Wrestling: Board Hyland Duals and Husky Invite among weekend’s action

Board Hyland Cardinal Duals
Coon Rapids conducted its annual Board Hyland Cardinal Duals tournament Dec. 8, going 1-2 with a 47-25 win against Mounds View.

The Cardinals came up short against Lakeville North 36-33 in the opener and finished with a 51-25 loss to Elllsworth.

What made the team-tournament that much more special is that the Cardinals celebrate its 50th season this year. The Board Hyland duals is named, in part, for the first Coon Rapids coach Bob Board who began the program in 1963.

Top-ranked heavyweight Michael Burckhardt added three pins while Joe Anderson (120 and 126), Ryan Jones (182) and Josh Bryant (113) won their three matches.

The Cardinals opened with a narrow loss to Lakeville North which featured eight falls, four by each side including Burckhardt (285) at 1:38, Ryan Jones (182) at 3:06, Cooper Anderson (132) at 3:15 and Josh Bryant (113) at 4:54.  Ninth-ranked Joe Anderson (120) recorded a 11-10 decision over Auem Scarella to give the Cardinals a 9-6 team lead as they won four straight matches including the next two matches to take an 18-6 after Coon Rapids’ Jordan Peterson earned a 7-0 decision at 126 pounds and Anderson’s pin at 132 pounds.

The Panthers won the next four bouts and secured the match with falls at 195- and 220-pounds against Cardinals Chmilowsky and Wiser.

Coon Rapids rebounded with a nice team win over Mounds View 47-25.

After dropping the opening match, Coon Rapids rattled off seven straight wins, four by fall and another by forfeit. Jordan Peterson (132) gave the Cardinals a quick fall at 1:30. Dakota Johnston gave the Cardinals a 10-0 major decision at 152 pounds.

Another busy weekend of wrestling action brought together several local teams for tournaments at Coon Rapids and Andover.
Another busy weekend of wrestling action brought together several local teams for tournaments at Coon Rapids and Andover.

Husky Invite
Fellow Northwest Suburban Conference foe, Centennial hoisted the championship team trophy Saturday afternoon at Andover High School.

The Cougars edged Class AA Glencoe-Silver Lake/Lester Prairie by 36.5 points while Andover finished sixth (87 points) and Spring Lake Park/St. Anthony was eighth (72 points) among the 13-team field.

Despite not being ranked, Spring Lake Park ninth-grader Danny Chlebeck added three wins to his season total by winning the 120-pound bracket. He captured the tourney title with a 4-3 decision against Glencoe’s Michael Donnay.

Andover’s Corey Parsons solidified his No. 6 ranking at 170 pounds in the latest Class AAA state polls by winning his three matches to improve to 7-2 this season. He scored a pair of falls to reach the finals where he beat Centennial’s Will Noll by a 9-2 decision. Andover’s John Reynolds (160) scored a third place finish to boost his season record to 6-3. He finished the tournament strong in a 16-3 major decision over Chippewa Falls junior Lucas Gont. Reynolds lost in the semifinals to eventual champion Charlie Schmid by 6-3 decision.

Ninth-grader Gibson Board (113) placed fourth to improve to 4-4 this season. He opened the tournament with a pin at 3:15.

Matt McLaughlin (126) and Conner Schlotfeldt (120) each placed fifth in their respective brackets.

Spring Lake Park had a pair of third place winners: Justin May (145) recorded a 3-1 record and heavyweight Jeremiah Labelle each  placed third. Labelle posted a 4-1 record.

Jacob Snyder (220) placed fifth and  Riley Altenberg (106) placed sixth for the Panthers.

Andover tops Osseo
Five of-14 matches were double-forfeit as Andover recorded a 27-18 Northwest Suburban Conference dual win over Osseo Dec. 7.

The Huskies picked up four wins by fall, highlighted by Adam Bulver’s pin of Osseo’s Matt Lillis at 1:16 of their 160-pound match. Huskies 145-pounder Brady Peterson added a 9-7 overtime win over Osseo’s Oluwasegun Adedsi to give Andover a 9-6 lead amidst a stretch of five straight wins.

Three days early the Huskies narrowly beat Elk River 40-39 in another conference dual. Huskies Connor Schlotfeltd scored an overtime take down against Elk River’s Andrew Perry to win their 126-pound match 11-9.

Andover won five straight matches by falls between 145-and 182-pounds, including Parsons’ pin over Michael Young at 182 pounds in 1:37 and Parsons teammate Allan Jenson scoring a fall at 1:32 of his 152-pound bout. Parsons’ win secured the win, despite the Elks winning the final three matches, two by forfeit before Elks heavyweight Christian Tobin pinned Luke Harmon at 5:14.

The Bengals took on several ranked grapplers at the Shakopee Invite Dec. 8 and came away with an eighth place finish with 66.5 points, 20 points behind seventh place Osakis while Shakopee beat out Rochester Mayo and Bloomington Kennedy for the win.

Highlighting Blaine’s individual efforts included Malik Stewart (120), third place with a 16-0 tech fall over Lakeville South’s Orion Hinchley in the third-place match. Stewart reached the third place match after pinning Osakis’ Colton Waldvogel in 14 seconds.

Junior Glenn Meyers recorded a 3-1 record to place third at 170 pounds, winning the final match by a 10-1 major decision over Osakis’ Brandon Spanswick.

Jimmy Kittelson (182) and heavyweight Devin Krump each placed fifth.

Jameson Allen placed sixth at 145 pounds with a 2-2 record with both wins by fall. Blaine’s 220-pounder Stone-Andy Nguenkamagale went 1-2 to place sixth.

St. Francis
The Saints finished fifth out of eight teams at the Big Lake Invitational, scoring 137 points Dec. 7. Monticello won the tournament title by nine points over North Branch.

The Saints had three weight-class champions, including seniors Taylor Charles (160) and Conan Sandberg (220) plus junior heavyweight Adam Blue.

Charles improved to 6-1 this season after winning the 160-pound class, including a fall in 30 seconds in the opening round, followed by a 2-1 decision over Big Lake’s Cody Knaeble in the semifinals to set up a match against Monticello’s Carter Barnes. Charles recorded a 9-3 decision in the finals.

Sandberg went 3-0, including a 9-2 decision over Rush City’s Jacob Lynch in the finals.

Blue went 3-0 with two pins, including a fall over North Branch’s Seamus Hunter at 1:46.

St. Francis sophomore Aaron Wilson dropped his opening-round match against North Branch’s Reid Johnson 6-2 before he won the next two matches to place third. He pinned Sartell’s Sam Krauel in 1:44 for third place.

Saints senior Alex Eastman went 2-1, which included a pin in 1:35 to secure third place at 152 pounds. Senior Tyler Reitz (182) won four straight matches to claw his way to the third-place title at 170 pounds. He earned two majors and a 9-2 decision in the third-place bout.

Sophomores Andrew Wasche (120) and Alex Wilson (138) placed fifth. Wasche won his fifth-place match with a 12-3 major decision and Wilson recorded a pin over Big Lake’s Parker Millam at 1:29.

Eighth-grader Mason Hall (113) and Tyler Dahlstrom (132) each placed sixth.