B.E. Area wrestlers 2-2 at Swalla Duals

EARNING SIX POINTS — Blue Earth Area wrestler Dominic Whitlow (top) presses Caledonia/Houston opponent Owen Blocker’s shoulders to the canvas for a fall during 195-pound action at the Swalla Duals on Saturday in Kasson. Whitlow won three of his four matches on the day as Blue Earth Area compiled a 2-2 record in the team competition. (Photo courtesy of Kevin Mertens/Faribault County Register)

KASSON — The Blue Earth Area Bucs wrestling lineup generated a 2-2 record during Saturday’s Swalla Duals in Kasson.

Blue Earth Area utilized five falls to fuel an opening 39-32 triumph over Caledonia/Houston, lost a 66-0 second-round decision to defending Class AA state champion and No. 1-ranked Kasson-Mantorville, dropped a 47-21 third-round decision to Forest Lake and rebounded with three falls to pace a 41-36 win over Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson.

Trailing 6-0 in their first dual meet of the invitational, Ty Peterson, Davis Sunken and Caleb Beeler reeled off three consecutive falls to steer the Bucs to an 18-6 lead.

Peterson flattened Tucker Ginther in 3:23 during 113-pound action, Sunken earned the slap of the canvas in 5:23 over Jacob Cripps at 120 pounds, while Caleb Beeler downed Eric Mauss in 4:23 during 126-pound action for Blue Earth Area.

Class A No. 10-ranked 138-pounder Jaxen Klinkner received a forfeit at weight class before Buc teammate Logan Johnson produced a fall in 3:18 over Jack Strub during 160-pound action.

Dominic Whitlow, who compiled a 3-1 record on the day like Klinkner and Bucs’ 220-pounder Erik Anderson, delivered a pivotal pin of Owen Blocker in 1:16 at 195 pounds to stake Blue Earth Area to a 36-28 lead on the team ledger.

Anderson then sealed the Bucs’ team triumph by capturing a 6-1 decision over Caledonia/Houston’s Jed Kasten during 220-pound action.

Down losing the first five consecutive matches to Forest Lake, Blue Earth Area finally broke through on the scoreboard when Klinkner needed only 56 seconds to pin Wyatt Nelson in 138-pound action.

Forest Lake reeled off four more wins in a row before Blue Earth Area 182-pounder Luke Mertens recorded a fall over Josh Schlichting in 1:47 to put the brakes on the Bucs’ skid.

Whitlow followed with a 5-4 decision over Pedro Collins during 195-pound action before Anderson received a forfeit at 220 for the Bucs.

Once again, Peterson triggered Blue Earth Area’s winning ways by receiving a forfeit at 113 before Klinkner later produced a clutch fall at 138, pinning LARP’s Kolton Riser in just 1:16.

Koby Nagel generated six more team points for the Bucs by pinning Tristyn Hegland in 2:21 at 152.

Blue Earth Area closed out the dual meet by winning three of the final four clashes, while both teams gave away forfeits at 195.

Whitlow won by forfeit at 182, Anderson pinned LARP’s Carter Weidemann in 1:52 at 220, while the Bucs’ Ian Cornelio received a forfeit at heavyweight.

Blue Earth Area travels to Lake Crystal on Friday night.

2019 Swalla Duals

At Kasson

Blue Earth Area 39,

Caledonia/Houston 32

106: Brandon Ross (CAHO) pinned Carson Sturtz, 1:10.

113: Ty Peterson (BEA) pinned Tucker Ginther, 3:23.

120: Davis Sunken (BEA) pinned Jacob Cripps, 5:23.

126: Caleb Beeler (BEA) pinned Eric Mauss, 4:23.

132: Aaron Francis (CAHO) dec. Jacob Beeler, 7-5.

138: Jaxen Klinkner (BEA) won by forfeit.

145: Kyle Cavanaugh (CAHO) major dec. Max Ehrich, 19-8.

152: Isaac Denstad (CAHO) dec. Koby Nagel, 4-3.

160: Logan Johnson (BEA) pinned Jack Strub, 3:18.

170: Payton Schott (CAHO) pinned Nick Frank, 1:12.

182: Ryan Wagner (CAHO) pinned Luke Mertens, 1:01.

195: Dominic Whitlow (BEA) pinned Owen Blocker, 1:16.

220: Erik Anderson (BEA) dec. Jed Kasten, 6-1.

285: Alec Francis (CAHO) major dec. Ian Cornelio, 8-0.

Kasson-Mantorville 66,

Blue Earth Area 0

106: Jace Minelli (KM) major dec. Carson Sturtz, 8-0.

113: Logan Vaughan (KM) dec. Ty Peterson, 7-3.

120: Robby Horsman (KM) pinned Davis Sunken, 5:45.

126: Giovanni Ruffo (KM) pinned Caleb Beeler, 1:38.

132: Matthew Harfmann (KM) pinned Jacob Beeler, 0:29.

138: Tanner Paulson (KM) dec. Jaxen Klinkner, 10-5.

145: Carlos Ruffo (KM) major dec. Max Ehrich, 15-1.

152: Nic VanOort (KM) dec. Koby Nagel, 4-2.

160: Kail Wynia (KM) major dec. Logan Johnson, 13-0.

170: Bennett Berge (KM) pinned Nick Frank, 4:26.

182: Patrick Kennedy (KM) pinned Dominic Whitlow, 2:28.

195: Reed Parrish (KM) pinned Luke Mertens, 1:21.

220: Garsen Schorr (KM) pinned Erik Anderson, 1:31.

285: Anthony Moe-Tucker (KM) dec. Ian Cornelio, 5-2.

Forest Lake 47,

Blue Earth Area 21

106: Jeremy Vanacker (FL) tech. fall Carson Sturtz, 19-3.

113: Reid Nelson (FL) dec. Ty Peterson, 5-2.

120: Derrick Cardinal (FL) pinned Davis Sunken, 3:04.

126: Dan Vanacker (FL) pinned Caleb Beeler, 5:21.

132: Kyle Schwartz (FL) dec. Jacob Beeler, 3-2.

138: Jaxen Klinkner (BEA) pinned Wyatt Nelson, 0:56.

145: Mathias Waskey (FL) tech. fall Max Ehrich, 17-1.

152: Tyler Raway (FL) pinned Koby Nagel, 3:37.

160: Lawrence Boh (FL) dec. Logan Johnson, 2-0.

170: Logan Collins (FL) major dec. Nick Frank, 16-4.

182: Luke Mertens (BEA) pinned Josh Schlichting, 1:47.

195: Dominic Whitlow (BEA) dec. Pedro Collins, 5-4.

220: Erik Anderson (BEA) won by forfeit.

285: Sam Locke (FL) pinned Ian Cornelio, 5:54.

Blue Earth Area 41,

Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson 36

106: Tyler Kreidermacher (LA) pinned Carson Sturtz, 1:49.

113: Ty Peterson (BEA) won by forfeit.

120: Carter Jonsgaard (LA) pinned Davis Sunken, 5:06.

126: Gable Speltz (LA) dec. Caleb Beeler, 6-4 OT.

132: Caleb Mueller (LA) pinned Jacob Beeler, 5:57.

138: Jaxen Klinkner (BEA) pinned Kolton Riser, 1:16.

145: Dominic Jenkins (LA) major dec. Max Ehrich, 12-2.

152: Koby Nagel (BEA) pinned Tristyn Hegland, 2:21.

160: Jacob Meyer (LA) major dec. Logan Johnson, 12-4.

170: Ethan Sense (LA) pinned Nick Frank, 5:48.

182: Dominic Whitlow (BEA) won by forfeit.

195: Double forfeit.

220: Erik Anderson (BEA) pinned Carter Weidemann, 1:52.

285: Ian Cornelio (BEA) won by forfeit.