Area Wrestling: Pioneers send 9 to state
CASS LAKE--Nine Pierz Pioneers advanced to the Class 1A state individual tournament after they claimed Section 7-1A championships or runner-up finishes Saturday.
CASS LAKE-Nine Pierz Pioneers advanced to the Class 1A state individual tournament after they claimed Section 7-1A championships or runner-up finishes Saturday.
The Aitkin Gobblers will send two individuals and the Crosby-Ironton Rangers are sending one.
Pierz's Brandon Ortman, Andrew Tomala, Brett Kapsner and Matt Kummet all won section titles with Brandon Funk, Jake Andres, Reese Kapsner, Jalen Jansen and Carson Huls all finishing second.
Aitkin's Silas Berg won the 126-pound title and Kenny Hesse the 170-pound championship.
Crosby-Ironton's Kaven Blazek defeated Kapsner in the 138-pound title match to advance to state for the Rangers.
Section 7-1A results
106: 2-Brandon Funk (P) 3-1, 5-Carson Kullhem (A) 2-2, 6-Aeden Voss (CI) 1-3
113: 6-Sebastian Warzecha (P) 2-3
120: 2-Jake Andres (P) 3-1, 3-Nate Williams (CI) 3-1, 5-Jack Gravelle (A) 2-2
126: 1-Silas Berg (A) 3-0, 3-Austin Radunz (P) 3-2, 4-Adam Christopher (CI) 2-2
132: 1-Brandon Ortman (P) 3-0, 3-Luke Pelarski (A) 3-2
138: 1-Kaven Blazek (CI) 3-0, 2-Reese Kapsner (P) 3-1
145: 1-Andrew Tomala (P) 3-0, 6-Austin Johnson (CI) 1-3
152: 2-Jalen Jansen (P) 3-1, 4-Quinn Miller (A) 2-2
160: 4-Luke Girtz (P) 3-2, 5-Mitchell Stevenson (A) 4-2, 6-Gabe Ryappy (CI) 3-3
170: 1-Kenny Hesse (A) 3-0, 3-Logan Lease (P) 3-2
182: 1-Brett Kapsner (P) 3-0, 3-Cedric Farnsworth (A) 3-2
195: 1-Matt Kummet (P) 3-0, 3-Taylor Eigenheer (CI) 4-2, 5-Andrew Eklund (A) 4-2
220: 2-Carson Huls (P) 4-1, 5-Steven Whitney (A) 2-2, 6-Eli Lies (CI) 3-1
285: 3-Troy Fischer (P) 3-2
Next: Aitkin, Crosby-Ironton, Pierz in Class 1A state individual tournament at Xcel Energy Center March 3-4.
BHV advances 4
FERGUS FALLS-Holt Truax and Ethan Kimber captured Section 8-2A individual championships Saturday and will advance to the state tournament for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie Raiders.
Also advancing for the Raiders will be Zack Waln and Craig Orlando.
Section 8-2A results
106: 3-Quinn Kern (BHVPP) 4-2
113: 5-Addisuone Harrington (PLPRB) 4-2
126: 5-Justin Mattocks (BHVPP) 4-2
132: 5-Jake Poehler (PLPRB) 4-2
138: 4-Devin Dean (BHVPP) 4-2
145: 6-Cody Shamp (BHVPP) 3-3
160: 5-Devyn Richards (PLPRB) 4-2
170: 2-Zack Waln (BHVPP) 4-1
182: 1-Holt Truax (BHVPP) 4-0
0: 1-Ethan Kimber (BHVPP) 4-0
285: 2-Craig Orlando (BHVPP) 4-1
Next: BH/V/PP in Class 2A state individual tournament at Xcel Energy Center March 3-4.
S-M sends six to state
PELICAN RAPIDS-Spencer Miller, Eric Lisson and Alex Erpelding will all compete in the Class 1A individual state tournament as section 6-1A champions.
The three Staples-Motley Cardinals owned their respective weight classes Saturday to advance to state along with section runners-up Blayne Dumpprope, Owen Bjerga and Jasiah Paskewitz.
The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines will send runner-ups Carter Wright and Steven Erkenbrack.
Section 6-1A results
106: 5-Payton Bjerga (SM) 2-2
113: 1-Spencer Miller (SM) 3-0, 3-Mason Snyder (WDC) 3-2
120: 2-Blayne Dumpprope (SM) 3-1, 5-Jayson Young (WDC) 2-2
126: 2-Owen Bjerga (SM) 3-1, 5-Chase Godel (WDC) 2-2
132: 1-Eric Lisson (SM) 3-0, 4-Colton Knudson (WDC) 2-2
138: 2-Jasiah Paskewitz (SM) 3-1
145: 3-Blaine Snyder (WDC) 3-1
152: 6-James Ehresman (SM) 1-3
160: 2-Carter Wright (WDC) 3-1, 6-Jonathan Lisson (SM) 1-3
170: 1-Alex Erpelding (SM) 3-0, 3-Tyler Wheeler (WDC) 3-2
182: 2-Steven Erkenbrack (WDC) 3-1
195: 3-Braden Tyrell (SM) 3-2, 5-Jericho Baker (WDC) 2-2
220: 6-Shaine Guggenberger (SM) 1-3
285: 3-Kyle Serich (SM) 3-2
Next: Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek in Class 1A state individual tournament at Xcel Energy Center March 3-4.