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Local Wrestling Wrap-Up

December 4, 2017


We are back for the fifth season with the same teams. From the Central Lakes Conference we will have: Sartell Sabres, Sauk Rapids Storm, St. Cloud Tech Tigers; St. Cloud Apollo Eagles and Rocori Spartans. From the Granite Ridge Conference; Albany Huskies, Becker Bulldogs and the Foley Falcons. From the Park Region Conference the Royalton/Uspala Royals and from the Central Minnesota Conference the Eden Valley Watkins Eagles.

Will bring you the individual results of the duals and Individual tournaments of all ten teams. Also the list of upcoming of events, current state ratings and conference standings. You can get more of your wrestling news and results at and more info on our local teams on my blog site: for more on Section and Conference previews and Bi-weekly columns thru out the season.


The Tigers had a very good tournament performance to open their season, despite the fact that they finished in 5th place with 157 pts. They had twelve place winners, including a pair of championships. Included in the field of teams were the No. 4AAA St. Michael-Albertville, No. 9AAA Forest Lake, No. 5AA Perham and No. 8AA Waconia. STMA did win the tournament by one point over Forest Lake with 210.5 and 209.5 and third place went to Perham with 195 and Waconia with 193. The Tigers surely had a great tourney, minus a couple of their starters. The Tiger place winners were:

Austin Brenner Champion 170

Aaron Voigt Champion 285

Alex Kern Second Place 132

Graham Nistler Third Place 160

Luke Rajkic Third Place 126

Isaiah Green Third Place 220

Dallas Hooper Fourth Place 152

Taylor Hugg Fourth Place 182

Tyler Zachman Fifth Place 145

Drew Kiffmeyer Fifth Place 195

Drevion Hemingway Sixth Place 120

Logan Hanson Sixth Place 182


The Storm opened their season at the very tough St. Michael-Albertville “Knights” Invitational. They were short a couple of the starters, but they did earn 56 points and five place winners to take seventh place in the team race. Jared Spohn @ 120 led the way, as he earned second place for the Storm. Andrew Wollack earned fourth place @ 113 and Marcus Santillana earned fourth place @ 170. Ben Gilbertson earned fifth place @ 126 and Jacob Ackerman earned fifth place @ 170.


The Sabres had a good performance at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational with 137.5 points to earn fourth place in the field of nine teams. The Sabres had nine place winners, including three championships. The Bemidji Lumberjacks won the event, edging out the Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg Fighting Saints by just two points and the Rocori Spartans finished just ahead of the Sabres. The champions for the Sabres were: Cole Fibranz @ 220, Jackson Penk @ 126 and Nick Pelach @ 132. Please see the list of place winners below.


The Spartans had a great opening of their season with 146 points, including eleven place winners. They did earn third place behind Bemidji a 8AAA rival and No. 9A Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg. The Spartans earned one championship by Gunnar Feldhege @ 160 and for his performance he was voted by the coaches the tournaments Outstanding Wrestler. Please the remaining place winners below!


The Huskies had a good start to their season at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational with 108 points and eight place winners. They were missing a couple of their starters, and yet they earned fifth place in this nine team event. The won two championships by: Gabe Zierden at 195 and Marvin Stang at 285. Please see the remaining place winners below.


The Eagles opened their season with a pair of tournaments, they earned six place winners at the Melrose “Early Bird” Invitational with 38 points to take ninth place. Taylor Ludwig @ 132 and Aaron Holmberg @ 195 led the way, as they both earned fourth place. Please see the rest of the place winners in the Early Bird summary below. The Eagles earned four place winners at the Litchfield “Dragon” Invitational, as they took seventh place with 40 points. Aaron Holmberg @ 195 earned second place, Zach Nistler @ 145 and Trevyn Ludwig @ 138 both earned fourth place and Taylor Ludwig @ 132 earned fifth place.

The Eagles were missing some of their starters, including returning state place winner Matt Schindler.


The Falcons defeated four foes at the Chisago Lakes “Wildcat” duals. They defeated Hibbing of Section 7AA 55-16 as they won 11 of 14 matches in the first round. In the second round they defeated AAA Lean and Mean Cambridge-Isanti of Section 7AAA 30-27, winning 7 of 14 matches. In the third round they defeated Chisago Lakes of Section 4AA 66-6, they won 12 of 14 matches. In the final dual of the day they defeated the No. 4A ranked Kenyon-Wanamingo 47-12, they won 11 of 14 matches. Nathan Garceau at 120, Justin Henry at 182/195 and Mitch Trigg at 285 all went 4-0, Levi Jacobson went 3-0 at 106 and Cameron Kowitz went 3-1 at 132. The Falcons were short a couple of their starters for this event. Please do see all the individual matches results below.

Foley 55 Hibbing 16

106 Evan Milejczak (FOL) Dec. Dominic Cementina (HIB) 7-5

113 Francis Fuenffinger (HIB) Maj. Dec. Ethan Oswald (FOL) 8-0

120 Nathan Garceau (FOL) Maj. Dec. David Platt (HIB) 14-5

126 Danny Halverson (FOL) Dec. Garrett Kaivola (HIB) 5-0

132 Cameron Kowitz (FOL) Dec. Logan Lustilla (HIB) 8-7

138 John Dierkes (FOL) Fall Josh Cannata (HIB) 1:01

145 Christian Halverson (FOL) Won by Forfeit

152 AJ Bethea (HIB) Fall Alex Moulzolf (FOL) 1:52

160 Connor Thorsten (FOL) Fall John Larrabee (HIB) 5:09

170 Max Lefebvre (FOL) Fall James Tilson (HIB) 3:05

182 Justin Henry (FOL) Fall Jagger Greenwood (HIB) 3:03

195 Greg Miller (FOL) Fall Fridlund (HIB) 2:50

220 Zach Neumann (HIB) Fall Carter Svihla (FOL) 5:13

285 Mitch Trigg (FOL) Fall Christopher Tureson (HIB) :53

Foley 30 Cambridge-Isanti 27

106 Levi Jacobson (FOL) Won by Forfeit

113 Jacob Mujwid (CBI) Maj. Dec. Dylan Lowthian (FOL) 17-3

120 Nathan Garceau (FOL) Fall Makayla Welch (CBI) 1:17

126 Nolan Hentges (CBI) Dec. Logan Thorsten (FOL) 9-4

132 Cameron Kowitz (FOL) Dec. Luke Seafolk (CBI) 6-4

138 Ryan Droubie (CBI) Dec. Michael Rothfork (FOL) 5-2

145 John Dierkes (FOL) Dec. Trae Torgerson (CBI) 4-3

152 Michael Rothfork (FOL) Dec. Mason Friesz (CBI) 4-0

160 Jimmy Brown (CBI) Dec. Connor Thorsten (FOL) 6-0

170 Martin Puttbrese (CBI) Tech. Fall Logan Kipka (FOL)

182 Travis Drews (CBI) Dec. Max Lefebvre (FOL) 8-5

195 Justin Henry (FOL) Fall Josh Schuster (CBI) 2:34

220 Wyatt Kruse (CBI) Fall Carter Svihla (FOL) 1:47

285 Mitch Trigg (FOL) Maj. Dec. Will Flemister (CBI) 15-7

Foley’s team score was adjusted by -1.000 for team penalty

Foley 66 Chisago Lakes 6

106 Levi Jacobson (FOL) Won by Forfeit

113 Jake Novack (CL) over Ethan Oswald (Foley) Dec 5-4

120 Nathan Garceau (FOL) Won by Forfeit

126 Danny Halverson (FOL) Won by Forfeit

132 Cameron Kowitz (FOL) Maj. Dec. Isaiah Sistrunk (CL) 14-5

138 Mark Dierkes (FOL) Won by Forfeit

145 Christian Halverson (FOL) Dec. Derrick Kluge (CL) 4-0

152 Josh Wenthe (CL) Dec. Alex Moulzolf (FOL) 10-8

160 Connor Thorsten (FOL) Tech. Fall Brendan Huffman (CL)

170 Max Henne (FOL) Won by Forfeit

182 Max Lefebvre (FOL) Won by Forfeit

195 Justin Henry (FOL) Won by Fofeit

220 Hunter Gorecki (FOL) Fall Connor Bleymeyer (CL) 1:49

285 Mitch Trigg (FOL) Won by Forfeit

Foley 47 Kenyon Wanamingo 12

106 Levi Jacobson (FOL) Dec. Owen Scheffler (KW) 7-0

113 Dylan Lowthian (FOL) Fall Isaiah Thompson (KW1:20

120 Nathan Garceau (FOL) Maj. Dec. Alec Johnson (KW) 9-0

126 Logan Thorsten (FOL) Dec. Bray Olson (KW) 13-7

132 Jeron Matson (KW) Dec. Cameron Kowitz (FOL) 8-3

138 Michael Rothfork (FOL) Maj. Dec. Tyler Craig (KW) 13-0

145 Mark Dierkes (FOL) Fall Logan Meyers (KW) 2:52

152 Mitch Rothfork (FOL) Won by Forfeit

160 Connor Thorsten (FOL) Dec. Nathan Bauer (KW) 5-0

170 Logan Kipka (FOL) Fall Cole Johnson (KW) 3:36

182 Justin Henry (FOL) Dec. Logan Quam (KW) 5-2

195 Carter Quam (KW) Won by Forfeit

220 Kaya Lindell (KW) Dec. Carter Svihla (FOL) 3-0

285 Mitch Trigg (FOL) Dec. Jesse Jackson (KW) 6-2


The Royals opened their season at the Maple Grove “Crimson” Invitational, despite missing some of their starters, they did earn 130.5 points. They took fifth place with twelve place winners, in a field of eight teams. This included the No. 2AAA ranked Anoka in the field of teams. The Royals were led by Jason Kasella, he won the championship @ 220 and Jackson Held earned second place @ 160, as he dropped the championship match 7-5 to a nationally ranked wrestler. Wyatt Lahr earned second place @ 126, Marshall Meehl earned third place @ 182 and Dalton Louden earned third place @ 195. Damion Theisen earned fourth place @ 145 and Gabe Gorecki earned fourth place @ 132. Brady Conrad earned fifth place @ 138, Will Gorecki earned fifth place @ 106, Mason Nowitzki earned fifth place @ 285 and Mathew Kasella took sixth place @ 170.


The Bulldogs had a great start to their season with two big dual meet wins over Section 6AA foes. They defeated the Magic of Monticello 63-13, they won 12 of 14 matches and in they defeated Eagles of St. Cloud Apollo 75-6, they won 13 of 14 matches. Nicholas Radunz at 285, Caden Dewall at 138, Logan Jurek at 152/160, Connor Eickhoff at 160/170, Jake Nelson at 120 and Lucas Paulson all went 2-0 in the Magic triangular. Please see all the individual results below.


The Eagles opened their season at the Magic triangular, they dropped a pair of duals to Section 6AA foes: Becker 75-6 and to Monticello 40-23. Brett Kirchner @ 170 went 2-0 in the Magic triangular. Please see the individual results below.


Becker 63 Monticello 13

106 Ethan Anderson (BEC) Dec. Quinn McCalla (MONT) 9-2

113 Zach Zvadil (MONT) Maj. Dec. Adam Jurek (BEC) 18-6

120 Jake Nelson (BEC) Won by Forfeit

126 Lukas Paulson (BEC) Won by Forfeit

132 Kylen Rish (BEC) Won by Forfeit

138 Caden Dewall (BEC) Fall Alex Smieja (MONT) 2:27

145 Kevin Andres (BEC) Won by Forfeit

152 Jacob Berning (BEC) Fall Levi Werp (MONT) :58

160 Logan Jurek (BEC) Fall Tristian South (MONT) 2:00

170 Connor Eickhoff (BEC) Won by Forfeit

182 Reid Tripp (BEC) Won by Forfeit

195 Brayden Weber (BEC) Won by Forfeit

220 Jesse Midas (MONT) Fall Nicholas Goth (BEC) :23

285 Nicholas Radunz (BEC) Fall Joe Rose (MONT) :45

Becker 75 St. Cloud Apollo 6

106 Mason Doucette (BEC) Won by Forfeit

113 Tyson Ricker (BEC) Won by Forfeit

120 Jake Nelson (BEC) Won by Forfeit

126 Lukas Paulson (BEC) Fall Trevor Schroeder (SCA) :25

132 Jacob Jurek (BEC) Fall Brett Kayfes (SCA) 1:36

138 Damen Dewall (BEC) Fall Ashton Brandner (SCA) 1:23

145 Kevin Andres (BEC) Fall John Thomas (SCA) 5:17

152 Logan Jurek (BEC) Won b Forfeit

160 Connor Eickhoff (BEC) Won by Forfeit

170 Brett Kirchner (SCA) Fall Lincoln Carlson (BEC) 1:46

182 Reid Tripp (BEC) Won by Forfeit

195 Brayden Weber (BEC) Dec. Isaac Schlenker (SCA) 5-0

220 Nicholas Goth (BEC) Fall Jacob OnOfrey (SCA) 3:01

285 Nicholas Radunz (BEC) Fall Zach Willard (SCA) :52

Monticello 40 St. Cloud Apollo 23

106 McCalla Quinn (MONT) Won by Forfeit

113 Zach Zavadil (MONT) Won by Forfeit

120 Double Forfeit

126 Brett Kayfes (SCA) Won by Forfeit

132 Double Forfeit

138 Carsten Scherber (MONT) Fall John Thomas (SCA) 2:48

145 Alex Smieja (MONT) Maj. Dec. Ashton Brandner (SCA) 11-2

152 Levi Werp (MONT) Fall Madison Hunter (SCA) 1:21

160 Triston South (MONT) Won by Forfeit

170 Brett Kirchner (SCA) Tech. Fall Jayshaun Hinz (MONT) 5:57

182 Isaac Erickson-Thoemke (SCA) Won by Forfeit

195 Double Forfeit

220 Jesse Midas (MONT) Fall Jacob Onofrey (SCA) :57

285 Carlos Agee (SCA) Fall Joe Rose (MONT) 1:50


December 1, 2017

Team Scores:

Bemdiji (BEM) 170

KMS 168

Rocori (ROC) 146

Sartell (SSS) 137.5

Albany (ALB) 108

Osakis (OSK) 86.5

Sauk Centre/Melrose (SCM) 74

Andover (AND) 78

Eden Valley-Watkins (EVW) 38

Note: Gunnar Feldhege Rocori 160 LBS. Outstanding Wrestler



106 Pounds

Larzro Garcia (SCM) Dec. Chase Magaard (KMS) 5-3

Third Place

Coy Gunderson (KMS) Dec. Gavin Winter (ROC) 7-4

Fifth Place

Dylan Enriquez (SSS) Fall Kale Drevlow (OSK) 1:26

113 Pounds


Will Magaard (KMS) Fall Andy Heckman (SSS) 3:47

Third Place

Thomas Jones (AND) Dec. Coy Sjogren (SCM) 7-4

Fifth Place

Connor Winkels (ALB) Bye

120 Pounds


Bryce Golden (BEM) Fall Patrick Hesse (SSS) 5:55

Third Place

Austin Moscho (ROC) Fall Dustin Schmitt (ALB) 3:32

Fifth Place

Nathan Kulzer (OSK) Bye

126 Pounds


Jackson Penk (SSS) Fall Will Mergen (ALB) 1:51

Third Place

Darren Roth (BEM) Dec. Cale Newby (BEM) 5-1

Fifth Place

Carsten Jacobson (OSK) Fall Ben Millard (SCM) 4:18

132 Pounds


Nick Pelach (SSS) Dec. Jared Carlson (KMS) 9-6

Third Place

Trent Kerzman (ROC) Fall Taylor Ludwig (EVW) 1:15

Fifth Place

Javier Solis (ALB) Bye

138 Pounds


Jonathon Tostenson (KMS) Fall James Mann (ROC) 3:40

Third Place

Sam Fernholz (SSS) Fall Clay Olsen (BEM) 1:31

Fifth Place

Duncan Vandergon (OSK) Bye

145 Pounds


Gage Zieske (OSK) Dec. Jon Solum (BEM) 5-4

Third Place

Zavier Grefe (ROC) Dec. Nate Golden (BEM) 7-5

Fifth Place

Zach Nistler (EVW) Fall Austin Frauenholtz (SSS) 1:39

152 Pounds


Caleb Collins (KMS) Dec. Luke Glasener (SCM) 5-0

Third Place

Alan Wuori (BEM) Fall Owen Meyer (ALB) 2:25

Fifth Place

Colton Hinrichs (BEM) Maj. Dec. Mitchell Nowland (AND) 12-3

160 Pounds


Gunnar Feldhege (ROC) Dec. Dylan Rudningen (KMS) 5-2

Third Place

Chance Hinrichs (BEM) Maj. Dec. Triston Stoetzel (OSK) 13-3

Fifth Place

Brock Humbert (ROC) Dec. Karter Wensman (SCM) 6-4

170 Pounds


Colton Waldvogel (OSK) Fall Ryan Grant (AND) 3:38

Third Place

Richard Jones (KMS) Default Zach Swanson (ROC)

Fifth Place

Nicholas Mutchler (BEM) Fall Moises Romero (SCM) 1:00

182 Pounds


Nic Geiger (BEM) Fall Ben Primus (ROC) 3:35

Third Place

Danny Reynolds (AND) Default Michael Doubek (KMS)

Fifth Place

Brayan Raya (SCM) Dec. Jack Engle (SSS) 6-1

195 Pounds


Gabe Zierden (ALB) Fall Ryan Torkelson (KMS) 3:47

Third Place

Peter Moen (BEM) Maj. Dec. Aaron Holmberg (EVW) 9-0

Fifth Place

Marc Collins (KMS) Default Dan Thomas

220 Pounds


Cole Fibranz (SSS) Fall Hunter Schoenborn (BEM) 1:55

Third Place

Nate Evens (ROC) Fall Riley Domeier (AND) :54

Fifth Place

Carter Fish (ALB) Fall Ethan Kay (EVW) :51

285 Pounds


Marvin Stang (ALB) Fall Kaleb Beam (BEM) 1:06

Third Place

Dylan Schafer (ROC) Dec. Jeran Baker (OSK) 4-0

Fifth Place

Austin Surgenor (AND) Fall Caleb Cheadle (SCM) 3:40


Tuesday December 5th

Albany Huskies Triangular

Start Time: 5:00

Teams: Little Falls Flyers, Rocori Spartans, Albany Huskies

Becker Bulldogs @ Mora Mustangs

Start Time: 7:15

Big Lake Triangular

Start Time: 5:00

Teams: Annandale/Maple Lake, Big Lake and Foley

Thursday December 7th

Sauk Rapids “Storm” Triangular

Start Time: 5:00

Teams: Sartell Sabres, Milaca Wolves, Sauk Rapids Storm

Willmar Cardinals @ Rocori Spartans

Start Time: 6:15

Fergus Falls Otters @ St. Cloud Tech Tigers

Start Time: 6:15

(@ St. Cloud Cathederal High School)

Friday December 8th/9th

Brainerd “Paul Bunyan” Invitational

Start Times: 4:30 Friday/10:30 Saturday

Teams: Aitkin, Bemidji, Brainerd, Chisago Lakes, Cloquet, Foley, Frazee, Grand Rapids, Little Falls, Moorhead, Mound Westonka, Pierz, Staples-Motley and White Bear Lake.

Friday December 8th

Big Lake “Hornets” Invitational

Start Time: 4:00

Teams: Albany, Big Lake, Holdingford, Monticello, New London Spicer, North Branch, Rush City/Braham, St. Cloud Apollo, Sartell/St. Stephen, Pine City/Hinckley and Zimmerman

Willmar “Cardinal Classic” Invitational

Start Time: 4:00

Teams: Benson, Eden Valley-Watkins, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, Minnewaska, Quad County, St. Cloud Tech and Willmar

Howard Lake/Waverly “Lakers” Triangular

Start Time: 5:00

Teams: Minneapolis North Polars, Howard Lake/Waverly Lakes, Royalton/Upsala Royals

Saturday December 9th

Delano Tiger Invitational

Start Time: 10:00

Teams: Becker, Blaine, Dassel Cokato, Delano, Park Center, Rogers, St. Croix Lutheran, St. Peter, St. Thomas Academy and Watertown-Mayer.

Andover “Huskies” Invitational

Start Time: 10:00

Teams: Andover, Centennial, Chippewa Falls, Fridley, Mille Lacs, Minneapolis South, North St. Paul, Orono, Princeton, St. Paul Como Park, Spring Lake Park, Tri City United Zimmerman, Royalton/Upsala

Shakopee Saber Invitational

Start Time: 10:00

Teams: Bloomington Kennedy, Rochester Century, Rosemount, St. Francis, Sauk Rapids, Shakopee, Tric City United and Winona.



Lean and Mean

St. Cloud Tech Tigers

Sartell-St. Stephen

Jackson Penk Sartell-St. Stephen 11th No. 3 126 Pounds

Alex Kern St. Cloud Tech 12th No 9 132 Pounds

Dallas Hooper St. Cloud Tech 12th No. 9 145 Pounds

Gunner Feldhege Rocori 12th No. 5 152 Pounds

Austin Brenner St. Cloud Tech 12th No. 3 170 Pounds

Cole Fibranz Sartell-Stephen 11th No. 1 22 Pounds


Foley Falcons No. 4

Nathan Garceau Foley 12th No. 1 106 Pounds

Gabe Zierden Albany 11th No 3 182 Pounds

Saylor Schmit Foley 12th No. 1 195 Pounds

Wyatt Mergen Albany 11th No. 10 220 Pounds

Mitch Trigg Foley 12th No. 1 285 Pounds

Tyson Gothman, Foley 12th No. 9 220 Pounds


Lean and Mean


Jackson Held Royalton/Upsala 11th No. 10 152 Pounds

Jason Kasella Royalton/Upsala 12th No. 2 220 Pounds

Matt Schindler Eden Valley-Watkins 12th No. 5 152 Pounds

Dalton Louden, Royalton/Upsala 12th No. 10 182 Pounds

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