Alex wrestling: Cards fall to SartellThe Cardinals’ wrestling match with Sartell Thursday night opened and closed with power, but four forfeits in between proved costly as Alexandria fell 46-21.
The Cardinals’ wrestling match with Sartell Thursday night opened and closed with power, but four forfeits in between proved costly as Alexandria fell 46-21.
“There was some great wrestling action in this CLC matchup,” said Alexandria head coach Tom Ellison. “Trent Piepenburg and Blake Olhausen continue to be impressive in our first two weight classes as both picked up wins to start the night out. Tony Hubbard also won his match-up at the 145-pound weight class.
“Mike Schluter filled in a spot on varsity and responded with a solid match against his Sartell opponent and picked up his first varsity win in the Cardinal gym,” he added. “Justin Cumberbatch finished off the scoring by moving up a weight class to heavyweight and pinning his opponent in the second period.”
Piepenburg earned a 7-0 decision at 106 pounds, while Olhausen won by a 14-4 major decision at 113 and Hubbard earned a 20-4 technical fall.
Schluter’s win was a 7-4 decision at 182 pounds before Cumberbatch picked up his pin in 3:13.
The Cardinals will host their triangular with Willmar and Moorhead tomorrow night, Thursday.
SARTELL 46, ALEXANDRIA 21
106 – Trent Piepenburg, Alex, dec. Drew Bienusa 7-0, 113 – Blake Olhausen, Alex, maj. dec. Jacob Fernolz 14-4, 120 – Jonathan Pelach, Sar, won by forfeit, 126 – Kyle Karolous, Sar, won by forfeit, 132 – Zachary Motschke, Sar, won by forfeit, 138 – Garrett Couner, Sar, maj. dec. Jacob Schiltgen 9-0, 145 – Tony Hubbard, Alex, tech fall Jacob Fernolz 20-4, 152 – Zach Pederson, Sar, dec. Gage Sonczalla 10-4, 160 – Danny Vitale, Sar, pinned Andrew Moske 1:33, 170 – Jed Anderson, Sar, dec. Shawn Nelson 6-3, 182 – Mike Schluter, Alex, dec. Jake Minor 7-4, 195 – Anthony Thene, Sar, won by forfeit, 220 – Brady Goebel, Sar, pinned Ariel Way 0:53, 285 – Justin Cumberbatch, Alex, pinned Anthony Thene 3:13.