Trojans rally to upend W/ML in home wrestling triangular
The Worthington Trojans wrestling team won two matches in a triangular Tuesday.
WORTHINGTON -- When Mu Shee steps onto a wrestling mat, he’s usually a ball of fire.
“He gets really pumped up, ready to go. Sometimes we have to calm him down,” said his coach, Kirk Feit Tuesday night.
Shee, a sophomore, was rarin’ to go during the final dual of a triangular meet Tuesday at Worthington High School. The Trojans desperately needed a win at 195 pounds, and Shee came out fast, earning a fall in 1:04 against Windom/Mountain Lake junior Damion Pohlman.
The win was crucial, and you could easily tell by the loud eruption of cheers from Worthington fans after the referee slapped the mat. With two matches remaining, it pulled WHS to within nine points of the Cobras. Tanner Hennings kept the mini-rally going with a fall over Cyrus Bjorklund in 33 seconds at 220 pounds, and his brother Cole won the 285-pound weight class by forfeit.
Windom/Mountain Lake led the match 27-12 after the 160-pound match. Worthington finally won it, 36-33.
Worthington also won the first match of the evening, 60-18 against Luverne. In the middle bout, Windom/Mountain Lake defeated Luverne 47-24.
“That’s what we needed him to do,” Feit said of Shee’s match, who wrestled for the first time Tuesday since mid-December. He missed more than a week and a half of work because of illness.
“We bumped him up to 195. He did his job. He went out there and got his pin,” Feit said.
Overall, Feit was not particularly pleased with the performance of many of his wrestlers. True, he said, a long layoff coupled with illness and injury didn’t help matters, but other teams are struggling with that, too.
“You gotta wrestle,” he said. “If you want to go out there and lay down for somebody, you’re going to lose. And that’s what we did. I was glad we had some kids up top, because I wasn’t happy with the way we wrestled today.”
Worthington started strong against Luverne as Alex Galvez (106), Dalton Larson (113) and Ethan Meyer (120) gained falls. Other WHS falls were turned in by Miat Htoo (138), Chase Byrne (152), Kevin Galvez (170), Shee (182) and Tanner Hennings (157).
Galvez won 10-6 against Windom/Mountain Lake’s Preston Xayachak at 106, but after trailing 12-5 the Cobras won five straight matches between 132 and 160 pounds.
Worthington 60, Luverne 18
106- A.Galvez (W) pinned B. Kopp 2:55
113- Larson (W) pinned M.Gangestad 1:12
120- Meyer (W) pinned Ingebretson 0:30
126- Mccrary (L) won by forfeit
132- Hough (L) pinned Vander Kooi 3:45
138- Htoo (W) pinned Mehlhaff 2:32
145- Ripka (L) pinned Bleh 1:05
152- Byrne (W) pinned Reisch 3:12
160- Schutz (W) won by forfeit
170- K.Galvez (W) pinned C.Bonnett 3:12
182-Shee (W) pinned Madison 3:37
195- T.Hennings (W) pinned A.Bonnett 1:57
220- Double forfeit
285- C.Hennings (W) won by forfeit
Windom/ML 47, Luverne 24
106- Xayachak (WML) pinned Kopp 1:29
113-Hunter (WML) TF Gangestad
120- A.Holmberg (WML) dec. Ingebretsen 9-5
126- Hough (L) pinned J. Garcia 3:40
132- Renquist (WML) pinned Metcalf 4:28
138- N.Holmberg (WML) won by forfeit
145-Swoboda (WML) dec. Ripka 10-8
152- Reisch (L) pinned Maras 0:36
160- Bjorklund (WML) pinned C.Bonnett 2:35
170- Madison (L) pinned Ekstrom 1:57
182- Double forfeit
195- M.Holmberg (WML) won by forfeit
220- A.Bonnett (L) pinned Pohlman 2:27
285- Bjorklund (WML) won by forfeit
Worthington 36, Windom/ML
106- A.Galvez (W) dec. Xayachak 10-6
113- Hunter (WML) TF Saravia
120- Larson (W) dec. A.Holmberg 5-4
126-Meyer (W) pinned J.Garcia 0:57
132- N.Holmberg (WML) pinned Vander Kooi 0:48
138- Renquist (WML) dec. Htoo 7-1
145- Maras (WML) pinned Bleh 2:49
152- Swoboda (WML) dec. Byrne 7-3
160- M.Bjorklund (WML) MD L.Hennings 10-2
170-Schutz (W) pinned M.Ekstrom 1:31
182- M.Holmberg (WML) pinned K.Galvez 1:16
195- Shee (W) pinned Pohlman 1:04
220- T.Hennings (W) pinned C.Bjorklund 0:33
285-C.Hennings (W) won by forfeit