Wrestling: Royals edge BBE, drop close dual with Osakis

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Royalton-Upsala freshman Brady Moulzoff, top, tries to work another turn against Osakis freshman Ryan Engfer, Tuesday. Moulzoff won the match with a 16-0 technical fall.

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Each of the Royalton-Upsala wrestling team’s duals came down to the final match, Tuesday.

The Royals began the night with a narrow 40-37 loss against Osakis before bouncing back with a 33-32 win over Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (BBE).

Osakis took an early 10-0 lead over the Royals before Royalton-Upsala twice built 12-point leads.

However, the Silverstreaks pulled out a pin at 285 pounds to notch the win.

The Royals once again started strong against BBE, going ahead 22-14 after 160.

BBE won the next three matches to go ahead 32-22, but junior Cory Wensmann received a forfeit and senior Austin Hackett recorded a 14-1 major decision to tie the score at 32-32.

The Royals earned a final team point to break the tie on the second criteria, most matches won, 7-6.

Senior Andy Poster, junior Tyler Hegna, sophomore Mitch Lange and Wensmann went 2-0 on the night.

Royalton-Upsala freshman Chris George headlocks Osakis freshman Mitchell Sunder to his back before picking up the pin, Tuesday.

Hackett, sophomore Matt Neu, freshmen Chris George and Brady Moulzoff and eighth grader Brad Kroll each added a win.

Royalton-Upsala wrestles at the Bemidji Invite, Saturday.


Osakis 40, Royalton-Upsala 37

106: T. Coyer (O) 14-3, (O, 4-0)
113: B. Coyer (O) Fall 1:04, (O, 10-0)
120: Brad Kroll (RU) Fall 3:03, (O, 10-6)
126: Andy Poster (RU) Forfeit, (RU, 12-10)
132: Brady Moulzoff (RU) 16-0, (RU, 17-10)
138: Tyler Hegna (RU) 18-3, (RU, 22-10)
145: Rollag (O) Fall 5:19, (RU, 22-16)
152: Collins (O) Forfeit, (TIE, 22-22)
160: Mitch Lange (RU) Forfeit, (RU, 28-22)
170: Chris George (RU) Fall :49, (RU, 34-22)
182: Spanswick (O) Forfeit, (RU, 34-28)
195: Hagen (O) Forfeit, (TIE, 34-34)
220: Cory Wensmann (RU) 5-0, (RU, 37-34)
285: Carls (O) Fall 2:38, (O, 40-37)


Royalton-Upsala 33, BBE 32 (Criteria)

106: Matt Neu (RU) 7-2, (RU, 3-0)
113: Kyle Dalton (RU) 11-9 3OT, (RU, 6-0)
120: Tensen (BBE) 24-6, (RU, 6-5)
126: Double Forfeit, (RU, 6-5)
132: Andy Poster (RU) 10-2, (RU, 10-5)
138: Schramel (BBE) 9-5, (RU, 10-8)
145: Tyler Hegna (RU) Forfeit, (RU, 16-8)
152: Schmitz (BBE) inj. default, (RU, 16-14)
160: Mitch Lange (RU) Fall 1:34, (RU, 22-14)
170: Rooney (BBE) Fall 1:11, (RU, 22-20)
182: Knutson (BBE) Forfeit, (BBE, 26-22)
195: Borgerding (BBE) Forfeit, (BBE, 32-22)
220: Cory Wensmann (RU) Forf, (BBE, 32-28)
285: Austin Hackett (RU) 14-1, (TIE, 32-32)
(Royalton-Upsala team point, criteria No. 2)

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