March 4, 2024

Grant County Herald

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Wrestlers finish regular season 23-4, Sections next

Jordan Lohse, right, and Colton Lindquist, left, both had milestone victories in the regular season finale Thursday, March 4, in Barrett. Lohse earned his 75th pin while Lindquist recorded his 75th win. Submitted photo

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The West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville Knights wrestling team finished the regular season 23-4 after going 3-1 to close out the regular season last week. The Knights’ lone loss came on Thursday, March 4, in Barrett, against fifth state-ranked Bertha-Hewitt / Verndale / Parkers Prairie, which claimed the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Section 6A Team Tournament.

The Knights defeated Ottertail Central, Park Rapids, and No. 9 in Class AA Thief River Falls last week and were seeded No. 2 in the section. They open the tournament against No. 7 Breckenridge Thursday, March 11, in Barrett, and the winner will wrestle against the winner of No. 3 Staples-Motley and No. 6 Border West in a second dual Thursday. The Section 6A championship will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 13, in Barrett.

To recap last week’s action, No. 7 (145, Class A) Anthony Sykora and No. 7 (220, Class A) Colton Lindquist went 4-0 while Mason Richter, Adam Lohse, Reubens Swanson, No. 3 (152, Class A) Jordan Lohse, and No. 2 (182, Class A) Nate Kisgen all added three wins.

Adam Lohse, Sykora, J. Lohse, Kade Olson, Kisgen and Lindquist all finished the regular season with 20-plus wins.

B-H/V/PP – 42

WCA/A/B-E – 29

No. 5 Bertha-Hewitt / Verndale / Parkers Prairie defeated No. 11 West Central Area / Ashby / Brandon-Evansville 42-29 Thursday, March 4 in the regular season finale, in Barrett.

No. 7 (Class A) Colton Lindquist pinned No. 6 (Class) James Grant in 2:49 for an upset victory.

Reubens Swanson took the win at 145 pounds by tech fall. Jordan Lohse at 152, Anthony Sykora at 160, Nate Kisgen at 182 and Colton Lindquist at 220 all won by pinfall.

106: Bennet Arceneau (B-H/V/PP) over Carter Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 9-4) 113: No. 4 David Revering (B-H/V/PP) over Mason Richter (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 3:22) 120: No. 6 Deagen Captain (B-H/V/PP) over Adam Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 3:01) 126: Aiden Larson (B-H/V/PP) over Solomon Wales (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 9-4) 132: Blake Sumstad (B-H/V/PP) over Ezekiel Sieckert (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 6-1) 138: Reese Thompson (BHVP) over Ashton Danner (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 6-2) 145: Reubens Swanson (WCA/A/B-E) over Justin Koehn (B-H/V/PP) (TF 18-3 0:00) 152: Jordan Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over Brock Peterson (B-H/V/PP) (Fall 0:43) 160: Anthony Sykora (WCA/A/B-E) over Mason Schroeder (B-H/V/PP) (Fall 5:10) 170: Hunter Dean (B-H/V/PP) over Kade Olson (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 1:44) 182: Nathaniel Kisgen (WCA/A/B-E) over Tyler Eggert (BHVP) (Fall 1:02) 195: No. 5 Gideon Ervasti (B-H/V/PP) over Tyler Stone (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 2:56) 220: Colton Lindquist (WCA/A/B-E) over No. 6 James Grant (B-H/V/PP) (Fall 2:49) 285: Hayden Captain (B-H/V/PP) over Justin Blascyk (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 2:40)

WCA/A/B-E – 61

Ottertail Central – 15

The Knights routed Ottertail Central 61-15 Thursday, in Barrett.

Unranked Reubens Swanson took a 3-1 decision over No. 10 (Class A) Logan Schleske at 145 pounds.

Carter Lohse at 106, Adam Lohse at 120, Solomon Wales at 126, Jordan Lohse at 152, Kade Olson at 170, Nate Kisgen at 195, Colton Lindquist at 220 and Austin Mattson at 285 all won by pinfall against the Bulldogs.

106: Carter Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over Levi Evavold (OTC) (Fall 0:32) 113: Mason Richter (WCA/A/B-E) over (OTC) (For.) 120: Adam Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over Cayden Dittberner (OTC) (Fall 0:57) 126: Solomon Wales (WCA/A/B-E) over Xavier Lewis (OTC) (Fall 0:36) 132: Brien Poser (OTC) over Jacob Schaffran (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 0:34) 138: Reed Leabo (OTC) over Ashton Danner (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 8-3) 145: Reubens Swanson (WCA/A/B-E) over No. 10 Logan Schleske (OTC) (Dec 3-1) 152: Jordan Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over Brennen Volkmann (OTC) (Fall 1:59) 160: Anthony Sykora (WCA/A/B-E) over Jaxon Rich (OTC) (MD 12-3) 170: Kade Olson (WCA/A/B-E) over Will Ehlert (OTC) (Fall 1:55) 182: Tristan Evavold (OTC) over Trent Koloski (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 0:56) 195: Nathaniel Kisgen (WCA/A/B-E) over Murphy Despard (OTC) (Fall 0:38) 220: Colton Lindquist (WCA/A/B-E) over Kale Rich (OTC) (Fall 2:45) 285: Austin Mattson (WCA/A/B-E) over Jonny Fielding (OTC) (Fall 1:07)

WCA/A/B-E – 63

Park Rapids – 12

Park Rapids gave up seven forfeits as the Knights cruised to a 63-12 win over the Panthers Tuesday, March 2, in Park Rapids.

Of the seven matches wrestled, the Knights gave up just three. The Knights got pinfall victories from Mason Richter at 113, Adam Lohse at 120 and Solomon Wales at 126.

106: Robby Sherk (PRA) over Carter Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 6-0) 113: Mason Richter (WCA/A/B-E) over Wrigley Clark (PRA) (Fall 4:10) 120: Adam Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over Eli Burton (PRA) (Fall 0:50) 126: Solomon Wales (WCA/A/B-E) over Matthew Dahring (PRA) (Fall 3:10) 132: Henry Thorson (PRA) over Jacob Schaffran (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 7-2) 138: Ashton Danner (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.) 145: Reubens Swanson (WCA/A/B-E) over Lucas Kritzeck (PRA) (Dec 7-2) 152: Jordan Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.) 160: Anthony Sykora (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.) 170: Kade Olson (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.) 182: Nathaniel Kisgen (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.) 195: Tristin Hill (PRA) over Beau Robinson (WCA/A/B-E) (Def.) 220: Colton Lindquist (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.) 285: Justin Blascyk (WCA/A/B-E) over (PRA) (For.)

WCA/A/B-E – 33

Thief River Falls – 30

The Knights took a 33-30 victory over No. 9 in Class AA Thief River Falls Tuesday, March 2, in Park Rapids.

No. 7 (Class A) Anthony Sykora took a 10-5 decision over No. 10 (Class AA) Cody Wienen at 160 pounds.

Mason Richter at 113, Adam Lohse at 120, Solomon Wales at 126, and Beau Robinson at 182 all won by pinfall against TRF.

106: Keigan Hermanson (TRF) over Carter Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 7-1) 113: Mason Richter (WCA/A/B-E) over Noah Jacobson (TRF) (Fall 1:42) 120: Adam Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) over Nick Svir (TRF) (Fall 1:43) 126: Solomon Wales (WCA/A/B-E) over Anthony Peralta (TRF) (Fall 0:32) 132: Kale Geiser (TRF) over Jacob Schaffran (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 0:52) 138: Ashton Danner (WCA/A/B-E) over Ethan Lane (TRF) (Dec 5-0) 145: No. 7 Griffin Lundeen (TRF) over Reubens Swanson (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 1:46) 152: No. 5 Brady Kasprick (TRF) over Jordan Lohse (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 3-2) 160: Anthony Sykora (WCA/A/B-E) over No. 10 Cody Wienen (TRF) (Dec 10-5) 170: Brandon Zuniga (TRF) over Kade Olson (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 11-4) 182: Beau Robinson (WCA/A/B-E) over Dakota Fellman (TRF) (Fall 2:57) 195: No. 10 Mason Iverson (TRF) over Nathaniel Kisgen (WCA/A/B-E) (Dec 6-5) 220: Colton Lindquist (WCA/A/B-E) over Jolson Sargent (TRF) (Dec 7-1) 285: Collin Bruggeman (TRF) over Justin Blascyk (WCA/A/B-E) (Fall 1:18)

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