Red Bulls trade victories in triangular
SLAYTON – The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls split dual meets against the Fulda/Murray County Central Rebels and the Worthington Trojans during nonconference wrestling action on Thursday in Slayton.
The Red Bulls defeated the Rebels 52-21, but lost to the Trojans 42-23.
After the Rebels’ Nathan Beech took a 12-5 decision at 138 pounds over Levi Bulfer to tie the meet at 15-15, the Red Bulls rolled to take back the lead and the win.
The Red Bulls’ Elijah Gronewold pinned Jimmy Carlson in the 145-pound match in 48 seconds, before Class AA, No. 7-ranked 152-pounder Joe Weber pinned Ethan Heintz in just 14 seconds during 152-pound action.
Tanner Lange earned a 14-1 major decision over Tanner Nelson, before Red Bull teammate Harley Luhmann snuck by Dalton Keeler 4-3 in the 170-pound match.
Dylan Nelson grabbed a victory to help the Rebels bounce back, pinning Phillip Bowie in the 182-pound match in 2:58.
That would be the last Rebel victory, however, as Nathan Gillis (195), Kory Brown (220) and Adrian Moscoffian (285) each won by forfeit.
Red Bull wrestler Christian Hugget opened up the dual by receiving a forfeit at 106 pounds, before Clayton Hartle claimed a forfeit for the Rebels at 113.
FHS/MCW grappler Chris Ettesvold then came back and claimed a 2-0 win over John Gehl at 120 pounds.
Class AA, No. 10-ranked 126-pounder Ben Blanchette took a forfeit at 126 pounds for the Rebels, before Red Bull wrestler Christopher Krenz pinned Will Gehl in 54 seconds at 132.
The Trojans eased by the Red Bulls in the second dual of the triangular, claiming the 42-23 victory.
Steuber earned a 13-0 major decision for the Red Bulls in the 113-pound match by beating Ethan Pavelko.
Gronewold and Weber then provided back-to-back wins for the Red Bulls at 145 and 152 pounds, respectively.
Gronewold beat Cody Michelson 10-2, before Weber pinned Vince Riley in 1:58.
Gillis and Luis Figueroa then provided the final Red Bull victories of the meet. Gillis outlasted Nate Purman 7-5 in the 182-pound match, before Figueroa pinned Peter Abraham in 2:49 at 220.
Class AA, No. 2-ranked 126-pounder Anthony Luft pinned Krenz in the final two seconds of the 132-pound match for the Trojans.
The Trojans’ Class AA, No. 2-ranked 195-pounder Carson Hagen snuck past Kory Brown in a 3-1 decision at 195.
Fairmont/Martin County West travels to wrestle against Tracy-Milroy-Balaton and Redwood Valley in triangular wrestling action today in Redwood Falls.
106: Hser Eh Pwae (W) pinned Christian Hugget, 2:14. 113: Collin Steuber (FMCW) major dec. Ethan Pavelko, 13-0. 120: Hser Moo Pwae (W) dec. Chris Ettesvold, 8-5. 126: Bailey Santhala (W) won by forfeit. 132: Anthony Luft (W) pinned Christopher Krenz, 5:58. 138: King Blanchette (W) dec. Levi Bulfer, 9-3. 145: Elijah Gronewold (FMCW) major dec. Cody Michelson, 10-2. 152: Joe Weber (FMCW) pinned Vince Riley, 1:58. 160: Zach Kempema (W) dec. Tanner Lange, 11-5. 170: Blake Schroeder (W) pinned Harley Luhmann, 3:04. 182: Nathan Gillis (FMCW) dec. Nate Purman, 7-5. 195: Carson Hagen (W) dec. Kory Brown, 3-1. 220: Luis Figueroa (FMCW) pinned Peter Abraham, 2:49. 285: Trevor Wietzema (W) pinned Adrian Moscoffian, 1:08.
FHS/MCW Red Bulls 52,
106: Christian Hugget (Red Bulls) won by forfeit. 113: Clayton Hartle (FMCC) won by forfeit. 120: Chris Ettesvold (Red Bulls) dec. John Gehl, 2-0. 126: Ben Blanchette (FMCC) won by forfeit. 132: Christopher Krenz (Red Bulls) pinned Will Gehl, 0:54. 138: Nathan Beech (FMCC) dec. Levi Bulfer, 12-5. 145: Elijah Gronewold (Red Bulls) pinned Jimmy Carlson, 0:48. 152: Joe Weber (Red Bulls) pinned Ethan Heintz, 0:14. 160: Tanner Lange (Red Bulls) maj. dec. Tanner Nelson, 14-1. 170: Harley Luhmann (Red Bulls) dec. Dalton Keeler, 4-3. 182: Dylan Nelson (FMCC) pinned Phillip Bowie, 2:58. 195: Nathan Gillis (Red Bulls) won by forfeit. 220: Kory Brown (Red Bulls) won by forfeit. 285: Adrian Moscoffian (Red Bulls) won by forfeit.
United South Central 51, Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther 13 – The Rebels eased by the Jayhawks 51-13 during Valley Conference wrestling action on Thursday in Truman.
Cole Pietsch recorded the first of the Jayhawks three victories by taking a 10-2 major decision over Jesse Meyer in the 113-pound match.
Jerimiah Colon then pinned Brett Bryne in 1:33 during the 126-pound match for the Jayhawks.
Class A, No. 8-ranked 195-pounder Jake Denn rounded out the Jayhawk wins with a 7-4 decision over Class A, No. 2-ranked 182-pounder Colton Carlson in the 195-pound match.
Class A, No. 3-ranked 145-pounder Dylan Herman pinned Zack Pettersen in one minute during the 145-pound match for the Rebels.
USC’s Derek Herman, the Class A, No, 4-ranked 152-pounder, then followed with a pin of Jesus Lopez in 1:43 at 152 pounds.
Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther hosts LeSueur-Henderson and New Ulm in triangular wrestling action next Friday in Madelia.
USC 51, MTML 13
106: Kyle Brandt (USC) pinned Mike McLaughlin, 0:27. 113: Cole Pietsch (MTML) maj. dec. Jesse Meyer, 10-2. 120: Keenan Biddle (USC) pinned Grant Koehler, 1:44. 126: Jerimiah Colon (MTML) pinned Brett Bryne, 1:33. 132: Adam Knutson (USC) dec. Justin Gifferson, 7-4. 138: Matt Harpestad (USC) pinned Jordan Osborne, 0:41. 145: Dylan Herman (USC) pinned Zack Pettersen, 1:00. 152: Derek Herman (USC) pinned Jesus Lopez, 1:43. 160: Seth Olson (USC) pinned Weston Ricard, 2:57. 170: Travis Brown (USC) dec. Steve Tierney, 9-4. 182: Ethan Morales (USC) won by forfeit. 195: Jake Denn (MTML) dec. Colton Carlson, 7-4. 220: Issac Hernandez (USC) dec. Jeremey Blakesley, 7-1. 285: Double forfeit.