Prep wrestling: No. 5 KMS pins No. 7 Minneota
KERKHOVEN — A dual of momentums ended Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg’s way Thursday as the Saints thrashed section nemesis Minneota 38-17 in a battle of two Class A state-ranked teams.
The No. 7 Vikings took the opening match before Jordan Engler at 113, Nick Meyer at 120 and Cody Peters at 126 won back-to-back-to-back decisions for the No. 5 Fighting Saints to give the home team a 9-3 lead.
Minneota then strung together a three-match win streak of its own, including a major decision at 132, to regain the advantage at 13-9. But KMS responded by winning six the final seven matches.
The Saints sandwiched between a Viking win at 182 pins from Jordon Rothers at 170, Jorge Munoz-Peterson at 195 and Chase Norton at 220, majors from Kyle Baker at 152 and Zach Carlson at 160, and a decision from Colton Kinney at 285.
KMS 38, Minneota 17
106: Eric Hauswedell, M, dec Caleb Collins 5-0
113: Jordan Engler, K, dec Brock Buysse 9-3
120: Nick Meyer, K, dec Landyn VanOverbeke 9-7
126: Cody Peters, K, dec Bryce Bruner 5-2
132: Alec Engler, M, maj Brandin Dahl 10-2
138: Cole Hennen, M, dec Jared Krieger 6-0
145: Nicholas Esping, M, dec Fred Mansfield 2-0
152: Kyle Baker, K, maj Grant Abraham 9-0
160: Zach Carlson, K, maj Nathan Bueltel 16-5
170: Jordon Rothers, K, pin Everett VanHecke :55
182: Isaac Josephson, M, maj Austin Rothers 11-3
195: Jorge Munoz-Peterson, K, pin Willy Flood 3:20
220: Chase Norton, K, pin Luis Macias :54
285: Colton Kinney, K, dec Doug VanKeulen 3-1