BEA notches two wins in triangular
It doesn’t get any closer than this.
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneer wrestling traveled to St. Peter last Tuesday night to compete in a triangular with the host Saints and the Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/ Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton Grizzlies.
And while BEA easily handled WEM-JWP, winning by a score of 57-13, they had to hang on to a one-point victory, 31-30, over St. Peter.
The Bucs got on the scoreboard first against the Saints, when Caleb Beeler defeated Hunter McCann by a score of 6-4 at 106 pounds.
St. Peter countered with a win at 113 pounds when Davis Sunken lost a close, hard-fought 3-2 battle to Noah Hunt, and the score was tied at 3-3.
The Buccaneers gave up a forfeit at 120 pounds, but then had Max Ehrich win by a fall over Nathan Fogal at 126 and the match was tied at 9-9.
Koby Nagel lost 9-7 to Michael Connor at 132 pounds, and Joe Schavey fell 7-2 to Matthew Pettis at 138, and the Saints took a 15-9 lead.
BEA came right back with a win at 145 pounds when Jaxen Klinkner took a 6-2 win over Aaron Hunt, and Cole Warmka scored a 17-7 major decision over Hayden Kurth at 152.
That brought the Bucs back in the lead at 16-15. They followed it up with a 7-1 win by Zach Buseman over Wareke Gillette at 160. Bucs led 19-15.
The Saints roared back with a win by a fall at 170 pounds when Akeira Morrow lost to Sage Loredo-Hollon. That meant BEA now was behind 21-19.
The Bucs’ Dominic Whitlow won by a forfeit at 182 pounds, and Jordan Huse pinned Jaden Neubauer at 195, giving the maroon and gold a 10 point lead at 31-21.
They would need every one of those points as Isaac Martinez was pinned by Hayden Thole at 220 pounds and Trevor Oppedal lost a 5-3 decision at 225, making the final score 31-30.
The Bucs’ other match of the night was nowhere near as exciting as the one versus the Saints.
The Bucs rolled out to a 36-0 lead before the Grizzlies got on the scoreboard.
Caleb Beeler took a 15-2 major decision over Dylan Samlaska at 106 pounds, Jack Frundt won by injury default over Kurtis Crosby at 113, Davis Sunken won by forfeit at 120, Max Ehrich took a 20-11 major decision over Tucker Rients at 126, Koby Nagel also got a major, 14-3, win over Ethan Rider at 132, and Joe Schavey and Jaxen Klinkner both won by forfeit, at 138 and 145 respectively.
BEA’s Cole Warmka lost by an 18-2 technical fall to Class AA No. 10 ranked Braydon Johnson at 152 pounds and Zach Buseman lost a close 3-0 battle to Adam Rientz at 160. That put the score at 36-8.
Akeira Morrow won by a fall over Jaxson James at 170 pounds, while Dominic Whitlow defeated Jaden Taylor 9-7 at 182.
BEA’s Jordan Huse lost by a technical fall to Class AA No. 2 ranked Will Storch at 195 pounds, putting the match at 45-13.
The Bucs closed it out with two pins, Isaac Martinez over Donald Carlson at 220 pounds, and Trevor Oppedal over Brady Ruschmeyer at 285, to make the final 57-13.
This week the Bucs will host the St. James Saints on Thursday.