Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
The wrestlers took on Holdingford Thursday, Jan. 29 in a CMC conference meet. It was also parents' night for the wrestlers, and the fans came out in force. Holdingford is a very solid team down low, and the Cubs' lower weights saved some team points with Tanner Mills losing to Derek Scott by a decision, Tyler Kuechle losing to Mike Jarnot by a decision, and Quentin Bryce saving a team point to Devin Scott who is currently ranked fourth in state. David Joseph was the first to get the Cubs on the board with a fall at 135 pounds. The Cubs took advantage of the holes that Holdingford had in their line-up on top, but it just wasn't enough as the Cubs lost a close dual, 33-38. On Friday the Cubs hosted St. Cloud Tech in front of the largest crowd they have had all year. The Cubs battled back and forth with Tech the entire way, but the Tigers were too much for the Cubs to overcome. Winning for the Cubs were Tanner Mills at 103 with a major decision over Nate Lortz 9-1, at 119 Tyler Kuechle had a decision over Dieter Brenner 2-1, Justin Kuechle won a major decision 15-5 over Peter Kalla at 125 pounds, David Joseph won a 4-0 battle over Ben Lortz at 135 pounds. On senior night we had three of our seniors score falls back to back to back with Zach Hedlund starting it off at 160 pounds with a fall over Bryant Amundson in 4:25, Luke Schiefelbein at 171 pounds had a fall over Jake Wirz in 4:18, and Josh Almgren finished the run with a fall over Jesse Thompson in 4:30. The Cubs' roll was stopped at 215 and heavyweight where Tech got two pins out of the Cubs and won the dual meet with a 41-32 win. The coaches would like to thank the parents and fans who have come out to support us this year. We would also like to thank our seniors Justin Kuechle, Zach Hedlund, Luke Schiefelbein, Josh Almgren, Tyler Gregory, and Mike Munz for all of their hard work and dedication this year. A special "thank you" to the elementary coaches for their work in putting on Kimball's first-ever elementary dual which had 25 future wrestlers battle it out before the varsity match. Next up for the Cubs is a tri at Howard Lake-Waverly with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Tuesday Feb. 3. Then the Cubs will travel to Minnewaska where they will face the hosting team and Sauk Centre Tuesday, Feb. 10. For the last regular event of the year the Cubs travel to the Purple Pride tournament held in Albany Friday, Feb. 13.