Prep wrestling: Worthington pins New Ulm; Bobcats sweep home tri
NEW ULM -- Worthington got eight pins and won 11 of 14 total weight classes Tuesday night in a 60-14 Big South dismantling of New Ulm.The marquee matchup of the evening came at 126 pounds. The Trojans had some guys missing, so Hser Moo Pwae -- ra...
NEW ULM - Worthington got eight pins and won 11 of 14 total weight classes Tuesday night in a 60-14 Big South dismantling of New Ulm.
The marquee matchup of the evening came at 126 pounds. The Trojans had some guys missing, so Hser Moo Pwae - ranked No. 4 in Class AA at 120 - moved up a spot. There he met Ryan Wacker, the Eagles ninth-ranked 120-pounder.
Moo picked up a convincing 7-0 decision that put Worthington on top 15-6.
“That was a great win over another state-ranked kid,” Trojans’ head coach Mark Prunty said. “He really controlled the tempo of the match.”
The next two, however, were major decisions that went to New Ulm. That got it within one at 15-14.
That’s when King Blanchette put the momentum back in the Trojans’ corner for good. He pinned Max Deslauriers in just 1:05 to get the Trojans back on track. From there out, they didn’t lose again. The run of eight straight Trojan wins included pins for Zach Bruns (160), Vince Riley (170), Brandon Kempema (195), Nic Putnam (220 and Ty Veen (285).
“They’re a program that’s coming along,” Prunty said. “I think they’re a dangerous team and we definitely didn’t want to take them lightly.”
WHS 60, New Ulm 14
106: Arndt (NU) by forfeit; 113: Prunty (W) pin C. Ranweiler 1:51; 120: H.E. Pwae (W) pin Hoppe 1:49; 126: H.M. Pwae (W) dec. Wacker 7-0; 132: Howk (NU) maj. dec. Pavelko 11-3; 138: H. Ranweiler (NU) maj. dec. Donkersloot 9-1; 145: Blanchette (W) pin Deslauriers 1:05; 152: Byrne (W) dec. Stark 8-1; 160: Bruns (W) pin Mehlhop 1:06; 170: Riley (W) pin Hartley 1:31; 182: Rogers (W) by forfeit; 195: Kempema (W) pin Klimek 1:11; 220: Putnam (W) pin Berg :45; 285: Veen (W) pin Brooks 2:48.
LAMBERTON - Wabasso/Red Rock Central picked up a pair of wins Tuesday at its home triangular. The Bobcats defeated Windom/Mountain Lake 47-23 and topped Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 45-23.
The Panthers managed to defeat the Cobras 50-29 to finish the evening 1-1.
W/ML got out to a nice start with a pin by Alex Borsgard at 132 pounds helping it to a 23-3 lead over W/RRC. The Bobcats did all the talking from there. Mitchell Fulton (160), Nick Altermatt (170) and Devan Liebl all got wins by fall. W/RRC finished with 44 unanswered points.
The Bobcats’ match against TMB/WWG went a similar way. Luis Perez (113) got a pin for the Panthers as they got out to a 23-6 lead halfway through the match. Again, the home team took over. Fulton, Liebl, Cole Anderson (195), Jared Welch (220) and Cody Coulter (285) all won by fall.
A pin at 120 for Anthony Axford got TMB/W-WG out to a 14-0 lead against the Cobras. Evan Wiens (138) temporarily gave the lead to W/ML, but a Jace Paplow (145) fall put the Panthers back on top. They held on the rest of the way.