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BREAKING NEWS

Take second at Grizzly Duals

By Staff | Feb 8, 2010

Joe Franta

Blue Earth Area posted a 2-1 record to finish second at the Grizzly Duals held Jan. 30 in Waterville.

The Bucs rolled over Faribault (49-19) and Lakeville South (54-19) to gain the finals.

BEA fell behind in the championship match 9-0 before 125-pounder D.J. Gronewald scored an 8-1 decision to make the team score 9-3.

WEM/JWP got two straight pins to build a 21-3 lead.

Joe Franta’s tech fall at 140 and a forfeit win for the Bucs at 145 made the score 21-14.

A major decision at 152 gave WEM/JWP an 11-point margin at 25-14.

Carter Hanson’s 12-5 win at 160 pounds and a forfeit at 171 cut WEM/JWP’s lead to 25-23.

BEA’s 189-pounder Cody Eckhardt put the Bucs ahead for the first time.

After three periods, Eckhardt and Alex Eustice were tied at 1-1.

The Buc senior scored the winning takedown with 35 seconds remaining in the first one-minute overtime period.

WEM/JWP regained the lead with a 5-1 decision at 215 pounds and a pin at heavyweight clinched the victory at 34-26.

WEM/JWP 34, BEA 26

103: Skyler Petry (WEM/JWP) dec. Travis Hagedorn, 11-5.

112: Colin Ayers (WEM/JWP) dec. Jesse Alleven, 6-4.

119: Dylan Habinger-Burris (WEM/JWP) dec. Jake Wirtjes, 11-5.

125: D.J. Gronewald (BEA) dec. Dustin Wolff, 8-1.

130: Lee Goldberg (WEM/JWP) pinned David Franta, 3:53; Goldberg is ranked No. 8 at 125 pounds in Class AAA.

135: Kyle Burgess (WEM/JWP) pinned Mitch Heronimus, 1:20.

140: Joe Franta (BEA) tech. fall Tucker Roeker, 22-7, 5:10.

145: Matt Dulas (BEA) forfeit.

152: Brady Ayers (WEM/JWP) maj. dec. Abi Vasquez, 16-5.

160: Carter Hanson (BEA) dec. Tyler Neal, 12-5.

171: Daniel Eckhardt (BEA) forfeit.

189: Cody Eckhardt (BEA) dec. Alex Eustice, 3-1 in overtime.

215: Colton Schroer (WEM/JWP) dec. Taylor Andrews, 5-1.

285: Tyler Nusbaum (WEM/JWP) pinned Josh Johnson, 2:54.

BEA 49, Faribault 19

103: Hagedorn (BEA) pinned Trevor Morris, :43.

112: Brandon Peters (Faribault) maj. dec. Alleven, 12-0.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) pinned Marcus Riggle, 2:47.

125: Gronewald (BEA) pinned Tyler Broughton, 2:30.

130: D. Franta (BEA) dec. Josh Palmer, 4-2.

135: James Dennis (Faribault) dec. Heronimus, 7-2.

140: J. Franta (BEA) pinned Matt Purfeerst, 3:20.

145: Dulas (BEA) pinned Dalton Chmelik, 5:41.

152: Nick Knott (Faribault) dec. Vasquez, 3-0; Knott is ranked No. 9 at 145 in Class AAA.

160: Hanson (BEA) pinned Kevin Palacios, 2:10.

171: D. Eckhardt (BEA) maj. dec. Mat Becker, 15-6.

189: C. Eckhardt (BEA) pinned Alex Miller, 3:13.

215: Andrews (BEA) forfeit.

285: Cole Wilson (Faribault) dec. Johnson, 8-2; Wilson is ranked No. 6 in Class AAA.

BEA 54, Lakeville So. 19

103: Hagedorn (BEA) pinned Dalton Petersen, 4:57.

112: Alleven (BEA) pinned Curt Kiewiet, 2:59.

119: Wirtjes (BEA) pinned Dan Soriano, 1:37.

125: Lucas Westrich (LS) dec. D. Franta, 9-3.

130: Gronewald (BEA) pinned Patrick Emond, 3:13.

135: Heronimus (BEA) forfeit.

140: J. Franta (BEA) tech. fall Austin Britnell, 23-8, 4:47.

145: Dulas (BEA) pinned Pete Masterjohn, 1:29.

152: Hanson (BEA) maj. dec. Nick Brekken, 12-3.

160: Kevin Bright (LS) maj. dec. Abi Vasquez, 13-3; Bright is ranked No. 4 in Class AAA.

171: Eric Hensel (LS) pinned D. Eckhardt, 1:04; Hensel is ranked No. 10 in Class AAA; Eckhardt is ranked No. 5 in Class AA.

189: C. Eckhardt (BEA) dec. Tom Petersen, 10-5.

215: Zane Petersen (LS) pinned Andrews, 2:29; Petersen is ranked No. 2 in Class AAA.

285: Johnson (BEA) pinned Tom Ryan, 1:37.