ST. PAUL -- With Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City leading the way with four individuals in Class A, the area has 13 competitors still on track for a state title after the first day of competition at the state individual tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.
Unbeaten and top-ranked Larry Bomstad (41-0) at 145 pounds, No. 3 Matt Meyer (42-3) at 138, No. 4 James Nelson (42-2) at 182 and No. 2 Hayden Rouser (42-2) at 126 all went 2-0 for ACGC on the first day to reach the semifinals of their respective weight classes. Rouser, who recently became just the 62nd wrestler in Minnesota prep history to reach 200 career wins, won both
of his matches by pin.
In Class AA, both Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley and New London-Spicer advanced 3 wrestlers to the semifinals. Four of the six semifinalists from DB/LQPV and NLS will meet in the semifinals today; No. 3 John Weeding (40-3) of DB/LQPV and unranked Ben Henle (15-5) of NLS at 126, and No. 2 Sam Haas (43-1) of DB/LQPV and No. 4 Dylan Hanson (36-8) of NLS at 160.
Also reaching the semifinals for DB/LQPV was No. 3 JD Struxness (39-3) at 220 and for NLS was No. 6 Jakob Stageberg (38-5) at 106.
In Class A, unbeaten and No. 2 Jordon Rothers (43-0) of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg advanced to the semifinals at 160 and No. 6 Dominick Platow (38-5) of Paynesville did the same at 285.
No. 5 Tim Ostby (35-3) of Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta advanced to the semifinals at 145 in Class AA.
A total of 23 area competitors reached the quarterfinals Friday after winning their opening-round match. After wrestlebacks Friday evening, 8 are still alive in the consolation bracket in hopes of winning a medal, which is award to the top 6 finishers. Remaining in Class AAA is Willmar's Nate Mittag (38-10) at 113, while New London-Spicer's Chase Austvold (41-4) at 132 and Tanner Tobkin (39-7) at 182, and Zach Gibson (35-4) of Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta at 285 are alive in Class AA. Remaining in Class A is Brady Zitzman (29-12) of BOLD at 106, Logan Peterson (36-9) of ACGC at 132, Patrick Rooney (36-2) of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa at 170 and Brent Jaenisch (35-8) of RCW/MACCRAY at 195.
The consolation quarterfinals start today at 10 a.m., the championship semifinals at 11:15 a.m., the consolation semifinals at 1:15 p.m., third-place and fifth-place matches at 5 p.m. and championship matches at 7 p.m.
How area qualifiers fared
LOGAN WALKOW, Willmar -- pinned in 3:24 by Taylor Venz, Farmington ... eliminated
NATE MITTAG, Willmar -- lost 4-2 decision to Grant Dullinger, St. Cloud Apollo ... won 6-4 decision over Brock Morgan, Apple Valley ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. James Pleski, Forest Lake
AUSTIN MILEY, Willmar -- won 9-5 decision over Kenny Mark, Moorhead ... lost 16-6 major decision to Cole Sladek, St. Michael-Albertville ... lost 14-6 decision to Dakota Wangsness, Albert Lea ... eliminated
ALEX JOHANNES, Willmar -- lost 10-0 major decision to Dakota Trom, Apple Valley ... eliminated
COLTEN CARLSON, Willmar -- lost 11-3 major decision to Tyler Isaacson, Forest Lake ... eliminated
SETH POLLOCK, Willmar -- won 9-8 decision over Lucas Westrich, Lakeville North ... lost 19-7 major decision to Mark Hall, Apple Valley ... lost 5-2 decision to Hunter Swenson, Hastings ... eliminated
MARTIN CABRERA, Willmar -- pinned in 3:02 by Clay LeVasseur, Rogers ... eliminated
How area qualifiers fared
JAKOB STAGEBERG, New London-Spicer -- won 6-5 decision over David Flynn, Scott West ... won 7-0 decision over Cortez Arredondo, Simley ... in semifinals today vs. Skyler Petry, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton
ODEN ROGERS, New London-Spicer -- lost 21-12 major decision to Abbot Aho, Fergus Falls ... lost 10-5 decision to Logan Stiller, Monticello ... eliminated
TREYTON AUSTVOLD, New London-Spicer -- lost 12-1 major decision to Luke Betchwars, Scott West ... lost 9-6 decision to Eric Bourgeois, Monticello ... eliminated
TJ FULTON, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley -- lost 17-2 decision (technical fall) to Brett Stolarzyk, Stewartville ... lost 9-5 decision to Ben Baumgartner, Park Rapids ... eliminated
BEN HENLE, New London-Spicer -- won 9-2 decision over Pierce Rothenbacher, Totino-Grace ... won 6-4 decision (overtime) over Noah Schlee, Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland ... in semifinals today vs. John Weeding, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley
JOHN WEEDING, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley -- won 3-0 decision over Keng Xiong, St. Paul Johnson ... won by injury default over Eric Madson, Hutchinson ... in semifinals today vs. Ben Henle, New London-Spicer
CHASE AUSTVOLD, New London-Spicer -- won 8-4 decision over Chris Schmidt, Hutchinson ... lost 13-4 major decision to Joe Munos, South St. Paul ... won 4-1 decision over Austin Hjelle, Thief River Falls/Goodridge ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Zach Beaumaster, Monticello
TIM OSTBY, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta -- won 13-3 major decision over Zach Jaeger, Stewartville ... won 5-3 decision over Colton Vekved, Becker ... in semifinals today vs. Dustin Ellsworth, St. Paul Harding
GARTH OCHSENDORF, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley -- lost 5-3 decision to Pat Hopkins, Grand Rapids ... lost 7-4 decision to Lucas Roe, Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland ... eliminated
SAM HAAS, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley -- won 17-4 major decision over Gus Phillips, Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center ... won 15-0 decision (technical fall) over Holden Nelson, Thief River Falls/Goodridge ... in semifinals today vs. Dylan Hanson, New London-Spicer
DYLAN HANSON, New London-Spicer -- won 4-0 decision over Carter Focht, Mahtomedi ... won 11-6 decision over Brady Ayers, Waterville-Elysian-Morristown/Janesville-Waldorf-Pemberton ... in semifinals today vs. Sam Haas, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley
TANNER TOBKIN, New London-Spicer -- pinned Josh Sinnot, Hibbing, in 5:40 ... pinned in 3:37 by Chris Scott, St. Paul Humboldt ... pinned Campbell Hofstetter, Marshall/Lakeview, in 3:57 ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Connor McCormick, Caldedonia/Houston/Spring Grove
JD STRUXNESS, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley -- won 13-5 decision over David Lange, Hinckley-Finayson/Pine City/East Central ... won 5-4 decision over Sam Olson, Foley ... in semifinals today vs. Tyler Petit, Plainview/Elgin-Millville
ZACH GIBSON, Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta -- pinned Preston Woods, South St. Paul, in 5:24 ... lost 17-0 decision (technical fall) to Austin Goergen, Caledonia/Houston/Spring Grove ... pinned David DeYonge, Staples-Motley, in 1:38 ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Mike Dyer, Richfield
BRANDON SCHMITT, Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley -- lost 3-0 decision to Jesse Hein, Perham ... eliminated
How area qualifiers fared
JORDAN ENGLER, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg -- won 17-4 major decision over Mitchell Lundeen, Fertile-Beltrami ... lost 8-0 major decision to Mitchell McKee, Kimball ... lost 3-0 decision to Hank Friederichs, Chatfield ... eliminated
BRADY ZITZMAN, BOLD -- lost 15-4 major decision to Cameron Sykora, Border West ... won 7-4 decision over Byron Byer, Frazee ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Zach Scott, Holdingford
TYLER BERGHUIS, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- pinned Spencer Jenniges, Wabasso/Red Rock Central, in 1:14 ... lost 8-2 decision to Mitch Steffens, Wadena-Deer Creek ... lost 2-1 decision to Devin Dostal, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River ... eliminated
TYLER TENSEN, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa -- lost 2-1 decision to Richy Soto, St. James ... eliminated
ROSS RATH, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa -- lost 9-0 major decision to Gus McCarthy, Border West ... eliminated
LAMBERTO RODRIGUEZ, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg -- lost 11-8 decision to Isaac Carreon, St. James ... eliminated
HAYDEN ROUSER, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- pinned Derek Christians, Wabasso/Red Rock Central, in 4:59 ... pinned Eliot Jurries, Jackson County Central, in 3:49 ... in semifinals today vs. Andy Poster, Royalton/Upsala
LOGAN PETERSON, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- pinned Corey Hasbrouck, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River, in 5:42 ... lost 3-1 decision to Ben Rynda, Trinity School at River Ridge ... won 5-2 decision over Aaron Trio, Maple River ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Cody Whitney, Mille Lacs
MORGAN STATON, Benson -- won 17-8 major decision over Alex Haffner, Chatfield ... lost 7-3 decision to Marcus Hamer, Kimball ... lost 5-2 decision to Brian Wold, Aitkin ... eliminated
MATT MEYER, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- won 4-3 decision (overtime) over Seth Barkosky, Maple River ... won 9-7 decision over Michael Jarnot, Holdingford ... in semifinals today vs. Theodore Bueltel, Minneota
LARRY BOMSTAD, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- pinned Giovanni Alvarado, St. James, in 1:28 ... won 7-0 decision over Garret Hoffner, Mahnomen/Waubun ... in semifinals today vs. Paden Moore, Jackson County Central
JESSIE ENGLER, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg -- lost 5-0 decision to Brad Maas, Medford ... eliminated
RYAN STOTTLER, Minnewaska -- lost 7-4 decision to Devin Wicks, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis ... eliminated
SAM CARRUTH, Benson -- lost 9-4 decision to Jordan Joseph, Kimball ... eliminated
JORDON ROTHERS, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg -- won 8-3 decision over Carter Hanson, Blue Earth Area ... pinned Joe Anderson, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis, in 3:43 ... in semifinals today vs. Aaron Bates, Sibley East
MAVERICK WHITCOMB, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- lost 7-0 decision to Will Balow, Lake City ... eliminated
PATRICK ROONEY, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa -- won 12-1 major decision over Esteban Zelaya, St. James ... pinned in 1:30 by Cooper Moore, Jackson County Central ... won 11-3 major decision to Nathan Mattison, Wabasso/Red Rock Central ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Alex Jackson, Kenyon-Wanamingo
JAMES NELSON, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- won 2-1 decision (4 overtimes) over Seth Petranek, New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva ... won 10-0 major decision over Lucas Etchason, Triton ... in semifinals today vs. Brett Pfarr, Le Sueur-Henderson
BRENT JAENISCH, Renville County West/MACCRAY -- lost 7-0 decision to Christopher Zimmer, Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis ... won 4-3 decision over Kysten Zierke, Blue Earth Area ... in consolation quarterfinals today vs. Austin Schiefelbein, Kimball
COLIN KRAGENBRING, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- pinned in 1:19 by Justin Viss, Chatfield ... eliminated
LUCAS DAMM, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City -- pinned in 5:09 by Alex Tewes, Jackson County Central ... eliminated
TYLER JENSEN, Benson -- pinned in 1:00 by Alex Yeager, Badger/Greenbush-Middle River ... pinned in :38 by Lance Briard, River Valley ... eliminated
DOMINICK PLATOW, Paynesville -- pinned Max Carlson, New York Mills in 3:24 ... won 12-0 major decision over Jarrod Grunklee, Blooming Prairie ... in semifinals today vs. Pedro Guevara, Lake City