Lake Mills wrestlers win Spirit Lake Park Tournament

Published 8:41 am Monday, January 8, 2024

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On Friday evening, Spirit Lake hosted an eight-team dual tournament.

The format was two four-team pools to begin wrestling with.

Lake Mills first squared off against East Sac County and rolled to a 73-0 shutout victory. In the dual, Bulldog wrestlers knocked off a couple returning state qualifiers.

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West Lyon was the second pool opponent, and also fell to Lake Mills, 58-18.

The two wins set up a matchup with Sioux Center, and the winner would move on to the championship dual.

The Warriors ended up being the toughest opponent of the day, but the Bulldogs put together a solid performance to win 44-24.

“We knew Sioux Center would be a tough opponent as last year our dual with them came down to the last match,” said Lake Mills coach Alex Brandenburg. “Their middle through upper weights are very solid, but our kids wrestled very well to secure the win.”

The championship was set against the winner of the other pool, Central Springs. Lake Mills wrestled well and defeated the Panthers, 52-16.

“Our kids wrestled very well tonight compared to the night before in Greene,” Brandenburg said. “We need to keep working on the little things to be ready for the stretch run.”

On the individual front, Lucas Oldenkamp, Royce Peterson, Hayden Helgeson, Landon Price, Steve Brandenburg, Garrett Ham and Beau Kaufman all finished 4-0 for the tournament. The fourth-ranked Bulldogs improved their record to 19-3 for the season.

Lake Mills 73, East Sac County 0
120- Carter Helgeson (L) pinned Logan Carpenter, :22. 126- Royce Peterson (L) won by forfeit. 132- Hayden Helgson (L) maj. dec. Bradyn Burns, 10-1. 138- Landon Price (L) pinned Dawson Allen, 1:30. 144- Steve Brandenburg (L) dec. Charlie Veit, 4-3. 150- Austin Stene (L) won by forfeit. 157- Garrett Ham (L) won by forfeit. 165- Beau Kaufman (L) won by forfeit. 175- Josiah Kjeldahl (L) pinned Mickael Manzer, 1:13. 190- Andrew Grunhovd (L) pinned Cal McCollough, :50. 215- Wyatt Hanna (L) pinned Kayden Erpelding, 1:10. 285- Jakobe Anderson (L) won by forfeit. 106- open. 113- Lucas Oldenkamp (L) won by forfeit.

Lake Mills 58, West Lyon 18
126- Peterson (L) pinned Trace Dreke, 1:03. 132- H. Helgeson (L) maj. dec. Jonny Leuthold, 9-1. 138- Price (L) pinned Justus Leuthold, :23. 144- Brandenburg (L) pinned Korey Moser, 1:29. 150- Owen Jennings (W) pinned Stene, 4:00. 157- Ham (L) won by forfeit. 165- Kaufman (L) pinned James Bullerman, 3:38. 175- Jackson VerMeer (W) pinned Kjeldahl, 1:07. 190- Grunhovd (L) won by forfeit. 215- Ethan Lawson (L) won by forfeit. 285- Hanna (L) pinned Phil Pottebaum, 1:23. 106- open. 113- Oldenkamp (L) won by forfeit. 120- Ryan Bahnson (W) pinned C. Helgeson, :39.

Lake Mills 44, Sioux Center 24
132- H. Helgeson (L) pinned Santiago Estrada, 2:50. 138- Price (L) pinned Dan Camacho, :57. 144- Brandenburg (L) maj. dec. Kade Bauer, 17-7. 150- Kole Hooyer (S) pinned Stene, 1:43. 157- Ham (L) pinned Landon Rozeboom, :56. 165- Kaufman (L) pinned Solomon Tea, 5:07. 175- Reid Hulshof (S) pinned Kjeldahl, :27. 190- Bredan Lamfers (S) dec. Grunhovd, 6-2. 215- Brodie Van Regenmorter (S) dec. Hanna, 4-3. 285- Jacques Zomermaand (S) pinned Anderson, 3:41. 106- open. 113- Oldenkamp (L) maj. dec. Bryce Oostenink, 12-0. 120- C. Helgeson (L) won by forfeit. 126- Peterson (L) pinned Justin Romo, 1:48.

Lake Mills 52, Central Springs 16
138- Price (L) pinned Winton Hogen, 3:02. 144- Brandenburg (L) pinned Thomas Haas, 1:10. 150- Rory Prazak (C) maj. dec. Caleb Skogen, 14-3. 157- Ham (L) maj. dec. Jaxon Edwards, 9-1. 165- Kaufman (L) dec. Lincoln Blickenderfer, 3:29. 175- Dillon Blickenderfer (C) pinned Kjeldahl, 3:29. 190- Grunhovd (L) pinned Cordell Hoeft, :47. 215- Hanna (L) won by forfeit. 285- Anderson (L) dec. Josh Young, 5-1. 106- open. 113- Oldenkamp (L) won by forfeit. 120- Dawson Jacobson (C) pinned C. Helgeson, :45. 126- Peterson (L) pinned Wyatt Stark, 2:30. 132- H. Helgeson (L) pinned Dalton Austin, 3:53.