Prep Wrestling: Elite Class A field competes at KMS
KERKHOVEN -- It's not easy to mistake the KMS High School gymnasium for the Xcel Energy Center but Friday night's KMS Quad featured plenty of state tournament-caliber wrestlers in one of the area's top events of the season.
KERKHOVEN - It's not easy to mistake the KMS High School gymnasium for the Xcel Energy Center but Friday night's KMS Quad featured plenty of state tournament-caliber wrestlers in one of the area's top events of the season.
The Saints defeated Pipestone 49-30 but fell to Section 5A competitor Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Browerville 34-28 as well as West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville 37-25.
KMS, Pipestone, and West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville all competed in the Class A state tournament last year while LPGE-Browerville fell just short of a state appearance thanks to the Saints in the Section 5A tournament.
Friday night proved to be a good measuring stick for the Saints who are looking for a third-straight trip to the state tournament as a team. The Wolves edged the Saints Friday night by a pin in the final match of the dual, setting up a good battle if the two teams meet again later in the playoffs.
Individually, Will Magaard (113), Jonathan Tostenson (132 and 138), Caleb Collins (145), and Dylan Rudningen (152) each finished the day 3-0.
KMS: defeated Pipestone 49-30; lost to LPGE-Browerville 34-28; lost to WCA/A/BE 37-25
How KMS fared
Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)
106: Coy Gunderson 2-1 ... 113: Will Magaard 3-0 ... 120: Open ... 126: Jared Carlson 0-2 ... 132: Jared Carlson 0-1; Jonathan Tostenson 2-0 ... 138: Jonathan Tostenson 1-0; Luke Hoefer 1-1 ... 145: Caleb Collins 3-0 ... 152: Dylan Rudningen 3-0 ... 160: Richard Jones 1-2 ... 170: Ethan Peters 1-2 ... 182: Michael Doubek 0-3 ... 195: Marc Collins 2-0; Ryan Torkelson 1-0 ... 220: Ryan Torkelson 1-1; Marc Collins 0-1 ... 285: Brody Forsell 1-2
Willmar 62, Brainerd 10
A dominant performance gave Willmar a win at Brainerd on Friday night.
Seven different Cardinals won by fall, including Andrew Reigstad with the fastest pin at 49 seconds.
106: Caden Carlson, W, dec. Atlie Danielson 3-1
113: Chad Orsburn, B, maj dec. Jack Roehl 15-3
120: Israel Navarro, W, pin Kyle Eschenbacher 3:49
126: Josh Miley, W, maj dec. Denny Busbey 16-4
132: Clay Carlson, W, pin Kyle Patnode 3:32
138: Cael Carlson, W, pin Brad Patnode 2:42
145: Grant Deegan, W, dec. Max Boran 5-2
152: Bryce Erickson, W, maj dec. Carter Jilson 8-0
160: Ethan Roux, W, pin John Nelson 2:37
170: Lincoln Shinn, W, pin Isaiah Boberg 1:48
182: Morgan Gibson, B, pin Kevin Perez 2:57
195: Josiah Swanson, W, pin Austin Newgord 3:26
220: Andrew Reigstad, W, pin Fletcher DeRosier 0:49
285: Charlie Farhat, W, won by forfeit
Litchfield 36, Buffalo 24
Litchfield had a strong showing in the lower weights en route to a win over Buffalo on Friday night.
The Dragons jumped out to a 24-6 lead after an Afton Kaping pin at 138 and hung on with a Chase Liestman pin at 285.
106: Eddie Simes, L, maj dec. John Dahlheimer 13-5
113: Ryan Scherber, B, pin Aryan Payne 3:34
120: Jerry Simes, L, dec. Thomas 9-8
126: Shelby Fischer, L, won by forfeit
132: Ezra Kaping, L, fall Kyle Baloun 1:23
138: Afton Kaping, L, tech fall Anthony Urbanski 22-6
145: Andrew Loch, L, dec. Owen Herbst 10-6
152: Caleb Drews, B, dec. Bryce Penk 7-2
160: Riley Habisch, B, dec. Logan Nelson 4-3
170: Dylan Madsen, L, def. Joshua Anderson 4-1
182: Nathan DesMarais, B, won by forfeit
195: Jacob Scherber, B, dec. Kal Jackman 7-5
220: Hunter Hendricks, B, dec. Sam Mohr 3-2
285: Chase Liestman, L, pin Jacob Metz 0:47