Anderson wins at FCLMC tourney; Hanson, Holm get silver
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 6:25 AM
Niko Anderson remained undefeated at 12-0 as he won the 170 lb. class at the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton Holiday Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. Anderson of the Wolves went 3-0 in the tournament with wins over Coltan Pike (Pine Island, :58), McKinlleigh McCabe (Decorah, 7-2) and Cody Bly (Chatfield, 5-3).
Picking up silver medals at the same tournament were Connor Hanson (132 lbs.) and Monty Holm (182 lbs.). Hanson improved to 10-5 on the season with wins over Luke Werner (Caledonia, 6-2) and Brennan Russell (Austin, 5:11) in the quarterfinals and semifinals. Connor lost his championship match to A.J. Riley (Chatfield, 7-4).
Holm got wins over Cole Hamilton (Decorah Red, 1:14) and Wyatt Richardson (GMLOK, 5-4), before losing to Peter Kephart (Decorah, 2:50) in the gold medal match.
Fourth place finishes went to Dalton Mart at 285 lbs. and Andy Love at 138 lbs. Love got a win over Jakob Stucky (PEM, 11-5) and suffered losses to Devon Felton (Austin, 3:10) and Ben Boynton (Dover-Eyota, 8-0). Mart won his quarterfinal match over Jayton Nesbit (Chatfield, 3:51) and then lost to Austin Ashbacher (Decorah, 1:19) in the semi-finals and Jacob Garza (Decorah Red, 1:09) in the bronze medal match. Alex Fishbaugher got sixth place in the tournament, breaking even at 2-2. Fishbaugher lost his bid for a fifth place finish in overtime, 7-5, to Thor Sandven (La Crescent).
Also competing for the Wolves in the tournament were Chris Collett (120 lbs., 1-2), Trevor Barnes (2-2, 145 lbs.) and Josh Jones (152 lbs., 1-2).
As a team, FCLMC finished seventh out of 12 teams with 89 points. Chatfield (221.5) won the tournament, Decorah (166) was second and Plainview-Elgin-Millville (157) was third. The other teams competing, fourth through 12th were, Caledonia (130), Pine Island (94.5), Dover-Eyota (93.5), Wolves (89), Austin (70.5), Winona (61.5), GMLOK (54.5), Decorah Red (48.5) and LaCrescent (41).
Last Thursday, FCLMC had a double-dual with St. Charles and Chatfield. The Wolves lost to St. Charles, 41-27, and lost to Chatfield, 60-15.
Getting wins in the St.Charles match were Chris Collett (pin, 0:57), Alex Fishbaugher (forfeit), Andy Love (pin, 1:52), Niko Anderson (pin, 0:49) and Dalton Mart (overtime). Wrestling for FCLMC, but suffering losses were Connor Hanson (5-2 decision to Cody Ball, ranked No. 5 in A), Trevor Barnes, Josh Jones and Monty Holm.
Getting wins in the match against the Gophers were Niko Anderson (5-3 decision), Monty Holm (forfeit) and Dalton Mart (pin, 4:29). Losses went to Chris Collett ( 4:10 fall to Hank Friederichs, No. 4 in Class A), Alex Fishbaugher (2-0 decision), Connor Hanson (5-2 decision to A.J. Riley, No. 10), Andy Love (fall in 5:09 to Harvey Friederichs, No. 5 in class A), Trevor Barnes (fall, 3:13), and Josh Jones (fall in 1:41 to Alex Haffner, ranked No. 9).
The wrestlers don't have any more matches until Jan. 3, when they host Wabasha-Kellogg. Jan. 5 they are in Cresco at the Crestwood Tournament.