Red Bulls gain split at triad
ADRIAN – The Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls split nonconference triangular wrestling action on Tuesday in Adrian.
The Class A, No. 6-ranked Adrian Dragons eased by the Red Bulls 59-9, before the Red Bulls came back to beat the Luverne Cardinals 42-31.
Luverne led the team dual against the Red Bulls all the way up to the 220-pound match, but a string of three forfeits coupled with a pair of victories at 160 and 170 pounds gave the Red Bulls the 11-point win.
After Collin Steuber took the 6-2 decision over Jayden Renken at 113 pounds, the Red Bulls did not take another win until the 145-pound match.
Elijah Gronewold stopped the Luverne roll with a pin of Solomon Neilsen at 1:43 in the match.
Class AA, No. 7-ranked 152-pounder Joe Weber then took a win by forfeit at 152 pounds, before the Red Bulls recorded another pin.
Tanner Lange cut Luverne’s lead to 25-21 with a pin of Jonathan Smid at 1:27 in the 160-pound match.
Harley Luhmann made it a one-point match, sneaking by Dalton Jacobsma 9-8 in the 170-pound match.
Class AA, No. 10-ranked 182-pounder Spencer Oeltjenbruns responded with a pin for Luverne to maintain their lead.
Oeltjenbruns pinned Nathan Gillis with 42 seconds left in the opening period of the 182-pound match to keep the 31-24 Luverne lead.
The Cardinals then took three straight pins to capture the meet victory.
Class AA, No. 10-ranked 195-pounder Kory Brown (195), Luis Figueroa (220) and Mark Washa (285) all won their respective weights by forfeit.
The top ranked Dragons held the Red Bulls to just three victories in their 59-9 win.
After the Dragons took a 38-0 lead, with the help of five pins the Red Bulls captured their first victory.
Class A, No. 1-ranked 106-pounder Skylar Hieronimus won by forfeit at 113 pounds, before Class A, No. 3-ranked 138-pounder Tony Lynn earned a win by pin over Andy Lerma at 1:28 in the 145-pound match for the Dragons.
Weber broke the Red Bull shut out with a 5-0 win over Logan Rogers at 152 pounds.
Unfortunately the Dragons extended their lead with the help of a pin by Class A, No. 3-ranked 170-pounder Jesse Slater at 1:40 over Luhmann at 170 pounds.
Brown took a 5-1 decision over Dylan Gyberg at 195 pounds, before Figueroa won a 6-2 match over Gavin Engelkes at 220 to cap the Red Bull victories.
The Red Bulls (9-4) will host River Valley and St. Peter in triangular wrestling action at 5 p.m. Friday at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont.
106: Riley Baker (L) pinned Christian Hugget, 3:26. 113: Collin Steuber (FMCW) dec. Jayden Renken, 6-2. 120: Will Natte (L) dec. Chris Ettesvold, 7-1. 126: Cody Hess (L) pinned Conner Malo, 0:58. 132: Adam Fodness (L) maj. dec. Christopher Krenz, 13-2. 138: Jeremiah Dooyema (L) pinned Levi Bulfer, 1:59. 145: Elijah Gronewold (FMCW) pinned Solomon Nielsen, 1:43. 152: Joe Weber (FMCW) won by forfeit. 160: Tanner Lange (FMCW) pinned Jonathan Smid, 1:27. 170: Harley Luhmann (FMCW) dec. Dalton Jacobsma, 9-8. 182: Spencer Oeltjenbruns (L) pinned Nathan Gillis, 1:18. 195: Kory Brown (FMCW) won by forfeit. 220: Luis Figueroa (FMCW) won by forfeit. 285: Mark Washa (FMCW) won by forfeit.
Adrian 59, F/MCW 9
106: Alex Fuerstenberg (A) tech. fall Hugget. 113: Skylar Hieronimus (A) won by forfeit. 120: Greg Kern (A) dec. Ettesvold, 7-3. 126: Logan Nelson (A) pinned Malo, 2:19. 132: Ryan Elias (A) pinned Krenz, 3:08. 138: Michael Preuss (A) pinned Bulfer, 2:46. 145: Tony Lynn (A) pinned Andy Lerma, 1:28. 152: Weber (FMCW) dec. Logan Rogers, 5-0. 160: Matthew Slater (A) dec. Lange, 3-2. 170: Jesse Slater (A) pinned Luhmann, 1:40. 182: Ben Taracena (A) pinned Gillis, 1:33. 195: Brown (FMCW) dec. Dylan Gyberg, 5-1. 220: Figueroa (FMCW) dec. Gavin Engelkes, 6-2. 285: Tony Sieve (A) pinned Washa, 2:41.