BLUE EARTH - The Blue Earth Area Buc wrestling team bounced back from early deficits to sweep a double dual-meet with the Windom Area Cobras (35-23) and the Maple River Eagles (42-24) on Monday night in Blue Earth.
With the visiting lineups jumping out to early leads in both duals, it was up to the final eight Buc wrestlers to earn victories to rally to home team for back-to-back team triumphs.
David Franta, Class A No. 5-ranked 160-pounder Carter Hanson, Gus Phillips and Kysten Zierke each won two matches to secure team victories for the Bucs.
Franta claimed a 7-3 decision over Windom Area's Ben Matter at 152 pounds in the opening dual before winning an 18-10 major decision over Maple River's Kyle Schoneck in the nightcap.
Hanson claimed a pair of technical falls at 160, defeating Windom Area's Andrew Larson in 4:57 before beating Maple River's Mitch Stolzman in 3:03.
Phillips managed a technical fall victory over Windom Area's Gavin Muitz in 3:31 at 170 pounds before pinning Maple River's Lukas Trio in 42 seconds.
Zierke won a 6-5 decision over the Class A No. 4-ranked 182-pounder Vince Johnson from Windom Area in the opening match, and won by forfeit against Maple River.
Micah Twedt and Class A No. 9-ranked 285-pounder Martin Granados each earned a victory for the Bucs in the duals.
Twedt pinned Aaron Flatgard from Windom Area midway through the third period by taking the win in 4:58, while Granados claimed his victory by forfeit in the dual against Maple River.
Jordan Stelter claimed the first win for the Bucs in the dual with Windom Area. After the Cobras jumped out to a 13-0 lead, Stelter claimed a technical fall over Hayden Fast at 126 pounds to get the Bucs on the scoreboard.
Jesse Alleven and Luke Schavey then started the Bucs' win streak, securing points for the home team.
Alleven won his 138-pound match by claiming a technical fall over the Cobras' Jacob Suess with 4 seconds remaining in the match. Schavey scored a 3-0 decision over Clay Hockel at 145 to add to the Bucs' comeback.
Class A No. 5-ranked 106-pounder Wyatt Stevens of Windom Area defeated Wyatt Tungland by fall in 1:10 at 113 pounds.
Camden Bowers gave the Bucs their first lead in the second dual of the night, pinning the Eagles' Prince Bade in the 113-pound match at 3:21.
Mike Ankeny was the next Buc to have his arm raised, winning a 13-7 decision over Zak Walters at 132.
Alleven then scored his second win of the night at 138, winning by injury default.
The Eagles' Class A No. 6-ranked 113-pounder Zack Kuhns pinned Tungland in the 120-pound match, taking the win in 34 seconds.
Class A No. 7-ranked Aaron Trio of Maple River also collected a win, defeating Schavey in a 6-3 decision at 145.
Blue Earth Area (20-4) hosts New Ulm in a 7 p.m. South Central Conference dual meet on Friday.
B.E. Area 35, Windom 23
106: Hunter Quiring (W) dec. Zach Buseman, 11-8. 113: Wyatt Stevens (W) pinned Wyatt Tungland, 1:10. 120: Joe Fischenich (W) tech. fall Camden Bowers, 3:20. 126: Jordan Stelter (BEA) tech. fall Hayden Fast, 3:42. 132: Jared Willaby (W) dec. Mike Ankeny, 4-2. 138: Jesse Alleven (BEA) tech. fall Jacob Suess, 5:56. 145: Luke Schavey (BEA) dec. Clay Hockel, 3-0. 152: David Franta (BEA) dec. Ben Matter, 7-3. 160: Carter Hanson (BEA) tech. fall Andrew Larson, 4:57. 170: Gus Phillips (BEA) tech. fall Gavin Muitz, 3:31. 182: Jake Junker (W) dec. Chris Ramos, 4-1. 195: Kysten Zierke (BEA) dec. Vince Johnson, 6-5. 220: Micah Twedt (BEA) tech. fall Aaron Flatgard, 4:58. 285: Neil Litfin (W) dec. Martin Granados, 3-2.
Blue Earth Area 42,
Maple River 24
106: Derek Moore (MR) dec. Zach Buseman, 8-3. 113: Camden Bowers (BEA) pinned Prince Bade, 3:21. 120: Zack Kuhns (MR) pinned Wyatt Tungland, 0:34. 126: Russell Caldwell (MR) dec. Jordan Stelter, 5-2. 132: Mike Ankeny (BEA) maj. dec. Zak Walters, 13-7. 138: Jesse Alleven (BEA) won by injury default. 145: Aaron Trio (MR) dec. Luke Schavey, 6-3. 152: David Franta (BEA) maj. dec. Kyle Schoneck, 18-10. 160: Carter Hanson (BEA) tech. fall Mitch Stolzman, 3:03. 170: Gus Phillips (BEA) pinned Lukas Trio, 0:42. 182: Tyler Olsen (MR) maj. dec. Chris Ramos, 10-3. 195: Kysten Zierke (BEA) won by forfeit. 220: Luke Krengel (MR) pinned Micah Twedt, 0:41. 285: Martin Granados (BEA) won by forfeit.