Wrestling: Closing trio sticks path to first for Little Falls at Monticello Duals

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

Twice, Little Falls entered the final three weights of a dual trailing by 16 points at Saturday’s season-opening Monticello Duals.

Twice, the trio of junior Trysten Ross and seniors David Copa and Conor Swanson earned pins in succession to lift the Flyers to victories and lead Little Falls to a perfect 4-0 day and a first-place finish.

The Flyers opened the tournament with a 50-21 victory over North Branch, then erased a 31-6 deficit to edge Monticello 39-37.

After cruising to a 56-14 win against Bloomington Kennedy, Little Falls rallied once more, this time from 36-15 down to edge Annandale-Maple Lake 38-36.

Swanson went a perfect 4-0 on the day with four pins, three of which came in 29 seconds or less.

Seniors Connor Scherping and Joe Reis, juniors Dan Mushel and Derek McMahan, eighth-grader Josh Beack, seventh-grader A.J. Jenks and Ross all won three matches on the day, with Scherping, Mushel and Ross winning each of their matches by fall.

Junior Austin Olson, sophomores Logan Kapphahn and Axel Lange and Copa each picked up two wins.

Little Falls wrestles at the Paul Bunyan tournament in Brainerd, Friday – Saturday.

 

Little Falls 50, North Branch 21

106: A.J. Jenks (LF) 16-0, (LF, 5-0)

113: Logan Kapphahn (LF) F 1:37, (LF, 11-0)

120: Josh Beack (LF) F 1:32, (LF, 17-0)

126: Justin Jenks (LF) F 6:24 OT, (LF, 23-0)

132: Senne (NB) 7-2, (LF, 23-3)

138: Dan Mushel (LF) F 5:59, (LF, 29-3)

145: Austin Olson (LF) 8-6, (LF, 32-3)

152: Connor Scherping (LF) F 3:10, (LF, 38-3)

160: Derek McMahan (LF) 9-4, (LF, 41-3)

170: Peltier (NB) F 4:37, (LF, 41-9)

182: Joe Reis (LF) 8-2, (LF, 44-9)

195: Sundly (NB) F 3:17, (LF, 44-15)

220: Bergstrom (NB) F 1:53, (LF, 44-21)

285: Conor Swanson (LF) F 2:56, (LF, 50-21)

 

Little Falls 39, Monticello 37

106: A.J. Jenks (LF) forfeit, (LF, 6-0)

113: Zavadil (M) F 1:35, (LF, 6-6)

120: Bourgeois (M) F 4:20, (M, 12-6)

126: Stiller (M) 8-3, (M, 15-6)

132: Hanson (M) F 3:48, (M, 21-6)

138: Beaumaster (M) F 3:36, (M, 27-6)

145: Berthiaume (M) 17-4, (M, 31-6)

152: Connor Scherping (LF) F :47, (M, 31-12)

160: Derek McMahan (LF) F :37, (M, 31-18)

170: Keith Yorek (LF) 6-5, (M, 31-21)

182: Gardner (M) F 1:40, (M, 37-21)

195: Trysten Ross (LF) F 4:20, (M, 37-27)

220: David Copa (LF) F :37, (M, 37-33)

285: Conor Swanson (LF) F :22, (LF, 39-37)

 

Little Falls 56, Bloomington Kennedy 14

106: A.J. Jenks (LF) 4-0, (LF, 3-0)

113: Logan Kapphahn (LF) 12-2, (LF, 7-0)

120: Josh Beack (LF) 6-4, (LF, 10-0)

126: Judge (BK) 7-6, (LF, 10-3)

132: Axel Lange (LF) F 3:20, (LF, 16-3)

138: Dan Mushel (LF) F :49, (LF, 22-3)

145: Austin Olson (LF) F 1:08, (LF, 28-3)

152: Connor Scherping (LF) F 1:09, (LF, 34-3)

160: Derek McMahan (LF) 12-4, (LF, 38-3)

170: Keith (BK) F 1:54, (LF, 38-9)

182: Joe Reis (LF) F 1:05, (LF, 44-9)

195: Trysten Ross (LF) :41, (LF, 50-9)

220: Ziebol (BK) 25-8, (LF, 50-14)

285: Conor Swanson (LF) F :29, (LF, 56-14)

 

Little Falls 38, Annandale-Maple Lake 36

106: Gallagher (AML) 10-5, (AML, 3-0)

113: Vassar (AML) F 3:36, (AML, 9-0)

120: Josh Beack (LF) 11-5, (AML, 9-3)

126: Mosley (AML) F :25, (AML, 15-3)

132: Axel Lange (LF) F :46, (AML, 15-9)

138: Dan Mushel (LF) F 4:49, (TIE, 15-15)

145: Hicks (AML) 7-0, (AML, 18-15)

152: Hanan (AML) F 2:52, (AML, 24-15)

160: Kalla (AML) F 2:35, (AML, 30-15)

170: Erickson (AML) F 2:28, (AML, 36-15)

182: Joe Reis (LF) 17-2, (AML, 36-20)

195: Trysten Ross (LF) F 1:02, (AML, 36-26)

220: David Copa (LF) F 2:38, (AML, 36-32)

285: Conor Swanson (LF) F :21, (LF, 38-36)

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