Wrestlers claim Kimball Duals title

Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
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For the first time since its inception, the Kimball wrestlers won the Kimball Duals. The teams included in the tournament were Andover (AAA), Eden Prairie (AAA), Staples-Motley (AA), Hutchinson (AA), Glencoe Silver Lake (AA), Yellow Medicine East (A) and Kimball (A) being the smallest school at its own tournament.

The boys came out on fire for the first match against Andover, taking a 31-0 lead by getting falls from Quinten Berres (112), and Marcus Hamer (125). Adding to the lead with tech falls were Mitchell McKee (103), and Tanner Mills (119). Jacob Linn (130) received a forfeit, and Troy Filzen (135) won a tough battle 4-3. At 140, Sam Stewart from Andover, who is ranked number two at 140 pounds in triple (A), had a tough match against Tyler Kuechle who is currently ranked 10th in class (A), Sam won a decision 6-4 over Tyler. The Cubs got back on track with two quick pins out of Jordan Joseph (145) and Caramon Hansen (152). Andover forfeited the last three weights to David Joseph (189), Alex Thurber (215), and Austin Schiefelbein (Hwt). The final score to the dual was Kimball 61 Andover 12.

The semi-final round took a team effort to get past the Tigers of Hutchinson, currently ranked in the Lean and Mean. Hutchinson is a very aggressive team that never gives up, and they were able to come up with a couple of big upsets down low on the Cubs resulting in a 20-point swing, but the upsets did not stop the Cubs at all as they dug down deep, and the rest of the team stepped up to get the win. Quinten Berres (112) won by a fall in 1:55, Marcus Hamer (125) won by a fall in :55, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a decision 3-0, Jordan Joseph (145) won by a fall in 3:54, Caramon Hansen (152) won by a 7-5 decision, Quentin Bryce (160) won by a 5-4 decision, Travis Schiefelbein (171) won by a fall in 1:51, giving Travis his 100th career win as an 11th-grader. David Joseph (189) won by a 5-3 decision over Kyle White, currently ranked eighth in AA, David is currently ranked 10th in class A. Alex Thurber (215) won by a fall in 1:07. The Cubs won the dual 42-24.

In the Finals, the Cubs faced Staples-Motley (to whom Kimball lost last year) in the finals of the duals by one point. This year, the guys were not going to let that happen again. Mitchell Mckee (103) won by a 12-8 decision to get the Cubs rolling, Quinten Berres (112) won by an 8-4 decision, Tanner Mills (119) won by a fall in 3:50, Marcus Hamer (125) won by a fall in 2:55, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a major decision 12-0, Jordan Joseph won by a fall in 1:01, Caramon Hansen (152) won by a 3-2 decision, Alex Thurber (215) received a forfeit, and Austin Schiefelbein (Hwt) won a 4-3 decision. The final score was Kimball 40 Staples-Motley 24.

Kimball had five guys go 3-0 on the day. They were Quinten Berres (112), Marcus Hamer (125), Jordan Joseph (145), Caramon Hansen (152) and Alex Thurber (215). The team wrestled well all day in front of a great crowd.

Cubs improve to 20-0

After winning the Kimball Duals, the Cubs had a very busy week wrestling Tuesday, Jan. 18, Thursday, Jan. 20, and Friday, Jan. 21, winning all seven duals that they were in, improving their record to 20-0.

Tuesday, Jan. 18, the Cubs traveled to Browerville to take on the host and Minnewaska in a couple of Section 5A duals. The Cubs started off the night with Minnewaska and really took it to them by winning the first nine weights. Mitchell Mckee (103) won by a fall in 1:26, Quinten Berres (112) won a 6-3 decision, Tanner Mills (119) won by a major decision 10-2, Marcus Hamer (125) won by a forfeit, Jacob Linn (130) won by a 6-4 decision, Troy Filzen (135) won by a fall in 1:43, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a forfeit, Jordan Joseph (145) won by a fall in 4:46, Caramon Hansen (152) won by a forfeit, Tyler Loch (171) won by a forfeit, David Joseph (189) won by a forfeit, Alex Thurber (215) won by a fall in 2:55, Austin Schiefelbein (Hwt) won by a 2-0 decision. The final score was Kimball 65 Minnewaska 6.

The next dual of the night was against Browerville Eagle Valley. After the first match, the Cubs kept rolling as Mitchell Mckee (103) won by a tech fall 15-0, Quinten Berres (112) won by a 6-1 decision, Tanner Mills won by a 11-3 major decision, Jacob Linn (130) won by a fall in 4:48, Troy Filzen won by a fall in 1:42, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a fall in 1:27, Jordan Joseph (145) won by a fall in 3:01, Caramon Hansen won by a fall in 1:26, David Joseph (189) won by a 14-2 major decision, Alex Thurber won by a fall in 2:57, Austin Schiefelbein won by a fall in 2:54. The final score was Kimball 61 Browerville Eagle Valley 18.

Thursday, Jan. 20, the Cubs traveled the other direction for 1-1/2 hours for the Ogilvie Quad, including the host, Mora and Zimmerman. The first dual for the Cubs was Ogilvie, where once again, the Cubs would get off to a great start and never look back. Mitchell McKee (103) started us off with a fall in :49, Quinten Berres (112) won by a fall in :30, Tanner Mills (119) won by a fall in 1:34, Marcus Hamer won by a fall in :34, Jake Linn (130) won by a 10-4 decision, Troy Filzen (135) received a forfeit, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a fall in 1:27, Jordan Joseph (145) received a forfeit, Caramon Hansen (152) won by a fall in :32, David Joseph (189) won by a forfeit, Alex Thurber (215) won by a forfeit. The final score of the dual was Kimball 63 Ogilvie 6.

The next match was against Mora who is currently ranked in the Lean and Mean. The Cubs came out with a fast start again with Mitchell McKee (103) winning by a fall in 1:27, Quinten Berres (112) won by a 10-2 major decision, Tanner Mills (119) won by a fall 3:18, Marcus Hamer (125) won by a tech fall 17-1, Troy Filzen (135) won by a 8-5 decision, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a 6-1 decision, Jordan Joseph (145) won by a 16-2 major decision. In the match of the night, Caramon Hansen who is currently ranked eighth in class A faced off against Codie LaFromboise, who is currently ranked ninth in class AA. Caramon came out on top in this exciting match, winning by a 7-5 decision. Luke Serbus (160) won by a forfeit, David Joseph (189) won by a tech fall 16-1, putting the final score at Kimball 45 Mora 24.

To finish the night, the Cubs faced Zimmerman who they handled fairly easily, winning the first 10 weight classes. Mitchell McKee (103) started things off with a fall in 3:40, Quinten Berres (112) received a forfeit, Tanner Mills (119) won by a 13-4 major decision, Marcus Hamer (125) won a great battle against sixth ranked in class AA Zach Stepan. Marcus is currently ranked eighth in class A and won this match by a 6-4 decision. Jacob Linn (130) won by a fall in 5:18, Troy Filzen (135) won by a fall in :56, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a 14-7 decision, Jordan Joseph (145), Caramon Hansen (152) and Luke Serbus (160) all won by forfeits, David Joseph won by a 5-4 decision, Alex Thurber won by a fall in 1:29. The final score was Kimball 61 Zimmerman 8.

The Cubs finished the week by hosting a tri with Montgomery/Lonsdale/LeCenter and Delano. Kimball started off with Montgomery/Lonsdale/LeCenter, jumping out to a quick start with Mitchell McKee (103), winning by a fall in 1:27, Quinten Berres (112) won by a fall in 1:06, Tanner Mills (119) won by a 11-3 major decision, Marcus Hamer (125) won by a tech fall 18-3 over Mason Brownlee who is currently ranked 10th in class AA, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a fall in :33, Caramon Hansen (152) won by a fall in 2:12, Quentin Bryce (160) won by a 15-0 tech fall, David Joseph (189) won by a forfeit, Austin Schiefelbein (hwt) won by a forfeit. Final score Kimball 50 Montgomery Lonsdale LeCenter 25.

To finish the week out, the Cubs faced Delano. Mitchell McKee started things off receiving a forfeit at 103, Quinten Berres (112) won by a fall in 5:05, Tanner Mills (119) received a forfeit, Marcus Hamer (130) won by a fall in 1:35, Troy Filzen received a forfeit, Tyler Kuechle (140) won by a fall in 3:37, Jordan Joseph (145) won by a 6-1 decision, Caramon Hansen (152) won by a fall in 1:38, David Joseph (189) and Austin Schiefelbein finished the dual by receiving forfeits. Final score Kimball 57 Delano 18.

The Cubs had seven kids go undefeated on the week. They include: Mitchell McKee (103), Quinten Berres (112), Tanner Mills (119), Tyler Kuechle (140), Caramon Hansen (152), David Joseph (189), and Austin Schiefelbein (hwt).

The road is not getting any easier for the Cubs, as they will face Osakis and Atwater/Cosmos/Grove City who are currently ranked No. 3 in Class A and both teams are section opponents. This tri will take place in ACGC Thursday, Jan. 28.