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Trojans rally to upend W/ML in home wrestling triangular

The Worthington Trojans wrestling team won two matches in a triangular Tuesday.

Worthington bench cheers as Trojans Mu Shee in the 182 weight class takes Luverne Cardinals Jacob Madison to the mat for a fall during a triangular meet including Windom /Mt. Lake Tuesday evening.
Worthington bench cheers as Trojans Mu Shee in the 182 weight class takes Luverne Cardinals Jacob Madison to the mat for a fall during a triangular meet including Windom /Mt. Lake Tuesday evening.
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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.

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Worthington Trojans Ethan Meyer in the 120n weight class raps up Luverne Cardinals Leif Ingebretsen and presses him to the mat for a fall during a triangular meet including Windom /Mt. Lake Tuesday evening.
Worthington Trojan wrestler Ethan Meyer wraps up Luverne's Leif Ingebretsen and presses him to the mat for a fall during a triangular meet Tuesday.Tim Middagh / The Globe
Tim Middagh / The Globe

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.

Worthington Trojans Tanner Hennings in the 196 weight class roles Luverne Cardinals Ayden Bonnett over for the fall during a triangular meet including Windom /Mt. Lake Tuesday evening.
Worthington Trojan Tanner Hennings rolls Luverne's Ayden Bonnett over for the fall.
Tim Middagh / The Globe

“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

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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

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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

Doug Wolter joined the Worthington Globe in December of 1983 as a sports reporter. He later became sports editor, and then news editor and managing editor. In 2006 he moved to Mankato with his wife, Sandy, and served as an editor at the Mankato Free Press. In 2013 he and Sandy returned to Worthington to take up the job of sports editor at The Globe, and they have been in Worthington since.

Doug can be reached at dwolter@dglobe.com.
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