HUDSON – It’s like jumping from the frying pan directly into the fire.
After closing out 2012 at the always-tough Northern Badger Wrestling Classic, the Boyceville grapplers kicked off the new year at the Hudson Duals last Saturday, January 5 against four quality squads from the west side of the Mississippi River.
The Bulldogs opened the tournament with an impressive 57-23 victory over Harding High but then fell short in its next three duals to Hutchinson (52-19), Plainview-Elgin-Millville (48-23) and Stillwater (43-33) to finish 1-3 against their Minnesota counterparts.
“It was a very tough tournament,” said Boyceville head coach, Jamie Olson. “But it gave us a chance to see new competition. We wrestled well at times and struggled at times. We were a little inconsistent, but overall it was a positive day.”
Although team victories proved hard to come by, several Bulldogs found individual success on the mats at Hudson. Dominic Olson, Wyatt Hansen and Josh Cormican each went undefeated and finished with unblemished marks of 4-0. Jon Harnisch (145) and Bryor Hellmann (160) each tallied three wins in four matches.
Dominic Olson continued to shine following his second place showing in the Northern. In Hudson, Olson scored a trio of pins and a major decision at 138 pounds.
Not to be outdone, Northern Badger champ Josh Cormican rolled his competition as well with a pair of pins and a major at 170 pounds.
Wyatt Hansen scored two pins to cap his perfect day of wrestling at 152 pounds.
Austin Wolfe (106) and Sawyer Swenson (120) both scored two wins in the tournament.
“Our weaknesses were definitely exploited,” noted Olson. “So it’s time to get to work and get ready for the tough conference schedule.”
A schedule that will get underway this week when Boyceville opens its Dunn-St. Croix dual season Thursday, January 10 at home against Mondovi. They will then have a week to prepare for the arrival of its biggest rival, Glenwood City, on January 17.
The following is a recap of Boyceville’s matches at the Hudson Duals.
Boyceville won nine of the first ten matches against Harding,MN, including four by forfeit and another four via pin, to build an insurmountable advantage of 51-6. James Lindo (126), Dylan Lamm (132), Dominic Olson (138), Wyatt Hansen (145) and Jake Lake (220) scored pins in a 57-23 Bulldogs’ victory.
Boyceville 57, Harding, MN 23
106 – Austin Wolfe (BV) received forfeit; 113 – Keinnan Thacker (HA) pinned Brock Swenson (BV); 120 – Sawyer Swenson (BV) received forfeit; 126 – James Lindo (BV) pinned Marcelus Ifonlaja (HA); 132 – Dylan Lamm (BV) pinned Borgstrom (HA); 138 – Dominic Olson (BV) pinned Joe Vue (HA); 145 – Wyatt Hansen (BV) pinned Seals (HA); 152 – Jon Harnisch (BV) received forfeit; 160 – Bryor Hellmann (BV) received forfeit; 170 – Josh Cormican (BV) dec. Antonio Wagener (HA), 3-2; 182 – Deondre Robinson (HA) dec. Zach Sutliff (BV), 6-0; 195 – Todd Fairbanks (HA) pinned Dylan Windsor (BV); 220 – Jake Lake (BV) pinned Holdeman (HA); 285 – Abraham Murillo (HA) pinned Brandon Windsor (BV).
Dominic Olson’s pin at 138 pounds coupled with Wyatt Hansen’s 8-2 decision at 152 and a 8-0 major from Josh Cormican at 170 pounds pulled Boyceville to within three points of Hutchinson, MN at 22-19. But the Bulldogs would not score another point. Hutchinson won the final five matches (182 through 106 pounds) all via pins for a 52-19 triumph.
Hutchinson, MN 52, Boyceville 19
106 – Dylan Pundsack (HU) pinned Austin Wolfe (BV); 113 – Mackendanz (HU) pinned Brock Swenson (BV); 120 – Sawyer Swenson (BV) pinned Logan Wadsworth (HU); 126 – Tyler Karl (HU) dec. James Lindo (BV), 10-8; 132 – Luke Pundsack (HU) teched Dylan Lamm (BV), 17-2; 138 – Dominic Olson (BV) pinned Link (HU); 145 – Eric Madsen (HU) majored Jon Harnisch (BV), 9-0; 152 – Wyatt Hansen (BV) dec. Chris Schmidt (HU), 8-2; 160 – Hildebrandt (HU) majored Bryor Hellmann (BV), 13-0; 170 – Josh Cormican (BV) majored Gregor Fraser (HU), 8-0; 182 – Gannon Jordahl (HU) pinned Tyler Lamm (BV); 195 – Paxton Jordahl (HU) pinned Dylan Windsor (BV); 220 – Jake Filk (HU) pinned Jake Lake (BV); 285 – Jacob VanderHeiden (HU) pinned Brandon Windsor (BV).
Boyceville fell behind Plainview-Elgin-Millville 15-0 to open the third round of competition. But a resilient group of Dawgs rebounded and took a 23-15 advantage in large part due to major decisions by Dominic Olson (that gave Boyceville it’s first points) and Jon Harnisch and pins from Bryor Hellmann and Josh Cormican.
But much like the previous match against Hutchinson, Boyceville wrestlers surrendered five falls in the final six matches to loss the dual to PEM, 48-23.
Plainview-Elgin-Millville, MN 48, Boyceville 23
106 – Chase DeFrang (PEM) dec.Austin Wolfe (BV), 7-6; 113 – Sam Ebin (PEM) pinned Brock Swenson (BV); 120 – Justin Amos (PEM) pinned Sawyer Swenson (BV); 126 – Jordan Getschmann (PEM) pinned James Lindo (BV); 132 – Brady Norton (PEM) dec. Dylan Lamm (BV), 5-0; 138 – Dominic Olson (BV) majored Brenton Ring (PEM), 14-0; 145 – Jon Harnisch (BV) majored Logan Graves (PEM), 9-0; 152 – Wyatt Hansen (BV) dec. Ryan Kotteschade (PEM), 7-4; 160 – Bryor Hellmann (BV) pinned Jacob Mewhorter (PEM); 170 – Josh Cormican (BV) pinned Jacob Wurst (PEM); 182 – Brad Schultz (PEM) pinned Zach Sutliff (BV); 195 – Elijah Breuer (PEM) pinned Dylan Windsor (BV); 220 – Dustin Finley (PEM) pinned Jake Lake (BV); 285 – Nolan Folkert (PEM) pinned Brandon Windsor (BV).
A strong start, that included pins by Dominic Olson (138), Wyatt Hansen (152), Bryor Hellmann (160), and Josh Cormican (170) and a 4-2 decision by Jon Harnisch at 145, vaulted Boyceville into a 27-10 lead midway through its dual with Stillwater.
But the Ponies saddled up for a big comeback.
And for a third straight dual, Boyceville surrendered five pins as Stillwater took six of the final seven matches and galloped away with a 43-33 victory.
Stillwater, MN 43, Boyceville 33
106 – Austin Wolfe (BV) pinned Patrick Stokes (S); 113 – Christian Bahl (S) pinned Brock Swenson (BV); 120 – Gage LeBourgeios (S) pinned Sawyer Swenson (BV); 126 – Jason Wood (S) majored James Lindo (BV), 8-0; 132 – Nate Powers (S) pinned Dylan Lamm (BV); 138 – Dominic Olson (BV) pinned Dustin Burton (S); 145 – Jon Harnisch (BV) dec. Andy Jordan (S), 5-2; 152 – Wyatt Hansen (BV) pinned Charlie Hagel (S); 160 – Bryor Hellmann (BV) pinned Reid Vollmar (S); 170 – Josh Cormican (BV) pinned David Olson (S); 182 – Sebastian Dingle (S) pinned Tyler Lamm (BV); 195 – Mitchell Schertz (S) dec. Dylan Windsor (BV), 12-5; 220 – Haden Hausken (S) pinned Jake Lake (BV); 285 – Ryan Peltier (S) pinned Brandon Windsor (BV).