Wolves lose in section; individuals start Friday
Wednesday, February 19, 2014 5:05 AM
The Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton wrestling team lost in the first round of the Section 1A tournament to Wabasha-Kellogg, 47-33.
The Wolves came in as the No. 7 seed, Wabasha-Kellogg was seeded 10th. FCLMC beat W-K, 33-28, during the regular season.
The team has been wrestling shorthanded all year, but with four additional regulars out of the lineup, it made the task of winning that much more difficult. Those regulars not wrestling, who normally would be in the lineup were Korby Koch (126), Andy Love (145), Tom Henry (170) and Niko Anderson (182).
The Wolves got wins in six of the 14 weight classes, four by forfeits. Getting wins in matches wrestled were Josh Jones (170, decision) and Monty Holm (195, fall). Hall improved his record to 29-0 for the season. Getting forfeit wins were Brady Ristau (120), Alex Fishbaugher (132), Gabe Decker (138) and Connor Hanson (152).
Class A team duals - Fillmore Central
106 - Jamie Hewitt (WK) over Michael Harrison (FCLMC), fall 3:16; team score 0-6.
113 - Tangen Miller (WK), forfeit; team score 0-12.
120 - Brady Ristau (FCLMC), forfeit; team score 6-12.
126 - Bradley Schmalzriedt (WK), forfeit; team score 6-18.
132 - Alex Fishbaugher (FCLMC), forfeit; team score 12-18.
138 - Gabe Decker (FCLMC), forfeit; team score 18-18.
145 - Ryan Lager (WK), forfeit; 18-24.
152 - Connor Hanson (FCLMC), forfeit; team score 24-24.
160 - Bryton Miller (WK) over Trevor Barnes (FCLMC), fall, 2:12; team score 24-30.
170 - Josh Jones (FCLMC) over Collin Schmoker (WK), dec., 5-2; team score 27-30.
182 - Paul Novak (WK) over Ross McKenna (FCLMC), tech. fall, 15-0; team score 27-35.
195 - Monty Holm (FCLMC) over Ben Tentis (WK), fall, 0:20; team score 33-35.
220 - Eric Norgrant (WK) over Walker Ward (FCLMC), fall, 1:55; team score 33-41.
285 - Mike Schively (WK) over Jacob Thomas (FCLMC), fall, 2:58; team score 33-47.
The Section 1A individual tournament begins this Friday and concludes with state tournament entries determined on Saturday. A and AA pigtail matches will begin at 12:30 p.m. on Friday at Mayo Civic Center, Rochester.
Wrestling begins Saturday at 11 a.m.
Coach Jim Love said he expects all of the regulars to be on the mat for the start of the individual tournament on Friday. Seeding for the section tournament was held Wednesday night in Rochester.
The Wolves do have three wrestlers that are ranked in the top 10 by The Guillotine Magazine: Connor Hanson (ninth, 152), Niko Anderson (first, 182) and Monty Holm (seventh, 195).
The state wrestling tournament is next week: Thursday, Feb. 27, to Saturday, March 1. The team portion of the tournament is Thursday, and the individuals wrestle on Friday and Saturday.