Minneota nipped by TMB/WWG, 39-34
In a quick match in which there were nine pins, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove edged Minneota 39-34 in a Camden Conference duel on Thursday night. TMB/WWG is ranked No. 8 by The Guillotine in Class A, while Minneota is the No. 10-ranked team.
Each team won seven matches. "We had our opportunities to win the dual," said Coach Matt Myrvik. "Right now, we are just giving up too many falls. We need to make strides to go the distance and continue to believe that we can." T
he coaching staff remains optimistic that the team will continue to improve. "As coaches, we ask them to go out and compete, and we feel like we are doing that from the JV to the varsity," said Myrvik.
"And it will pay off for them if they continue to push each other and believe in themselves." Eric Carrasco at 113 pounds, Jonah Gruenes at 145 and Blake Reiss at 152 all notched pins for the Vikings. The pins for Carrasco and Reiss both came in the first period, while Gruenes' came early in the second period.
Zack Fier won by major decision at 132 pounds, while Kade Lozinski at 138 and Jackson Esping at 220 each won by decision.
Minneota also received a forfeit at 285.
Tracy-Balaton-WWG 39, Minneota 34
- 106: Devin Carter, TMBW, dec Troy Van Keulen 9-3
- 113: Eric Carrasco, Min, pin Alexander Shuh :50
- 120: Ayden Horner, TMBW, pin Peyton Gillund :33
- 126: Levi Ellingson, TMBW, pin Truman Wambeke 3:00
- 132: Zack Fier, Min, majdec Jayden Torgerson 9-1
- 138: Kade Lozinski, Min, dec Blaine Petersen 7-5
- 145: Jonah Gruenes, Min, pin Sawyer Otto 2:40
- 152: Blake Reiss, Min, pin Caden Johnson 1:38
- 160: Sawyer Schwartz, TMBW, pin Branden Johnson :41
- 170: Jace Paplow, TMBW, pin Conner Sik 1:29
- 182: Gabe Krick, TMBW, pin Tyler Gronke 1:34
- 195: Trevor Eisfeld, TMBW, pin Hudson Scholten :43
- 220: Jackson Esping, Min, dec Travis Willhite 6-2
- 285: Jayden Gamrak, Min, won by forfeit