Wrestling: Stillwater finishes 1-3 at Wolfpack Duals

 

COTTAGE GROVE — It has been a busy, and sometimes bruising, opening stretch for the Stillwater wrestling team, which posted a 1-3 record at Saturday’s Park Wolfpack Duals.

The Ponies (2-0 SEC, 4-7) have stormed out of the gates with 11 matches in eight days, including two triangulars and two team tournaments, to start the season. Stillwater had a mixed lineup on Saturday, with several regulars taking the ACT in the morning, heavyweight Derrick Thingvold was making a college visit and Jason Wood is sidelined with a rib injury.

“It’s been a long couple of weeks. The schedule maker wasn’t kind to us,” Ponies coach Rich Keller said. “This was a weekend that really exposed some of the things we need to work on. We have to become more aggressive.”

Stillwater lost to Kimball 46-18 and Chatfield 66-11 in its first two matches before upending Goodhue 41-31 for its only victory of the day. The Ponies closed out the tourney with a 49-15 loss against Blue Earth.

“It looked bad, but it’s not doom and gloom,” Keller said. “I thought we struggled technique-wise. We’ve got to get more mat time. We have to spend more time on the math outside the season or we’re always playing catch up.”

Austin Jordan won his only two matches of the day for Stillwater, pinning Logan Breuer of Goodue in 1:42 at 138 pounds and also defeating Blue Earth’s Jesse Alleren 9-2 at 145 pounds in his second match.

Competing at 126 pounds, Dillan Nelson won three matches and his only setback came in a 7-4 loss against Quinten Berres of Kimball, who is defending Class A state champion at 113 pounds and currently ranked No. 1 at 126 pounds. Nelson recorded technical falls against Tye Bentz of Chatfield (17-2) and Matthew Lexvold of Goodhue (16-0) before pinning Alec Huber of Blue Earth in 1:48 to close out the day.

“We’re struggling to get some intensity and at this point we need to get some confidence in our stuff and not worry about failing during a match,” Keller said.

The Ponies have a few days to collect themselves and work on some things before traveling to Rochester for the highly regarded Minnesota Christmas Tournament at University Center in Rochester. The field includes 36 teams from several states, including 11 of the 12 top-ranked teams in Class AAA — Shakopee is the only ranked team not participating.

“It’s going to be a meat grinder,” Keller said. “There’s some great teams and great individuals.”

 

Kimball 46, Stillwater 18

106 — Payton Schiefelbein (Kim) dec. Patrick Stokes, 9-4; 113 — Blane Tschida (Kim) major dec. Christian Bahl, 21-8; 120 — Ty Morrison (Kim) Gabe LeBourgeois, 14-1; 126 — Quinten Berres (Kim) dec. Dillan Nelson, 7-4; 132 — Brady Mehr (Kim) pinned Nate Powers, 2:41; 138 — Marcus Hamer (Kim) tech fall Dustin Burton, 17-1; 145 — Tanner Schreifels (Kim) dec. John Huntley, 3-2; 152 — Colin Olson (St) pinned Matt Donnay, 3:41; 160 — Troy Filzen (Kim) dec. Reid Vollmar, 6-5; 170 — Grant Wohlwend (St) pinned Austin Schiefelbein, 5:27; 182 — Travis Wills (Kim) pinned Sebastian Dingle, 3:00; 195 — Austyn Schlueter (Kim) pinned Mitchell Schertz, :36; 220 — Tim Konz (Kim) dec. Haden Hausken, 3-1; 285 — Derrick Thingvold (St) pinned Devon Kelley, 1:27.

 

Chatfield 66, Stillwater 11

106 — Jared Goldsmith (Ch) pinned Patrick Stokes, 1:48; 113 — Ty Van Sickle (Ch) dec. Christian Bahl, 4-0; 120 — Hank Friedrichs (Ch) pinned Gabe LeBourgeois, :23; 126 — Dillan Nelson (St) tech fall Tye Bentz, 17-2; 132 — A.J. Riley (Ch) pinned Nate Powers, 3:32; 138 — Ryan Meeker (Ch) pinned Dustin Burton, :38; 145 — Harvey Friedrichs (Ch) pinned Gavin Keogh, :46; 152 — Ethan Wright (Ch) dec. Colin Olson, 12-7; 160 — Alex Haffner (Ch) pinned Reid Vollmar, 1:23; 170 — Cody Bly (Ch) pinned Grant Wohlwend, 1:10; 182 — Sebastian Dingle (St) won by forfeit; 195 — Jacob Bleess (Ch) pinned Mitchell Schertz, 3:01; 220 — Justin Viss (Ch) pinned Haden Hausken, 1:19; 285 — Jayton Nisbit (Ch) pinned Ryan Peltier, 1:17.

 

Stillwater 41, Goodhue 31

106 — Bailee O’Reilly (Go) pinned Patrick Stokes, 1:54; 113 — Christian Bahl (St) won by forfeit; 120 — Joel Gadient (Go) won by forfeit; 126 — Dillan Nelson (St) tech fall Matthew Lexvold, 16-0; 132 — Kyle Drehmel (Go) pinned Nate Powers, 2:54; 138 — Austin Jordan (St) pinned Logan Breuer, 1:42; 145 — Andy Jordan (St) pinned Dan Clugston, 2:50; 152 — Mitchell Breuer (Go) major dec. Colin Olson, 10-2; 160 — Charles Dahling (Go) dec. Reid Vollmar, 7-4; 170 — David Olson (St) dec. Matthew Deneen, 10-4; 182 — Sebastian Dingle (St) dec. Jacob Blattner, 7-5; 195 — Vinny DeRosa (St) won by forfeit; 220 — Mitchell Schertz (St) pinned Ben Ramboldt, 2:23; 285 — Ryan Tipcke (Go) pinned Haden Hausken, 3:48.

 

Blue Earth 49, Stillwater 15

106 — Adam Legred (BE) dec. Patrick Stokes, 10-5; 113 — Christian Bahl (St) pinned Wyatt Tungland, 1:36; 120 — Camden Bowers (BE) won by forfeit; 126 — Dillan Nelson (St) pinned Alec Huber, 1:48; 132 — Jordan Stelter (BE) pinned Nate Powers, 3:59; 138 — Mike Ankney (BE) pinned Andy Jordan, 3:39; 145 — Austin Jordan (St) dec. Jesse Alleren, 9-2; 152 — Luke Shavey (BE) dec. Colin Olson, 6-2; 160 — David Franta (BE) major dec. Reid Vollmar, 13-4; 170 — Carter Hanson (BE) tech fall David Olson, 16-1 ; 182 — Gus Phillips (BE) major dec. Sebastian Dingle, 13-5; 195 — Chris Ramos (BE) Mitchell Schertz, 9-5; 220 — Krysten Zierke (BE) dec. Haden Hausken, 3-0; 285 — Martin Granados (BE) pinned Ryan Peltier, 1:48.

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