Area Wrestling: Gobblers win big over Ashland
AITKIN — Calen Curtiss, Jake Pederson and Chris Jackson each scored pins to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past Ashland in a non-conference match Friday.
Jared Novak also won by a major decision as the Gobblers captured their ninth straight dual victory.
Aitkin 58, Ashland, Wis. 18
106: Tyler Bare (A) wins by forfeit
113: Jack Braton (A) wins by forfeit
120: Dan Nordean (A) wins by forfeit
126: Caleb Curtiss (A) pinned Joe Boyle 1:10
132: Ethan Croatt (A) wins by forfeit
138: Travis Ollipant (AW) pinned Noah Landrus 5:16
145: Jake Pederson (A) pinned Ben Cashman
152: Jared Novak (A) maj. dec. Zach Trebachik 13-3
160: Chris Jackson (A) pinned Jon Litersky 3:43
170: Isaac Novak (A) wins by forfeit
182: Chris Wilman (AW) pinned Kyle Lynn 3:08
195: Nate Weaver (AW) dec. Alan Bast 12-8
220: Anthony Ashton (A) wins by forfeit
285: Ben Gierczik (AW) dec. Jordan Fiske 3-2
Overall: A 9-4. Next: Aitkin at Pierz triangular Tuesday.
■ Holdingford 29, Pierz 28
PIERZ — Mitch Merlen’s decision win over Ryley Smude was the deciding match for Holdingford as they shocked Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Pierz Pioneers 29-28 in a Central Minnesota Conference dual Friday.
The loss ended a 21-dual win streak for the Pioneers.
Kolton Eischens and Curtis Brisk scored pins for Pierz. The Pioneers built a 22-13 lead before the Huskers scored the next 16 points to take control of the match.
Holdingford 29, Pierz 28
106: Brandon Ortmann (P) dec. Jamey Koetter 6-5
113: Andrew Zachman (H) pinned Logan Lease 5:58
120: Brandon Sullivan (P) dec. Zach Scott 4-2
126: Kolton Eischens (P) pinned Clem Gerads 1:36
132: Chris Ortman (P) maj. dec. Jason Jarnot 11-2
138: Jake Knettel (H) dec. Evan Woitalla 3-2
145: Trevor Scott (H) maj. dec. Jordan Goebel 9-1
152: Brad Meyer (P) dec. Kyle Gerads 3-1
160: Josh Lanners (P) dec. Kyle Kolstad 9-4
170: Jordan Gumbos (H) pinned Nick Lochner 5:42
182: Matt Messman (H) maj. dec. Grant Smude 11-2
195: Mitch Mesmann (H) dec. Travis Johnson 2-1
220: Mitch Merlen (H) dec. Ryle Smude 3-1
285: Curtis Brisk (P) pinned Bryan Sapaniak 2:39
Conference: Prz 21-3.
■ Cardinals second,
WALKER — Jordan Heldman went 2-0 to earn his 150th career win while capturing the “Outstanding Wrestler” honors as Staples-Motley took second place at Friday’s Walker-Hackensack-Akeley tournament.
Blake Miller went 3-0 to earn his fourth-straight first place finish at the tournament.
Josh Becker and Tyler Pogreba also captured first place finishes for the Cardinals
Team Scores (9 teams): 1-Black Duck/Cass Lake-Bena 179, 2-Staples-Motley 154, 3-Foston-Bagley 133, 4-Crosby-Irotnon 125
106: 3-Eric Lisson 3-1
113: 2-Alex Erpelding 2-1
120: 3-Jake Swendsrud 3-1
126: 1-Blake Miller 3-0
138: 1-Josh Becker 2-0
145: 1-Tyler Pogreba 3-0
160: Josh Robben 0-2
170: 1-Jordan Heldman 2-0
182: 4-Drew Peterson 1-2
Next: Staples-Motley hosts Browerville, Pierz Thursday.