KERKHOVEN -- Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's wrestling team proved its dominance over Paynesville Friday night, taking down the Bulldogs 50-12. The Saints were ranked sixth in Class A in The Guillotine's Jan. 27 poll and they proved why, winning all ...
KERKHOVEN - Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's wrestling team proved its dominance over Paynesville Friday night, taking down the Bulldogs 50-12.
The Saints were ranked sixth in Class A in The Guillotine's Jan. 27 poll and they proved why, winning all but two events in the dual. Paynesville's lone wins came via forfeit and an injury default.
Will Magaard and Kyle Meyer got the event rolling for the Saints, earning pins in the first two matches of the day by fall and major decision, respectively. Paynesville's Julian Chavez took a win by forfeit at 120 pounds before the Saints began to find momentum once again.
Paynesville's Shawn Rue stepped up from his normal 126 pounds where he's ranked seventh in Class A to take on Jonathan Tostenson at 132 pounds. It was a tight match throughout but Tostenson was able to take the victory by 3-0 decision.
KMS' Dylan Rudningen and Caleb Collins followed up with speedy pins back-to-back to help their team take a commanding lead.
The dual hit a snag when KMS' Wyatt Jones went down with a gruesome arm injury early in his match against Connor Meagher requiring an injury default. Jones required emergency services but he raised a pointed finger as he was assisted by stretcher to an ambulance as the crowd voiced its support.
After a lengthy delay, Saints Derek Krieger (the seventh-ranked wrestler at 160 pounds) and Brandin Dahl (sixth-ranked at 170 pounds) each wrestled up a weight class and earned victories against their competition. KMS' Ryan Torkelson and Michael Doubek closed out the event with a decision and a pin, respectively, before an open 285 pound match.
KMS will compete against Benson on Feb. 2.
KMS 50, Paynesville 12
106: Will Magaard, K, pin Duncan McNabb 1:52
113: Kyle Meyer, K, maj dec Brett Mages 13-0
120: Julian Chaves, P, won by forfeit
126: Jacob Carlson, K, maj dec Alex Mages 10-2
132: Jonathan Tostenson, K, dec Shawn Rue 3-0
138: Dylan Rudningen, K, pin Daltin Christinsen 0:31
145: Caleb Collins, K, pin Nick Gabrielson 1:03
152: Jake Magaard, K, dec Garth Utsch 8-5
160: Connor Meagher, P, injury default Wyatt Jones
170: Derek Krieger, K, dec Cameron Schmitz 7-1
182: Brandin Dahl, K, pin Andre Haines 0:49
195: Ryan Torkelson, K, dec Patrick Kranz 9-3
220: Michael Doubek, K, pin Tayler Veldkamp 1:25
285: Double forfeit