Raiders pin 42-28 non-league loss on Jayhawks

MADELIA – The Norwood-Young America Raiders took eight match victories, including five falls, to defeat the Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther Jayhawks 42-28 in a nonconference dual wrestling meet on Thursday in Madelia.

The Raiders bookended pins to defeat the Jayhawks. Zeke Dodge and Ben Barth started out strong, taking back-to-back pins for the Raiders at 106 and 113 over Cole Pietsch and James Hodge, respectively, to open the meet.

In the final two matches, Nicollet’s Steven Smith and Jordan Stevens each claimed pins at 220 and 285 over Derek Firchau and Christian Escobar for the team victory.

Class A, No. 1-ranked Adam Cooling pinned Alex Meeker in 1:08 to claim one of the Jayhawks’ six match victories.

Jeramiah Colon grabbed the Jayhawks’ first victory of the dual with a 15-4 major decision over Dylan Just at 120.

Isaac Pfeffer then continued the win streak for the blue-and-orange with an 8-1 victory over Josh Hendel at 126.

Class A No. 10-ranked Bryon Forstner won his 132-pound match by forfeit, along with teammate Justin Gifferson at 138.

Jake Denn grabbed the final Jayhawk victory at 182 with a 6-2 decision over Matt Ditsch.

Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther travels to St. James for triangular dual action against Wabasso and St. James at 5 p.m. Tuesday.

NYA 42; MTML 28

106: Zeke Dodge (NYA) pinned Cole Pietsch, 4:41. 113: Ben Barth (NYA) pinned James Hodge, 1:10. 120: Jeramiah Colon (MTML) major dec. Dylan Just, 15-4. 126: Issac Pfeffer (MTML) dec. Josh Hendel, 8-1. 132: Bryon Forstner (MTML) won by forfeit. 138: Justin Gifferson (MTML) won by forfeit. 145: Jared Wichenhauser (NYA) pinned Weston Ricard, 2:44. 152: Grant Mueller (NYA) dec. Jon Whitney, 2-0. 160: Adam Cooling (MTML) pinned Alex Meeker, 1:08. 170: Cody Wigfield (NYA) dec. Stevie Tierney, 4-3. 182: Jake Denn (MTML) dec. Matt Ditsch, 6-2. 195: Jordan Kohls (NYA) won by forfeit. 220: Stevan Smith (NYA) pinned Derek Firchau, 1:47. 285: Jordan Stevens (NYA) pinned Christian Escobar, 1:10.