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BBE sends six wrestlers to state tourney

KMS' Will Magaard takes down Paynesville's Craig Schmitz during Saturday's Section 5A individual tournament at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune1 / 7
Minnewaska's Tyson Meyer works on pinning Paynesville's Jarod Veldkamp during Saturday's Section 5A individual tournament at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune2 / 7
BBE's Adam Jaeger grapples with Paynesville's Weston Roberg during Saturday's Section 5A tournament match at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune3 / 7
Paynesville's Grant Ludwig takes down BBE's Austin Klaphake during Saturday's Section 5A individual tournament at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune4 / 7
KMS' Caleb Collins looks at the ref while grappling with BOLD's Anthony Maher during Saturday's Section 5A individual tournament at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune5 / 7
KMS' Will Magaard grapples with Paynesville's Craig Schmitz during Saturday's Section 5A individual tournament at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune6 / 7
Quad County's Bryce Schmidt attempts to pin Minnwaska's Bryce Helander during Saturday's Section 5A individual tournament at Minnewaska High School. Jake Schultz / Tribune7 / 7

GLENWOOD - BBE had three wrestlers win championships and six Jaguar wrestlers in all qualified for the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament during the Section 5A individual meet on Saturday at Minnewaska High School.

BBE's Canon Swanson (120), Tyler Bents (132) and Adam Jaeger (152) won section titles.

KMS will send five wrestlers to state, led by section champs Will Magaard (106) and Caleb Collins (145).

Minnewaska had two wrestlers advance to state and both—Grant Hendren at 160 and Tyler VanLuik at 195—won section championships.

Paynesville's Grant Ludwig won the 220 championship and is one of two Bulldogs heading to state. Benson and Quad County both will send two wrestlers to the state meet on March 1-3 at Xcel Energy Center.

BOLD's state representative, Austin Einerson, won the 285 championship on Saturday.

Section 5A

How Paynesville fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Craig Schmitz 4-2 (third place) ... 113: Duncan McNabb 5-2 (third place) ... 120: Brett Mages 2-3 (sixth place) ... 126: Riley Messner 2-4 (sixth place) ... 132: Shawn Rue 4-1 (true second) ... 138: Open ... 145: Daltin Christinsen 5-2 (third place) ... 152: Weston Roberg 4-2 (third place) ... 160: Open ... 170: Jarod Veldkamp 3-3 (sixth place) ... 182: Lucas Holtz 3-2 (seventh place) ... 195: Tyler Veldkamp 3-3 (sixth place) ... 220: Grant Ludwig 4-0 (champion) ... 285: Lucas Peterson 4-2 (fourth place)

How BBE fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Walker Bents 5-2 (fourth place) ... 113: Blaine Fischer 4-1 (true second) ... 120: Canon Swanson 4-0 (champion) ... 126: Tyler Jensen 5-1 (true second) ... 132: Tyler Bents 4-0 (champion) ... 138: Dylan T. Kampsen 4-2 (fifth place) ... 145: Taiton Linder 3-2 (seventh place) ... 152: Adam Jaeger 4-0 (champion) ... 160: Isaiah Gilbert 4-1 (true second) ... 170: Mark Jenniges 3-2 (fourth place) ... 182: Trevor Kern 3-2 (fourth place) ... 195: Seth Roering 4-2 (fifth place) ... 220: Austin Klaphake 2-2 (eighth place) ... 285: Joseph Thompson 2-2 (eighth place)

How BOLD fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Open ... 113: Hunter Ridler 2-2 (eighth place) ... 120: Jesse Manderschied 4-2 (fourth place) ... 126: Matthew Dooner 2-2 (eighth place) ... 132: Open ... 138: Nicholas Compton 4-2 (third place) ... 145: Anthony Maher 2-3 (sixth place) ... 152: Open ... 160: Open ... 170: Open ... 182: Tim Peppel 4-2 (fifth place) ... 195: Hayden Tersteeg 4-2 (third place) ... 220: Brady Ridler 3-3 (sixth place) ... 285: Austin Einerson 4-0 (champion)

How KMS fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Will Magaard 5-0 (champion) ... 113: Coy Gunderson 4-2 (fourth place) ... 120: Open ... 126: Jared Carlson 4-2 (fourth place) ... 132: Open ... 138: Jonathan Tostenson 5-1 (true second) ... 145: Caleb Collins 5-0 (champion) ... 152: Dylan Rudningen 5-1 (true second) ... 160: Richard Jones 4-3 (sixth place) ... 170: Masyn Olson 3-3 (eighth place) ... 182: Open ... 195: Ryan Torkelson 5-1 (true second) ... 220: Marc Carson 4-2 (fourth place) ... 285: Brody Forsell 3-3 (eighth place)

How Benson fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Blake Nagler 2-3 (eighth place) ... 113: Anthony Klassen 1-2 ... 120: Hunter Mondor 4-1 (true second) ... 126: Mike Nagler 3-2 (seventh place) ... 132: Kaden Kurkosky 3-3 (sixth place) ... 138: Open ... 145: Aaron Zosel 3-2 (fourth place) ... 152: Mason Abner 2-3 (eighth place) ... 160: Jared Knutson 4-2 (third place) ... 170: Wyatt McGee 4-2 (fifth place) ... 182: Dylan Stewart 5-1 (true second) ... 195: Open ... 220: Alden Sylte 3-2 (seventh place) ... 285: Grant Evenson 4-2 (fifth place)

How Minnewaska fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Easton McCrory 3-2 (fifth place) ... 113: Caden Koziol 3-2 (seventh place) ... 120: David Lilenthal 3-2 (seventh place) ... 126: Max Reichmann 4-2 (fifth place) ... 132: Mateo Arredando 4-2 (fourth place) ... 138: Mason Blair 3-2 (fourth place) ... 145: Open ... 152: Ryan VanLuik 3-3 (sixth place) ... 160: Grant Hendren 4-0 (champion) ... 170: Tyson Meyer 4-1 (true second) ... 182: Open ... 195: Tyler VanLuik 4-0 (champion) ... 220: John Helander 4-2 (fifth place) ... 285: Jakob Swalla 4-2 (third place)

How Quad County fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Jayce Hernandez 3-3 (fifth place) ... 113: Luke Kluver 3-2 (fifth place) ... 120: Abel Chaparro 1-2 ... 126: Javier Jackson 1-2 ... 132: Sam Ohliger 3-2 (fourth place) ... 138: Jacob Grund 2-3 (eighth place) ... 145: Ayden Friese 4-1 (true second) ... 152: Jack Howard 4-2 (fourth place) ... 160: Tristen Todd 3-2 (seventh place) ... 170: Open ... 182: Open ... 195: Cole Fischer 3-2 (seventh place) ... 220: Bryce Schmidt 4-1 (true second) ... 285: Hunter Wolf 1-2

Section 4A

St. Paul better get used to the Falcons from ACGC.

In addition to the team's spot in the state tournament starting Thursday, six Falcons will stay in the state's capital to fight for individual titles. Kelvin Andrade-Ponce set the tone with a 3-0 championship run at 106 pounds, followed by Jake Mortensen (113) who also finished as a champion. Ramzee Molinaro (120) and Hayden Straumann (126) each took home true second wins to earn their spot as well.

CJ Toedter (182) and Tanner Berghuis (220) wrapped up Section 4A titles with ease, each going 2-0.

How ACGC fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Kelvin Andrade-Ponce 3-0 (champion) ... 113: Jake Mortensen 2-0 (champion) ... 120: Ramzee Molinaro 2-1 (true second) ... 126: Hayden Straumann 2-1 (true second) ... 132: Skye Powers 2-2 (fourth place) ... 138: Jaxon Behm 2-2 (fourth place) ... 145: Chase Arndt 4-2 (third place) ... 152: Taylor Fester 3-1 (third place) ... 160: Levi Lund 2-2 (fourth place) ... 170: Cullen Lewis 2-2 (fifth place) ... 182: CJ Toedter 2-0 (champion) ... 195: Travys Lawver 2-2 (fourth place) ... 220: Tanner Berghuis 2-0 (champion) ... 285: Jonathon Behm 1-2 (fourth place)

Section 3AA

Section 3AA yielded two local champions and four true second winners who clinched a spot in the state tournament.

Peyton Mortensen swiftly took home a championship at 160 pounds for United and he was only outdone by his own teammate, Sam Henriksen, who went 2-0 with a pair of overpowering victories to take home a Section 3AA title. Trevon Johnson and Austin Schmitt will join their temamates in St. Paul with a pair of true second victories as well.

Blake Vagle will be the only New London-Spicer representative with a true second finish at 106 pounds and Gage Wevley went 3-1 for a spot in the state tournament from MAHACA.

How MAHACA fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Davin Rose 1-3 (sixth place) ... 113: Ethan Lebrija 3-1 (third place) ... 120: Jed Feuchtenberger 2-2 (fourth place) ... 126: Josh Rohloff 0-2 ... 132: Dalton Rose 1-3 (sixth place) ... 138: Gideon Joos 0-2 ... 145: Ben Travis 0-2 ... 152: Brady Cardwell 2-2 (fourth place) ... 160: Colton Wohlers 0-2 ... 170: Christain Dodds 0-2 ... 182: Tristain Raths 0-3 ... 195: Bain Laine 0-3 ... 220: Gage Wevley 3-1 (true second) ... 285: Open

How New London-Spicer fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Blake Vagle 3-1 (true second) ... 113: Luke Ruter 3-2 (fifth place) ... 120: Open ... 126: Open ... 132: Sam Stageberg 3-2 (third place) ... 138: Nathan Vosika-Scherzberg 2-3 ... 145: Nathan Thein 2-2 (fourth place) ... 152: Tim Thein 1-2 ... 160: Dalton Barrett 1-2 ... 170: Open ... 182: Cade Barrett 3-1 (third place) ... 195: Nick McKenzie 2-2 (fourth place) ... 220: Open ... 285: Open

How United fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Sam Zindel 2-2 (fourth place) ... 113: Griffin Johnson 0-2 ... 120: Kadin Huntley 1-2 (fifth place) ... 126: Trevon Johnson 2-1 (true second) ... 132: Open ... 138: Keaton Haas 2-2 (fifth place) ... 145: Layton Wittnebel 2-2 (fifth place) ... 152: Open ... 160: Peyton Mortenson 3-0 (champion) ... 170: Open ... 182: Austin Schmitt 2-1 (true second) ... 195: Open ... 220: Tanner Johnson 0-2 ... 285: Sam Henriksen 2-0 (champion)

Section 6AA

Litchfield may have fallen just short of heading to state as a team but they will be well-represented at the Xcel Energy Center next weekend with seven individual state competitors.

Jerry Simes (120), Ezra Kaping (126), Afton Kaping (132), and Logan Nelson (160) all captures Section 6AA titles while Eddie Simes (106), Kal Jackman (182), and Chase Liestman (285) also punched their tickets to state with true second victories.

How Litchfield fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Eddie Simes 3-1 (true second) ... 113: Aryan Payne 4-2 (third place) ... 120: Jerry Simes 3-0 (champion) ... 126: Ezra Kaping 3-0 (champion) ... 132: Afton Kaping 3-0 (champion) ... 138: Andrew Loch 2-2 (fifth place) ... 145: Bryce Penk 2-2 (fifth place) ... 152: Open ... 160: Logan Nelson 3-0 (champion) ... 170: Dylan Madsen 2-2 (fourth place) ... 182: Kal Jackman 3-1 (true second) ... 195: Sam Mohr 2-2 (fourth place) ... 220: Dylan Isakson 1-3 ... 285: Chase Liestman 3-1 (true second)

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