Wrestling: Little Falls sticks defending section champ Bemidji with loss, overmatches Alexandria

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor
patrick.slack@mcrecord.com

The Little Falls wrestling team dominated both of its duals at the Bemidji tri, Tuesday, improving to 4-0 against Section 8AAA competition this season.

 

Little Falls 61, Alexandria 12

The Flyers opened with a convincing 61-12 win over Alexandria.

After dropping the first bout of the dual, Little Falls won 12 of the next 13 to cruise to the win.

Picking up falls for Little Falls were senior Dillon Kifer, Luke Lodermeier, juniors Jordan Petrone and David Copa and sophomore Tyler Gastecki.

Sophomore Axel Lange won by a 10-2 major decision at 120, while juniors Connor Scherping and Conor Swanson and eighth grader Justin Jenks earned decisions.

Swanson won 9-7 in the first match of the season for the ninth-ranked wrestler at 285 pounds.

Seniors Frank Wilczek and Adam Grams and sophomore Trysten Ross received forfeits.

 

Little Falls 45, Bemidji 27

The Flyers were tied at 21-21 with five matches to wrestle against reigning section champion Bemidji.

Each of the final five were settled by fall, with Little Falls earning four of them to pick up the 45-27 win.

Wilczek and Kifer posted first-period falls in the lower weights, before Gastecki, Grams, Ross and Swanson recorded the decisive pins to seal the dual.

Scherping added a 16-1 technical fall at 138, with freshman Logan Kapphahn starting the dual with a 10-0 major decision.

The Flyers host a tri against Pierz and Litchfield, Friday.

 

Little Falls 61, Alexandria 12

106: Piepenburg (A) Fall 1:34, (A, 6-0)
113: Justin Jenks (L) 5-0, (A, 6-3)
120: Axel Lange (L) 10-2, (L, 7-6)
126: Frank Wilczek (L) Forfeit, (L, 13-6)
132: Connor Scherping (L) 8-3, (L, 16-6)
138: Nienaber (A) Fall 4:33, (L, 16-12)
145: Dillon Kifer (L) Fall :56, (L, 22-12)
152: Luke Lodermeier (L) Fall :41, (L, 28-12)
160: Jordan Petrone (L) Fall :54, (L, 34-12)
170: Tyler Gastecki (L) Fall 3:33, (L, 40-12)
182: Adam Grams (L) Forfeit, (L, 46-12)
195: Trysten Ross (L) Forfeit, (L, 52-12)
220: David Copa (L) Fall :54, (L, 58-12)
285: Conor Swanson (L) 9-7, (L, 61-12)

Little Falls 45, Bemidji 27

106: Logan Kapphahn (L) 10-0, (L, 4-0)
113: Maas (B) 13-0, (TIE, 4-4)
120: Crosby (B) 15-0, (B, 9-4)
126: Frank Wilczek (L) Fall :52, (L, 10-9)
132: Connor Scherping (L) 16-1, (L, 15-9)
138: Masterson (B) 6-5, (L, 15-12)
145: Dillon Kifer (L) Fall 1:39, (L, 21-12)
152: Craft (B) 6-3, (L, 21-15)
160: Johnson (B) Fall 2:37, (TIE, 21-21)
170: Tyler Gastecki (L) Fall 2:34, (L, 27-21)
182: Adam Grams (L) Fall 3:54, (L, 33-21)
195: Trysten Ross (L) Fall 1:01, (L, 39-21)
220: Fredriksen (B) Fall 4:52, (L, 39-27)
285: Conor Swanson (L) Fall 1:01, (L, 45-27)

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