Alexandria wrestling: Hubbard is a championThe Cardinal 145-pounder swept through his weight class at Redwood Valley
By: Lori Mork, Alexandria Echo Press
Tony Hubbard captured the 145-pound individual championship, by beating two state-ranked wrest-lers, and led the Cardinal to their seventh place team finish in a field of 30 squads at the Redwood River Riot tournament in Redwood Falls Friday and Saturday.
“Tony won his championship match by a score of 10-4 to claim his second tournament championship of the season,” said head coach Tom Ellison. “Justin Cumberbatch was also in the finals, but had to settle for second place as he ran into two-time state champ Justin Rose from Sibley East.
“Ben Bogart continues to wrestle with a lot of determination and placed fourth in the 106 weight class. Trent Piepenburg placed fifth and Blake Olhausen placed sixth.
“The Cardinals continue to show improvement on the mat this season compared to last year and they are working hard to make even greater strides as this season moves into our Central Lakes Conference duals.
“Our whole team wrestled well in this very tough tournament,” added Ellison. “Many state-ranked wrestlers were represented in this tournament.
“We still don’t have all of our lineup together as we have a few injuries. We have one conference dual this week, and then the Christmas break, which should allow some of our athletes to get some rest and be ready after the break.”
Hubbard defeated Brandon Strong of Minneapolis South, ranked No. 10 in Class AAA at 145 pounds, then took down Aaron Trio of Maple River, ranked No. 7 in Class A after taking his first three matches by pin.
Alexandria will be at Sauk Rapids-Rice tomorrow, Thursday.
REDWOOD RIVER RIOT
TEAM SCORES – 1. Wabasso/Red Rock Central 190, 2. United South Central 153, 3. Maple River 147, 4. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 134.5, 5. Sibley East 132.5, 6. St. James Area 119.5, 7. Alexandria 112.5, 8. Marshall 89, 9. (tie) Madelia/Truman/Martin Luther and BOLD 87.5, 11. (tie) Sartell-St. Stephen and Fairmont/Martin County West 85.5, 13. Tri-City United/Cleveland 77, 14. Canby 74, 15. Worthington/Round Lake-Brewster 73, 16. (tie) New Richland/Hartland/Ellendale-Geneva and Mankato West 69, 18. Litchfield 67.5, 19. Quad County 66, 20. River Valley 62.5, 21. LeSueur-Henderson 59, 22. Rocori 43, 23. Fulda-Murray County Central 37, 24. Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley 36, 25. Minneapolis South 34, 26. Redwood Valley/Cedar Mountain 27, 27. Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove 19, 28. St. Paul Johnson 17.
ALEXANDRIA INDIVIDUAL RESULTS
106 POUNDS – Ben Bogart, 4TH: first round bye; maj dec Collin Steubner, FM/CW, 10-0; fell to Charlie Dundas, MW, 8-5; dec. Cordell Peterson, NRHEG, 4-1; dec Hser Eh Pwae, Worth, 2-0; pinned Mario Gomez, RV, 4:48; fell to Carlie Dundas, MW, 11-6.
113 POUNDS – Dylan Kriese, NP: first round bye; fell to Brady Zitzman, BOLD, 5:30; fell to Adam Kunz, Roc, 2:48.
120 POUNDS – Trent Piepenburg, 5TH: pinned Noah Lowe, MW, 3:20; pinned Jake Femholz, Sar, 1:04; dec. Quentin Beiningen, Can, 6-0; fell to Spencer Jenniges, WRRC, 5-2; fell to Jacob Gonsalex, USC, 4-2; fell to Quentin Beiningen, Can, by injury default.
126 POUNDS – Blake Olhausen, 6TH: dec Brady Goblirsch, RWV, 8-6; fell to Josh Alternatt, WRRC, 5-4; pinned Paul Vang, SPJ, 3:57; tech fall Remington Kuehl, FMCW, 4:24; dec Jack Citrowske, Can, 3-0; maj dec Levi Nelson, TCU, 10-2; fell to Josh Alternatt, WRRC, 8-5; fell to Sam Baier, RIV, 7-1.
132 POUNDS – Jacob Schiltgen, NP: first round bye; fell to Derek Christians, WRRC, 15-2;dec Derek Krieger, KMS 3-0; fell to Elijah Gronewald, FMCW, 4:04.
138 POUNDS – Tristan Johnson, NP: first round bye; fell to Derek Herman, USC, 5:00; wrestle back bye; dec Matt Facile, Mar, 6-3; fell to Brock Nothern, Can, 8-4.
145 POUNDS – Tony Hubbard, 1ST: pinned Matt Harpestrad, USC, 1:30; pinned Tanner Lange, FMCW, 5:08; pinned Devan Nelson, Litch, 3:35; dec. Brandon Strong, MPLSS, 5-1; dec. Aaron Trio, MR, 11-5.
152 POUNDS – Jake Nienaber, NP: first round bye; fell to Connor Engel, STJ, 14-9; pinned Elerson Smith, MPLSS, 4:00; dec Ben Hoffman, Roc, 5-0; fell to Austin Campbell, Can, 8-5.
160 POUNDS – No wrestler
170 POUNDS – Mike Schluter, NP: fell to Blake Schroeder, Worth, 3:30; wrestleback bye; maj dec Hayden Goplen, Can, 13-1; maj dec Rusty Hewitt, MW, 10-0; fell to Alex Hatch, BOLD, 1:22.
182 POUNDS: Andrew Moske, NP: fell to Tyler Olson, MR, 1:36; wrestleback bye; fell to Nathan Gillis, FMCW, 0:59.
195 POUNDS – No wrestler
220 POUNDS – Justin Cumberbatch, 2ND: first round bye; pinned Luke Krengel, MR, 0:09; pinned Justin Varpness, Mar, 0:47; dec Brady Goeble, Sar, 7-3; fell to Nathan Rose, SE, 20-5 tech fall.
285 POUNDS – No wrestler.