Wrestlers key-in on south-metro weekend tourneys

Spring Lake Park dropped a 36-32 North Suburban Conference loss to Robbinsdale Cooper Jan. 17.

Panthers Danny Chlebeck (113) keyed a 16-0 start by winning the openig three matches. Cooper fought back by winning the next five bouts to lead 24-12 with six matches left.

Coon Rapids 120-pounder Jarod Julkowski controls Monticello's Logan Stiller during a non-conference match Jan. 18. Photo by Bill Jones

Coon Rapids 120-pounder Jarod Julkowski controls Monticello’s Logan Stiller during a non-conference match Jan. 18. Photo by Bill Jones

Spring Lake Park added decision wins from Tyrese Jackson (160), Richard Toweh (170) and Jeremiah Labelle (220) plus a fall by Tristan Whmas (195) at 1:59. Three Panthers forfeits over the final seven matches doomed the Panthers in the loss.

St. Francis 41, Mounds View 24

A non-conference dual saw St. Francis top its Suburban East-conference foes with pins from Daniel Worthington (113) at 3:30, Aaron Wilson (126) 0:54, Alex Eastman (152) at 1:09 and Tyler Phelps (160) at 0:35 to key the Saints in the win.

NWSC results, Jan. 17

Centennial 41, Blaine 22

Anoka 58, Park Center 12

Jan. 18

Anoka

The Tornadoes placed sixth among the nine-team field at the Eden Prairie Invite Saturday. Brandon Krone was the lone weight-class champion, winning at 152 pounds while eight Anoka wrestlers placed among the top five in each weight class.

Anoka’s Cole Eischens, left, tries to control Elk River’s Chase McGuiggens during their 113-pound bout Jan. 10.Photo by Bill Jones

Anoka’s Cole Eischens, left, tries to control Elk River’s Chase McGuiggens during their 113-pound bout Jan. 10.Photo by Bill Jones

Krone recorded a pin over Owatonna’s Cade Guimond in 1:25 before a 10-2 major decision against Eden Prairie’s Matt Gribben in the finals.

Preston Flaherty was runner-up at 132 pounds and Matt Njos was third at 170. Liam Strong (126), Sam Begin (145) and Jake Olson (195) each garnered forth-place. Kodi Krone (138) and Ryce Myren (182) placed fifth in their bracket.

Blaine

The Bengals posted a 2-1 record to place third at the Tartan Duals Saturday. Blaine opened with a 42-30 win over Tartan but lost to New Prague 54-24 in the semifinals before handing Grand Rapids a 39-28 loss in the third-place match. New Prague beat Becker 37-30 for the team title.

Spring Lake Park

The Panthers took part in the Henry Sibley Invite, placing fifth with 109 points out of eight teams. Cannon Falls won the tournament over Waconia by 50 points. Individually, Spring Lake Park had four wrestlers take runner-up fiishes and eight wrestlers placed among the top six places of their weigth classes.

Chlebeck placed second at 113 pounds, losing a 4-2 decision to Cannon Falls’ Ryan Epps in the finals. Toweh placed second at 170 pounds, losing the title match to Cannon Falls’ Justin Miest by a fall at 1:17. Toweh opened the tourney with a pin in 17 seconds and reached the finals with a 7-5 decision in the semifinals. Wehmas garnered second place at 195 pounds and Labelle dropped his championship match at 220 pounds to place second after Cannon Falls’ Clay Broze pinned him at 1:55.

Coon Rapids

The Cardinals began the weekend with a 38-32 non-conference dual win at Monticello Jan. 18 before earning a fifth-place finish at the Eastview Lighting Invite Jan. 19.

Coon Rapids 145-pounder Nate Juhlkowski, bottom, tires to stay off his back while Monticello’s Jake Berthiaume controls the bout from the top during a non-conference match Jan. 18.

Coon Rapids 145-pounder Nate Juhlkowski, bottom, tires to stay off his back while Monticello’s Jake Berthiaume controls the bout from the top during a non-conference match Jan. 18.

Rosemount outscored the Cardinals by one point for fourth place and Eastview outscored the Cardinals by 3.5 points for third place. Shakopee outscored Faribault by 21 points for the team title.

Joe Anderson (126) won the weight-class title with three decision including a 10-3 win over Shakopee’s Alex Coleman in the finals.

Cooper Anderson (132) droped a 13-11 thriller in the finals to Shakopee’s Tanner Hennen to place second as did Sad Olson at 220. Olson lost to Rosemount’s Payton Otterdahl in the finals by a pin, 0:35 into the match. Olson reached the finals with back-to-back falls.

Josh Bryant (106) earned third place with a 12-4 major decision over Shakopee’s Alex Lloyd. Tyler Berdahl (160) also placed third after a quick 0:37 second fall of Shakopee’s Michael Wagner in the third place match.

St. Francis

The Saints went 2-1 at the Champlin Park Rebel Duals Saturday adding wins against Eagan (32-23) and White Bear Lake (39-27) before falling to Albert Lea 49-21 in the third round.

St. Francis 145-pounder Tyler Phelps, bottom tries to keep his back off the mat in a match against Andover’s Allen Jenson during a tournament at Elk River Jan. 11. Photo by Bill Jones

St. Francis 145-pounder Tyler Phelps, bottom tries to keep his back off the mat in a match against Andover’s Allen Jenson during a tournament at Elk River Jan. 11. Photo by Bill Jones

St. Francis picked up two pins from Taylor Charles (160) and Conan Sandberg (220) against Eagan and another four against White Bear Lake including Sanberg, Bo Blanske (195), Lucas Sherburne (170) and Charles.

Albert Lea won the opening six matches, five by fall to take control of the match early. Alex Eastman (145) snapped the streak with a pin at 5:10. Charles added a 5-3 decision win and Tyler Reitz added another decision win at 170 pounds to give the Saints back-to-back wins. Sandberg scored a fall in 48 seconds against Matt Nemec and Saints heavyweight Adam Blue scored a 5-2 decision over Jacob Kunkel.

Jason Olson is at jason.olson@ecm-inc.com

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