Braun notches title in LisbonFeeling ill most of the week, Zane Braun’s ability has been at the forefront of his success.
By: Chris Aarhus, The Jamestown Sun, The Jamestown Sun
Feeling ill most of the week, Zane Braun’s ability has been at the forefront of his success.
Braun, who scored a pin despite not feeling well against Dickinson on Thursday, wrestled in the Storhaug Invitational in Lisbon on Saturday, winning the 152-pound championship by 10-6 decision over Valley City’s Shane Undem.
“That’s a credit to him, even though he was not sharp in his normal way,” JHS coach Greg White said. “Now he’s gonna get some time to rest up and make a run at the end. He’s not at 100 percent at all.”
Jamestown finished with 114.5 points, good for eighth place. South Border won the tournament with 197 points, followed by Lisbon (143), Carrington (140.5), Oakes (137) and Central Cass (130).
The Blue Jays put three in the finals, but Jaden Horsted (132) and Eathan Gumke (170) fell to quality competition to earn second place.
Horsted, ranked third at his weight class in Class A, was major decisioned 15-6 by Gus McCarthy of Border West, a Minnesota co-op made up from Clinton, Graceville, Wheaton and Herman.
“It was really a good tournament for Jaden,” White said. “He took Jaden down a couple times and got some back points. Jaden was really wrestling hard. The kid was just that good. No fluke about it; the kid deserved that win.”
Gumke also fell by major decision, losing 15-2 to Oakes’ Cole Ehrlin in what White said was one of the toughest weight classes in the tournament.
Jamestown had one other placer in Triston Shipley, who entered unseeded but took fifth at 195, decisioning Lisbon’s Soren McDaniel 5-2 after McDaniel had beat him earlier in the tournament.
“He really exceeded expectations,” White said.
South Border had three champions in Blake Bosch (126), James Thielges (182) and Tanner Meidinger (195). Also winning titles were Lisbon’s Jace Berg (120), Napoleon’s Andrew Beine (220) and Carrington’s Cordell Schroeder (285).
By the end of this week, Jamestown will know where it stands with the Class A state dual tournament. The Jays host Mandan at 7 p.m. Thursday and then visit Minot on Saturday for a double-dual that will also include Williston. The Jays are arguably favored in all three duals and a sweep would get them to state for the first time since 2003.
Jamestown heads into the week still trying to iron out its lineup. White said he would like to find a place for Caleb Ellingson in the upper weights.
“It’s important to get that caliber of wrestler on the mat,” he said.
The status of senior Ryan Hillerud is also unclear, as he’s been injured. White said whether he’ll wrestle again is unclear.
1, South Border 197. 2, Lisbon 143. 3, Carrington 140.5. 4, Oakes 137.5. 5, Central Cass 130. 6, Border West (Minn.) 124.5. 7, Wahpeton 115. 8, Jamestown 114.5. 9, Napoleon 97. 10, Linton-Hazelton-Moffit-Braddock 83.5. 11, Bismarck St. Mary’s 70.5. 12, Hillsboro 68. 13, Valley City 60. 14, Breckenridge (Minn.) 44. 15, New Salem 43. 16, Sisseton (S.D.) 41. 17, LaMoure 37. 18, Grafton 32. 19, Ellendale-Edgeley-Kulm 24. 20, Kindred 14. 21, Harvey-Wells County 10.
106: Austin Rust, CC, dec. Lucas Brown, Carrington, 6-4, OT.
113: Cameron Sykora, BW, maj. dec. Erik Loepp, Oakes, 12-1.
120: Jace Berg, Lisbon, dec. Tate Barnhardt, StM, 7-1.
126: Blake Bosch, SB, tech falled Chas Bauer, Carrington, 17-2.
132: Gus McCarthy, BW, maj. dec. Jaden Horsted, Jamestown, 15-6.
138: Dane Fischer, StM, dec. Darin Peterson, Sisseton, 7-2.
145: Wyatt Meyer, Wahpeton, maj. dec. Adam Dullea, CC, 12-3.
152: Zane Braun, Jamestown, dec. Shane Undem, VC, 10-6.
160: Austin Maanum, BW, dec. Taylor Heins, NS, 9-4.
170: Cole Ehrlin, Oakes, maj. dec. Eathan Gumke, Jamestown, 15-2.
182: James Thielges, SB, dec. Mathew Totay, CC, 6-2.
195: Tanner Meidinger, SB, pinned Dylan Schnabel, EEK, 5:42.
220: Andrew Beine, Napoleon, dec. Wyatt Smith, Lisbon, 5-2.
285: Cordell Schroeder, Carrington, pinned Steven Horner, VC, 1:47.
106: Tyler Toepke-Floyd, SB, maj. dec. Brandon Oien, LHMB, 10-0.
113: Conrad Kondos, Breckenridge, pinned Sawyer Blumhardt, CC, 1:37.
120: Tracer Lee, BW, pinned Nathan Volk, CC, 2:18.
126: Grant Johnson, Lisbon, dec. Luke Hastings, Hillsboro, 8-4.
132: Walker Carr, Carrington, dec. Joel Weber, SB, 4-2.
138: Brayden Kuntz, SB, maj. dec. Patrick Freeman, Carrington 8-0.
145: Brock Nagel, LHMB, dec. Dylan Urbach, Lisbon, 11-9.
152: Kyle Schultz, CC, dec. Trenten Jangula, Napoleon, 3-0.
160: Mathew Gross, Napoleon, maj. dec. Kameron McNary, Wahpeton, 9-0.
170: Nicholas Becky, Napoleon, dec. Joe Nelson, Lisbon, 3-1.
182: Jed Bopp, Oakes, dec. Jordan Magnuson, VC, 10-6.
195: Wyatt Shultz, Hillsboro, dec. Trevor Zins, Lisbon, 8-7.
220: Logan Shockman, LaMoure, won by forfeit over Josh Deike, Wahpeton.
285: Michael Kelly, Oakes, dec. Tyler Ringdahl, Wahpeton, 3-0.
106: Logan Grim, Sisseton, pinned Gavin Lenoue, Wahpeton, 3:33.
113: Paxton Mewes, Jamestown, pinned Josh Schlosser, LHMB, 2:28.
120: Andy Nolz, SB, won by forfeit over Brent Hebl, LaMoure.
126: Chase Jacob, LHMB, tech. falled Logan Meyer, Wahpeton, 15-0.
132: Jonathan Grunefelder, Napoleon, dec. Travis Dolan, Grafton, 5-3.
138: Colton Neumiller, NS, pinned Austin Kelly, Oakes, 3:49.
145: Nash Bettenhausen, SB, dec. Billy Holtan, Carrington, 7-2.
152: Michael Lehmann, Wahpeton, dec. Riley Lura, Carrington, 5-4.
160: Clay Jacob, LHMB, won by forfeit over Wyatt Aberle, Lisbon.
170: Dylan Bowen, Hillsboro, pinned Derek Nordick, Breckenridge, 3:42.
182: Triston Shipley, Jamestown, dec. Soren McDaniel, Lisbon, 5-2.
195: Tristan Schmitz, Oakes, pinned Austin Braunagel, StM, 0:54.
220: Chozey Schumacher, SB, dec. Cole Kelly, Oakes, 3-1.
285: Bradee Schroeder, Carrington, dec. Dylan Claus, Lisbon, 5-0.
Sun sportswriter Chris Aarhus can be reached at (701) 952-8462 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org