Central Minnesota Mat Rats Late December Report (25th Annual)
by Roger Mischke
By Roger Mischke November 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 email@example.com 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 or Mat Boss, could you please add me to your mailing list. Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke
The Falcons went 4-1 in duals this past week; as they defeated their Granite Ridge Conference rivals the Milaca Wolves 61-6. They went 3-1 at the Dassel Cokato “Charger” Duals; with big wins over their Section 6AA rivals Dassel Cokato 48-24, Section 2AA Lean and Mean the Delano Tigers 36-25 and Section 3A the Pipestone Area Arrows 69-6. They dropped a dual to the number No. 12AA ranked Marshall Tigers 35-26. Connor Thorsten went 4-0, Alex Jennison, Evan Milejezak, Caden Ruhoff, Ethan Oswald, Logan Thorsten, Isaiah Fitch and Max Lefevbre all went 3-1. Mark Dierkes, Elijah Novak and Hunter Gorecki all went 2-1. The Falcons had a good week with a pair of wins over Lean and Mean teams at the Royalton/Upsala Royals quad, hosted by Upsala. They defeated AAA Brainerd 41-28 and the Royalton/Upsala Royals 41-28. Alex Jennison @ 106 (10-3), Evan Milejczak @ 113 (8-6), Logan Thorsten @ 132 (13-5), Southern Schmit @ 145(8-6), Mark Dierkes @ 160/152 (14-3) and Max Lefebvre @ 182 (14-4) all went 2-0 at the Royals quad. Those having very good individual record prior to the break are: Levi Jacobson @ 113 (8-1), Conner Thorsten @ 160 (16-2), Isaiah Fitch @ 138 (12-3), Ethan Oswald @ 120 (13-5) and Carter Svihla @ 220 (11-6). The Falcons have a 12-1 dual meet record prior to the holiday break.
The Pioneers dropped a pair of duals at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browervile Wolves triangular. They lost to the No. 1A ranked Wolves 30-27 and the No. 12A Minnewaska Area Lakers 39-32. Trevor Radunz, Jake Andres, Austin Radunz, Brandon Tomala and Reese Kapsner all went 2-0 at the Wolves triangular. The Pioneers earned sixth place at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational with five place winners. This is a field of over 40 teams, with many ranked wrestlers. Jake Andres earned second place at 126, Carson Huls earned fourth place at 195, Brandon Tomala and Trevor Radunz both earned fifth place at 152 and 138 and Sebastain Warzecha earned seventh place. They defeated the AA Lean and Mean Mora Mustangs 48-33 and the Section 7AA Milaca Wolves 62-6. The Pioneers split duals at the Detroit Lakes “Laker” triangular. They defeated the Section 7AA Hibbing Bluejackets 51-18 and they lost to the No. 10AA ranked Detroit Lakes Lakers and Section 8AA rivals 44-20. Reese Kapsner, Carson Huls, Jake Andres, Brandon Tomala and Sebastian Warzecha all went 2-0 at the Lakers triangular. Special Note: Carson Huls won his 100th career match and Brandon Funk won his 60th career match.
The Charges went 3-1 at the DC Charger Duals, with big wins over a pair of Section 6AA teams, Big Lake 42-39 and Albany 42-30 and they defeated Section 3A foe Pipestone Area Arrows 49-15. They dropped a dual to No. 6AA ranked, Section 6AA rivals the Foley Falcons 48-24. Jude Link, Prestin Bradley, Jacob Schmitz and Josh DeBoer all went 4-0 and Noah Halonen and Hayden Hoernemann both went 3-1 and Carson Amundson went 2-1 at the Charger duals. The Chargers dropped a pair of duals to No. 3AA ranked Scott West Panthers 42-21 and the AA Lean and Mean Watertown-Mayer Royals 37-33. Jacob Schmitz and Will O’Brien both went 2-0 at the Charger triangular. The Chargers earned second place with 156.5 points at he Delano Tigers Invitational. Jacob Schmitz was their lone champion and Prestin Bradley, Jude Link and Beau Nelson all earned second place. Carson Amundson, Sam Mark, Will O’Brien and Christian Johnson all earned third place and Noah Halonen and Josh DeBoer both earned fifth place. Special Note: Noah Halonen won his 75th career match. The Chargers took eighteenth place at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational. They had three place winners: Jacob Schmitz earned fourth place, he went 4-2 at the tourney and Prestin Bradley earned fourth place, he went 5-3 at the tourney. Noah Halonen earned eighth place, he went 4-3 at the tourney. Juke Link and Will O’Brien both went 3-2, but failed to place.
The Dragons went 2-0 with big wins over the Section 6AA Albany Huskies 43-33 and the No. 10A ranked Belgrade-Brooten Jaguars 36-36 on criteria. Devin Steinhaus, Eddie Simes, Chase Liestman, Jerry Simes, Sergio Martinez, Bryce Penk and Logan Nelson all went 2-0. The Dragons defeated a pair of rivals at the New London-Spicer Wildcat triangular. They defeated Wright County Conferences rivals NLS 42-28 and the Mound-Westonka Knight Hawks 48-25. Carter Block, Devin Steinhaus, Aryan Payne, Jerry Simes, Logan Nelson and Chase Liestman all went 2-0 at the Wildcat triangular. The Dragons earned eighth place with 88 points and three place winners at the Redwood River Riot Invitational. Logan Nelson and Chase Leistman both won championships at 170 and 285 and Eddie Simes earned fifth place at 132 and Alex Joedeman went 3-2, but was one match short of earning a place, in this very tough field of 30 teams. Special Note: Jerry Simes won his 75th career match.
The Royals split theirs duals at the Dassel Cokato Charger triangular. They defeated Wright Count Conference rivals the Chargers 37-33 and they were defeated by the No. 3AA ranked Scott West Panthers 39-22. Austin Gabbert, Carter Entinger, Tanner Burmeister and Tom Stoldt all went 2-0 at the Charger triangular. The Royals defeated their Section 4AA Wright County Conference foe the Orono Spartans 50-24. The Royals earned fifth place at the Delano “Tigers” Invitational with 129.5 points and nine place winners. Austin Gabbert and Carter Entinger both won championships at 106 and 138 and William Elskamp and Ashton Congdon both earned second place. Tanner Hüllen, Jackson Meyer and Riley Hertzog all earned fourth place, Tanner Burmeister earned fifth place and Dylan Matter took sixth place.
The Bulldogs went 4-1 on the week in their dual meets, they won both duals at the Albany “Husky” triangular. They defeated Granite Ridge Conference rivals Albany 43-21 and Section 8AAA foe the Sauk Rapids/Rice Storm 28-21. Kalen Rish, Ethan Anderson, Jake Nelson, Lukas Paulson, Kevin Andres, Logan Jurek and Caden Dewall all went 2-0 at the Husky triangular. The Bulldogs earned second place at the Glencoe-Silver Lake “Panther” Duals with wins over Section 6AA rivals the Annandale/Maple Lake Lightning 42-25 and Section 4A foe the Norwood Young America Raiders 61-18. They dropped the championship dual to Section 2AA foe, The Tri City United Titans 31-30. Jake Nelson, Lukas Paulson, Kevin Andres, Kylen Rish and Brayden Weber all went 3-0, Caden Dewall went 2-1 and Logan Jurek went 2-1 at the Glencoe-Silver Lake duals. The Bulldogs had a good week, as they went 3-0 at their home quadrangular. They defeated Section 2A United South Central Rebels 65-6, Section 5AAA Buffalo Bison 57-15 and Section 8AAA foe the Moorhead Spuds 69-6. Kaden Rish @ 106, Ethan Duncombe @ 113, Ethan Anderson @ 120, Mason Doucette @ 126, Jake Nelson @ 132, Lukas Paulson @ 138, Kylen Rish @ 170 and Brayden Weber @ 220 all went 3-0 and Kevin Andres @ 145, Nick Goth @ 195 and Kolbe Braun @ 285 all went 2-1 at the Bulldog quad. The Bulldogs have a 9-0 dual meet mark prior to the holiday break. The Bulldogs had a very good tournament performance with 144 points and nine place winners to earn third place at the Rogers Royal Holiday Matness Invitational. This included a field of eighteen teams, the Bulldogs earned three championships by Lukas Paulson @ 138 (16-2), Kylen Rish @ 160 (15-3 and Caden Dewall @ 170 (12-0). Jake Nelson @ 132 (16-1) earned second place and Ethan Anderson @ 120 (15-4) earned third place. Brayden Weber @ 220 (14-3) earned fourth place, Kevin Andres @ 145 (14-4) earned fifth place and Nick Goth @ 195 (11-8) and Alex Berglund @ 145 (4-3) both earned sixth place. Special note: Lukas Paulson and Kevin Andres both won their 75th career matches.
BIG LAKE HORNETS
The Hornets defeated Section 6AA and Mississippi 8 Conference rivals Monticello 65-15. The Hornets won three at the Princeton “Tigers” quadrangular. They defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rival Princeton Tigers 46-36, Section 7AA foes, No. 9 52-21 and Cloquet Lumberjacks 45-28. Christian Noble, Charlie Gellerman, Cade Sixberry, Cash Sixberry and Ryan Helgoe all went 3-0 and Jayden Mclearan and Tyler Dehmer both went 2-1 at the Tigers quad. The Hornets went 1-2 at the Dassel Cokato Charger Duals. They defeated the Section 7AAA Elk River Elks 48-33. Dropped duals to No. 12AA Marshall Tigers 49-28 and to the AA Lean and Mean Delano Tigers 55-12. Christian Noble, Charlie Gellerman and Cash Sixberry all went 3-0 and Cade Sixberry and Jayden Mclearan all went 2-1 at the Charger duals.
The Mustangs defeated pair of rivals at the Grand Rapids Thunder Hawks triangular. They defeated No. 12AA Grand Rapids 42-28 and the Section 7A Deer River Warriors 48-30 and were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean Brainerd Warriors 68-12. Jace Morneau went 3-0, Cody Haggberg, Austin Voss, Dom Adams and Collin McCarthy all went 2-1 at the Grand Rapids quad. The Mustangs defeated Section 8AA Lean and Mean Pierz 48-33. The Mustangs split their duals at the PLPRB “Road Crew” triangular. They defeated Section 8AA foe Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels 49-30 and they dropped a dual to the Road Crew 33-31. John Smith, Austin Voss and Dan Schroeder all went 2-0 at the Road Crew triangular. The Mustangs earned one place winner at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, Jon Smith earned fifth place. Collin McCarthy went 3-2, Avery Nelson, Connor Gmahl, Dylan Nelson and Dom Adams all went 2-2 but were just short of earning a place. Special Note: Jon Smith won his 100th career match.
PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW
The Road Crew defeated Section 7A foe Mille Lacs 66-15 and at their home triangular they defeated the Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels 39-30 and the AA Lean and Mean Mora Mustangs in a close one 33-31. Riley Wilson,Caleb Ruhl, Connor Tulenchik, Keenan Dahl, Josh Pettit, Myca Reynolds went 2-0. The Road Crew earned seventeenth place at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational with 77 points and three place winners. Jake Poehler earned fourth place at 160, Connor Tulenchik earned sixth place at 132 and Josh Pettit earned seventh place. Harley Large went 3-2, but was one match short of placing and Riley Wilson, Evan Koering, Keenan Dahl, Corbin Knapp and Myca Reynolds went 2-2 at the Big Bear.
The United defeated two rivals at the home triangular, they defeated the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fighting Saints 42-39 and Section 6A Border West Buccaneers 57-19. Landon Knoshal, Selvin Hernandez, Trevon Johnson, Joey Foss, Owen Lehmann and Tanner Johnson all went 2-0 at the triangular. The United defeated AAA Alexandria 36-33 and Section 5A rivals the Quad County Cobras 49-26. Dain Mortenson, Trevon Johnson, Quintin Lehmann and Tanner Johnson all went 2-0. The United earned twenty-third place with 34.5 points at the Redwood “River Riot” Invitational with one place winner; Trevin Johnson took eighth place. Zander Clauson, Quintin Lehnmann and Tanner Johnson all went 3-2.
ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING
The Lightning earned fourth place at the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie Panther duals. They defeated Eden Prairie 42-35 and they dropped duals to Section 6AA rivals the Becker Bulldogs 42-25 and to Redwood River Valley 51-18. Ted Webster was their lone wrestler to go 3-0 at the GSL/LP Panther Duals. They split duals at their home triangular, they defeated Wright County Conference rivals the Glencoe-SL/Lester Prairie Panthers and they lost to AAA St. Cloud Tech Tigers Coop 40-33.
MORRIS AREA TIGERS
The Tigers dropped a pair of duals at the Minnewaska Area Lakers Triangular. They were defeated by the No. 12A ranked Minnewaska Area Lakers 57-9 and by the Class A Lean and Mean West Central Area Knights 50-26. Ethan Lebrija and Jed Feuchtenberger were the lone wrestlers to go 2-0 at the Lakers triangular. The Tigers defeated three rivals at the Ortonville Trojans Quadrangular. They defeated West Central Conference rivals Quad County Cobras 32-25, the Section 6A Breckenridge Cowboys 42-18 and Section 5A foes the Ortonville Trojans 50-15. Individual results wasn’t made available to the writer. The Tigers earned twenty-first place with 66.5 points at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” invitational. Devin Rose earned fourth place, Ethan Lebrija, Gibson Joos and Brady Cardwell all went 3-2 and Jed Feuchberger, Dalton Rose and Matt McNeill went 2-2. The Tigers earned fourth place with 148.5 points and seven place winners at the Benson Braves Classic. Ethan Lebrija won their lone championship and Dalton Rose and Davin Rose both earned second place. Caden Rose earned third place and Tristan Raths and Matt McNeill both earned fourth place and Jordan Kill took sixth place.
The Tigers dropped a pair of Mississippi 8 Duals to AAA Lean and Mean Cambridge-Isanti 40-25 and to Big Lake 46-36. The Tigers earned sixth place with 88 points and seven place winners at the Roger Royals Holiday Matness Invitational. This was a field of eighteen teams, Kyle Boeke won their lone championship. For Kyle’s outstanding performance he was vote the outstanding wrestler of tournament. Kyle also won his 75th career match at the Rogers invitational. Zack Wells earned second place and Parker Adkins earned third place. Luke Chase earned fourth place, Kaleb Adkins and Jake Whitcomb both earned fifth place and Malachi Kolhoff took sixth place.
The Wolves split duals at the Hibbing Bluejackets triangular, they defeated Section 7AA foe Procter 47-26 and they dropped a dual to AA Lean and Mean Hibbing 49-24. The Wolves dropped a Granite Ridge Conference dual to No. 6AA ranked the Foley Falcons 61-6. They dropped a dual to Section 8AAA Lean and Mean Pierz 62-6.
NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS
The Wildcats split a pair of duals at their home triangular; they defeated the Wright County Conference rivals Mound-Westonka White Hawks 43-42 and they dropped one to Section 6AA Lean and Mean Wright County conference rival the Litchfield Dragons 42-28. Luke Knudsen, Blake Vagle, Kayden Wenninger, Tim Thein and Nick McKenzie all went 2-0 at the Wildcat triangular. The Wildcats split a pair of duals at the Kimball Area Cubs triangular. They defeated the Section 4A Norwood Young America Raiders 42-27 and they dropped a dual to the Section 4A Kimball Area Cubs 46-30. Luke Knudsen, Luke Ruter, Kayden Wenninger, Ty Bisek, Blake Vagle and Nick McKenzie all went 2-0 at the Cubs triangular. The Wildcats earned twenty-first place with 42.5 points at the Redwood River Riot Invitational a 30 plus field of teams. Blake Vagle and Nick McKenzie both earned fourth place and Luke Knudsen took eighth place.
CLASS A TEAMS
LONG PRAIRE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES
The Wolves went 2-0 at their their triangular, they defeated the No. 12A Minnewaska Lakers 36-24 and the AA Lean and Mean Pierz Pioneers 30-27. Carter Meiners, Mason Gode and Nye Becker all went 2-0 at the Wolves triangular. They defeated two foes at the Aitkin Gobblers triangular; they defeated AAA Little Falls 48-18 and the Gobblers 54-15. Gabe Pesta, Riley Thom, Cael Lorentz, Carter Meiners, Justin Crandell, Landon Gode and Mason Gode all went 2-0 at the Gobblers triangular. The Wolves earned seventh place with 112.5 points in the 40 plus field of teams the Cass Lake “Big Bear” invitational. They had three place winners; Carter Meiners and Mason Gode won championships at 113 and 132. Landon Gode earned fifth place at 126 and Justin Crandall and Cael Lorentz both went 3-2. The Wolves went 3-0 at the Sauk Centre/Melrose quadrangular, with huge wins over then No. 1A ranked Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook/Walnut Grove Panthers 39-15, No. 4A ranked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons 28-25 and SCM 71-12. Justin Crandall, Nye Becker, Ted Stacey, Riley Thom and Austin Carr all went 3-0, Mason Gode went 2-0 and Levi Line went 2-1 at the SCM quad. Special note: Mason Gode won his 100th career match, Landon Gode won his 50th career match, Carter Meiners won his 50th career match and Austin Carr won his 50th career match.
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS
The Falcons defeated two foes at the Sibley East Wolverine triangular, with a big win over their Section 4A rivals the Sibley East Wolverines 63-6 and the Section 2AA Tri City United 37-21. Brady Holien, Kelvin Ponce, Hayden Straumann, Jaxon Behm, Tanner Berghuis, Chase Arndt and Taylor Fester all went 2-0 at the Wolverine triangular. The Falcons defeated two foes at the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles Triangular. They defeated their Section 4A rivals the Eden Valley-Watkins Eagles 53-14 and Class A Lean and Mean Royalton-Upsala 50-21. Cole Holien, Brady Holien, Kelvin Pence, Ramzee Molinaro, Logan Sherwood, Taylor Fester and Tanner Berghuis all went 2-0 at the Eagles triangular. The Falcons went 1-2 at the Sauk Center/Melrose quadrangular, they defeated the host SCM 69-12. They dropped duals to the the No. 1A and No. 2A ranked teams. They both were close duals, they dropped a dual to Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville 28-25 and to the Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook/Walnut Grove Panthers 35-26. Cole Holien, Ramzee Molinaro and Tanner Berghuis all went 3-0 and Brady Holien, Hayden Straumann, Skye Powers, Taylor Fester and Logan Sherwood all went 2-1 at the SCM quad. The Falcons earned sixth at the 30 team field of teams event with 111.5 points. The Redwood “River Riot” Invitational featured many ranked wrestlers from all three classes. The Falcons earned six place winners, Tanner Berghuis earned second place at 285, Brady Holien earned fourth place at 113, Hayden Straumann earned fifth place at 132, Logan Sherwood earned sixth place at 182 and Ramzee Molinaro and Taylor Fester both took eighth place at 126 and 170. The Falcons open the 2019 portion of their season with three big dual meet wins at their home quadrangular. The defeated two Section 4A rivals; Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 60-6 and St. Agnes 73-0. They defeated a Section 7A foe Ogilvie 72-12.
The Jaguars earned sixth place with 117 points at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, a field of over 40 teams. They earned five place winners, Canon Swanson and Tyler Bents both won championships at 126 and 145, Walker Bents and Tyler Jensen both earned third place at 106 and 132 and Blaine Fischer took eighth place at 120. They went 2-1 in the Holdingford Husker Quadrangular, with bigs wins over, the Section 6AA Albany Huskies 54-21 and the Section 6A Holdingford Huskers 45-24 and they dropped on criteria to the AA Lean and Mean Litchfield 36-36. Walker Bents, Canon Swanson, Tyler Bents and Michael Doubek went 3-0 and Ryan Jensen, Blaine Fischer, Tyler Jensen and Dylan T. Kampsen all went 2-1 at the Huskers quad. The Jaguars open their portion of the 2019 season with a outstanding team performance, they earned 180 points with ten place winners to win the Rogers “Royals Holiday Matness” Invitational. This includes a field of eighteen teams, Dylan Kampsen, Tyler Bents and Canon Swanson all won championships. Walker Bents and Blaine Fischer both earned second place and Ryan Jensen and Taiton Linder both earned third place. Tyler Jensen earned fourth place, Mark Jenniges earned fifth place and Cooper Wold took sixth place.
The Coop defeated a pair of Park Region Conference rivals at their triangular. They defeated their Section 6A rivals Ottertail Central Bulldogs 45-27 and the United North Central Warriors 51-18. Xavier Grefe, Gideon Ervasti, Hunter Dean, David Revering, Quinn Kern, Trevor Arceneau and Devin Dean all went 2-0 in the triangular. The Coop earned eighth place with 107 points at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, a field of over 40 teams. Craig Orlando earned third place, Zavier Grefe and Devi Dean both earned sixth place and Jason Koehn took eighth place. Trevor Arceneau, Hunter Dean and Tyler Eggert all went 3-2 at the Big Bear. The Coop split duals at the Royalton/Upsala Royals triangular. They defeated Section 4A foe Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 46-33. They dropped a dual to Class A Lean and Mean Section 7A and Park Region Conference rival Royalton/Upsala Royals 34-33 on criteria. Mason Schroeder, Zavier Grefe and Craig Orlando all went 2-0 at the Royals triangular. Special note: Craig Orlando won his 100th career match, Trevor Arcenau won his 100th career match and Zavier Grefe earned his 50th fall.
MINNEWASKA AREA LAKERS
The Lakers split duals at the LPGE/BR Wolves triangular, they defeated AA Lean and mean Pierz 39-32. They lost to Section 5A rivals and the No. 1A ranked LPGE/BR 36-24. Mason Blair, Tyson Meyer, Dylan Jergenson, Tyler VanLuik and Jakob Swalla all went 2-0 at the Wolfs triangular. The Lakers earned fourth place at the 40 plus field of teams with 138 points at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational. The Lakers had six place winners, including one championship by Tyson Meyer at 182 and three third places by: Tyler VanLuik, Dylan Jergenson and Easton McCrory. Mason Blair earned fifth place and Jacob Blair took eighth place. Max Reichmann and Jakob Swalla both went 3-2, but were one match short of placing. The Lakers defeated West Central Conference rivals Morris Area Tigers 57-9 and Class A Lean and Mean West Central Area Knights 39-20 and the Border West Bucaneers 63-17. Jacob Blair, Easton McCrory, Mason Blair, Tyson Meyer, Tyler VanLuik, Dylan Jergenson and Jakob Swalla all went 3-0 and Max Riechmann went 2-1 at the Lakers triangular. Special note: Tyson Meyer earned his 50th career fall.
OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS
The Bulldogs spit a pair of Park Region Conference duals a the BHV/PP triangular. They defeated Section 8A rival United North Central Warriors 36-21 and they dropped a dual to No. 11A Section 6A rivals BHV/PP 45-27. The Bulldogs defeated a pair of Section 6A rivals at the Staples-Motley Cardinal triangular. They defeated Barnesville Trojans 45-27 and Staples-Motley Cardinals 45-24. Loredo Bugbee, Matt Hendricks, Max Naddy, Wyatt Thorson and Cian Buehler all went 2-0 at the Cardinal triangular.
WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS
The Knights defeated Park Region Conference rival the Osakis Silverstreaks 54-24. The Knights took nineteenth place at the Cass Lake Big Bear Invitational with 67 points. Wyatt Olson earned fifth place and Jordan Lohse earned seventh place. Anthony Sykora and Bryce Lien both went 3-2, just one match short of earning a place. The Knights defeated Section 6A rivals the Border West Buccaneers 57-15 and Section 3AA Morris Area Tigers 50-26 and they dropped a dual to No. 12A ranked Minnewaska Area Lakers 39-20. Anthony Sykora, Jordan Lohse, Hunter Mickelson, Deklin Goedon all went 3-0 and Bryce Lien, Colton Lindquist and Wyatt Olson all went 2-1 at the Lakers triangular. Special note: Jordan Lohse won his 75th career match. The Knights had Wyatt Olson go 3-2 at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational.
NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES
The Eagles defeated Section 6A rivals the Barnesville Trojans 39-21 and the Pelican Rapids Vikings 36-15.The Eagles defeated Park Region Conference rival the Osakis Silverstreaks 35-34. The Eagles took nineteenth place with 67 points at the Cass Lake Big Bear Invitational with three place winners. Dylan Fischer earned fourth place, Carter Haman earned sixth place and Gabe Geiser earned seventh place and Austin Hughes went 3-2.
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS
The Fighting Saints split a pair of duals at their triangular; they defeated Section 6A foe Border West 50-30 and they dropped a dual to DB/LQPV/Monti United 42-39. Richard Jones, Coy Gunderson, Chase Magaard, Will Magaard, Jared Carlson and Luke Hoefer all went 2-0. The Fighting Saints earned fifteenth place with 70.5 points at the Redwood River Riot Invitational. This includes a field of over 30 teams, they earned two place winners, Will Magaard and Coy Gunderson both earned second place at 126 and 120. Luke Hoefer, Richard Jones and Ethan Peters all went 3-2. The Fighting Saints dropped a close one to the Section 4A Kimball Area Cubs 39-38.
The Bulldogs went 3-0 at their quadrangular; they defeated three Section 5A rivals; the Quad County Rebels 36-36, Osakis Silverstreaks 45-34 and the Bold Warriors 47-22. Shawn Rue, Riley Messer and Spencer Eisenbraun went 3-0 and Duncan McNab, Craig Schmitz and Weston Roberg all went 2-1 at their quad. The Bulldogs earned fourth place at the Glencoe-SL/Lester Prairie “Panther” Duals. They defeated GSL/LP Panthers 41-25 and they were defeated by AAA Eden Prairie Eagles 41-36 and Redwood-River Valley 55-22. Shawn Rue went 3-0 and Shawn Pinske, Craig Schmitz, Weston Roberg, Clint Schmitz and Brandon Schlangen all went 2-1 at the Panther duals.
The Royals split their duals at the Eden Valley-Watkins “Eagles” Triangular. They defeated Section 4A foe Eden Valley-Watkins 52-25 and they dropped a dual to the No. 4A ranked Section 4A foe, the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons 50-21. Jackson Held and Jacob Leibold both went 2-0 at the Eagles triangular. Royals earned 107.5 points to take seventh place out of a field of fifteen teams, with seven place winners at the Chisago Lakes Holiday Tournament. Jackson Held led the way, he won the championship at 160, his now 6-0 on the season. For his tournament performance, he was voted the Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament. Jackson defeated a very good wrestler, No. 2A ranked wrestler from Goodhue. He was also a returning state place winner, he defeated the No. 5AAA ranked wrestler in the semifinals. Will Gorecki @ 113 earned third place (7-4), Mason Novitzki @ 285 earned third place (6-4) and Jacob Leibold @ 138 earned fourth place (5-3). Gage Louden @ 195 earned fourth place (5-5), Wyatt Lahr @ 132 took sixth place (8-4) and Gabe Gorecki @ 145 took sixth place (7-5). The Royals had a good week even thou they went 2-2 in their duals for the week. The Royals hosted a pair of triangulars. In Royalton on Thursday evening they defeated No. 10A and Park Region Conference rivals the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie Coop 33-33 on criteria (8 to 6 in matches) and a top four section 4A team the Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted Lakers 49-24. Sam Costanzo @ 106, Wyatt Lahr @ 132, Jacob Leibold @ 138, Chris Borash @ 145, Gabe Gorecki @ 152 and Jackson Held at 160/170 were 2-0. The Royals dropped a pair of duals to No. 6AA ranked Foley Falcons 41-28 and to the AAA Lean and Mean Brainerd 45-29. Gabe Gorecki @ 145, Jackson Held @ 160/170 and Mason Novitzki @ 285 were 2-0. The Royals have a 3-3 dual meet record prior to the holiday break.
The Cardinals dropped a pair of duals to Section 6A rivals; The lean and mean Ottertail Central Bulldogs 45-24 and the Barnesville Trojans 39-30. Spencer Miller and Owen Bjerga both went 2-0 at the triangular. The Cardinals had two place winners at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, Owen Bjerga won the championship at 160 and Spencer Miller earned second place at 152. The Cards went 1-2 at the United North Central “Warriors” quadrangular. They defeated the Section 8A Roseau Rams 31-18 and they dropped duals to Section 8A rivals the United North Central Warriors 39-26 and to the Section 7A Deer River Warriors 39-33. Special note: Spencer Miller won his 150th Career win and Blayne Dumprope won his 75th career match.
The Gobblers dropped a dual to the Section 7AA Hibbing Bluejackets 40-34. They dropped a pair of duals at the Gobbler triangular, they were defeated by No. 1A LPGE/BR 54-18 and by the AAA Little Falls Flyers 45-25. Nathan Rom was the lone Gobbler that went 2-0 at the Gobbler triangular. The Gobblers had one place winner at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, Quin Miller took eighth place and Marshall Larson and Jack Gravelle both went 3-2.
KIMBALL AREA CUBS
The Cubs went 4-0 in their duals this past week; they went 3-0 at the St. Agnes “Aggies” quadrangular. They defeated their rivals from Section 4A Sibley East Wolverines 45-30, Section 4A foe St. Agnes Aggies 50-25 and a section 4AA foe Washington Tech. Magnet School 48-27. Brett Schiefelbein (7-4), Alex Nelson (8-4), Ashton Hanan (7-4), Nicholas Bowen (6-6), Carter Holtz (12-1) and Jimmy Wicker (7-2) went 3-0 and Brandon Guggisberg, Evan Nienaber (6-2) and Marcellus Jensen all went 2-1 at the Aggies Quadrangular. The Cubs defeated Section 5A, Class A Lean and Mean Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fight Saints 39-38. The Cubs had a good week, they went 2-0 at their home triangular, they defeated Section 4A foe the Norwood Young America Raiders 50-25 and Section 3AA foe the New London-Spicer Wildcats 46-30. Chase Anderson, Cody Leither @ 138 (5-1), Josh Donnay, Ashton Hanan @ 170 (9-4), Carter Holtz @ 195 (14-1) and Jimmy Wicker @ 285 (9-2) all went 2-0 at the triangular. The Cubs posted a 7-2 dual meet record prior to the holiday break.
HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY-WINSTED LAKERS
The Lakers earned sixth place at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Holiday Invitational, with 134 points and nine place winners. Mitch Mallak won their lone championship, Joseph Schanus earned second place and Eric Williams and Colin Boese both earned fourth place. Casey Diers and Wiley Wiegert both earned fifth place and Ryan Tuchtenhagen, Dan Mosford and Quinn Mathison all took sixth place. The Lakers dropped a pair of duals at the Royalton/Upsala Royals triangular. The dropped a dual to the No. 11A ranked Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 46-33 and to the Class A Lean and Mean Royalton/Upsala Royals 49-24. Wiley Weigert, Mitchell Mallak and Ryan Tuchtenhagen all went 2-0 at the Royal triangular. The Lakers defeated Section 2AA foe Glencoe-SL/Lester Prairie Panthers 54-21.
The Lakers went 2-1 at the Atwater-Comsos-Grove Falcon Quadrangular with a pair of big wins. They defeated Section 4A rival the St. Agnes Aggies 66-14 and Section 7A foe the Ogilvie Lions 58-24. They were defeated by No. 3A ranked and Section 4A rivals the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City Falcons 60-6. Mitchell Mallak, Danny Mosford, Porter Mathison and Eric Williams all went 2-0, Ryan Tuchlenhagen, Joseph Schamus, Steve Herber
All went 2-1 at the Falcons quad.
The Braves defeated two rivals at the BOLD Warriors triangular, they defeated their Section 5A rivals the Bold Warriors 42-33 and the Section 3A Wabasso/Red Rock Central Bobcats 41-34. Colby Hegrefe, Hunter Mondor, Adam Koosmann, Brady Ascheman, Jared Knutson, Dylan Stewart and Thomas Dineen all went 2-0 at the Warrior triangular. The Braves defeated Section 5A foe the Ortonville Trojans 48-11. The Braves had a very good tournament performance at their Braves Classic, with 159 pints and nine place winners, to earn third place. Alex Wrobleski and Thomas Dineen both earned second place and five third places by: Mike Nagler, Adam Koosmann, Wyatt McGee, Jared Knutson and Aiden Sylte. Brady Ascheman and Carlos Gondsor both earned fourth place at their home invite.
CLASS AAA TEAMS
ST. MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS
The Knights defeated a pair of Mississippi 8 Conference rivals; the Buffalo Bison 52-18 and the Monticello Magic 70-9. The Knights earned twelfth place with 120 points and five place winners at the Christmas tournament, a field of over 30 teams. Carl Leuer earned third place, Wyatt Lidberg earned fifth place, Cole Becker andTravis Smith both earned seventh place, Kaden Amundson took eighth place and Dylan Hanson and Jonah Hayes went 3-2. The Knights had a big win at the Simley “Spartans” triangular, with a 31-30 criteria win over the No. 1AA ranked Simley Spartans and they defeated the No. 3AAA ranked Bemidji Lumberjacks 49-15. Jimmy Heil, Travis Smith, Brandon Psyk, Dylan Hanson, Wyatt Lidberg and T J Duerr all went 2-0 at the Spartan triangular.
The Cardinals defeated three Central Lakes Conference rivals; Section 8AAA foes the Alexandria Cardinals 75-3, Rocori Spartans 74-5 and Fergus Falls 74-3. The Cardinals had a good tournament performance with 175.5 points to earn fourth place at the Minnesota Christmas tournament. The Cards had four place winners, including championships by Cael Carlson and Andrew Reigstad and Lincoln Shinn earned second place. Charlie Farhat earned sixth place and others had good performances, but were just short of earning a place. Ethan Roux and Kaden Streed both went 5-2, Caden Carlson, Jack Roehl, Josh Miley and Grant Deegan all went 4-2 and Jones Anez went 3-2.
CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUE JACKETS
The Blue Jackets defeated Mississippi 8 Conference rivals the Princeton Tigers 40-25. The Jackets had two place winners at the Minnesota Christmas tournament, Tate Torgerson earned fifth place and Jimmy Brown earned sixth place. Easton Johnson went 4-2 and Jacob Mujwid went 3-2 but were just short of earning a place. Special note: Jimmy Brown won his 100th career match. The Blue Jackets took thirteenth place at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” invitational with two place winners. Tate Torgerson earned fourth place, he went 4-2 at the tourney. Jimmy Brown earned fifth place, he went 4-2 too. Ryan Droubie went 4-2 and Logan Lindquist went 3-2, but both failed to place.
The Lumberjacks split duals at their triangular, they defeated Section 8AAA rivals the Sartell Sabres 42-34 and they dropped a dual to the No. 10AA ranked Detroit Lakes Lakers 33-24. Alan Wuori, Clay Olsen, Peter Moen and Kaleb Beam all went 2-0 at their triangular. The Lumberjacks dropped a pair of duals at the Simley Spartans triangular, they were defeated by the No. 1AA ranked Simley 51-22 and to the No. 4AAA ranked St. Michael-Albertville Knights 49-15. Chance Hinrichs was the lone Lumberjack that went 2-0 at the Spartan triangular. Special Note, Chance Hinrichs won his 125th career match. The Lumberjacks earned twenty-fourth place with 45.5 points at the Rumble on Red Invitational. Chris Smith earned seventh place, he went 4-2, Joe Hudson and Nic Geiger both went 3-2 and Seth Newby, Dane Jorgenson and Chance Henrichs all went 2-2.
The Warriors went 3-0 at the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm Quadrangular, with three bigs wins over Section 8AAA rivals. They defeated Central Lakes conference foes Sauk Rapids-Rice 45-24 and the Sartell-Stephen Sabres 38-31 and the Moorhead Spuds 55-18. Atlie Danielson, Kyle Patnode, Brad Patnode, Tucker Peterson and Braden Kramer all went 3-0 and Isaiah Jillson, Kyle Eschenbacker, Denny Busbey, Morgen Gibson and Cade Barrett all went 2-1 at the Storm quad. The Warriors split their duals at the Royalton/Upsala “Royals Triangular. They defeated the Class A Lean and Mean Royals 45-29 and they dropped a dual to the No. 6AA ranked Foley Falcons 41-28. Atlie Danielson, Kyle Eschenbacher, Forrest Gibson, Morgan Gibson and Cade Barrett all went 2-0 at the Royals triangular.
SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SABRES
The Sabres traveled to Bemidji Lumberjacks to take on the No. 5AAA ranked, Section 8AAA rivals. They dropped the dual to the Lumberjacks 34-24, they split the matches at seven a piece. The Sabres dropped their first dual meet of the season. The Sabres had good week, they went 2-1 at the Sauk Rapids/Rice “Storm” Quadrangular with two big wins over Section 8AAA teams. They defeated their cross town rivals the Sauk Rapids/Rice Storm in a very close dual, 39-35 and the Moorhead Spuds 47-30. They dropped a close one to AAA Lean and Mean, Section and Conference Brainerd Warriors 38-31. Dylan Enriquez, Jackson Penk, Nick Pelach, Jack Engle and Cole Fibranz all went 3-0 and Andy Heckman, Tim Stephens and Sam Fernholz all went 2-1 at the Storm quad. The Sabres had a very good tournament performance with 148.5 points to earn second place at the 30 team event at the Redwood “River Riot” Invitational. The Sabres earned six place winners, including one championship by Cole Fibranz @ 220 (14-0), Nick Pelach @ 138 (12-1) earned second place, Jackson Penk @ 132 (13-1) earned third place and Dylan Enriquez @ 106 (13-1) earned third. Sam Fernholz @ 145 (13-4) earned fifth Place and Jack Engle @ 182 (11-6) took eighth place. Tim Stephens @ 120 went 2-2 (7-6), Avery Kouba @ 152 went 3-2 and Austin Frauenholtz @ 182 went 2-2 but neither earned a place. The Sabres have a 2-2 dual meet record prior to the holiday break.
SAUK RAPIDS-RICE STORM
The Storm had a good week, they went 4-1 in duals on the week. They split duals at the Albany “Husky” triangular, they defeated Section 6AA foe Albany 43-25 and they dropped a close one to Section 6AA the Becker Bulldogs 28-21. Dante Haywood, Jared Spohn, Jacob Ackerman and Marcus Santilla all went 2-0 at the Albany triangular. The Storm traveled to Richfield on Saturday, where they went 3-0. They earned the championship at the Richfield “Charlie Turner” Duals, with wins over Richfield Spartans 65-15, Roseville Raiders 41-27 and the Cloquet-Esko-Carlton Lumberjacks 54-13. The Storm had eight wrestlers go 3-0; Jared Spohn (12-1), Jacob Ackerman (12-2), Andrew Wollak (8-3), Cole Ackerman (9-5), Marcus Santillana (9-5), Benjamin Gilbertson (8-6), Sawyer Simmons (4-3) and Joey Hoeschen. Hunter Farnick went 2-0 and Dante Haywood (7-6) went 2-1. The Storm defeated their Section 8AAA rivals the Little Falls Flyers 41-33 for their second big win over a Section 8AAA team of the week. The Storm hosted a quad, where they went 1-2, with a big win over their Section 8AAA rivals the Moorhead Spuds 48-24. They dropped a pair of close ones to cross town and Section 8AAA and Central Lakes conferences rivals the Sartell/St. Stephen Sabres 39-35. The Storm were defeated by AAA Lean and Mean Section 8AAA and Central Lakes conference rivals the Brainerd Warriors 45-24. Dante Haywood @ 113 (11-6), Jared Spohn @ 126 (16-1) and Hunter Farnick @ 285 (8-9) all went 3-0 and Ben Gilbertson @ 145 (10-8) and Marcus Santillana @ 182 (11-7) went 2-1 at the quad. Individual leaders also include: Jacob Ackerman @ 170 (14-4), Cole Ackerman @ 152 (11-7) and Andrew Wollak @ 138 (10-4) The Storm have a 7-4 dual meet record prior to the holiday break
ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS COOP
The Tigers defeated Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rival the Rocori Spartans 58-18. This dual was hosted by Cathedral High school. The Tigers competed at the Cass Lake “Big Bear” Invitational, a field of over forty teams. Taylor Hugg earned seventh place at 170, he is now 12-4 on the season. Drew Kiffmeyer went 3-2 at 195, he was one match short of being a place winner, he is 8-4 on the season. Tylar Zachman at 145 went 2-2, he is 7-7 on the season. The Tigers finished with 51 points for 27th place in this huge field of teams. The Tigers had a good week as they went 2-0 at the Annandale/Maple Lake Lightning triangular. They defeated Section 6AA AN/ML 40-33 and Section 2AA foe the Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie Panthers 54-24. Carlos Agee @ 285, Taylor Hugg @ 170, Logan Hanson @ 182, Jack Latterall @ 152, Mason Thompson @ 138 and Jaxon Kenning @ 106 all went 2-0 at the AN/ML triangular. Special Note: Taylor Hugg won his 50th career match and he earned his 25th career fall.
LITTLE FALLS FLYERS
The Flyers won three big duals at the White Bear Lake Bears quadrangular. They defeated Section 4AAA White Bear Lake Bears 37-34, Section 3AAA Cretin-Dean Hall Raiders 63-9 and Section 4AAA Irondale Knights 48-27. Austin Litke, Aiden St. Onge, Gabe Nagel, Grant Litke and Sam Nagel all went 3-0 and Bryce Udy, Kole Kern, Simon Pantzke, Kelly Kern and Luke Venske all went 2-1 at the Bears quad. The Flyers split duals at the Aitkin Gobblers triangular, with a big win over the Gobblers 45-25. They dropped a dual to No. 1A ranked Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 48-18. Gabe Nagel, Sam Nagel, Grant Litke and Luke Venske all went 2-0 at the Gobbler triangular. The Flyers dropped a dual to Section 8AAA rivals the Sauk Rapids-Rice Storm 41-33.
ST. FRANCIS FIGHTING SAINTS
The Fighting Saints defeated Section 4AA foe the Chisago Lakes Wildcats 60-11. The Fightings Saints had Grant Woodraft go 4-2 and Zach Bonte, Joe Lipinski and Nick Gerlach all go 3-2 at the Christmas tournament.
The Royals defeated their Mississippi 8 Conference rivals the Big Lake Hornets 39-38. The Royals earned fourth place with 165 points and eight place winners at the Chisago Lakes “Holiday” Invitational. Max Ricks and Sam Essendrup both won championships and Will Yasseri and Evan Braesch both earned second place. Ryan Lund earned third place, Jake Born earned fourth place, Sam Dahl and Cole Jordan both earned fifth place. The Royals had a very good tournament performance with 159 points and eleven place winners to earn second place at their Royals Holiday Matness invitational. The Royals won two championships; Max Ricks and Sam Essendrup. Gavin Eicher earned second place and four third places were earned by: Ryan Lund, Wil Yasseri, Nolan Erickson and Donovan Skawiniak. Sam Dahl earned fourth place, Evan Braesch earned fifth place and Chris Dietl and Black Helling both took sixth place.
ELK RIVER ELKS
The Elks went 1-3 at the Dassel Cokato “Charger” Duals, they defeated Section 6AA foe Albany 38-37. They dropped duals to No. 12AA Marshall Tigers 61-3, AA Lean and Mean Delano 57-17 and to Section 6AA foe Big Lake 48-33. Alex Sanborn and Hunter Larson went 3-1 at the DC Charger duals. The Elks had a good tournament with 115 points and seven place winners to earn fifth place at the Roger “Royals Holiday Matness” Invitational. This was a field of eighteen teams, Colton Pool and Hunter Larson both earned second place and Lafayette Bade earned third place. Colton Strain earned fourth place and Gage Clem, Eli Williams and Seth Hopkins all earned fifth place.
The Bison dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference rivals the No. 4AAA ranked St. Michael-Albertville Knights 52-18. They dropped a dual to the AA Lean and Mean Litchfield Dragons 45-30. The Bison went 0-3 at the Becker “Bulldog” Quadrangular, they lost to the Becker Bulldogs 57-15, AAA Moorhead Spuds 40-27 and to Section 2A foe United South Central Rebels 36-34. Owen Herbst, Riley Habisch and Jacob Metz all went 3-0 at the Bulldog quad. Special note: Ryan Scherber won his 50th career match. The Bison earned fifteenth place with 56 points at the Fargo “Rumble on the Red” Invitational. They had three place, including one championship by Riley Hubisch. Owen Herbst earned fifth place, he went 5-2 and Ryan Scherber earned eighth place, he went 3-3.