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State Wrestling: Four Cards advance to semifinals

ST. PAUL--Four Willmar wrestlers will wrestling in semifinals matches today and four other area wrestlers also earned berths in final four matches at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Israel Navarro, left, of Willmar wrestles Trey Kruse of Stillwater Area in their Class-AAA 120-pound individual quarterfinal match of the Minnesota Wrestling Tournament on Friday, March 3, 2017, in St. Paul.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor
Israel Navarro, left, of Willmar wrestles Trey Kruse of Stillwater Area in their Class-AAA 120-pound individual quarterfinal match of the Minnesota Wrestling Tournament on Friday, March 3, 2017, in St. Paul.Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

ST. PAUL-Four Willmar wrestlers will wrestling in semifinals matches today and four other area wrestlers also earned berths in final four matches at the Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament on Friday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Heading into today's matches, 20 of the 40 Tribune-area wrestlers are still alive in the winners and consolation brackets after Friday's individual tournament opening-round matches.

Consolation matches and semifinals begin Saturday morning and championship matches in the three classes commence at 6:30 p.m.

In Class AAA, Willmar's Israel Navarro, who earned a third-place finish last year, won two matches at 120 pounds on Friday and takes on Anoka's Colby Njos in the semifinals.

At 126, Cael Carlson, a second-place finisher last year, won twice Friday and faces Sartell's Rylee Molitor in today's semis.

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Clay Carlson at 132 won twice and gets Hopkins' Nate Johnson in the semifinals, and Brady Reigstad took his two matches and wrestles Anoka's Brandon Frankfurth in the semis.

In Class AA, New London-Spicer 182-pounder Josh Soine recorded a pin and a major decision to earn a shot in the semis against Zumbrota-Mazeppa's Caden Steffen.

Also in Class AA, United 152-pounder Peyton Mortenson won twice and wrestles Simley's Anthony Jackson today in the semifinals.

BBE has two wrestlers sporting unblemished records heading into Class A final four matches today.

Tyler Bents at 126 earned two decisions to get a shot at Jake Nohre of West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville in today's semifinals.

His Jaguars teammate Adam Jaeger also won two decisions Friday and takes on Chatfield's Jake Mandt in today's semis.

Minnesota State Wrestling Tournament

Friday's individual results

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8AAA

120

Israel Navarro, Willmar - pin Coleton Pertucci, STFR, 0:25; maj. dec. Trey Kruse, Stillwater, 11-3. Semifinals today: Colby Njos, Anoka

126

Cael Carlson, Willmar - tech fall Josh Oathoudt, Faribault, 15-0; maj. dec. Bret Wilson, Rogers, 9-1. Semifinals today: Rylee Molitor, Sartell

132

Clay Carlson, Willmar - pin Gavin Peterson, McGregor, 2:59. Dec. Jet Mi Ka, St. Paul Harding, 5-1. Semifinals today: Nate Johnson, Hopkins

160

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Lincoln Shinn, Willmar - tech fall Jayden Erie, Austin, 17-1; lost to Kenny O'Neil, Prior Lake, by pin 5:06; pin Sean Agan, Minnetonka, 1:34. Today: Alexander LaPierre, Roseville

170

Levi Hauser, Willmar - lost to Joshua Goldberg, Cretin-Derham Hall, by pin 1:05. Eliminated

285

Brady Reigstad, Willmar - dec. Nick Neumann, Cretin-Derham Hall, 5-1; pin Bryce Benhart, Lakeville North, 1:24. Semifinals today: Brandon Frankfurth, Anoka

5A

106

Blake Vagle, New London-Spicer - pin Wyatt Lemke, NYA, 1:41; lost to Jackson Hale, GMLO, 7-0; lost to Landon Byer, Frazee, 9-3. Eliminated

Will Magaard, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg - dec. Jordan Lohse 7-2; lost to Brett Willaby, WML 11-2; dec. Brandon Funk, Pierz, 6-0. Today: Taylor DeFrang, DE

113

Canon Swanson, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa - dec. Chris Romero, GMLO, 9-3; lost to Spencer Miller, STMO, 14-4; dec. Zander Jensen, DGF, 5-2. Today: Sam Kulseth, STJA

120

Jared Carlson, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg - lost to Hunter Burnett, Pipestone, 19-4; lost to Jack Fuchs, DGF, by pin 2:38. Eliminated

126

Shawn Rue, Paynesville - dec. Peter Barth, NYA, 7-5; lost to Tagen Miller, WK, by pin 0:50; lost to Matthew Pollock, DGF, 2-1. Eliminated

Tyler Bents, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa - dec. Lincoln Carpenter, SIEA, 4-2; dec. Jamaal Baird, DERI, 6-3. Semifinals today: Jake Nohre, WCAA

138

Dylan Rudningen, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg - tech fall Jasiah Paskewitz, STMO, 20-4; lost to Jacob Tvinnereim, JCC, 11-6; dec. Reese Kapsner, Pierz, 3-1. Today: Austin DeVlaeminck, Minneota

145

Adam Jaeger, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa - dec. Cole Vanoverbeke, Minneota, 8-5; dec. Chandler Mooney, Roseau, 11-4. Semifinals today: Jake Mandt, Chatfield

Caleb Collins, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg - lost to Cole Klinkner, BLEA, 3-0; lost to Kaden Spindler, WCAA, 7-0. Eliminated

152

Isaiah Gilbert, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa - lost to Ian Frenzel, BCLB, 7-3. Eliminated

160

Derek Krieger, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg - pin Kole Platt, NKG, 3:31; lost to Dalton Wagner, JCC, 11-3; dec. Adam Theis, Kimball, 9-2. Today: Bennett Sikkink, STC

Tyson Meyer, Minnewaska - lost to Mason Preston, BCLB, 9-7. Eliminated

170

Brandin Dahl, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg - lost to Jeremiah Colon, LCWM, 7-2; lost to Hayden Voxland, Zumbrota-Mazeppa, 6-4. Eliminated

182

Josh Soine, New London-Spicer - pin Jordan Osborne, MTML, 1:59; maj. Dec. Austin Werner, CAH, 15-3. Semifinals today: Caden Steffen, Zumbrota-Mazeppa

195

Tyler VanLuik, Minnewaska - dec. Cody Voight, SIEA, 4-2; lost to Johnathan Smid, BCLB, 14-7; dec. Dylan Gyberg, Adrian, 6-0. Today: Dominik Vacura, BGMR

220

Grant Ludwig, Paynesville - pin Aaron Holmberg, Eden Valley-Watkins, 0:20; lost to Reid Seelhammer, DE, by pin 1:11; dec. Mason Nibbe, WCAA, 5-3. Today: Hunter Wilcowski, BCLB

4A

106

Jake Mortensen, ACGC - lost to Trevor Janssen, BCLB, 6-0. Eliminated

113

Hayden Straumann, ACGC - lost to Dillon McGee, WHAN, by pin 1:27. Eliminated

120

Skye Powers, ACGC - lost to Jace Gerving, DERI, by pin 4:47; lost to Dawson Fallon, PI, by pin 2:38. Eliminated

152

Shane Whitcomb, ACGC - lost to Jared Sunram, PARA, 11-10. Eliminated

170

CJ Toedter, ACGC - lost to Garrett Ploeger, Pipestone, 15-0. Eliminated

182

Tanner Fester, ACGC - lost to Jacob Arends, DGF, 9-4. Eliminated

220

Tanner Berghuis, ACGC - lost to Rory Drewes, Frazee, 4-2; inj. def. over Sylas Stangeland, Pipestone. Today: Trenten Rogich, LEHE

3AA

152

Peyton Mortenson, United (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle Valley-Montevideo) - dec. Lukas van Dyck, Orono, 7-4; maj. dec. Istvan Tifan, SPHP, 12-3. Semifinals today: Anthony Jackson, Simley

160

Miles Kattevold, Quad County (MACCRAY, Renville County West, Yellow Medicine East) - lost to Nate Carlson, AML, by pin 3:43; lost to Dalton Mielke, RCB, 5-4. Eliminated

220

Cole Bungarden, United (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle Valley-Montevideo) - lost to Zachary Jakes, MAWE, by pin 2:10; dec. Alchan Robbs, Big Lake, 5-3. Today: John Allen, Fridley

285

Mason Hutt, United (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle Valley-Montevideo) - lost to Walker Russek, Delano, 5-1. Eliminated

6AA

106

Jerry Simes, Litchfield - dec. Nick Johnson, TCU, 10-4; lost to Kyle Boeke, Princeton, 11-3; dec. Bryce Golden, Bemidji, 9-3. Today: Nic Cantu, Albany

120

Afton Kaping, Litchfield - lost to Garrett Voss, WACO, 5-0; lost to Jacob Prunty, Worthington, 5-1. Eliminated

126

Ezra Kaping, Litchfield - pin Jon Hall, MFC, 4:43; lost to Jake Gliva, Simley, 20-9; pin Jon Solum, Bemidji, 2:15. Today: Zac Ringnell, FMCW

132

Sam Tibbits, Litchfield - dec. Sean Howk, NEUL, 3-1; lost to Antonio Cortez, SSP, by pin 1:41; tech fall Austin Sonnek, NOBR, 15-0. Today: Reed DeFrang, PEM

145

Logan Nelson, Litchfield - lost to Braydon Ortloff, DT, 10-6. Eliminated

170

Kal Jackman, Litchfield - lost to Brandon Frisby, Grand Rapids, 7-2. Eliminated

8AA

138

Jared Rohloff, MAHACA (Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta) - lost to Brody Nielson, AL, 5-0; lost to Quayin Short, Simley, 1-0. Eliminated

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