Wrestlers split at New Prague
The Buc wrestling team went 1-1 at a tri-angular held Tuesday in New Prague.
BEA?gave the host Trojans, who are ranked No. 5 in Class AA, a scare.
Both teams won seven matches, but New Prague was able to hang on for a 35-34 win.
In the second dual meet, the Bucs easily defeated Le Sueur/Henderson, 56-12.
“Overall, I thought we wrestled real well. We had some chances against New Prague to pull out a win,” says head coach Randy Wirtjes.
Against New Prague, BEA jumped out to a 6-0 lead when Adam Legred pinned his opponent at 106 pounds in 1:35.
The Trojans went ahead 11-6 with a tech fall and a pin before 126-pound Alex Huber put his opponent’s shoulders to the mat to give his team a 12-11 advantage.
New Prague won four of the next five matches to build a 29-20 lead.
BEA’s only victory came at 145 pounds when Jesse Alleven earned a 9-6 decision.
The Bucs mounted a comeback in the upper weights with the team’s four ranked wrestlers posting wins.
At 170 pounds, Class A No. 8-rated Carter Hanson registered a tech fall in 4:55 and Gus Phillips, ranked No. 9 at 160, followed with a 14-4 major decision at 182 pounds.
No. 7-ranked Kysten Zierke needed just 1:36 to pin his 195-pound opponent to put the Bucs ahead, 30-29.
But, New Prague answered with a pin at 220 to take a five-point lead.
At heavyweight, 10th rated Martin Granados blanked his opponent 8-0 for a major decision, but it wasn’t enough to pull out a team victory.
Against the Giants, the Bucs trailed 9-0 after the first two matches.
BEA’s Camden Bowers notched a 13-9 decision win at 120 pounds, followed by a Huber pin at 126 to tie the score.
The Bucs went ahead on a forfeit and never trailed again.
The highlight match may have been at 160 pounds, pitting BEA’s David Franta against Class A No. 2-rated Chris Pfarr.
Franta dropped a close 3-0 decision.
New Prague 35, BEA 34
106: Adam Legred (BEA) pinned Sam Rajant, 1:35.
113: Tanner Rutt (NP) tech fall Wyatt Tungland, 4:47.
120: Nick Knutson (NP) pinned Camden Bowers, 1:35.
126: Alec Huber (BEA)?pinned Blake Bornholdt, 3:34.
132: Griffin Parriott (NP) pinned Jordan Stelter, 5:08. Parriott is ranked No. 1 at 120 pounds in Class AA.
138: James Berg (NP) dec. Mike Ankeny, 5-0.
145: Jesse Alleven (BEA) dec. Derik Kvam, 9-6.
152: Morgan Parriott (NP) pinned Luke Schavey, 1:11. Parriott is ranked No. 8 at 145 pounds in Class AA.
160: Joe Heinz (NP) dec. David Franta, 5-3.
170: Carter Hanson (BEA) tech fall Pat Zeimet, 4:55.
182: Gus Phillips (BEA) maj. dec. Mitch Gullickson, 14-4.
195: Kysten Zierke (BEA) pinned Andrew Maruska, 1:36.
220: Nathan Preston (NP) pinned Chris Ramos, 1:41. Preston is rated No. 10 at 220 pounds in Class AA.
285: Martin Granados (BEA) maj. dec. Zach LaFavor, 8-0.
BEA 56, L.Sueur/H 12
106: Austin Anderly (Le Sueur/Henderson) pinned Tungland, 3:06. Anderly is rated No. 1 at 106 pounds in Class A.
113: Luke Wilson (L.S./H) dec. Legred, 4-2.
120: Bowers (BEA) dec. Keon Naranjo, 13-9.
126: Huber (BEA) pinned Jordan Carlson, 3:32.
132: Stelter (BEA) wins by forfeit.
138: Ankeny (BEA) wins by forfeit.
145: Alleven (BEA) dec. Quinn Riffenburg, 6-0.
152: Schavey (BEA) wins by forfeit.
160: Chris Pfarr (L.S./H) dec. Franta, 3-0. Pfarr is ranked No. 2 at 160 pounds in Class A.
170: Hanson (BEA) tech fall Noah Hynes-Marquette, 1:34.
182: Phillips (BEA) pinned John Klein, 1:49.
195: Ramos (BEA) dec. Clayton Collins, 2-0.
220: Zierke (BEA) pinned Marcus Berquist, 1:09.
285: Granados (BEA) wins by forfeit.