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Jamestown wrestling drops duals

It was a tough night for Jamestown High School wrestling as it lost two dual matches to rival Valley City (40-30) and Bismarck Legacy (45-20) Friday night.

"We ran into a couple tough teams tonight," said Blue Jay wrestling coach Larry Eslick.

Jamestown once again won the majority of the matches against the Hi-Liners but also took three forfeits in the process.

"Our goal is to win more matches than they did," Eslick said. "We've been doing that consistently all season."

With the score tied at 30-30 Valley City picked up the last two wins to get the 10-point victory.

In the next match, Jamestown faced a senior heavy Legacy squad that took care of business against the Jays.

The biggest positive for Jamestown was the return of Noah Braun at 145 pounds. Braun hasn't wrestled since Christmas because of a knee injury and pneumonia. Braun won in a 7-4 decision and earned a pin in the second match.

"He's worked pretty hard the last couple weeks," Eslick said. "It's been a frustrating season for him but he did good tonight. We are excited to have him back"

Next up for Jamestown will be the North Dakota Class A Western Dakota Association Regional tournament on Saturday. The top eight in each weight class advance to state on Feb. 15.

"We're going to have quite a few kids seeded—nine or 10 seeded," Eslick said. "On paper we should have a pretty good tournament."

Valley City 40, Jamestown 30

106: Aden Braun, J tech fall Koye Grebel, 15-0; 113: Talor Huebner, J sudden victory Austin Rogelstad 10-8; 120: Ethan Bowman, J maj dec. Tyson Hovland, 13-2; 126: Jonah Schuldheisz, VC won by forfeit; 132: Evan Mielke, VC won by forfeit; 138: Ezra Hanse, VC won by forfeit; 145: Noah Braun, J dec Jonathon Langer, 7-4; 152: David Peterson, VC pinned Coty Huebner, 0:31; 160: Johnny Browning, J won by forfeit; 170: Aaron Mack, J dec Benjamin Schuldheisz, 4-1; 182: Jared Undem, VC pinned Tyler Magnasco, 0:53; 195: Paul VanDal, J pinned Cade Powers, 2:28; 220: Jake Tangen, VC maj dec Sam Krebs, 11-2; 285: Jaden Oestern, VC pinned Damien Krebs 0:12.

Bismarck Legacy 45, Jamestown 20

106: Tim Kadrmas, BL sudden victory Aden Braun; 113: Talor Huebner, J dec Bristol Kelly, 9-4; 120: Ethan Bowman, J tech fall Jakob Blumhagen, 16-0, 4:22; 126: Maverick Martin, BL won by forfeit; 132: Mason Fuller, BL won by forfeit; 138: Draken Stugelmeyer, BL won by forfeit; 145: Noah Braun, J pinned Devon Rempel, 1:15; 152: Coty Huebner, J dec Henrik Jacobsen, 5-0; 160: Thomas Scheett, BL maj dec Johnny Browning, 11-1; 170: Aaron Mack, J dec Brent Myers, 10-5; 182: De'Vaughn Porter, BL pinned Tyler Magnasco, 1:22; 195: Matthew Kaylor, BL won by forfeit; 220: Chandler Brandner, BL maj dec Paul VanDal, 12-0; 285: Seth Thomsen, BL maj dec Sam Krebs, 9-1.

Mitchell Johnson

Hometown: Enumclaw, WA; College: Central Washington University

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