2013-02-14 / Sports

Ten Lions advance to State after placing in top four of Region I Tournament

Linton-HMB fielded a dozen wrestlers in the Region I Tournament in Napoleon on Feb. 9, and the Lions qualified a team-record 10 wrestlers for the State Class B Tournament, which will be held Feb. 14-16, at the Fargodome.

Linton-HMB, which qualified for the State Dual Tournament last weekend for the first time since 2004, will send a double-digit amount of wrestlers to State for just the third time. Linton-HMB sent 10 wrestlers to State in 1983 and 2008, and the Lions finished as the State runner-up in 1983.

Linton-HMB state qualifiers are Brandon Oien (2nd at 106), Josh Schlosser (2nd at 113), Kyle Moch (4th at 120), Chase Jacob (4th at 126), Andrew Leier (4th at 132), Brock Nagel (2nd at 145), Clay Jacob (3rd at 160), Michael Oien (4th at 170), Ethen Roemmich (4th at 182) and Cody Schlosser (4th at 285).

Brandon Oien, the second seed at 106, drew a bye in the quarterfinals, and then won a 13-6 decision over Kindred’s trace Bakke to clinch a berth in the state tournament. Oien fell, 8-0, to South Border’s Tyler Toepke-Floyd in the championship match, and he will take a 29-14 record into the state tournament.


Linton-HMB’s Brock Nagel (left) placed 2nd in the 145-pound division of the Region I Tournament. Linton-HMB’s Brock Nagel (left) placed 2nd in the 145-pound division of the Region I Tournament. Josh Schlosser, the second seed at 113, pinned South Border’s Jaeden Brandner in the quarterfinals, and then sealed up a state tournament berth with a 7-2 decision over Lisbon’s Taylor Busche in the semi-finals. Erik Loepp of Oakes pinned Schlosser in the championship match, and Schlosser will take a 35-6 record into the state tournament.

Nagel, the top seed at 145, drew a bye in the quarterfi- nals, and then pinned South Border’s Nash Bettenhausen in overtime to clinch a berth in the state tournament. Nagel fell, 5-1, to Lisbon’s Dylan Urbach in the championship match, and he will take a 36-2 mark into the state tournament.


Chase Jacob (top) of Linton-HMB finished fourth in the 126-lb. weight class of the Region I Tournament. Chase Jacob (top) of Linton-HMB finished fourth in the 126-lb. weight class of the Region I Tournament. Clay Jacob, the 3rd seed at 160, pinned Kindred’s Tanner Dahlgren in the quarterfinals, but dropped a tough, 11-10 decision to South Border’s Tucker Meidinger in the semi-finals. Jacob clinched a state berth with a pin over Scott Ketterling of Oakes, and then placed third by winning a 10-4 decision over Lisbon’s Taylor Olson. Jacob will take a 26-13 record into the state tournament.

Moch, the top seed at 120, pinned E-E-K’s Tristan Dallman in the quarterfinals, but he was upset (2-5) by Brent Hebl of Oakes in the semifinal round. Moch clinched a state berth with a 12-4 major decision over Kindred’s Michael Zink, before defaulting (head injury) to South Border’s Andy Nolz in the third place match. Moch will take a 30-8 record to the state tournament.


Andrew Leier (top) of Linton-HMB placed 4th in the 132-lb. division of the Region I Tournament. Andrew Leier (top) of Linton-HMB placed 4th in the 132-lb. division of the Region I Tournament. Chase Jacob, the 4th seed at 126, pinned Oakes’ Robert Schmit in the quarterfinals, before being pinned by topseeded Blake Bosch of South Border in the semi-finals. Jacob sealed up a state berth with an 8-2 victory over Napoleon’s Dalton Jangula, before falling to LaMoure’s Caleb Dorich in the third place match. Jacob will take a 20-13 mark into the state tourney.

Leier, the 4th seed at 132, pinned LaMoure’s Damien Bentz in the opening round, but lost an 11-2 major decision to top-seeded Jonathan Grunefelder of Napoleon in the semi-finals. Leier won a 12-0 major decision over Lisbon’s Dalton Reinke to seal up a state berth, and then he placed 4th after suffering an 8-0 setback to South Border’s Joel Weber. Leier’s record stands at 21-22 on the year.


Linton-HMB 182-pounder Ethen Roemmich (top) scored a reversal in the final seconds for a 4-3 win over Lisbon’s Soren McDaniel to clinch a berth in state. Roemmich finished in 4th place. Linton-HMB 182-pounder Ethen Roemmich (top) scored a reversal in the final seconds for a 4-3 win over Lisbon’s Soren McDaniel to clinch a berth in state. Roemmich finished in 4th place. Michael Oien, the 4th seed at 170, pinned Kindred’s Justin Van Horn in the first round, but fell to top-seeded Nicholas Becker of Napoleon in the semi-finals. Oien wrapped up a state berth by pinning LaMoure’s Damon Smith, and he ended the day with a 9-2 setback to South Border’s Trevor Meidinger in the third place match. Oien will take a 19-18 record to state.

Roemmich, the 4th seed at 182, suffered a 13-3 loss to Kindred Ryan McCullum in the quarterfinals, but he scored a reversal in the closing seconds to post a 4-3 victory over Lisbon’s Soren McDaniel to lock up a berth at state. Roemmich ended the day by falling to McCullum in the third place match, and he will take an 24-20 mark into the state tourney.


Linton-HMB’s Clay Jacob (left) defeated Lisbon’s Taylor Olson, 10-4, for 3rd place in the 160-pound division of the Region I Tournament. Linton-HMB’s Clay Jacob (left) defeated Lisbon’s Taylor Olson, 10-4, for 3rd place in the 160-pound division of the Region I Tournament. Cody Schlosser clinched a berth at state in the 285-pound quarterfinals by pinning Kindred’s Jared McCullum. Schlosser fell to top-seeded Michael Kelly of Oakes in the semi-finals, but he drew a bye into the third place match, where he fell to South Border’s Dylan Braaten. Schlosser will take a 6-14 mark into the state tourney.

Jared Schumacher (20-16) and Trevor Martin (3-16) also competed for Linton-HMB in the Region I Tournament. Schumacher, the 5th seed at 152, fell to South Border’s Jace Schilling in the quarterfinals, but he kept his state tournament hopes alive by pinning Kindred’s Colten Claus in the consolation round. Schumacher then dropped a 9-1 major decision to Oakes’Trent Ptacek, and he ended the day by pinning E-EK’s Braeden Mathern for fifth place. Martin dropped both of his matches in the 138-pound class, falling to Austin Kelly of Oakes in the quarterfinals, before being eliminated by Lisbon’s Dalton Rotenberger in the consolation round.


Jared Schumacher (right) of Linton-HMB placed 5th in the 152-lb. division of the Region I Tournament. Jared Schumacher (right) of Linton-HMB placed 5th in the 152-lb. division of the Region I Tournament. South Border boasted six individual champions and cruised to the team title with 243.5 points. Champions for the Mustangs were Tyler Toepke-Floyd (106), Blake Bosch (126), Brayden Kuntz (138), Tucker Meidinger (160), James Thielges (182) and Tanner Meidinger (195).

Oakes had 3 champions and placed second with 182.5 points, and Lisbon was right behind the Tornadoes with 181 points and two individual champions. Champions for Oakes were Erik Loepp (113), Caden Coleman (132) and Michael Kelly (285), and Lisbon’s champions were Jace Berg (120) and Dylan Urbach (145).


Linton-HMB’s Josh Schlosser (bottom) fell to Erik Loepp of Oakes in the 113-lb. title match of the Region I Tournament. Linton-HMB’s Josh Schlosser (bottom) fell to Erik Loepp of Oakes in the 113-lb. title match of the Region I Tournament. Linton-HMB placed fourth with 150 points, and Napoleon had three champions in Trenten Jangula (152), Nicholas Becker (170) and Andrew Beine (220) and placed fifth with 144.5 points. LaMoure (82) placed 6th, Kindred (73) came away with 7th, and Ellendale/Edgeley-Kulm (46) placed 8th.

South Border will send 13 wrestlers to the individual competition of the State Tournament, while Lisbon and Linton-HMB will each send 10 wrestlers. Oakes will send 8 wrestlers, Napoleon will send 6, and LaMoure qualified 4 for the tournament. Kindred (3) and Ellendale/ Edgeley-Kulm (2) also qualified multiple wrestlers to the state tournament.

Team Standings
1. South Border 243.5
2. Oakes 182.5
3. Lisbon 181
4. Linton-HMB 150
5. Napoleon 144.5
6. LaMoure 82
7. Kindred 73
8. Ellendale/Edg.-Kulm 46


Kyle Moch (top) of Linton-HMB won a 12-4 major decision over Kindred’s Michael Zink in the 120-lb. consolation round to clinch a spot in the state tournament. Kyle Moch (top) of Linton-HMB won a 12-4 major decision over Kindred’s Michael Zink in the 120-lb. consolation round to clinch a spot in the state tournament. Individual Results

Quarterfinals


Linton-HMB’s Michael Oien (right) placed 4th at 170 lbs. in the Region I Tournament and qualified for state. Linton-HMB’s Michael Oien (right) placed 4th at 170 lbs. in the Region I Tournament and qualified for state. 106: Brock Aberle (LIS) pinned Chris Schmit (OAK) 1:13; Trace Bakke (KIN) pinned Dalton Schnabel (EEK) 3:10.

113: Westen Ellingson (EEK) pinned Yanick Tade (KIN) 1:26; Taylor Busche (LIS) pinned Braydin Jangula (NAP) :33; Josh Schlosser (LHMB) pinned Jaeden Brandner (SB) :31.

120: Kyle Moch (LHMB) pinned Tristan Dallman (EEK) 1:05; Brent Hebl (LAM) over Kaleb Sell (OAK) maj. dec., 14-2;Andy Nolz (SB) over Michael Zink (KIN) maj. dec., 14-0.

126: Blake Bosch (SB) pinned Brookston Mathern (EEK) :55; Chase Jacob (LHMB) pinned Robert Schmit (OAK) 1:28; Grant Johnson (LIS) pinned Dalton Jangula (NAP) 5:46.


Brandon Oien (right) of Linton-HMB lost to South Border’s Tyler Toepke-Floyd in the 106-lb. title match of the Region I Tournament. Brandon Oien (right) of Linton-HMB lost to South Border’s Tyler Toepke-Floyd in the 106-lb. title match of the Region I Tournament. 132: Jonathan Grunefelder (NAP) pinnedWyatt Nitschke (EEK) 1:04;Andrew Leier (LHMB) pinned Damien Bentz (LAM) 3:56; Caden Coleman (OAK) pinned Dalton Reinke (LIS) 2:55.

138: Brayden Kuntz (SB) pinned Jared DeLaurier (EEK) :36; Tanner Thompson (KIN) dec. Wesley Wendel (LAM) 11-6;Austin Becker (NAP) dec. Dalton Rotenberger (LIS) 10-4; Austin Kelly (OAK) pinned Trevor Martin (LHMB) 1:30.

145: Nash Bettenhausen (SB) over Alec Mann (NAP) maj. dec., 8-0; Dalton Hamlin (LAM) pinned Jared Roth (OAK) 2:58; Dylan Urbach (LIS) pinned Steven Mueller (EEK) :55.

152: Trenten Jangula (NAP) pinned Colten Claus (KIN) 1:26; Jace Schilling (SB) pinned Jared Schumacher (LHMB) 1:20; Trent Ptacek (OAK) pinned Braeden Mathern (EEK) 1:18.

160:MathewGross(NAP)pinned Landon Smith (LAM) :36; Taylor Olson (LIS) dec. Scott Ketterling (OAK) 3-0; Clay Jacob (LHMB) pinned Tanner Dahlgren (KIN) 1:14; Tucker Meidinger (SB) pinned Tanner Erpelding (EEK) :13..

170: Nicholas Becker (NAP) pinned George Smith (LIS) 1:03; Michael Oien (LHMB) pinned Justin Van Horn (KIN) :28; Trevor Meidinger (SB) pinned Damon Smith (LAM) 1:13.

182: Ryan McCullum (KIN) over Ethen Roemmich (LHMB) maj. dec., 13-3; Soren McDaniel (LIS) pinned T.J. Belmore (EEK) 2:14..

195: Tristan Schmitz (OAK) pinned Levi Vangsness (KIN) 2:51.

220: Chozey Schumacher (SB) dec. Cole Kelly (OAK) 3-2.

285: Cody Schlosser (LHMB) pinned Jared McCullum (KIN) :41.

Semi-Finals

106: Tyler Toepke-Floyd (SB) pinned Brock Aberle (LIS) 1:25; Brandon Oien (LHMB) dec. Trace Bakke (KIN) 13-6.

113: Erik Loepp (OAK) pinned Westen Ellingson (KIN) :59; Josh Schlosser (LHMB) dec. Taylor Busche (LIS) 7-2.

120: Brent Hebl (LAM) dec. Kyle Moch (LHMB) 5-2; Jace Berg (LIS) dec. Andy Nolz (SB) 3-1.

126: Blake Bosch (SB) over Chase Jacob (LHMB) tech. fall, 16- 0; Grant Johnson (LIS) dec. Caleb Dorich (LAM) 8-4.

132: Jonathan Grunefelder (NAP) over Andrew Leier (LHMB) maj. dec., 11-2; Caden Coleman (OAK) pinned Joel Weber (SB) 3:13.

138: Brayden Kuntz (SB) pinned Tanner Thompson (KIN) 1:23; Austin Kelly (OAK) dec. Austin Becker (NAP) 7-1.

145: Brock Nagel (LHMB) pinned Nash Bettenhausen (SB) 6:43 (ot); Dylan Urbach (LIS) over Dalton Hamlin (LAM) maj. dec., 8-0.

152: Trenten Jangula (NAP) dec. Jace Schilling (SB) 3-0;WyattAberle (LIS) over Trent Ptacek (OAK) maj. dec., 11-1.

160: Mathew Gross (NAP) over Taylor Olson (LIS) tech. fall, 16-0; Tucker Meidinger (SB) dec. Clay Jacob (LHMB) 11-10.

170: Nicholas Becker (NAP) pinned Michael Oien (LHMB) 3:12; Cole Ehrlin (OAK) pinned Trevor Meidinger (SB) 5:11.

182: James Thielges (SB) pinned Ryan McCullum (KIN) :45; Jed Bopp (OAK) dec. Soren McDaniel (LIS) 3-1 (ot).

195: Tanner Meidinger (SB) pinned Tristan Schmitz (OAK) 1:34; Dylan Schnabel (EEK) over Trevor Zins (LIS) maj. dec., 10-0.

220:Andrew Beine (NAP) pinned Chozey Schumacher (SB) :50; Logan Shockman (LAM) over Wyatt Smith (LIS) Injury Default.

285: Michael Kelly (OAK) pinned Cody Schlosser (LHMB) 1:27; Dylan Claus (LIS) dec. Dillon Braaten (SB) 2-1.

Consolation

106: Trace Bakke (KIN) pinned Chris Schmit (OAK) 2:03; Brock Aberle (LIS) pinned Dalton Schnabel (EEK) 1:54.

113: Braydin Jangula (NAP) pinned Jaeden Brandner (SB) 4:03; Taylor Busche (LIS) pinned Yanick Tade (KIN) :15; Westen Ellingson (KIN) pinned Braydin Jangula (NAP) 4:04.

120: Kaleb Sell (OAK) pinned Tristan Dallman (EEK) 1:56; Andy Nolz (SB) pinned Kaleb Sell (OAK) 3:23; Kyle Moch (LHMB) over Michael Zink (KIN) maj. dec., 12-4.

126: Robert Schmit (OAK) pinned Brookston Mathern (EEK) :53; Caleb Dorich (LAM) dec. Robert Schmit (OAK) 13-7; Chase Jacob (LHMB) dec. Dalton Jangula (NAP) 8-2.

132: Damien Bentz (LAM) pinned Wyatt Nitschke (EEK) 1:29; Joel Weber (SB) pinned Damien Bentz (LAM) :36; Andrew Leier (LHMB) over Dalton Reinke (LIS) maj. dec., 12-0.

138: Wesley Wendel (LAM) pinned Jacob DeLaurier (EEK) 1:17; Dalton Rotenberger (LIS) dec. Trevor Martin (LHMB) 7-0; Austin Becker (NAP) pinned Wesley Wendel (LAM) :55; Tanner Thompson (KIN) dec. Dalton Rotenberger (LIS) 8-1.

145: Steven Mueller (EEK) dec. Jared Roth (OAK) 5-3; Dalton Hamlin (LAM) dec. Alec Mann (NAP) 5-0; Nash Bettenhausen (SB) pinned Steven Mueller (EEK) :33.

152: Jared Schumacher (LHMB) pinned Colten Claus (KIN) 1:12; Trent Ptacek (OAK) over Jared Schumacher (LHMB) maj. dec., 9-1; Jace Schilling (SB) pinned Braeden Mathern (EEK) 1:25..

160: Scott Ketterling (OAK) pinned Landon Smith (LAM) :57; Tanner Dahlgren (KIN) pinned Tanner Erpelding (EEK) :53; Clay Jacob (LHMB) pinned Scott Ketterling (OAK) 2:04; Taylor Olson (LIS) over Tanner Dahlgren (KIN) maj. dec., 12-0.

170: Justin Van Horn (KIN) pinned George Smith (LIS) :26; Trevor Meidinger (SB) pinned Justin Van Horn (KIN) :54; Michael Oien (LHMB) pinned Damon Smith (LAM) :22.

182: Ethen Roemmich (LHMB) dec. Soren McDaniel (LIS) 4-3; Ryan McCullum (KIN) pinned T.J. Belmore (EEK) 1:14.

195: Trevor Zins (LIS) pinned Levi Vangsness (KIN) :31.

220: Wyatt Smith (LIS) pinned Cole Kelly (OAK) :40.

285: Dillon Braaten (SB) pinned Jared McCullum (KIN) :22.

Fifth Place

106: Dalton Schnabel (EEK) dec. Chris Schmit (OAK) 9-3.

113: Braydin Jangula (NAP) pinned Yannick Tade (KIN) 1:21.

120: Kaleb Sell (OAK) over Michael Zink (KIN) tech. fall, 18-2.

126: Dalton Jangula (NAP) pinned Robert Schmit (OAK) 4:00.

132: Damien Bentz (LAM) pinned Dalton Reinke (LIS) 4:40.

138: Wesley Wendel (LAM) pinned Dalton Rotenberger (LIS) 4:34.

145: Alec Mann (NAP) pinned Steven Mueller (EEK) :31.

152: Jared Schumacher (LHMB) pinned Braeden Mathern (EEK) 1:43.

160: Scott Ketterling (OAK) dec. Tanner Dahlgren (KIN) 8-4.

170: Justin Van Horn (KIN) pinned Damon Smith (OAK) 1:41.

182: Soren McDaniel (LIS) pinned T.J. Belmore (EEK) 2:15.

195: Levi Vangsness (KIN) won by forfeit.

220: Cole Kelly (OAK) won by forfeit.

285: Jared McCullum (KIN) won by forfeit.

3rd-4th Place (State Qualifiers)

106: Brock Aberle (LIS) dec. Trace Bakke (KIN) 11-8.

113: Taylor Busche (LIS) pinned Westen Ellingson (KIN) :22.

120: Andy Nolz (SB) over Kyle Moch (LHMB) Injury Default.

126: Caleb Dorich (LAM) pinned Chase Jacob (LHMB) :43.

132: Joel Weber (SB) over Andrew Leier (LHMB) maj. dec., 8-0.

138: Austin Becker (NAP) dec. Tanner Thompson (KIN) 5-3.

145: Nash Bettenhausen (SB) dec. Dalton Hamlin (LAM) 3-1.

152: Trent Ptacek (OAK) over Jace Schilling (SB) maj. dec., 10-0.

160: Clay Jacob (LHMB) dec. Taylor Olson (LIS) 10-4.

170: Trevor Meidinger (SB) dec. Michael Oien (LHMB) 9-2.

182: Ryan McCullum (KIN) pinned Ethen Roemmich (LHMB) 2:19.

195: Trevor Zins (LIS) pinned Tristan Schmitz (OAK) :58.

220: Chozey Schumacher (SB) over Wyatt Smith (LIS) Medical Forfeit.

285: Dillon Braaten (SB) pinned Cody Schlosser (LHMB) 1:41. Championship (State Qualifiers)

106: Tyler Toepke-Floyd (SB) over Brandon Oien (LHMB) maj. dec., 8-0.

113: Erik Loepp (OAK) pinned Josh Schlosser (LHMB) 4:18.

120: Jace Berg (LIS) dec. Brent Hebl (LAM) 5-0.

126: Blake Bosch (SB) over Grant Johnson (LIS) Injury Default.

132: Caden Coleman (OAK) dec. Jonathan Grunefelder (NAP) 7-6.

138: Brayden Kuntz (SB) over Austin Kelly (OAK) maj. dec., 8-0.

145: Dylan Urbach (LIS) dec. Brock Nagel (LHMB) 5-1.

152: Trenten Jangula (NAP) dec. Wyatt Aberle (LIS) 8-2.

160: Tucker Meidinger (SB) over Mathew Gross (NAP) maj. dec., 10-2.

170: Nicholas Becker (NAP) dec. Cole Ehrlin (OAK) 2-1.

182: James Thielges (SB) over Jed Bopp (OAK) maj. dec., 14-0.

195: Tanner Meidinger (SB) dec. Dylan Schnabel (EEK) 11-5.

220: Andrew Beine (NAP) dec. Logan Shockman (LAM) 8-2.

285: Michael Kelly (OAK) pinned Dylan Claus (LIS) 5:31.

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