Buc wrestlers split two of four
The Blue Earth Area Buccaneers won two, lost two, at the Kasson-Mantorville Duals on Saturday, Jan. 27.
The Buccaneers opened the day with a 45-28 win over Lewiston-Altura-Rushford-Peterson, then lost to state-ranked Waconia 47-25, lost a 38-37 one-point heartbreaker to Caledonia-Houston, then finished the day with a 47-33 victory over Byron.
Two Buc wrestlers, Koby Nagel and Trevor Oppedal, went a perfect 4-0 during the meets.
Here is how the four matches went.
BEA 45, LARP 28
Only two of the 14 matches between BEA and LARP were decided by a simple decision. The rest were either falls, technical falls, major decisions or forfeits.
The Bucs started off behind 16-0 when both Caleb Beeler at 106 pounds and Davis Sunken at 113 lost by a fall, and Jack Frundt suffered a 12-0 major decision loss at 120.
The Buccaneers tied the match with a pin by Max Ehrich at 126 pounds, another pin by Koby Nagel at 132, and a 15-2 major decision by Joe Schavey at 138.
The wrestlers in maroon and gold continued to add to their lead when Jaxen Klinkner won by a score of 12-7 at 145 pounds, Rylee McGuire notched a 16-0 technical fall at 152 and Zach Busman won 5-0 at 160.
The Bucs’ lead was 27-16.
After Eric Anderson lost by a fall at 170 pounds, Akeira Morrow won by a fall at 182 and the score was 33-19.
The match ended with three forfeits. LARP gained one at 195 pounds while BEA’s Jordan Huse won by forfeit at 220 and Trevor Oppedal at 285.
Waconia 47, BEA 25
Waconia showed why they are ranked at No. 10 in state Class AA. They downed the Bucs in a hard-fought match.
Caleb Beeler lost by a fall at 106 pounds, but Davis Sunken came back and pinned his opponent at 113 pounds.
Both Jack Frundt at 120 pounds and Max Ehrich at 126 lost by falls, but Koby Nagel came in with a 10-3 decision at 132.
Joe Schavey lost a 13-3 major decision at 138 pounds and Jaxen Klinkner lost 9-5 at 145, Rylee McGuire lost by a fall at 160, as did Eric Anderson at 170.
BEA trailed 41-9.
Akeira Morrow got the Bucs back on track with a pin of his opponent at 182 pounds, and Jordan Huse followed suit with a pin at 195 as well. That put the Bucs at 21 points.
BEA had to forfeit at 220 pounds, but Trevor Oppedal ended the match with a 12-4 major decision at 285 to make the final 47-25.
Caledonia-Houston 38, BEA 37
The Bucs built up a good lead in the first half of the match against Caledonia-Houston, only to see it slip away in the second half, and suffering a one-point loss.
Caleb Beeler took a 6-2 decision at 106 pounds and Davis Sunken won by forfeit at 113 to give the Bucs an early 9-0 lead. Jack Frundt lost an 11-3 major decision at 120, to make it 9-4.
Max Ehrich won by forfeit at 126 pounds and Koby Nagel won by a fall at 132 to boost BEA’s lead to 21-4.
Joe Schavey lost a 16-3 major decision at 138 pounds, but Jaxen Klinkner won by a pin at 145 and Zach Buseman scored a 9-0 major at 152 and the Bucs were up 31-8.
That is when Caledonia-Houston unfortunately won the next five matches, four by falls and one by forfeit, giving the opponents 30 unanswered points and a 38-31 lead.
Rylee McGuire at 160 pounds, Eric Anderson at 170, Akeira Morrow at 182 and Jordan Huse at 195 all lost by being pinned, while BEA also forfeited at 220.
Trevor Oppedal pinned his opponent at 285 pounds, but those six team points only made it 38-37.
BEA 47, Byron 33
Every one of the 14 matches of BEA vs. Byron except one resulted in six points going to the team winning each individual match.
There were falls, forfeits, and one injury default.
Caleb Beeler lost by a fall at 106 pounds, but Davis Sunken won by a forfeit at 113 and Jack Frundt won by pinning his opponent at 120.
Max Ehrich lost by a fall at 126 pounds and the match was tied at 12-12. Koby Nagel won by a fall at 132 (his fourth win of the day) but Joe Schavey lost by an injury default at 138 and it was tied again at 18-18.
The Bucs won the next three matches. Jaxen Klinkner won by default at 145 pounds, and Zach Buseman won by a fall at 152, as did Rylee McGuire at 160.
That put the Bucs ahead 36-18. However, Byron came roaring back and won the next three matches.
Eric Anderson lost by a fall at 170 pounds, Akeira Morrow fell 12-8 at 182 and BEA gave up a forfeit at 195.
That tightened up the score to 36-33 in favor of the maroon and gold.
Jordan Huse pinned his man at 220 pounds and Trevor Oppedal won by a forfeit at 285, giving BEA 12 more team points and the 47-33 win.
Next up for the Buccaneers was a match against Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial on Friday, Feb. 2, with the next action this coming Friday for the Big South Conference.