Prep Wrestling: NLS, Litchfield advance in 6AA
Tribune Staff Reports
NEW LONDON -- Albany forfeited eight weights and New London-Spicer won five of the six contested matches to roll into the Section 6AA semifinals with a 67-3 win over the Huskies Tuesday.
Chase Austvold earned the lone pin for the No. 2-seeded Wildcats as NLS was given 48 points when Albany forfeited at 120, 138, 160, 170, 182, 195, 220 and 285.
NLS will meet No. 3 Becker in the semifinals Friday at 6 p.m. in Litchfield. The championship will follow at 8 p.m. No. 1 Foley and No. 4 Litchfield meet in the other semifinal at 6 p.m. on Friday.
Jakob Stageberg won a major decision at 106 while Oden Rogers at 113 -- in overtime -- Ben Henle at 126 and Cameron Steffen at 145 earned decisions for NLS.
NL-Spicer 67, Albany 3
106: Jakob Stageberg, N, maj Matt Schlangen 12-2
113: Oden Rogers, N, dec Brady Winkels 11-9, ot
120: Trey Austvold, N, won by forfeit
126: Ben Henle, N, dec Eric Schmitt 7-3
132: Chase Austvold, N, pin Nick Mergen 1:12
138: Logan Brink, N, won by forfeit
145: Cameron Steffen, N, dec Carter Holthaus 7-5
152: Philip Maus, A, dec David Nething 9-3
160: Dylan Hanson, N, won by forfeit
170: Kyle Cappelen, N, won by forfeit
182: Tanner Tobkin, N, won by forfeit
195: Grant Vagle, N, won by forfeit
220: Brandon Knisley, N, won by forfeit
285: Andy McDonnell, N, won by forfeit
Litchfield 51, Dassel-Cokato 19
Tyler Jones at 126 and Devan Nelson at 132 had back-to-back pins to give Litchfield a 19-4 lead. Derek Fruetel opened the dual by earning a 14-4 major decision at 106 for the Dragons.
Jake Kalkbrenner at 145, Austin Jones at 160, Derek Celander at 170 and Max Kaping at 220 also had pins for the Dragons. Also getting a major decision for Litchfield was Nathan King at 182 and Walker Kaping at 195.
106: Derek Fruetel, L, maj Conner Peterson 14-4
113: Alex Bapp, D, maj Connor Hoff 10-1
120: Ryan Anderson, L, dec Thomas Kesky 2-0
126: Tyler Jones, L, pin Tristen Brubaker :54
132: Devan Nelson, L, pin Jack Anderson 1:37
138: Spencer Broberg, D, dec Corey Pritchett 7-4
145: Jake Kalkbrenner, L, pin Cole Schmidt 1:28
152: Tom Halonen, D, pin Logan Caron 5:56
160: Austin Jones, L, pin Zach Brost 1:00
170: Derek Celander, L, pin Blair Aho :45
182: Nathan King, L, maj Mike Leffler 14-4
195: Walker Kaping, L, maj Tarren Nordstrom 11-0
220: Max Kaping, L, pin Joey Wraspir :27
285: Brient Pokornowski, D, won by forfeit
No. 1-seed Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley beat Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 49-32 and No. 2 Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta clipped Montevideo 39-29 in the North sub-section Tuesday in Dawson to advance to the section semifinals.
DB/LQPV will meet Adrian, the South's No. 2 seed and MAHACA faces South No. 1 Windom/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin in Friday's semifinals at 6 p.m. at the Marshall High School. The winners will meet in the final at 8 p.m.
No. 3 Montevideo drubbed Redwood Valley 52-18 in a play-in match Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals.
No other details from Tuesday's matches were provided at press time.