State Wrestling: Three Cards move into semis
ST. PAUL - Three Willmar wrestlers will compete in Class AAA semifinals matches today during the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament at the Xcel Energy Center.
Willmar's Israel Navarro won two matches at 120 pounds on Friday and will face Northfield's Drew Woodley in the semis.
At 132 pounds, Clay Carlson won both his Friday matches by technical fall and will wrestle Stillwater's Trey Kruse in the semifinals.
Cael Carlson won twice at 138 pounds and wrestles Anoka's Colby Njos in today's semis.
In Class AA, Litchfield's Jerry Simes earned a spot in the 120 semifinals with two decisions on Friday.
United's Peyton Mortenson will wrestle in the 160 semifinals after winning two decisions Friday.
Litchfield's Chase Liestman also earned a spot in the Class AA 285 semifinals with two wins—one by major decision and the other by pin in 1:31—on Friday.
In Class A, KMS' Will Magaard won by fall in just 51 seconds to open the tournament, then notched a 10-3 decision to advance to the 106 semifinals.
Four BBE Jaguars will wrestle in Class A semifinals on Saturday.
BBE's Blaine Fischer secured a spot in the 113 semifinals, advancing on a first-round forfeit and then a 6-4 sudden victory in the quarterfinals.
Fischer's Jaguars teammate, Canon Swanson, wasted little time wrapping up his 120 semifinals berth, winning both his Friday matches by pin, one in one minute and the other in 1:18.
Another Jaguar competitor is in the semifinals as Tyler Bents recorded a fall and a decision at 132.
And a fourth Jaguar will try and keep his state championship hopes alive when Adam Jaeger squares off in the 152 semifinals after a pin and a decision on Friday.
Consolation quarterfinals begin at 9 a.m. Saturday and championship semifinals begin at 10:15 a.m. Consolation semifinals are at 12:15 p.m. and third- and fifth-place matches begin at 4 p.m.
Individual championships begin at 6:30 p.m.
Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament
How Area Wrestlers Fared
Caden Carlson, Willmar - lost to Charlie Dojan, IRON, 7-2. Eliminated
Israel Navarro, Willmar - pin Sam Wolf, CHAS, 2:57; dec. Hunter Lyden, EARI, 8-6. Semifinals: Drew Woodley, NORT
Clay Carlson, Willmar - tech fall Isaiah Baker, WBLA, 17-2 (4:20); tech fall Roman Rogotzke, EARI, 21-2 (4:22). Semifinals: Trey Kruse, STIL.
Cael Carlson, Willmar - pin Cain Van Ryn, 3:37; maj dec Gavin Peterson, MAGR, 12-0. Semifinals: Colby Njos, ANOK.
Ethan Roux, Willmar - lost by pin Riley Habisch, BUFF, 3:56; lost by dec Devin Roberts, APVA, 4-1. Eliminated
Lincoln Shinn, Willmar - maj dec Carter Lyons, EAGA, 13-2; lost by pin Grant Parrish, FOLA, 1:39; lost by inj def Josh Piechowski, STIL. Eliminated
Charlie Farhat, Willmar - lost by dec Brandon Frankfurth, ANOK, 4-0; won by pin Will Petersen, ROAR, 1:36. Consolation: Corey Guenther, NO
Blake Vagle, NLS - lost by pin Christian Noble, BILA, 5:22. Eliminated
Eddie Simes, Litchfield - lost by maj dec Landen Parent, PRIN, 10-0; lost by dec Ernesto Espino-Sanchez, SSP, 5-1. Eliminated
Jerry Simes, Litchfield - dec Ryan Nobush, MORA, 6-4; dec Jake Fitzpatrick, MAHT, 5-3. Semifinals: Lukas Paulson, BECK.
Trevon Johnson, United - lost by pin Josh Holm, GRRA, 3:34, lost by inj def Ezra Kaping, Litchfield. Eliminated
Ezra Kaping, Litchfield - pin Mo Shay, SPWT, 0:49; lost by dec Josh Holm, GRRA, 8-5; won by inj def Trevon Johnson, United. Consolation: Cael Berg, SIM
Afton Kaping, Litchfield - dec Tanner Paulson, KM, 6-4; lost by dec Tyler Shackle, SCWE, 8-6, dec Josh Clark, TOGR, 11-4. Consolation: Cole Ranweiler, NUA
Logan Nelson, Litchfield - lost by dec Jacob Hageman, SIM, 6-4. Eliminated
Peyton Mortenson, United - dec Sage Loredo-Hollon, STPE, 6-1; dec Kole Platt, NKG, 5-2. Semifinals: Braydon Ortloff, DE
Austin Schmitt, United - lost by dec Gabe Zierden, ALBA, 6-4. Eliminated
Kal Jackman, Litchfield - dec Jacob Arends, DGF, 14-9; lost by pin Tyler Buesgens, SCWE, 0:42; won by pin Erik Snook, SCL, 2:13. Consolation: Collin Stueber, FMCW
Gage Wevley, MAHACA - lost by maj dec Nate Schutz, TOGR, 10-1; lost by dec Reed Rasset, AMLL, 7-2. Eliminated
Chase Liestman, Litchfield - maj dec Manny Alvarez, COHE, 8-0; pin Luke Zaiser, SIM, 1:31. Semifinals: Mitch Trigg, FOLE.
Sam Henriksen, United - pin Alex Ranta, VIAR, 1:06; lost by dec Mitch Trigg, FOLE, 9-7; lost by dec Zach Carlson, CHLA. Eliminated
Will Magaard, KMS - pin Christian Peter, BCLB, 0:51; dec Ethan Arett, WERA, 10-3. Semifinals: Seth Goetzinger, CHAT
Kelvin Andrade-Ponce, ACGC - dec Anthony Sykora, WCAA, 11-10; lost by dec Carter Meiners, LBW, 3-2; lost by dec Zach Brown, CROO, 5-4. Eliminated
Blaine Fischer, BBE - won by forfeit Jeron Matson, KEWA; sudden victory Marshall Michienzi, DR, 6-4. Semifinals: Trevor Janssen, BCLB
Jake Mortenson, ACGC - dec Justin Crandall, LBW, 4-2; lost by tech fall Ben Naddy, OCB, 17-2 (5:32); dec Beau Jurrens, ZM, 4-2. Consolation: Carter Jonsagaard, LARP
Hunter Mondor, Benson - lost by maj dec Marc Hendricks, OCB, 10-1. Eliminated
Ramzee Molinaro, ACGC - pin Sam Kulseth, SJA, 6:00; lost by pin Jace Gerving, DR, 5:45; dec Carter Haman, NYM, 6-4. Consolation: Marc Hendricks, OCB
Canon Swanson, BBE - pin Caden Anderson, FCLM, 1:00; pin Jacob Leibold, RU, 1:18. Semifinals: Jackson Hale, GMLO
Tyler Jensen, BBE - lost by pin Cole Rasmussen, TRIT, 1:28. Eliminated
Hayden Strauman, ACGC - lost by dec Kaleb Getz, WCAA, 9-2. Eliminated
Shawn Rue, Paynesville - dec Collin Boese, HLWW, 7-3; lost by pin Hunter Burnett, PIAR, 5:19; dec Nolan Rommel, WK, 4-2. Consolation: Teddy Pesch, MI
Tyler Bents, BBE - pin Trever Arceneau, BHVP, 4:38; dec Joash Lord, NYA, 7-3. Semifinals: Mark Buringa, STCH
Jonathan Tostenson, KMS - lost by dec Alex Borsgard, WML, 3-0, lost by dec Payton Schiefelbein, KIAR, 5-3. Eliminated
Ayden Friese, Quad County - lost by maj dec Jake Mandt, CHAT, 12-1; lost by dec Anthony Axford, TMBW, 2-1. Eliminated
Caleb Collins, KMS - lost by dec Jack Ridgway, TSAR, 3-1. Eliminated
Adam Jaeger, BBE - pin Austin Donnay, KIAR, 1:44; dec Adam Rients, WEJW, 9-3. Semifinals: Mason Huemann, GOOD
Dylan Rudningen, KMS - pin Tyler Gunderson, DR, 2:18; lost by dec Jacob Tvinnereim, JCC, 3-2; won by maj dec David Seymour, SH, 13-3. Consolation: Tommy Wentzlaff, SIEA
Isaiah Gilbert, BBE - lost by maj dec Jeremiah Colon, LCWM, 23-10. Eliminated
Grant Hendren, Minnewaska - lost by dec Ian Frenzel, BCLB, 3-2. Eliminated
Tyson Meyer, Minnewaska - lost by dec Kaleb O'Reilly, GOOD, 3-2. Eliminated
Dylan Stewart, Benson - lost by fall CJ Toedter, ACGC, 2:13. Eliminated
CJ Toedter, ACGC - pin Dylan Stewart, Benson, 2:13; lost by tech fall Caden Steffen, ZM, 25-10 (5:06); lost by pin Marshall Meehl, RU, 3:56. Eliminated
Tyler VanLuik, Minnewaska - pin Austin Buchholz, TMBW, 1:02; lost by dec Jake Erckenbrack, NYM, 10-6; pin Kehyan Porter, MNC, 2:32. Consolation: Morgen Moreno, WERA
Ryan Torkelson, KMS - lost by dec Jacob Bennett, ZM, 7-1; lost by dec to Morgen Moreno, WERA, 6-4. Eliminated
Grant Ludwig, Paynesville - pin Dylan Nirk, WERA, 6:57; lost by dec Dominik Vacura, BGM, 10-4; pin Jackson Poepping, BARN, 1:52. Consolation: Ryan Schoenfeld, GOOD
Bryce Schmidt, Quad County - lost by dec Luke Tweeton, FRAZ, 2-1. Eliminated
Tanner Berghuis, ACGC - dec Denver Noyes, CANB, 1-0; lost by sudden victory Kyle Schmidt, WHAN, 5-3; lost by dec Jarret Haglund, ZM, 3-2. Eliminated
Austin Einerson, BOLD - lost by dec RJ Ehlert, OCB, 3-2. Eliminated