By Pat Garry, Staff Writer
Kimball wrestled at the New London-Spicer Wildcats Invite on Friday, Jan. 18. Top performers for the Cubs were Ashton Hanan and Carter Holtz, who both secured runner-up finishes. Overall, Kimball placed 6th in the team competition. Team Points/Finishes: Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, 194; Pierz, 168.5; Albany, 134; Eden Valley-Watkins, 129.5; Glencoe-
Silver Lake/LP, 114; Kimball Area, 101.5; New York Mills, 90; New London-Spicer, 80; Ortonville, 33; Sauk Centre/Melrose, 31. Outstanding Wrestling: Canon Swanson, BBE, 126 pounds, 11th; Special Note: Blake Vagle, NLS, 132 pounds; won his 100th career match.
Placement Matches: 106 pounds, Championship, Trevor Radunz (PIE), Dec. Walker Bents (BBE) 6-4; 113 pounds, Championship, Ty Bisek (NLS), Dec. Jace Cacka (GSL) 9-6; Fifth Place, Chase Anderson (KIM), Dec. Carson Holthaus (ALB) 7-2; 120 pounds, Championship, Blaine Fischer (BBE), Dec. Dane Niemi (NYM), 2-0; Fifth Place, Gavin Mathies (EVW), Dec. Lucas Jurek (KIM) 4-0; 126 pounds, Championship, Canon Swanson (BBE), Dec. Jake Andres (PIE), 6-4; 132 pounds, Championship, Tyler Jensen (BBE), Fall Brandon Funk (PIE), 4:47 Third Place, Peyton Krumrei (ALB), Maj. Dec. Cody Leither, (KIM) 9-1; 138 pounds, Championship, Tyler Bents (BBE), Fall Danny Eastman (ORT), 4:36; Fifth Place, Ross Boser (PIE), Maj. Dec. Brandon Guggisberg, (KIM) 12-2; 145 pounds, Championship, Zach Volz (GSL), Maj. Dec. Dylan T. Kampsen, (BBE) 9-0; Third Place, Hunter Tate (ALB), Fall Josh Donnay, (KIM) 1:46; 152 pounds, Championship, Brandon Tomala (PIE), Dec. Zach Nistler, (EVW) 8-2; Fifth Place, Evan Nienaber (KIM), Dec. Evan Young (PIE), 7-5; 160 pounds, Championship, Reese Kaspner (PIE), Fall Ashton Hanan (KIM), :20; 170 pounds, Championship, Dylan Fischer (NYM), Fall Peyton Linn (ALB), 3:08; 182 pounds, Championship, Mark Jenniges (BBE), Dec. Riley Rakotz (ALB), 4-3; Fifth Place, Brandon Schlegel (PIE), Dec. Nicholas Bowen (KIM), 7-1; 195 pounds, Championship, Gabe Zierden (ALB), Fall Carter Holtz (KIM), 2:50; 220 pounds, Championship, Carson Huls (PIE), Dec. Nick McKensie (NLS), 4-2 OT; Third Place, Ethan Kay (EVW), Dec. Marcellus Jensen (KIM), 1-0; 285 pounds, Championship, Sam Sjorgren (SCM), Fall Wyatt Mergen (ALB), 2:48.
JV update: The Cubs Junior Varsity was led by Brett Schiefelbein and Ace Meyer at the New London-Spicer Tournament. Ace Meyer, 3-0; Brett Schiefelbein, 3-0; William Serbus, 1-2; Caden Guggisberg, 1-2; Austin Decknatel, 2-1; Logan Kueseke, 2-1; Zach Hindt, 0-3; Haden Rosenow, 1-2; Mitchel Loehrer, 2-1;
(David Joseph is Kimball’s head wrestling coach).