Hastings wrestlers improve to 4-0 in SECThe second week of the regular season started and ended with the Raiders still undefeated. Early in the young season there have been many wrestlers making key contributions, with all of them wrestling tough when called upon.
By: By Gary LaChance, The Hastings Star-Gazette
The second week of the regular season started and ended with the Raiders still undefeated. Early in the young season there have been many wrestlers making key contributions, with all of them wrestling tough when called upon.
On Thursday, the Hastings Raiders wrestling team travelled to Arden Hills to face Mounds View and East Ridge in a triangular. Hastings proved again why they are one of the nation’s top wrestling teams and found little resistance on their way to victories in both matches.
In the opening round against host Mounds View, the Raiders overpowered the Mustangs by scoring nine pins, two decisions, and two forfeits.
In a match of ranked wrestlers, Zach Rohr (#2) squared off against Luke Boroda (#5). Rohr was first to score with a takedown, while Boroda was able to gain an escape before the first period ended. Boroda opted to begin the second period down and was able to score his second escape of the match to tie it at 2-2. Rohr chose to begin the third period down and quickly scored his own escape. Leading 3-2, Rohr took control of the match with two takedowns on his way to a 7-3 victory.
At 189 pounds, Josh Lohmann and Steven Oczak clashed with Lohmann jumping out in front with a takedown and near fall points. In the second period, Lohmann extended his lead on his way to a 7-3 decision.
The Raiders scoring pins in the match were Rowh, I. Bauer, Norris, Latuff, Marquette, Nelson, Engstrom, Eichmann, and Anderson.
Hastings 72 vs. Mounds View 6
103 L. Rowh (H) pin J. O’Brien (MV)[3:16] 6-0
112 #7 I. Bauer (H) pin K. Bucher (MV) [:52] 12-0
119 D. Gove (H) Forfeit 18-0
125 B. Norris (H) pin V. Belsito (MV) [2:57] 24-0
130 #4 C. Latuff (H) pin Z. Laughlin (MV) [1:46] 30-0
135 D. Marquette (H) pin A. Oketch (MV) [:59] 36-0
140 B. Finn (MV) pin J. Anderson (H) [3:10} 36-6
145 D. Nelson (H) pin J. Mata (V) [3:03] 42-6
152 #2 Z. Rohr (H) decision #5 L. Boroda (MV) [7-3] 45-6
160 #6 J. Engstrom (H) pin D. Frikken (MV) [1:54]51-6
171 L Wright (H) Forfeit 57-6
189 J. Lohmann (H) decision S. Oczak [7-3] 60-6
215 #3 I. Eichmann (H) pin M. Nelson [1:51] 66-6
HWT J. Anderson (H) pin M. Smith (MV) [2:32] 72-6
Vs East Ridge
In the nightcap, the Raiders found little competition and the match was over before it started.
East Ridge, in its second year, found it hard to field a varsity lineup and forfeited 10 weights to Hastings. The Raiders added three pins and a decision on their way to an 81-0 win.
Jake Swenson is having a sound start to his junior season, and his match with Nick Bachman (#9) at 171 pounds, showed how tough he is. Swenson started the scoring with a takedown in the first period, and after giving up a second period reversal, Swenson earned an escape and a takedown to end the second period 5-2. In the third period, Swenson added an escape to round out the scoring at 6-2.
Luke Rowh, Isaac Bauer, and eighth grader Jake Anderson each earned pins in dual with East Ridge.
Hastings 81 vs. East Ridge 0
103 L. Rowh (H) pin R. Lyden (ER) [3:58]6-0
112 #7 I. Bauer (H) pin J. Travis (ER) [3:11] 12-0
119 D. Gove (H) Forfeit 18-0
125 B. Norris (H) Forfeit 24-0
130 J. Spitzack (H) Forfeit 30-0
135 D. Marquette (H) Forfeit 36-0
140 J. Anderson (H) pin J. Chatterton [1:29] 42-0
145 D. Nelson (H) Forfeit 48-0
152 H. Swenson (H) Forfeit 54-0
160 A. Nygaard (H) Forfeit 60-0
171 J. Swenson (H) decision N. Bachman [6-2] 63-0
189 J. Lohmann (H) Forfeit 69-0
215 C. Wagner (H) Forfeit 75-0
HWT J. Anderson (H) Forfeit 81-0
Friday, Hastings made the trip to Roseville to wrestle in another SEC dual. The Raiders, again, won by a decisive margin. This time, several matches were more competitive and exciting. Still, the Raiders prevailed in every match they wrestled in, with their only loss being a forfeit at 160 pounds. Against Roseville, the Raiders tallied four pins, three major decisions, two decisions, and four forfeits.
Hastings 66 vs. Roseville 6
103 L. Rowh (H) pin T. Aung (R) [2:41] 6-0
112 #7 I Bauer (H) major D. Htoo (R) [9-0] 10-0
119 D. Gove (H) decision W. Majerus (R) [6-1]13-0
125 B. Norris (H) decision J. Dornfeld (R) [5-2]16-0
130 #4 C. Latuff (H) pin R. Finken (R) [3:45]22-0
135 #3 E. Bauer (H) pin A Vang (R) [1:42] 28-0
140 J. Anderson (H) Forfeit 34-0
145 D. Nelson (H) major M. Allen (R) [11-2] 38-0
152 #2 Z. Rohr (H) pin A. Gephart (R) [1:34] 44-0
160 #8 C. Strecker (R) Forfeit 44-6
171 #4 J. Swenson (H) major B. Comiskey (R) 48-6
189 J. Lohmann (H) Forfeit 54-6
215 #3 I. Eichmann (H) Forfeit 60-6
HWT J. Anderson (H) Forfeit 66-6
JV stays unbeaten
The junior varsity wrestling team went undefeated this week as well. They easily downed all three of their opponents to remain perfect on the season. The Raiders soundly defeated Mounds View 60-15 and East Ridge 54-22 Thursday evening. On Friday night they beat Roseville 28-6.