Wrestling: BOLD/BLH wins section 5AA title

GLENCOE -- BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector will try to improve on last year's sixth-place finish in the Class AA state tournament, returning after knocking off Litchfield 30-23 in the Section 5AA championship Saturday night.

GLENCOE -- BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector will try to improve on last year's sixth-place finish in the Class AA state tournament, returning after knocking off Litchfield 30-23 in the Section 5AA championship Saturday night.

BOLD/Buffalo Lake-Hector will open the state tournament March 2 against Central Lakes Conference champion Little Falls (24-4) at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

BBLH (24-5) reached the semifinals with a 34-18 win over New London-Spicer, while Litchfield advanced after upending Annandale/-Maple Lake 32-29.

BBLH led 24-23 with two matches remaining in the championship dual, Brian Hagen then won an 11-9 decision at 215 pounds and heavyweight Ben Aaseth sealed the match with a 10-4 decision.

Litchfield led 3-0 after Mike Knisley's overtime win at 103 pounds. Pat LeVasseur gave BBLH the lead after a major decision at 112, but the Dragons came right back to regain the advantage after Reed Wimmer's major decision at 119.


The lead continued to switch hands with BBLH taking a 12-7 lead after consecutive major decisions by Ross Neubauer at 125 and Chris Harmon at 130.

Litchfield then built a 16-12 lead with Beau Penk getting a second-period pin at 135 pounds and David Malepsy following with a decision at 140.

BBLH then notched consecutive wins with Mark Revier getting a technical fall at 145 and Jon Kramer a decision at 152, giving the Warriors a 20-16 lead they would not relinquish.

Litchfield cut it to 20-17 on Jared Flemming's decision at 160. Tom Elfering of BBLH at 171 and Dustin Celander of Litchfield at 189 exchanged major decisions before Hagen and Aaseth put the finishing touches on BBLH's win.


BOLD/BLH 30, Litchfield 23

103: Mike Knisley, Lit, dec Brett Jahnke 6-4, ot

112: Pat LeVasseur, B, maj John Binsfeld 10-0


119: Reed Wimmer, Lit, maj Tom Brenner 17-5

125: Ross Neubauer, B, maj Damien Heairet 13-2

130: Chris Harmon, B, maj Brandon Skalberg 22-10

135: Beau Penk, Lit, pin Cody Hatch 2:47

140: David Malepsy, Lit, dec Cole Neubauer 5-3

145: Mark Revier, BBLH, tcfl Tanner Sittig 4:20

152: Jon Kramer, B, dec Steve Osborne 5-4, ot

160: Jared Flemming, Lit, dec Mark Pietig 10-3


171: Tom Elfering, B, maj Blayne Johnson 10-2

189: Dustin Celander, Lit, maj Zach Kopel 12-4

215: Brian Hagen, B, dec Tony Gutormson 11-9

275: Ben Aaseth, B, dec Jeremy Forester 10-4


Litchfield 32, Annandale/ML 29

Litchfield got pins from Reed Wimmer at 119 pounds, Beau Penk at 135 and David Malepsy at 140, plus a technical fall by Brandon Skalberg at 130.

103: Mike Knisley, Lit, dec Alex Couette 7-1


112: Spencer Witter, A, maj John Binsfeld 15-5

119: Reed Wimmer, Lit, pin Chris Salveson 1:27

125: Pete Nordlie, AML, maj Damian Heairet 10-0

130: Brandon Skalberg, Lit, tcfl Zach Stump 5:44

135: Beau Penk, Lit, pin Jake Anderson 1:37

140: David Malepsy, Lit, pin Mitch Boltz 3:26

145: Ben Anderson, AML, tcfl Tanner Sittig 4:24

152: Joe Nordlie, AML, dec Steve Osborne 7-4


160: Jared Flemming, L, maj Tyler Wadman 11-3

171: Blayne Johnson, Lit, dec Joe Puncochar 3-1

189: Brad Salveson, A, pin Dustin Celander 3:19

215: Tony Gutormson, Lit, dec Ben Hylla 8-7

275: Chase Swenson, A, dec Jeremy Forester 8-7


The Warriors won 11 of the 14 matches, although four were by four points or less.

Tom Elfering had the Warriors' lone pin at 171 pounds. Brian Hagen had a major decision at 215.


Shawn Hatlestad at 103 pounds and heavyweight Stephen Westby had a pin for the Wildcats at 103 pounds.

103: Shawn Hatlestad, NLS, pin Alex Steffel 3:02

112: Pat LeVasseur, BBLH, dec Chad Henle 4-3

119: Tom Brenner, BBLH, dec Luke Reiter 6-2

125: Ross Neubauer, BBLH, dec Billy Dean 5-1

130: Chris Harmon, B, dec Brandon Keller 13-7

135: Cole Neubauer, B, dec Chris DeLong 8-6

140: Adam Luberts, NLS, dec Mark Revier 8-5

145: Nick Bauman, BBLH, dec Jon Nething 8-2

152: Jon Kramer, BBLH, dec Tony Tobkin 8-3

160: Mark Pietig, BBLH, dec Levi Schultz 4-2

171: Tom Elfering, BBLH, pin Collin Ruter 3:50

189: Adam Blomker, NLS, dec Zach Kopel 5-4

215: Brian Hagen, BBLH, maj Paul Peterson 10-2

275: Stephen Westby, NLS, pin Ben Aaseth 1:47

Canby wins 4A title; earns 25th state trip

DAWSON -- Canby earned its 25th trip to the state tournament Saturday, clipping Yellow Medicine East 35-17 in the championship of Section 4A.

Canby, which won titles in 1976, '77, '79, '86, '89 and '95, was the Class A state runner-up last season.

The Lancers topped Minneota 44-16 in the semifinals and Yellow Medicine East drubbed Dawson-Boyd 41-13 in its semifinal match.

Canby rallied from deficits of 8-3 and 14-12, winning six of the final seven weights, The Lancers got pins from Jon Verhelst at 130 pounds and Logan Oellien at 160.


Canby 35, YME 17

The Sting did not record a fall, but got major decisions by Austen Cole at 103 pounds and Matt Williams at 119, plus decisions by Landen Cole at 135, Nick Rolfing at 140 and Jordan Stock at 171.

103: Austen Cole, YME, maj Brett Citrowske 12-4

112: Dan Deslauriers, Can, dec Tanner Aus 5-3

119: Matt Williams, Y, maj Austin Citrowske 15-8

125: Alex Kontz, Can, dec Casey Field 4-2

130: Jon Verhelst, Can, pin Wyatt Sand 1:40

135: Landen Cole, YME, dec Tyler Baer 7-2

140: Nick Rolfing, YME, dec Cody Baer 5-1

145: Tad Merritt, Can, maj Eric Dubbelde 12-4

152: Colby Citrowske, C, dec Tom Jacobson 7-3

160: Logan Oellien, C, pin Spenser Sannerud 5:44

171: Jordan Stock, YME, dec Justin Girard 7-2

189: Jessey Verhelst, Can, dec Evan Stock 4-0

215: Travis Hansen, C, dec Jordan Gaffaney 6-2

275: Evan Hacker, Can, maj Tim Palm 8-0


YME 41, Dawson-Boyd 13

The Sting won the final eight matches to earn the lopsided win. Landen Cole at 140 pounds and Jordan Stock at 189 won by pins. Matt Williams at 119, Casey Field at 125, Nick Rolfing at 145 and Eric Dubbelde at 152 all earned major decisions.

103: Justin Sather, DB, dec Austen Cole 5-1

112: Ryan Swenson, DB, dec Tanner Aus 4-2, ot

119: Matt Williams, YME, maj Austin Oswald 20-6

125: Casey Field, YME, maj Jake Bothun 11-3

130: Cameron Jurgenson, D, dec Wyatt Sand 3-2

135: Luke Bothun, DB, maj Nick Johnson 14-0

140: Landen Cole, YME, pin Randy Strand 1:51

145: Nick Rolfing, YME, maj Hank Ireland 12-2

152: Eric Dubbelde, Y, maj Allen Kurtenbach 11-0

160: Tom Jacobson, YME, dec Trevor Estling 6-1

171: Spenser Sannerud, Y, maj Travis Estling 15-4

189: Jordan Stock, YME, pin Adam Miller 1:52

215: Jordan Gaffaney, YME, dec Clay Brown 3-1

275: Tim Palm, YME, dec Clay Schacherer 6-1

Waska ousted by Perham in 7AA

LITTLE FALLS -- Perham ousted Minnewaska Area form the Section 7AA playoffs Saturday with a 39-18 victory in the semifinals.

Minnewaska (16-7) advanc-ed after beating Detroit Lakes 37-20 in the quarterfinals.


Minnewaska Area 37, Detroit Lakes 20

The Lakers built a 12-3 lead and never looked back after Justin Frederickson at 112 pounds and David Bond at 125 sandwiched decisions around Jon Tatro's pin at 119.

Collin Jergenson at 135 and Trevor Larson at 145 also had pins for Minnewaska Area.

103: Adam Holzgrove, D, dec Andy Goracke 11-6

112: Justin Frederick, M, dec Jake Stalberger 11-5

119: Jon Tatro, Min, pin Aaron Ggnoinsky 1:40

125: David Bond, Min, dec James Rogers 4-1

130: Justin Horne, DL, tcfl Dan Braaten 6:00

135: Collin Jergenson, M, pin Josh Tweeton 5:21

140: Sam Goracke, Min, maj Alex Feldt 21-8

145: Trevor Larson, Min, pin Derrick Yoder 1:08

152: Colin Cihlar, Min, dec Jared Swiers 2-1

160: Michael Griffin, DL, pin Alan Erickson 2:28

171: Jared Jordahl, Min, dec Alex Bosch 3-2

189: Jamie Linman, Min, dec Alfonzo Palido 11-7

215: Brent Eidenschink, D, dec Alan Lutterman 4-3

275: Jon Tolbert, DL, dec Shane Cowen 14-9


Perham 39, Minnewaska 18

Perham never trailed in the match, bolting to a 9-0 lead after two weights.

Jon Tatro had a pin at 119 pounds, but the Lakers were not able to get any more big-pointers, winning four other matches by decision.

103: Sam Warne, Per, pin Andy Goracke 1:22

112: Josh Harlow, Per, dec Justin Frederick 5-2

119: Jon Tatro, Min, pin Joe Berns 3:21

125: Barry Nelson, Per, dec David Bond 5-0

130: Dan Braaten, Min, dec Dwight Jenne 7-3

135: Tyler Doll, Per, pin Collin Jergenson 1:09

140: Justin Berns, Per, pin Brandon Manderscheid 1:39

145: Phil Moenkedick, Per, dec Sam Goracke 5-0

152: Trevor Larson, Min, dec Michael Guehna 5-0

160: Colin Cihlar, Min, dec Nathan Schmitz 12-7

171: Kenny Moenkedick, P, pin Alan Erickson 1:22

189: Adam Sonneberg, P, dec Jamie Linman 6-1

215: Alan Lutterman, Min, dec Casey Sazama 9-5

275: Kyle Christopherson, P, dec Shane Cowen 8-2

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