Jays sweep in Grand ForksA solid performance put Jamestown in the final four at the Grand Forks Sertoma tournament on Friday. The Blue Jays took eight matches in a 40-25 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River (Minn.) in the opening round and followed that with a dominant 47-28 win over West Region rival Minot to punch its ticket to the semifinals at Grand Forks Central High School.
By: By Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
A solid performance put Jamestown in the final four at the Grand Forks Sertoma tournament on Friday.
The Blue Jays took eight matches in a 40-25 win over Badger-Greenbush-Middle River (Minn.) in the opening round and followed that with a dominant 47-28 win over West Region rival Minot to punch its ticket to the semifinals at Grand Forks Central High School.
“It was a really exciting two matches,” JHS coach Greg White said.
Jamestown meets Perham at 9 a.m. today for the right to wrestle in the championship dual in the 16-team tournament. White called Perham the tournament favorite.
Jamestown defending state champion Zane Braun (152) got his 100th career victory with a pin over Corey Hasbrouck in 2 minutes, 54 seconds and earned a technical fall over Minot’s Brian Rabe in 4:57.
Also winning twice on the day were Paxton Mewes (113), Jaden Horsted (132), Mitch Ova (138), Brandyn Harr (160) and Kyle Anderson (220).
White was particularly pleased with Jakob Browning, who got his first win with a pin over Minot’s Tyler Stranberg with 3 seconds to go in the first period.
“That’s a nice, first-time win for Jakob,” he said. “That was a big deal for him there.”
The Blue Jays won the first three matches of both duals, sealing the deal with B-G-MR on a Horsted pin and an Ova decision after leading by six.
Against Minot, the Blue Jays got out to a 26-4 lead, never trailing in what could be looked at as a preview for the teams’ dual later this season.
White nixed any thoughts of this dual foreshadowing what’s to come.
“Sometimes you have people out of the lineup; I don’t know what they really have,” White said. “You got a match there with Jakob Browning that was really close. … We have to be ready to go when we go up there and wrestle them.”
Jamestown 40, Badger-Greenbush-Middle River (Minn.) 25
145: Ryan Hillerud, J, dec. Jacob Jensen, 1-0.
152: Zane Braun, J, pinned Corey Hasbrouck, 2:54.
160: Brandyn Harr, J, pinned Gunner Gust, 2:32.
170: Tomm Ingle, BGMR, dec. Caleb Ellingson, 4-1.
182: John Westman, BGMR, maj. dec. Eathan Gumke, 13-4.
195: Adam Lorenson, BGMR, pinned Triston Shipley, 4:46.
220: Kyle Anderson, J, pinned Beau Blumer, 1:07.
285: Cullen Goter, J, pinned Doug Peterson, 1:49.
106: Isaak Isane, BGMR, forfeit.
113: Paxton Mewes, J, maj. dec. Wyatt Becker, 12-2.
120: Nick Kaml, BGMR, pinned Dante Dillingham, 1:29.
126: Trevor Undeberg, BGMR, pinned Jakob Browning, 4:36.
132: Jaden Horsted, J, pinned Cody Olson, 2:52.
138: Mitch Ova, J, dec. Brandon Waage, 5-0.
Jamestown 47, Minot 28
152: Zane Braun, J, tech. falled Brian Rabe, 4:57.
160: Brandyn Harr, J, pinned Steven Riordan, 0:47.
170: Caleb Ellingson, J, dec. Kimani Benjamin, 9-7.
182: Dayne Haman, M, maj. dec. Eathan Gumke, 12-2.
195: Triston Shipley, J, pinned Austin Nagel, 1:38.
220: Kyle Anderson, J, forfeit.
285: Nick Nesdahl, M, pinned Cullen Goter, 1:51.
106: Brody Armstrong, M, forfeit.
113: Paxton Mewes, J, pinned Devin Stein, 0:45.
120: Ethan Benham, M, pinned Dante Dillingham, 0:57
126: Jakob Browning, J, pinned Tyler Stranberg, 1:57.
132: Jaden Horsted, forfeit.
138: Mitch Ova, J, dec. Jesse Hoffart, 5-4.
145: Cody Haugen, M, pinned Ryan Hillerud, 1:04.
Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or by email at email@example.com