Wrestling: Mille Lacs bumps Royalton-Upsala 52-21 in section quarterfinals

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Mille Lacs Area eliminated the Royalton-Upsala wrestling team from the Section 7A tournament, Tuesday, winning 52-21.

The Royals started the dual by winning two of the opening three matches.

Freshman Joe Jensen avenged an earlier loss with a 3-0 decision at 106 pounds, then eighth grader Brad Kroll prevailed 8-5 at 120.

Junior Cory Wensmann and sophomore Mitch Lange recorded quick pins for the Royals and junior Shawn Urbanski won 8-3 at 145 for his seventh win in a row.

The Royals end the season with a dual record of 9-12.

Seniors on this year’s team included Andy Poster, Austin Hackett, Juan Castro and Kevin Ripplinger.

The Royals will host the section individual tournament, Friday – Saturday, Feb. 24-25.


Mille Lacs Area 52, Royalton-Upsala 21

106: Joe Jensen (RU) 3-0, (RU, 3-0)
113: Thompson (ML) 12-2, (ML, 4-3)
120: Brad Kroll (RU) 8-5, (RU, 6-4)
126: Neiken (ML) Forfeit, (ML, 10-6)
132: Whitney (ML) Fall 0:44, (ML, 16-6)
138: Borschert (ML) Fall 1:31, (ML, 22-6)
145: Shawn Urbanski (RU) 8-3, (ML, 22-9)
152: Virnig (ML) Fall, (ML, 28-9)
160: Mitch Lange (RU) Fall 1:00, (ML, 28-15)
170: Petty (ML) Fall 1:22, (ML, 34-15)
182: Sammis (ML) Forfeit, (ML, 40-15)
195: Faust (ML) Forfeit, (ML, 46-15)
220: Cory Wensmann (RU) F 1:00, (ML, 46-21)
285: Sam (ML) Fall 2:44, (ML, 52-21)

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