The Kimball wrestling squad looked sharp in the 2014 Class A-Section 5 Team Tournament recently. On Tuesday, Feb. 11, the No. 2-seeded Cubs pounded No. 5-seeded Browerville, 63-12 in the quarterfinal round at Kimball. In the semifinals on Friday, Feb. 14 at Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City High School, Kimball eliminated Osakis, the No. 3 seed, 53-24. That set up the championship match later that evening between Kimball and No. 1-seeded ACGC. The highly-favored Atwater club didn’t disappoint, taking the match and the section title, 57-7.
Osakis match results: 106 Payton Schiefelbein Fall; 126 Blane Tschida Tech. Fall; 138 Quinten Berres Fall; 145 Brady Mehr Dec.; 152 Matt Donnay Dec.; 160 Markus Mehr Fall; 170 Tanner Schreifels Fall; 220 Devon Kelley Fall; 285 Austin Schiefelbein Fall.
Championship match vs. ACGC results: 106 Rylan Molinaro (ACGC) Dec. Payton Schiefelbein (KIM) 5-1; 113 Brennan Holien (ACGC) Fall Michael Donnay (KIM) 3:03; 120 A. J. Schmidt (ACGC) Fall Joseph Donnay (KIM) 2:52; 126 Blane Tschida (KIM) Maj. Dec. Cameron Whitcomb (ACGC) 19-5; 132 Quinten Berres (KIM) Dec. Tyler Berghuis (ACGC) 5-0; 138 Derek Dengerud (ACGC) Dec. Brady Mehr (KIM) 4-3; 145 Larry Bomstad (ACGC) Fall Adam Theis (KIM) :06; 152 Sheldon Rasmussen (ACGC) Dec. Matt Donnay (KIM) 6-0; 160 Logan Peterson (ACGC) Tech. Fall Markus Mehr (KIM) 3:59; 170 Jordan Nelson (ACGC) Maj. Dec. Tanner Scheifels (KIM) 11-1; 182 Cody Berghuis (ACGC) Fall Brandon Loch (KIM) :54;
195 Maverick Whitcomb (ACGC) Fall Devin Kelley (KIM) 5:58; 220 Lucas Damm (ACGC) Dec. Austin Schiefelbein (KIM) 3-2; 285 Jordan Fester (ACGC) Fall Austin Hentges (KIM) :16.
“We wrestled very well. We were able to get to the finals, but lost to the number two ranked team in the state, ACGC. Markus Mehr picked up his 100th career win against Osakis. For the year we finished second in the CMC conference and Section 5A runner up. Our kids are peaking at the right time, and we should be able to get some kids to the state tournament in individuals, that will be held in Kimball Friday and Saturday, Feb. 21 and 22,” coach Mike Schindler said.