TROJAN WRESTLING: Trojans take fifth-straight dual in win over Cardinals
REDWOOD FALLS -- The Worthington Trojans wrestling team won its fifth-straight dual and improved to 8-10 overall with a 46-24 Southwest Conference win over Redwood Valley Tuesday night.
The Trojans earned five wins via fall with Anthony Luft (120 pounds), Zach Bruns (132), Zach Kempema (160), Virgil Cerda (170) and Blake Schroeder (182) each collecting pins.
Other Worthington wins included a Hser Eh Pwae major decision at 106, a King Saenz decision at 145, a Carson Hagen forfeit win at 195 and a Peter Abraham decision at heavyweight.
"We're starting to come together and wrestle well at the end of the season," Trojans head coach Mark Prunty said. "We are doing a much better job of doing damage control and not giving up big points, which keeps us in duals -- things that we struggled with early on."
Worthington opens up the section team tournament on Tuesday Feb. 12. Seeding for Section 3AA will be released today.
Sibley East 36, W/ML 30
W/ML 69, T-M-B/W-WG 11
W/RRC 33, W/ML 30
LAMBERTON -- The Windom/Mountain Lake Cobras won one of three duals in a triangular at Wabasso/Red Rock Central Tuesday.
The Cobras fell to Sibley East with seven wrestlers winning their matches. Wyatt Stevens (106-pounds), Hunter Quiring (113), Joe Fischenich (120), and Jared Willaby (126) won by decisions, while Andrew Larson (160), Vince Johnson (182) and Neil Litfin (heavy-weight) won their duals by pin.
In their second match, the Cobras defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove with seven wrestlers winning by pin. Stevens, Jacob Suess (138), Clay Hockel (145), Gavin Mutz (182), Larson, Johnson and Aaron Flatgard (220) won by pin. Fischenich, Willaby, Ben Matter (152) and Litfin won by forfeit. Jake Junker (170) took his dual by decision (5-0).
W/ML fell by just three points to W/RRC, with eight wrestlers winning their matches. Fischenich won by technical fall, while Willaby, Matter, Johnson and Flatgard all won by decision. Litfin took his match by forfeit.
These were Windom/Mountain Lake's final matches of the season, but they will take part in the sectional tournament next week.
Central Lyon/G-LR 22
EMMETSBURG -- Central Lyon/George-Little Rock's dual season came to an end after a loss to Emmetsburg in the Class 1A Dual Team Regional Tournament semifinals Tuesday.
Brent Klingenberg (152-pounds) and Ben Starr (220) both won by pin for CL/G-LR, while Zach Fugitt (145) took his dual by major decision (13-0) and Colby McIntire (126) won by forfeit.