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BEA claws Panthers, 41-23

By Staff | Feb 8, 2010

The Blue Earth Area wrestling rolled to a 41-23 non-conference win over New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva Thursday night at Pemberton Auditorium in Blue Earth.

With the win, the Bucs improve their season record to 20-3.

“We were pretty flat and didn’t have intensity on our feet. The slowed us down by tying up our hands,” says Head Coach Randy Wirtjes. “But, a win is a win.”

BEA took a 4-0 lead with a Travis Hagedorn major decision at 103 pounds.

The Panthers won the next two matches to grab a 9-4 lead.

David Franta’s 13-4 major decision at 125 pounds made the score 9-8.

Senior D.J. Gronewald put the Bucs ahead for good, needing just 16 seconds to pin his opponent.

NRHEG trimmed BEA’s lead to 14-13 with a 23-10 major decision at 135.

BEA won four of the final six matches to make the final score 41-23.

BEA 41, NRHEG 23

103: Travis Hagedorn (BEA) maj. dec. Tyler Logan, 15-2.

112: David Lassahn (NRHEG) pinned Jesse Alleven, 3:09.

119: Dustin Esplan (NRHEG) dec. Jake Wirtjes, 7-6.

125: David Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Dustin Burshem, 13-4.

130: D.J. Gronewald (BEA) pinned Luke Stout, :16.

135: Branden Leblance (NRHEG) maj. dec. Mitch Heronimus, 23-10.

140: Joe Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Jacob Staloch, 15-5.

145: Matt Dulas (BEA) dec. Mitch Akemann, 4-1.

152: Carter Hanson (BEA) maj. dec. Matt Dahle, 14-3.

160: Matt Tomsche (NRHEG) maj. dec. Abi Vasquez, 11-2.

171: Daniel Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Geoff Ramaker, 2:46.

189: Cody Eckhardt (BEA) maj. dec. Tyrell Olsen, 15-5.

215: Taylor Andrews (BEA) injury default Seth Petranek.

285: David Lindell (NRHEG) pinned Josh Johnson, 1:46.