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Prep wrestling: KMS outlasts NLS

Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 126-pounder Cody Peters leverages his advantage against New London-Spicer’s Oden Rogers in a non-conference match Thursday in New London. Peters won by pin at 1:21 to help KMS win 35-21. (Tribune photo by Tom Larson)1 / 2
New London-Spicer 120-pounder Jakob Stageberg, top, controls Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s Nick Meyer in a non-conference match Thursday in New London. Stageberg won 5-1 but the Fighting Saints defeated NLS 35-21. (Tribune photo by Tom Larson) 2 / 2

NEW LONDON — Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, ranked No. 5 in Class A, won the last three matches against Class AA’s No. 11 New London-Spicer Thursday to earn a 35-21 non-conference win.

The dual was tied three times before Jordon Rothers earned a 22-6 technical decision at 195 pounds, Chase Norton collected a 3-1 decision at 220 and Jorge Munoz-Peterson pocketed a second-period pin in the last match of the night for KMS.

The Fighting Saints won just two more matches than the Wildcats, but the visitors recorded four falls while NLS got just one, Trey Austvold’s pin at 132.

Caleb Collins at 106 and Jordan Engler at 113 won back-to-back 7-1 decisions to open the dual for KMS. Jakob Stageberg then got NLS on the scoreboard with a 5-1 decision at 120, but KMS answered with Cody Peters’ pin midway through the first period at 126.

Logan Brink at 138 and Cameron Steffen at 145 won back-to-back decisions to give NLS a short-lived 15-12 lead as a Zach Carlson pin at 152 put KMS back in front at 18-15. Jarrett Hatlestad at 160 for NLS and Karter Van Heuveln at 170 for KMS earned decisions to tie the dual at 21-21 with three matches left on the slate.

KMS 35, New London-Spicer 21

106: Caleb Collins, K, dec Jacob Travis 7-1

113: Jordan Engler, K, dec Tom Stageberg 7-1

120: Jakob Stageberg, N, dec Nick Meyer 5-1

126: Cody Peters, K, pin Oden Rogers 1:21

132: Trey Austvold, N, pin Brandon Dahl 3:13

138: Logan Brink, N, dec Jared Krieger 6-4

145: Cameron Steffen, N, dec Travis Lamecker 5-1

152: Zach Carlson, K, pin Corbin Schwartz 2:38

160: Jarrett Hatlestad, N, dec Kyle Baker 3-2

170: Karter Van Heuveln, K, dec Zach Swigerd 4-3

182: Grant Vagle, N, dec Austin Rothers 8-2

195: Jordon Rothers, K, tcfl Luke Gould 22-6

220: Chase Norton, K, dec Brandon Knisley 3-1

285: Jorge Munoz-Peterson, K, pin Ricky Berry 3:32