Fier champion, Scholten 2nd at Hutch Invite
Minneota's Zack Fier was the individual champion at 152 pounds and Hudson Scholten was second at 285 pounds in the 10-team Hutchinson Invitational on Saturday.
The Vikings did not field a complete team for the invitational as they competed with three open weights due to match counts and injuries. Minneota finished with 124 points and finished seventh among the 10 teams. Watertown-Mayer won the meet with 195.5 points, while Becker was second with 194 points and Willmar third with 157.5.
Placing third for the Vikings was Adam DeVlaeminck at 113 pounds, Peyton Gillund at 126, and Brock Fier at 138. Kaden Lasnetski was fourth at 106, and Eli Gruenes fifth at 182.
Zack Fier (20-1) won his first match in a fall in 35 seconds, then disposed of his semifinal opponent 8-1 in the semifinals before beating Luke Hoag (24-5) of Hutchinson 9-1 in the championship.
Scholten (10-2) won a pair of third-period pins in his quarterfinal and semifinal matches, then lost a decision to Jason Fenske of Watertown-Mayer in the championship.
Brock Fier avenged his lone loss in the tournament in his third-place match. After falling to Jack Entinger of Watertown-Mayer 9-6 in his opening match, Fier came back to face him again for third place and won a 13-3 major decision.
DeVlaeminck went 3-1 with two pins and a 6-5 decision over Brendan Burke (31-9) of Amery, WI in the third-place match.
Gillund's three wins at 126 pounds all came via first-period pins, including a pin in 1:29 over Max Martin of Hutchinson in the third-place match. Gillund now has 99 career wins.
In the JV portion of the tournament, Blake Mead of Minneota placed first at 138 pounds, Owen Myrvik was second at 100 pounds, Hunter Danielson third at 88 pounds, Chase Johnson fourth at 138, and Landon Pohlen fifth at 113.
106 pounds: KADEN LASNETSKI (12-7) - received a bye ... lost 0-2 decision to Antonio Sowell, Amery ... pinned Wyatt Cruze, Willmar, 1:35 ... lost 3-12 decision to Bennett Kujawa, Becker ... 4th place
113 pounds: ADAM DEVLAEMINCK (19-3) - received a bye ... pinned Lawson Anez, Willmar, 1:54 ... lost 1-7 decision to Logan Schwanz, Hutchinson ... pinned Boston Kuschel, Becker, 1:08 ... dec Brendan Burke, Amery, 6-5 ... 3rd place
126 pounds: PEYTON GILLUND (17-7) - received a bye ... pinned Karson Tufte, Watertown-Mayer, :59 ... lost 3-9 decision to Ivan Mares, Willmar ... pinned Tyce Anderson, Morris Area-Hancock-Chokio-Alberta, :49 ... pinned Max Martin, Hutchinson, 1:29 ... 3rd place
132 pounds: EZEQUIEL MONZON (6-8) - was pinned by Raydon Bipes, Hutchinson, 4:25 ... received a bye ... lost 1-9 decision to Jonah Hamberger, Watertown-Mayer
138 pounds: BROCK FIER (13-5) - received a bye ... lost 6-9 decision to Jack Entinger, Watertown-Mayer ... pinned Drew Chandler, Marshall, 4:57 ... pinned Bradyn Penard, Amery, 2:39 ... pinned Nolan Muellner, Becker, 2:19 ... majdec Jack Entinger, Watertown-Mayer, 13-3 ... 3rd place
152 pounds: ZACK FIER (20-1) - received a bye ... pinned Bibi Lara, Somerset, :35 ... dec Ethan Duncombe, Becker, 8-1 ... dec Luke Hoag, Hutchinson, 9-3 ... 1st place
160 pounds: NOAH GORECKI (0-6) - was pinned by Cole Andren, Amery, :29 ... received a bye ... lost 1-3 decision to Mattix Swanson, Willmar
182 pounds: ELI GRUENES (16-6) - received a bye ... pinned Carter Ellis, Waseca, 5:46 ... was pinned by Tyson Ricker, Becker, 5:04 ... lost 5-7 decision to Jaden Palmer, Watertown-Mayer ... dec Carter Ellis, Waseca, 10-3 ... 5th place
195 pounds: KYLER LOZINSKI (4-9) - was pinned by AJ Haas, Marshall, 5:33 ... received a bye ... lost 2-4 decision to Zander Miska, Willmar
220 pounds: JOE VERSCHELDE (1-9) - was pinned by Lance Lysdal, Becker, 1:21 ... received a bye ... was pinned by Finley Donelan, Willmar, 4:51
285 pounds: HUDSON SCHOLTEN (10-2) - received a bye ... pinned Javon Johnson, Morris Area-Hancock-Chokio-Alberta, 4:19 ... pinned Jenaro Delgado, Waseca, 3:53 ...lost 4-8 decision to Jason Fenske, Watertown-Mayer ... 2nd place
(1) Watertown-Mayer 195.5 (2) Becker 194 (3) Willmar 157.5 (4) Amery, WI 136 (5) Hutchinson 132 (6) Marshall 128 (7) Minneota 124 (8) Morris Area-Hancock-Chokio-Alberta 104 (9) Waseca 66 (10) Somerset, WI 13
(Results Thursday, Jan. 19)
In a pair of close matches at the Paynesville Triangular on Thursday, Minneota edged Paynesville 31-30 and fell to New London-Spicer 33-30.
Against Paynesville, the Vikings led 9-0 after a decision from Kaden Lasnetski at 106 pounds and a pin from Adam DeVlaeminck at 113.
Minneota is ranked No. 6 in Class A, while Paynesville is No. 13.
Paynesville got a pin at 120 before Minneota's Mason Javers earned a close decision at 126 and Peyton Gillund followed with a pin for an 18-6 advantage.
Brock Fier's major decision at 145 boosted the Vikings' lead to 22-12 and a technical fall by Zack Fier at 160 made it 27-15. A major decision by Eli Gruenes at 195 pushed the Vikings' lead to 31-24.
Paynesville needed at least one major decision over the final two weights to gain avoid the loss but was unable to get it.
In the NLS match, the Vikings got pins from Brock Fier at 138 pounds and Gruenes at 195, plus a technical fall from Zack Fier at 152, a major from DeVlaeminck at 113, and decisions from Lasnetski at 106, Gillund at 126, and Alex DePestel at 170.
The Wildcats trailed 30-24 heading into the final two weights and got a pin from Garret Leenstra at 220 to tie the match, and then a decision by Marshel Johnson at 285 for the win.
MINNEOTA 31, PAYNESVILLE 30
106 pounds: Kaden Lasnetski, Min, dec Roman Roberg 7-4
113 pounds: Adam DeVlaeminck, Min, pin Carson Suchy 4:53
120 pounds: Mason McNab, Pay, pin Randy Sorensen 1:39
126 pounds: Mason Javers, Min, dec Preston Welling 5-4
132 pounds: Peyton Gillund, Min, pin Brayden Kierstead-Hahn 2:57
138 pounds: Mason Hansen, Pay, pin Ezequiel Monzon 2:44
145 pounds: Brock Fier, Min, majdec Mitchell Blonigen 12-1
152 pounds: Jose Anaya, Pay, dec Cael Fier 9-3
160 pounds: Zack Fier, Min, techfall Grant Wendlandt 15-0
170 pounds: Aaron Mages, Pay, dec Alex DePestel 5-4
182 pounds: Peyton Hemmesch, Pay, pin Noah Gorecki :26
195 pounds: Eli Gruenes, Min, majdec Seth Vearrier 11-3
220 pounds: Sam Brick, Pay, dec Joe Verschelde 5-4, OT
285 pounds: Spencer Eisenbraun, Pay, dec Hudson Scholten 5-1
NEW LONDON-SPICER 33, MINNEOTA 30
106 pounds: Kaden Lasnetski, Min, dec Andrew Sandau 4-0
113 pounds: Adam DeVlaeminck, Min, majdec Carson Nelson 15-3
120 pounds: Isaiah Nelson, NLS, pin Bretten Coequyt 2:59
126 pounds: Peyton Gillund, Min, dec Holton Hanson 5-2
132 pounds: Caleb Nelson, NLS, dec Ezequiel Monzon 3-2
138 pounds: Brock Fier, Min, pin Gage Knisely :32
145 pounds: Everett Halvorson, NLS, won by default over Destin Fier
152 pounds: Zack Fier, Min, techfall Adam Sandau 16-1
160 pounds: Jack Steffensen, NLS, dec Cael Fier 9-5
170 pounds: Alex DePestel, Min, dec Reid Holmquist 8-6
182 pounds: Brody Duke, NLS, pin Noah Gorecki 4:59
195 pounds: Eli Gruenes, Min, pin Payton Meis 1:24
220 pounds: Garret Leenstra, NLS, pin Kyler Lozinski 3:11
285 pounds: Marshel Johnson, NLS, dec Hudson Scholten 6-2