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Raider wrestlers reach section finals
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The Hastings Raiders wrestling team ended their dual season with a loss to Apple Valley, the nation's top-ranked wrestling team.

Up now for the Raiders is the individual Section tournament. The tournament begins at 4:30 p.m. on Friday in Cottage Grove.

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Hastings' opening round opponent for the Section tournament was a rematch with the Cottage Grove Wolfpack. Much like the first dual, Hastings cruised to a decisive 67-6 victory. The Raiders won 13 of 14 matches, and in the process tallied seven pins, one forfeit, two technical falls, and three decisions.

Highlighting the dual for the Raiders, Jeff Engstrom recorded the 100th win of his career against Blake Berney.

No. 2 Hastings 67,

Park of Cottage Grove 6

103 No. 7 Luke Rowh (H) fall J.P. Pallias (CG) [1:08] 6-0

112 No. 8 Isaac Bauer (H) fall A.J. Taft (CG) [3:00] 12-0

119 Danny Gove (H) technical fall Gavin Rhode (CG) [18-3] 17-0

125 No. 5 Corey Latuff (H) fall Emilio Huerta (CG) [:39] 23-0

130 Dan Marquette (H) decision David Ayers (CG) [8-4] 26-0

135 No. 3 Eric Bauer (H) fall Kenny Gerhardt (CG) [3:27] 32-0

140 Hunter Swenson (H) decision David Giaydu (CG) [8-5] 35-0

145 No. 2 Colten LaChance (H) technical fall Ron Detzler (CG) [27-9] 40-0

152 Bryan Rachuy (H) FF (CG) 46-0

160 No. 6 Jeff Engstrom (H) decision Blake Berney (CG) [9-2] 49-0

171 Nate Bauman (CG) fall Alex Nygaard (H) [1:59] 49-6

189 Cody Wagner (H) fall Cory Linnsen (CG) [2:34] 55-6

215 No. 9 Isaac Eichmann (H) fall Charles Porter (CG) [1:07] 61-6

285 Jake Anderson (H) fall Mike Lehman (CG) [:39] 67-6

Semifinals

In the semi-finals, the Raiders found another familiar opponent in the Henry Sibley Warriors.

Hastings jumped out early with wins by Luke Rowh and Isaac Bauer, giving the Raiders an early 7-0 lead.

After a loss at 119 pounds, the Raiders' Corey Latuff and Eric Bauer made short work of their opponents with first period pins to push the score to 19-3.

Keenan Menge added to the lead with a 5-3 decision over Brock Purtell. Henry Sibley's Rashad Kennedy gave the Warriors their second win of the dual with a 5-1 decision over Hunter Swenson, bringing the dual score to 22-6.

At 145 pounds, Colten LaChance claimed a second period pin over Hector Rabelo, pushing the score to 28-6. Uthman Rabiu responded for Henry Sibley with a 10-5 decision over Bryan Rachuy at 152 pounds.

The Warriors' Tyrell Martin added to their score with a second period pin to close the gap to 28-15 in favor of the Raiders.

The Raiders responded with first period pins by Jake Swenson, Josh Lohmann, and Isaac Eichmann to swell Hastings' lead to 46-15 after 215 pounds.

Jose Reyes gave Henry Sibley the last points of the dual with a second period pin to end the scoring at 46-21.

No. 2 Hastings 46,

Henry Sibley 21

103 No. 7 Luke Rowh (H) major Vince Berg (HS) [12-0] 4-0

112 No. 8 Isaac Bauer (H) decision Garret Beaman (HS) [10-7] 7-0

119 Vitrais Allen (HS) decision Danny Gove (H) [17-10] 7-3

125 No. 5 Corey Latuff (H) fall Michael Purtell (HS) [1:14] 13-3

130 No. 3 Eric Bauer (H) fall Taylor Beaman (HS) [1:12] 19-3

135 No. 8 Keenan Menge (H) decision Brock Purtell (HS) [5-2] 22-3

140 No. 9 Rashad Kennedy (HS) decision Hunter Swenson (H) [5-1] 22-6

145 No. 2 Colten LaChance (H) fall Hector Rabelo (HS) [2:53] 28-6

152 Uthman Rabiu (HS) decision Bryan Rachuy (H) [10-5] 28-9

160 Tyrell Martin (HS) fall No. 6 Jeff Engstrom (H) [3:59] 28-15

171 No. 7 Jake Swenson (H) fall Fernando Ramirez (HS) [1:29] 34-15

189 Josh Lohmann (H) fall Lorenzo Estrada (HS) [:53] 40-15

215 No. 9 Isaac Eichmann (H) fall Logan Lamminen (HS) [:25] 46-15

285 Jose Reyes (HS) fall Jake Anderson (H) [2:51] 46-21

Finals

In the finals, Hastings was up against the nation's top wrestling team, the Apple Valley Eagles. With seven top-ranked wrestlers and a total of 12 ranked in the top six, the Eagles were going to be tough to defeat.

The Raiders wrestled well against the Eagles, although the final score did not show it. Corey Latuff and Colten LaChance both lost one point matches at 125 pounds and 152 pounds, respectively. While Danny Gove wrestled well in losing an 8-4 decision to Corey Rathman at 119 pounds. Isaac Bauer wrestled tough before falling to top-ranked Jordan Kingsley at 112 pounds.

No. 2 Hastings 3,

No. 1 Apple Valley 62

103 No. 2 Seth Gross major No. 7 Luke Rowh (H) [12-2] 0-4

112 No. 1 Jordan Kingsley (AV) fall No. 8 Isaac Bauer (H) [5:50] 0-10

119 Corey Rathman (AV) decision Danny Gove (H) [8-4] 0-13

125 No. 6 Derek Scott (AV) decision No. 5 Corey Latuff (H) [3-2] 0-16

130 No. 1 Dakota Trom (AV) FF (H) 0-22

135 No. 1 Mark Hall (AV) major No. 3 Eric Bauer (H) [10-0] 0-26

140 No. 1 Matt Kelliher (AV) fall Hunter Swenson (H) [1:15] 0-32

145 No. 1 Brandon Kingsley (AV) FF (H) 0-38

152 No. 4 Daniel Woiwor (AV) decision No. 2 Colten LaChance (H) [9-8] 0-41

160 No. 1 Destin McCauley (AV) fall No. 6 Jeff Engstrom (H) [2:16] 0-47

171 No. 1 Steven Keogh (AV) major No. 7 Jake Swenson (H) [16-7] 0-51

189 No. 1 Jake Waste (AV) Technical fall Josh Lohmann (H) [21-5] 0-56

215 No. 9 Isaac Eichmann (H) decision Corbin Farrell (AV) [11-4] 3-56

285 No. 1 Matt Heschel (AV) fall Jake Anderson (H) [4:45] 3-62

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