Area Wrestling: Cards finish second in section
BRECKENRIDGE--Major decisions by Owen Bjerga and Jasiah Paskewitz pushed the second-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals to a13-11 deficit against the top-seeded West Central Knights after six matches in Friday's Section 6-1A team finals.
BRECKENRIDGE-Major decisions by Owen Bjerga and Jasiah Paskewitz pushed the second-seeded Staples-Motley Cardinals to a13-11 deficit against the top-seeded West Central Knights after six matches in Friday's Section 6-1A team finals.
Then fourth-ranked West Central ripped off four consecutive pins to put the match out of reach on its way to a 43-28 win and the title.
In the final four matches, Braden Tyrell and Kyle Serich recorded pins and Alex Erpelding won by technical fall for the 12th-ranked Cardinals.
Serich's overtime decision and a late pin from Erpelding helped the Cardinals hold off a hard charging No. 3 Barnesville in the semifinal round for a 36-30 victory.
S-M build a 27-0 lead thanks to six straight wins to open the match. Payton Bjerga, Owen Bjerga and Paskewitz each scored pins. Then it was Barnesville's turn to pin some points on their side of the board.
Three-straight pins and a decision helped it cut S-M's lead to 27-21. Erpelding's 1:02 pin helped stopped the bleeding before Serich sealed the win at heavyweight with his win.
West Central 43, Staples-Motley 28
106: Jordan Lohse (WC) pinned Payton Bjerga 1:37
113: Kaleb Getz (WC) dec. Brayden Christensen 11-4
120: Spencer Miller (SM) dec. Drake Swenson 9-5
126: Jake Nohre (WC) maj. dec. Blayne Dumprope 12-1
132: Owen Bjerga (SM) maj. dec. Chris Onstad 12-4
138: Jasiah Paskewitz (SM) maj. dec. Hunter Mickelsen 11-2
145: Kaden Spindler (WC) pinned Cade Schmidt 1:42
152: Keaton Long (WC) pinned Brandon Szymkowiak 1:20
160: Tyler Onstad (WC) pinned Jonathan Lisson 3:11
170: Alex Butcher (WC) pinned Isaac Swendsrud 5:09
182: Alex Erpelding (SM tech. fall Levi Larkin 15-0 4:40
195: Brayden Tyrell (SM) pinned Wyatt Olson 3:39
220: Mason Nibbe (WC) pinned Shaine Guggenberger 1:13
285: Kyle Serich (SM) pinned Zach Mattson 3:10
Overall: SM 10-6. Next: Staples-Motley in Section 6-1A individual tournament.
Staples-Motley 36, Barnesville 30
106: Payton Bjerga (SM) pinned Noah Krump 5:20
113: Brayden Christensen (SM) dec. Timmy Boone 2-1
120: Spencer Miller (SM) dec. Chase Brenner 3-0
126: Blayne Dumpprope (SM) dec. Hunter Anderson 5-0
132: Owen Bjerga (SM) pinned Jacob Morgan 3:23
138: Jasiah Paskewitz (SM) pinned Caleb Stetz 1:56
145: Brady Tweeton (B) pinned Cade Schmidt :44
152: Brady Martz (B) pinned Alex Ross-Bahn :40
160: Preston Snobl (B) pinned Jonathan Lisson :51
170: Xavier Kadrmas (B) dec. Isaac Swendsrud 5-3
182: Alex Erpelding (SM) pinned Alex Jenison 1:02
195: Jackson Poepping (B) pinned Shaine Guggenberger 4:43
220: Kieran Johnson (B) dec. Braden Tyrell 7-0
285: Kyle Serich (SM) dec. Bradey Berg OT