BEA claws Panthers, 41-23
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.