Little Falls Wrestling

Trysten Ross’ journey ended with a medal. Justin Jenks’ medal may just be the beginning of his. Both Little Falls wrestlers had challenging journeys to get there, but both became state place winners at the Class AAA state individual tournament at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Feb. 28 – March 1. Ross, who [...]

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The Section 8AAA individual wrestling tournament got under way in Sartell, Friday, with nine Little Falls wrestlers reaching the semifinals. Staying alive in the championship bracket, and their weights, were: Logan Kapphahn (120), Josh Beack (126), Dan Mushel (138), Justin Jenks (145), Axel Lange (152), Trevin Larson (160), Tyler Gastecki (170), Trysten Ross (220) and [...]

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Wrestling with multiple starters out of the starting lineup, and several of those that remained up from their usual weight, Little Falls held off visiting St. Cloud Tech 34-27, Tuesday. The dual came down to the final bout, with the Flyers holding a 28-27 heading into the winner-take-all 285-pound match. There, Little Falls senior Tom [...]

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Little Falls roughed up a pair of Section 8AAA opponents at the Sartell-St. Stephen tri, Friday, topping St. Cloud Apollo 69-10 and the host Sabres 55-17. Seniors Tyler Gastecki and Dan Mushel, juniors Logan Kapphahn and Axel Lange, sophomores Justin Jenks, Gage Blechinger and Mitchel Magee, freshman Josh Beack and eighth-grader A.J. Jenks earned pins [...]

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After giving up a decision to open the dual, Little Falls’ Lane Rutten, Logan Kapphahn and Josh Beack earned falls in three of the next four matches to give the Flyers’ an early 18-7 lead against visiting Becker, Tuesday. But Becker took seven of the final nine matches to close the dual and produce a [...]

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The schedule didn’t let up the following night as Little Falls split a pair of matches at Friday’s St. Michael-Albertville tri, falling 43-24 to the second-ranked Knights while defeating St. Francis 42-27. St. Michael built up a 31-6 cushion by winning six out of the first seven matches, with Josh Beack pulling out a pin [...]

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The weather turned what was scheduled to be a road tri into a spotlight home match-up for Little Falls against Foley, the top-ranked team in Class AA, Thursday. The Flyers remained within striking distance throughout the first half of the dual, pulling with 16-15 after a 4-2 win by sophomore Justin Jenks at 145 pounds [...]

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