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Mewes, Jays fare well

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The five Jamestown High School wrestlers competing in the Rumble on the Red got off to a strong start on Friday.

Paxton Mewes led the way, going 3-1 in his first four matches at 132 for the Blue Jays. Mewes’ impressive outing at the 66-team meet at the Fargodome, highlighted a 9-5 performance for JHS wrestlers. Also in action were Caleb Ellingson (170), Tristan Shipley (182), Eathan Gumke (195) and Kyle Anderson (220).

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Mewes won his opening two matches, beating Conner Denman of Cloquet-Esko (Minn.) and Logan Lunde of Foley (Minn.). Mewes dropped his next match to Maulo Woiwar of Apple Valley (Minn.), but the JHS sophomore followed with a 3-2 win over Collin DeGrammont of Lakeville North.

Ellingson went 2-1 in his first three matches on Friday.

The 170-pound junior split his first two matches and then stayed alive with a 5-0 win over Travis Brown of United South Central (Minn.).

At 182, Tristan Shipley came out firing with pins over Casey Kulas of Cloquet-Esko in 2 minutes and 22 seconds and Janse Anderson of White Bear Lake (Minn.) at the 3:51 mark. In the quarterfinals, Shipley and South Border standout Tucker Meidinger went head-to-head with Meidinger prevailing 11-10.

Gumke and Anderson were each 1-1 at press time.

Gumke, ranked No. 1 at 195, went win-loss.

Anderson dropped his opening match at 220, but answered with a pin over Moorhead’s Brody Jerome in 2:06 seconds.

The tournament, which has 19 mats up and running, concludes today.

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