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Cubs wrestlers win and set new records

Cubs dominate at Mound-Westonka

The wrestlers traveled to Mound-Westonka Thursday, Jan. 28, to take on the Robbinsdale-Armstrong, Orono, and the host Mound-Westonka. The Cubs started really strong against Robbinsdale-Armstrong, winning the first 10 matches to get an easy win.

Kimball Area 63, Robbinsdale-Armstrong 15

103: Marcus Hamer (K) forf

112: Tanner Mills (K) fall Cody Hanson (R) 3:21

119: Justin Huhn (K) fall Spencer Tennis (R) 1:25

125: Tyler Kuechle (K) fall Zac Munsterman (R) :59

130: Quentin Bryce (K) fall Tyler Ward (R) 1:29

135: Jordan Joseph (K) fall Michael Voorhees (R) 1:01

140: Caramon Hansen (K) fall Matt Koch (R) 3:29

145: Mitch Pramann (K) fall Andrew Olson (R) 3:14

152: Travis Wills (K) forf  ()

160: Travis Schiefelbein (K) dec Alex Napiwocki (R) 7-4

171: Michael Keefe (R) dec Tyler Filzen (K) 6-3

189: Alex Thurber (K) fall Ujay Green (R) 1:25

215: Justin Wheaton (R) fall Austin Schiefelbein (K) 5:20

Hwt: Brock Molden (R) fall Cody Mackereth (K) 1:51.

Next, the Cubs wrestled Orono and continued to wrestle well winning 10 matches overall against them. Caramon Hansen (140) wrestled an aggressive match against Ryan Arne who is currently ranked number 3 in double A, also Travis Schiefelbein (152) stepped up to the challenge and bumped up a weight class to wrestle Joey Falde who is currently ranked 4th in double A. Both Caramon and Travis wrestled very well, coming up on the losing end, but gaining a great deal of experience to help them make it through the home stretch.

Kimball Area 56, Orono 16

103: Marcus Hamer (K) fall Nate Schafer (O) 1:16

112: Tanner Mills (K) fall Charlie Schmid (O) 4:43

119: Trent Martin (O) dec Justin Huhn (K) 11-4

125: Tyler Kuechle (K) fall Nick Masatoshi (O) 1:49

130: Quentin Bryce (K) dec Charlie Manzoni (O) 8-2

135: Jordan Joseph (K) tech Danill Burlacu (O) 19-4

140: Ryan Arne (O) maj Caramen Hanson (K) 13-5

145: Mitch Pramann (K) fall Henry Kuper (O) :33

152: Travis Wills (K) forf ()

160: Joey Falde (O) dec Travis Schiefelbein (K) 8-2

171: Tyler Filzen (K) forf

189: Alex Thurber (K) fall Matt Waste (O) 3:44

215: Andrew Kautner (O) forf

Hwt: Cody Mackereth (K) forf.

Kimball then took on the host team of Mound-Westonka who was running into match count issues so this dual was filled with forfeits. The Cubs took advantage of these and were able to save some of their kids from match count issues and get some younger kids a chance to wrestle varsity. Skyler Schiefelbein (103) was able to step in for the Cubs at 103 pounds and get his first varsity win with a dominating match over his opponent pinning his kid in the third period.

Kimball Area 48, Mound-Westonka 6

103: Skylar Schiefelbein (K) fall Sam Orinstien (M) 4:51

112: () dblforf ()

119: Justin Huhn (K) fall Adrian Wear (M) 4:38

125: () dblforf ()

130: Quentin Bryce (K) forf ()

135: Jordan Joseph (K) forf ()

140: Caramon Hansen (K) forf

145: Mitch Pramann (K) forf ()

152: Bryan Tierney (M) dec Travis Wills (K) 9-7

160: Travis Schiefelbein (K) forf

171: Tyler Filzen (K) dec Tyler Ihli (M) 7-0

189: Austin Schiefelbein (K) dec Nate Schermerhorn (M) 8-2

215: Patrick Tierney (M) dec Alex Thurber (K) 9-8

Hwt: () dblforf ().

Wrestlers set new record against Royalton!

Friday night, Jan. 29, the Cubs had a full evening planned, and a lot was on the line for the Cubs. We started the night out with 35 matches set up between Kimball's youth program and Royalton's program. The youngsters wrestled hard in front of a huge crowd and all the kids had smiles on their faces as they walked off the mat.

The wrestlers returned home late on Thursday night. With the three dominating wins they had earned they just tied a 12-year-old record for the most wins in a season for the team, that was set with the 97-98 team. The Cubs goal Friday was to set the new record and set up a chance for the conference title, they were able to do both with a convincing win over Royalton.

The Cubs started out with four straight wins out of Marcus Hamer (103) with a major decision, Justin Huhn (112) received a forfeit, Tanner Mills (119) won by a major, and Tyler Kuechle (125) won by a decision, to give the Cubs a 17-0 lead. Tyler had lost to his kid at the Royalton tournament in the finals 8-0, but came out and showed his opponent he was the better wrestler, winning 4-0. Jordan Joseph (135) picked the Cubs up again with a technical fall and Caramon Hansen (140) came up with a fall over his opponent, and Mitch Pramann lost a very close match in overtime with a controversial take-down called by the ref. The Cubs had a 28-9 lead going into the 152-pound weight class where Travis Schiefelbein was able to get a pin. Travis Wills (160) followed it up with another pin for the Cubs and Austin Schiefelbein (189) finished it off for the Cubs recording a pin as well.

With this win over Royalton, it gave the Cubs 20 wins on the season, and if the Cubs can beat the Eagles from Eden Valley-Watkins, it will give them a share of the CMC Conference title. The Eagles will go into the match with a 6-0 record, and the Cubs with a 5-1 record in the CMC.

Next up for the Cubs will be Friday, Feb. 5, where they will face a section 5A foe at Paynesville. Varsity wrestling will begin at 7 p.m. Then the Cubs will be home for a very important quad Tuesday, Feb. 9, when they will face three section 5A opponents in Eden Valley-Watkins, Minnewaska, and Sauk Centre wrestling will begin at 5 p.m., when the Cubs will be wrestling Eden Valley-Watkins first because of this being a conference match, as well.

The Cubs have some important matches on the line in the next couple of weeks and have been wrestling very well. We really appreciate the fan support we have been getting, and the kids elevate there game in front of big crowds. Now more than ever we will need as much fan support as possible to get the kids pumped up to finish this season well!

Kimball Area 46, Royalton/Upsala 21

103: Marcus Hamer (K) maj Dan Borash (R) 22-8

112: Justin Huhn (K) forf  ()

119: Tanner Mills (K) maj Tyler Hegna (R) 11-3

125: Tyler Kuechle (K) dec Mitch Lange (R) 4-0

130: Odin Guerard (R) fall Quentin Bryce (K) 1:22

135: Jordan Joseph (K) tech Dan Moulzolf (R) 18-3

140: Caramon Hansen (K) fall Kyle Wentland (R) 2:27

145: Ryan Brady (R) dec Mitch Pramann (K) 3-1

152: Travis Schiefelbein (K) fall Tom Averill (R) 5:22

160: Travis Wills (K) fall David Cooper (R) 1:40

171: Cory Wensmann (R) dec Tyler Filzen (K) 10-6

189: Austin Schiefelbein (K) fall Tony Gadacz (R) 2:55

215: Andrew Plumski (R) fall Alex Thurber (K) 3:15

Hwt: Kellen Franks (R) dec Cody Mackereth (K) 3-1.