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Prep Wrestling Roundup: Paynesville advances to Section 5A semis

PAYNESVILLE -- Michael Ludwig notched a pin midway through the opening period at the 182-pound match to seal a 51-25 win for No. 4-seed Paynesville over No. 5 Eden Valley-Watkins in the Section 5A quarterfinals Tuesday.

PAYNESVILLE - Michael Ludwig notched a pin midway through the opening period at the 182-pound match to seal a 51-25 win for No. 4-seed Paynesville over No. 5 Eden Valley-Watkins in the Section 5A quarterfinals Tuesday.

The Bulldogs now wrestle in the semifinals at 6 p.m. Friday in Grove City. The championship match will follow.

Earlier pins from Shawn Rue at 106, Jared Kunstleben at 120, Damian Viessman at 138 and Andrew Kerzman at 145, and a 5-0 decision from Devin Meagher at 152 gave the Bulldogs a 27-16 lead.

Eden Valley-Watkins forfeited the final three weights.

Also in the section Tuesday, No. 3 Osakis rolled past No. 6 Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 49-18. No information from top-seeded Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City was provided at press time. The Falcons were to wrestle the No. 8 Long Prairie-Grey/No. 9 Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted winner.

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Paynesville 51, EV-Watkins 25

106: Shawn Rue, P, pin Brad Dockendorf 0:22

113: Matt Schindler, E, pin Alex Mages 1:29

120: Jared Kunstleben, P, pin Troy Kelly 0:55

126: Hunter Mathies, E, pin Connor Meagher 0:32

132: Tyler Dockendorf, E, maj Jonathan Schaeffer 13-0

138: Damian Viessman, P, pin Deshaun Haag 4:10

145: Andrew Kerzman, P, pin Logan Donnay 3:16

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152: Devin Meagher, P, dec John Salzl 5-0

160: Cain Renner, E, pin Grant Ludwig 1:08

170: Luke Kuechle, E, dec Jacob Mages 4-0

182: Michael Ludwig, P, pin Grant Winter 1:36

195: Brandt Hubert, P, won by forfeit

220: Mitchell Floura, P, won by forfeit

285: Derek Ludwig, P, won by forfeit

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