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BHV wrestlers claim New London-Spicer Invitational

Anthony Kern, Zack Waln, Andy Bounds and Dillon Card earned individual titles and the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders took top teams honors Friday in the New London-Spicer Invitational.

The Raiders came up with 216 team points in the eight-team invitational and along the way increased their season pin total to 151.

Kern pinned Lucas Womack of Albany at the 1:35 mark of their 106-pound match. Waln claimed the 132-pound title by defeating Tyler Dockendorf on a fall at the 3:20 mark. Bounds, who was ranked 10th in his Class A weight class last week, defeated Minnetonka's Nikolas Gabler 3-1 at 195. Card, the No. 1-ranked Class A wrestler in the state at 220, edged Noah Welsh of New London-Spicer 4-3.

BHV grapplers earning runner-up honors included Marshall Willis, Ethan Kimber and Hayden Truax. Willis was blanked by St. Cloud Apollo's Peter Nelson 10-0 in the 126-pound finals. Kimber lost a 5-2 decision to Lakeville South's Dalton Peterson at 145. Truax bowed to Eden Valley-Watkins Luke Kuechle on a technical fall at the 3:14 mark of their 170-pound match.

Third place finishers for the Raiders included Justin Gordon at 120, John French at 182 and Dalton Baker a 285. Fourth place was earned by BHV's Holton Truax at 138 Sixth place finishers were Jarret Kveton at 113, Andrew Cihlar at 152 and Charlie Nienaber at 182.

New London-Spicer Wildcat Invitational

Team Results

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 216, New London-Spicer 188.5, St. Cloud Apollo 131, Lakeville South 129, Eden Valley-Watkins 103, Albany 94.5, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 92.5, Minnetonka 83

Individual Results

106 Pounds


Anthony Kern (BHV) Pinned Lucas Womack (A) 1:35

Third Place

Alex Pachan (SCA) Maj. Dec. Grant Hendren (LS) 10-0

113 Pounds


Jake Stageberg (NLS) Maj. Dec. Kaleb Voss (BBE) 16-5

Third Place

Shawn Barth (LS) Dec. Ryan Sok (SCA) 5-4

120 Pounds


Tom Stageberg (NLS) Dec. Josey Tensen (BBE) 6-2 OT

Third Place

Justin Gordon (BHV) Maj. Dec. Orion Hinchley (LS) 14-4

126 Pounds


Peter Nelson (SCA) Maj. Dec. Marshall Willis (BHV) 10-0

Third Place

Brady Bastyr (LS) Maj. Dec. Hunter Mathies (EVW) 12-4

132 Pounds


Zack Waln (BHV) Pinned Tyler Dockendorf (EVW) 3:20

Third Place

John Drumm (M) Dec. Brett Kirchner (SCA) 10-5

138 Pounds


Treyton Austvold (NLS) Dec. Nick Mergen (A) 3-2

Third Place

Jim Almquist (LS) Dec. Holton Truax (BHV) 8-5

145 Pounds


Dalton Peterson (LS) Dec. Ethan Kimber (BHV) 5-2

Third Place

Logan Foote (M) Dec. Roba Ibro (SCA) 10-5

152 Pounds


Carter Holthaus (A) Maj. Dec. Alex Schramel (BBE) 15-3

Third Place

Logan Eckhoff (NLS) Dec. John Salzl (EVW) 6-3

160 Pounds


Cain Renner (EVW) Pinned Avery Garski (M) 4:21

Third Place

Mark Kennedy (LS) won by forfeit

170 Pounds


Luke Kuechle (EVW) Tech. Fall Hayden Truax (BHV) 3:14

Third Place

Ben Thompson (BBE) Pinned Josh Soine (NLS) 4:35

182 Pounds


Nick Graham (SCA) Dec. Zach Swigerd (NLS) 7-6

Third Place

John French (BHV) Dec. Joe Reller (BBE) 7-3

195 Pounds


Andrew Bounds (BHV) Dec. Nikolas Gabler (M) 3-1

Third Place

Martin Hanson (SCA) Pinned Jarod Hall (BHV) 2:14

220 Pounds


Dillon Card (BHV) Dec. Noah Welsh (NLS) 4-3

Third Place

Mike Funchie (LS) Pinned Kevin Cao (SCA) :25

285 Pounds


Bryce Kirchner (SCA) Dec. Brandon Knisley (NLS) 6-1

Third Place

Dalton Baker (BHV) Dec. Jon Zeidler (LS) 5-4

Raiders win twice at Royalton

Five of Steve Techam's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestlers were double winners Tuesday at the Raiders defeated Royalton/Upsala and Sauk Rapids-Rice in a quadrangular.

Justin Gordon, Holton Truax, Ethan Kimber, Dillon Card and Dalton Baker were double winners for the Raiders.

Anthony Kern, Zack Waln, Andrew Cihlar, Hayden Truax, John French and Andy Bounds recorded solo victories for BHV. The Raiders won 19 of their 28 matches.

Royalton Quadrangular

Royalton/Upsala 48, Sauk Rapids-Rice 34

Royalton/Upsala 60, Prairie Valley 6

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 45, Royalton/Upsala 33

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 60, Sauk Rapids-Rice 15

Sauk Rapids-Rice 45, Prairie Valley 15

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 45, Royalton/Upsala 33

106 Anthony Kern (BHV) pinned Lyle Zimmerman (RU) 2:45

113 Michael Petron (RU) pinned Brayden Bertram (BHV) 3:00

120 Justin Gordon (BHV) dec. Joe Jensen (RU) 10-3

126 Jackson Held (RU) pinned Marshall Willis (BHV) 3:00

132 Zack Waln (BHV) pinned Matt Neu (RU) 3:00

138 Holton Truax (BHV) pinned Cody Wensmann (RU) 3:00

145 Ethan Kimber (BHV) pinned Ty Held (RU) 3:00

152 Brady Moulzolf (RU) pinned Andrew Cihlar (BHV) 1:00

160 Shawn Urbanski (RU) tech. fall Brady Baker (BHV) 18-3

170 Mitch Lange (RU) pinned Hayden Truax (BHV) 3:00

182 Kyle Lange (RU) major dec. John French (BHV) 11-3

195 Andy Bounds (BHV) won by forfeit

220 Dillon Card (BHV) won by forfeit

285 Dalton Baker (BHV) pinned Clint Gadacz (RU) 1:00

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 60, Sauk Rapids-Rice 15

106 Brayden Bertram (BHV) dec. Hunter Rajkowski (SR) 5-0

113 Tony Bemboom (SR) pinned Anthony Kern (BHV) 3:31

120 Justin Gordon (BHV) pinned Logan Siemers (SR) 1:55

126 Marshall Willis (BHV) dec. Taylor Rau (SR) 9-4

132 Korey Keske (SR) pinned Zack Waln (BHV) 3:01

138 Holton Truax (BHV) pinned Brent Lindgren (SR) 1:27

145 Ethan Kimber (BHV) pinned Andrew Tran (SR) 1:42

152 Andrew Cihlar (BHV) pinned Blake Rychner (SR) 5:42

160 Brady Baker (BHV) won by forfeit

170 Hayden Truax (BHV) pinned Tristan Emery (SR) 1:59

182 John French (BHV) pinned Tanner Maier (SR) 2:46

195 Blake Keske (SR) dec. Andrew Bounds (BHV) 8-5

220 Dillon Card (BHV) pinned Dylan Vait (SR) 2:38

285 Dalton Baker (BHV) pinned Adam Gessel (SR) 1:04