No. 11 Red Bulls flatten Waseca wrestlers, 69-6

TIGHTENING HIS GRIP — Fairmont/Martin County West Red Bulls wrestler Payton Anderson (back) tightens his grip to record near-fall points on Waseca opponent William Norton during 138-pound Big South Conference mat action Thursday night at Cardinal Gym in Fairmont. Referee Randy Sokoloski watches the action. Anderson went on to win by technical fall, 16-0. (Photo by Charlie Sorrells)

FAIRMONT — Fairmont/Martin County West 106-pound freshman Lucas Jagodzinske posted a 9-0 major decision from the leadoff spot in the lineup and triggered a Red Bulls’ scoring stampede on Thursday.

The Class AA No. 11-ranked Red Bulls reeled off 12 more victories, including five falls and four received forfeits, to pin a lopsided 69-6 loss on the Waseca Bluejays during a Big South Conference wrestling dual meet in Fairmont.

“Our guys continued to turn in solid wrestling performances again tonight,” said Red Bulls head coach Adam Williamson. “Waseca was missing a couple of their better wrestlers, including No. 1-ranked 120-pounder Justin Sampson, but I thought our wrestlers went out and got falls where we needed to, and earned a couple of bonus-point wins.”

Ahead 4-0 on the team ledger following Jagodzinske’s bonus-point decision, No. 2-ranked 113-pounder Jaxson Rohman needed a mere 1:39 to trample the Red Bulls to six more points via a fall over Luke Osweiler.

Fairmont/Martin County West’s Connor Simmonds replicated Rohman’s feat at 120, building an 8-0 lead over Dayton Deutsch before earning the slap of the canvas in 5:15. Simmonds currently holds the No. 7 spot at 106 in the Class AA poll.

Cale Steuber required only 40 seconds to earn the raising of his hand by the referee, downing Jon Howson during 126-pound action to widen the Red Bulls’ margin to 22-0.

Jordan Wolter, the No. 9-ranked grappler at 126, moved up to 132 and received a forfeit for six more points for the home team.

Top-ranked 138-pounder Payton Anderson appeared to have pinned his Waseca opponent William Norton on two separate occasions, but settled for a 16-0 technical fall to tack five team points onto the Fairmont/Martin County West total.

Zac Ringnell built a 6-3 lead over the Bluejays’ Blake Wendland during 145-pound first-period action before extending his margin to 9-4 after the completion of the second 2-minute segment.

Ringnell finalized a 12-5 decision over Wendland before Red Bull teammates Miles Fitzgerald (152) and Nathan Simmonds (160) received forfeits.

No. 10-ranked 182-pounder Tristan Lange dropped to 170 and quickly disposed of Daniel Kuhns in 1:01 for Fairmont/Martin County West before Red Bull teammate Parker Anderson netted a forfeit at 182.

Collin Steuber, who’s ranked No. 3 at 170, wasted no time in pinning Abdulaziz Mungani in 53 seconds at 195 before Conner Tordsen capped the Red Bulls’ point production at 220.

Tordsen generated a 4-2 first-period lead over Jacob Hertzog before clinging to a 6-4 margin after two frames. Hertzog reversed Tordsen to open the third before Tordsen countered with a match-winning reversal with 30 seconds left.

Heavyweight Levi Kuschel received a forfeit to account for Waseca’s only points of the dual meet.

The Red Bulls (2-0, 2-0 Big South) competes against Redwood River Valley, St. Clair/Mankato Loyola and Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther in a 5 p.m. quadrangular on Tuesday in St. Clair.

Waseca (2-1) participates in the Jackson County Central Invitational at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Jackson.

Varsity Results

FHS/MCW 69, Waseca 6

106 pounds: Lucas Jagodzinske (FHS/MCW) major dec. Mason Gehloff, 9-0.

113: Jaxson Rohman (FHS/MCW) pinned Luke Osweiler, 1:39.

120: Connor Simmonds (FHS/MCW) pinned Dayton Deutsch, 5:15.

126: Cale Steuber (FHS/MCW) pinned Jon Howson, 0:40.

132: Jordan Wolter (FHS/MCW) won by forfeit.

138: Payton Anderson (FHS/MCW) tech. fall William Norton, 16-0.

145: Zac Ringnell (FHS/MCW) dec. Blake Wendland, 12-5.

152: Miles Fitzgerald (FHS/MCW) won by forfeit.

160: Nathan Simmonds (FHS/MCW) won by forfeit.

170: Tristan Lange (FHS/MCW) pinned Daniel Kuhns, 1:01.

182: Parker Anderson (FHS/MCW) won by forfeit.

195: Collin Steuber (FHS/MCW) pinned Abdulaziz Mungani, 0:53.

220: Conner Tordsen (FHS/ MCW) dec. Jacob Hertzog, 8-6.

285: Levi Kuschel (WAS) won by forfeit.

JV Results

FHS/MCW 12, Waseca 0

120: Katie Lange (FHS/MCW) pinned John Mortenson, 2:49.

220: Everardo Hernandez (FHS/MCW) dec. Marcus Hansen, 2-1.

285: Hunter Swanson (FHS/MCW) dec. Chase Karsten, 10-7.

Maple River Triangular

The Class A, No. 8-ranked Blue Earth Area Bucs fell to the Maple River Eagles and the Iowa Class 1A, No. 10-ranked Lake Mills Bulldogs during a wrestling triangular on Thursday night in Mapleton.

The Bucs fell to the Eagles, 43-28, before losing to the Bulldogs, 50-19.

Bucs wrestlers Caleb Beeler and Davis Sunken won the opening matches against the Eagles. Beeler took a 3-0 decision against Boden Simon, 3-0, and Sunken nabbed a 13-2 major decision over Ethan Evenson.

Beeler also pinned the Bulldogs’ Jack Ramaker in 1:59 for two wins in the meet.

Max Ehrich received a forfeit against Maple River before defeating Bulldogs 126-pounder Alex Martinson, 7-3.

Joe Schavey and Class A, No. 5-ranked 170-pounder Zach Buseman both pocketed two wins apiece for BEA. Schavey used a 3-1 overtime win to take down Cody Walters of Maple River at the 138-pound weight class and added on an 11-3 major decision against Bulldog grappler Ashten Love.

Buseman wrestled at 160, pinned the Eagles’ Bryan Garlow in 2:49 and had a takedown in overtime for a 4-2 victory against Bulldog Elijah Wagner.

Isaac Martinez contributed six Bucs points via a 1:50 fall on Eagles 195-pounder Logan Ziegler.

Bucs 152-pounder Jaxen Klinkner rebounded from a 12-3 loss to the Eagles’ Wyatt Simon with a 13-11 decision against Alex Albert of Lake Mills.

Trevor Pearson, Reise Hanson, No. 8-ranked 152-pounder Lincoln Arndt, Nathan Moore, ranked ninth at 160, Nathan Trio and Connor Thorn all had pins for Maple River. Pearson wrestled at 120 and flattened Jack Frundt in 1:59, while the 132-pound Hanson used 2:50 to send Adam Schavey to his back.

Arndt needed only 50 seconds to pin C.J. Germann at 145, Moore posted a 3:31 fall on Bucs 170-pounder Akeira Morrow and Trio pinned Dominic Whitlow in 5:26 at 182.

Bill Karels took a 7-0 victory over Jordan Huse at 220 before teammate and heavyweight Thorn earned the slap of the canvas over Damian Cornelio in 44 seconds.

Bulldogs No. 2-ranked 113-pounder Caiden Jones edged Sunken, 2-1, before the Bulldogs tallied eight falls.

Tyler Helgeson, ranked third at 120, pinned Frundt in 5:27, while Hanson recorded a 1:31 pin on Adam Schavey. Cael Boehmer tacked on a 55-second fall against Germann.

Cole Bergo then took five minutes off the clock before pinning Morrow. Drake Harnish put Whitlow on his back in 4:19, while No. 6-ranked Gabe Irons used 22 seconds to pin Martinez.

Max Johnson pinned Huse and Brett Tyler pinned Cornelio in 2:24 and 1:40, respectively.

Blue Earth Area (1-2) competes at the Park Invite at 9:30 a.m. Saturday in Cottage Grove.

Maple River 43,

Blue Earth Area 28

106: Caleb Beeler (BEA) dec. Boden Simon, 3-0.

113: Davis Sunken (BEA) major dec. Ethan Evenson, 13-2.

120: Trevor Pearson (MR) pinned Jack Frundt, 1:59.

126: Max Ehrich (BEA) won by forfeit.

132: Reise Hanson (MR) pinned Adam Schavey, 2:50.

138: Joe Schavey (BEA) dec. Cody Walters in OT, 3-1.

145: Lincoln Arndt (MR) pinned C.J. Germann, 0:50.

152: Wyatt Simon (MR) major dec. Jaxen Klinkner, 12-3.

160: Zach Buseman (BEA) pinned Bryan Garlow, 2:49.

170: Nathan Moore (MR) pinned Akeira Morrow, 3:31.

182: Nathan Trio (MR) pinned Dominic Whitlow, 5:26.

195: Isaac Martinez (BEA) pinned Logan Ziegler, 1:50.

220: Bill Karels (MR) dec. Jordan Huse, 7-0.

285: Connor Thorn (MR) pinned Damian Cornelio, 0:44.

Lake Mills 50, BEA 19

106: Caleb Beeler (BEA) pinned Jack Ramaker, 1:59.

113: Caiden Jones (LM) dec. Davis Sunken, 2-1.

120: Tyler Helgeson (LM) pinned Jack Frundt, 5:27.

126: Max Ehrich (BEA) dec. Alex Martinson, 7-3.

132: Casey Hanson (LM) pinned Adam Schavey, 1:31.

138: Joe Schavey (BEA) major dec. Ashten Love, 11-3.

145: Cael Boehmer (LM) pinned C.J. Germann, 0:55.

152: Jaxen Klinkner (BEA) dec. Alex Albert, 13-11.

160: Zach Buseman (BEA) dec. Elijah Wagner in OT, 4-2.

170: Cole Bergo (LM) pinned Akeira Morrow, 5:00.

182: Drake Harnish (LM) pinned Dominic Whitlow, 4:19.

195: Gabe Irons (LM) pinned Isaac Martinez, 0:22.

220: Max Johnson (LM) pinned Jordan Huse, 2:24.

285: Brett Tyler (LM) pinned Damian Cornelio, 1:40.