Wrestling: Little Falls crushes Rush City, Mora

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The Little Falls wrestling team used a balanced attack to sweep Thursday’s Mora tri, with the upper and lower weights taking turns leading the way.

Little Falls 46, Mora 22

With the Flyers clinging to a 19-16 lead, junior Jordan Petrone eked out an 8-7 win at 160 pounds to prevent the Mustangs from tying the dual in a Granite Ridge Conference match-up.

Mora would secure a tie one match later, but the Flyers responded with four consecutive falls from senior Adam Grams, sophomore Trysten Ross and juniors David Copa and Conor Swanson to close out the dual.

Senior Frank Wilczek and eighth grader Justin Jenks also earned falls in the 46-22 Flyers win, while junior Connor Scherping earned a major decision and senior Dillon Kifer won 6-3.

Little Falls 55, Rush City 24

There was no need for dramatics in the upper weights against Rush City-Braham, as the Flyers put the dual away early in a 55-24 win.

Jenks, sophomore Axel Lange and Wilczek started off the dual with falls to give Little Falls an 18-0 edge.

By the time senior Luke Lodermeier recorded a first-period fall at 145, the Flyers were ahead 36-6.

Scherping, Kifer and Copa also notched pins, while sophomore Tyler Gastecki and Swanson added bonus-point victories.

Petrone picked up another one-point win in the dual, outlasting his opponent 14-13.

Wilczek and Kifer are ranked eighth and Swanson is ranked 10th in the most recent ratings, with the Flyers ranked 14th as a team.

Little Falls hosts Foley, Tuesday.


Little Falls 46, Mora 22

106: Justin Jenks (L) Fall 2:28, (L, 6-0)
113: Hischer (M) 7-0, (L, 6-3)
120: Frank Wilczek (L) Fall 0:48, (L, 12-3)
126: Lucking (M) Fall 2:40, (L, 12-9)
132: Connor Scherping (L) 12-1, (L, 16-9)
138: Dillon Kifer (L) 6-3, (L, 19-9)
145: Nelson (M) 9-0, (L, 19-13)
152: Gmahl (M) 13-9, (L, 19-16)
160: Jordan Petrone (L) 8-7, (L, 22-16)
170: LaFromboise (M) Fall 0:41, (TIE, 22-22)
182: Adam Grams (L) Fall 1:02, (L, 28-22)
195: Trysten Ross (L) Fall 3:13, (L, 34-22)
220: David Copa (L) Fall 0:42, (L, 40-22)
285: Conor Swanson (L) Fall 1:19, (L, 46-22)


Little Falls 55, Rush City-Braham 24

106: Justin Jenks (L) Fall 1:00, (L, 6-0)
113: Axel Lange (L) Fall 3:54, (L, 12-0)
120: Frank Wilczek (L) Fall 1:01, (L, 18-0)
126: Sendlhofer (RCB) Fall 1:59, (L, 18-6)
132: Connor Scherping (L) Fall 4:35, (L, 24-6)
138: Dillon Kifer (L) Fall 0:59, (L, 30-6)
145: Luke Lodermeier (L) Fall 1:41, (L, 36-6)
152: Johnson (RCB) Fall 3:11, (L, 36-12)
160: Jordan Petrone (L) 14-13, (L, 39-12)
170: Tyler Gastecki (L) 13-0, (L, 43-12)
182: Mielke (RCB) Fall 0:54, (L, 43-18)
195: Lynch (RCB) Fall 2:34, (L, 43-24)
220: David Copa (L) Fall 0:56, (L, 49-24)
285: Conor Swanson (L) Forfeit, (L, 55-24)

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