrer all took seventh place.

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs started their dual portion of their season, dropping duals to No. 9AA and Granite Ridge rival Mora 43-25 and No. 9A ranked Pierz 49-21. They did top AAA St. Cloud Apollo 57-15. They defeated Zimmerman 45-19 in dual meet action. The Bulldogs had three place winners at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational; Chris Weberg earned third place and Cody Ferris and Caleb Vekved both earned sixth place.

NEW LONDON SPICER WILDCATS

The Wildcats started their season placing 5th place with 74 points at the Belgrade-Brooten Elrosa “Jaguar” Tournament with four in the top 4 places. Logan Eckhoff won the championship, Tom Stageberg and Sam Stageberg placed 2nd and Nate Thein got 4th place. Many of their wrestlers had missed that first week of practice because of football. At the Maple Grove Crimson Tournament they got 3rd place with 133.5 points. Trey Austvold and Logan Eckhoff won championship, Tom Stageberg and Jared Travis earned second place, and Josh Soine took 5th. The Wildcats earned fifth place at the Grand Forks “Sertoma” Duals with wins over Detroit Lakes 44-24, Fertile-Beltrami 54-21 and they topped No. 11A ranked Badger-Greenbush-Middle River 42-34. They dropped duals to Turtle Mountain 42-31 and West Fargo 60-15. Tom Stageberg and Brandon Kingsley were both 5-0 and Trey Ausvold went 4-1.

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew started their season with a great tournament performance, to earn third place with 157 points at the Wadena “Dennis Kaatz” Invitational. They had eleven place winners including one championship by Nathanial Adkins. Nick Gravdahl and Joe Harrison both earned second place and John Urseth earned third place. Colton Anderson, Darion Anderson, Evan Gravdahl and Shawn Brandon all earned fourth place and Spencer Richards and Dillon Nichols both took fifth place. The Road Crew had a couple of big wins over a couple of Mid-State Conference rivals; they topped Detroit Lakes 37-36 and Wadena-Deer Creek 63-15.

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV UNITED

The United crew topped West Central Conference foe BOLD to open their dual meet portion of the season 61-18. They split a pair of duals to Class A lean and mean teams; they topped Canby 32-27 and they dropped one to Wabasso/Red Rock Central 44-17. They dropped a dual to No. 8A ranked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 48-28 and they defeated Class A Border West 46-23. The United topped a pair of West Central Conference rivals; Morris Area 53-21 and Minnewaska 66-12. The United had a very good tournament performance as they scored 164 points to win the championship at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational. They had eleven place winners including three championships by Bailey Eickhoff, Wyatt Ireland and David Nelson. Donny Bothun earned second place, Joe Schomaker, Markus Kranz and Cole Bungarden all earned third place. Matt Henrickson and Riley Kwillinski both took fifth place.

OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their dual meet portion of their season with a win over Class A Lean and Mean Barnesville 40-39. They split a pair of duals with Class A foes, they defeated Pelican Rapids 45-18 and dropped a close dual to the No. 9A West Central Area 39-31. They had a good tournament performance with 109 points to tie for fourth place at the Fosston “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invitational. Sam Naddy and Ben Naddy both won championships, James Holen and Coy Thorson both earned third place. Nate Hart earned fourth place and Hunter Doll, Korey Juvrud and Noah Minten all took fifth place. They Bulldogs had five place winners at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational, including one championship by Ben Naddy. Sam Naddy and Coy Thorson both earned second place and Noah Minten earned fourth place.

 

SAUK CENTRE/MELROSE

The Mainstreeters earned sixth place with 108.5 points at their “Early Bird” Invitational with ten place winners. Will Funk earned second place, Antonio Ortiz and Luke Glasener both earned third place. Cole McElwain, Clayton Mensen, Jordan Winter, Abel Vazquez, Junior Pereez, Jimmy Thomas and Rafi Arias all earned fourth place. They had five place winners at the Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invitational; Will Funk earned third place, Jordan Winter and Noah Lezer both earned fourth place. Cole McElwain and Clayton Mensen both took fifth place at the Cardinal Classic. They split duals with a pair of West Central Conference rivals; they topped Paynesville 50-22 and they dropped a close one to Quad County 40-35. They went 3-0 at the Holdingford quadrangular with wins over Class A Lean and Mean Osakis 40-32, Holdingford 35-33 and Prairie Valley 57-18. Antonio Ortiz, Luke Glasener, Will Funk and Bryan Zuniga were all 3-0 at the quadrangular.

MONTICELLO MAGIC

The Magic dropped their season opening dual to No. 2AAA ranked and Mississippi 8 Conference rival Saint Michael-Albertville 69-9. They had a good tournament performance with 132.5 points to earn fifth place at the Osseo Invitational with nine place winners. Jack Bourgeois won their only championship, Andrew Mergen, Cooper Hanson and Jakob Thompson all earned second place. Kyle Nathan earned third place and Carter Michels earned fourth place. Carsten Scherber, Matt Baloun and Brent Riddle all took fifth place. The Magic earned fourth place with 120.5 points at the Litchfield “Dragon” Invitational. Jack Bourgeois and Andrew Mergen both won championships and Brent Riddle earned second place. Cooper Hanson earned third place, Brandon Gaber and Jakob Thompson both earned fourth place and Carter Michels took fifth place. The Magic dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference rival Buffalo 52-29. The Magic had a very good tournament performance with 189 points to earned second place at the Big Lake “Hornets” Invitational. They had eleven place winners, including three championships by, Andrew Mergen, Jack Bourgeois and Brent Riddle. Cooper Hanson, Carsten Scherber and Matt Adrian all earned second place, Kyle Nathan and Jakob Thompson both earned third place. Jared Schnappanf and Matt Baloun both earned fourth place and Levi Werp took fifth place.

PRINCETON TIGERS

The Tigers toped Mississippi 8 rival North Branch 52-12 and they dropped a dual to Little Falls 51-23. They split a pair of duals with Section 7AA foes; they topped Virginia 60-21 No. 9AA ranked Mora 46-21. They dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference rival Cambridge-Isanti 43-18. They had a very good tourney performance as they scored 172.5 points to earned second place at the Andover “Huskies” Invitational with nine place winners. Jake Pramann and Brent Chambers both won championships, Tim Bialka and Colton Hellman both earned second place. Alex Rabilard and Gabe Kolthoff both earned third place, Gabe Katzke, Dylan Auren and Chase Arens all earned fourth place.

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Dragons opened their season with a good tournament performance to earn sixth place at their Dragon Invitational with nine place winners. Wyatt Kapping and Derek Fruetel both earned second place and Conor Hoff, Cody Klabunde and Jackson Penk all earned third place. Ryan Anderson and Dylan Penk both earned fourth place and Logan Nelson and Logan Wagner both took fifth place. They dropped a dual to Section 6AA and Wright County Conference rival No. 7AA ranked Annandale/Maple Lake 50-9.

LONG PRAIRIE/BROWERVILLE

They started their season with a good tourney performance with 142 points to earn fourth place at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational. They had eleven place winners including three championships by; Jaden Buntjer, Noah Becker and Miquel Ambriz. Nicholas Middenforf earned second place and Creg Donabauer, Dalton Butler, Keegan Cavallero, Damian Lange and Austin Chyba all earned third place. Caleb Pesta and Kellen Pullam both earned fourth place. They defeated Crosby-Ironton 69-6 and Nawkswauk-Keewatin 70-6 and Class A Lean and Mean Osakis 35-26. They earned fourth place at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational with 121.5 points. They had eight place winners including a pair of championships by Noah Becker and Miquel Ambriz. Creg Donabauer and Austin Chyba both earned third place. Jayden Buntjer, Nicholas Middendorf, Thomas Pesta and Damian Lange all took fifth place.

CLASS A

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints had a very good tournament performance to start their 2014 portion of their season with 225.5 points and the championship at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational. They had eleven place winners including six championships by: Zach Carlson, Jordan Engler, Nick Meyer, Derek Krieger, Colton Kinney and Jonathan Tostenson. Karter VanHeuveln, Israel Rodriguez and Dylan Rudningen all earned second place, David Gordan earned third place and Simon Johnson took fifth place. They topped Section 3A rival BOLD 59-9 and dropped a dual to No. 10AAA ranked Willmar 42-24. The Fighting Saints topped a pair of Lean and Mean AA rivals; New London-Spicer 41-28 and Dawson-Boyd/LQPV/Montevideo 45-22 along with Class A Border West 60-14. They had a great tournament performance with 254 points and thirteen place winners to win the championship of the Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invitational. Nicholas Meyer, Simon Johnson, Jordan Engler and Zachary Carlson all won championships. Jonathon Tostenson, Derek Krieger, Israel Roadrigquez and Karter VanHeuveln all earned second place. Jacob Carlson, Dylan Rudningen, Zach Scott and Wyatt Jones all earned third place and David Gordan took fifth place.

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers topped a pair of Central Minnesota Conference rivals Rockford 72-6 and Eden Valley-Watkins 70-5. They topped AA Lean and Mean Becker 49-21, they topped Section 7A rival Royalton 55-9 and dropped a very close one to the No. 9AA ranked Mora 35-32. The Pioneers went 3-1 at the Foley “Falcon” Duals with big wins over Cambridge-Isanti 34-33, Sartell 40-31 and Paynesville 43-24. They lost to No. 8AA ranked Foley 57-10. Brandon Ortman and Kolton Eischens both went 4-0 and Andrew Tomala went 3-1 at the Falcon duals. They earned 121 points for sixth place at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. They had seven place winners, including one championship by Kolton Eischens. Ted Dehler earned second place and Andrew Tomala and Matt Kummet both earned fourth place. Lane Girtz earned fifth place and Austin Gall and Reese Kapsner both took sixth place.

WEST CENTRAL AREA KNIGHTS

The Knights opened their dual meet portion of their season defeating three Section 6A rivals, Barnesville 48-24, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 52-18 and Wadena-Deer Creek 66-9. They topped two more rivals with wins over Pelican Rapids 45-18 and Park Region Conference rival Ottertail Central 39-31. The Knights had a good tourney performance with 139 points and eight place winners to earned third place at their “Grant County” Invitational. Jake Nohre won their only championship, Royal Crow, Hunter Fick and Buzz Miller all earned second place. Jake Larkin, Kyle Mickelson and Sid Kamrath all earned fourth place and Blake Amundson took fifth place.

AITKIN GOBBLERS

The Cobblers topped Great River Conference foe Rush City/Braham 69-10 to open their 2014 dual meet portion of their schedule. They defeated AA foes: Hibbing 49-13, Cloquet 52-15 and Section 7A foe Deer River 54-7. The Gobblers defeated AAA Brained 34-31 in a very close dual.

 

OSAKIS SILVERSTREAKS

The Silverstreaks had a very good tournament performance with 178 points to earn second place at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational with eleven place winners. Mitch Sunder and Nils Hagen both won championships. Trenton Coyer, Seth Johnson, Ryan Engfer, Tyler Spanswick and Darrin Stoetzle all earned second place. Brendon Coyer earned third place, Garrett Sunder and Isaac Mattson both earned fourth place and Colton Waldvogel took fifth place. They earned fourth place with 124 points to take fourth place at the Shakopee “Sabers” Invitational with nine place winners. Nils Hagen was their lone champion and Trenton Coyer earned second place. Colton Waldvogel earned third place, Logan Hartshorn, Darin Stoetzke, Ryan Engfer and Mitch Sunder all earned fourth place. Seth Johnson and Garrett Sunder both took fifth place. They dropped a pair of duals to No. 5AAA ranked Coon Rapids 46-21 and Long Prairie/Browerville 35-26. They went 2-1 at the Holdingford quadrangular with wins over Holdingford 48-27 and Prairie Valley 42-24 and they lost to Sauk Centre/Melrose 40-32. Trenton Coyer, Brendon Coyer, Seth Johnson and Ryan Engfer were all 3-0 at the Quad.

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons topped West Central Conference rivals Morris Area 57-21, Benson 60-18 and BOLD 52-15. They had a good tournament performance with 114.5 points to earned fifth place with seven place winners at the Litchfield Invite. Brennan Holien was their lone champion, Derek Dengerud, Cody Berghuis and Rylan Molinaro all earned second place. Sheldon Rasmussen earned third place and Tye Soine and Brennan Arnt both earned fifth place. The Falcons had 94 points to take ninth place at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. They had six places winners including Sheldon Rasmussen and Cody Berghuis both earned second place. Derek Dengerud earned third place, Brennen Holien earned fifth place and Rylan Molinaro and Cameron Whitcomb both took sixth place.

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors earned fifth place with 125 points at the Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz” invitational with nine place winners. Tommy Tellers won their only championship, Tristan Palmer and Ben Johnson both earned second place. Austin Bacon and Tanner Bacon both earned third place and Jared Seibert and Tyler Eckman earned fourth place and Toby Hintzman and Craig Isaacson both earned fifth place. The Warriors topped Section 8A rival Walker-Hankensack-Ackley-Nevis 51-12. They dropped a pair of duals to Class A Lean and Mean Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 42-35 and to Section 8A rival Park Rapids 60-24. The Warriors topped Park Region Conference rival Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 52-24. They had an awesome tournament performance with 174 points and twelve place winners to win the Crookston “Rod Olson” Invitational. Tristan Palmer won their lone championship, Isaac Tellers, Tommy Tellers and Tanner Bacon all earned second places. Austin Bacon, Toby Hintzman and Tyler Eckman all earned third place. Tyler Thomas, Cade LaCoe, Ben Johnson, Craig Isaacson and Drew Hendrickson all earned fourth place.

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals had a good tournament performance with 93 points to earn sixth place at the Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz” Invitational. They had seven place winners including one championship by Alex Erpelding and Jake Swensrud earned second place. Blake Gerard, Eric Lisson and Blayne Dumprope all earned fourth place, Jeremy Miller and Spencer Miller both earned fifth place. The Cardinals were 3-0 at the New York Mills quadrangular with wins over Section 6A rival New York Mills 48-36, AA Fosston/Bagley 43-33 and AA United Clay Becker 60-12. They split Mid-State Conference duals; they beat Crosby-Ironton 64-15 and they lost to Detroit Lakes 49-12.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars topped Section 5A rival Paynesville 45-34 to open their 2014 portion of their dual meet season. They had a good tourney performance with 125 points to earn fifth place at the Maple Grove “Crimson” Invitational with eight place winners. Josey Tenson won their lone championship. Tyler Bents earned second place, adam Jaeger, Colby Schramel and Ben Feuerhake all earned third place. Joe Reller, Kaleb Voss and Isaih Gilberts all took fifth place. They had 116.5 points to earned fifth place at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational with seven place winners. Ben Feuerhake won their only championship and Colby Schramel earned second place. Ben Thompson earned third place, Tyler Bents earned fourth place, Josey Tenson, Kaleb Voss and Joe Reller all took fifth place.

HOLDINGFORD HUSKIERS

The Huskiers topped Section 7A rival Royalton 39-30 and they dropped a dual to Central Minnesota Conference rival Kimball 35-24. They earned sixth place at the Willmar Invite with 91 points with five placers; including one championship by Nathan Brinker. Colton Kinney earned third place, Jermey Koetter earned fourth place and Alex Lange and Ryan Skroch both earned fifth places. They went 1-2 in their quadrangular as they defeated Prairie Valley 49-27 and they lost to Class A Lean and Mean Osakis 48-27 and in a very close dual to Sauk Centre/Melrose 35-33. Zach Scott, Nathan Brinker, Nolan Prokott and Tony Kierstead were all 3-0 and Jamey Koetter went 2-1 at the quadrangular.

BORDER WEST BUCCANEERS

The Buccaneers dropped a pair of duals to AA Lean and Mean Dawson-Boyd/LQPV/Montevideo 46-23 and to No. 8A ranked Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 60-14. They had four place winners at the Wahpeton “Dan Unruh Memorial” Invitational including one championship by Cameron Sykora. Tracer Lee and Carter Behrens both earned third place and Eric Schwagel earned fifth place. They had four place winners at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational, Carter Behrens earned second place, Kaden Spindler and Eric Schwagel both earned third place and Jacob Sanasuck took fifth place.

KIMBALL CUBS

The Cubs topped Central Minnesota Conference rival 35-24 and Royalton 54-15. They lost duals to Section 5A Paynesville 42-39 and to No. 7AA ranked Annandale/Maple Lake 49-12. The Cubs had 101 points to earn fifth place at the Glencoe-Silver Lake “Don Hall” Invitational with seven place winners. They won two championships by Quinten Berres and Blane Tschida, Payton Schiefelbein, Joseph Donnay and Brady Mehr all earned fourth place and Michael Donnay and Austin Hentges both earned fifth place.

 

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