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Class A Wrestling: Three Falcons claim state championships

Larry Bomstad, ACGC senior, had beaten Pierz sophomore Kolten Eischens in February and repeated the victory with a second period pin for his second consecutive State tournament championship at 145-pounds. Bomstad finishes 49-0 after a 45-0 mark as a junior.1 / 3
Logan Peterson, who placed third last year, left no room for error this year. The ACGC senior methodically outscored Harvey Friederichs (44-2) of Chatfield, the team that beat the Falcons for the State title, by a 4-2 score. Peterson finished his fifth time at the State tourney with a 47-2 record.2 / 3
Lucas Damm, ACGC senior, sizes up Kimball’s Austin Schiefelbein, a familiar opponent from Section 5A, in the first period. Damm won 8-2 for his second straight Championship at 220 pounds and to finish with a 43-4 record. 3 / 3

ST. PAUL -- Three ACGC Falcon wrestlers brought home Class A state championships on Saturday during the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.

Larry Bomstad capped an undefeated season and defended his state crown with a pin of Pierz' Kolton Eischens in 2 minutes, 28 seconds.

Logan Peterson, the Falcons' 152-pounder, won his title with a 4-2 decision over Harvey Friedrichs, of Chatfield.

Lucas Damm also won his second-straight state championship with an 8-3 win over Kimball's Austin Schielbein at 220 pounds.

Minnewaska Area's Ryan Stottler takes home a second-place medal. Stottler fell to Jackson County Central's Keegan Moore in the 170-pound match.

Here are the results of the Class A state championship matches:

106 -- Skylar Hieronimus, Adrian Area dec. Brock Buysse, Minneota-Lincoln HI 2-1.

113 -- Austin Anderly, LeSueur-Henderson dec. Jared Goldsmith, Chatfield 7-5.

120 -- Cameron Sykora, Border West tech fall Spencer Jenniges, Wabasso/Red Rock Central 15-0.

126 -- Louie Sanders, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area dec. Patrick Ramirez, Triton 11-6.

132 -- Quinten Berres, Kimball Area dec. Mason Moreno, Hayfield 6-4.

138 -- Hank Friederichs, Chatfield dec. Bryce Bruner, Minneota-Lincoln HI 4-0.

145 -- Larry Bomstad, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City pinned Kolton Eischens, Pierz 2:28.

152 -- Logan Peterson, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City dec. Harvey Friederichs, Chatfield 4-2.

160 -- Mitch Lange, Royalton/Upsala dec. Andrew Dayland, St. Charles 10-8.

170 -- Keegan Moore, Jackson County Central pinned Ryan Stottler, Minnewaska Area 5:16.

182 -- Niko Anderson, Fillmore C/Lanesboro/M-C dec. Colten Carlson, United South Central 4-3.

195 -- Nathan Rose, Sibley East major dec. Vince Johnson, Windom/Mountain Lake 11-3.

220 -- Lucas Damm, Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City dec. Austin Schielbein, Kimball Area 8-3.

285 -- Alex Schroepfer, Wabasso/Red Rock Central dec. Taylor Carlson, United North Central 9-5.

Tom Larson

Tom Larson is the sports editor of the West Central Tribune.

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