Place 7th at Elk River Tournament
The Osseo matmen won two of three dual meets Jan. 16 at the Totino-Grace Quad, defeating Cretin Derham Hall 49-24 and Benilde-St. Margaret’s 35-31, before falling 61-4 to second-rated (2-A) Totino-Grace.
A shorthanded Oriole varsity finished seventh of 10 teams, with 88.5 points at the Elk River Tournament Jan. 18. A combination of injuries and match count limits kept the Orioles from entering varsity wrestlers at six weight classes, including the first four divisions.
Elk River Tournament
Six Orioles placed in the top five, with two advancing to the championship round and coming away with individual titles. Junior Carson Brolsma extended his season record to 32-1 in winning the 145 pound class and sophomore Julio Cebellos laid claim to top honors at 195.
Brolsma pinned his first round opponent from Chanhassen at 1:22, followed by a (15-0) technical fall over Elk River and later scored a 7-1 decision over previously unbeaten Carson Canedy of Northfield. Canedy was 26-0 entering the match and rated #3 in the state just behind Brolsma who is currently #2 at 145.
Cebellos pinned his opening opponent from Northfield at 1:26, then recorded a 14-7 decision over Elk River before earning a fall over finals opponent Aaron Rotgers of Chanhassen at 4:16 to improve his season record to 13-8.
Also placing for the Orioles: senior tri-captain Ryan Swenson (fourth at 132) with one fall, senior Isahak Osman (third at 138), sophomore Tony Aitkin (fifth at 152) and junior Hamzeh Salti (fifth at 220) with one fall.
Oriole mat notes: Brolsma defeated three state rated opponents last week, including #2 rated Logan Kass (2A-138) of Benilde-St. Margaret’s and Totino’s Walker Thiele, second rated (2A-152) on Thursday, along with his finals win on Saturday. He has now defeated 13 state ranked wrestlers this season, with his only loss a three-point decision to top rated (2A) Zack Siegle of Scott West.
Freshman Nicholas Carline (18-7) won two of three matches at 113 on Thursday with his only loss coming in an 8-6 cliffhanger to Totino’s 7th rated junior, Jaxon Sommers. Another freshman having an outstanding season is Mitchell Lewison, winning his 20th and 21st matches of the season on Thursday to stand at 21-7.
Osseo 49 Cretin-Derham Hall 24
Osseo varsity match winners:
106: Lewison by fall, 0:56. 113: Carline by decision 11-5. 120 Adam Lanners by major decision, 15-1. 138 Osman by forfeit. 145 Brolsma by fall, 1:59. 152: Wako by fall, 1:59. 160: Aitkin by fall, 4:42. 220: Salti by fall, 1:26. Hwt: Travis Mollen by fall,0:21.
Osseo 35 Benilde-St. Margaret’s 31
Osseo varsity match winners:
106: Lewison by fall, 0:21. 113: Carline by technical fall, 4:00 (20-4). 126: Christian Smith by decision, 5-3. 138: Osman by fall, 1:35. 145: Brolsma by decision, 4-2 overtime. 160: Aitkin by forfeit, 1:05. 195: Cebellos by fall, 4:58.
Totino-Grace 61 Osseo 4
152 Brolsma by major decision, 14-0.
Next: Osseo travels to Blaine Thursday, Jan. 23 for a triangular with Centennial and Blaine, starting at5 p.m.