Chatfield wrestlers react to a key victory in the final dual meet at Section 1A, a win that assured overall victory, meaning they knew they would be headed to the state wrestling tournament as a team on Feb. 28 at Xcel Center in St. Paul. More information on the sports page. (Chatfield News photo by Sam Clemens)<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->
Chatfield wrestlers react to a key victory in the final dual meet at Section 1A, a win that assured overall victory, meaning they knew they would be headed to the state wrestling tournament as a team on Feb. 28 at Xcel Center in St. Paul. More information on the sports page. (Chatfield News photo by Sam Clemens)

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By Bill Bentson

Last Thursday the Chatfield wrestling team beat Pine Island, 64-10, advancing to the semi-finals Saturday. Saturday they beat Goodhue 38-34 to advance to the championship match against Kenyon-Wanamingo. In the 'gold medal' match they downed Kenyon-Wanamingo, 38-23, advancing to the 'BIG DANCE' for the first time since 2000.

Chatfield 38,

Kenyon-Wanamingo 23

106 Jared Goldsmith, 7-2 decision over Jared Clawiter (KW)...113 Ty Van Sickel, 7-4, over Bradley Kish (KW)...120 Hank Friederichs, 9-3 decision over Ted Androli (KW)...126 A.J. Riley, won 5-4, Jace Clawiter (KW)...132 Harvey Friederichs, 10-1 maj. dec., Luke Rechtzigel...138 Alex Haffner, 14-6 maj. decision over Trent Brossard (KW)...145 Ryan Meeker, win by pin, 5:28, Nick Bauer...at this point, Chatfield leads 26-0...152 Matt Bauer (KW), 12-3 decision over Ethan Wright...160 Mason Stevenson (KW), 15-7 win over Austin Dahl...170 Bailey Paquin pinned Mitchell Meeker, 5:03...182 Alex Jackson (KW), fall, :58, Sam Fryer...195 Cody Bly, 41 second pin over Austin Jackson (KW)...220 Nick Langer (KW), 8-2 decision over Jacob Bleess...Chatfield clinched the win!....285 Justin Viss, pinned Seth Donkers, 2:46!!!!!

Chatfield 38,

Goodhue 34...semi-final match

106 Bailee O'Reilly (G), 8-6 over Jared Goldsmith...113 Joel Gadient (G), 11-2 over Ty Van Sickel...120 Hank Friederichs, pin, 5:39, over Mason Huemann...this got the Gophers PUMPED!...126 A.J. Riley, 3-1, overtime win, Kyle Drehemel...this put Chatfield ahead 9-7...if the team, and fans, weren't fired up before, they were now!...132 Harvey Friederichs, 38 second pin, Matt Lexvold...138 Alex Haffner, 19-4 win over Logan Breuer...145 Ryan Meeker, pin, 2:34, fifth consecutive win for the Gophers, now lead 26-7...152 Mitchell Breuer (G) pinned Ethan Wright, 5:39...160 Jacob Blattner, 5-1 decision over Austin Dahl...170 Charles Dahling (G) pinned Mitchell Meeker, 1:47...182 Sam Fryer, 11 second pin over Ross Tipcke, Gophers up by 10...195 Cody Bly, wins by fall, 1:37, Zach Scott...guarantees the win for Chatfield!...220 Ryan Tipcke (G), fall, 1:14, over Jayton Nisbit...285 Josh Dahling (G), pin, :52, Logan Karver.

Chatfield 64, Pine Island 10...quarter-final match last Thursday

106 - Jared Goldsmith (C) pinned Isaac Haman 1:07...113 - Ty Van Sickle (C) pinned Noah Bauer 1:46...120 - Hank Friederichs (C) tech. fall Trevor Turner 16-0...126 - AJ Riley (C) won by forfeit ...132 - Harvey Friederichs (C) pinned Tyler Lejcher 0:25...138 - Alex Haffner (C) maj. dec. Mitch Kukson 12-4...145 - Ryan Meeker (C) maj. dec. Adam Pleschourt 8-0...152 - Sam McPhail (PI) maj. dec. Ethan Wright 11-3...160 - Austin Dahl (C) pinned Kodey Weis 3:31...170 - Colton Pike (PI) pinned Mitchell Meeker 1:49...182 - Cody Bly (C) won by forfeit ...195 - Sam Fryer (C) won by forfeit ...220 - Justin Viss (C) dec. Zach Kennedy 7-4...285 - Logan Karver (C) won by forfeit

Friday and Saturday the Chatfield wrestlers will be competing for Individual crowns in the Section 1A Individual Tournament. The seeding meeting is Wednesday night. Here are the current season records for Chatfield's wrestlers.... Kevin Bradt 1-0...Mitchell Meeker 0-3...Tye Bentz 12-11...Jacob Bleess 21-13...Cody Bly 33-3...Austin Dahl 3-13...Monte Flores Ruesink 4-11...Hank Friederichs 38-1...Harvey Friederichs 37-2...Sam Fryer 13-16...Jared Goldsmith 35-4...Alex Haffner 36-1...Jake Mandt 0-1...Ryan Meeker 27-11...Jayton Nisbit 3-9...A.J. Riley 36-2...Ty VanSickle 22-15...Justin Viss 29-7...Ethan Wright 16-21...Logan Karver 1-3..."Remember guys: records may give you a SEED, you've got to win the spot on the MAT!"