Wrestling: Pierz shuts out Columbia Heights 81-0 to move on to section semifinals
By PATRICK SLACK
Columbia Heights stood little chance against the top-seeded Pierz wrestling team, Tuesday, as the host Pioneers dominated 81-0 in the Section 7A quarterfinals.
Picking up falls for Pierz were seniors Alex Julich, Nathan Tomala and Dustin Waytashek, juniors Brad Meyer and Travis Johnson, sophomores Jordon Goebel and Ryley Smude, eighth grader Kolten Eischens and seventh grader Brett Kapsner.
Senior Trent Davis, junior Nick Lochner and sophomores Evan Woitalla, Chris Ortman and Brandon Sullivan also earned bonus-point victories.
Pierz will wrestle against fourth-seeded Mille Lacs Area in the semifinals Friday at 6 p.m. in Ogilvie. The winner will advance to the championship match and take on the winner between second-seeded Holdingford and third-seeded Aitkin at 8 p.m.
Pierz 81, Columbia Heights 0
106: Kolton Eischens (PZ) Fall 1:59, (PZ, 6-0)
113: Evan Woitalla (PZ) Forfeit, (PZ, 12-0)
120: Chris Ortman (PZ) 19-2, (PZ, 17-0)
126: Brandon Sullivan (PZ) Forfeit, (PZ, 23-0)
132: Brett Kapsner (PZ) Fall 1:49, (PZ, 29-0)
138: Jordon Goebel (PZ) Fall 2:29, (PZ, 35-0)
145: Alex Julich (PZ) Fall 2:49, (PZ, 41-0)
152: Brad Meyer (PZ) Fall 1:50, (PZ, 47-0)
160: Trent Davis (PZ) 14-2, (PZ, 51-0)
170: Nathan Tomala (PZ) Fall 0:18, (PZ, 57-0)
182: Nick Lochner (PZ) Forfeit, (PZ, 63-0)
195: Dustin Waytashek (PZ) F 0:25, (PZ, 69-0)
220: Ryley Smude (PZ) Fall 2:33, (PZ, 75-0)
285: Travis Johnson (PZ) Fall 0:58, (PZ, 81-0)