Panthers pounce on invite

Published 3:03 am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Seth Petranek wrestles Kysten Zierke during the invite at New Richland on Friday. Petranek had one pin, one decision and one forfeit. Brandi Hagen/Albert Lea Tribune

NEW RICHLAND — New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva (4-0) won all three matches of their home invite on Friday. In the first match, they beat Blue Earth Area (8-3) 36-30. They wrestled Triton (3-6) in their second match and won 48-22. In the final match of the invite, they beat St. Clair (3-9) 54-15.

NRHEG’s match against BEA was their strongest in the invite. Dustin Esplan (126), Tyler Logan (132), Brandon LaBlanc (138), David Lassahn (145) and Geoff Ramaker (182) all pinned their opponents.

NRHEG’s no. 2 ranked Esplan, pinned BEA’s Mike Akeny at 1:05 and St. Clair’s Charlie Ward at 3:25. He was pinned by Triton’s Seth Johnson at 3:04.

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BEA led the match 12-0 until Esplan and Logan got their pins, at which it was tied up. After LeBlanc pinned Kolt Gorg at 138 pounds, NRHEG had the lead for the rest of the match.

Against BEA, NRHEG had a total of five pins and won two decisions.

In the second match against Triton, NRHEG’s Dylan Kubiatowicz pinned his opponent at 5:54.

During the third match-up, Triton’s no. 10 ranked Pat Ramirez had a major decision over Jade Waltz, 11-1. The only move Waltz was able to score on was an escape. Tyler Logan (132) and Goeff Ramaker (182) also lost decisions against Triton.

Triton’s Seth Johnson (126) pinned no. 2 ranked Esplan at 3:04.

Triton had the lead with two falls, one major decision and one decision before Lassahn and Jake Staloch (152) pinned their opponents. They both pinned in the second period after a take down in the first. Once Staloch pinned Jorge Reyes at 1:54, the Panthers had the lead 21-19.

During the remaining matches, NRHEG accumlated three forfeits and a pin by Seth Petranek (220) against JT Schwering at :48.

The Panthers had a total of four pins, two decisions and three forfeits against Triton.

The final match against St. Clair ended with three pins and six forfeits. NRHEG led the match from the get-go.

Bryce Flowers (113) got the only fall for St. Clair when he pinned Ben Whitaker at 1:32. It was Whitaker’s third time being pinned in the invite. All of the forfeits were in favor of NRHEG.

After two reverse moves and a take down, Kubiatowicz won a 6-5 decision over Jordan Goebel. Dillion Parpart (170) won a 4-2 decision over Ben Johnson after a take down and a reversal.

NRHEG’s Logan, LeBlanc and Nic Bartness lost their decisions against St. Clair.

54 of the points the Panthers scored throughout the invite came from forfeits.


New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 36, Blue Earth Area 30

106 — Ryan Gronewold (BEA) dec. Dylan Kubiatowicz, 8-4

113 — Alec Huber (BEA) fall Ben Whitaker, 2:53

120 — Isaac Vasquez (BEA) dec. Jade Waltz, 7-3

126 — Dustin Esplan (NRHEG) fall Mike Akeny, 1:05

132 — Tyler Logan (NRHEG) fall Luke Schavey, 3:08

138 — Brandon LeBlanc (NRHEG) fall Kolt Gorg, 1:03

145 — David Lassahn (NRHEG) fall Jake Johson. 1:38

152 — David Franta (BEA) dec. Jake Staloch, 3-2

160 — Carter Hanson (BEA) dec. Nathan Krohn, 2-1

170 — Dillon Parpart (NRHEG) dec. Chris Ramos, 4-2

182 — Geoff Ramaker (NRHEG) fall Christian Haugh, 0:32

195 — Seth Petranek (NRHEG) dec. Kysten Zierke, 9-3

220 –Micah Twedt (BEA) forfeit

285 — Josh Johnson (BEA) forfeit


New Richland- Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 48, Triton 22

106 — Dylan Kubiatowicz (NRHEG) fall Charlie Groll, 5:54

113 — Sam Kispert (TRITON) fall Ben Whitaker, 3:34

120 — Pat Ramirez (TRITON) major dec. Jade Waltz, 11-1

126 — Seth Johnson (TRITON) fall Dustin Esplan, 3:04

132 — Kaleb Boettcher (TRITON) dec. Tyler Logan, 12-9

138 — Brandon LeBlanc (NRHEG) dec. Levi Hickey, 8-3

145 — David Lassahn (NRHEG) fall Alex Head, 1:13

152 — Jake Staloch (NRHEG) fall Jorge Reyes, 1:54

160 — Nathan Krohn (NRHEG) dec. Brock Franko, 5-2

170 — Dillon Parpart (NRHEG) forfeit

182 — Lucas Etchason (TRITON) dec. Geoff Ramaker, 7-5

195 — Keith Maxon (NRHEG) forfeit

220 — Seth Petranek (NRHEG) fall JT Schwering, :48

285 — Zeke Erikson (NRHEG) forfeit


New Richland- Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva 54, St. Clair 15

106 — Dylan Kubiatowicz (NRHEG) dec. Jordan Goebel, 6-5

113 — Bryce Flowers (St. Clair) fall Ben Whitaker, 1:32

120 — Jade Waltz (NRHEG) forfeit

126 — Dustin Esplan (NRHEG) fall Charlie Ward, 3:25

132 — Dylan Boettcher (St. Clair) dec. Tyler Logan, 5-0

138 — Chance Oftedahl (St. Clair) dec. Brandon LeBlanc, 6-4

145 — David Lassahn (NRHEG) fall John Goebel, 2:32

152 — Gage Thom (St. Clair) dec Nic Bartness, 13-8

160 — Nathan Krohn (NRHEG) forfeit

170 — Dillon Parpart (NRHEG) dec. Ben Johnson, 4-2

182 — Keith Maxon (NRHEG) forfeit

195 — Geoff Ramaker (NRHEG) forfeit

220 — Seth Petranek (NRHEG) forfeit

285 — Zeke Erickson (NRHEG) forfeit