May 25, 2024

No. 5 Knights matmen move to 10-0

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BY BROOKE KERN

Sports reporter

The West Central Area / Ashby / Brandon-Evansville Knights wrestling team beat two teams that were ranked on the Dec. 9 Lean and Mean rankings on theguillotine.com. The Knights beat both Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted and then-ranked Frazee, which fell off the Lean and Mean rankings on Dec. 23.

Owen Gruchow, Carter Lohse, Adam Lohse, Logan Long, Hunter Gruchow, Solomon Wales, Reubens Swanson, Anthony Sykora, and Colton Lindquist all went 2-0 on the night.

The Knights, ranked fifth in Class A with five top 10 wrestlers in the new Dec. 23 rankings, routed the HL-W-W Lakers 57-9. The Knights had four forfeits and three pins to dominate the match. Carter Lohse at 113, Adam Lohse at 120 and No. 4-ranked Colton Lindquist at 220 all pinned their respective opponents.

In the second match of the night, the Knights had six pins and three forfeits to catapult them to a 60-16 win over Frazee. Owen Gruchow opened the dual with a pin in 1:57, followed by two forfeit victories, which gave the Knights an 18-0 lead. That lead would balloon to 36-0 before Frazee would get on the scoreboard. No. 8 at 126 pounds, Hunter Gruchow, pinned his opponent in 1:06 at 132 pounds and Solomon Wales also had a pinfall victory at 138.

Ashton Danner at 160, Anthony Sykora at 170, and Beau Robinson at 182 all won by pinfall. Sykora pinned his opponent in just 13 seconds.

The Knight wrestlers are in preparation for action this week in Fargo. Wednesday and Thursday, Dec. 29 and 30, the Knights will be back on the mat at the mega tournament called Rumble on the Red. This tournament is one of the nation’s largest with over 1,500 wrestlers competing for two days on 22 mats, in the Fargodome in Fargo.

#8 WCA/A/B-E 57

#21 Howard Lake-W-W 9

106: Owen Gruchow (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

113: Carter Lohse (WCAABE) over Tegan Miller per fall 0:47.

120: Adam Lohse (WCAABE) over Raydon Graham per fall 1:56.

126: Logon Long (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

132: #9 Hunter Gruchow (WCAABE) over Tony Baumann per

decision 10-5.

138: Solomon Wales (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

145: #8 Reubens Swanson (WCAABE) over Mitchell Mallak per decision 4-3.

152: Ezekiel Sieckert (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

160: Wiley Wiegert (HLWW) over Ashton Danner per fall 3:27.

170: #2 Anthony Sykora (WCAABE) over #8 Isaac Busse per decision 9-4.

182: Collin Boese (HLWW) over Beau Robinson per decision 5-0.

195: Will Rustan (WCAABE) over Tyler Graczyk per decision 3-2.

220: #4 Colton Lindquist (WCAABE) over Colton Long per fall 4:56.

285: Justin Blascyk (WCAABE) over Jakob Duske per decision 7-1.

#8 WCA/A/B-E 60

#22 Frazee 16

106: Owen Gruchow (WCAABE) over Cash Osterman per fall 1:57.

113: Carter Lohse (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

120: Adam Lohse (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

126: Logon Long (WCAABE) over Sebastian Sonnenberg per decision 8-5.

132: #9 Hunter Gruchow (WCAABE) over Brady Borah per fall 1:06.

138: Solomon Wales (WCAABE) over Josh Mellema per fall 3:49. 145: #8 Reubens Swanson (WCAABE) over Tyler Moe per decision 7-3.

152: #10 Jake Nagel (FRAZ) over Ezekiel Sieckert per fall 1:41.

160: Ashton Danner (WCAABE) over Max Rue per fall 3:22.

170: #2 Anthony Sykora (WCAABE) over Jack Graham per fall 0:13.

182: Beau Robinson (WCAABE) over Daniel Graham per fall 1:23.

195: Byron Kropuenske (FRAZ) over Will Rustan per major decision 10-1.

220: #4 Colton Lindquist (WCAABE) won per forfeit.

285: Xander Kohler (FRAZ) over Justin Blascyk per fall 1:05.

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