Two will tango: Anderson, Holm off to 'the big dance'
Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:17 AM
Niko Anderson (182 lbs.) and Monty Holm (195 lbs.) punched their tickets to the state wrestling tournament last Saturday, winning their respective weight classes at the Section 1A individual tournament this past weekend.
Monty Holm of the Fillmore Central/Mabel-Canton/Lanesboro wrestling team reacts to winning the section championship in wrestling Saturday. He will join teammate Niko Anderson in competing at the state meet. More details on the sports page.
In addition to the two gold medal winners, the Wolves wrestling team had five other podium posers (medalists) at the section tournament: Gabe Decker (fifth, 138), Andy Love (fifth, 145), Connor Hanson (fourth, 152), Trevor Barnes (fifth, 160) and Tom Henry (sixth, 170).
Results for the Fillmore Central/Lanesboro/Mabel-Canton wrestlers at the Section 1A individual tournament:
Brady Ristau (120, 0-2)...lost his first match to state qualifier Ty Van Sickle (Chatfield).
Korby Koch (125, 1-2)...lost to fifth place finisher from Dover-Eyota (Dakota Welsh).
Alex Fishbaugher (132, 1-2)...lost his two matches on decisions, 4-0 and 7-0.
Gabe Decker (138, 2-2, fifth place)...lost first match to state qualifier from Kenyon-Wanamingo (Jace Clawiter).
Andy Love (145, 3-2, fifth place)...lost in the quarterfinals to champion from Chatfield (AJ Riley).
Connor Hanson (152, 3-2, fourth)...lost to state qualifier Shane Siewert (Lake City).
Trevor Barnes (160, 3-2, fifth)...lost to champion, Andrew Dayland (St. Charles) in quarterfinals.
Tom Henry (170, 1-3, sixth)...won the only match he wrestled, had to drop out of tournament.
Niko Anderson (182,3-0, first)...No. 1 seed, No. 1 in his class.
Monty Holm (195, 3-0, first)...beat the No. 1 seed (Lucas Etchason, Triton) in the championship match.
Walker Ward (220, 0-2)...lost to the eventual champion (Eric Norgrant, W-K) in the first round.
Jacob Thomas (285, 0-2)...only a ninth grader in a tough weight class.
Here are the first round match-ups for Anderson and Holm at the state tournament: Niko Anderson (182, sr., 33-1) vs. Will Smith (jr., 28-12, Pipestone Area); Monty Holm (195, sr., 32-0) vs. Jake Denn (jr., 34-6, Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther).
Complete results for all the wrestlers in the KFIL listening area, along with the team completion involving Chatfield begin Thursday morning.