Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Cubs traveled to Holdingford to take on the Huskers in the first conference match of the season. What should have been a good dual turned into seven matches wrestled on varsity because of some personal issues and injuries for Holdingford. The guys picking up wins for Cubs include: 106ÐMitchell Mckee, 126ÐTanner Mills, 138ÐMatt Donnay, 145ÐTroy Filzen, 152ÐCaramon Hansen, 160ÐQuentin Bryce, 170ÐJordan Joseph, 182ÐTravis Wills, and at 220ÐAlex Thurber. The final score to the dual was 45-18.
Cubs win the Frazee Duals for the second year!
Saturday, Dec. 17, we traveled to Frazee to wrestle in their dual format tournament that fielded some of the best teams in the state. Teams that were there include: Frazee (ranked second in class A), Minneota (ranked fourth in class A), Kimball (ranked fifth in Class A), Lake Crystal-Welcome Memorial (ranked seventh in class A), Border West (ranked 11th in Class A), Perham (lean and mean in class AA), Brainerd and Bemidji both triple A schools. All of the class A schools in this tournament made it through their respective sections and made it to the state tournament last year.
The excitement of this tournament was put on hold to start off, as we had a minute of silence for Myrel Schermerhorn. Myrel was a Frazee wrestler who passed away on Monday, Dec. 12, from complications from injuries that he received in an automobile accident before the season started. Myrel started the season ranked eighth at 145 pounds and was Frazee's captain. Frazee's head coach John Barlund said it best when he said "wrestling is like no other sport; you train in order to defeat your opponent, but when you lose a family member, it is amazing how we rally to support each other." The support and respect that was shown to the Frazee community was amazing, everyone there was wearing a Myrel T-shirt that was sold for the benefit of the Schermerhorn family.
We faced off against the Yellow Jackets from Perham in the first round. The match of this meet featured sixth-ranked Alex Thurber against second-ranked Cody Nylander. Alex wrestled a great match coming out on the winning end in a 12-7 decision. The Cubs defeated Perham 46-15.
Kimball Area 46, Perham 15
106 Mitchell McKee (KIM) Fall Elliot Werner (PER) 3:34
113 Quinten Berres (KIM) Fall Sam Pirrotta (PER) 1:49
120 Chase Curtis (PER) Fall Brady Mehr (KIM) 2:37
126 Tanner Mills (KIM) Fall John Huber (PER) 1:50
132 Marcus Hamer (KIM) Dec. Brandon Lueders (PER) 8-5
138 Markus Mehr (KIM) Dec. Josh Werner (PER) 5-3
145 Luke Sailer (PER) Dec. Troy Filzen (KIM) 3-0
152 Quentin Bryce (KIM) Dec. Ty Haverland (PER) 1-0
160 Caramon Hansen (KIM) Dec. Andrew Morberg (PER) 10-7
170 Jordan Joseph (KIM) Maj. Dec. William Parks (PER) 13-4
182 Travis Wills (KIM) Dec. Garrett Biegler (PER) 4-2
195 Austin Schiefelbein (KIM) Fall Gio Garcia (PER) 3:34
220 Alex Thurber (KIM) Dec. Cody Nylander (PER) 12-7
285 Jesse Hein (PER) Fall Austyn Schlueter (KIM) :56
In the Semis, Kimball faced off against Minneota who are currently ranked fourth in class A, just ahead of the Cubs. The Cubs got out to a quick 26-0 lead on Minneota before they started to make a come-back. Minneota was within striking distance going into the last four weights where they would need to run the table with four pins to win, but all four of the Cubs wrestled very well, starting off with Travis Wills saving three points against a solid Isaac Josephson, Austin Schiefelbein saved the team two points, giving up a major decision to Adam Josephson, the number-one ranked 195-pounder in class A, Tim Konz also saved the team two points, giving up a major top Josh VanOverbeck, the number-one ranked kid at 220 in class A, these guys stopped Minneota's run to give the Cubs a 35-26 win.
Kimball 35 Minneota 26
106 Mitchell McKee (KIM) Fall Kyle Hennen (MIN) 5:45
113 Quinten Berres (KIM) Maj. Dec. Bryce Bruner (MIN) 14-1
120 Nicholas Esping (MIN) Fall Brady Mehr (KIM) 3:00
126 Tanner Mills (KIM) Tech. Fall Cole Hennen (MIN) 5:34
132 Marcus Hamer (KIM) Tech. Fall Justin VanKeulen (MIN) 5:27
138 Andrew Swedzinski (MIN) Dec. Markus Mehr (KIM) 3-0
145 T. J. Beultel (MIN) Maj. Dec. Troy Filzen (KIM) 9-0
152 Quentin Bryce (KIM) Dec. Travis Longtin (MIN) 3-2
160 Alex Lessman (MIN) Dec. Caramon Hansen (KIM) 7-4
170 Jordan Joseph (KIM) Fall Nathan Beultel (MIN) 1:07
182 Isaac Josephson (MIN) Dec. Travis Wills (KIM) 7-4
192 Adam Josephson (MIN) Maj. Dec. Austin Schiefelbein (KIM) 21-7
220 Josh VanOverbeke (MIN) Dec. Tim Konz (KIM) 12-3
285 Alex Thurber (KIM) Fall Doug Van Keulen (MIN) 1:15
In the finals, Kimball faced Lake Crystal/Welcome Memorial, the team that defeated the Cubs in the first round of State last year. The Cubs remembered last year and took it to them early, as they pounded out a 20-0 lead before LC-WM would get on the board. There were some good battles throughout the middle weights with Kimball never giving LC-WM a chance to come back. Travis Wills at 182 once again battled a tough competitor in Nate Meixell who is ranked number one at 182 pounds in class A. The final score was 39-22.
Kimball 39 Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial 22
106 Mitchell McKee (KIM) Fall Levi Marsh (LCWM) 1:11
113 Quinten Berres (KIM) Tech. Fall Louie Sanders (LCWM) 5:47
120 Brady Mehr (KIM) Dec. Devon Hagge (LCWM) 10-6
126 Tanner Mills (KIM) Fall Justin Roberts (LCWM) 1:59
132 Taner Trembley (LCWM) Maj. Dec. Marcus Hamer (KIM) 12-0
138 Cole Bohnert (LCWM) Dec. Markus Mehr (KIM) 6-5 OT Criteria
145 Dakota Yarger (LCWM) Dec. Troy Filzen (KIM) 6-1
152 Quentin Bryce (KIM) Fall Jesse Gunderson (LCWM) 1:33
160 Davantay Corey (LCWM) Dec. Caramon Hansen (KIM) 3-1
170 Jordan Joseph (KIM) Fall Brady Brown (LCWM) 3:42
182 Nate Meixell (LCWM) Dec. Travis Wills (KIM) 6-0
195 Austin Schiefelbein (KIM) Maj. Dec. Cole Kottke (LCWM) 9-0
220 Alex Thurber (KIM) Dec. Matt Johnson (LCWM) 11-8
285 Nick Meixell (LCWM) Fall Austyn Schlueter (KIM) 4:47
Sixth PlaceÐBorder West
Wrestlers going 3-0 on the day for the Cubs include:
The Cubs will travel to Sauk Rapids/Rice Tuesday, Dec. 20, for a dual before the Christmas break.