Central Minnesota Mat Rats  Report (30th Annual) (Section Duals)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  A TEAMS

HOLDINGFORD HUSKERS

The Huskies defeated the Aitkin Gobblers in the Section 7A quarterfinals 73-0 and Lean and Mean Mille Lacs Raiders 52-13 in the semifinals. The No. 2A ranked team was upset by No. 5A ranked Staples Motley Cardinals 32-25. There was one huge upset that likely turned this whole out come around. Wyatt Novitzki, Masyn Patrick, Luke Bieniek, Drew Lange and Jason Bartkowicz all went 3-0. Lane Patrick, Wyatt Pilarski, Noah Perowitz, William Pilarski and Simon Boeckmann all went 2-1. 

BELGRADE-BROOTEN-ELROSA JAGUARS

The Jaguars defended their Section 5A Dual Championship with three big wins. They defeated Benson 57-15, No. 10A ranked Paynesville Area 47-21 and Lean and Mean Canby 39-21 for the championship. Ryan Jensen, Tanner Viessman, Ethan Mueller, Maximus Hanson and Carson Gilbert all went 3-0. Noah Jensen, Noah Welte and Aiden Mueller all went 2-1 and Andrew Spanier and Brett DeRoo both went 2-0.

STAPLES-MOTLEY CARDINALS

The Cardinals defeated Deer River 66-4 in the Section 7A quarterfinals and No. 7A ranked Royalton-Upsala 45-15 and in the championship they defeated the No. 2A ranked Holdingford 32-25. This earned the Cardinals ticket to the state tournament, the first since 1999.  Gage Bjerga, Caden Kramer, Elijah Greenwaldt, Blake Neelan, Colbe Tappe and Steve Petrich all went 3-0. Turner Beachy Owen Winter and Luke Bjerga all went 2-1 and Jack Carlson went 2-0. 

ROYALTON-UPSALA ROYALS

The Royals defeated B/CL/B in the Section 7A Quarter finals 48-15, but they come up short in the semifinals. The Royals were defeated by the No. 5A ranked Staples-Motley 45-15. Nicholas Leibold, Kaden Holm and Brandon Mugg all went 3-0. 

PAYNESVILLE AREA BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defeated Lean and Mean Minneota 31-27 in the Section 5A quarterfinals. The Bulldogs were defeated by the No. 3A ranked Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa in the semifinals 47-21. Braydon Kierstead-Hahn and Peyton Hemmsch both went 2-0. 

BERTHA-HEWITT/VERDNALE/PARKERS PRAIRE RAIDERS

The Raiders had three great duals, they defeated Pelican Rapids 55-12 in the Section 7A quarterfinals 55-12 and Lean and Men West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville 34-31 in the semifinals in a very close dual. They defeated Lean and Mean Osakis 33-28 in another great dual. Isaac Grabow, Orran Hart, Justin Olson and David Revering all went 3-0 and Gage Barthel, Evan Jares and Braden Shamp all went 2-0. 

WEST CENTRAL AREA/ASBHY/BRANDON-EVANSVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated WDC in the Section 6A quarterfinals 68-6 and they were defeated by the No. 12A ranked Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 34-31 in the semifinals in a very close dual. Evan Dingwall, Owen Gruchow, Adam Lohse, Solomon Wales, Ezekiel Sieckert and Will Rustan all went 2-0. 

MILLE LACS RAIDERS

The Raiders defeated Ogilvie 37-24 in the Section 7A quarterfinals. They were defeated by No. 3A ranked Holdingford 52-13. Vincent Schmid and Carter Adickes both went 2-0. 

LONG PRAIRIE/GREY EAGLE/BROWERVILLE THUNDER

The Wolves defeated Border West in their Section 6A quarterfinals 43-24. They were defeated by Lean and Mean Osakis 35-24. Hunter Katterhagen, Tucker Zigan, Nathan Bitz, Mason Bruder and Alex Line all went 2-0. 

KERKHOVEN-MURDOCK-SUNBURG FIGHTING SAINTS

The Fighting Saints were defeated in the Section 5A quarter finals by ACGC 30-27 in a very close dual. 

UNITED NORTH CENTRAL WARRIORS

The Warriors had three very good duals to punch their ticket to the State tournament, they defeated Crookston 71-6 in the Section 8A quarterfinals and Barnesville 64-4 in the semifinals. In the championship they defeated No. 9A rivals Frazee 27-23 in a very good dual. Sam Roiko, Fynn Bakke, Aaron Lake, Zach Davidson, Ryan Peterson and Kevin Dailey all went 3-0. Cooper Rife, Zach Hendrickson, Fordyce Johnson and Cooper Hasbargen all went 2-1 and Eli Roiko went 2-0. 

OSAKIS SIVLERSTREAKS

The Silverstreaks defeated New York Mills 49-18 in the Section 6A Quarterfinals and Lean and Mean Long Prairie/Grey Eagle/Browerville 35-24. They were defeated by the No. 12A ranked Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 33-28 in a very good dual in the championship. Blake Fischer, Jacob Taplin and Zach Winkle all went 3-0 and Ashton Pastian, Reggie George, Christian  Nathan, Simon Jacobson, Tucker Hagen and Gaven. Cimbura all went 2-1. 

OGILVIE LIONS

The Lions were defeated in the Section 7A Quarterfinals by Lean and Mean Mille Lacs 37-24 in a very good dual. 

CLASS AA TEAMS

BECKER BULLDOGS

The Bulldogs defended their Section 6AA Dual championship with three big dual wins.  They defeated DC/LITCH 69-3 in the quarterfinals and in the semifinals they defeated No. 11AA ranked Rocori 38-25 in a very good dual. The Bulldogs defeated  Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted in the championship 43-20. Boston Kuschel, Bennett Kujawa, Kaden Nicolas, Landon Kujawa, Drew May, and Owen Angel all went 3-0. Blayne Kuschel and Logan Javis both went 2-1 and Nolan Jurek and Jake Rosenow both went 2-0. Special Note: Bennett Kujawa 114 Pounds Won His 100th Career Match. 

DAWSON-BOYD/LAC QUI PARLE/MONTDVIDEO UNITED

The United punched their ticket to the state tournament with three big wins. They defeated Hutchinson in the Section 3AA quarterfinals 50-18 and Luverne 60-11 in the section semifinals. In the championship they defeated No, 8AA ranked Marshall 28-27 in a very exciting match. Gavin Mortenson, Daniel Gunlogson, Kameron Sather, Parker Bothun and Brady Rhode all went 3-0. Eli Olson, Ben Gunlogson, Holland Schacherer and Mason Pederson all went 2-1 and Zach DeBeer went 2-0. 

LITTLE FALLS FLYERS

The Flyers earned their ticket to the State tournament with three big wins over their Section 7AA foes. They defeated Pine City/Hinckley-Finlayson in the quarterfinals 65-6 and in the semifinals they defeated Rush-City/Braham 57-15. The Flyers defeated Grand Rapids 28-27 on criteria as they won seven matches. Joey Wilczek, Beau Robertson, Hank LeClair, Ivan. Petrich and Alex Schmitz all went 3-0. Cayden Neisen, Hayden Ramsdell, Masons Rausch and Noach Cameron all went 2-1 and Kobi Cameron went 2-0.

ROCORI SPARTANS

The Spartans defeated Big Lake 38-25 in the Section 6AA quarterfinals. they were defeated by the No. 6AA ranked Becker 38-25 in a very good dual. Kameron Moscho, Evan Moscho, Christian Rodriquez and Grady Minnerath all went 2-0. 

ANNANDALE/MAPLE LAKE LIGHTNING

The Lightning defeated Princeton in the Section 6AA quarterfinals 38-27 and they were defeated by Howard Lake/Waverly/Winsted 30-29 in a dual decided on criteria, seven matches to six. Shay McClory, Cole LaFave, Jack Nilson and Nathan Klatt all went 2-0.

NEW LONDON-SPICER WILDCATS

The Wildcats were defeated in the Section 3AA quarterfinals by No. 8AA Marshall 33-21. 

PIERZ PIONEERS

The Pioneers defeated North Branch 71-3 in the Section 7AA quarterfinals and they were defeated by Grand Rapids 34-24. This dual could have went the other way, as the Pioneers were defeated in two one point matches. Chase Becker, Jayden Zajac, Caleb Koch, Wyatt Dingman and. Jack Byker all went 2-0. 

PEQUOT LAKES/PINE RIVER-BACKUS ROAD CREW

The Road Crew defeated Minnewaska Area in the Section 8AA quarterfinals 50-18. They were defeated by No. 9 ranked Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 36-20 in the section semifinals. Trevor Holmberg, Parker Zutter, Brody Ruhl and Riley Peters all went 2-0. 

WATERTOWN-MAYER ROYALS

The Royals punched their ticket to the state tournament with three big wins, they defeated Mankato East 46-24 in the Section 2AA quarterfinals and in the semifinals they defeated St. Peter 33-27. In the championship they defeated the No. 5AA ranked Scott West 34-30 in a very good dual. Joel Friederichs, Titan Friederichs, Kaleb Mead, Jack Entinger and Bryce Burkett all went 3-0 and Sully Marx and Parker Jackson both went 2-1.

FOLEY FALCONS 

The Falcons were defeated in the Section 6AA quarterfinals by HLWW 32-24. 

BIG LAKE HORNETS

The Hornets defeated Sauk Rapids-Rice in their Section 6A pigtail match 58-12 and they were defeated in the quarterfinals by No. 10AA ranked Rocori 38-25. Kale Westgaard, Cash Stortz, Cooper Cusick and Carson Gellerman all went 2-0. 

HOWARD LAKE/WAVERLY-WINSTED LAKERS

The Lakers defeated Lean and Mean Foley in the Section 6AA quarterfinals 52-24. In the semifinals the Lakers defeated the No. 11 ranked Annandale/Maple Lake 30-29 on criteria, with seven wins. The Lakers were defeated by Becker in the championship 43-20.   Raydon Graham and Colton Long all went 4-0, Caleb Mitchell, Tony Bauman, Tyler Graczyk and Charlie Mumford all went 3-1. Leo Duske went 2-0, Ryker Clobes and Gabe Michels both went 2-1 and Will Kurtz went 2-2.  

CLASS AAA TEAMS

SAINT MICHAEL-ALBERTVILLE KNIGHTS

The Knights defeated Osseo 76-0 in their first round Section 5 quarterfinals and Park Center 68-3 in the semifinals. In the championship they defeated No. 8 ranked Wayzata 46-15. Lincoln Robideau, Ian Schultz, Tanner Becker, Landon Robideau, Jed Wester and Chase Mills all went 3-0. Brody Bergeron went 2-1 and Evan Becker, Grant Bergeron, John Murphy and Noah Torgerson all went 2-0. 

WILLMAR CARDINALS

The Cardinals punched their ticket to the state tournament with three big wins, they defeated Buffalo 63-10 in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals. They defeated Lean and Mean Moorhead 45-16 in the semifinals. In the championship they defeated lean and mean Bemidji 31-18. Cavin Carlson, Conlan Carlson, Sulley Anez, Cameron Champagne, Steven Cruze, Lawson Cruze and Ramero Trevino all went 3-0. Wyatt Cruze, Ivan Mares and Isaac Zelaya-Velasquez all went 2-1. 

BEMiDJI LUMBERJACKS

The Lumberjacks defeated Sartell 65-4 in the Section 8 quarterfinals duals and in the semifinals they defeated Brainerd 35-21. In the championship they were defeated by Lean and Mean rival Willmar 31-18. Casey Sisneras, Gabe Morin, Alec Newby and Parker Orth all went 3-0. Gavin Osborn, Brody Castoguay and Ricky Wuori all went 2-1. 

CAMBRIDGE-ISANTI BLUEJACKETS

The Bluejackets defeated Elk River in the section 7AAA quarterfinals 42-23 and they were defeated by Lean and Mean Anoka 33-26. Brady Huntley, Wyatt Wald, Leo Edblad and Maverick Henderson all went 2-0. 

MOORHEAD SPUDS

The Spuds defeated the St. Cloud Crush in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals 40-30 and in the semifinals they were defeated by Lean and Mean Willmar 45-16. Landon Rinke, Dane Ellingsberg and Jake Erdman all went 2-0. 

ELK RIVER ELKS

The Elks were defeated in the Section 7AAA quarterfinals by Cambridge-Isanti 43-23. 

BRAINERD WARRIORS

The Warriors defeated Monticello in the Section 8AAA quarterfinals 57-9 and they were defeated by Lean and Mean rival Bemidji 35-21 in the semifinals. Crewe Dahlheimer, Easton Dircks, Shane Carlson and Ethan Kosloski all went 2-0.  

ST. CLOUD CRUSH

The Crush dual meet portion of their season come to a end at they were defeated by No. 4 Seeded AAA Lean and Mean Moorhead 40-30 (with a 6-7 match split). Their dual meet record for the season was 7-19, with a season that was filled with numerous injuries.   

ROGERS ROYALS

The Royals were defeated in the Section quarterfinal dual by Park Center 45-27. 

SARTELL-ST. STEPHEN SABRES

The Sabres dual meet season ended with the quarter section 8AAA dual, they were defeated by No. 2 seed AAA Lean and Mean Bemidji 65-4. They ended their season with a 7-12 dual meet mark. 

BUFFALO BISON

The Bison was defeated in the Section quarterfinals by Willmar 63-10.