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Prep wrestling: No. 5 KMS pins No. 7 Minneota

(Tribune photo by Tom Larson) KMS’s Zach Carlson works on Minneota’s Nathan Bueltel in the 160-pound match Thursday in Kerkhoven. Carlson’s 16-5 major decision over Bueltel put the Saints ahead for good.

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