Quad County Triangular
It was a split decision Tuesday night as the new Quad County wrestling program got their first taste of home with the Quad County Triangular at Espeland Gymnasium in Granite Falls.
QC would easily dispatch Morris Area 43-27, yet would falter in a close dual with BOLD 35-31.
Overall, QC head coach David Wingert was happy with how his team performed. “We wrestled great off the bat. I was worried that we’d be flat after not practicing Monday, but we had the kids get a sweat going after school and we came out on fire against Morris.”
At 220 pounds, QC’s Trey Cox provided the match of the night going toe-to-toe against Morris’s state-ranked Joel Harrison. After forcing overtime with a last second escape, Cox would succumb to a takedown to lose the match, but his coach said it’s the best he’s seen the junior wrestle. “That was the best match of the night,” said Wingert. “It’s the best match Trey’s wrestled. The other kid is state ranked and Trey didn’t back down.”
Quad County 43, Morris 27
106: Matt Munsterman, MAHCA, maj dec Jordan Odegard 12-1
113: Ethan Thien, Quad, tech fall Jared Rohloff TF 6:00
120: Colten Specht, Quad, tech fall Mitchell Ashman TF 5:18
126: Travis Otsby, MAHCA, dec Zach Kluver 5-2
132: Evan Nelson, MAHCA, tech fall Isaac Rillo 6:00
138: Kirby Winson, Quad, dec Dillian Johnson 7-3
145: Myles Smith, MAHCA, fall Alex Wolf 2:27
152: Wyatt Hatch, Quad, fall Steven Koehl :26
160: Zach Fischer, Quad, fall Jordan Thooft 1:46
170: Connor Metzger , MAHCA, fall Hayden Johnson 2:00
182: Aaron Lalim, Quad, fall Seth Nelson 3:39
195: Landon Evans, Quad, fall Alec Gausman :17
220: Joel Harrison, MAHCA, dec Trey Cox 13-11 OT
285: Jason Mertens, Quad, won via FF
BOLD 35, Quad County 31
106: Jordan Odegard, Quad, won by FF
113: Brady Zitzmann, B, pinned Victor Rivera 3:09
120. Benny Garcia(B) def. Colten Specht Dec. 5-3
126: Zach Kluver, Quad, def. Brett Grund Dec. 5-3
132: Zach Malacek, B, def Isaac Rillo Dec. 9-8
138: Trevor Faggen, Quad, pinned Andrew Hansen 1:12? (Scoreboard stopped)
145: Kirby Winson, Quad, pinned Derrick Lothert 2:07
152: Chaz Roush, B, def. Wyatt Hatch 8-5
160: Ben Steffel, B, pinned Zach Fischer in OT 6:30.
170: Alex Hatch, B, def Brandon Bratsch tec 15-0.
182: Aaron Lalim, Quad, def. Joel Erickson 10-2
195: Manuel Garcia, B, def. Landon Evans 6-2
220: Trevor Nissen, B, pinned Trey Cox 1:10
285: Jason Mertens, Quad, pinned Felix Longoria 0:17.