Red Bulls deliver 50-16 league loss to ’Hawks
MADELIA – The Fairmont/ Martin County West Red Bulls wrestling team won all but four matches in defeating the Madelia/ Truman/Martin Luther Jayhawks, 50-16, in Valley Conference action on Tuesday night in Madelia.
Christian Hugget took just 44 seconds to claim the first win of the meet for the Red Bulls, pinning the Jayhawks’ Mike McLaughlin.
Collin Steuber then shut out Cole Pietsch at 113 pounds, claiming the 6-0 win, before Chris Ettesvold pinned Grant Koehler in 21 seconds at 120 pounds for three quick victories.
Mario Maldonado then downed Jerson Castro, 12-1, in a major decision in the 126-pound match to increase the Red Bulls’ advantage.
Jeremiah Colon took the first Jayhawk win with a forfeit at 132 pounds, before Justin Gifferson beat Red Bulls 138-pounder Christopher Krenz 10-3.
Elijah Gronewold got the Red Bulls back on track, pinning Zack Pettersen in 1:04 in the 145-pound match.
The Red Bulls’ Class AA, No. 8-ranked 152-pounder Joe Weber then asserted his efforts and won a 13-1 major decison over Jesus Lopez at 152.
Tanner Lange then only needed 2:24 to pin the Jayhawks’ Weston Ricard at 160 pounds.
Stevie Tierney claimed another win for the Jayhawks, claiming a 15-7 major decision over Phillip Bowie.
Nathan Gillis took the 182-pound match win by forfeit for the Red Bulls, before the Jayhawks’ Jake Denn turned in a 9-5 win over Class AA, No. 6-ranked 195-pounder Kory Brown.
Luis Figueroa and Mark Washa then grabbed the final two match wins for the Red Bulls, with Figueroa pinning Thomas Timm in 1:44 at 220 pounds while Washa outlasted Jeremey Blakesley 3-1 at 285.
Fairmont/Martin County West (4-1) travels to St. Clair for a 5 p.m. Valley Conference meet on Friday.
Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther plays host to St. James in a 6:30 p.m. nonconference meet on Thursday in Truman.
Fairmont/MCW 50, MTML 16
106: Christian Hugget (F/MCW) pinned Mike McLaughlin, 0:44.
113: Collin Steuber (F/MCW) dec. Cole Pietsch, 6-0.
120: Chris Ettesvold (F/MCW) pinned Grant Koehler, 0:30.
126: Mario Maldonado (F/MCW) maj. dec. Jerson Castro, 12-1.
132: Jeremiah Colon (MTML) won by forfeit.
138: Justin Gifferson (MTML) dec. Christopher Krenz, 10-3.
145: Elijah Gronewold (F/MCW) pinned Zack Pettersen, 1:03.
152: Joe Weber (F/MCW) maj. dec. Jesus Lopez, 13-1.
160: Tanner Lange (F/MCW) pinned Weston Ricard, 2:34.
170: Steve Tierney (MTML) maj. dec. Phillip Bowie, 15-7.
182: Nathan Gillis (F/MCW) won by forfeit.
195: Jake Denn (MTML) dec. Kory Brown, 9-5.
220: Luis Figueroa (F/MCW) pinned Thomas Timm, 1:40.
285: Mark Washa (F/MCW) dec. Jeremy Blakesley, 3-1.