Oakes wraps up number two seed in Region I Dual Tournament with win over Linton-HMB
Oakes wrapped up the second seed in this weekend’s Region I Dual Tournament with a 41-30 victory over Linton-HMB in Linton on Jan. 24. The four-time defending Class B Individual Champion Tornadoes finished their Region 1 dual slate with a 6-1 mark.
Linton-HMB, which came in with a chance to gain as high as the number two seed, finished the season with a 4-3 record in Region I, and the Lions will be the number four seed in the Region I Dual Tournament, which will be held Saturday (Feb. 2) in Napoleon. The Lions finished the regular season with an 11-3 mark in duals overall.
The dual started in the 182-pound division, and Oakes took a 4-0 lead with Jed Bopp’s 11-3 major decision over Garret Roemmich. Ethen Roemmich’s pin over Tristan Schmitz in the 195-pound class gave Linton-HMB a 6-4 lead, but that would be the final lead of the night for the Lions. A pin by Cole Kelly (220) and a forfeit victory by Michael Kelly (285) gave Oakes a 16-6 lead, and after Wyatt Nagel was issued a forfeit for Linton-HMB at 106, Erik Loepp won by technical fall (15-0) of Josh Schlosser at 113 to extend the lead to 21-12.
Linton-HMB’s Kyle Moch momentarily slowed the run with a 5-1 victory over Caleb Sell at 120, but Bob Schmit picked up a late pin in a wild match against Chase Jacob at 126, and Caden Coleman won a 7-0 decision over Andrew Leier at 132, before Austin Kelly recorded a pin at 138 to give the Tornadoes their biggest lead (36-15) of the dual.
Pins by Brock Nagel (145) and Jared Schumacher (152) kept Linton-HMB alive, and Clay Jacob won an 8-2 decision over Keaton Peterson at 160 to cut the lead to 36-30 with one bout left. However, Cole Ehrlin clinched the victory over Oakes with a technical fall (18-1) over Michael Oien in the final match at 170.
182: Jed Bopp (O) over Garret Roemmich (L) maj. dec., 11-3.
195: Ethen Roemmich (L) pinned Tristan Schmitz (O) 3:20.
220: Cole Kelly (O) pinned Cody Schlosser (L) 3:17.
285: Michael Kelly (O) won by forfeit.
106: Wyatt Nagel (L) won by forfeit.
113: Erik Loepp (O) over Josh Schlosser (L) tech. fall, 15-0.
126: Bob Schmit (O) pinned Chase Jacob (L) 5:32.
132: Caden Coleman (O) dec. Andrew Leier (L) 7-0.
138: Austin Kelly (O) pinned Trevor Martin (L) 2:41.
145: Brock Nagel (L) pinned Jared Roth (O) 5:35.
152: Jared Schumacher (L) pinned Scott Ketterling (O) 3:13.
160: Clay Jacob (L) dec. Keaton Peterson (O) 8-2.
170: Cole Ehrlin (O) over Michael Oien (L) tech. fall, 18-2.