Four wrestlers win individual championship

Jake Nagel inches closer to a pin during Thursday’s triangular against United Clay Becker. One night later, Nagel would go on to win the Heart O’ Lakes Conference tournament.

By Chad Koenen

Publisher

Four Hornets were crowned as individual champions and the team took first place at the annual Heart O’ Lakes Conference tournament on Friday night. The meet was held in Pelican Rapids, and at the end of the night, the Hornets collected  194.5 team points, compared to 135 points for the second place Perham Yellowjackets.

Preston Mayfield picked up a quick fall against UCB on Thursday night. He would also go on to win a conference title on Friday night. 

The conference title came on the heels of a sweep over United Clay Becker and New York Mills in a triangular in Frazee on Thursday night.

This week the Hornets will travel to United North Central for a triangular on Tuesday night, before heading down Highway 210 for a triangular on Thursday night in Wadena. 

On Friday Frazee’s busy week will wrap up with a dual against Perham. 

Thursday

Frazee swept a triangular against New York Mills and United Clay Becker on Thursday night.

In the opening match of the night, the Hornets cruised to a 70-9 win over United Clay Becker. The Hornets jumped out to a 10-0 lead when Liam Hamm won by a 10-0 major decision over Kody Johnson. 

Photo by Robert Williams
Daniel Graham secured a pin over Tyler Geray of United Clay Becker during a triangular on Thursday night.

After a pair of United Clay Becker wins at 120 and 126 lbs., the Hornets took over the match as they won the final 10 matches of the night by either fall or forfeit to come away with the commanding 70-9 win. 

Securing wins by a fall were Josh Mellema at 138 lbs., Bailey Peichel at 145 lbs., Tyler Moe at 152 lbs., Jake Nagel at 160 lbs., Preston Mayfield at 170 lbs. and Daniel Graham at 195 lbs. 

In the final match of the night, Frazee once again dominated the middle and upper weights as they defeated New York Mills by a score of 51-15. 

The Hornets jumped out to an early lead when Cash Osterman defeated Carlyle Tumberg by a fall at the 1:18 mark of their 106 lbs. match. Frazee jumped out to a 10-0 lead when Liam Hamm secured an 11-0 major decision over Finn Wallgren, before NY Mills won their first match of the night at 120 lbs. by fall. 

Frazee won the next four matches thanks to a forfeit by Brady Borah, a 6-5 decision by Cade Nagel, pin by Josh Mellema and a major decision by Bailey Peichel at 145 lbs., to put the Hornets in front by a score of 29-6. 

After a decision by Simon Snyder of NY Mills at 152 lbs., Jake Nagel put the Hornets back in the win column thanks to a fall over Gavin Grabow at 160 lbs. Preston Mayfield followed with a 14-3 major decision, Max Rue won an exciting 11-7 decision, Daniel Graham won by a pin at 195 lbs. and Derek Zitzow won by a 6-2 decision at 220 lbs. to put the Hornets in front by a score of 51-9. 

NY Mills won the final match of the night by a pin to make the score 51-15. 

Frazee 70, UCB 9

106- Cash Osterman (Frazee) won by forfeit

113- Liam Hamm  (Frazee) over Kody Johnson (United Clay Becker Badgers) Maj Dec 10-0

120- Jared Oh-Mehrer (United Clay Becker Badgers) over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) Decision 5-0 

126- Taylor Johnson (United Clay Becker Badgers) over Brady Borah (Frazee) Fall 3:44

132- Cade Nagel (Frazee) won by forfeit

138- Josh Mellema (Frazee) over Jackson Mikkelson(United Clay Becker Badgers) Fall 1:41

145- Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Oliver Mikkelsen (United Clay Becker Badgers) Fall 4:30

152- Tyler Moe (Frazee) over Marshall Kratzke (United Clay Becker Badgers) Fall 0:57

160- Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Ryan Francis (United Clay Becker Badgers) Fall 2:30

170- Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Grady Hines(United Clay Becker Badgers) Fall 1:38

182- Max Rue (Frazee) won by forfeit

195- Daniel Graham (Frazee) over Tyler Geray (United Clay Becker Badgers) Fall 6:00

220- Derek Zitzow (Frazee) won by forfeit

285- Xander Kohler (Frazee) won by forfeit

Frazee 51, NYM 15

106- Cash Osterman (Frazee) over Carlyle Tumberg (New York Mills) Fall 1:18

113- Liam Hamm (Frazee) over Finn Wallgren (New York Mills) Maj Dec 11-0

120- Creed Mursu (New York Mills) over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) Fall 5:19

126- Brady Borah (Frazee) won by forfeit

132- Cade Nagel (Frazee) over Austin Geiser (New York Mills) Decision 6-5

138- Josh Mellema (Frazee) over  Elijah Geiser (New York Mills) Fall 1:03

145- Bailey Peichel (Frazee) over Brandt Malone (New York Mills) Maj Dec 13-2

152- Simon Snyder (New York Mills) over Tyler Moe (Frazee) Decision 7-2 

160- Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Gavin Grabow (New York Mills) Fall 2:49

170- Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Jon Rinerson (New York Mills) Maj Dec 14-3

182- Max Rue (Frazee) over Blake Unger (New York Mills) Decision 11-7

195- Daniel Graham (Frazee) over Mason Unger (New York Mills) Fall 1:42

220- Derek Zitzow (Frazee) over Bode Roberts (New York Mills) Decision 6-2

285- Grady Roberts (New York Mills) over Xander Kohler (Frazee) Fall 4:57

Saturday

Four champions were crowned as champions as the Frazee Hornets cruised to the Heart O’ Lakes Conference championship on Friday night. 

As a team, the Hornets scored 194.5 points, while Perham took second place with 135 points. 

Cash Osterman captured first place at 106 lbs. after he defeated Hazen Milbeck of Pelican Rapids by a 12-2 major decision in the semi-finals, before defeating Kody Johnson of United Clay Becker in the championship match by a pin. The pin took place at the 1:07 mark of the championship match. 

Frazee’s second championship came at 145 lbs. when Bailey Peichel won by a tech fall in the semi-finals, before edging Camden Mustachia of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton by a pin at the 5:39 mark of the championship match.

Jake Nagel took first place in a competitive 160 lbs. weight bracket by defeating Reece Henkes of Pelican Rapids by a pin at the 1:29 mark of his quarterfinal match. From there, Nagel was able to pick up a tech fall over Joey Arends of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the semi-finals, before securing his second straight tech fall over Carter Johnson of Pelican Rapids by a score of 15-0 to capture the HOL title.

Preston Mayfield captured the fourth and final individual title as he pinned Thomas Thureen of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the semi-finals at the 3:18 mark of his match. He defeated Mark Kapenga of Pelican Rapids in the 170 lbs. finals by a 6-4 decision.

Also placing for the Hornets was Liam Hamm, who took second place at 113 lbs;, Blake Sonnenberg, who placed third at 120 lbs.; Brady Borah, who took fourth place at 126 lbs.; Josh Mellema, who took second place at 138 lbs.; Tyler Moe, who took second place at 152 lbs.; Max Rue, who took second place at 182 lbs.; Daniel Graham, who took second place at 195 lbs.; Derek Zitzow, who took fourth place at 220 lbs. and Xander Kohler, who took third place at 285 lbs.

HOL Wrestling Tournament

1 Frazee 194.5

2 Perham 135.0

3 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 132.5

4 Barnesville 120.0

5 Pelican Rapids 103.5

6 United Clay Becker Badgers 91.0

106- 1st place- Quarterfinal – Cash Osterman (Frazee) 19-5 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Cash Osterman (Frazee) 19-5 won by major decision over Hazen Milbeck (Pelican Rapids) 11-15 (MD 12-2), 1st Place Match – Cash Osterman (Frazee) 19-5 won by fall over Kody Johnson (United Clay Becker Badgers) 13-9 (Fall 1:07)

113- 2nd place- Quarterfinal – Liam Hamm (Frazee) 4-12 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Liam Hamm (Frazee) 4-12 received a bye () (Bye), 1st Place Match – Danny Salazar (Pelican Rapids) 7-5 won by decision over Liam Hamm (Frazee) 4-12 (Dec 6-3)

120- 3rd place- Round 1 – Jared Ohm-Mehrer (United Clay Becker Badgers) 8-13 won by decision over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) 2-12 (Dec 4-1), Round 2 – Jed Carlson (Pelican Rapids) 17-7 won by fall over Blake Sonnenberg (Frazee) 2-12 (Fall 3:39)

126- 4th place- Quarterfinal – Brady Borah (Frazee) 5-16 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Quincy Morey (Barnesville) 15-8 won by decision over Brady Borah (Frazee) 5-16 (Dec 14-9), Cons. Semi – Brady Borah (Frazee) 5-16 won by major decision over Carter Julin (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 0-2 (MD 8-0), 3rd Place Match – Jackson Peasley (Pelican Rapids) 10-10 won by decision over Brady Borah (Frazee) 5-16 (Dec 6-0)

138- 2nd place- Quarterfinal – Josh Mellema (Frazee) 3-3 won in tie breaker – 1 over Austin Lenhart (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 17-9 (TB-1 4-3), Semifinal – Josh Mellema (Frazee) 3-3 won by fall over Jackson Mikkelsen (United Clay Becker Badgers) 12-10 (Fall 1:17), 1st Place Match – Carson Byer (Perham) 18-8 won by decision over Josh Mellema (Frazee) 3-3 (Dec 10-3)

145- 1st place- Quarterfinal – Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 14-8 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 14-8 won by tech fall over William Rotz (Barnesville) 10-16 (TF-1.5 3:21 (15-0)), 1st Place Match – Bailey Peichel (Frazee) 14-8 won by fall over Camden Mustachia (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 12-12 (Fall 5:39)

152- 2nd place- Quarterfinal – Tyler Moe (Frazee) 18-7 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Tyler Moe (Frazee) 18-7 won by fall over Kaden Feldt (Perham) 10-11 (Fall 2:26), 1st Place Match – Roy Rude (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 17-7 won by decision over Tyler Moe (Frazee) 18-7 (Dec 7-4)

160- 1st place- Quarterfinal – Jake Nagel (Frazee) 20-4 won by fall over Reece Henkes (Pelican Rapids) 2-7 (Fall 1:29)

Semifinal – Jake Nagel (Frazee) 20-4 won by tech fall over Joey Arends (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 2-2 (TF-1.5 4:23 (17-0))

1st Place Match – Jake Nagel (Frazee) 20-4 won by tech fall over Carter Johnson (Pelican Rapids) 10-9 (TF-1.5 5:22 (15-0))

170- 1st palce- Quarterfinal – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 19-3 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 19-3 won by fall over Thomas Thureen (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 10-11 (Fall 3:18), 1st Place Match – Preston Mayfield (Frazee) 19-3 won by decision over Mark Kapenga (Pelican Rapids) 13-11 (Dec 6-4)

182- 2nd place- Round 1 – Max Rue (Frazee) 17-7 won by fall over Eli Valdovines (Pelican Rapids) 4-14 (Fall 0:41), Round 3 – Braylon Rach (Perham) 18-4 won by fall over Max Rue (Frazee) 17-7 (Fall 2:58)

195- 2nd place- Quarterfinal – Daniel Graham (Frazee) 13-6 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Daniel Graham (Frazee) 13-6 received a bye () (Bye), 1st Place Match – Hudson Hackel (Perham) 18-4 won by decision over Daniel Graham (Frazee) 13-6 (Dec 6-2)

220- 4th place- Quarterfinal – Derek Zitzow (Frazee) 4-3 won by fall over Cash Burke (Perham) 4-12 (Fall 2:35), Semifinal – Bryce Fischer (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 20-3 won by fall over Derek Zitzow (Frazee) 4-3 (Fall 1:03), Cons. Semi – Derek Zitzow (Frazee) 4-3 won by fall over Andrew Olek (Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton) 1-5 (Fall 1:58), 3rd Place Match – Rorey Lindquist (Perham) 10-10 won by fall over Derek Zitzow (Frazee) 4-3 (Fall 1:47)

285- 3rd place- Quarterfinal – Xander Kohler (Frazee) 12-7 received a bye () (Bye), Semifinal – Jaxon Vetsch (Perham) 18-11 won by fall over Xander Kohler (Frazee) 12-7 (Fall 4:40), Cons. Semi – Xander Kohler (Frazee) 12-7 won by fall over Jarrett Stetz (Pelican Rapids) 3-14 (Fall 0:38), 3rd Place Match – Xander Kohler (Frazee) 12-7 won by fall over Justin Krueger (Barnesville) 2-7 (Fall 1:25)