Bulldogs split home duals

Published 2:58 pm Wednesday, December 11, 2019

It was an exciting night of wrestling Tuesday in Lake Mills as the Bulldogs took on two Minnesota teams.

In the first dual of the night, Lake Mills took on a good Maple River team and wrestled an excellent dual, winning 45-21.

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“Our kids were aggressive in the Maple River dual,” said Lake Mills head coach Alex Brandenburg. “We wrestled very well against many of their ranked kids and took care of business against their unranked kids.”

The final dual of the night was a classic, as the Bulldogs batted No. 4-ranked Blue Earth Area.

Lake Mills senior Tyler Helgeson looks for an opening on his opponent Tuesday night. Helgeson went 2-0 on the night, while the Bulldogs went 1-1 as a team. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

The score went back and forth the whole dual and actually ended in a tie, 30-30. However, a dual cannot end in a tie and Blue Earth Area won on criteria to get an extra point to top Lake Mills, 31-30.

“The Blue Earth dual was a fun one to be a part of,” Brandenburg said. “Although we lost, we are wrestling a lot better than last week, and our conditioning seemed to be getting better as well.”

Several wrestlers had signature wins on the night, and the Bulldogs move to 4-1 on the season.

Senior Elijah Wagner starts the period on bottom Tuesday night at home. – Lory Groe/For the Albert Lea Tribune

Meet results

Lake Mills 45, Maple River 21

113 — Lucas Humphrey (LM) fall Braxton Simon, 1:13

120 — Jack Ramaker (LM) fall Kylyn Morrison, :27

126 — Trevor Pearson (MR) fall Jimmy Gallardo, 5:52

132 — Tyler Helgeson (LM) dec. Boden Simon, 5-0

138 — Dalton Thorson (LM) fall Ethan Evenson, :32

145 — Cooper Ochsendort (MR) dec. Brett Peterson, 9-4

152 — Casey Hanson (LM) fall Noah Ziegler, :46

160 — Caden Ochsendorf (MR) dec. Ashten Love, 7-6

170 — Brady Hanson (LM) maj. dec. Brady Walters, 13-4

182 — Nathan Trio (MR) dec. Elijah Wagner, 5-4

195 — Drake Harnish (LM) fall Cobey Sandte, :36

220 — Brayden Lindeman (LM) dec. Eston Battles, 10-6

285 — Thayne Decker (MR) fall Amadeo Roa, 1:43

Blue Earth Area 31, Lake Mills 30

106 — Caleb Langager (BE) dec. K. Hanson, 7-3

113 — Carson Sturtz (BE) fall Humphrey, 1:39

120 — Ramaker (LM) dec. Ty Peterson, 6-4

126 — Davis Sunken (BE) fall Gallardo, 3:16

132 — Helgeson (LM) fall Angel Martinez, :40

138 — Thorson (LM) dec. Jacob Beeler, 8-4

145 — Caleb Beeler (BE) dec. Peterson, 4-0

152 — Jaxen Klinkner (BE) dec. C. Hanson, 4-3

160 — Love (LM) fall Nick Nelson, 1:01

170 — B. Hanson (LM) dec. Kean Hicks, 6-2

182 — Wagner (LM) fall Kade Gaydon, :38