Wrestling: Pierz knocks off Flyers, Dragons

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

The Pierz wrestling team edged Litchfield and knocked off host Little Falls to sweep its two duals at a tri meet, Friday.

Little Falls dropped a pair of close matches.

In the opening dual of the night, Little Falls fell 34-32 to Litchfield.

Senior Dillon Kifer and freshman Logan Kapphahn earned falls, junior Connor Scherping and sophomore Tyler Gastecki picked up major decisions and junior Conor Swanson received a forfeit to earn bonus points for the Flyers.

Senior Adam Grams added a 6-0 decision and sophomore Axel Lange won 6-2.

Pierz jumped out to an 18-0 lead in its dual against Litchfield en route to a 40-27 win.

Senior Dustin Waytashek, junior Brad Meyer, sophomore Evan Woitalla and eighth grader Kolton Eischens won by fall for the Pioneers.

Junior Nick Lochner won by a major decision, sophomore Chris Ortman and Brandon Sullivan won with decisions and senior Nathan Tomala received a forfeit.

Pierz once again took the first four weights to take control of its second match of the night against Little Falls, winning 44-32.

Kifer picked up a pin at 138 pounds to pull the Flyers within 21-12, but Little Falls couldn’t get any closer.

Tomala, Woitalla, senior Alex Julich and sophomore Ryley Smude won by fall for Pierz, while Kifer, Swanson, junior Jordan Petrone and sophomore Trysten Ross recorded pins for Little Falls.

Also winning for Pierz were Meyer by technical fall, Eischens by decision and Ortman and Sullivan with forfeits.

Grams won 7-4 and Scherping received a forfeit for the Flyers.

 

Litchfield 34, Little Falls 32

106: Logan Kapphahn (LF) Fall 3:02, (LF, 6-0)
113: Axel Lange (LF) 6-2, (LF, 9-0)
120: Anderson (LITCH) Forfeit, (LF, 9-6)
126: Klabunde (LITCH) Forfeit, (LITCH, 12-9)
132: Connor Scherping (LF) 14-2, (LF, 13-12)
138: Dillon Kifer (LF) Fall 1:54, (LF, 19-12)
145: Jones (LITCH) 10-5, (LF, 19-15)
152: Kalkbrenner (LITCH) 18-7, (TIE, 19-19)
160: Jones (LITCH) Fall 2:11, (LITCH, 25-19)
170: Tyler Gastecki (LF) 15-4, (LITCH, 25-23)
182: Adam Grams (LF) 6-0, (LF, 26-25)
195: W. Kaping (LITCH) 12-6, (LITCH, 28-26)
220: M. Kaping (LITCH) F 2:45, (LITCH, 34-26)
285: Conor Swanson (LF) Forf, (LITCH, 34-32)

 

Pierz 40, Litchfield 27

106: Kolton Eischens (P) Fall 3:06, (P, 6-0)
113: Evan Woitalla (P) Fall 1:45, (P, 12-0)
120: Chris Ortman (P) 6-1, (P, 15-0)
126: Brandon Sullivan (P) 10-4, (P, 18-0)
132: Nelson (L) Fall 1:57, (P, 18-6)
138: Pritchett (L) 10-4, (P, 18-9)
145: Kalkbrenner (L) 10-7, (P, 18-12)
152: Brad Meyer (P) Fall 3:26, (P, 24-12)
160: Jones (L) Fall 1:45, (P, 24-18)
170: Nathan Tomala (P) Forfeit, (P, 30-18)
182: Nick Lochner (P) 9-0, (P, 34-18)
195: Dustin Waytashek (P) F 3:25, (P, 40-18)
220: W. Kaping (L) 8-5, (P, 40-21)
285: M. Kaping (L) Fall 4:27, (P, 40-27)

 

Pierz 44, Little Falls 32

106: Kolton Eischens (P) 10-4, (P, 3-0)
113: Evan Woitalla (P) Fall 1:48, (P, 9-0)
120: Chris Ortman (P) Forfeit, (P, 15-0)
126: Brandon Sullivan (P) Forfeit, (P, 21-0)
132: Connor Scherping (L) Forfeit, (P, 21-6)
138: Dillon Kifer (L) Fall 3:08, (P, 21-12)
145: Alex Julich (P) Fall 2:39, (P, 27-12)
152: Brad Meyer (P) 15-0, (P, 32-12)
160: Jordan Petrone (L) Fall 2:15, (P, 32-18)
170: Nathan Tomala (P) Fall 5:17, (P, 38-18)
182: Adam Grams (L) 7-4, (P, 38-21)
195: Trysten Ross (L) Fall 3:59, (P, 38-27)
220: Ryley Smude (P) Fall 3:34, (P, 44-27)
285: Conor Swanson (L) Fall :55, (P, 44-32)
(LF deducted team point for equipment)

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