Red Bulls pin 46-16 league loss on St. James
ST. JAMES – The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls won nine straight matches to down the St. James Saints 46-16 during South Central Conference wrestling action on Thursday night in St. James.
After both teams traded a pair of victories in the opening four matches, the Red Bulls, led by Class AA, No. 8-ranked 152-pounder Joe Weber and Class AA, No. 6-ranked 195-pounder Kory Brown rallied to win the dual.
Christian Hugget took the first Red Bull win of the night, outlasting Sam Kulseth in the 106-pound match 12-11. Collin Steuber then followed suit, beating Mario Garcia 10-7 in the 113-pound match.
Angel Zamarripa and Joe Dominguez then captured back-to-back wins for the Saints to take the lead.
Zamarripa pinned Chris Ettesvold in 2 minutes and 51 seconds during 120-pound match action, before Dominguez claimed a major decision, 16-7 win over Mario Maldonado at 126 pounds.
Chris Krenz then started the Red Bull win streak, downing Jacob Brey 6-5 at 132 pounds.
Levi Bulfer then took control of the match, pinning Branson Petersen in the final 30 seconds of the 138-pound match to take back the lead at 15-10.
Elijah Gronewold outlasted Mark Alvarado at 145 pounds, winning the match 8-3 in overtime.
Weber then took a 14-6 major decision win over Kody Curry before Tanner Lange downed Josh Stordalen 4-1 at 152 and 160 pounds, respectively, for the Bulls.
Phillip Bowie and Nathan Gillis then combined for back-to-back pins for the Red Bulls, with Bowie pinning Simon Beck in 3:01 before Gillis pinned Alejandro Lara in 5:03 at 170 and 182, respectively.
Brown then downed Chris Johnson 5-1 in the 195-pound match, before Luis Figueroa claimed the final Red Bull victory with a pin of Collin Hoppe at 4:32.
Adrian Torres pinned Adrian Moscoffian for the Saints’ final win at 3:15 in the 285-pound match.
Fairmont/Martin County West (3-0) plays host to Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial in a Valley Conference dual meet at 7:30 p.m. tonight in Sherburn.
FMCW 46, St. James 16
106: Christian Hugget (FMCW) dec. Sam Kulseth, 12-11. 113: Collin Steuber (FMCW) dec. Mario Garcia, 10-7. 120: Angel Zamarripa (SJ) pinned Chris Ettesvold, 2:51. 126: Joe Dominguez (SJ) maj. dec. Mario Maldonado, 16-7. 132: Chris Krenz (FMCW) dec. Jacob Brey, 6-5. 138: Levi Bulfer (FMCW) pinned Branson Petersen, 5:30. 145: Elijah Gronewold (FMCW) dec. Mark Alvarado, 8-3 OT. 152: Joe Weber (FMCW) maj. dec. Kody Curry, 14-6. 160: Tanner Lange (FMCW) dec. Josh Stordalen, 4-1. 170: Phillip Bowie (FMCW) pinned Simon Beck, 3:01. 182: Nathan Gillis (FMCW) pinned Alejandro Lara, 5:03. 195: Kory Brown (FMCW) dec. Chris Johnson, 5-1. 220: Luis Figueroa (FMCW) pinned Colin Hoppe, 4:32. 285: Adrian Torres (SJ) pinned Adrian Moscoffian, 3:15.
River Valley Triangular – The Jayhawks swept the River Valley triangular wrestling meet on Thursday in Sleepy Eye, beating Redwood Valley 47-32 before downing the host River Valley 57-22.
The Jayhawks took home six pins and one technical fall to down the Cardinals in the opening dual.
Cole Pietsch claimed the 18-3 technical fall win over Collin Daub at 113 pounds to start the Jayhawks’ winning ways.
Grant Koehler, Jerson Castro, Justin Gifferson, Jesus Lopez, Steve Tierney, Jake Denn and Jeremey Blakesley then all collected pins in their matches to clinch the win.
Koehler opened up the wins for the Jayhawks with a pin of Trevor Greobner in 38 seconds at 120 pounds.
Castro pinned Spencer Quast at 3:53 of the 126-pound match, before Gifferson pinned Jordan Mann in just 55 seconds at 138 pounds.
Lopez pinned Josh Linder at 2:25 of the 152-pound match and Tierney then followed suit with a pin of Chse Rahe at 2:42 in the 170-pound match.
Denn and Blakesley then needed just a combined 4:05 to pin both their opponents in the 195 and 220-pound matches. Denn pinned Cody Anderson in 2:50, before Blakesley pinned Dylan Ulferts in 1:15.
Tommy Amberg grabbed a win for the Cardinals at 106 pounds, beating Mike McLaughlin 12-0 in a major decision.
Eric Bommersbach pinned James Hodge in 40 seconds for the Cardinals at 132 pounds, before Brady Golblirsch pinned Zack Pettersen in 1:59 at 145 pounds.
Lance Zeug claimed a major decision, 10-2 win over Weston Ricard for Redwood Valley, before Joe Salvati won by forfeit at 182 pounds.
Logan Zaske claimed the final victory for the Cardinals in the dual, pinning Thomas Timm at 285 pounds in 33 seconds.
The Jayhawks then claimed six victories by forfeit against the Wildcats to win 57-22.
McLaughlin (106), Castro (132), Lopez (160), Ricard (170), Denn (195) and Timm (220) all took victories by forfeits for the Jayhawks in the win.
Pietsch added another victory for the Jayhawks by pinning Devin Johnson in 26 seconds in 113-pound action.
Hodge also won by pin, downing Tyson Meidl for the Jayhawks in 2:45 in the 145-pound match, before Gifferson outlasted Gerritt Meidl 7-3 at 138 pounds.
Pettersen pinned Gaige Gardner in 21 seconds for the 152-pound match win for the final Jayhawk win.
Conner Bertram pinned Koehler at 120 pounds in 46 seconds for a Wildcat victory, before Sam Baier won a 10-2 major decision over Jerimiah Colon at 145 pounds.
Tyler Baird won the final match for the Wildcats, pinning Blakesley in 1:31 at 285 pounds.
Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther (2-2) travels to wrestle in the Maher Invitational at 10 a.m. on Saturday in Blue Earth.
MTML 47, Red. Valley 32
106: Tommy Amberg (RV) maj. dec. Mike McLaughlin, 12-0. 113: Cole Pietsch (MTML) tech. fall Collin Daub, 5:58, 18-3. 120: Grant Koehler (MTML) pinned Trevor Greobner, 0:38. 126: Jerson Castro (MTML) pinned Spencer Quast, 3:53. 132: Eric Bommersbach (RV) pinned James Hodge, 0:40. 138: Justin Gifferson (MTML) pinned Jordan Mann, 0:55. 145: Brady Golblirsch (RV) pinned Zack Pettersen, 1:59. 152: Jesus Lopez (MTML) pinned Josh Linder, 2:25. 160: Lance Zeug (RV) maj. dec. Weston Ricard, 10-2. 170: Steve Tierney (MTML) pinned Chase Rahe, 2:42. 182: Joe Salvati (RV) won by forfeit. 195: Jake Denn (MTML) pinned Cody Anderson, 2:50. 220: Jeremey Blakesley (MTML) pinned Dylan Ulferts, 1:15. 285: Logan Zaske (RV) pinned Thomas Timm, 0:33.
MTML 57, River Valley 22
106: McLaughlin (MTML) won by forfeit. 113: Pietsch (MTML) pinned Devin Johnson, 0:26. 120: Conner Bertram (S) pinned Koehler, 0:46. 126: Hodge (MTML) pinned Tyson Meidl, 2:45. 132: Castro (MTML) won by forfeit. 138: Gifferson (MTML) dec. Gerritt Meidl, 7-3. 145: Sam Baier (S) maj. dec. Jerimiah Colon, 10-2. 152: Pettersen (MTML) pinned Gaige Gardner, 0:21. 160: Lopez (MTML) won by forfeit. 170: Ricard (MTML) won by forfeit. 182: TIm Krueger (S) pinned Tierney, 1:06. 195: Denn (MTML) won by forfeit. 220: Timm (MTML) won by forfeit. 285: Tyler Baird (S) pinned Blakesley, 1:31.