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Updated: Raiders wrestling advances to consolation finals with win over Stillwater

Hastings lost to No. 2-seed Anoka in the first round of team state 39-22. The Raiders now wrestle Albert Lea Area in the consolation bracket. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Hastings senior T.J. Pottinger goes for the pin in his match against Stillwater. He would pin his opponent later on to help the Raiders to a consolation semifinals victory. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

Raiders wrestling bounced back quickly from their opening-round loss to Anoka. They faced off against Stillwater in the consolation semifinals and won 44-21. Hastings won the first two matches but then the Ponies were able to build an 18-9 lead heading into the 145 pound weight class. However, from there on Hastings won seven of the last eight matches, including a forfeit to senior Trey Rogers at 195 which sealed the match for the Raiders.

Below are the full results:

106: John Kendall won by fall in 1:08 over Otton Hanlon. 6-0 Hastings

113: Croix Mader won by decision 6-4 in overtime over Elijah Wilson. 9-0 Hastings

120: Paul Kendall lost by decision 11-8 to Javon Taschuk. Hastings 9-3

126: Matt Myers lost by fall in 1:24 to Reid Ballantyne. Tied 9-9

132: Lynden Wilson lost by fall in 0:51 to Trey Kruse. Stillwater 15-9 Stillwater

138: Jesse Mimbach lost by a 3-2 decision to Jeffrey Robinson. 18-9 Stillwater

145: Mac Wilson won by fall in 0:39 over Hudson Day. 18-15 Stillwater

152. Corbin Leflay won by fall in 1:01 over Porter Estenson. 21-18 Hastings

160. Alex O'Connor lost by a 6-5 decision to Kevin Thole. 21-20 Stillwater (Hastings lost a team point due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty on O'Connor.)

170: Godswill Pepple won by a 10-7 decision over Josh Piechowski. 23-21 Hastings

182. T.J. Pottinger won by fall in 1:31 over Thomas Reisselman. 29-21 Hastings

195: Trey Rogers received a forfeit. 35-21 Hastings

220: Drake Guck won by a 3-2 decision over Will Gleason. 38-21 Hastings

285: Luke Chamberlain won by fall in 2:33 over Collin McCarthy. 44-21 Hastings

Hastings now wrestles Albert Lea Area at 5 p.m. in the consolation championship match for fifth place.


The Hastings Raiders wrestling team dropped their first dual of team state to second-seeded Anoka 39-22. Anoka got out to a large lead in the lower weights and it was too much for the Raiders to make up in the upper weights. Many had pegged Anoka as the team to beat this year even before Apple Valley was upset by Shakopee. Hastings goes on to wrestle Stillwater right away in the consolation semifinals. The winner wrestles again at 5 p.m. in the consolation finals.

106: John Kendall loses by major decision (14-1) to Brendan Howes. 4-0 Anoka

113: Croix Mader loses by major decision (12-3) to Parker Dobrocky. 8-0 Anoka

120: Paul Kendall wins by major decision (11-2) over Caleb Brandonburg. 8-4 Anoka

126: Lynden Wilson loses by decision (7-6) to Riley Emery. 11-4 Anoka

132: Jesse Mimbach loses by tech fall (15-0) to Dylan Droegemueller. 16-4 Anoka

138: Mac Wilson loses by major decision (17-4) to Colby Njos. 20-4 Anoka

145: Riley Zietlow loses by tech fall (15-0) to Scott Springer. 25-4 Anoka

152: Corbin Leflay wins by fall in 1:54 over Caleb Jungling. 25-10 Anoka

160: Travis Frias loses by fall in 1:39 to Tyler Eischens. 31-10 Anoka

170: Godswill Pepple loses by decision (8-4) to Bodie Fitzsimonds. 34-10 Anoka

182: T.J. Pottinger wins by major decision 21-8 over Jackson Street. 34-14 Anoka

195. Trey Rogers wins by tech fall (25-10) over Evan DeChene. 34-19 Anoka

220: Drake Guck wins by a 7-1 decision over Samuel Street. 34-22 Anoka

285. Luke Chamberlain loses by tech fall (16-0) to Brandon Frankfurth. 39-22 Anoka

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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