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BEA 1st at Park Duals

By Staff | Dec 21, 2009

Members of the Blue Earth Area wrestling team pose with the first-place trophy they won at the Park Duals held Dec. 12 in Cottage Grove.

The Blue Earth Area wrestling team went 4-0 at the Wolfpack Duals in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Dec. 12, to win the team title.

In the first round, the Bucs defeated Park JV 62-9 and then Goodhue 60-12.

The Bucs downed Chatfield 48-18 in the third round to advance to the finals against host Park High School.

BEA defeated the Wolfpack 36-24 to win the team trophy.

“The kids were ready to wrestle. Especially in that last match,” says head coach Randy Wirtjes. “We had big come-from-behind wins from Gronewald, Han-son and Cody that helped us beat Park.”

DJ Gronewald

The four wins improve BEA’s season dual meet record to 5-0.

Four wrestlers had perfect 4-0 records for the day.

At 103, Travis Hage-dorn had a pin and major decision among his wins.

Jake Wirtjes (119) and Taylor Andrews (215) each had two falls.

At 130 pounds, D.J. Gronewald recorded two pins and a major decision, while Joe Franta had a pair of major decisions at 140 and also picked up his 75th career win.Senior 171-pounder Daniel Eckhardt also achieved a milestone with his 100th career win.

Jake Witjes

In perhaps the marquee match of the day, Daniel Eckhardt lost a close 3-1 decision to Park’s Jared Flaata, ranked No. 3 in Class AAA. Eckhardt entered the match ranked No. 10 in Class A.

BEA 62, Park JV 9

103: Travis Hagedorn (BEA) maj. dec. Connor Rohr, 11-3.

112: Jesse Alleven (BEA) maj. dec. Tyler Wilson, 11-2.

119: Jake Wirtjes (BEA) forfeit.

125: David Franta (BEA) forfeit.

130: D.J. Gronewald (BEA) pinned Sterling Carlson, 5:11.

135: Mitch Heronimus (BEA) dec. Max Flipp, 3-2.

140: Joe Franta (BEA) forfeit.

145: Matt Dulas (BEA) pinned Zach Powell, 3:46.

152: Ben Gallogly dec. Carter Hanson (BEA), 8-6.

160: Nate Baumann pinned Chris Ramos (BEA), 2:55.

171: Daniel Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Andy Flores, 1:26.

189: Cody Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Cael Schiller, 1:45.

215: Taylor Andrews (BEA) dec. Brandon Johnson, 5-2.

275: Josh Johnson (BEA) pinned Tom Schreiber, 2:36.

BEA 60, Goodhue 12

103: Hagedorn (BEA) pinned Matthew Lexvold, :37.

112: Alleven (BEA) pinned Zach Carlson, :49.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) pinned Kyle Drehmel, 4:37.

125: Mitch Breuer dec. D. Franta (BEA), 5-4.

130: Gronewald (BEA) maj. dec. Charlie Dickie, 12-0.

135: Tyler Breuer pinned Heronimus (BEA), 1:08.

140: J. Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Jeremy Schrimpf, 27-14.

145: Dulas (BEA) pinned Justin Simmons, 3:32.

152: Hanson (BEA) maj. dec. Mike Austin, 15-1.

160: Devon Jahnke (BEA) forfeit.

171: D. Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Thomas Rambalt, 1:10.

189: Brady Vieths dec. C. Eckhardt (BEA), 4-2.

215: Andrews (BEA) pinned Weston Gadient, 3:08.

275: Johnson (BEA) pinned Ryan Tipcke, :26.

BEA 48, Chatfield 18

103: Hagedorn (BEA) dec. Harvey Fredrichs, 2-0.

112: Alex Hoffner pinned Alleven (BEA), :39.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) forfeit.

125: Josh Johnson dec. D. Franta (BEA), 5-3.

130: Gronewald (BEA) pinned Chandler Burkholder, 1:54.

135: Tanner Clement pinned Heronimus (BEA), 1:23.

140: Dulas (BEA) pinned Zach Curry, 3:25.

145: J. Franta (BEA) dec. Aric Swancutt, 9-6.

152: Hanson (BEA) dec. Matt Salerno, 4-1.

160: Jahnke (BEA) dec. Justin Viss, 9-8.

171: D. Eckhardt (BEA) forfeit.

189: C. Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Aaron Pagel, 4:56.

215: Andrews (BEA) pinned Cody Wrubel, 2:52.

275: Michael Bell dec. Johnson (BEA), 3-0.

BEA 36, Park 24

103: Hagedorn (BEA) forfeit.

112: Alleven (BEA) tech. fall Ryan Lund, 16-0.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) pinned Gavin Rhode, 1:16.

125: D. Franta (BEA) dec. David Ayers, 5-1.

130: Gronewald (BEA) dec. Jeremy Simmons, 6-5.

135: Alex Hansen pin-ned Heronimus (BEA), :50.

140: J. Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Ron Detzler, 20-9.

145: Peterson Perre pin-ned Dulas (BEA), :21.

152: Hanson (BEA) dec. Blake Berney, 10-7.

160: Devon Giadyu pinned Jahnke (BEA), 1:54.

171: Jared Flaata dec. D. Eckhardt (BEA), 3-1.

189: C. Eckhardt (BEA) dec. Alex Ring-hard, 8-4.

215: Andrews (BEA) dec. Mike Knutson, 6-5.

275: Kevin Patlian dec. Johnson (BEA), 3-1.

BEA 1st at Park Duals

By Staff | Dec 21, 2009

The Blue Earth Area wrestling team went 4-0 at the Wolfpack Duals in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Dec. 12, to win the team title.

In the first round, the Bucs defeated Park JV 62-9 and then Goodhue 60-12.

The Bucs downed Chatfield 48-18 in the third round to advance to the finals against host Park High School.

BEA defeated the Wolfpack 36-24 to win the team trophy.

“The kids were ready to wrestle. Especially in that last match,” says head coach Randy Wirtjes. “We had big come-from-behind wins from Gronewald, Han-son and Cody that helped us beat Park.”

Jake Wirtjes

The four wins improve BEA’s season dual meet record to 5-0.

Four wrestlers had perfect 4-0 records for the day.

At 103, Travis Hage-dorn had a pin and major decision among his wins.

Jake Wirtjes (119) and Taylor Andrews (215) each had two falls.

At 130 pounds, D.J. Gronewald recorded two pins and a major decision, while Joe Franta had a pair of major decisions at 140 and also picked up his 75th career win.Senior 171-pounder Daniel Eckhardt also achieved a milestone with his 100th career win.

DJ Gronewold

In perhaps the marquee match of the day, Daniel Eckhardt lost a close 3-1 decision to Park’s Jared Flaata, ranked No. 3 in Class AAA. Eckhardt entered the match ranked No. 10 in Class A.

BEA 62, Park JV 9

103: Travis Hagedorn (BEA) maj. dec. Connor Rohr, 11-3.

112: Jesse Alleven (BEA) maj. dec. Tyler Wilson, 11-2.

119: Jake Wirtjes (BEA) forfeit.

Daniel Eckhardt

125: David Franta (BEA) forfeit.

130: D.J. Gronewald (BEA) pinned Sterling Carlson, 5:11.

135: Mitch Heronimus (BEA) dec. Max Flipp, 3-2.

140: Joe Franta (BEA) forfeit.

145: Matt Dulas (BEA) pinned Zach Powell, 3:46.

152: Ben Gallogly dec. Carter Hanson (BEA), 8-6.

160: Nate Baumann pinned Chris Ramos (BEA), 2:55.

171: Daniel Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Andy Flores, 1:26.

189: Cody Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Cael Schiller, 1:45.

215: Taylor Andrews (BEA) dec. Brandon Johnson, 5-2.

275: Josh Johnson (BEA) pinned Tom Schreiber, 2:36.

BEA 60, Goodhue 12

103: Hagedorn (BEA) pinned Matthew Lexvold, :37.

112: Alleven (BEA) pinned Zach Carlson, :49.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) pinned Kyle Drehmel, 4:37.

125: Mitch Breuer dec. D. Franta (BEA), 5-4.

130: Gronewald (BEA) maj. dec. Charlie Dickie, 12-0.

135: Tyler Breuer pinned Heronimus (BEA), 1:08.

140: J. Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Jeremy Schrimpf, 27-14.

145: Dulas (BEA) pinned Justin Simmons, 3:32.

152: Hanson (BEA) maj. dec. Mike Austin, 15-1.

160: Devon Jahnke (BEA) forfeit.

171: D. Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Thomas Rambalt, 1:10.

189: Brady Vieths dec. C. Eckhardt (BEA), 4-2.

215: Andrews (BEA) pinned Weston Gadient, 3:08.

275: Johnson (BEA) pinned Ryan Tipcke, :26.

BEA 48, Chatfield 18

103: Hagedorn (BEA) dec. Harvey Fredrichs, 2-0.

112: Alex Hoffner pinned Alleven (BEA), :39.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) forfeit.

125: Josh Johnson dec. D. Franta (BEA), 5-3.

130: Gronewald (BEA) pinned Chandler Burkholder, 1:54.

135: Tanner Clement pinned Heronimus (BEA), 1:23.

140: Dulas (BEA) pinned Zach Curry, 3:25.

145: J. Franta (BEA) dec. Aric Swancutt, 9-6.

152: Hanson (BEA) dec. Matt Salerno, 4-1.

160: Jahnke (BEA) dec. Justin Viss, 9-8.

171: D. Eckhardt (BEA) forfeit.

189: C. Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Aaron Pagel, 4:56.

215: Andrews (BEA) pinned Cody Wrubel, 2:52.

275: Michael Bell dec. Johnson (BEA), 3-0.

BEA 36, Park 24

103: Hagedorn (BEA) forfeit.

112: Alleven (BEA) tech. fall Ryan Lund, 16-0.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) pinned Gavin Rhode, 1:16.

125: D. Franta (BEA) dec. David Ayers, 5-1.

130: Gronewald (BEA) dec. Jeremy Simmons, 6-5.

135: Alex Hansen pin-ned Heronimus (BEA), :50.

140: J. Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Ron Detzler, 20-9.

145: Peterson Perre pin-ned Dulas (BEA), :21.

152: Hanson (BEA) dec. Blake Berney, 10-7.

160: Devon Giadyu pinned Jahnke (BEA), 1:54.

171: Jared Flaata dec. D. Eckhardt (BEA), 3-1.

189: C. Eckhardt (BEA) dec. Alex Ring-hard, 8-4.

215: Andrews (BEA) dec. Mike Knutson, 6-5.

275: Kevin Patlian dec. Johnson (BEA), 3-1.