Tiger wrestlers 2-1 at Pine Creek duals
Being the northernmost team in Section 3AA, the Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestlers added the Pine Creek duals in Tracy mainly to see the southern competition. The Tigers walked away very satisfied that they can compete with the south. The Tigers had a record of 2-1 in the duals, defeating Marshall-Lakeview 49-18, losing to Class A No. 5 ranked Minneota 60-18, and beating host Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 54-28.
In the opening match of the tournament, the Tigers faced the Marshall-Lakeview Tigers. Marshall took an early lead with three big wins at 106, 113, and 120 pounds.
The Tigers got on the scoreboard with a pin at 126 pounds by Mitchell Ascheman in 1:21 over Devyn Martzloff. Travis Ostby followed with another win at 132 pounds, defeating Matt Facile by a major decision 12-4. Marshall won the 128 pound match, but those were the last points Marshall got against the Tigers.
With the score 18-10 Marshall, the Tigers started their path to a win with a 12-10 decision by Myles Smith over Ramzi Gregoire at 145 pounds. Sophomore Max Feuchtenberger came up big with a pin at 152 pounds over Wyatt Martin in 1:11.
The Tigers followed with two more pins starting with a pin in 3:47 by Danny Tracy over Jarrett Louwagie at 160 pounds and then a pin in 1:17 by Jordan Thooft over Brandon Appel at 170 pounds. There was a double forfeit at 182 pounds. The match finished with the Tigers receiving three forfeits. Aaron Nelson (195), Alec Gausman (220) and Jacob Sperr (285). The final team score was 49-18.
Box score for dual @ Marshall
Morris Area Hancock Chokio Alberta (MAHA) 49.0 Marshall (MARS) 18.0
106: Toby Semler, MARS, pinned Matt Munsterman, MAHA, 0:09. 113: Dylan Dulas, MARS, maj. dec. Ben Koehl, MAHA, 14-0. 120: Nick Erbes, MARS, maj. dec. Jared Rohloff, MAHA, 12-4. 126: Mitchell Ascheman, MAHA, pinned Devyn Martzloff, MARS, 1:21. 132: Travis Ostby, MAHA, maj. dec. Matt Facile, MARS, 12-4. 138: Brent Breczinski, MARS, maj. dec. Trenton Nelson, MAHA, 17-7. 145: Myles Smith, MAHA, dec. Ramzi Gregoire, MARS, 12-10. 152: Max Feuchenberger, MAHA, pinned Wyatt Martin, MARS, 1:11. 160: Danny Tracy, MAHA, pinned Jarrett Louwagie, MARS, 3:47. 170: Jordan Thooft, MAHA, pinned Brandon Appel, MARS, 1:17. 182: double forfeit. 195: Aaron Nelson, MAHA, forf. 220: Alec Gausman, MAHA, forf. 285: Jacob Sperr, MAHA, forf.
In the second match of the day, the Tigers faced perennial powerhouse Minneota. Despite a one side final score there were several matches that could have gone either way, but seemed to go Minneota’s way. The Tigers still managed to score 18 points.
The Vikings jumped on the Tigers right away and didn’t let up, winning the first four matches by pins.
Ostby picked up one of three pins the Tigers got in the match, pinning Leo Buysse in 3:08 at 132 pounds.
Minneota then picked up right where they left off, picking up the next six wins.
The bright spot in the match was that the Tigers appeared to be stronger in the last three weights. Nelson came up with the second pin of the day for the Tigers in 1:35 over Alexander Hencke at 195 pounds. Then Gausman lost a hard fought decision 13-12 to Trent Esping at 220 pounds. Finally, Sperr wrestled what is probably his best match of the year. Sperr was way undersized, but was able to go into the third period up 1-0. His opponent chose the bottom position and Sperr turned him over with a cradle and pinned him. The final team score was 60-18.
Box score for dual @ Minneota
Minneota (MINN) 61.0 Morris Area Hancock Chokio Alberta (MAHA) 18.0
106: Brock Buysse, MINN, pinned Matt Munsterman, MAHA, 1:31. 113: Eric Hauswedell, MINN, pinned Ben Koehl, MAHA, 3:52. 120: Kyle Hennen, MINN, pinned Jared Rohloff, MAHA, 4:45. 126: Landyn VanOverbeke, MINN, pinned Mitchel Ascheman, MAHA, 4:34. 132: Travis Ostby, MAHA, pinned Leo Buysse, MINN, 3:08. 138: Bryce Bruner, MINN, pinned Phillip Messner, MAHA, 3:06. 145: Alec Engler, MINN, maj. dec. Myles Smith, MAHA, 13-2. 152: Nicholas Esping, MINN, pinned Max Feuchenberger, MAHA, 2:16. 160: Cole Hennen, MINN, pinned Danny Tracy, MAHA, 5:44. 170: Grant Abraham, MINN, pinned Steven Koehl, MAHA, 1:01.182: Nathan Bueltel, MINN, pinned Jordan Thooft, MAHA, 5:03.195: Aaron Nelson, MAHA, pinned Alexander Hencke, MINN, 1:35. 220: Trent Esping, MINN, dec. Alec Gausman, MAHA, 13-12. 285: Jacob Sperr, MAHA, pinned Jordan Twedt, MINN, 5:14.
In the final match of the day, the Tigers put together a complete match to defeat the host T-M-B/W-WG Panthers 54-28.
The Tigers were eight for their first ten matches to take the lead and never looked back.
Matt Munsterman started things off with a :23 second pin over Nester Perez at 106 pounds. With a loss at 113 pounds, Jared Rohloff got the scoring going again with a pin in 1:20 over Nash Mayer at 120 pounds followed by an Ascheman pin in 1:59 at 126 pounds.
The Tigers then picked up four more pins after a 132 pound major decision loss. Trenton Nelson pinned Caleb Christian in 2:19 at 138 pounds, Smith pinned Kyle Gilbertson in :38 at 145 pounds, Feuchtenberger pinned Sterling Schwartz in 1:25 at 152 pounds, and Tracy pinned Austin Bucholtz in 1:26 at 160 pounds.
The Panthers got one back with a pin at 170 pounds.
Thooft then pinned Panther Cole Olson in 1:52 at 182 pounds, and Nelson won by a forfeit at 195 pounds. The Tigers forfeited at 220 pounds, due to Gausman being injured. Lastly, Sperr was pinned in 4:33 at 285 pounds, which concluded the 54-28 win for the Tigers.
The Tigers next host Paynesville and Benson on Thursday, Jan. 23 and then travel to Montevideo on Friday, Jan. 25 for the West Central Conference tournament.
Box score for dual @ TMB-WWG
Morris Area Hancock Chokio Alberta (MAHA) 54.0 TMB-WWG (TMB) 28.0
106: Matt Munsterman, MAHA, pinned Nester Perez, TMB, 0:23. 113: Daulton Carlson, TMB, pinned Ben Koehl, MAHA, 0:33. 120: Jared Rohloff, MAHA, pinned Nash Mayer, TMB, 1:20. 126: Mitchell Ascheman, MAHA, pinned Tyler Illg, TMB, 1:59. 132: Logan Axford, TMB, maj. dec. Travis Ostby, MAHA, 11-1. 138: Trenton Nelson, MAHA, pinned Kyle Gilbertson, TMB, 2:19. 145: Myles Smith, MAHA, pinned Kyle Gilbertson, TMB, 0:38. 152: Max Feuchenberger, MAHA, pinned Sterling Schwartz, TMB, 1:25. 160: Danny Tracy, MAHA, pinned Austin Bucholz, TMB, 1:26. 170: River Zvorak, TMB, pinned Steven Koehl, MAHA, 1:15. 182: Jordan Thooft, MAHA, pinned Cole Olson, TMB,1:52. 195: Aaron Nelson, MAHA, forf. 220: Kenny Her, TMB, forf. 285: Lane Anderson, TMB, pinned Jacob Sperr, MAHA, 4:33.