Wrestling roundup: Willmar takes two at Rocori triangular

Prep wrestling report for Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023, in west central Minnesota. Cardinals beat Fergus Falls 67-9 and the host Spartans 43-27 to earn a pair of CLC wins

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COLD SPRING — The Willmar wrestling team earned a pair of Central Lakes Conference victories Thursday night at Rocori, beating Fergus Falls 67-9 and the host Spartans 43-27.

“(It was a) great night,” Willmar head coach Ed Oehlers said. “Fergus has been down over the years a little bit, but Rocori has been building their program and they have some solid individuals.

“We had some nice wins.”

Sully Anez pinned his opponent in 5 minutes, 18 seconds in the Fergus Falls match and also had a pin in 1:50 over Rocori’s Ryder Kremers.

The victories leave the Cardinals with a 2-0 CLC and 7-8 overall record heading into the Hutchinson Invitational that begins at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.


It’s an individual tournament and viewed as good preparation for the sectional meet.

“We’ve been going to that for years,” Oehlers said. “It’s a good array of teams and the last individual tournament for us of the year.

“It’s always been a tournament where we get a lot of challenging matches and good competition.”

Rocori triangular

Willmar 67, Fergus Falls 9

106: Wyatt Cruze, W, pinned Jack Brunn 0:26
113: Lawson Anez, W, won by forfeit
120: Cavin Carlson, W, won by forfeit
126: Ivan Mares, W, pinned Jacob Fronning, 0:53
132: Sully Anez, W, pinned Caleb Fronning, 5:18
138: Conlan Carlson, W, pinned Carson Grenier 1:13
145: Cameren Champagne, W, pinned Lance Graff 3:34
152: Will Chavez, W, major dec Isaac Longoria 13-2
160: Mattix Swanson, W, pinned William Baez 2:56
170: Braeden Erickson, W, dec. Jacob Widness 8-1
182: Nolan Field, FF, won by forfeit
195: Ramero Trevino, W, pinned Delvin Roberts 3:51
220: Sebastian Holding Eagle, FF, dec. Zander Miska, 5-3
285: Daunte Castellano, W, pinned Paulo Carrillo 0:34

Willmar 43, Rocori 27

106: Davey Maldonado, R, major dec. Wyatt Cruze 14-6
113: Kameron Moscho, R, dec. Lawson Anez 5-2
120: Cavin Carlson, W, pinned Mason Moscho 0:56
126: Ivan Mares, W, dec. Jack Major 7-0
132: Sully Anez, W, pinned Ryder Kremers 1:50
138: Conlan Carlson, W, Sawyer Minnerath 1:49
145: Cameren Champagne, W, won by forfeit
152: Evan Moscho, R, pinned Will Chavez 3:07
160: Mattix Swanson, W, pinned Anthony Bowen 5:22
170: Braeden Erickson, W, major dec. Nathan Soldner 13-0
182: Christian Rodriguez, R, won by forfeit
195: Mason orth, R, dec. Ramero Trevino 8-3
220: Grady Minnerath, R, pinned Zander Miska 1:35
285: Daunte Castellano, W, pinned Darryn Richardson 0:51
(Rocori coach lost one point for unsportsmanlike conduct)

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Paynesville quad

NLS 33, Minneota 30

Coming down to the final match, a decision by Marshel Johnson at 285 pounds locked up a New London-Spicer win over sixth-ranked (Class A) Minneota at Paynesville.

The Wildcats got a boost at 220 with Garret Leenstra pinning the Vikings’ Kyler Lozinski in the second period. Isaiah Nelson (120) and Brody Duke (182) also won by fall for NLS.


106: Kaden Lasnetski, M, dec Andrew Sandau, 4-0
113: Adam DeVlaeminck, M, maj dec Carson Nelson, 15-3
120: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, pinned Bretten Coequyt, 3:00
126: Mason Javers, M, dec Holton Hanson, 5-2
132: Caleb Nelson, NLS, dec Ezequiel Monzon, 3-2
138: Peyton Gillund, M, pinned Gage Knisely, 0:30
145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, inj def Brock Fier
152: Destin Fier, M, tech fall Adam Sandau, 16-1
160: Jack Steffensen, NLS, dec Cael Fier, 9-5
170: Alex Depestel, M, dec Reid Holmquist, 8-6
182: Brody Duke, NLS, pinned Hunter Danielson, 5:00
195: Eli Gruenes, M, pinned Payton Meis, 1:30
220: Garret Leenstra, NLS, pinned Kyler Lozinski, 3:30
285: Marshall Johnson, NLS, dec Hudson Scholten, 6-2

NLS 39, Paynesville 25

New London-Spicer wrapped up its final win on Thursday, beating host Paynesville at the Bulldogs’ quadrangular.

Leading 21-0 after five matches, Holton Hanson and Caleb Nelson won by fall at 126 and 132 for the Wildcats. Carson Nelson clinched a decision in overtime at 113. Everett Halvorson (145) and Garret Leenstra (220) also won by fall for NLS.

Mason Hansen (138) and Seth Vearrier (195) both won by fall for Paynesville.

106: Andrew Sandau, NLS, dec Roman Roberg, 7-6
113: Carson Nelson, NLS, dec Devon Schmidt, 3-2 (OT)
120: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, dec Mason McNab, 5-4
126: Holton Hanson, NLS, pinned Preston Welling, 4:00
132: Caleb Nelson, NLS, pinned Brayden Kierstead-Hahn, 1:40
138: Mason Hansen, P, pinned Gage Knisley, 2:30
145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, pinned Mitchell Blonigen, 1:30
152: Adam Sandau, NLS, dec Jose Anaya, 9-2
160: Grant Wendlandt, P, maj dec Jack Steffensen, 11-3
170: Aaron Mages, P, dec Reid Holmquist, 4-2
182: Brody Duke, NLS, dec Peyton Hemmesch, 7-5
195: Seth Vearrier, P, pinned Payton Meis, 5:20
220: Garret Leenstra, NLS, pinned Sam Brick, 4:00
285: Spencer Eisenbraun, P, won by forfeit

Paynesville 46, ACGC 18

Paynesville won 10 of 14 matches to beat Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City at Paynesville.

At 126, the Bulldogs’ Preston Welling beat the Falcons’ Jayden Gulke 6-4 in overtime. And at 182, Paynesville’s Petyon Hemmesch decisioned Isaiah Renne, 3-2.

106: Roman Roberg, P, major dec Gradyn Grahn 18-7
113: Devon Schmidt, P, pinned Logan Holien
120: Mason McNab, P, major dec. Braxton Kragenbring 14-0
126: Preston Welling, P, dec Jayden Gulke 6-4, OT
132: Mason Hansen, P, major dec Levi Nelson 14-3
138: Edwyn Gonzalez, ACGC, tech fall Brandon Hess 16-1
145: Brody Straumann, ACGC, dec Mitchell Blonigen 7-1
152: Jose Anaya, P, pinned Joseph Sherwood
160: Jevon Williams, ACGC, major dec Grant Wendlandt 15-2
170: Aaron Mages, P, major dec Ethan Whitcomb 12-2
182: Peyton Hemmesch, P, dec. Isaiah Renne 3-2
195: Seth Vearrier, P, pinned Vince Vela
220: Terrell Renne, ACGC, pinned Sam Brick
285: Spencer Eisenbraun, P, pinned Juan Cardenas


Minneota 31, Paynesville 30

Sixth-ranked (Class A) Minneota held off a late run by Paynesville to get the dual victory at Paynesville.

The Bulldogs are in the Lean and Mean rankings in Class A.

Mason McNab (120), Mason Hansen (138) and Peyton Hemmesch (182) all won by fall for Paynesville. Sam Brick got a 5-4 overtime decision over the Vikings’ Joseph Verschelde at 220.

106: Kaden Lasnetski, M, dec Roman Roberg, 7-4
113: Adam DeVlaeminck, M, pinned Carson Suchy
120: Mason McNab, P, pinned Randy Sorensen
126: Mason Javers, M, dec Preston Welling, 5-4
132: Peyton Gillund, M, pinned Brayden Kierstead-Hahn
138: Mason Hansen, P, pinned Ezequiel Monzon
145: Brock Fier, M, maj dec Mitchell Blonigen, 12-1
152: Jose Anaya, P, dec Cael Fier, 9-3
160: Zack Fier, M, tech fall Grant Wendlandt, 15-0
170: Aaron Mages, P, dec Alex Depestel, 5-4
182: Peyton Hemmesch, P, pinned Noah Gorecki
195: Eli Gruenes, M, maj dec Seth Vearrier, 11-3
220: Sam Brick, P, dec Joseph Verschelde, 5-4 (OT)
285: Spencer Eisenbraun, P, dec Hudson Scholten, 5-1

NLS 44, ACGC 24

Opening with five straight wins and a 22-0 lead, New London-Spicer prevailed over Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City in Paynesville.

Winning by fall for NLS were: Isaiah Nelson (120); Holton Hanson (126); Payton Meis (195); and Marshel Johnson (285). Caleb Nelson (132) and Reid Holmquist (170) added tech falls for the Wildcats.

Edwyn Gonzalez (138) and Ethan Whitcomb (160) both got pins for the Falcons. Terrell Renne added a tech fall at 220.

106: Andrew Sandau, NLS, maj dec Gradyn Grahn, 13-4
113: Carson Nelson, NLS, dec Logan Holien, 8-3
120: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, pinned Braxton Kragenbring, 5:10
126: Holton Hanson, NLS, pinned Luke Garvick, 2:00
132: Caleb Nelson, NLS, tech fall Jayden Gulke, 17-0
138: Edwyn Gonzalez, ACGC, pinned Gage Knisley, 3:00
145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, dec Joseph Sherwood, 8-6
152: Jevon Williams, ACGC, maj dec Adam Sandau, 14-0
160: Ethan Whitcomb, ACGC, pinned Jack Steffensen, 0:45
170: Reid Holmquist, NLS, tech fall Wyatt Garvick, 16-0
182: Isaiah Renne, ACGC, dec Brody Duke, 12-7
195: Payton Meis, NLS, pinned Vince Vela, 5:56
220: Terrell Renne, ACGC, tech fall Garret Leenstra, 20-2
285: Marshel Johnson, NLS, pinned Juan Cardenas, 1:00

United triangular

Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley/Montevideo won a pair of matches at its home triangular in Dawson.

United beat Kimball 54-21 and Sauk Centre/Melrose 69-8. United competes in the Benson triangular at 5 p.m. Friday with Fergus Falls and the host Braves.

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