Wrestlers win two dual meets
Blue Earth Area wrestlers had little trouble picking up two wins at a triangular held Jan. 5 in New Richland.
The Bucs downed host New Richland-Ellendale-Geneva 42-21 in the opening matchup and then easily defeated St. Clair/Loyola, 56-12.
BEA was without the services of Kysten Zierke, who is ranked No. 7 at 195 pounds in Class A. He is sidelined due to a hand injury suffered during the championship football game against Rochester Lourdes.
Against NRHEG, the Panthers lead 12-0 after the first two matches by way of pins.
But, BEA rattled off nine straight wins.
Camden Bowers pinned his opponent in 2:36 at 120 pounds.
Alec Huber (126) followed with a technical fall and 132-pounder Jordan Stelter won on a 11-5 decision.
At 138, Mike Ankeny needed only 58 seconds to put his opponent’s shoulders to the mat, while 145-pounder Jesse Alleven added a 7-1 decision and Luke Schavey recorded a pin at 152 pounds in 4:35.
David Franta earned a 19-9 major decision at 160 pounds.
The Bucs next two ranked wrestlers had tougher matches.
Carter Hanson, rated No. 7 at 160 in Class A, posted a 7-4 win at 170 pounds, while Gus Phillips – ranked No. 8 at 170 – won a close 3-2 decision at 182.
Heavyweight Martin Granados closed out the scoring for BEA with a 9-3 decision.
The Bucs never trailed against the Cyclones, losing only three of 14 matches.
Adam Legred put BEA ahead 4-0 with an 11-0 major decision at 106 pounds.
Winning their matches by way of a pin were Wyatt Tungland at 113, Chris Ramos at 195 and heavyweight Micah Twedt.
BEA 42, NRHEG 21
106: Cordell Peterson (NRHEG) pinned Adam Legred, 5:36.
113: Dillon Kubiatowicz (NRHEG) pinned Wyatt Tungland, 1:40.
120: Camden Bowers (BEA) pinned Palmer Peterson, 2:36.
126: Alec Huber (BEA) tech fall Jet Wayne, 17-0.
132: Jordan Stelter (BEA) dec. Dustin Burshem, 11-5.
138: Mike Ankeny (BEA) pinned Allan Zimmerman, :58.
145: Jesse Alleven (BEA) dec. Tyler Logan, 7-1.
152: Luke Schavey (BEA)?pinned Matt Webster, 4:35.
160: David Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Nick Bartness, 19-9.
170: Carter Hanson (BEA) dec. Dillon Parpart, 7-4.
182: Gus Phillips (BEA) dec. Cody Ripka, 3-2.
195: Keith Maxon (NRHEG) dec. Chris Ramos, 7-2.
220: Todd Erickson (NRHEG) wins by forfeit.
285: Martin Granados (BEA) dec. Wyatt Fitterer, 9-3.
BEA 56, St. C/Loyola 12
106: Legred (BEA) maj. dec. Dylan Rasmussen, 11-0.
113: Tungland (BEA) pinned David Loeffler, :14.
120: Bowers (BEA) wins by forfeit.
126: Huber (BEA) dec. Bryce Flowers, 11-7.
132: Stelter (BEA) wins by forfeit.
138: Ankeny (BEA)?wins by forfeit.
145: Dylan Boettcher (St. Clair/Loyola) pinned Alleven, 1:45.
152: Chance Oftedahl (St. Clair/Loyola) dec. Schavey, 13-8.
160: Gage Thom (St. Clair/Loyola) dec. Franta, 5-4.
170: Hanson (BEA) wins by forfeit.
182: Phillips (BEA) wins by forfeit.
195: Ramos (BEA) pinned Ben Grabowka, 2:40.
220: Double forfeit.
285: Micah Twedt (BEA) pinned Tobias Roth, :59.