Braves get past Blue Jays
Jamestown and Mandan split 12 contested matches, but the Braves squeaked out a few more points in their wins for a narrow 39-35 home victory Friday night.
Despite the loss, the Blue Jays had a couple of noteworthy wins as No.-ranked 195-pounder Eathan Gumke recorded his 30th win of the season, while Triston Shipley notched his 20th victory at 182.
“We told the kids it would come down to every extra point we could get and every extra point we wouldn’t give up,” JHS coach Larry Eslick said. “It was a frustrating night in that it was right there for us, but give Mandan credit. They fought off their backs in a few places and saved a few points, and we gave up a few points in a few spots that hurt us.
“Regardless, we’re wrestling well. There’s still a lot of wrestling left. It’s tournament time now so we have to find another gear.”
Jakob Browning (138 pounds), Shipley (182) and 220-pounder Kyle Anderson registered pins for the Blue Jays.
Gumke and Caleb Ellingson (170) won by major decision, while Paxton Mewes picked up a 6-2 victory at 145.
Mandan got three pins, a technical fall and two majors.
“It was a pretty good dual,” Eslick said. “They just found a way to create a few more points than we did.”
The Blue Jays’ final dual is Friday at Valley City.
Blue Hawks 29, Jimmies 15
The final score was deceiving as the University of Jamestown hung with 18th-ranked Dickinson State on Friday night.
The two teams split the eight contested matches, but the Blue Hawks got 12 point on forfeits in a 14-point victory.
Dillon Kifer pinned Manny Reyes at the 5-minute, 42-second mark for six of the Jimmies’ 15 points. It was the second straight win by fall for the sophomore from Little Falls, Minn.
Andre Aguinaga came up just short of an extra point at 125 as she rolled over Brice Gorsline, 10-3.
Pat Nord and Jaykob Miller won back-to-back at 165 and 174.
Nord didn’t allow a point to Jonathan Morales, while Miller won 5-2 over Jon Solano.
The Jimmies compete at the Briar Cliff (Iowa) Invite Feb. 1.
UJ women at nationals
Amy Fearnside and Shai Mason sewed up All-American honors at the WCWA Nationals in St. Louis, Mo.
Both advanced to the semifinals.
Fearnside went 3-0 at 116 pounds, while Shai Mason won her two matches following at buy at 136.
Fearnside takes on Jessica Fresh of Waldorf (Iowa) in the semis.
Mason matches up with Samantha Villegas of Wayland Baptist, Tenn.
The meet concludes today.
Mandan 39, Jamestown 35
106: Ryan Zachmeier, MHS, tech. fall Dominic Laber, 3:13 21-5.
113: Dylan Barchenger, MHS, maj. dec. Ethan Bowman, 16-2.
120: Kane Barnick, JHS won by forfeit.
126: Brandon Zachmeier, MHS won by forfeit
132: Austin Barchenger, MHS, pinned Kyle Dupre, 3:31.
138: Jakob Browning, JHS, pinned Ethan Cermak, 3:13.
145: Paxton Mewes, JHS, dec. Isaac Fleck, 6-2.
152: Dale Spilman, MHS, tech. fall Lucas Shirley, 4:58 16-1.
160: Samuel Ravnass, MHS, pinned Nathan Goodrich, 0:37.
170: Caleb Ellingson, JHS, maj. dec. Jacob Dillmann, 12-0.
182: Triston Shipley, JHS, pinned Mason Schlosser, 4:23.
195: Eathan Gumke, JHS, maj. dec. Beraiah Simburger, 11-0.
220: Kyle Anderson, JHS, pinned Matt Gunsch, 0:37.
285: Mikael Fetch, MHS, pinned Skylar Ford, 0:40.
Dickinson State 29, University of Jamestown 15
125: Andre Aguinaga, UJ, dec. Brice Gorsline, 10-3.
133: Cade Coles, DSU won by forfeit
141: Seth Ehlang, DSU, maj. dec. Edward Wilson, 12-0.
149: Dillon Kifer, UJ, pinned Manny Reyes, 5:42.
157: Sean Elkins, DSU, maj. dec. Tyler Schnaubert, 11-0.
165: Patrick Nord, UJ, dec. Jonathan Morales, 3-0.
174: Jaykob Miller, UJ, dec. Jon Solano, DSND, 5-2.
184: Lane Oversen, DSU won by forfeit.
197: Jesse Hellinger, DSU, pinned Demetreus Roby, 4:33.
285: Meyer Bohn, DSU, dec. Alejandro Ruelas, 5-0.
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