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Wrestling roundup: Minnewaska caps off tri with win over Paynesville

Lakers start off strong on the way to a 49-24 victory

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Minnewaska junior Nick Ankeny, left, attempts to take down Border West's Peyton Forcier at 120-pounds on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 in Paynesville.
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PAYNESVILLE — In the final match of the Paynesville triangular, the Minnewaska wrestling team left the gym Friday with a 49-24 victory.

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Minnewaska senior Torii Johnson battles with Border West's Gunner Hennessy on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 in Paynesville.
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The Lakers, who are in the Lean and Mean rankings in Class A, opened with a 21-0 lead. They had pins from Miles Wildman (106 pounds) and Chase Smith (120) in that stretch. Jacob Blair (145) and Myles Reichmann (152) also scored falls for Minnewaska. Easton McCrory (138) tacked on some bonus points with a major decision.

Peyton Hemmesch had a second-period fall for the Bulldogs at 182 pounds.

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Minnewaska sophomore Jayce Kovarik glares at Border West's Eli Larson at 126 pounds on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 in Paynesville.
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Paynesville travels to Wabasso on Saturday. Minnewaska will host the West Central Conference/Central Minnesota Conference tournament on Saturday, Feb. 5.

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Paynesville triangular

Minnewaska 49, Paynesville 24

106: Miles Wildman, M, pinned Carson Suchy, 3:35
113: Torii Johnson, M, dec Mason McNab, 3-1
120: Chase Smith, M, pinned Preston Welling, 3:43
126: Nick Ankeny, M, won by forfeit
132: Brandon Hess, P, inj def Jayce Kovarik
138: Easton McCrory, M, maj dec Jose Anaya, 19-9
145: Jacob Blair, M, pinned Hayden Andrews, 0:37
152: Myles Reichmann, M, pinned Trenton LeClaire, 3:04
160: Nathan Dell, M, dec Aaron Mages, 10-8
170: Dalton Friedrichs, M,dec Seth Vearrier, 9-7
182: Peyton Hemmesch, P, pinned Chase Boelke, 2:38
195: Nathan Rankin, M, won by forfeit
220: Spencer Eisenbraun, P, won by forfeit
285: Grant Miller, P, won by forfeit

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Paynesville sophomore Jose Anaya prepares to battle with Border West's Ben Peterson at 138 pounds on Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 in Paynesville.
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Paynesville 41, Border West 28

At 138 pounds, Paynesville’s Jose Anaya won by tech fall in the second period. Combined with six wins by forfeit, the Bulldogs got the victory over Border West in Paynesville.

106: Gunner Hennessy, BW, dec Carson Suchy, 6-1
113: Cole Sykora, BW, dec Mason McNab, 7-1
120: Peyton Forcier, BW, dec Preston Welling, 7-0
126: Dylan Przymus, BW, pinned Mason Hansen, 5:53
132: Jude Olson, BW, maj dec Brandon Hess, 12-2
138: Jose Anaya, P, tech fall Ben Peterson, 17-2 (2:45)
145: Patrick Forcier, BW, pinned Hayden Andrews, 3:22
152: Brody Nachbor, BW, dec Grant Wendlandt, 8-6
160: Trenton LeClaire, P, won by forfeit
170: Aaron Mages, P, won by forfeit
182: Seth Vearrier, P, won by forfeit
195: Peyton Hemmesch, P, won by forfeit
220: Spencer Eisenbraun, P, won by forfeit
285: Grant Miller, P, won by forfeit

HighWater Ethanol Invite

New Ulm won the HighWater Ethanol Invitational in Lamberton with a score of 236.5 points. Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo was second with 171, followed by Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg with 170. Quad County — MACCRAY, Renville County West and Yellow Medicine East — was seventh with 96.5.

Taking first place for United were: Daniel Gunlogson (113 pounds); Zander Clausen (120); and Keaton Haas (220).

The Fighting Saints had five champions: Trey Gunderson (106); Jett Olson (145); Luke Froehlich (152); Coy Gunderson (160); and Masyn Olson (182).

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United will compete in a triangular at Minneota on Thursday. KMS heads to Slayton on Friday, Feb. 4 in a meet held by Fulda/Murray County Central. Quad County goes to Wabasso on Saturday.

Team scoring

(1) New Ulm 236.5 (2) Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo 171 (3) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 170 (4) Fulda/Murray County Central 123.5 (5) Le Sueur-Henderson 116 (6) Red Rock Central 106.5 (7) Quad County 96.5 (8) St. James 66 (9) Norwood-Young America 39 (10) Ortonville 26How D-B/LQPV/Montevideo fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)106: Ben Gunlogson, 2-1, second … 113: Daniel Gunlogson, 3-0, first … 120: Zander Clausen, 3-0, first … 126: Ethan Moravetz, 2-2, fifth … 132: Tyler Schickedanz, 1-3, sixth … 138: Mason Pederson, 1-3, sixth … 160: Avery Wittnebel, 2-1, second … 195: Parker Bothun, 2-1, second … 220: Keaton Haas, 3-0, first … 285: Zach DeBeer, 3-1, thirdHow KMS faredKey: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)106: Trey Gunderson, 3-0, first … 120: Noah Johnson, 2-1, second … 145: Jett Olson, 3-0, first … 152: Luke Froehlich, 3-0, first … 160: Coy Gunderson, 3-0, first … 182: Masyn Olson, 3-0, first … 195: Collin Johnson, 2-2, fifth … 285: Jason Jones, 2-1, second

How Quad County fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Griffin Howard, 1-2 … 113: Blaine Carroll, 0-2 … 120: Tarrick Rupp, 2-2, fifth … 126: James Hardin, 1-3, sixth … 132: Gage Corner, 0-2 … 138: Bryan Rhode, 0-2 … 145: Javier Jackson, 2-1, second … 160: Nolan Hildahl, 2-2, fourth … 170: Hunter Ridler, 2-2, fifth … 182: Jasen Jansen, 2-1, seocnd … 195: Jacob Savig, 3-1, third … 220: Easton Jaenisch, 0-2

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