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Area Wrestling Roundup: KMS sends 10 to Saturday's state prelims

BBE follows up with 9, Minnewaska with 8

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LONG PRAIRIE — Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg led all area teams with 10 state prelim qualifiers following the Section 5A individual tournament Thursday at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle High School.

Of the Fighting Saints’ 10 top-four finishes, five went undefeated on the night: Trey Gunderson (106 pounds); Chase Magaard (120); Coy Gunderson (132); Masyn Olson (170) and Rick Jones (2-0). Also qualifying for KMS: Ely Johnson (113); Tanner Wilts (126); Hunter Wilts (145); Brody Forsell (220); and Jason Jones (285).

Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa , the section’s team champion last week, had six athletes come out unscathed: Ryan Jensen (120); Walker Bents (126); Tyler Jensen (138); Blaine Fischer (145); Dylan Kampsen (160); and Mark Jenniges (220). Wyatt Engen (132); Maximus Hanson (152); and Carson Gilbert (195) also advanced to the state prelims, bringing the Jaguars’ total to nine.

Minnewaska came through with eight prelim qualifiers. Max Reichmann (152); Ryan VanLuik (170); Tyson Meyer (182); and Jakob Swalla (285) were undefeated for the Lakers. Nick Ankeny (106); Jayce Kovarik (113); Chase Smith (120); and Dalton Friedrichs (160) also advanced.

Benson ’s Thomas Dineen (195) and Alden Syltie (220) went through the section undefeated. Joining them in the state prelims are Adam Koosman (152), Adam Zosel (160), and Nathan Bolduc (170), bringing the Braves’ total to five.

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Both of BOLD ’s state prelim qualifiers — Austin Kiecker (132) and Tim Peppel (285) — went 2-0 on Thursday.

Paynesville and Quad County (MACCRAY, Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East) are each sending three to state prelims. The Bulldogs’ Craig Schmitz (138) was undefeated and will be joined by teammates Peyton Hemmesch (182) and Spencer Eisenbraun (220). For the Cobras, Abel Chaparro (138), Nolan Hildahl (182) and Austin Sweep (285) advanced after taking one loss.

The two undefeated wrestlers from 5A in each weight class face the one-loss wrestlers from 6A and vice-versa. Seeds will be pre-set based on section seeding. The final two remaining advance to an eight-person state bracket March 27 in St. Michael.

Competition for the 5A/6A state prelims begins at 10 a.m. Saturday back at Long Prairie.

Section 5A

How Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD
106: Brett DeRoo (1-2) … 113: N/A … 120: Ryan Jensen (1-0)126: Walker Bents (1-0)132: Wyatt Engen (2-1)138: Tyler Jensen (2-0)145: Blaine Fischer (2-0)152: Maximus Hanson (2-1)160: Dylan Kampsen (2-0)170: Talen Kampsen (0-2) … 182: Cooper Wold (1-2) … 195: Carson Gilbert (2-1)220: Mark Jenniges (1-0)285: Bryce Feuerhake (1-2)
How Benson fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD
106: Hae Wah (0-2) … 113: Ed Wah (1-2) … 120: N/A … 126: Colby Hogrefe (1-2) … 132: N/A … 138: Preston McGee (0-2) … 145: Nick Bolduc (0-2) … 152: Adam Koosman (2-1)160: Adam Zosel (2-1)170: Nathan Bolduc (2-1)182: Teegan Hogrefe (0-2) … 195: Thomas Dineen (1-0)220: Alden Syltie (2-0)285: N/A
How BOLD fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD
106: N/A … 113: N/A … 120: N/A … 126: N/A … 132: Austin Kiecker (2-0)138: N/A … 145: Kaden Fischer (1-2) … 152: Jesse Manderschied (1-2) … 160: Rylan Gass (1-2) … 170: N/A … 182: Sebastian Enriquez (0-2) … 195: N/A … 220: N/A … 285: Tim Peppel (2-0)

How Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD
106: Trey Gunderson (2-0)113: Ely Johnson (2-1)120: Chase Magaard (2-0)126: Tanner Wilts (1-1)132: Coy Gunderson (1-0)138: Jett Olson (1-2) … 145: Hunter Wilts (2-1)152: Luke Froehlich (0-2) … 160: Tanner Schade (0-2) … 170: Masyn Olson (2-0)182: Rick Jones (2-0)195: Collin Johnson (0-2) … 220: Brody Forsell (1-1)285: Jason Jones (1-1)
How Minnewaska fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD
106: Nick Ankeny (2-1)113: Jayce Kovarik (2-1)120: Chase Smith (2-1)126: Mason Schiffler (1-2) … 132: N/A … 138: Caden Koziol (0-2) … 145: Jacob Lien (1-2) … 152: Max Reichmann (2-0)160: Dalton Friedrichs (2-1)170: Ryan VanLuik (2-0)182: Tyson Meyer (2-0)195: Dylan Koubsky (1-2) … 220: Nathan Rankin (1-2) … 285: Jakob Swalla (1-0)
How Paynesville fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD
106: Mason McNab (1-2) … 113: Preston Welling (1-2) … 120: Brandon Hess (0-2) … 126: Mitchell Blonigen (0-2)… 132: N/A … 138: Craig Schmitz (2-0)145: N/A … 152: N/A … 160: N/A … 170: Aaron Mages (0-2) … 182: Peyton Hemmesch (2-1)195: N/A … 220: Spencer Eisenbraun (2-1)285: N/A
How Quad County fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss)
State prelim qualifier in BOLD

106: N/A … 113: Tarrick Rupp (0-2) … 120: Bryan Rhode (0-2) … 126: N/A … 132: Hunter Wilke (0-2) … 138: Abel Chaparro (2-1) 145: Richard Vaughn (0-2) … 152: N/A … 160: Javier Jackson (1-2) … 170: Hunter Ridler (1-2) … 182: Nolan Hildahl (2-1)195: Jacob Savig (0-2) … 220: N/A … 285: Austin Sweep (2-1)

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