Wrestling roundup: Willmar Cardinals cap off Kiffmeyer Duals in 3rd place

Jan. 15—ST. CLOUD — The Willmar wrestling team finished third at the eight-team Kiffmeyer Duals at St. Cloud Tech High School.

The Cardinals opened with a 51-18 win over Foley. In the semis, they fell to eventual champion New Prague, 35-32. Then in the third-place match, Willmar wrapped up with a 46-18 win against Cambridge-Isanti.

In the opener against the Falcons, Lawson Anez (113 pounds), Conlan Carlson (138), Cameren Champagne (145), Braeden Erickson (170), Steven Cruze (182) and Daunte Castellano (285) each won by fall. Sully Anez also got a tech fall for the Cardinals at 132. Foley is in the Lean and Mean rankings in Class A.

The next round had Willmar against New Prague, which is ranked second in Class AA and has four top-ranked wrestlers: Lawson Eller (106); Koy Buesgens (145); Colton Bornholdt (152) and Joey Novak (195). The biggest win for Willmar came at 170 as Erickson won a 4-3 decision against Brady Westall. Westall is ranked fifth in Class AA while Erickson is seventh in AAA. Cavin Carlson (120) and Steven Cruze (182) won by fall for the Cardinals.

In the third-place match, Erickson got his second ranked win of the day, beating C-I's Treyton Byers in a 3-2 decision. Byers is fourth at 170 in AAA. Cavin Carlson secured another ranked win at 120 with an 8-4 decision over Leo Edblad. Edblad is third in AAA at 113 while Cavin is sixth in AAA at 120. Lawson Anez (113), Sully Anez (132) and Conlan Carlson (138) scored falls while Steven Cruze (182) had a tech fall.

Willmar competes in a Central Lakes Conference triangular at 5 p.m. Thursday against Fergus Falls and Rocori at Cold Spring.

106: Jacob DeMarais, F, maj dec Whatt Cruze, 12-0

113: Lawson Anez, W, pinned Hunter Wilhelmi, 3:26

120: Cavin Carlson, W, dec Cyler Ruhoff, 5-0

126: Ivan Mares, W, maj dec Wyatt Wall, 14-5

132: Sully Anez, W, tech fall Wyatt Lueck, 16-0

138: Conlan Carlson, W, pinned Noah Brunn, 1:40

145: Cameren Champagne, W, pinned William Gutormson, 3:47

152: Cole Rudnitski, F, maj dec Isaac Zelaya-Velasquez, 12-1

160: Alex Jennissen, F, maj dec Mattix Swanson, 19-7

170: Braeden Erickson, W, pinned Weston Harris, 1:29

182: Steven Cruze, W, pinned Mason Rice, 1:22

195: Ramero Trevino, W, dec Aiden Micholski, 6-5

220: Gavin Owen, F, pinned Zander Miska, 3:34

285: Daunte Castellano, W, pinned Joe Prom, 1:32

106: Lawson Eller, NP, pinned Wyatt Cruze, 2:27

113: Kyle McCarthy, NP, pinned Lawson Anez, 6:00

120: Cavin Carlson, W, pinned Isaac Pumper, 2:47

126: Ivan Mares, W, maj dec Cody Thompson, 14-6

132: Sully Anez, W, dec Brandon Michel, 8-2

138: Conlan Carlson, W, maj dec Cole Herrmann, 11-2

145: Koy Buesgens, NP, tech fall Cameren Champagne, 20-5

152: Colton Bornholdt, NP, pinned Isaac Zelaya-Velasuez, 0:27

160: Evan Farley, NP, pinned Mattix Swanson, 1:50

170: Braeden Erickson, W, dec Brady Westall, 4-3

182: Steven Cruze, W, pinned Owen Johnson, 4:55

195: Joey Novak, NP, pinned Zander Miska, 0:32

220: Ramero Trevino, W, dec Peyton Elgren, 7-3

285: Daunte Castellano, W, dec Luke Jacobson, 7-4

106: Wyatt Wald, CI, pinned Wyatt Cruze, 3:53

113: Lawson Anez, W, pinned Grady Jennissen, 5:25

120: Cavin Carlson, W, dec Leo Edblad, 8-4

126: Ivan Mares, W, tech fall Blaine Wald, 18-3

132: Sully Anez, W, pinned Austen Wood, 1:04

138: Conlan Carlson, W, pinned Quinton Harcey, 2:49

145: Cameren Champagne, W, dec Maverick Henderson, 16-13

152: Isaac Zelaya-Velasquez, W, dec Keith Hout, 5-3

160: Jacob Henderson, CI, inj def Mattix Swanson

170: Braeden Erickson, W, dec Treytin Byers, 3-2

182: Steven Cruze, W, tech fall Jarred Goodman, 18-2

195: Ramero Trevino, W, dec Shawn Henderson, 6-5

220: Zander Miska, W, dec Dillon Sommerfeld, 7-5

285: Brady Andersen, CI, pinned Daunte Castellano, 5:05

Trey Gunderson and Masyn Olson won their respective brackets for Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg at the Big Ole at Alexandria High School.

The Fighting Saints finished fourth in the eight-team tournament with 161 points. Minneota, a fellow Section 5A team, won with 201.5.

In the 120-pound finals, Gunderson won a 7-2 decision over Annandale/Maple Lake's Xavier Jones. At 195, Olson clinched the title with a 9-2 decision over Alexandria's Cody Vatnsdal.

Team scoring

(1) Minneota 201.5 ... (2) Annandale/Maple Lake 185.5 ... (3) Alexandria 182 ... (4) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 161 ... (5) New York Mills 106 ... (6) Barnesville 98 ... (7) Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 85 ... (8) Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 55

How KMS fared

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, place)

106: Colton Noble, 3-1, third ... 113: Oswaldo Moreno, 0-2 ... 120: Trey Gunderson, 2-0, first ... 132: Taytan Nielsen, 3-2, fourth ... 138: Noah Johnson, 2-1, second ... 152: Jett Olson, 2-1, second ... 160: Joshua Jones, 1-3, sixth ... 170: Aaron Jones, 3-1, third ... 182: Collin Johnson, 2-2, fourth ... 195: Masyn Olson, 3-0, first ... 220: Owen Kidrowski, 3-1, third

Carson Nelson (113 pounds), Everett Halvorson (145), Adam Sandau (152) and Lucas Swenson (220) all won by fall for New London-Spicer in a loss to Northfield at the Koda Classic at Farmington.

106: Caley Graber, Nor, pinned Andrew Sandau, 1:30

113: Carson Nelson, NLS, pinned Caden Staab, 3:00

120: Zane Engels, Nor, dec Isaiah Nelson, 7-5

126: Holton Hanson, NLS, dec Keith Harner, 3-0

132: Sam Harner, Nor, pinned Rylan Plumley Champagne, 3:57

138: Caleb Nelson, NLS won by forfeit

145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, pinned Austin Benjamin, 1:00

152: Adam Sandau, NLS, pinned Iah Schweich, 4:00

160: Jackson Barron, Nor, pinned Jack Stefensen, 1:40

170: Colin Staab, Nor, won by forfeit

182: Owen Murphy, Nor, won by forfeit

195: Ryan Kuyper, Nor, pinned Payton Meis, 1:00

220: Lucas Swenson, NLS, pinned Noah Ackerman, 3:00

285: Double forfeit

With consecutive falls from Andrew Sandau (106 pounds), Carson Nelson (113), Isaiah Nelson (120) and Holton Hanson (126), New London-Spicer built a 24-0 lead on the way to a win over Two Rivers at the Koda Classic in Farmington.

Adam Sandau (152) and Payton Meis (195) also won by fall for the Wildcats. Everett Halvorson (145) added bonus points with a major decision.

106: Andrew Sandau, NLS, pinned Emiliano Carrillo, 3:50

113: Carson Nelson, NLS, pinned Aiden Grzywinski, 3:00

120: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, pinned Delfino Macha

126: Holton Hanson, NLS, pinned Ryder Harahan, 1:00

132: Brodie Nguyen, TR, pinned Rylan Plumley Champagne, 5:45

138: Caden Thell, TR, pinned Caleb Nelson, 4:45

145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, maj dec Trey Sann, 12-0

152: Adam Sandau, NLS, pinned Jayden Kinsel-Rereddondo, 1:40

160: Joshua Skrypek, TR, Jack Steffensen, 2:45

170: Jon Wollan, TR, won by forfeit

182: Riley Pearce, TR, won by forfeit

195: Payton Meis, NLS, pinned Jacob Jensen, 1:00

220: Double forfeit

285: Mayson McGinnis, TR, pinned Lucas Swenson, 1:20

Holton Hanson had a fall at 126 pounds and Isaiah Nelson scored a tech fall at 120 for New London-Spicer in a loss to fifth-ranked (Class AAA) Hastings at the Koda Classic in Farmington.

106: Presley McCrae, H, dec Andrew Sandau, 6-1

113: Gavin Lambert, H, tech fall Carson Nelson, 18-3

120: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, tech fall Taylon Little Soldier, 16-0

126: Holton Hanson, NLS, pinned Peyton Erickson, 1:30

132: Stephen Seleski, H, maj dec Rylan Plumley Champagne, 9-1

138: Caleb Nelson, NLS, maj dec Bennett Brockman, 11-1

145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, dec Mark Svoboda, 8-4

152: Adam Sandau, NLS, dec Creed Peterson, 7-5

160: Isaiah Lavergne, H, pinned Jack Steffensen, 4:00

170: Ife Shadeko, H, won by forfeit

182: Cristobal Estrada, H, won by forfeit

195: Jericho Cooper, H, pinned Payton Meis, 1:50

220: Derrick Steinke, H, pinned Lucas Swenson, 1:00

285: Cameron Rowan, H, won by forfeit

New London-Spicer had seven falls — by Carson Nelson (113 pounds), Isaiah Nelson (120), Holton Hanson (126), Caleb Nelson (138), Everett Halvorson (145), Jack Steffensen (160) and Payton Meis (195) — in a win over Westfield at the Koda Classic at Farmington. Westfield is a co-op of Blooming Prairie and Hayfield.

106: Kevin Hodge, W, maj dec Andrew Sandau, 10-1

113: Carson Nelson, NLS, pinned Kaiden Chicos, 1:22

120: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, pinned Gage Mullenbach, 5:19

126: Holton Hanson, NLS, pinned Cannon Wacek, 2:39

132: Bo Zwiener, W, pinned Rylan Plumley Champagne, 1:12

138: Caleb Nelson, NLS, pinned Nolan Kolander, 1:52

145: Everett Halvorson, NLS, pinned Kael Steele, 0:36

152: Cade Christianson, W, tech fall Adam Sandau, 17-1

160: Jack Steffensen, NLS, pinned Grant Magnuson, 3:15

170: Double forfeit

182: Braxton Lee, W, won by forfeit

195: Payton Meis, NLS, pinned Brody Johnson, 3:29

220: Vincent Hernandez, W, pinned Lucas Swenson, 3:18

285: Double forfeit