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.

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