Second half of the season starts off well for the Bulldogs

Published 8:14 pm Friday, January 4, 2019

Lake Mills wrestled in Sheffield Thursday night and easily won all three of its conference duals, according to a press release.

The first dual of the night was against the shorthanded host West Fork, and the Bulldogs cruised to an 84-0 victory. The team had six pins in the dual.

The middle dual of the night matched Lake Mills against rival Forest City. The Bulldogs won all but two bouts to trample the Indians 60-12.

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“The team did a nice job against Forest City,” said coach Alex Brandenburg. “I saw a lot of kids working on new things they had worked on during break in the practice room.”

In the evening finale, the opponent was North Butler-Clarksville, which had also won its first two duals of the night. Lake Mills saved its best wrestling for last to crush the Bearcats 68-9.  The squad again dropped only two bouts and racked up seven pins.

“The kids wrestled very well for being the first meet after the break,” Brandenburg said. “I was especially pleased with our performance in the last dual of the night.”

The trifecta of wins helped the fourth-ranked Bulldogs move to 18-2 on the season. Bulldogs who finished the night unbeaten were Jack Ramaker, Jimmy Gallardo, Dalton Thorson, Caiden Jones, Casey Hanson, Brett Peterson, Elijah Wagner, Zack Wagner, AJ Carter, Drake Harnish and Max Johnson.


Lake Mills 84, West Fork 0

106: Hayden Brua (LM) won by forfeit

113: Jack Ramaker (LM) won by forfeit

120: Jimmy Gallardo (LM) won by forfeit

126: Tyler Helgeson (LM) won by forfeit

132: Dalton Thorson (LM) pinned Max Heimbuch, 0:20

138: Caiden Jones (LM) pinned Tjaden Dixon, 0:59

145: Casey Hanson (LM) pinned Dakota Lau, 3:00

152: Brett Peterson (LM) pinned Ki Janssen, 2:56

160: Elijah Wagner (LM) won by forfeit

170: Zack Wagner (LM) won by forfeit

182: AJ Carter (LM) won by forfeit

195: Drake Harnish (LM) won by forfeit

220: Max Johnson (LM) pinned Cannon Creighton, 0:38

285: Nate Lorenson (LM) pinned Jair Ramirez, 0:33

Lake Mills’ Jack Ramaker pinned Forest City’s Ethan Sesker Thursday in Sheffield. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

Lake Mills 60, Forest City 12

106: Brock Moore (FC) pinned Brua, 0:31

113: Ramaker (LM) pinned Ethan Sesker, 3:12

120: Gallardo (LM) pinned Wyatt Gelhaus, 2:28

126: Helgeson (LM) dec. Kaleb Umbaugh, 6-2

132: Thorson (LM) dec. Hayden Hoffmeyer, 11-4

138: Jones (LM) pinned Brett Walton, 4:45

145: Hanson (LM) dec. Kristian Gunderson, 4-0

152: Peterson (LM) pinned Blake Skjeie, 0:42

160: E. Wagner (LM) dec. Reese Moore, 5-0

170: Z. Wagner (LM) won by forfeit

182: Carter (LM) won by forfeit

195: Harnish (LM) pinned Jacob Trunkhill, 0:12

220: Johnson (LM) won by forfeit

285: Austin Kelso (FC) pinned Lorenson, 1:26


Lake Mills 68, North Butler-Clarksville 9

106: Brua (LM) won by forfeit

113: Ramaker (LM) won by forfeit

120: Gallardo (LM) pinned Cade Hardy, 2:48

126: Bryce Trees (NBC) dec. Helgeson, 6-4 OT

132: Thorson (LM) dec. Trevor Brinkman, 5-2

138: Jones (LM) pinned Kolben Miller, 4:39

145: Hanson (LM) pinned Teryn Joebgen, 3:52

152: Peterson (LM) pinned Cole Negen, 0:54.

160: E. Wagner (LM) pinned Donnie Kielman, 1:45

170: Z. Wagner (LM) tech. fall JC Ulrich, 16-1

182: Carter (LM) pinned David Crow, 0:31

195: Harnish (LM) pinned CJ Niedert, 3:31

220: Johnson (LM) pinned Jase Wiebke, 1:24

285: Chet Buss (NBC) pinned Lorenson, 1:02

Lake Mills’ Drake Harnish pinned North Butler’s CJ Niedert during the quad Thursday. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune