Bucs capture 1st at ELC duals
ESTHERVILLE, Iowa – The Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling team swept the five-team dual meet on Saturday at Estherville-Lincoln Central.
Adam Legred, Mike Ankeny and David Franta all went undefeated during the wrestling action to pace the Bucs in their winning efforts.
Franta started out with a pin of Forest City’s Tyler Brock at 170 pounds in the Bucs 57-13 opening victory.
The senior then followed that up with a pin of Estherville-Lincoln Central’s Billy Snyder in three minutes 29 seconds during the team’s 60-14 win.
As the Bucs came back to beat Linn Mar 39-28 in the third round, Franta contributed a pin of Brayden Schultz in 2:57 at 170 pounds.
Franta then capped off his successful day with a pin of Bishop Heelan Catholic’s Tony Tobin in the Bucs’ 64-12 win.
Legred started his day with a 9-5 decision over Forest City’s Andrew Mettry at 106 pounds, before pinning Zackary Snyder from ELC in just 1:22.
Legred then followed that with a pin of Linn Mar’s Charli Petersen in 1:44, before downing Alex Anson from BHC 3-0.
In the only dual that Franta didn’t compete, Legred and his teammates led the Bucs to a 63-15 win over Spirit Lake Park.
Legred won his 106-pound match by forfeit.
Ankeny, the third Buc to go undefeated on the day, pinned Forest City’s Tristan Boehm in 2:43 at 138 pounds, before pinning ELC’s Clay Budach in just 1:12 of the second dual.
The Buc 138-pounder then claimed a 7-4 win over Linn Mar’s Johnny Clymer and followed that with a pin of BHC’s Jared Ludwigm at 1:43 in the 138-pound match.
Ankeny finished off the day with his fourth pin of the day, beating SLP’s Jac Radcliffe in 1:11 at 138 pounds.
Blue Earth Area travels to St. Peter for a South Central Conference dual meet at 7 p.m. Friday in St. Peter.
The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls captured five top-three finishes to help the team capture fifth-place honors at the Hayfield Tournament on Saturday in Hayfield.
Senior co-captain Kory Brown earned the Red Bulls lone title, defeating Class A, No. 6-ranked 195 pounder Wyatt Richardson 10-4 in the 195-pound championship match.
Brown eased by St. James’ Colin Hoppe 10-1 in the opening round, before pinning Hayfield’s Corey Thompson in 3:45 during the semifinal match.
Richardson, meanwhile earned a first-round bye before taking a 15-4 major decision over Rochester Mayo’s Tremain Jackson in the semifinals.
The Red Bulls’ Class AA, No. 7-ranked 152-pounder Joe Weber had an opportunity to grab the second title for the team in the 152-pound bracket, but fell just short to Class AAA, No. 5-ranked 152-pounder Brady Nelson from Rochester Mayo in the final.
Nelson took the title with a 7-2 decision over Weber.
Weber earned a first-round bye in the bracket, before pinning Minneapolis Southwest’s Phillip Gates in 1:45 during the semifinals.
On the opposite end of the bracket, Nelson won his first round match against Waseca’s Lucas Maxon with an 18-1 technical fall at the end of the first period.
Nelson then continued on, shutting out Hayfield’s Connor Nelson in the semifinal match.
Chris Ettesvold then captured the first of three third-place finishes for the Red Bulls in the 113-pound bracket.
Ettesvold won his opening round match, beating Minneapolis Southwest’s Graham Evavold in a 9-2 decision, before falling 8-2 to the eventual champion, Waseca’s Lucas Hagel in the semis.
In the third-place bracket, Ettesvold bounced back, pinning Rochester Mayo’s Brady Engleken 53 seconds into the second period, before shutting out Evavold in a 1-0 decision for third place.
Christopher Krenz was the next one on the podium, finishing third in the 132-pound bracket.
Krenz pinned St. James’ Daniel Camaeho in 1:08, before Medford’s Marcus DeLeon escaped their semifinal match with a 6-5 win and sending Krenz into the third-place bracket.
Krenz responded with a pin of St. James’ Tyler Westman at 4:24 in the consolation semifinals, before outlasting Rochester Mayo’s Campbell McClees 6-5 for third-place honors.
Elijah Gronewold was the third-place Red Bull in the 145-pound bracket on Saturday, earning a 15-5 major decision over St. James’ Kody Curry in the third-place match.
Gronewold won his opening match of the tourney, pinning Medford’s Nick Masso at 4:34. The Red Bull then lost in a 12-2 decision to the eventual 145-pound champion, Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland’s Parker Hale.
Gronewold came back, beating Waseca’s Brady Bomsta 9-2 in the consolation semifinal before downing Curry for third place.
Fairmont/Martin County West travels for triangular wrestling action against Worthington and Fulda at 5 p.m. on Thursday in Slayton.
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area Invite
The Madelia/Truman /Martin Luther Jayhawks had three top-four finishers to help them take home eight-place team honors.
Class A, No. 8-ranked 195-pounder Jake Denn captured the Jayhawks lone championship of the tournament in the 195-pound bracket.
Denn outlasted the Knights’ Shane Nelson with a 6-2 decision in the championship for the win.
Denn opening up the tournament with byes in the first and second rounds.
The Jayhawk junior then pinned Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie’s Colton Lueders with two seconds remaining in their semifinal match to reach the finals.
Jerimiah Colon then garnered third-place honors for the Jayhawks in the 126-pound bracket.
The Jayhawk eighth grader pinned LeSueur-Henderson’s Jordan Carlson in 3:50 to take third place in the bracket.
Colon pinned Benilde-St. Margaret’s Kameron Herndon in 4:57 of their quarterfinal match, before GSL-LP’s Aaron Donnay downed Colon in an 8-5 decision in the semifinals.
Colon then beat Carlson for third-place match.
Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial’s Class A, No. 1-ranked 132-pounder Louie Sanders won the bracket, earning pins in each of his three matches.
Sanders pinned Litchfield’s Derek Fruetel in 54 seconds during the opening round, before pinning the Giants’ Jordan Carlson in 41 seconds.
Sanders then earned the title with a 44 second pin of Donnay in the championship.
Jayhawk sophomore Zack Pettersen was close to capturing third place, but fell just short with a fourth-place finish.
Pettersen opened the 152-pound bracket with a pin of the Giants’ Mason Straub in 1:15. Pettersen then lost in the semifinal match to the eventual champion, Austin’s Bradon Eggum with a 58-second pin.
Pettersen then lost by fall to Blooming Prairie’s Kyle Williamson at 2:58 in the third-place match.
Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther travels to take on Class A, No. 4-ranked Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area in a Valley Conference dual meet on Tuesday in Lake Crystal.
Estherville-Lincoln Central Duals
Team Standings: 1. Blue Earth Area, 2. Linn-Mar, 3. Estherville-Lincoln Central, 4. Forest City, 5. Bishop Heelan Catholic, 6. Spirit Lake Park
BEA 57, Forest City 13
106: Adam Legred (BEA) dec. Andrew Mettry, 9-5. 113: Zach Buseman (BEA) pinned Samuel Swanson, 3:23. 120: Matt Goodrich (BEA) won by forfeit. 126: Camden Bowers (BEA) won by forfeit. 132: Alec Huber (BEA) pinned Maverick Freerksen, 2:27. 138: Mike Ankeny (BEA) pinned Tristan Boehm, 2:43. 145: Jordan Stelter (BEA) pinned Austin Lewis, 4:44. 152: Luke Schavey (BEA) pinned Landon Josten, 1:04. 160: Beau Sorenson (FC) maj. dec. Gus Phillips, 15-7. 170: David Franta (BEA) pinned Tyler Brock, 2:50. 182: Kolt Gorg (BEA) dec. Jake Staudt, 3-1. 195: Jacob Johnson (BEA) dec. Tyler Prescott, 6-2. 220: Alex Paulson (FC) pinned Jared Armon, 2:46. 285: Tyler Putney (FC) dec. Martin Granados, 2-0.
BEA 60, ELC 14
106: Legred (BEA) pinned Zackary Snyder, 1:22. 113: Buseman (BEA) dec. Juan Castro, 5-2. 120: Goodrich (BEA) pinned Easton Gifford, 2:00. 126: Bowers (BEA) pinned Clay Budach, 1:12. 132: Oscar Ramirez (ELC) tech. fall Huber, 20-4. 138: Ankeny (BEA) pinned Thomas Bortvit, 3:08. 145: Tanner Wolf (BEA) pinned Cole Budach, 3:45. 152: Blake Gjerde (ELC) dec. Schavey, 4-3. 160: Phillips (BEA) pinned Kelly Clabaugh, 0:35. 170: Franta (BEA) pinned Billy Snyder, 3:29. 182: Gorg (BEA) dec. Jake Bortvit, 4-2. 195: Jacob (BEA) pinned Austin Egeland, 2:17. 220: Chase Bonner (ELC) pinned Armon, 0:55. 285: Granados (BEA) won by forfeit.
BEA 39, Linn Mar 28
106: Legred (BEA) pinned Charli Petersen, 1:44. 113: Noah Ajram (LM) maj. dec. Buseman, 11-3. 120: Alijah Jeffery (LM) pinned Goodrich, 1:11. 126: Alex Streicher (LM) pinned Bowers, 3:11. 132: Damon Griffin (LM) dec. Huber, 10-9. 138: Ankeny (BEA) dec. Johnny Clymer, 7-4. 145: A.J. Geers (LM) dec. Stelter, 9-5. 152: Schavey (BEA) pinned Andrew Verhille, 2:53. 160: Phillips (BEA) pinned Shea Hartzler, 2:57. 170: Franta (BEA) pinned Brayden Schultz, 2:57. 182: Logan Hagmeier (LM) dec. Gorg, 7-4. 195: Andrew Holladay (LM) dec. Johnson, 6-1. 220: Armon (BEA) pinned Tylor Newhouse, 2:51. 285: Granados (BEA) pinned Dallas McFarland, 2:44.
BEA 64, BHC 12
106: Legred (BEA) dec. Alex Anson, 3-0. 113: Buseman (BEA) maj. dec. Joe Vondrak, 10-2. 120: Goodrich (BEA) won by forfeit. 126: Andy Subblefield (BHC) pinned Bowers, 2:37. 132: Huber (BEA) pinned Mason Heaton, 0:36. 138: Ankeny (BEA) pinned Jared Ludwigm 1:43. 145: Wolf (BEA) pinned Alex Watkinsm 0:30. 152: Schavey (BEA) pinned Bo Rus, 1:55. 160: Phillips (BEA) dec. Christian Engel, 6-1. 170: Franta (BEA) pinned Tony Tobin, 0:39. 182: Gorg (BEA) pinned Brett Hegarty, 2:42. 195: Christian Brobst (BHC) pinned Johnson, 4:00. 220: Armon (BEA) won by forfeit. 285: Granados (BEA) pinned Jack Niggeling, 0:21.
BEA 63, SLP 15
106: Legred (BEA) won by forfeit. 113: Buseman (BEA) won by forfeit. 120: Gavin Kramer (SLP) dec. Goodrich, 4-1. 126: Bowers (BEA) tech. fall Alec Harrington, 17-2. 132: Huber (BEA) pinned Daniel Trucksess, 2:14. 138: Ankeny (BEA) pinned Jac Radcliffe, 1:11. 145: Zach Skopec (SLP) pinned Wolf, 1:11. 152: Schavey (BEA) pinned Ethan Bergendahl, 0:59. 160: David Trucksess (SLP) pinned Roger Ziegler, 0:38. 170: Phillips (BEA) maj. dec. Javier Tapia, 15-2. 182: Gorg (BEA) pinned Trevor Bueltel, 1:16. 195: Johnson (BEA) won by forfeit. 220: Armon (BEA) pinned Hunter Akers, 2:34. 285: Granados (BEA) won by forfeit.
Team Results: 1. Hayfield 199.5, 2. Rochester Mayo 194.5, 3. St. James 124, 4. Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland 118, 5. Fairmont/Martin County West 116, 6. Medford 108.5, 7. Waseca 107, 8. Rochester John Marshall 85, 9. Minneapolis Southwest 47.5.
106: Championship: Jackson Heydt (H) dec. Mario Garcia (SJ), 9-7. 3rd Place: Brenn Olson (GMLOK) dec. Cain Van Ryn (M), 9-3. 5th Place: Justin Sampson (W) pinned Justin Higgins (RJM), 1:46.
113: Championship: Lucas Hagel (W) maj. dec. Riley Orr (RJM), 12-6. 3rd Place: Chris Ettesvold (F/MCW) dec. Graham Evavold (MS), 1-0. 5th Place: Morgen Moreno (H) pinned Brady Engleken (RM), 0:56.
120: Championship: Logan Saltou (RJM) pinned Cole Rasmussen (H), 0:24. 3rd Place: Beau Milbrett (W) pinned Noah Johnson (RM), 2:37. 5th Place: Austin Friedrich (SJ) won by forfeit.
126: Championship: Seth Elwood (M) dec. Cameryn Stadler (H), 7-0. 3rd Place: Kyle Calley (RM) dec. Joe Dominquez (SJ), 7-5. 5th Place: Sergio Garcia (W) pinned Ty Glomski (RM), 2:33.
132: Championship: Mason Moreno (H) pinned Marcus DeLeon (M), 2:00. 3rd Place: Christopher Krenz (F/MCW) dec. Campbell McClees (RM), 6-5. 5th Place: Tyler Westman (SJ) pinned Jesse Bruggenthies (RJM), 2:46.
138: Championship: Tyler Keller (M) dec. Miles Patton (RM), 9-7. 3rd Place: Tristan Hoy (W) pinned Jace Bunne (GMLOK), 4:20. 5th Place: Mark Alvarado (SJ) pinned Levi Bulfer (F/MCW), 0:25.
145: Championship: Parker Hale (GMLOK) pinned Denley Minske (RM), 2:53. 3rd Place: Elijah Gronewold (F/MCW) maj. dec. Kody Curry (SJ), 15-5. 5th Place: Mitchell Kaiser (MS) dec. Brady Bomsta (W), 12-7.
152: Championship: Brady Nelson (RM) dec. Joe Weber (F/MCW), 7-2. 3rd Place: Connor Nelson (H) dec. Josh Stordalen (SJ), 7-5. 5th Place: Phillip Gates (MS) pinned Zach Perrault (RJM), 4:12.
160: Championship: Ryan Motley (RM) pinned Nick Von Ruden (M), 5:32. 3rd Place: Jack Milbrett (W) dec. Miles French (MS), 5-3. 5th Place: Simon Beck (SJ) pinned Dylan Arndt (H), 2:03.
170: Championship: Jesus Fernanez (H) pinned Ethan Carlson (RM), 3:49. 3rd Place: Brandon Turner (GMLOK) dec. Harley Luhmann (F/MCW), 7-3. 5th Place: Monte Ridley (RJM) pinned Darnell Wheatley (RJM), 3:27.
182: Championship: Garrison Mindrup (H) pinned Trevor Grems (M), 3:09. 3rd Place: Tyler Bidwell (RM) maj. dec. Chris Johnson (SJ), 8-0. 5th Place: Nathan Gillis (F/MCW) pinned Levi Kuschel (W), 1:51.
195: Championship: Kory Brown (F/MCW) dec. Wyatt Richardson (GMLOK), 10-4. 3rd Place: Corey Thompson (H) pinned Colin Hoppe (SJ), 0:28. 5th Place: Tremain Jackson (RM) won by forfeit.
220: Championship: Kenny Maclin (RJM) dec. Blake Benson (GMLOK), 6-3. 3rd Place: Dylan Winegar (W) pinned Jon Lorang (RM), 0:39. 5th Place: Ethan Stick (SJ) won by forfeit.
285: Championship: Trey Chatman (H) maj. dec. Broc Fiegel (GMLOK), 12-4. 3rd Place: Ryan Burton (RM) pinned Adrian Moscoffian (F/MCW), 0:50. 5th Place: Andrew Kinnetz (SJ) won by forfeit.
LCWM Area Invite
Team Results: 1. Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 225, 2. Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie 181, 3. Austin 121, 4. Pine Island 116, 5. Litchfield 115.5, 6. Le Sueur-Henderson 85.5, 7. Benilde-St. Margaret’s 76.5, 8. Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther 70, 9. Blooming Prairie 62, 10. Redwood Valley 48.
106: Championship: Noah Bauer (PI) dec. Wallace Michels (LCWM), 5-3. 3rd Place: Keon Naranjo (LSH) dec. Christopher Romero (A), 7-4. 5th Place: Quentin Kubista (BP) pinned Tommy Amberg (RV), 0:54.
113: Championship: Austin Anderly (LSH) dec. Jake Allar (BSM), 9-7. 3rd Place: Jacob Jewett (GSL/LP) maj. dec. Brandon Laborde (LCWM), 10-2. 5th Place: Sam Tibbits (L) maj. dec. Isaac Hamon (PI), 12-2.
120: Championship: Caleb Davis (LCWM) dec. Aiden Wilson (A), 5-2. 3rd Place: Dylan Pauly (LSH) tech. fall Kole Polzin, 16-0, 4:00. 5th Place: David Hansen (BP) won by forfeit.
126: Championship: Louie Sanders (LCWM) pinned Aaron Donnay (GSL/LP), 0:44. 3rd Place: Jerimiah Colon (MTML) pinned Jordan Carlson (LSH), 3:50. 5th Place: Derek Fruetel (L) dec. Conner Swarthout (PI), 8-1.
132: Championship: Tyler Jones (L) pinned Levi Marsh (LCWM), 5:51. 3rd Place: Hunter Rust (BSM) dec. Justin Gifferson (MTML), 12-5. 5th Place: Alex Mielke (GSL/LP) pinned Jesse Kaelberer (LSH), 0:43.
138: Championship: Brandon ritcher (GSL) maj. dec. Ryan Anderson (L), 14-1. 3rd Place: Devan Haage (LCWM) dec. Trevor Turner (PI), OT, 9-7. 5th Place: Nathan Brinkman (A) pinned Trevor Block (LSH), 5:22.
145: Championship: Logan Kass (BSM) tech. fall Brandon Cotter (A), 16-1, 4:46. 3rd Place: Adam Pleschourt (PI) pinned Nate Tesch (GSL-LP), 1:25. 5th Place: Damon Schmalzereidt (LCWM) maj. dec. Brady Golblirsch (RV), 11-0.
152: Championship: Bradon Eggum (A) dec. Cody Klabunde (L), 3-2. 3rd Place: Kyle Williamson (BP) pinned Zack Pettersen (MTML), 2:58. 5th Place: Matt Sheetz (LCWM) pinned Mason Straub (LSH), 1:08.
160: Championship: Sam McPhail (PI) dec. Dalton Elliot (LCWM), 9-2. 3rd Place: Kole Igou (A) pinned Chase Rahe (RV), 1:04. 5th Place: Nick Brejle (GSL-LP) pinned Joan Silverio (L), 2:42.
170: Championship: Mitch Tebay (A) dec. Tristan Weber (GSL-LP), 6-5. 3rd Place: Sidney Scott (LCWM) dec. Wyatt Kaping (L), 9-3. 5th Place: Steve Tierney (MTML) pinned Blaise Fitzgerald (BSM), 4:52.
182: Championship: Ari Harnitz (LCWM) dec. John Williams (GSL-LP), 8-3. 3rd Place: Cody Anderson (RV) dec. Colon Pike (PI), 6-3. 5th Place: Malik Nolen (BSM) dec. Connor Boettcher (LSH), 6-5.
195: Championship: Jake Denn (MTML) dec. Shane Nelson (LCWM), 6-2. 3rd Place: Colton Lueders (GSL-LP) dec. Clayton Colling (LSH), 10-3. 5th Place: Aaron Torre (RV) pinned Pedro Caballos (A), 4:41.
220: Championship: Dalton Clouse (GSL-LP) pinned Max Kaping (L), 1:20. 3rd Place: Zach Kennedy (PI) pinned Jameer Anderson (BSM), 3:10. 5th Place: Zach Nirk (BP) pinned Andrew Radke (LCWM), 5:12.
285: Championship: Nick Meixell (LCWM) dec. Trent Strunk (BP), 5-0. 3rd Place: Christopher Lemke (GSL-LP) pinned Logan Zaske (RV), 1:45. 5th Place: Alex Aaesvold (PI) pinned Joe Abrahamson (LSH), 2:51.