B.E. Area wrestlers defeat Waseca, 48-26

BLUE EARTH — The Blue Earth Area Bucs generated five falls to trigger a 48-26 dual-meet triumph over the Waseca Bluejays during Big South Conference wrestling action Thursday night in Blue Earth.

Class 1A No. 4-ranked 160-pounder Zach Buseman, 126-pounder Max Ehrich, 170-pounder Akeira Morrow, 182-pounder Dominic Whitlow and 195-pounder Jordan Huse each delivered pins to pace the Bucs’ steady point production.

Ehrich needed only 1:08 to dispose of Jon Howieson during 126-pound action via a fall, while Buseman triggered a string of four consecutive Blue Earth Area pins from the 160-pound spot in the lineup. Buseman earned the slap of the canvas over Daniel Kuhns in 1:33.

Morrow pressed Gideon Baumgarn’s shoulders to the mat in 3:00 during 170-pound action before Whitlow pinned Abdulaziz Mungani in a mere 56 seconds at 182. Huse capped the scoring run by downing Marcus Hansen in 2:19 at 195.

Davis Sunken earned a hard-fought 9-7 decision over Luke Osweiler during 113-pound action for Blue Earth Area, while Buc teammate Joe Schavey produced a 23-8 technical fall over William Norton during 138-pound mat action.

Jaxen Klinkner netted four team points for Blue Earth Area by downing Blake Wendland via a 13-2 major decision at 145, while Bucs’ 152-pounder Cole Warmka received a forfeit.

Class 2A No. 5-ranked 126-pounder Justin Sampson of Waseca moved to the 132-pound bracket on Thursday to post a 17-1 technical fall over Koby Nagel.

Blue Earth Area (9-6) and Waseca (2-5) compete in the Big South Conference Meet at 10 a.m. Saturday in Waseca.

Varsity Results

BEA 48, Waseca 26

106: Mason Gehloff (WAS) dec. Caleb Beeler, 6-2.

113: Davis Sunken (BEA) dec. Luke Osweiler, 9-7.

120: Dayton Deutsch (WAS) pinned Jack Frundt, 2:22.

126: Max Ehrich (BEA) pinned Jon Howieson, 1:08.

132: Justin Sampson (WAS) tech. fall Koby Nagel, 17-1.

138: Joe Schavey (BEA) tech. fall William Norton, 23-8.

145: Jaxen Klinkner (BEA) major dec. Blake Wendland, 13-2.

152: Cole Warmka (BEA) won by forfeit.

160: Zach Buseman (BEA) pinned Daniel Kuhns, 1:33.

170: Akeira Morrow (BEA) pinned Gideon Baumgarn, 3:00.

182: Dominic Whitlow (BEA) pinned Abdulaziz Mungani, 0:56.

195: Jordan Huse (BEA) pinned Marcus Hansen, 2:19.

220: Jacob Hertzog (WAS) pinned Isaac Martinez, 1:06.

285: Levi Kuschel (WAS) pinned Damian Cornelio, 1:07.