Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The wrestlers had six dual meets this week and swept them all in dominating fashion. Thursday, Jan. 19, the Cubs traveled to Zimmerman to take on the host along with Ogilvie and Mora. Throughout the three duals, the Cubs allowed only 12 points to be scored on them.
In the first round, the Cubs took on Ogilvie and won with a 67-0 final score. Next up was Zimmerman for the Cubs, and they kept the intensity going with a 55-0 win. In the last round of the night, the Cubs faced off against Lean & Mean Mora. This dual should have been closer, but because of injuries and sickness, Mora did not show their best line-up, and the Cubs took advantage with a 54-12 win. Wrestlers going undefeated on the night were: Mitchell McKee (106), Quinten Berres (113), Tanner Mills (126), Marcus Hamer (132), Matt Donnay (138), Caramon Hansen (145), Troy Filzen (152), Quentin Bryce (152), Jordan Joseph (160), Travis Schiefelbein (170), Travis Wills (182), Tim Konz (195), and Alex Thurber (220).
On Saturday, Jan. 21, the Cubs traveled to Staples-Motley for the Don Dravis Duals. In the first round of the dual tournament, the Cubs faced Crosby Ironton. Crosby Ironton is rebuilding their program and the Cubs had no problems picking up a 58-18 win.
In the semi-finals, the Cubs faced St. Cloud Tech. The Tigers wrestled a physical match against the Cubs, but they did not have enough as the Cubs rolled past them 49-21 to get to the finals.
In the finals, the Cubs faced Perham, currently ranked 11th in double A. This is the second time the Cubs faced Perham, and with some injuries and sickness the Cubs did not have their full line-up this time, making this match closer than the previous match at Frazee. The Cubs started this dual off with three straight pins out of Mitchell McKee (106), Quinten Berres (113), and Tanner Mills (120). Marcus Hamer picked up another pin at 132 to give the Cubs a 24-6 lead. Caramon Hansen wrestled a great match against sixth-ranked Luke Sailor coming up short in double overtime. Jordan Joseph (160) would get the Cubs back on track with another pin. Travis Schiefelbein (170) and Travis wills (182) added to the Cubs lead as they both won by a decision. Senior Alex Thurber (195) pinned his guy in the second period to cap off the Cubs scoring. Austyn Schlueter and Tim Konz both wrestled well against the second- and third-ranked guys in state. The Cubs won the match with a score of 42-30.
This improves the Cubs record to 19-0 overall. We also had some guys get some milestone wins over the week. They include the guys picking up their 60th career win, Quinten Berres (113), and Quentin Bryce (152). Guys picking up their 125th career win include Tanner Mills (120), Marcus Hamer (132), and Travis Schiefelbein (170).
Next up for the Cubs will be 10th-ranked Pierz on Tuesday night, Jan. 24, in Kimball, then they will travel to Fergus Falls for a dual tournament.