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Hastings' Trey Beissel went 2-1 in his three matches at team state inlcuding a 7-3 win over Caden Staab of Northfield here. The Raiders took sixth with a win over Apple Valley and losses to Anoka and Northfield. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette

The Hastings Raiders wrestling team finished in sixth place in Class AAA at the Minnesota State High School League’s team state wrestling tournament last Thursday. Hastings went 1-2 on the day with a win over Apple Valley and losses to Anoka and Northfield.

The No. 4-seeded Raiders lost to No. 5 Anoka in the first round 41-27 and dropped into the consolation bracket. 

“A very tough Anoka team, and it came down to one match, a toss up match and we lost,” said Hastings head coach Tim Haneberg about the first-round loss. “We kind of put different kids in the lineup after that so the team score wasn’t as close as we thought it would be.”

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Hastings' Rico Cooper celebrates his pin at 182 pounds over Luke DeChene during the Raiders' opening-round loss to Anoka at team state. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette

They wrestled right away again after the Anoka loss and beat unseeded Apple Valley 36-20 to advance to the fifth-place match against Northfield, who was also unseeded.

“Came back next round against Apple Valley, which it’s always nice to beat them obviously, and the kids wrestled great,” Haneberg added.

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Jack Bainbridge went 2-0 in his matches against Anoka and Apple Valley in the first two rounds of team state. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette

The dual against Northfield came down to the 220-pound match with Northfield leading 30-27. Northfield was without a heavyweight and whoever they would have plugged into that weight class most likely would be pinned, so it all came down to who won between Austin Leflay for Hastings and Mason Pagel for Northfield. 

However, the dual ended in controversy as Leflay inadvertently headbutted Pagel and Pagel was unable to continue the match. Since Pagel could not continue the match due to an act against the rules, Hastings forfeited the match and Northfield received six team points, which put the dual out of reach. Blake Clemons pinned Joseph Schultz at 285 for Hastings and the final was 36-33 Northfield. 

“The last one, a couple matches didn’t go our way in the beginning, I thought we made an awesome comeback toward the end there, but just came up a little short in the end,” Haneberg said about the heartbreaking loss to Northfield. 

He said they call the head butt unsportsmanlike conduct and if the wrestler cannot continue after the penalty, the offender loses the match.

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Hastings' Zander Hallis nearly pins Owen Murphy of Northfield. Hallis went on to win the match by a 7-5 decision. Alec Hamilton / Hastings Star Gazette

Below are the full results for each of the three duals:

Hastings 27, Anoka 41

106: Trey Beissel (Hastings) beat Gabrielle Bragg (Anoka) by a 5-0 decision. 3-0 Hastings

113: Blake Beissel (Hastings) pinned Cayden Ban (Anoka) in 3 minutes, 15 seconds. 9-0 Hastings

120: Mark Svoboda (Hastings) beat Garrett Wittek (Anoka) by an 8-2 decision. 12-0 Hastings

126: Jack Bainbridge (Hastings) beat Austin West (Anoka) by an 11-5 decision. 15-0 Hastings

132: Peyton Erickson (Hastings) was pinned by Elijah Paulson (Anoka) in 45 seconds. 15-6 Hastings

138: Creed Peterson (Hastings) was pinned by Carter Ban (Anoka) in 3:23. 15-12 Hastings

145: Josh Route (Hastings) lost to Brendan Howes (Anoka) by a 22-8 major decision. 16-15 Anoka

152: Fletcher Peterson (Hastings) was pinned by Jacob Whitaker (Anoka) in 2:36. 22-15 Anoka

160: Aiden Erickson (Hastings) was pinned by Logan Jungling (Anoka) in 5:28. 28-15 Anoka

170: Ian Pepple (Hastings) lost to Noah Torgerson (Anoka) by an 11-1 major decision. 32-15 Anoka

182: Rico Cooper (Hastings) pinned Luke DeChene (Anoka) in 5:41. 32-21 Anoka

195: Tyler Miller (Hastings) was pinned by Jaden Burandt (Anoka) in 1:25. 38-21 Anoka

220: Dylan Bartz (Hastings) lost to Sean Jordan (Anoka) by a 5-0 decision. 41-21 Anoka

285: Blake Clemons (Hastings) pinned Zachary St. Jean (Anoka) in 3:33. 41-27 Anoka

Hastings 36, Apple Valley 20

106: Blake Beissel (Hastings) beat Louis Prouty (AV) by a 12-2 major decision. 4-0 Hastings

113: Trey Beissel (Hastings) lost to Austin Laudenbach (AV) by a 12-2 major decision. 4-4 Tie

120: Mark Svoboda (Hastings) lost to Keiichi Kong (AV) by a 14-4 major decision. 8-4 Apple Valley

126: Jack Bainbridge (Hastings) beat Tyler Laudenbach (AV) by a 5-2 decision. 8-7 Apple Valley

132: Peyton Erickson (Hastings) lost to Jayden Haueter (AV) by tech fall (15-0). 13-7 Apple Valley

138: Creed Peterson (Hastings) pinned Ian Haueter (AV) in 5:15. 13-13 Tie

145: Josh Route (Hastings) beat Parker Elliott (AV) by a 5-1 decision. 16-13 Hastings

152: Aiden Erickson (Hastings) beat Travis Bender (AV) by a 13-0 major decision. 20-13 Hastings

160: Derrick Steinke (Hastings) lost to Marcell Booth (AV) by a 14-2 major decision. 20-17 Hastings

170: Zander Hallis (Hastings) beat Max Elliott (AV) by an 8-4 decision. 23-17 Hastings

182: Ian Pepple (Hastings) beat AJ Garcia (AV) by a 10-3 decision. 26-17 Hastings

195: Rico Cooper (Hastings) beat Parker Muth (AV) by a 15-4 major decision. 30-17 Hastings

220: Austin Leflay (Hastings) lost to Conner Elliott (AV) by a 10-7 decision. 30-20 Hastings

285: Blake Clemons (Hastings) pinned Jalen Burke (AV) in 1:36. 36-20 Hastings

Hastings 33, Northfield 36

106: Trey Beissel (Hastings) beat Caden Staab (Northfield) by a 7-3 decision. 3-0 Hastings

113: Blake Beissel (Hastings) pinned Matthew Detting (Northfield) in 1:23. 9-0 Hastings

120: Mark Svoboda (Hastings) lost to Keith Harner (Northfield) by a 4-3 decision. 9-3 Hastings

126: Jack Bainbridge (Hastings) lost to Beau Murphy (Northfield) by a 6-4 decision. 9-6 Hastings

132: Peyton Erickson (Hastings) was pinned by Jackson Barron (Northfield) in 2:55. 12-9 Northfield

138: Creed Peterson (Hastings) was pinned by Jake Messner (Northfield) in 1:10. 18-9 Northfield

145: Josh Route (Hastings) pinned Brody Gorr (Northfield) in 1:56. 18-15 Northfield

152: Aiden Erickson (Hastings) was pinned by Jayce Barron (Northfield) in 2:27. 24-15 Northfield

160: Zander Hallis (Hastings) beat Owen Murphy (Northfield) by a 7-5 decision. 24-18 Northfield

170: Derrick Steinke (Hastings) was pinned by Darrin Kuyper (Northfield) in 47 seconds. 30-18 Northfield

182: Ian Pepple (Hastings) beat Ryan Kuyper (Northfield) by an 8-5 decision. 30-21 Northfield

195: Rico Cooper (Hastings) pinned Nickolas Mikula (Northfield) in 3:01. 30-27 Northfield. 

220: Austin Leflay (Hastings) lost to Mason Pagel (Northfield) by injury default. 36-27 Northfield

285: Blake Clemons (Hastings) pinned Joseph Schultz (Northfield) in 57 seconds. 36-33 Northfield

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