Big South Conference Wrestling Tournament: 6 wrestlers from JCC top the podium
PIPESTONE – Thirteen wrestling teams in the Big South Conference meet on Saturday to compete for individual rank.
Worthington’s Oscar Galvez placed second in the 126 weight class. Galvez lost by 4-3 decision in the championship round to Marshall’s Landon Marthaler.
Six wrestlers for Jackson County Central won their respective weight classes. The Huskies also had two wrestlers finish runner-up, and 12 wrestlers placed top six in 14 events.
Worthington had four wrestlers in addition to Oscar Galvez placed in the top six. Alex Galvez placed sixth at 106, Ethan Meyer placed sixth at 132, Chase Byrne placed fourth at 152, and Mason Schutz placed fourth at 195.
Marshall had 12 wrestlers placed in the top six. Fairmont-Martin County West had seven wrestlers placed in the top six.
The hosting Pipestone Area Arrows had six wrestlers placed in the top six.
Champions at the Big South Conference.
106: Kayden Eller from JCC over Pipestone Area’s Miklo Hernandez by 9-2 decision.
113: Gavin Brandt from Redwood Valley over Maddex Faber from F-MCW by fall.
120: Brayden Burmeister from Pipestone Area over Isaac Rodriguez from JCC by 16-1 technical fall.
126: Landon Marthaler from Marshall over Oscar Galvez from Worthington by 4-3 decision.
132: Nolan Ambrose from JCC over Dylan Louwagie from Marshall by 6-0 decision.
138: Thomas Freking from JCC over Davis Budden from Pipestone Area by fall.
145: Logan Butzon from JCC over Winsten Nienhaus from New Ulm by 7-1 decision.
152: Isaiah Rodriguez from JCC over Harold Born from St. Peter by 9-4 decision.
160: Carver Rohman from F-MCW over Tate Condezo from Marshall by 8-6 decision.
170: Dylan Withers from JCC over Sam Rock from Luverne by 5-3 decision.
182: Cole Filand from St. Peter over Jackson Melcher from Pipestone Area by fall.
195: Leighton Robb from St. Peter over Payton Garza from Waseca by 3-1 decision.
220: Caleb Vancura from JCC over Max Olson from F-MCW by 10-2 major decision.
285: Evan Thompson from New Ulm over Cameron Scholten from JCC by ultimate tie-breaker 2-1.