Seven wrestlers place at Paul Bunyan tournament in Bemidji

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Bailey Peichel picked up his 50th career win during the Paul Bunyan Tournament in Bemidji last weekend. Peichel placed seventh in the 19 team tournament. 

By Chad Koenen

Publisher

Seven wrestlers placed and the Hornets took eighth place overall at the 19 team Paul Bunyan Invite last weekend in Bemidji. The tournament capped off a busy week for the Hornets that also included a triangular against Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville and West Fargo in Frazee on Thursday.

This week the Hornets will travel to Parkers Prairie for a triangular against Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie and Royalton-Upsala on Tuesday, before traveling for another triangular in Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Thursday. That triangular will feature DGF, Frazee and Pelican Rapids. 

On Saturday the Hornets will host a triangular with Staples-Motley and Moorhead in their final action of the 2022 portion of their schedule. 

A pair of Frazee wrestlers are currently ranked in the top 10 in the state. Senior Jake Nagel is ranked seventh at 160 lbs., while junior Preston Mayfield is ranked 10th at 170 lbs. 

Thursday

Frazee split a dual with Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville and West Fargo on Thursday night. 

In their match against LPGEB, the Hornets fell by a score of 40-24. 

Cash Osterman picked up the Hornets first win of the match when he secured a 4-2 decision over Logan Thom in overtime. The Hornets lost the next four matches to trail by a score of 22-3, before Bailey Peichel secured a 10-2 major decision, Tyler Moe picked up a tech fall and Jake Nagel secured a pin at 160 lbs. to make the score 22-18 in favor of LPGEB. 

Preston Mayfield followed with a 4-3 decision to bring the Hornets within one point at 22-21, but LPGEB battled back by securing a pin at both 182 lbs. and 220 lbs., along with a forfeit at heavyweight to come away with the win. 

Daniel Graham also secured a win for Frazee when he won a 6-4 decision in overtime at 195 lbs. 

In their match against West Fargo, the Hornets won five of the opening six matches and never looked back as they won 39-35.

Gabe Schermerhorn started the match off with a win by forfeit at 106 lbs., before Osterman won by fall to make the score 12-0. After a West Fargo pin at 120 lbs., Blake Sonnenberg and Brady Borah won back-to-back pins at 126 lbs. and 132 lbs. to make the score 24-6 in favor of Frazee. 

Frazee would only need to win three more matches in the middle to upper weights as Peichel won by fall in overtime at 145 lbs., Moe won by a 7-5 decision at 170 lbs., and Daniel Graham won by fall at 220 lbs. to ice the match for the Hornets. 

Frazee vs. West Fargo 39-35

106- Gabe Schermerhorn (Frazee) over Forfeit (West Fargo) – Forfeit

113- Cash Osterman (Frazee) over Landon Geiger – Fall 3:06

120- Tanner Thoreson (West Fargo) over Liam Hamm (Frazee) – Fall 1:45

126- Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) over Parker Thoreson (West Fargo) – Fall 0:31

132- Brady Borah (Frazee) over Nolan Maus (West Fargo) – Fall 1:13

138- Owen Magnell (West Fargo) over Cade Nagel (Frazee) – Decision 9-3

145- Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Sean Christopherson (West Fargo) – Fall 6:05

152- Tyler Porter (West Fargo) over Tyler Moe (Frazee) – Decision 5-0

160- Waylon Cressell (West Fargo) over Jake Nagel (Frazee) – Tech Fall 20-5

170- Tanner Moe (Frazee) over Lance Iverson (West Fargo) – Decision 7-5

182- Kaleb Porter (West Fargo) over Max Rue (Frazee) – Fall 5:08

195- Conner Lamb (West Fargo) over Weston Mickelson (Frazee) – Fall 1:14

220- Daniel Graham (Frazee) over Jacob Bild (West Fargo) – Fall 2:36

285- Amaree Williams (West Fargo) over Forfeit (Frazee) – Forfeit

Frazee vs. Long Prairie Grey Eagle 24-40

106- Brodie Pachan (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Gabe Schermerhorn (Frazee) – Fall 2:53

113- Cash Osterman (Frazee) over Logan Them (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) – Decision 4-2 (OT)

120- Colby Twardowski (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Liam Hamm (Frazee) – Maj Dec 10-0

126- Ryan Browen (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) – Decision 5-0

132- Justin Houdek (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Brady Borah (Frazee) – Decision 5-2

138- Gavin Albers (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Cade Nagel (Frazee) – Decision 5-2

145- Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Nathan Browen (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) – Maj Dec 10-2

152- Tyler Moe (Frazee) over Nathan Bitz (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) – Tech Fall 15-0

160- Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Paul Stacey (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) – Fall 5:41

170 – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Tucker Zigan (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) – Decision 4-3

182- Tate Twardowski (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Jack Graham (Frazee) – Fall 3:09

195- Daniel Graham (Frazee) over Andre Recknor – Decision 6-4 (OT)

220- Alex Line (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Weston Mickelson (Frazee) – Fall 1:45

285- Grady Tomford (Long Prairie Grey Eagle) over Forfeit (Frazee) – Forfeit

Saturday

Jake Nagel took second and Bailey Peichel took seventh plac,e while securing his 50th career win at the Paul Bunyan Invitational over the weekend. 

Nagel advanced to the championship match at 160 lbs., after defeating Bridger Mongeau of Moorhead in the opening round of the tournament by a tech fall. He then defeated Nicholas Leibold of Royalton-Upsala in the quarterfinals by a 10-0 major decision. In the semi-finals, Nagel was able to escape with a 3-2 decision over Alex Jennissen, before he fell to Dane Jorgenson of Bemidji by an 11-3 major decision to leave Nagel with a second place finish. 

Preston Mayfield was another top three finisher for the Hornets as he fell to Seth Newby of Bemidji in the semi-finals by a pin. He then won his next two matches, including a 6-2 decision over Owen Angell of Becker by a score of 6-2 to finish on the podium in sixth place.

  Also placing for the Hornets was Cash Osterman who took fifth place at 113 lbs. after he pinned Jacob DeMarais of Foley at the 3:27 mark of his fifth place match. 

At 138 lbs., Cade Nagel took sixth place after working his way through the elimination bracket. After falling the consolation semi-finals, Nagel dropped a close 7-0 decision to Brady Yourczek of Royalton-Upsala to finish in sixth place.

Peichel secured his 50th career win at the Paul Bunyan Tournament on his way to a seventh place finish. at 145 lbs. Peichel won by a decision over Kobi Cameron of Little Falls by a score of 9-4 to take seventh place.

Tyler Moe went 4-2 on his way to a fifth place finish at 152 lbs. He defeated Lee Ellingsberg of Moorhead by a 1-0 decision in the fifth place match.

Max Rue also placed for the Hornets as the senior took fifth place at 182 lbs., after he won by a medical forfeit over Cade Jackson of Detroit Lakes.

As a team, the Hornets took eighth place with 91.5 points. Bemidji won the tournament with 212 points, while Becker took second place with 210.5 points.

1 Bemidji 212.0

2 Becker  210.5

3 Royalton-Upsala 154.5

4 Brainerd 148.0

5 Pierz 121.5

6 Little Falls 114.5

7 Detroit Lakes 107.0

8 Frazee 91.5

9 Mound-Westonka 71.0

10 Moorhead 65.5

11 Sartell-Saint Stephen 54.0

11 Staples Motley 54.0

13 Foley 52.0

14 White Bear Lake Area 46.0

15 Wadena-Deer Creek 43.0

16 C-E-C Lumberjacks 26.0

16 Grand Rapids 26.0

18 Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears 23.0

19 Cretin-Derham Hall 3.0

113- 5th place- Champ. Round 1 – Cash Osterman (Frazee) 4-2 received a bye () (Bye), Quarterfinal – Cash Osterman (Frazee) 4-2 won by decision over Owen Borud (Moorhead) 5-4 (Dec 6-0), Semifinal – Gabriel Morin (Bemidji) 8-1 won by fall over Cash Osterman (Frazee) 4-2 (Fall 1:02), Cons. Semi – Alex Hendrickson (Sartell-Saint Stephen) 4-3 won by decision over Cash Osterman (Frazee) 4-2 (Dec 7-6), 5th Place Match – Cash Osterman (Frazee) 4-2 won by fall over Jacob DeMarais (Foley) 6-5 (Fall 3:27)

126- Champ. Round 1 – Liam Hennessy (Pierz) 9-3 won by fall over Sebastian Sonnenberg (Frazee) 0-2 (Fall 1:23), Cons. Round 1 – Beau Somdahl (Detroit Lakes) 3-3 won by major decision over Sebastian Sonnenberg (Frazee) 0-2 (MD 11-2)

132- Champ. Round 1 – Kaden Nicolas (Becker) 4-1 won by major decision over Brady Borah (Frazee) 2-3 (MD 18-7), Cons. Round 1 – Brady Borah (Frazee) 2-3 won by decision over Oskar Bowman (Cretin-Derham Hall) 1-4 (Dec 10-3), Cons. Round 2 – Wyatt Wall (Foley) 6-6 won by decision over Brady Borah (Frazee) 2-3 (Dec 2-0)

138- 6th place- Champ. Round 1 – Cade Nagel (Frazee) 3-5 won by fall over Sawyer Stroeing (Detroit Lakes) 3-4 (Fall 3:22), Quarterfinal – Landen Kujawa (Becker) 4-0 won by fall over Cade Nagel (Frazee) 3-5 (Fall 2:18), Cons. Round 2 – Cade Nagel (Frazee) 3-5 won by decision over Tyler Wilhelmi (Foley) 1-3 (Dec 4-2), Cons. Round 3 – Cade Nagel (Frazee) 3-5 won by major decision over Jason Trantina (Staples Motley) 3-2 (MD 13-4), Cons. Semi – Noah Cameron (Little Falls) 7-1 won by fall over Cade Nagel (Frazee) 3-5 (Fall 1:27), 5th Place Match – Brady Yourczek (Royalton-Upsala) 6-4 won by decision over Cade Nagel (Frazee) 3-5 (Dec 7-0)

145- 7th place- Champ. Round 1 – Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 5-2 won by fall over Noah Brunn (Foley) 1-5 (Fall 5:44), Quarterfinal – Colbe Tappe (Staples Motley) 7-1 won by decision over Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 5-2 (Dec 8-1), Cons. Round 2 – Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 5-2 won by decision over Elijah Germann (Brainerd) 2-3 (Dec 9-2), Cons. Round 3 – Kaden Brooks (Sartell-Saint Stephen) 7-4 won by decision over Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 5-2 (Dec 5-3), 7th Place Match – Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 5-2 won by decision over Kobi Cameron (Little Falls) 6-3 (Dec 9-4)

152- 5th place- Champ. Round 1 – Tyler Moe (Frazee) 5-3 won by decision over Beau Robinson (Little Falls) 7-2 (Dec 8-4), Quarterfinal – Ethan Duncombe (Becker) 3-1 won by decision over Tyler Moe (Frazee) 5-3 (Dec 8-2), Cons. Round 2 – Tyler Moe (Frazee) 5-3 won by fall over Warren Ritter (Grand Rapids) 6-3 (Fall 0:55), Cons. Round 3 – Tyler Moe (Frazee) 5-3 won by decision over Tanner Morlan (Grand Rapids) 7-4 (Dec 3-0), Cons. Semi – Sawyer Simmons (Royalton-Upsala) 7-3 won by decision over Tyler Moe (Frazee) 5-3 (Dec 3-0), 5th Place Match – Tyler Moe (Frazee) 5-3 won by decision over Lee Ellingsberg (Moorhead) 6-6 (Dec 1-0)

160- Champ. Round 1 – Jake Nagel (Frazee) 4-2 won by tech fall over Bridger Mongeau (Moorhead) 4-6 (TF-1.5 3:24 (15-0)), Quarterfinal – Jake Nagel (Frazee) 4-2 won by major decision over Nicholas Leibold (Royalton-Upsala) 7-3 (MD 10-0), Semifinal – Jake Nagel (Frazee) 4-2 won by decision over Alex Jennissen (Foley) 8-3 (Dec 3-2), 1st Place Match – Dane Jorgensen (Bemidji) 9-0 won by major decision over Jake Nagel (Frazee) 4-2 (MD 11-3)

170- 3rd place- Champ. Round 1 – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 5-1 won by fall over Draeden Prosby (Moorhead) 2-6 (Fall 2:48), Quarterfinal – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 5-1 won by decision over Owen Angell (Becker) 4-2 (Dec 7-0), Semifinal – Seth Newby (Bemidji) 8-1 won by fall over Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 5-1 (Fall 1:27), Cons. Semi – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 5-1 won by major decision over Grant Seelhammer (Wadena-Deer Creek) 7-5 (MD 11-0), 3rd Place Match – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 5-1 won by decision over Owen Angell (Becker) 4-2 (Dec 6-2)

182- Champ. Round 1 – Jack Graham (Frazee) 1-3 won by fall over Jaxon Thompson (Grand, Cons. Round 2 – Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 won by decision over Jack Graham (Frazee) 1-3 (Dec 7-4)

182- 5th place- Champ. Round 1 – Ivan Petrich (Little Falls) 6-4 won by major decision over Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 (MD 8-0), Cons. Round 1 – Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 won by fall over John Seemann (Mound-Westonka) 2-3 (Fall 1:48), Cons. Round 2 – Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 won by decision over Jack Graham (Frazee) 1-3 (Dec 7-4), Cons. Round 3 – Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 won by fall over Gus Wagner (Brainerd) 3-3 (Fall 3:27), Cons. Semi – Shane Carlson (Brainerd) 9-2 won by decision over Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 (Dec 7-1), 5th Place Match – Max Rue (Frazee) 4-3 won by medical forfeit over Cade Jackson (Detroit Lakes) 5-3 (M. For.)

195- Quarterfinal – Ethan Kosloski (Brainerd) 4-6 won by decision over Daniel Graham (Frazee) 2-2 (Dec 7-4), Cons. Round 2 – Gavin Owen (Foley) 4-7 won by decision over Daniel Graham (Frazee) 2-2 (Dec 3-2), 285- Champ. Round 1 – Clayton Danielson (Grand Rapids) 6-3 won by fall over Xander Kohler (Frazee) 0-2 (Fall 3:17), Cons. Round 1 – Xander Kohler (Frazee) 0-2 received a bye () (Bye), Cons. Round 2 – Steven Petrich (Staples Motley) 4-5 won by fall over Xander Kohler (Frazee) 0-2 (Fall 2:48)