Knight wrestlers win 5 duals

Thor Holstad takes on Steffen Paige of Rogers in a 9-0 win. This was his first match after coming back from injury at the Clash tournament. (Photos by Bill Halldin)
Thor Holstad takes on Steffen Paige of Rogers in a 9-0 win. This was his first match after coming back from injury at the Clash tournament. (Photos by Bill Halldin)


Ryan Rostamo gets in position for an eventual tech fall win over Joe Rudel of Forest Lake.
Ryan Rostamo gets in position for an eventual tech fall win over Joe Rudel of Forest Lake.

The St. Michael-Albertville wrestling team kept right on rolling as they won 5 dual meets this past week, improving their dual meet win-loss record to 20-1. On Thursday, Jan. 24, the Knights defeated Rogers 60-6 and Blaine 58-15 in a triangular hosted by STMA. The team traveled to Forest Lake Saturday, Jan. 26, and captured the Forest Lake Dual Tourney title winning 3 duals in the process. STMA defeated LeSuer/Henderson 60-3, then pounded Forest Lake 51-3, before beating class “AA” powerhouse, Foley, in the finals, by a score of 44-12.

In other STMA Wrestling action, the STMA 9th grade team won the section individual team title Saturday Jan. 26, at Elk River qualifying 9 individuals for the Minnesota State 9th Grade League individual tourney, to be Saturday Feb. 2, at Champlin Park High School. Qualifying for the State 9th grade tourney included: Zach Schoen (106 pounds), Cody Schoen (126), Donnie Leuer (132), Lucas Jeske (138), Garrett Ailts (145), Jake Ross (152), Evan Ronson (160), Evan Foster (170), and Jovon James (189). STMA 9th grade coach Tony Mallinger commented, “the kids really wrestled well. They have improved so much since the beginning of the year, due to their hard work in the practice room”.

The #1 rated Knights will take on the #3 rated Prior Lake team Saturday Feb. 2, at STMA High School, in a dual meet. The junior varsity starts at 4 p.m. with varsity to follow.



106-Zach Nygaard (STMA) won by forfeit

113-double forfeit

120-Cruz Martinez (R) pinned Joel Zachman (STMA) 1:47

126-Tommy Thorn (STMA) pinned Brandon Magnuson (R) 0:28

132-Tanner Mills (STMA) dec. over Connor Larson (R) 8-4

138-Mark Voss (STMA) mahor dec. over Phil Anderson (R) 12-4

145-Lincoln Mallinger (STMA) major dec. over Kyler Swanson (R) 11-0

152-Thor Holstad (STMA) major dec. over Stefan Paige (R) 9-0

160-Ryan Rostamo (STMA) dec. cover Tyler Eicher (R) 7-2

170-Jordan Joseph (STMA) pinned Jordan Lemke (R) 4:49

182-Ricky Briggs (STMA) pinned Jake Owens (R) 0:36

195-Jake Briggs (STMA) pinned Ryan Lien (R) 3:16

220-Mitchell Eull (STMA) pinned Andrew Piehl (R) 1:27

285-Mikey Kessler (STMA) pinned Peter Oakland (R) 1:34




106-Mitchell McKee (STMA) pinned Carter Newman (B) 1:33

113-Aaron Dick (STMA) major dec. over Joe Carlson (B) 11-3

120-Malik Stewart (B) pinned Joel Zachman (STMA) 1:36

126-Tommy Thorn (STMA) pinned Jake Keller (B) 2:15

132-Donnie Leuer (STMA) pinned Josh Lattery (B) 3:52

138-Craig Boster (B) dec. over Austin Schei (STMA) 10-4

145-Cole Sladek (STMA) pinned James Allen (B) 2:19

152-Mitchel Herian (STMA) pinned Thomas Kittelson (B) 3:52

160-Ryan Rostamo (STMA) dec. over Jack Duffy (B) 5-3

170-Jordan Joseph (STMA) pinned Cody Babineau (B) 1:28

182-Jake Briggs (STMA) dec. over Glenn Meyers (B) 7-3

195-Jimmy Kittelson (B) pinned Randy Anderson (STMA) 0:20

220-Mitchell Eull (STMA) won by forfeit

285-Mikey Kessler (STMA) pinned Devon Krump (B) 5:14




106-Mitchell McKee (STMA) major dec. over Austin Anderly (LH) 14-3

113-Aaron Dick (STMA) pinned Keon Naranjo (LH) 1:52

120-Tommy Thorn (STMA) pinned Jordan Carlson (LH) :12

126-Tanner Mills (STMA) pinned Caleb Radloff (LH) 4:54

132-Mark Voss (STMA) pinned Trevor Block (LH) 1:07

138-Cole Sladek (STMA) major dec. over Quin Riffenburg (LH) 17-5

145-Talon Juusola (STMA) won by forfeit

152-Thor Holstad (STMA) won by forfeit

160-Chris Pfarr (LH) dec. over Ryan Rostamo (STMA) 2-1

170-Jordan Joseph (STMA) pinned Clayton Colling (LH) 3:38

182-Ricky Briggs (STMA) pinned Noah Marquette (LH) 0:46

195-Jake Briggs (STMA) pinned Connor Boettcher (LH) 1:02

220-Mitchell Eull (STMA) won by forfeit

285-double forfeit



Forest Lake-3

106-Mitchell Mckee (STMA) pinned Job Walmsley (FL) 1:39

113-Luke McCord (FL) dec. over Aaron Dick (STMA) 5-4

120-double forfeit

126-Tommy Thorn (STMA) dec. over James Pleski (FL) 8-3

132-Colton Schoen (STMA) won by forfeit

138-Cole Sladek (STMA) tech fall over Sam Finch (FL) 20-3

145-Lincoln Mallinger (STMA) pinned Cameron Niemczyk (FL) 1:54

152-Thor Holstad (STMA) major dec. over Thomas Lillequist (FL) 10-0

160-Ryan Rostamo (STMA) tech fall over Joe Rudel (FL) 16-0

170-double forfeit

182-Jordan Joseph (STMA) major dec. over Kyle Winberg (FL) 11-2

195-double forfeit

220-Mitchell Eull (STMA) pinned Aaron Calhoun (FL) 4:27

285-Mikey Kessler (STMA) pinned Beau Phinney (FL) 1:48




106-double forfeit

113-Aaron Dick (STMA) won by forfeit

120-Tommy Thorn (STMA) tech fall over Tyler Funk (F) 17-2

126-Tristan Manderfield (F) dec. over Tanner Mills (STMA) 4-3

132-Mark Voss (STMA) tech fall over Logan Lunde (F) 22-7

138-Cole Sladek (STMA) dec. over Carter Nielsen (F) 7-1

145-Lincoln Mallinger (STMA) pinned Brandon Jackson (F) 3:40

152-Brandon Halvorsen (F) dec. over Thor Holstad (STMA) 9-7

160-Ryan Rostamo (STMA) major dec. over Nathan Beehler (F) 8-0

170-Jordan Joseph (STMA) won by forfeit

182-Ricky Briggs (STMA) dec. over Tyler Midas (F) 6-5

195-Jake Briggs (STMA) dec. over Mitch Struffert (F) 7-3

220-Mitch Keeler (F) pinned Mitchell Eull (STMA) 1:39

285-Mikey Kessler (STMA) dec. over Cametron Svihla (F) 3-1