Central Minnesota Mat Rats Report (30th Annual) by Roger Mischke

Central Minnesota Mat Rats  Report (30th Annual) by Roger Mischke

Roger Mischke November 2023-2024 Coaches, please keep me informed of your team’s success throughout the season. With each edition, I would like to share their success in The Central MN Report. Please send relevant information for Class A individual and team ratings as well. I will also report your results to The Guillotine results page results@theguillotine.com.  If possible you can also text or email a photo of your score book pages after your duals. If you want to text; I will give individuals my cell phone number. If you are using Track Wrestling, could you please add me to your mailing list. You can catch most of my columns on my Blog Site under Resources on the Guillotine: Central MN. Mat Rat 

CLASS AA TEAMS

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs earned ten medals for 145.5 points to earned fourth place at the Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational. They were without a couple of their starting wrestlers. Bennett Kujawa (114), Kaden Nicolas (139) and Drew May (152) all earned championship medals. Jacob Williams (107), Jackson Fischer (133), Jake Rosenow (145) and Aiden Golley (189) all earned third place medals. Nolan Jurek (127) earned fourth place and Blayne Kuschel (121) and Logan Jarvis (160) both earned fifth place. 

DAWSON-BOYD-LAC QUI PARLE/MONTEVIDEO UNITED

The United defeated a pair of Class A foes, No. 10A Paynesville Area 47-20 and ACGC 47-18. Eli Olson, Ben Gunlogson, Kameron Sather, Zach DeBeer and Brady Rhode all went 2-0. 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers split a pair of duals at the St. Francis Triangular, they defeated St. Francis 52-12 and were defeated by No. 12 AA Annandale/Maple 33-28. Cayden Nelson, Joey Wilczek, Noah Cameron, Beau Robinson, Hank LeClair and Alex Schmitz all went 2-0. They finish the season with a 16-4 dual meet record!

ROCORI SPARTANS

The Spartans went 3-0 at the AN/ML “Battle of the Bolts” duals, they defeated Section 6AA rivals AN/ML 36-27, AA Lean and Mean New London-Spicer 34-22 and AA Perham 44-16. Davey Maldondo, Jack Major, Evan Moscho and Mason Orth went 3-0 and Christian Rodriquez and Grady Minnerath both went 2-1. The Spartans split their duals at the Pierz “Pioneers” Triangular, they defeated AA Lean and Mean Pierz 36-27. They were defeated by Section 6AA Lean and Mean Foley 34-22. Davey Maldondo, Kameron Moscho, Jack Major, Evan Moscho, Mason Orth and Grady Minnerath all went 2-0. 

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTING

The Lighting went 1-3 in duals at their “Battle of the Bolts” Duals, they defeated AAA Lean and Mean Willmar 33-31. They were defeated by No. 4AAA St. Michael-Albertville 54-6, Section 6AA rival and No. 11AA ranked Rocori 36-27 and AA Perham 34-25. Cassen Brumm, Porter Pribyl and Ayden Fitzgerald all went 3-1 and Nathan Klatt went 3-0. The Lightning defeated two foes No. 10AA ranked Little Falls 33-28 and St. Francis 48-18. Cassen Brumm, Jack Nilson, Nick Olson and Nathan Klatt all went 2-0. 

NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS

The Wildcats defeated three foes including a pair of Section 3AA teams; Quad County 64-12 and FMCC 47-15 and Class A rivals ACGC 57-9. Andrew Sandau, Elden Halvorson, Carson Nelson, Isaiah Nelson, Caleb Nelson, Adam Sandau, Brody Duke and Marshel Johnson all went 3-0 and Holton Hanson went 2-1. The Wildcats had a very good team performance, they earned thirteen medals for 199 points to earn the championship at the Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational. Andrew Sandau (107), Isaiah Nelson (127) and Caleb Nelson (145) all earned championship medals. Brody Duke (172), Garrett Leenstra (215) and Marshel Johnson (285) all earned second place medals. Elden Halvorson (114), Carson Nelson (121), Jeremiah Nelson (127) and Holton Hanson (139). Everett Halvorson (152) and Adam Sandau (160) both earned fourth place and Matt Gehrke (189) took sixth place. 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew earned fourteen medals for 186 points to earned second place at the Albany “Purple Pride” Invitational. Payton Scott (189) and Riley Peters (285) both earned championship medals and Bryce Mick (114), Parker Zutter (127) and Chance Abraham (152) all earned second place medals. Eli Abraham (172) and Payton Goddard (215) both earned third place, Trevor Homberg (121), Talen Mick (133), and James Cummings (172) all earned fourth place. Luke Morgan (139) and Shaun Reyes (145) both earned fifth place and Tucker Johnson (107) and Joe Lendway (160) both took sixth place. 

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers had big win over No. 7A rivals Royalton-Upsala 42-15. The Pioneers won three close matches and they took a forfeit. The Pioneers were defeated by a pair of AA rivals No. 11AA ranked Rocori 35-24 and Class AA Lean and Mean Foley 35-26. Carter Young and Kyle Stangl both went 2-0.

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals split their duals at their home triangular, they defeated HLWW 39-27 and they were defeated by No. 10AAA ranked Apple Valley 47-21. The Royals earned third place with 140 points and seven medal winners at the Maple River invitational. Joel Friederichs (107), Titan Friederichs (114), Parker Jackson (139), Jack Entinger (152) and Bryce Burkett (172) earned championship mefals. Karson Tufte (139) earned third place and Isaiah Mead (145) earned fifth place. The Royals won a pair of duals at the Park High triangular, they defeated Park High 46-30 and Eagan 47-24. Sulley Marx, Joel Friederichs, Titan Friederichs, Parker Burmeister, Kaleb Mead, Jack Entinger and Bryce Burkett all went 2-0. 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets split their duals at the Chanhassen triangular, they defeated Rogers 52-18 and were defeated by Chanhassen 39-28. Kale Westgaard, Cash Stortz, Zach Smith and Carson Gellerman all went 2-0. 

FOLEY FALCONS

The Falcons started their week with a huge loss to Granite Ridge Conference rivals Milaca-Faith Christian 34-33. They were without two of their starting wrestlers. The Falcons had a huge night at the Pierz “Pioneers” Triangular with wins over Section 6AA rivals and No. 11AA ranked Rocori 34-26 and over Class AA Lean and Mean Pierz 30-115. Cyler Ruhoff, Jacob DeMarais, Alex Jennissen and Josiah Peterson all went 2-0. 

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY-WINSTED LAKERS

The Lakers went 2-1 at the Sibley East Quadrangular, they defeated Sibley East 50-19 and St. Clair 55-15. They were defeated by No. 8A ranked LCWM 34-33. Gabe Michels, Raydon Graham, Caleb Michels, Tony Baumann and Tyler Graczyk all went 3-0, Ryker Clobes went 2-1 and Colton Long went 2-0. The Lakers defeated AA foe Princeton 43-22. 

CLASS A TEAMS

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS

The Huskers defeated three foes at the Paynesville Area “Bulldogs” Quadrangular. They defeated Central Mn. Conference rivals No. 10A ranked Paynesville Area 40-16. The Huskers defeated Class A Lean and Mean WCA 34-20 and they defeated Section 4A foe Sibley East 72-0. Wyatt Novitzki, Mason Patrick, Simon Boeckman and Drew Lange all went 3-0. Lane Patrick, Wyatt Pilarski and Jaxon Barktowicz all went 2-1 and Luke Bieniek went 2-0. Special Note: Wyatt Pilarski 121 LBS Won his 100th Career Match.  Wyatt Novitzki 127 Won His Tenth Tech. Fall of the Season.  The Huskers had a very good team performance, minus a couple of their starters, at the they earned twelve medals for 190 points to win the Morris “Dr. Busian Tiger’ Invitational. Wyatt Pilarski (121),  Masyn Patrick (139), Simon Boeckman (152), Luke Bieniek (160), Drew Lange (172), Kolton Harren (189) and Jaxon Barktowicz (215) all earned championship medals. Teagan Berg (107) Mavrick Novitzki (152) and Kyle Fiedler all earned third place medals and Grant Welle (160) earned fourth place. Masyn Patrick was Name the Outstanding Wrestler at the Morris “Dr. Busian Tiger” invitational. 

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars defeated three Class A foes at their home quadrangular, Class A Lean and Mean LPGE/BR 46-18, Section 5A foe BOLD 69-3 and Section 7A foe Crosby-Ironton 73-0. Louie Tensen, Tanner Viessman, Brett DeRoo, Ethan Mueller, Maximus Hanson, Hunter Laage, Carson Gilbert and Harley Weber all went 3-0 and Noah DeRoo and Jace Mueller both went 2-1.

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals defeated AAA Maple Grove 35-24 to close out their regular season.

ROYALTON-UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals were defeated by Class AA Lean and Mean rivals Pierz, 42-15, the Royals were defeated in three close matches and were forced to forfeit another match, or this score might have been much closer.

PAYNESVILLE AREA BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs were defeated in a pair of duals at the ACGC “Falcons” Triangular. They were defeated by Central Mn. Conference and Section 5A rivals ACGC 36-28 and by No. 7AA ranked UNITED 47-20. Roman Roberg, Mason McNab and Peyton Hemmesch all went 2-0. The Bulldogs went 2-1 in their home quadrangular, they defeated Class A Lean and Mean WCA 34-27, in one their best duals of the season and Section 4A Sibley East 60-3. They were defeated by No. 2A ranked Holdingford 40-16. Jamison Meagher, Roman Roberg, Braydon Kierstead-Hahn and Seth Vearrier all went 3-0. Mason McNabb, Brandon Hess and Peyton Hemmesch all went 2-1 and Mason Hanson went 2-0. Special Note: Roman Roberg 114 LBS Won HIs 50th Career Match.

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERNDALE/PARKERS PRAIRIE RAIDERS

The Raiders were defeated by Lean and Mean Bemidji 42-24.

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE WOLVES

The Wolves went 2-1 at the BBE “Jaguars” Quadrangular, they defeated BOLD 66-3 and Crosby-Ironton 66-12. They were defeated by No. 3A BBE 46-18. Brodie Pachan, Hunter Katterhagen and Logan Thom all went 3-0. Jacob Hidalgo, Dylan Recknor, Mason Bruder and Alex Line all went 2-1 and Evan Flan and Tucker Zigan both went 2-0. 

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASHBY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights went 1-2 at the Paynesville Area “Bulldogs” Quadrangular. They defeated Section 4A foe Sibley East 61-8. They were defeated by No. 2A ranked Holdingford 34-20 and by No. 10A ranked Paynesville 34-27. Owen Gruchow and Will Rustan both went 3-0, Nathan Brethurst, Evan Dingwall,  Adam Lohse, Solomon Wales, Ezekrel Sieckert and Jeremy Blascyk all went 2-1. Special note: Owen Gruchow 127 LBS Earned His 75th Career Pin.  Ezekrel Sieckert 172 LBS Won His 50th Career Match.

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints earned ten medals for 122 points to earned second place at the Morris “Dr. Bussian Tigers” Invitational. Trey Gunderson (133) earned the championship medal and Oswaldo Moreno (114) and Jett Olson (160) both earned the second place medal. Taytan Nielsen (145), Aaron Jones (172) and Jay Harkema (285) all earned third place medals. Cole Froelich (121) and Jake Holtcamp (172) earned fourth place, Body VanHeuveln (107) earned fifth place and Shane Froelich (139) took sixth place. 

MILLE LACS RAIDERS

The Raiders had a great team performance with thirteen earning medals for 216 points to earned the Great River Conference championship. Vincent Schmid (107), Zach Remer (121), Donovan Schmid (127) and Justus Spengler (139) all earned championship medals. Carter Adickes (133), Tucker Haggberg (152), Landyn Remer (160) and Brodie Kuhman (285) all earned second place medals. Chase Calander (145) earned third place, Kruz Kresal (114) and Nathan Olson (189) earned fourth place. Bailey Geist (172) and Warren Minenko both earned fifth place.  

ATWATER-COSMOS-GROVE CITY FALCONS

The Falcons defeated two foes at the Yellow Medicine East Quadrangular. they defeated Quad County 51-18 and FMCC 34-31. Isiah Renne went 3-0, Nolan Bierwerth, Logan Holien, Edwyn Gonzalez, Joseph Sherwood, Brad Straumann and Ethan Whitcomb all went 2-1. The Falcons split their duals at the home triangular, they defeated No. 10A, Central Mn. Conference and Section 5A rivals Paynesville area 36-28. Edwyn Gonzalez, Brad Straumann and Ethan Whitcomb all went 2-0. 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated a pair of foes at the Detroit Lakes “Lakers” triangular. They defeated Detroit Lakes 53-15 and United Clay Becker 37-15, Sam Roiko, Carter Ahrendt, Cooper Rife, Rhett Anderson, Zach Hendrickson, Zach Davidson, Brock Hendrickson and Cooper Hasbargen all went 2-0.  The Warriors defeated three Section 8A rivals at the Fertile-Beltrami quadrangular. They defeated Fertile 53-18, Mahnomen-Waubun 56-15 and Crookston 63-12. Zach Hendrickson, Creed Koll and Riley Livingston all went 3-0. Carter Ahrendt, Cooper Rife, Rhett Anderson, Brock Hendrickson and Mason Kipka all went 2-1. 

OSAKIS SILVERSTREAKS

The Silverstreaks went 2-1 at the home triangular, they defeated Section 6A foe Border West 45-28 and Benson 48-21. They were defeated by AA Alexandria on criteria 32-31. 

Blake Fischer, Jacob Taplin, Tucker Hagen and Gaven Cimbura all went 3-0 and Ashton Pastian, Connor Koep and Zach Winkle all went 2-1. 

CLASS AAA TEAMS

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights went 4-0 at the Annandale/Maple Lake “Battle for the Bolts” Duals. They defeated No. 12AA ranked AN/ML 54-6, AAA Lean and Mean Willmar 56-8, AA Lean and Mean New London-Spicer 61-6. Grant Bergeron, Lincoln Robideau, Brady Bergeron, Chase Mills, Landon Robideau, Jarrett Wadsen, Jed Wester and John Murphy all went 4-0. Ian Schultz went 3-1, Evan Becker went 3-0, Gavin Jackson and Caleb Matheson both went 2-0 and Tanner Becker went 2-2. They defeated Minnetonka 75-0 in a conference dual meet. 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

LEAN and MEAN AAA

The Cardinals split their duals at the Perham “Yellow Jackets” triangular, they defeated Perham 39-21 and they were defeated Section 8AAA and Lean and Mean Moorhead 39-28. Ivan Mares, Cavin Carlson, Conlan Carlson and Sulley Anez all went 2-0. The Cardinals went 0-3 at their dual invitational, they were defeated by Lean and Mean New London-Spicer 42-18, No. 4AAAA ranked STMA 56-8 and ANML 33-31. Cavin Carlson and Conlan Carlson both went 2-0. 

BEMIDJI LUMBERJACKS

LEAN and MEAN AAA

The Lumberjacks defeated No. 12A ranked Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 42-24. 

ELK RIVER ELKS

The Elks went 2-1 at the Minnetonka “Skippers” duals, they defeated Minnetonka 60-17 and Woodbury 51-21. The were defeated by AA Lean and Mean New Ulm 42-15. Walker Gaulrapp, Daunte Sasse-Doering and and Paul Greenberg all went 3-0. Jackson Carlson, Jackson Ebner, Dylan Peters, Wyatt Leace and sam Kirton all went 2-1. 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated two Central Lakes Conference rivals Section 8AAA St. Cloud Crush 40-24 and Fergus Falls 78-0 at the Crush triangular. Ben Rodriguez, Cade Ostrowski, Nolan Jukish, Cale Ostrowksi, Easton Dircks, Elijah Germann and Ethan Kosloski all went 2-0. The Warriors earned ten medals for 154.5 points to earn second place at the Mound-Westonka Invitational. Easton Dircks (139) and Shane Carlson (189) both earned championship medals and Cade Ostrowksi (127) earned a second place medal. Crew Dahlheimer (107), Jackson Berhow (121), Cale Ostrowski (133), Elijah Germann (152) and Ethan Kasloski (215) all earned third place medals. Gabe Jukish (160) earned fourth place and Tyce Faber (172) took sixth place. 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets defeated three foes at the Bear Quadrangular, they defeated White Bear Lake 50-11, Mora 48-21 and Tartan 78-0. Brady Huntley Wyatt Wall, Leo Edblad, Maverick Henderson, Shawn Henderson and Brady Anderson all went 3-0. Grady Jennissen, and Quinton Harcey both went 2-1 and Bock brown went 2-0. 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds split their duals at the Perham triangular, they defeated Lean and Mean Section 8AAA rivals Willmar 39-28 and they were defeated by AA Perham 44-27. Landon Rinke, Dane Ellingsberg, Michael Jenkins and Jake Erdman all went 2-0. 

ST. CLOUD CRUSH

The Crush defeated AA Monticello 40-33 with a 7-6 match split. At the Albany Purple Pride the Crush earned eight medals, Jack Hamak (121) earned the championship medal and Tanner Hugg (160) earned third place. Batuo Teboh (215) and Chase Reed (285) both earned fourth place, Noah Neuman (152), Grady Doering (107) and Noah Orth (285) all earned fifth place and Gil Andreas-Rafols (145) took sixth place.  

ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals were defeated by Chaska-Chanhassen 50-17 and Big Lake 52-18 at the Chaska-Chanhassen triangular. Zach Kellogg, Grady Weinbrenner and Navarro Kornwotf all went 2-0. 

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SABRES

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SABRES

No events were reported by the Sabres. 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison earned six medals at Mound-Westonka “Leopold Haglund” Invitational. Gabe Roehl (114) earned a championship medal, Jacobee Scherber (172) earned a second place medal and Ryan Babatz (285) earned a third place medal. Dylan Keeler (121) earned sixth place and Max Carter (145) and Lucas  Potter (189) both took seventh place.