Wrestling: Goodhue knocked out of sections by Wabasha-KelloggThe sixth-seeded Goodhue wrestling team won its first match of the Section 1A tournament against Dover-Eyota Thursday but was eliminated by host Wabasha-Kellogg in the quarterfinals.
By: R-E Sports Staff, The Republican Eagle
The sixth-seeded Goodhue wrestling team won its first match of the Section 1A tournament against Dover-Eyota Thursday but was eliminated by host Wabasha-Kellogg in the quarterfinals.
The Wildcats (13-15) started out competition Thursday with a 40-37 victory over 11th-seeded Dover-Eyota, despite surrendering pins in the first three weight classes. Junior Kyle Drehmel gave Goodhue its first win at 126 pounds with a 13-1 major decision over Carson Corran. The Wildcats’ push came with four straight bonus point victories at 145, 152, 160 and 170 pounds. Junior Jacob Blattner pinned Tyler Ferson at 145, junior Mitchell Breuer won by pin at 152 over Jon Renken, sophomore Matthew Deneen received a forfeit at 160 and senior Justin Simmons secured a pin against Justin Hanenberger at 170 pounds.
Goodhue needed a pin by senior Weston Gadient at 220 pounds and a forfeit for junior Ryan Tipcke at 285 pounds to seal the victory.
In the quarterfinal match, the Wildcats were bested by third-seeded Wabasha-Kellogg 43-21. At 113 pounds, sophomore Matthew Lexvold pinned Brian Schmalreidt and Drehmel won by pin against Jacob Verdick at 126 pounds. Breuer notched a 5-0 decision at 152 pounds over Paul Novak and Simmons won a 10-3 decision at 160. Weston Gadient tallied Goodhue’s final points with a 1-0 decision at 220 pounds.
Drehmel, ranked seventh in Class A at 126 pounds, finished the season 33-3, including section competition.