Holdingford Wrestling

Holdingford made the most of its two qualifiers in the state individual tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Feb. 28 – March 1, with each capturing a medal. Junior Zach Scott took sixth place at 126 pounds in Class A, while junior Nathan Brinker also took sixth place at 182. “Zach and […]

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Area wrestlers seeded in the top four for Saturday’s Section 7A individual wrestling tournament in Pierz. The top two individuals in each weight class advance to the state tournament.   106: 3. Brandon Ortman (Pierz)   113: 1. Michael Petron (Royalton-Upsala) 3. Jamie Koetter (Holdingford)   120: 1. Brandon Sullivan (Pierz) 3. Jackson Held (Royalton-Upsala) […]

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It seemed like a foregone conclusion going in. And if it wasn’t, it was by the time Pierz stepped on the mat. Any thoughts of an opponent springing a monumental upset were dashed early on by the ninth-ranked Pioneers, Feb. 14, as Pierz clinched its fourth Section 7A championship in a row. After a 77-0 […]

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They took different paths, but Pierz and Holdingford each moved on to the Section 7A team tournament semifinals, Tuesday. Top-seeded Pierz shut out visiting eighth-seeded Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway 77-0, while fifth-seeded Holdingford edged fourth-seeded host Royalton-Upsala 38-37. Pierz had eight wrestlers rack up pins in the dual, including seniors Brandon Sullivan, Evan Woitalla and Curtis Brisk, junior […]

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Wrestling is among the most grueling sports. Athletes must handle its physical nature, while often trying to shed any excess pounds. So when a wrestler struggles, it can often push them away from the sport. For Jordon Goebel, it pushed him to become one of the state’s best. Goebel has gone from a middle-weight sophomore […]

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Holdingford took second place at the Browerville Duals, Friday, topping Prairie Valley 37-33 and Border West 33-27 before falling to West Central Area-Ashby-Evansville 49-26. Senior Kyle Gerads, junior Jacob Knettel and sophomore Clem Gerads led the Huskers with perfect 3-0 nights. Juniors Jamey Koetter, Zach Scott and Tazz Taflinger and sophomore Ryan Skroch added two […]

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Holdingford splits a pair of matches at a home double dual, Tuesday, falling 42-30 against Kimball Area before routing Albany 47-12. Clem Gerads, Kyle Gerads and Nathan Brinker each went 2-0 on the night.

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Holdingford narrowly missed out the title at Saturday’s Rogers Royal Rumble, finishing second behind the host Royals. The Huskers advanced to the finals with a 49-21 victory over Mille Lacs Area and a 37-37 win by criteria over Blaine, before falling 39-34 to Rogers. Holdingford was led by six wrestlers that went a perfect 3-0 […]

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Pierz rattled off five more wins this week to run its perfect record to 15-0, with arguably its biggest win to date coming at rival Little Falls 38-24, Jan. 10. The dual started off in ideal fashion for Pierz, with freshman Brandon Ortman recording a fall at 106 pounds and junior Cole Brausen enduring a […]

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