Tricounty News

Wrestlers start season 2-0



The Cubs traveled to Minnewaska to take on the host in a section 5A preview match. The Cubs made short work of the Lakers, winning the first six matches with either a pin or a forfeit. The Cubs went on another roll which started with senior Quentin Bryce (152), winning by a major decision, and then rattling off another five wins with either a pin or forfeit. Receiving pins for the Cubs were (106) Mitchell McKee, (126) Tanner Mills, (138) Markus Mehr, (160) Caramon Hansen, (170) Travis Schiefelbein, and (195) Austin Schiefelbein. The final team score was Kimball 70, Minnewaska 9.

The Cubs also dominated Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale for their second win of the season. In this victory, the Cubs racked up 10 pins and one forfeit. Mitchell (106) McKee, (113) Quinten Berres, (120) Brady Mehr, (126) Tanner Mills, (138) Markus Mehr, (152) Quentin Bryce, (160) Caramon Hansen, (170) Travis Schiefelbein, (195) Austin Schiefelbein, and (220) Alex Thurber all picked up pins for Kimball.

There were 11 kids who went undefeated on the night. They include Mitchell McKee, Quinten Berres, Brady Mehr, Tanner Mills, Markus Hamer, Markus Mehr, Quentin Bryce, Caramon Hansen, Travis Schiefelbein, Austin Schiefelbein, and Alex Thurber.

Cubs claim nine titles, place 14

Saturday, Dec. 3, the Cubs traveled to Rush City for an individual tournament and were able to crown nine individual champions and take home first place as a team. Mitchell McKee won the title at 106 pounds, pinning all of his opponents wrestling a total of three minutes on the day. Quinten Berres (113) pinned his way to the finals where he destroyed his opponent with a tech fall. Tanner Mills (126) also pinned his way to a championship wrestling just over four minutes on the day. Marcus Hamer (132) also pinned his way to the finals to face off against 10th-ranked Cody Whitney from Mille Lacs. Marcus had a very controlled win and won by a decision of 10-4. Quentin Bryce (152) battled his way to the finals with a pin in the first round, and a major decision in the semis and finals to take home the gold. Travis Schiefelbein (170) pinned his way through the tournament to claim his third title at the tournament. Travis Wills (182) pinned his way to the finals where he picked up a 15-2 major decision to take home the title. Austin Schiefelbein (195) pinned his way through the tournament to pick up his first title at Rush City. Alex Thurber (220) wrestled under two minutes on the day to pick up his third title at the tournament.

All the kids wrestled well on the day and we had five other kids place. They are Brady Mehr (120) took home second place, Markus Mehr (138) placed fifth in one of the toughest brackets, Matt Donnay (145) placed fifth, senior Luke Serbus placed third, and senior Austyn Schlueter placed fifth in his first varsity tournament.

Next up for the Cubs will be the Delano individual tournament that will challenge the team. In this tournament is nationally ranked Apple Valley, Delano, Foley JV, St. Peter, Waconia, Watertown-Mayer Lutheran and Zimmerman. This will be a JV and varsity tournament with JV starting at 9:30 a.m. and varsity approximately starting at 11:30 a.m.