Frazee falls to Royalton in triangular

Photos by Chad Koenen
Tyler Moe tries to flip over his opponent during Tuesday’s triangular in Frazee.

By Chad Koenen


Frazee stared down an almost impossible hole during the final match on its home triangular against Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie on Tuesday night. The Raiders jumped out to a commanding 36-0 lead following the 145 lbs. match and looked poised to hand the Hornets their second loss of the night.

That’s when The Hornets went on a roll and blew by the Raiders in dramatic fashion to come away with 41 straight points and a 41-36 win.

Jack Graham picked up a key pin during Tuesday’s match against Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie.

Jake Nagel put the Hornets on the scorebored at 152 lbs. when he secured a tech fall over Blake Sumstad. Max Rue followed with a win by forfeit at 160 lbs. and Jack Graham made the score 36-17 with a thrilling pin over Justin Koehn at 170 lbs. 

Daniel Graham and Erick Rodelo followed with back-to-back forfeits to bring Byron Kropuenske to the mat and the Hornets still trailing by a score of 36-29. 

Kropuenske secured a first period pin to bring the Hornets to within a point by a score of 36-35 with the heavyweight match waiting in the wings. Xander Kohler gave the Frazee faithful plenty to cheer for as he picked up a pin over Hunter Strom in just 29 seconds to give the Hornets a 41-36 win over the Raiders. 

In their other match of the night the Hornets fell to Royalton-Upsala by a score of 54-18. Frazee’s wins came by a decision from Josh Mellema at 138 lbs. a decision by Jake Nagel at 152 lbs. a Jack Graham pin at 170 lbs. and a Kropuenske pin at 220 lbs. 

Frazee 41 Bertha-Hewitt- Verndale -Parkers Prairie 36

106: Justin Olson (BHVP) over Cash Osterman (FRAZ) (Fall 2:46)

Jake Nagel secured a tech fall over Blake Sumstad of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie on Tuesday night.

113: Hudson Truax (BHVP) over (FRAZ) (For.)

120: Preston Captain (BHVP) over (FRAZ) (For.)

126: Tristan Hubbling (BHVP) over (FRAZ) (For.)

132: David Revering (BHVP) over Brady Borah (FRAZ) (Fall 4:45)

138: Deagen Captain (BHVP) over Josh Mellema (FRAZ) (Dec 4-2)

145: Reese Thompson (BHVP) over Tyler Moe (FRAZ) (Dec 9-4)

152: Jake Nagel (FRAZ) over Blake Sumstad (BHVP) (TF 15-0 0:00)

160: Max Rue (FRAZ) over (BHVP) (For.)

170: Jack Graham (FRAZ) over Justin Koehn (BHVP) (Fall 0:39)

182: Daniel Graham (FRAZ) over (BHVP) (For.)

195: Erick Rodelo (FRAZ) over (BHVP) (For.)

220: Byron Kropuenske (FRAZ) over Braden Shamp (BHVP) (Fall 1:19)

285: Xander Kohler (FRAZ) over Hunter Strom (BHVP) (Fall 0:29)

Royalton-Upsala 54 Frazee 18

Josh Mellema looks for an opening during his match against Deagen Captain of Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie on Tuesday.

106 Tucker Simmons (ROY) defeated Cash Osterman (Frazee)  (Fall 1:18) 

113 Parker Dietman (ROY) over (Frazee)  (For.)

120 Lane Olson (ROY) over (Frazee) (For.)

126 Alex Diederich (ROY) over (Frazee)  (For.)

132 Bryce Binek (ROY) defeated Brady Borah (Frazee)  (Decision 5-0) 

138 Josh Mellema (Frazee) defeated Brock Costanzo (ROY)  (Decision 3-0) 

145 Will Gorecki (ROY) defeated Tyler Moe (Frazee)  (Decision 5-4) 

152 Jake Nagel (Frazee) defeated Sawyer Simmons (ROY)  (Decision 10-7) 

160 Jacob Leibold (ROY) defeated Max Rue (Frazee)  (Fall 4:38) 

170 Jack Graham (Frazee) defeated Hunter Novitzki (ROY)  (Fall 6:41) 

182 Gabe Gorecki (ROY) defeated Daniel Graham (Frazee)  (Fall 3:10) 

195 Kaden Holm (ROY) defeated Erick Rodelo (Frazee)  (Fall 1:23) 

220 Byron Kropuenske (Frazee) defeated Bryce Holm (ROY)  (Fall 1:40) 

285 Jeramy Mug (ROY) defeated Xander Kohler (Frazee)  (Fall 0:34)