Wrestlers Compete in New Ulm
The F/MCC Warriors traveled to New Ulm last week and wrestled New Ulm, Windom/ML and Glencoe Silver Lake.
The Warriors took on New Um the first round. Dawson Blankenship led off and wrestled 106# against Carter Brandes. Dawson challenged the sophomore, but ended up losing via technical fall to Brandes. The Warriors forfeited to Jackson Bode at 113#. Danny Blankenship came out at 120# and wrestled Nick Syverson. Danny took Syverson down and kept the pressure on his opponent and pinned him in the second period. The Warriors forfeited to Jake Bertrang at 126#. Ryder Henning came out at 132# and wrestled one of New Ulm’s tougher wrestlers, Cole Ranweiler. Ryder started off defending off his New Ulm opponent. Ryder ended up getting caught and pinned. Christian Kuball came out and wrestled Sean Howk a returning state participant. Christian tried taking Howk down and wrestled tough through the 1st period. Christian ended up being caught and pinned at the end of the second period. Next up for the Warriors was Rylan Behnke who drew New Ulm’s top wrestler Hunter Ranweiler. Behnke tried taking Ranweiler down but was countered and pinned in the first period. Keigan Behnke came out and faced Wyatt Zuhlsdorf at 152#. Keigan wrestled a tough match against the New Ulm opponent fighting off two different headlocks, but Keigan was beaten by 8pts which is a major decision. The final Warrior to wrestle was Koyer Wendorff. Koyer was wrestling 160# against Tanner Stark. Stark took Koyer down and pinned him in the first period. The Warriors ended up losing to New Ulm 63-6. In the JV action, Eh Htoo Raw lost for the Warriors via pin to his New Ulm opponent.
Next up for the Warriors was the Panthers from Glencoe Silver Lake. First up for the Warriors was Dawson Blankenship at 106#. Dawson was taken down twice by Carter Ruschmeier in the first period. In the second period Dawson’s opponent chose down. Dawson did a good job and kept his opponent down, but was unable to turn him to gain back points. In the third period Dawson chose down and ended up losing via fall. Next up was Danny Blankenship at 120#. Danny wrestled Sawyer Varpness and won 11-7 for the Warriors. Ryder Henning came out at 132# against Joe Knudten. Ryder went back and forth against Joe only to lose via fall at the end of the last period. Christian Kuball wrestling at 138# went up against Zach Voelz. Christian came out and wrestled a tough match only to lose to Voelz 10-0. Rylan Behnke at 145# came out and wrestled AJ Sanchez-Anderson. Rylan went out and took the Panther down and gained a lead against his opponent. Rylan ended up winning this wild match 9-6. Keigan Behnke came out and wrestled Riley Bushell. Keigan started out trying to take his opponent down only to lose via fall. Koyer Wendorff wrestled against Theo Luciano at 160#. Koyer lost via fall to his Panther opponent. The Warriors lost to the Panthers 58-6.
The last match of the night the Warriors wrestled Windom/ML. Dawson Blankenship came out and beat Micah Holmberg in a wild 6-5 match. Next up Danny Blankenship wrestled against Brett Willaby. Danny went into the second period losing 4-0. Then he took Willaby down to cut the lead 4-2, but then got too high and lost via fall to Willaby. The Warriors sent out Ryder Henning at 132# to wrestle Trenton Renquist. Ryder wrestled tough against Renquist until he was caught in third period and pinned. Christian Kuball drew Alex Borsgaard and fought his opponent off till the second period when Borsgaard pinned Christian at the end of the second period. Rylan Behnke went up against Zach Spinks. Rylan tried taking Spinks down and was countered by Spinks and pinned at the end of the 1st period. Keigan Behnke came out against Esteban Sandoval. Keigan wrestled tough for the first minute and then was caught and pinned at the end of the first period. Koyer Wendorff came out at 160# and wrestled Jesse Jepsen. Koyer tried taking Jepsen down, but the Windom/ML was too experienced and threw Koyer down and pinned him. The Warriors ended up losing 78-3. In the JV portion, Eh Htoo Raw lost a heartbreaker via pin to Jared Hunter.
Next up the Warriors will wrestle Luverne in the 1st round of team sections in Fairmont on 2/15/18.