Nine wrestlers place at opening┬átournament of the season

By Chad Koenen


Jake Nagel captured first place and Tyler Moe took second as the Frazee Hornets opened their season at the Dan Unruh Invitational in Wahpeton, N.D. on Saturday. 

A total of nine wrestlers placed in the top five in the tournament, which was the opening action of the season for Frazee.

Nagel captured first place at 152 lbs. after pinning his first two opponents of the day. He secured a 4-2 decision over Logan Schleski, of Otter Tail Central, by a score of 4-2 in the semi-finals to advance to the championship match.

In a tight match from the opening whistle, Nagel trailed Aidan Ruddy of the BW Storm 5-4 heading into the third period. Nagel picked up an early escape and then earned a take down with 44 seconds left in the match to take a 7-5 lead. The two wrestlers traded reversals and Ruddy earned an escape with 4 seconds left in the match, but Nagel held on for a 9-8 win.

Moe secured a pin and a decision to reach the championship match where he fell to Marcus Johnson of West Fargo Sheyenne by a  6-2 decision to secure second place. 

The Hornets also picked up three third place finishes when Cade Nagel won by fall over Colman Barth in the third place match at 120 lbs, it was his second victory by fall over Barth in the tournament. 

Preson Mayfield dropped his opening match of the tournament, but pinned his way to a third place finish with three pins in under 2:34 to secure third place.

Byron Kropuenske also dropped his opening match of the tournament at 220 lbs, but secured back-to-back pins to secure third place. 

As a team, the Hornets took fourth place and trailed just Lisbon with 232.5 points, Brookings with 191 points and West Fargo Sheyenne with 155 points in the standings. The Hornets finished with 153 points.

This week the Hornets will travel to West Fargo, N.D. for a triangular on Tuesday, before traveling to Brainerd for a tournament on Friday and Saturday.

106- Brok Johnson (KIN) falo over Cash Osterman (FRA) 1:19, Branton Delhome (UNAT) fall over Osterman (FRA) 4:45

120- 3rd place- Cade Nagel (FRA) fall over Colman Barth (BWST) 5:41, Ian Metz (SISS) dec. Nagel (FRA) 12-7, Nagel (FRA) dec. Griffen Greenley (LIS) 10-7, Nagel (FRA) fall over Barth (BWST) 2:48 in third place match

126- Sebastian Sonnenberg (FRA) fall over Jacob Varriano (FN) 1:57, Jude Olson (BW) fall over Sonnenberg (FRA) 1:35, Bryce Awender (BWST) dec. Sonnenberg (FRA) 3-0

132- 4th place- Brady Borah (FRA) dec. Kelly Seamus (LIS) 4-0, Carter Schmitz (KIN)fall over Borah (FRA) 1:03, Borah (FRA) dec. Alex Martel (BWST) 8-3, Alexander Spray (WFS) fall over Borah (FRA) 1:00 in third place match

138- 5th place- Brady Peichel (FRA) maj dec. Weston Jensen (BWST) 18-9, Brien Poser (OTC) fall over Peichel (FRA) 5:46, Hayden Mack (GFC) fall over Peichel (FRA) 1:42, Peichel (FRA) dec. Gabriel Stern (BROO) 4-1 in fifth place match

145- 2nd place- Tyler Moe (FRA) fall over Henry Maughan (FN) 2:41, Moe (FRA) dec. Carter Wallner (LIS) 7-0, Marcus Johnson (WFS) dec. Moe (FRA) 6-2 in championship match

152- 1st place- Jake Nagel (FRA) fall over Blake Wanner (FN) :43, Nagel (FRA) fall over Logan Shepperd (GFC) 1:44, Nagel (FRA) dec. Logan Schleske (OTC) 4-2, Nagel (FRA) dec. Aidan Ruddy (BWST) 9-8 in championship match

160- 3rd place- Tyson Brandt (BROO) maj dec. Preson Mayfield (FRA) 9-1, Mayfield (FRA) fall over Myles Hinkley (BWST) :27, Mayfield (FRA) fall over Rodney Wolf (KIN) 2:34, Mayfield (FRA) fall over Jaxon Rich (OTC) 2:17 in third place match

170- 5th place Jaxon Bowes (BROO) fall over Jack Graham (FRA) 3:49, Graham (FRA) fall over Isaiah Schoepp (FN) :46, Cyncere Haskin (GFC) fall over Graham (FRA) 3:25, Graham (FRA) dec. Gavin Phigren (UNAT) 7-1 in fifth place match

182- 5th place Danny Graham (FRA) maj dec. Brock Hasling (OTC) 10-1, William Ward (FN) tech fall Graham (FRA) 16-1, Mason Schultz (SISS) dec. Graham (FRA) 6-1, Graham (FRA) dec. Hasling (OTC) 4-2 in fifth place match

220- 3rd place- Luke Rasmussen (BROO) fall over Byron Kropuenske (FRA) 3:49, Kropuenske (FRA) fall over Justin Kerr (GFC) 4:50, Kropuenske (FRA) fall over Kale Rich (OTC) 2:49 in third place match