BELGRADE — The Otter Tail Central wrestling team took sixth place at a very competitive Jaguar Invitational held at Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa. In attendance was No. 1 ranked (Class A) Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville, No. 3 (Class A) Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City, No. 10 (Class A) Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, and the “lean and mean” Becker, Thief River Falls and the Bulldogs.
The tournament individually was tougher than the state tournament at some weights. Also, undefeated wrestlers received first loses and this was an excellent tournament to gauge where one is at.
The Bulldogs had had 12 of the 14 weights place, Zane Swanson was the only one to win the championship. Other place winners were runner-ups Wyatt Thorson, Cian Buehler, fourth-place finishers Noah Schleske, Hayden Hart and Laredo Bugbee, fifth-placer Nik Gardin and sixth-place finishers Connor Tierney, Chase Janu, Max Naddy, Matt Hendricks and Kalen Kraft. Team standings were Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City (192), Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville (189), Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa (177), Thief River Falls (170.5), Becker (152.5), Otter Tail Central (122), Albany (82) and Fulda/Murray County Central (8).
Next, the Bulldogs will travel to New York Mills on Thursday with wrestling starting at 6 p.m.
Otter Tail Central results:
106: Kolby Peters defeated by Walker Bentz (BBE0 fall 1:17, defeated by Kale Geiser (TRF) fall 3:55.
113: Laredo Bugbee (4th) defeated by Griffin Lundeen (TRF) fall 5:45, defeated Ryan Jensen (BBE) 6-0 defeated by Griffin Lundeen (TRF) 4-6.
120: Kalen Kraft (6th) defeated by Ethan Anderson (Beck) fall 3:35, defeated by Dustin Schimtt (Albany) 4-11, defeated by Mason Studemann (ACGC) 7-11.
126: Hayden Hart (4th) defeated Mason Doucette (Beck) 14-1, defeated by Cannon Swanson (BBE) 4-16, defeated Maximus Hanson (BBE) fall 2:36, defeated by Cody Wienen (TRF) fall 1:05.
132: Logan Schleske defeated Jake Nelson (Beck) 0-15, defeated by Will Mergen (Albany) 7-10.
138: Matt Hendricks (6th) defeated by Nye Becker (LPGE/Brow) 4-10, defeated Tate Hoffarth (Alabany) fall 2:07, defeated by Taiton Linder (BBE) 1-3, defeated by ye Becker (LPGE/Brow) 4-6.
145: Max Naddy (6th) defeated by Ted Stacey (LPGE/Brow) fall 4:59, defeated Alex Berglund (Beck) 5-2, defeated by Jaxon Behm (AGC) Inj Def, defeated by Kevin Andres (Becker) Inj Default.
152: Nik Gardin (5th) defeated Dylan Kampsen (BBE ) 6-4, defeated by Riley Thom (LPGE/Brow) 2-3, defeated by Logan Jureck (Beck ) fall 4:53, defeated Dylan Kampsen (BBE) fall :59.
160: Zane Swanson (1st) defeated Cooper Wold ( BBE) fall :28, defeated Brennan Arndt (ACGC) fall 5:00, defeated Kylen Rish (Beck) 4-0.
170: Noah Schleske (4th) defeated Bergen Pesta (LPGE/Brow) 5-2, defeated by Taylor Fester (Albany) 0-5, defeated Isaac Kampsen (BBE) fall 2:29, defeated by Peyton Linn (Albany) 0-7.
182: Will Ehlert defeated by Logan Sheerwood (ACGC) fall 2:44, defeated by Kevin Jensen (TRF) 4-2.
182: Chase Janu (6th) defeated by Mark Jenniges (BBE) fall 2:24, defeated by Logan Sherewood (ACGC) 0-7 defeated by Kevin Jensen (TRF) 8-9.
195: Connor Tierney (6th) defeated by Nick Goff ((Beck) 0-8, defeated Koyer Wendroff (FMCC) fall :54, defeated by Michael Doubeck (BBE) 2-5, defeated by Isiah Gorder (LGGE/Brow) fall :46.
220: Wyatt Thorson (2nd) defeated Joseph Middendorf (LPGE/Brow) 10-2, defeated by Brayden Weber (Beck) fall 3:34.
285: Cian Buehler (2nd) defeated Adam Lindquist (LPGE/Brow) 3-2 OT, defeated by Tanner Berghuis (ACGC) fall :34.