Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
Kimball started out in Osakis Tuesday, Jan. 31, to take on two section opponents in Osakis and Browerville-Eagle Valley. The Cubs started out fast on both teams, and they did not have enough to keep it close with the Cubs. In the first dual against Osakis, the following kids picked up six points for the Cubs: Mitchell McKee (106), Zach Stein (113), Quinten Berres (120), Tanner Mills (126), Matt Donnay (138), Jordan Joseph (160), Travis Schiefelbein (170), Austin Schiefelbein (195), and Alex Thurber (285). The Cubs defeated Osakis with a score 69-3.
In the second match of the night, the Cubs faced Browerville-Eagle Valley. The Cubs stayed on a roll as they had nine guys win by a fall or forfeit; they include: Mitchell McKee (106), Zach Stein (113), Tanner Mills (126), Marcus Mehr (145), Jordan Joseph (160), Travis Wills (182), Austin Schiefelbein (195), Austyn Schlueter (220), and Alex Thurber (285). The Cubs won the dual with a 69-12 score.
Thursday Feb. 2, the Cubs hosted Conference foe Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted and Royalton. The Cubs started with HL-W-W and got out to another fast start winning the first five weight classes to build a 25-0 lead. After losing two matches, the Cubs got back on a roll and never looked back, winning the last seven weight classes. Getting the team six points were Mitchell McKee (106), Zach Stein (113), Quentin Bryce (152), Jordan Joseph (160), Austin Schiefelbein (195), and Tim Konz (285). The Cubs won the dual with a 59-6 score.
Next against Royalton, the first seven weight classes went back and forth with Kimball winning four of the seven. Quentin Bryce would get the ball rolling for the Cubs with a fall in :39 seconds to set-up the best match of the night with fifth-ranked Jordan Joseph taking on seventh- ranked Mitch Lange. The match was close the whole way and was changed by a questionable call from the Ref that would put the match into overtime. In the first overtime, one minute is placed on the clock and the first point s scored ends the match, after several attempts by Jordan no points were scored, sending the match into double overtime. The second overtime consists of two 30-second periods, and each wrestler gets his choice of position. At the end of the two 30-second periods, whoever scores the most points wins the match. In the first 30 seconds, Jordan was able to get an escape with no more points being scored. In the second 30 seconds, Jordan was able to ride Mitch out for the win. The Cubs closed out the dual, winning the last five matches. The Cubs won the dual with a 56-15 victory.
Friday, Feb. 3, the Cubs traveled to Belgrade to take on the Jaguars in a conference match. The Cubs kept rolling through the competition, as they won the dual 56-12. Getting six points for the team were Mitchell McKee (106), Quinten Berres (113), Tanner Mills (120), Caramon Hansen (145), Jordan Joseph (160), Alex Thurber (220), and Tim Konz (285). The Cubs are 28-0 overall on the season, and 5-0 in the Conference. The Cubs will host Rockford on Friday, Feb. 10, for their last regular season match. With a win over Rockford, the Cubs will lock up the CMC championship for the second straight year. The meet against Rockford (Feb. 10) will also be Parents' Night for the Cubs.
The seeding meeting for the Team Section tournament will be held Wednesday Feb. 8, and the Cubs will host the first round of Sections Tuesday Feb. 14. The Final Four will be held in Minnewaska this year on Friday,