Three Jays crowned: Braun, Mewes and Horsted take titles at K of C tourneyThe Jamestown High School wrestling team had a busy day in the finals on Saturday.
By: Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
The Jamestown High School wrestling team had a busy day in the finals on Saturday.
Though the Blue Jays finished fifth out of eight teams with 119.5 points, they went for 3-for-3 in the finals to tie for the most champions with tournament winner Moorhead (Minn.) and runner-up Minot.
Leading the way was defending state champion Zane Braun, who made the 152-pound weight class his personal playground. He pinned all three of his opponents including Minot’s Brian Rabe in the finals.
“He had a no-stop attitude,” JHS coach Greg White said. “He pretty much dominated the way we like to see.”
Paxton Mewes had a similar day, moving from 113 to 120 and dominating. He pinned his first two opponents in the first period and beat Keenan Kvamme of Carrington by 13-1 major decision in the finals.
“It was on a suggestion from he and his dad (to move up) and I looked at what they were talking about,” said White, whose team visits Bismarck High on Tuesday. “It made sense, so he moved up. It didn’t bump anyone out for us. It paid off.”
Jaden Horsted also captured top honors. To get to the finals, he had two first-period pins and edged Moorhead’s Jacob Rositas 3-1. He topped Carrington’s Walker Carr by 3-2 decision for the title.
But what likely bumped the Jays down in the standings was the fact that they had no runner-up or third-place finishes. Ryan Hillerud (145), Brandyn Harr (160), Caleb Ellingson (170), Eathan Gumke (182) and Triston Shipley (195) each placed fourth. Mitch Ova (138) and Kyle Anderson (220) took fifth.
Moorhead scored 148 points to slip by Minot (143.5) and Fargo Davies (137). Carrington took fourth with 132.5 points, meaning the top four were separated by just 15.5 points.
“We knew it was gonna be a pretty good tournament, especially when you bring Moorhead in,” White said.
Carrington had two champions in Lucas Brown (113) and Cordell Schroeder (285), both of whom are defending Class B state champions. The Cardinals put four in the finals, though Kvamme (120) and Carr (132) fell to Jamestown wrestlers. Matt Neumiller (106), Chaz Bauer (126), Patrick Freeman (138) placed third, while Austin Schuldheisz (220) took fourth.
Knights of Columbus tournament
at Jamestown High School
1, Moorhead (Minn.) 148. 2, Minot 143.5. 3, Fargo Davies 137. 4, Carrington 132.5. 5, Jamestown 119.5. 6, Valley City 110. 7, Fargo South 86. 8, Redfield-Doland (S.D.) 37.
106: Marvin Berry, FS, maj. dec. Jonathan Fraase, FS, 19-7.
113: Lucas Brown, C, dec. Marlo Bell, FS, 11-5.
120: Paxton Mewes, J, maj. dec. Keenan Kvamme, C, 13-1.
126: Jorey Bartsch, Minot, pinned Rashidi Kikopa, FS, 3:31.
132: Jaden Horsted, J, dec. Walker Carr, C, 3-2.
138: Cole Mehring, FD, maj. dec. Kenny Mark, Moorhead, 21-8.
145: Cody Haugen, Minot, pinned Myrone Bell, FS, 2:53.
152: Zane Braun, J, pinned Brian Rabe, Minot, 4:31.
160: Joe Carpenter, Moorhead, dec. Shane Undem, VC, 7-3.
170: Zach Doty, VC, pinned Darren Crissler, FD, 3:45.
182: A.J. Wheeler, Moorhead, maj. dec. Zander Mairs, FD, 9-0.
195: Chase Morlock, Moorhead, pinned Jaiden Opatz, VC, 0:16.
220: Demetreus Roby, Minot, pinned Cody Nielsen, FS, 1:58.
285: Cordell Schroeder, C, pinned Hunter Swenson, FD, 3:59.
106: Matt Neumiller, C, maj. dec. Ethan Tallakson, Moorhead, 12-1.
113: Ben Cavalier, Moorhead, dec. Alex Skaare, FD, 7-3.
120: Jakob Ashline, VC, pinned Kolby Johnson, FD, 1:37.
126: Chaz Bauer, C,, tech. falled Anthony Nemer, FD, 15-0.
132: Jacob Rositas, Moorhead, dec. Jesse Hoffart, Minot, 9-8.
138: Patrick Freehman, C, maj. dec. Mark Miller, VC, 10-0.
145: Reed Beckman, VC, dec. Ryan Hillerud, J, 3-2.
152: Joseph Grove, Moorhead, pinned Taylor Johnson, VC, 3:06.
160: Cole Alexander, FD, dec. Brandyn Harr, J, 6-3.
170: Sam Grove, Moorhead, pinned Caleb Ellingson, J, 4:57.
182: Dayne Haman, Minot, pinned Eathan Gumke, J, 3:32.
195: Austin Nagel, Minot, pinned Triston Shipley, J, 0:57.
220: Tommy Wychor, Moorhead, pinned Austin Schuldheisz, C, 5:54.
285: Nick Nesdahl, M, pinned Cody Friese, RD, 2:28.
106: Keenan Morris, FD, pinned Jarrod Osborn, RD, 4:39.
113: Logan Erlandson, VC, pinned Carter Wegner, RD, 4:59.
120: Ethan Benham, Minot, pinned Abdi Khaman, FS, 2:15.
126: Deon Beardemphl, RD, open.
132: Bryce Burnside, FD, pinned Dillon Finch, FD, 4:27.
138: Mitch Ova, J, dec. Logan Rhode, FS, 3-0.
145: Billy Holtan, C, dec. R.J. Olson, Moorhead, 6-1.
152: Nathan Wager, RD, pinned Abraham Kollie, FD, 1:32.
160: Riley Lura, C, pinned Ben Lien, Moorhead, 3:08.
170: Kimani Benjamin, Minot, dec. Seth Zink, C, 11-6.
182: Jordan Magnuson, VC, maj. dec. Skyler Berry, Moorhead, 13-5.
195: Tyler Masat, RD, dec. Quinn Martin, FD, 11-5.
220: Kyle Anderson, J, pinned Wyatt Bjornson, VC, 0:20.
285: Isaiah Crowe, M, won by forfeit over Steven Horner, VC.
NOTE: With only five competitors at 126, pool play decided results. Listed at that weight class is how the winning wrestler fared against the wrestler one spot behind him.
Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at 701-952-8462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org