Some pumped their fists in the air. Others flexed their muscles. One even did a back flip. Mitch Lange didn’t feel the need for a showy celebration, though. He just reached for his glasses. A quick look at the scoreboard showed he wasn’t dreaming, that everything he had worked for had actually come true. He [...]
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) [...]
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 [...]
Royalton-Upsala had four wrestlers earn Prairie/Park Region (PPR) Conference championships at Osakis, Feb. 1, with senior Mitch Lange named the tournament’s outstanding wrestler. Mitch Lange pinned his first two foes in a combined 85 seconds, then won 5-1 in the finals at 170 pounds. The three wins brought his career win total to 195. Junior [...]
Despite forfeiting four weights, including the final three, Royalton-Upsala slipped past host West Central Area-Ashby-Evansville 36-34, Thursday. Senior Matt Neu, sophomore Kyle Lange and seventh-grader Jackson Held earned falls for Royalton-Upsala, while senior Shawn Urbanski, junior Brady Moulzolf, sophomore Brad Kroll and freshman Michael Petron won with decisions. The Royals then cruised to a 47-9 [...]
Senior Mitch Lange and sophomore Kyle Lange each won their respective weight classes to lead Royalton-Upsala to fourth place out of 10 teams at Saturday’s Elk River Invite. Mitch Lange earned a first-period pin and a 9-4 decision to take the 160-pound title, while Kyle Lange cruised to the championship at 170 with a default [...]
After falling in a 24-6 hole, Royalton-Upsala ran the table en route to a 47-24 victory over visiting Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, Friday. Sophomore Brad Kroll and eighth-grader Jason Kasella earned pins and junior Brady Moulzolf won with a technical fall for the Royals, who also received five forfeits.
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 [...]