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

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 results@theguillotine.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

CLASS AA

FOLEY FALCONS

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.

PIERZ PIONEERS

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.

DASSEL-COKATO CHARGERS

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.

LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

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.

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

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.

BECKER BULLDOGS

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.

MORA MUSTANGS

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.

DAWSON-BOYD/LQPV/MONTI UNITED

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.

PRINCETON TIGERS

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.

MILACA WOLVES

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.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

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.

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE

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.

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

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.

ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

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.
STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

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.

AITKIN GOBBLERS

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.

BENSON BRAVES

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.

WILLMAR CARDINALS

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.

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

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.
BRAINERD WARRIORS

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.

ROGERS ROYALS

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.

BUFFALO BISON

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.

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

Central Minnesota Mat Rats Early 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 results@theguillotine.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, could you please add me to your mailing list. Thanks, The Mat Rat Roger Mischke
CLASS AAA

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights opened their season with a good team performance, they earned with their wrestlers earning a place. They did take third place behind highly ranked 2AA foes, Perham Yellow Jackets of Section 8AA and the Waconia Wildcats of Section 2AA. Travis Smith and Cole Becker both won championships and Wyatt LIdberg, Carl Leuer and Isaiah Misna all earned second place. Kaden Amundson, Dylan Hanson and Jonah Hayes earned third place and Toby Dehn earned fourth place. Owen Vike and Alex Fernandez and Harrison Wright all earned fifth place and Carter Ringate, Hayden LeMondsand Baden Sperr all took sixth place. The Knights defeated Mississippi 8 Conference foe Big Lake 59-9. The Knights defeated three foes at the Prior Lake “Lakers” Duals. They defeated host Prior Lake 61-15, No. 11AAA East Ridge Raptors 46-21 and the Farmington Tigers 63-9.
Travis Smith, Carl Leuer, Brandon Psyk, Toby Dehn, Kaden Amundson, Isaiah Misna, Hayden LeMonds and Wyatt LIdberg all went 3-0 at the Laker Duals.
WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals opened their season after very limited practice for those that played football. They earned second place, behind the No. 9A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa with 162.5 points. The Cardinals had ten place winners, including four championships by: Cael Carlson, Lincoln Shinn, Josh Miley and Caden Carlson. Harley Alex and Jonas Anez both earned third place and Mason Swanson and Lonnie Sanchez both earned fourth place. Jack Roehl and Dylan Saue both took fifth place for the Cardinals. The Cardinals defeated two Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rivals Sauk Rapids/Rice 49-18 and St. Cloud Tech 54-12. Caden Carlson, Josh Miley, Cael Carlson, Andrew Reigstad, Kaden Streed, Lincoln Shinn, Braeden Erickson and Jack Roehl all went 2-0 at the home triangular.
The Cardinals had a very good team performance with 243 points and thirteen place winners to win the championship of the Cardinal Classic Invitational. The Cardinals earned nine championships by: Cael Carlson, Lincoln Shinn, Andrew Registad, Charlie Farhat, Caden Carlson, Braeden Erickson, Jack Roehl, Josh Miley and Kaden Streed. Harley Anez, Grant Deegan and Ethan Roux all earned third place.
BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks opened their season with ten place winners for 178 points to earn the championship at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational.
The Lumberjacks earned five championships by: Chance Hinrichs, Nic Geiger, Kaleb Beam, Alan Wuori and Nikita Uvarov. Seth Newby and Bryce Golden both earned second place, Darren Roth earned third place, Caleb Bahr earned fourth place and Coy Olson earned fifth place for the Lumberjacks. The Lumberjacks were defeated in a pair of duals by No. 4AA Perham Yellowjackets 52-19 and by AA Lean and Mean Thief River Falls Prowlers 51-21. Alan Wouri was the lone wrestler that went 2-0 at the Perham triangular. The Lumberjacks earned 153 points with ten place winners to earn third place at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational, the was a field of fourteen teams. Chance Hinrichs, Kaleb Beam and Thade Osborn all earned second place. Seth Newby, Joe Hudson and Darren Roth all earned third place, Peter Moen, Alan Wuori and Nic Geiger all earned fifth place and Aidan Helwig took sixth place.

CAMBRDIGE-ISANTI BLUE JACKETS

The Blue Jackets opened their season in an impressive fashion with four big wins over Section 7AA foe Hibbing 47-30, No. 3A ranked Kenyon-Wanamingo 40-30, Section 4AAA Centennial 60-22 and Section 8AAA Little Falls 51-27. Payton Doty, Dalton Ball and Jimmy Brown all went 4-0 and Logan Lindquist went 3-0. Gavin Hayek, Ryan Droubie and Tate Torgerson all went 3-1 and Triston Schultz went 2-1 at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals. The Blue Jackets defeated Mississippi 8 foe the Chisago Lakes Wildcats 74-6. They went 2-1 at the Woodbury “Royals” Duals, they defeated Woodbury 34-33 and Rochester Mayo 42-30. They were defeated by No. 8AAA and Section 7AAA ranked Anoka 45-19. Jimmy Brown went 3-0 and Logan Lindquist, Gavin Hayek, Dalton Ball and Travis Drews all went 2-1 at the Royal duals.
SARTELL/ST. STEPHEN SABRES

The Sabres opened their season with a very good performance, they had twelve earn places. They earned second place behind AAA ranked and Section 8AAA rivals the Bemidji Lumberjacks with 164 points at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational. Cole Fibranz, Jackson Penk, Nick Pelach, Sam Fernholz, Dylan Enriquiz and Andy Heckman all earned championships. Alex Moritz earned second place, Dutch Nordby earned third place, Tim Stephens, Avery Kouba and Matthew LIndstrom all earned fifth place for the Sabres. The Sabres had an awesome performance, with twelve place winners including five championships to win the Big Lake “Hornet” tournament championship of the eleven team field of teams. They topped the host Big Lake by twenty eight points, the Sabres earned 215.5 points. Cole Fribranz @ 220 (6-0), Jackson Penk @ 132 (6-0), Andy Heckman @ 113 (6-0), Nick Pelach @ 138 (5-0) and Dylan Enriquez @ 106 (5-0) all earned championships. Sam Fernholz @ 145 (5-1) and Tim Stephens @ 126 (3-2) both earned second place and Jack Engle @ 182 (4-2) earned third place. Cody Neitzke @ 195 (3-3) earned fourth place, Theron Dohm @ 170 (2-2) and Avery Kouba @ 152 (4-3) both earned fifth place and Alex Moritz @ 160 took sixth place.

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors opened their season with ten place winners to earn 148.5 points, they earned fourth place at the Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They were behind AA Lean and Mean Thief River Falls of Section 8AA, No. 2A ranked LPGE/BR of Section 5A and A Lean and Mean Bertha Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie. Atlie Danielson, Denny Busbey and Morgan Gibson all earned second place. Kyle Patnode, Braden Kramer and Isaiah Jillson all earned third Place and Kyle Eschenbacher earned fourth place. Brad Patnode, Mark Boran and Blake Wgeishofski all took sixth place. The Warriors defeated Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rivals the Alexandria Cardinals 51-21. The Warriors had a outstanding team performance with 182 points and eleven place winners to win their second ever Brainerd “Paul Bunyan’ Invitational. The Warriors won three championships by: Atlie Danielson, Denny Busbey and Kyle Patnode and Kyle Eschenbacher and Cade Barrett both earned second place. Gabe Wagner, Brad Patnode and Brook Kramer all earned fourth palce, Isaiah Jillson and Tucker Peterson both earned fifth place and Morgan Gibson took sixth place.
ST. CLOUD TECH TIGERS

The Tigers opened their season at the very tough St. Michael-Albertville “Knights” Invitational. They earned 75.5 points to take sixth place in this field of nine teams. They had six place winners, including one championship by Isaiah Green @ 285 and a trio of third places by: Taylor Hugg @ 170, Drew Kiffmeyer @ 195 and Jaxon Kenning @ 106. Both Tyler Zachman @ 145 and Carlos Agee at 285 earned fifth place. The Tigers had a very good team performance with all fourteen earning places, to earn second place with 141.5 points at the Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invitational. The Tigers had six wrestlers earn second place; Jaxon Kenning @ 106 (7-3), Drew Kiffmeyer @ 195 (5-3), Taylor Hugg @ 170 (7-2), Carlos Agre @ 285 (5-3), Aiden Orth @ 132 and Mason Thompson @ 138. Tyler Zachman @ 145 (5-4), Nick Hamak @ 113 and Jack Latterell @ 152 all earned third place. Trey Toenjes @ 120 earned fourth place, Logan Hanson @ 182, Jordan Fretty @ 126 and Cody Brott @ 132 all earned fifth place and Jackson Poetz @ 160 took sixth place

ST. FRANCIS FIGHT SAINTS

The Saints opened their season at the Hastings “Raider” duals, they went 1-3 with a big win over Albert Lea Tigers 44-28, they dropped duals to AAA ranked and Section 7AAA rivals Coon Rapids Cardinals 42-21 and Prior Lake Lakers 39-30. The Fighting Saints had three that went 3-0 at the Raider duals, Grant Woodruff, Joey Lipinski and Nick Gerlach. The Saints earned third place at the Coon Rapids “Cardinal” Duals with a big wins over GMLOS of Section 1A 45-23 and Section 7AA Hibbing Bluejackets 39-30. They dropped a dual to Class A Lean and Mean Zumbrota-Mazeppa 35-24. Ben Hallin, Andrew Haglund and Kyle Linderfester all went 3-0 and Kyle Halstensen, Bo Flagstad, Mike Wasche, Calvin Grise and Joey Lipinski all went 2-1 at the Cardinal duals.
ELK RIVER ELKS

The Elks opened their season at a very tough St. Michael-Albertville “Knights” Invitational. They took eighth place with 68 points and six place winners with Gage Clem leading the way, he earned second place. Colton Pool, Tyler Benson and Seth Hopkins all earned fourth place and Wyatt Schimmelman and Colton Strain both earned fifth place.
LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers opened their season at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” Duals. They went 0-4, they dropped a couple of close ones to Section 7AA foe Hibbing 46-36, Section 4AAA Centennial 42-41 and AAA Lean and Mean Cambridge-Isanti 51-27. Simon Pantzke and Gabe Nagel were both 4-0, Grant Litke went 3-0 and Austin Litke went 3-1. The Flyers defeated Section 8AA rivals the Rocori Spartans 48-18 and Granite Conference rivals Albany 48-27. Simon Pantzke, Justin Morris, Grant Litke, Aiden St. Onge, Gabe Nagel and Sam Nagel all went 2-0 at their triangular. The Flyers earned six place winners to take eleventh place with 83 points at the Brainerd tournament. Gabe Nagel was the Flyers leader as he won their lone championship and Grant Litke and Austin Litke both earned third place. Luke Venske earned fourth place and Bryce Udy and Sam Nagel both took seventh place.
SAUK RAPIDS/RICE STORM

The Storm opened their season at a very tough St. Michael-Albertville “Knights” Invitational. They earned 72.5 points with five place winners, to finish seventh in a field of nine teams. Jared Spohn @ 126 led the way, he earned second place and Jacob Ackerman @ 160 earned third place. Ben Gilbertson @138 and Dante Haywood @ 113 both earned fourth place and Cole Ackerman @ 152 took sixth place. The Storm split their duals at the Willmar trianagular, they defeated Section 8AAA and Central Lakes Conference rivals St. Cloud Tech 43-35. They dropped one to the No. AAA ranked, Section and Conference rivals the Willmar Cardinals 49-18. The Storm earned sixth place at the with 90 points at the Chanhassen Invite. They were led by a championship by Jared Spohn @ 126 (7-1). Special note Jared won his 100th career match with his championship performance. Jacob Ackerman @ 160 (7-2) earned second place and Ben Gilbertson @ 138 earned fourth place. They earned a trio of fifth places by: Andrew Wollak @ 132 (4-2), Cole Ackerman @ 145 (5-4) and Marcus Santillana @ 170.
BUFFALO BISON

The Bison dropped a dual to Mississippi 8 Conference rivals the Rogers Royals 49-27. The Bison earned fourth place with 120 points at the Chanhassen “Ethan Herman Memorial” Invitational with five place winners. Ryan Scherber, Riley Habisch and Owen Herbst all won championships, Hunter Hendricks earned third place and Thomas Mason earned fourth place.
ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals opened their season at the Osseo “Ken Droegemueller” Invitational. They earned 112 points with nine place winners to take seventh place. Will Yasseri won their lone championship and Jake Born earned second place. Nolan Erickson earned third place and Sam Essendrup and Ryan Lund both earned fourth place. Max Ricks and Chris Dietl both earned fifth place and Gavin Eicher and Jared Toensing both took sixth place. The Royals earned fourth place with 145 points and nine place winners to take fourth place at the very tough Delano “Tigers” invitational. Jake Born and Nolan Erickson both won championships and Max Ricks and Sam Essendrup both earned second place. Wil Yasseri and Gavin Eicher both earned third place, Chris Dietl and Sam Dahl both earned fourth place and Ryan Lund took sixth place.

CLASS AA

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers opened their season at the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational, where they earned fifth place with 133.5 points and six place winners. Jake Andres and Trevor Radunz both won championships and Reese Kapsner and Carson Huls both earned third place and Sebastian Warzecha and Jacob Gotvald both earned fourth place.

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons opened their season with four big dual meet wins over the No. 2A ranked Kenyon-Wanamingo 35-23, Section 7AA Hibbing 53-12, Section 4AA Chisago Lakes 58-12 and Section 4AAA Centennial 57-24. Ethan Oswald @ 120/126 and Connor Thorsten @ 170 both went 4-0 and Alex Jennissen @ 106, Levi Jacobson @ 113 and Michael Rothfork @ 145 all went 3-0. Evan Milejczak (120/126), Logan Thorsten @ 132 and Max Lefebvre @ 182 all went 3-1 and Isaiah Fitch @ 138, Sutherlin Schmit @ 152, Mark Dierkes @ 160 and Levi Henry @ 195 all went 2-1. The Falcons had a good tournament performance with 149 points at the fourteen team field of the Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational. The young Falcons had ten place winners, including one championship by: Levi Jacobson @ 113 (7-0) and Isaiah Fitch @ 138 (7-2) earned second place. Mark Dierkes @ 152 (9-2), Conner Thorsten @ 160 (10-1) and Carter Svihla @ 220 (7-3) all earned third place. Alex Jennison @ 106 (5-2) earned fourth place, Max Lefebvre @ 170 (8-3), Logan Thorsten @ 132 (7-4) and Sutherlin Schmit @ 145 (4-1) all earned fifth place and Ethan Oswald @ 120 (8-3) took sixth place.
LITCHFIELD DRAGONS

The Dragons opened their season at the Dragon Invitational, they finished fourth behind three state ranked teams. The Minneota Vikings No. 5A, Hutchinson Tigers Wright County Conference rivals and Section 4AA Totino Grace Eagles. They earned 160.5 points with eleven place winners, led by Jerry Simes, Chase Liestman, Logan Nelson and Aryan Payne, they all won championships. Alex Joedeman earned second place and Andrew Joedeman, Bryce Penk and Eddie Simes all earned third place. Devin Steinhaus earned fourth place, Mason St. Pierre earned fifth place and Dylan Isakson took sixth place. The Dragons won a pair of duals at the Paynesville “Bulldogs” duals, they defeated Section 5A foe the Paynesville Bulldogs 39-34 and Section 4A foe Kimball Area 45-21. Andrew Joedeman, Devin Steinhaus, Aryan Payne, Jerry Simes, Logan Nelson and Chase Liestman all went 2-0 at the Bulldog duals. Special note: Logan Nelson won his 150th career match at the Bulldog duals.

DASSEL-COKATO CHARGERS

The Chargers opened their season at a very tough St. Michael-Albertville “Knights” Invitational. They earned fifth place behind four state ranked teams with 115.5 points. Prestin Bradley and Jacob Schmitz led the way, they both won championships. Jude LInk and Josh DeBoer both earned second place and Noah Halonen earned third place. Beau Nelson earned fourth place and Carson Amundson earned fifth place. The Chargers had a very good tourney performance with 156.5 points and ten place winners, to earn second place at the Delano “Tigers” Invitational. Jacob Schmitz won their lone championship and Jude LInk, Prestin Bradley and Beau Nelson all earned second place. Carson Amundson, Sam Marx and Will O’Brien all earned third place, Christian Johnson earned fourth place and Noah Halonen and Josh DeBoer both earned fifth place.

ANNANDALE-MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lightning opened their season at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” invitational. They earned 92 points for eighth place in this field of nine teams. They had eight place winners, led by Jack Klug, earned second place and Cole Patch, Adam Neuman and Linus Brown all earned third place. Jackson Bunde, Logan Arnold, Nick Moe and Dan Luna all earned fifth place. The Lighting went 1-2 at the Woodbury “Royal” Duals with a win over Mahtomedi Zephyrs 63-9. They dropped duals to the Shakopee Sabres 66-6 and to the Woodbury Royals 47-24.
BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their season with three big dual meet wins; over Mississippi 8 and Section 6AA rivals Monticello 56-18, Section 6AA foe Pine City/Hinckley 57-18 and Section 4A foe St. Agnes 73-0. The Bulldogs had ten that went 3-0 on the night. Kaden Rish, Ethan Anderson, Jake Nelson, Lukas Paulson, Kevin Andres, Logan Jurek, Kylen Rish, Caden Dewall, Nicholas Goth and Brayden Weber. The Bulldogs earned seventh place with 119.5 points and nine place winners at the Delano “Tigers” Invitational. This was a very tough field of eleven teams, the Bulldogs won one championship by: Jake Nelson @ 132 (6-0) and two second places by: Logan Jurek @ 152 (5-1) and Brayden Weber @ 220 (5-1). Lukas Paulson @ 138 (5-2) and Kylen Rish @ 160 (5-2) both earned fourth place. The Bulldogs earned a trio of fifth places by: Ethan Anderson @ 120 (5-2), Kevin Andres @ 145 (5-2) and Nick Goth @ 195 (5-2) and Adam Jurek @ 138 took sixth place.

MORA MUSTANGS

The Mustangs opened their season at the Ellsworth, Wis. Invitational, where they earned sixth place in this field of twelve teams. They earned 112 points with eight place winners. Avery Nelson and Jake Nowling both led the way with a pair of second places and Dylan Nelson earned third place. Connor Gmahl earned fourth place, Tanner Gragruth and Tommy Schroeder both earned fifth place and Trevor Thielen took sixth place. The Mustangs defeated a pair of Section 7AA rivals, the Lean and Mean Princeton Tigers 42-31 and the Virginia Bluejackets 46-24. Danny Schroeder, Parker Voss, Don Adams and Jake Nowling all went 2-0 at the triangular.
BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets opened their season at the Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City “Falcon” Duals. They went 2-1, with big wins over the Section 5A Paynesville Bulldogs 57-18 and Section 3A Pipestone Area 49-22. They dropped a dual to the No. 4A ranked ACGC Falcons 44-19. Christain Noble, Charlie Gellerman and Vince Dailey all went 3-0. Jayden Mclearen, Rocco Visci and Alex Hanrahan all went 2-1 and Dillon Brown went 2-0 at the Falcons duals. The Hornets dropped a dual to No. 4AAA and Mississippi 8 Conference rivals the St. Michael-Albertville Knights 59-9. The Hornets had a good team performance with 187.5 points and eleven place winners to earned second place at their Hornet Invitational. Cade Sixberrry and Charlie Gellerman both won championships and Christian Noble, Jayden Mclearan, Roco Visci and Ryan Helgoe all earned second place and Vince Dailey and Dillon Browne both earned third place. Tyler Dehmer earned fourth place and Lance Christensen and Nick Merten both earned fifth place.

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals opened their season with a big win over Section 2AA rivals the St. Peter Saints 41-27. The Royals earned third place at the Glencoe-Silver Lake “Don Hall” Invitational with 137.5 points and eleven place winners. They finished back of Class A Lean and Mean Zumbrota-Mazzeppa Cougars and Section 3A Wabasso/Red Rock Central. They won three championships; Austin Gabbert, Carter Entinger and William Elskamp. They earned a trio of third places by: Tanner Hiten, Tanner Burmeister and Dylan Matter and a pair of fourth places by: Jackson Meyer and Riley Hertzog. Ashton Congdon earned fifth place and a pair took sixth place, Alex Pearce and Hunter Stein. The Royals earned fifth place with 129.5 points, with nine place winners at the Delano Invitational. Austin Gabbert and Carter Hertzog both won championships and Ashton Congdon and William Elkskamp both earned second place. Jackson Meyer, Riley Hertzog and Tanner Hilten all earned fourth place, Tanner Burmeister earned fifth place and Dylan Matter took sixth place.
MORRIS AREA TIGERS
The Tigers opened their season at the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa “Jaguar” Invitational. They earned 122.5 points, to finish in fourth place in a field of nine teams. The Tigers had eight place winners, led by two championships by: Dalton Rose and Davin Rose. Ethan Lebrija, Jed Feuchtenberger and Matt McNeill all earned third place and Dylan Rose and Dillon Nelson both took sixth place. The Tigers earned fifth place with 158 points at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational with eleven place winners. Ethan Lebrija, Dalton Rose and Davin Rose all won championships and Gideon Joos and Jed Feuchtenberger both earned second. Matt McNeill earned third place and Caden Rose earned, fourth place and Hunter Massner, Ben Travis and Kylen Runing Hawk all took sixth place.

DAWSON BOYD/LQPV/MONTI UNITED

The United opened their season with a pair of duals, they defeated Class A Lean and Mean Minnewaska Lakers 34-27 and they dropped a dual to No. 5A Minneota 45-24. Zander Clausen, Sam Zindel and Keaton Haas all went 2-0 at the triangular. The United dropped a West Central Conference and Section 3AA dual to the Morris Area Tigers 44-28. The United earned fourth place with 159 points and ten places at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational. Quintin Lehmann won their lone championship and Keaton Haas earned second place. Zander Clausen, Dain Mortenson, Trevon Johnson and Tanner Johnson all earned third place, Kadin Huntley and Stone Irvine both earned fourth place and Landon Knoshal and Sam Zindel both earned fifth place.
PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER/BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew opened their season at the Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They earned nine place winners for 112 points to take seventh place in the field of nine teams. Jake Poehler @ 160 led the way with their lone championship and a trio of thirds were earned by: Josh Pettit @ 220, Keenan Dahl @ 182 and Connor Tulenchik @ 145. Riley Wilson @ 106 and Myca Reynolds @ 285 both earned fifth place. A trio of sixth places were earned by: Owen Carlson @ 113, Evan Koering @ 138 and Corbin Knapp @ 195. The Road Crew defeated Section 7A rivals the WHAN Wolfpack 65-9 and they dropped a dual to Section 7A rivals the Deer River Warriors 43-33. Owen Carlson, Evan Koering, Jake Poehler, Josh Pettit and Myca Reynolds all went 2-0 at the triangular.
MILACA WOLVES

The Wolves opened their season at the LItchfield “Dragon” Invitational. They took sixth place with 80.5 points and nine place winners. Garrett Hall led the way, as he earned second place. Ian Hanson and Bodee Zens both earned third and Brody Ash earned fourth place. Gibson Kroger and Austin Mollet and William Danilyuk both earned fifth place and Ben Hanson and Leyton Black both took sixth place. The Wolves defeated Section 7AA foe the Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson Dragons 45-29.
CLASS A

LONG PRAIRIE/BROWERVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves opened their season with a big win over Section 6A and Park Region Conference rivals, New York Mills Eagles 60-12. The Wolves had a very good tournament performance, despite having two open weights, they earned 207 points at the Dennis Kaatz Invitational. They earned second place in a field of nine teams, behind AA Lean and Mean Section 8AA foe Thief River Falls Prowlers. The Wolves won four championships, Carter Meiners, Justin Crandall, Landon Gode and Mason Gode. Cael Lorentz earned second place and Austin Carr earned third place. Nye Becker, Ted Stacey, Isaiah Gorder and Adam Lindquist all earned fourth place and Riley Thom earned fifth place. The Wolves defeated the No. 6A Section 8A foe Frazee Hornets 47-18 and highly ranked North Dakota West Fargo Packers 59-8. It was the 75 and 76 career coaching wins for coach Lorentz. Justin Meiner, Justin Crandall, Mason Gode, Landon Gode, Nye Becker, Ted Stacy Riley Thom and Adam Lindquist went 2-0.
ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons opened their season with three impressive wins over Section 4A rivals Norwood Young America Raiders 71-3, Section 6AA Big Lake Hornets 44-19 and No. 12A Canby Lancers 58-6. The Falcons earned the championship at their Falcons duals. They had seven that went 3-0 at the Falcons duals: Brady Holien, Kelvin Ponce, Ramzee Molinaro, Hayden Straumann, Logan Straumann, Travis Lawver and Tanner Berghuis. Logan Sherwood, Jake Mortensen and Taylor Fester all went 2-1 and Charlie Gellerman, Skye Powers and Chase Arndt all went 2-0. The Falcons defeated a pair of Class A foes at their triangular. They beat Section 4A rivals the Kimball Area Cubs 50-21 and Section 5A foe BOLD 64-9. Cole Holien, Brady Holien, Kelvin Ponce, Mason Studemann, Ramzee Molinaro, Skye Powers, Taylor Fester, Jesse Cardenas and Tanner Berghuis all went 2-0 at the triangular.

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars had a very impressive performance to open their season, they earned the championship at their Jaguar invitational. They earned 172 points with nine place winners to defeat the AAA ranked Willmar Cardinals. They won four championships by: Walker Bents, Canon Swanson, Tyler Jensen and Tyler Bents. Blaine Fischer, Dylan T. Kampsen and Mark Jenniges all earned second place and Ryan Jensen and Taiton Linder both earned third place. The Jaguars defeated a pair of Class A foes at the Paynesville “Bulldogs” duals. They defeated Section 5A rivals the Paynesville Bulldogs 49-27 and Section 4A rivals the Kimball Area Cubs 52-30. Ryan Jensen, Walker Bents, Blaine Fischer, Canon Swanson, Tyler Jensen and Tyler Bents all went 2-0 a the Bulldog duals. The Jaguars had a great team performance with 213 points and thirteen place winners to earn the championship at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational. Walker Bents, Canon Swanson, Tyler Jensen, Tyler Bents and Michael Doubek all won championships. Blaine Fischer and Mark Jenniges both earned second place and Ryan Jensen and Jebadia Jones both earned fourth place. Taiton Linder, Dylan T. Kampsen and Bryce Feuerhake earned fifth place and Maximus Hanson took sixth place.
OTTERTAIL CENTRAL BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their season with a very good performance with all their wrestlers earning places and to earn second place with 185.5 points at the Fosston/Bagley “Alfred Olson Memorial” Invitational. They were second behind the AA ranked Detroit Lakes Lakers. The Bulldogs won two championships by: Cain Buehler and Brien Poser and they earned four seconds, Laredo Bugbee, Max Naddy, Hayden Hart and Connor Tierney. Wyatt Thorson, Hunter Doll, Nik Gardin, Matt Henricks and Kalen Kraft all earned third place. Brayden Malene and Logan Schleske both earned and Nash Roach and Reed Leabo both earned fifth place. Blake Malone, Zane Swanson and Noah Schleske all took sixth place. The Bulldogs defeated a pair of Section 6 rivals; they defeated Class A Lean and Mean West Central Area 42-22 and the Pelican Rapids Vikings 51-24. The Bulldogs had a good team performance with 205 points and thirteen places winners to earn second place at the West Central Area “Grant County” Invitational. Matt Hendricks and Zane Swanson both won championships and Max Naddy, Wyatt Thorson and Laredo Bugbee all earned second place. Hayden Hart, Nik Gardin and Noah Schleske all earned third place. Brien Poser earned fourth place, Connor Tierney and Nash Roach both earned fifth place and Kelby Peters and Hunter Doll both took sixth places.

BERTHA HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE

The Coop opened their season at the Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They earned 148 points, to finish fifth in a field of nine teams. They had eleven earn places, led by Craig Orlando, he won their lone championship at 285. Quinn Kern and Trever Arceneau both earned second place and Devin Dean earned third place. Mason Schroeder and Hunter Dean both earned fourth place. Deagan Captain, Jason Koehn, Gideon Ervasti and Tyler Eggert all earned fifth place and Reese Thompson took sixth place. The Coop had a good team performance with 174 points and thirteen place winners to earn second place at the Barnesville “Trojan” Invitational. They were second behind the No. 1B ranked in North Dakota the Lisbon Broncos. Craig Orlando, Quinn Kern, Trever Arceneau and Gideon Ervasti all won championships and Mason Schroeder earn second place. Zavier Grefe, Deagen Captain both earned third place and David Revering earned fourth place. Jason Koehn, Brock Peterson and Hayden Captain all earned fifth place and Carter Rokes and Reese Thompson both took sixth place.

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights opened their season with a pair of Section 6 duals, they did defeat the Pelican Rapids Vikings 48-30. They dropped a dual to the No. 11A ranked Ottertail Central Bulldogs 42-22. The Knights took third place with 176 points and thirteen place winners at their Grant County Invitational. Wyatt Olson was their lone championship and Jordan Lohse, Anthony Sykora and Colton Lindquist all earned second place. Bryce Lien and Devin Stone both earned third place and Hunter Hanson, Kaleb Getz and Austin Mattson all earned fourth place. Deklin Goeden earned fifth place and Ashton Danner and Connor Nadqwick both sixth place.

MINNEWASKA LAKERS

The Lakers opened their season at the Dawson-Boyd “United” Triangular. They dropped a pair of duals to the No. 5A ranked Minneota Vikings 39-24 and to Section 3AA Dawson-Boyd/LQPV/Monti 34-27. Mason Blair, Tyson Meyer, Tyler VanLuk, Dylan Jurgenson and Jakob Swalla all went 2-0 at the triangular. Special note; Tyson Meyer won his 100th career match at the triangular. The Lakers defeated Section 5A foe the Osakis Silverstreaks 67-9 and Section 8AA foe, the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew 49-22. The Lakers earned third place with 158 points and nine place winners at the Big Lake “Hornet” Invitational. Tyson Meyer and Mason Blair both won championships and Tyler VanLuik and Dylan Jurgenson both earned second place. Jackson Stadsvold, Adam Larson and Jacob Blair all earned third place and Jakob Swalla and Easton McCrory both earned fourth place.
KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints opened their season at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational. They earned 152 points with ten place winners, to earn third place behind No. 3AAA ranked Bemidji Lumberjacks and Sartell/Stephen Sabres. They were led by Will Magaard, he won the championship at 126. They earned five seconds by: Coy Gunderson, Chase Magaard, Jared Carlson, Luke Hoefer and Richard Jones. Both Ethan Peters and Brody Forsell earned third place and Brandon Kallstrom took sixth place. The Fighting Saints split duals; they defeated Section 5A rivals Quad County Cobras 43-27. They dropped a dual to the Wabasso/Red Rock Central Bobcats 49-25. Coy Gunderson, Chase Magaard, Will Magaard and Jared Carlson all went 2-0 at the triangular. The Fighting Saints earned third place with 135.5 points and twelve place winners at the Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invitational. Will Magaard, Jared Carlson and Coy Gunderson all won championships and Chase Magaard and Richard Jones both earned second place. Ely Johnson earned third place, Ethan Peters and Brody Forsell both earned fourth place. Brandon Kallstrom, Ethan Peters and Aiden Miller all earned fifth place and Marc Collins and Masyn Olson both took sixth place.

PAYNESVILLE BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs opened their season at the ACGC “Falcon” duals. They went 1-2 with a win over the Section 3A Pipestone Area Arrows 45-32. They dropped a dual to the No. 12A ranked Canby Lancers 42-30 and to the Section 6AA Big Lake Hornets 57-18. Duncan McNab, Craig Schmitz, Shawn Rue and Brandon Schlangen all went 3-0 and Weston Roberg and Clint Schmitz went 2-1 at the Falcons duals. The Bulldogs went 0-3 at their quadrangular with the No. 10A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Jaguars 49-21, AA Lean and Mean Litchfield Dragons and on criteria to Central Minnesota Conference rivals and Section 4A the Kimball Area Cubs 36-36. Shawn Rue and Shawn Pinske went 3-0 and Craig Schmitz, Riley Messer, Mason Lehman, Weston Roberg and Clint Schmitz all went 2-1 at the quadrangular.
ROYALTON/UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals opened their season at the Edina “Hornet” Invitational, they earned fifth place in a field of eleven teams. They earned eleven place winners, led by three second places. Jacob Leibold @ 138, Damion Thiesen @ 152 and Mason Novitzki @ 285. They earned four fourth places by Gabe Gorecki @ 145, Will Gorecki @ 113, Sam Constanzo @ 106 and Austin Wensman @ 182. Wyatt Lahr @ 138, Gage Louden @ 182 and Aaron Block @ 220 all earned fifth place and Aiden Olson @ 160 took sixth place. The Royals were open in four weights, also without state ranked Jackson Held. They may have earned second place in the team standings had they be able to fill their weights or had Jackson on the mat. The Royals earned fourth place with 112.5 points and seven place winners, led by a pair of championships by: Sam Costanzo @ 106 (2-1) and Jackson Held @ 170 (3-0). Wyatt Lahr @ 132 (5-2) and Will Gorecki @ 133 (4-3) both earned third place. Gabe Gorecki @ 145 (4-3) earned fifth place and Gage Louden @ 195 (4-3) and Mason Novitzki @ 285 (3-3) both took sixth place

AITKIN GOBBLERS

The Gobblers opened their season with a big win over a Section 7A and Mid-State Conference rival the Crosby-Ironton Rangers 43-22. The Gobblers earned tenth place with 92.5 points at the Jackson County Central “Pizza Ranch” Invitational. They had five place winners, Carter Endrizzi earned second place, Carson Kalhem earned third place, and Luke Pelarski, Jack Gravelle and Quin Miller all earned fourth place.

NEW YORK MILLS EAGLES

The Eagles opened their season against the No. 2A ranked and Park Regions Conference rivals the Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville Wolves. They dropped their dual 60-12. They did defeat Section 6A and Park Region Conference rivals the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines 58-15. The Eagles journeyed out to Hillsboro, North Dakota to compete in the Burro’s Dual invitational. They went 2-2 with big wins over Hillsboro-Central Valley Burro’s 48-24 and Grafton 55-3. They dropped a close one to AA Lean and Mean Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Rebels 36-30 and to No. 5B ranked Central Cass 47-29. Austin Hughes and Jacob Guck both went 4-0 and Dylan Fischer, Chris Yoder and Elliot Mann all went 3-1 at the duals. The Eagles earned fourth place at the Crookston “Ron Olson” Invitational with 131 points and nine place winners. They earned three championships by : Dane Niemi, Bren Salo and Dylan Fischer and Gabe Geiser and Carter Haman both earned second place.

KIMBALL AREA CUBS

The Cubs opened their season at the Glencoe-Silver Lake “Don Hall” Invitational. They earned 70.5 points to take seventh place in a field of eleven teams. They were led by a championship performance by: Michael Donnay @ 170 and Alex Nelson @ 126 and Carter Holtz @ 285, they both earned third place. Lucas Jurek @ 120 earned fourth place and Cody Leither @ 132, Ashton Hanan @ 160 and Nicholas Bowen @182 all took sixth place. The Cubs had a busy week with five duals in two evenings, they went 2-3. They defeated Section 3A foe BOLD 56-18 and they dropped a dual to Section 4A rivals and No. 4A ranked Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 50-21. Mitchel Loehrer, Michael Donnay and Carter Holtz all went 2-0 at the ACGC triangular. The Cubs went 1-2 at the Paynesville “Bulldog” quadrangular with a 36-36 criteria win over the Bulldogs, with Jimmy Wicker’s fall at 285 with just a few second left. They dropped duals to No. 10A Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 52-30 and to AA Lean and Mean Litchfield 45-21. Ashton Hanan and Carter Holtz went 3-0, Evan Nienaber, Michael Donnay, Nick Bowen and Jimmy Wicker all went 2-1

MILLE LACS RAIDERS

The Raiders opened their season at the Rush City “Tigers” Invitational with nine earning places for 104 points to take sixth place in this nine team field of teams. Braden Willis and Eric Bassett led the way, as they won championships. Ethan Benson earned second place, Bradley Bernu earned third place and Daniel Miller earned fourth place. Nathan Strang earned fifth place and Cody Sark, Tucker Strecker and Cam Wilkes all took sixth place. The Raiders defeated Section 7A and Great River Conference rivals the Ogilvie Lion 63-16 and Section 6AA foe the Zimmerman Thunder 42-41. The Raiders earned ninth place with 50 points and three place winners at the Andover “Huskies” Invitational. Braden Willis earned second place and Eric Bassett and Steven Rasekrans both earned fourth place.

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors earned sixth place at the Wadena-Deer Creek “Dennis Kaatz Memorial” Invitational. They had seven place winners for 112.5 points, led by Ethan Hendrickson and Gator Bettin, as they won championships at 106 and 160. Jared Seibert and T J Jasicki both earned third, Eion Ness and Brock Kako both earned fourth place and Hunter Skaro earned fifth place. The Warriors had a good team performance with 155.5 points and twelve place winners to earn the Crookston “Rod Olson” Invitational championship. Ethan Hendrickson, Jared Seibert and Brock Kako all won championships and Eion Ness earned second place. Torrey Carlson earned third place and Dylan Rasmussen, Dominick Fuller and Dakota Meech all earned fourth place. Hunter Skaja and Gabe Henrickson both earned fifth place and Hank Tellers took sixth place.