New Ulm advances 6 to semifinals in 3AA

Staff photo by Steve Muscatello New Ulm’s Cole Ranweiler wrestles Jackson Hughes of Marshall during the Section 3AA individual meet Friday at New Ulm High School.

By Travis Rosenau

Journal Sports Writer

NEW ULM — On Friday night at New Ulm High School, the New Ulm Area wrestling team had six wrestlers advance to the Section 3AA championship semifinals on Saturday.

Advancing to the semifinals were Carter Brandes (113), Jackson Bode (126), Sean Howk (145), Cole Ranweiler (152), Lane Miller (170) and Colby Wenninger (285).

Brandes advanced with a first-round bye and a 7-2 decision over Worthington’s Zaydan Abdulrahman, while Bode received a first-round bye and took a 6-0 decision over Sam Zindel of Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United. Howk, now 38-1 on the season, picked up a bye and a fall over DB’s Selvin Hernandez at 5:52.

Ranweiler picked up a bye and a win by a 7-3 decision over Marshall’s Jackson Hughes. With that win, Ranweiler will meet Redwood/River Valley’s Tate Harazin in the semifinals Saturday.

Ranweiler is familiar with Harazin, who is the No. 4-ranked Class AA wrestler at 152. The two last wrestled each other at NUHS on Feb. 8, with Harazin coming away with the win.

“I’ve just got to try to be more aggressive,” Ranweiler said of his Saturday match with Harazin. “Last time I wasn’t as aggressive against him. I’ve worked on my conditioning a lot — so attack him with my conditioning also.”

Miller received a bye and picked up a fall at :51 over DB’s Quintin Garcia, while Wenninger got to take it easy with a pair of byes.

Wenninger said that he was scheduled to wrestle someone Friday, but that wrestler dropped out of the tournament. Wenninger will also meet a familiar foe on Saturday as he takes on R/RV’s Chad Maddock in the semifinals.

Wenninger is 1-2 against Maddock this season.

“He pinned me the first time, then I pinned him, then he pinned me,” Wenninger said. “I’ve just to go leave everything out on the mat [Saturday], not hold back, give it my best and hope that’s enough.”

REDWOOD/RIVER VALLEY SENDS 9 to SEMIFINALS

The Redwood/River Valley wrestling team had a solid night on Friday, sending nine wrestlers to semifinals action on Saturday.

Leading the way for the Badgers is the No. 1-ranked wrestler at 220 pounds Kaleb Haase, who received a pair of byes.

Also for R/RV, Carter Brandt (113) got a bye and a fall over Luverne’s Noah Mehlhaff to make it to the semis, while Owen Bertram (113) received a bye and picked up a fall.

At 138, Omar Arredondo got a bye and a major decision over Morris Area’s Ben Travis, while Harazin got a bye and a fall over Gideon Joos at 152 pounds.

Andy Fischer received a bye and picked up a pin at 170, while James Ploeger took a bye and pinned NUA’s Jaden Drill. Mason Rummel (195) picked up a bye and an impressive 12-second pin over Fulda-Murray County Central’s Koyer Wendorff, while Maddock received two byes.

Doors open at 9 a.m. for spectators with a scheduled start time of 10 a.m. at NUHS.

NEW ULM AREA

106

Isaiah Rieser (8-18) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Dallas Walton (Mahaca) 4-6 won by decision over Isaiah Rieser (New Ulm Area) 8-18 (Dec 4-2)

Cons. Round 1 – Isaiah Rieser (New Ulm Area) 8-18 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 2 – Isaiah Rieser (New Ulm Area) 8-18 won by fall over Landen Like-Bonstetter (Fulda-Murray Cty Central) 3-22 (Fall 0:40)

113

Carter Brandes (28-9) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Brandes (New Ulm Area) 28-9 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Carter Brandes (New Ulm Area) 28-9 won by decision over Zaydan Abdulrahman (Worthington) 19-16 (Dec 7-2)

126

Jackson Bode (22-13) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jackson Bode (New Ulm Area) 22-13 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Jackson Bode (New Ulm Area) 22-13 won by decision over Sam Zindel (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United) 18-17 (Dec 6-0)

132

Jacob Bertrang (13-22) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jacob Bertrang (New Ulm Area) 13-22 won by decision over Braydon Ripka (Luverne) 15-20 (Dec 6-3)

Quarterfinal – Cale Steuber (Fairmont-Martin County West) 36-9 won by tech fall over Jacob Bertrang (New Ulm Area) 13-22 (TF-1.5 0:00 (16-0))

Cons. Round 2 – Jacob Bertrang (New Ulm Area) 13-22 received a bye () (Bye)

138

John Mehlhop (18-20) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – John Mehlhop (New Ulm Area) 18-20 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Blake Jagodzinske (Fairmont-Martin County West) 12-3 won by fall over John Mehlhop (New Ulm Area) 18-20 (Fall 4:31)

Cons. Round 2 – John Mehlhop (New Ulm Area) 18-20 received a bye () (Bye)

145

Sean Howk (38-1) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Sean Howk (New Ulm Area) 38-1 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Sean Howk (New Ulm Area) 38-1 won by fall over Selvin Hernandez (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United) 12-16 (Fall 5:52)

152

Cole Ranweiler (24-4) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Cole Ranweiler (New Ulm Area) 24-4 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Cole Ranweiler (New Ulm Area) 24-4 won by decision over Jackson Hughes (Marshall) 23-17 (Dec 7-3)

160

Avery Hermel (2-19) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Avery Hermel (New Ulm Area) 2-19 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Brady Cardwell (Mahaca) 19-11 won by fall over Avery Hermel (New Ulm Area) 2-19 (Fall 1:46)

Cons. Round 2 – Avery Hermel (New Ulm Area) 2-19 received a bye () (Bye)

170

Lane Miller (22-17) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Lane Miller (New Ulm Area) 22-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Lane Miller (New Ulm Area) 22-17 won by fall over Quintin Garcia (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United) 3-8 (Fall 0:51)

182

Jaden Drill (7-17) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jaden Drill (New Ulm Area) 7-17 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – James Ploeger (Redwood-River Valley) 25-6 won by fall over Jaden Drill (New Ulm Area) 7-17 (Fall 0:00)

Cons. Round 2 – Jaden Drill (New Ulm Area) 7-17 received a bye () (Bye)

195

Julian Hernandez (8-20) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Julian Hernandez (New Ulm Area) 8-20 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Jacob Neuberger (Worthington) 27-13 won by fall over Julian Hernandez (New Ulm Area) 8-20 (Fall 1:36)

Cons. Round 2 – Julian Hernandez (New Ulm Area) 8-20 received a bye () (Bye)

220

Ethan Dake (8-9) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Ethan Dake (New Ulm Area) 8-9 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Nick McKenzie (New London-Spicer) 29-10 won by fall over Ethan Dake (New Ulm Area) 8-9 (Fall 0:37)

Cons. Round 2 – Ethan Dake (New Ulm Area) 8-9 received a bye () (Bye)

285

Colby Wenninger (32-6) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Colby Wenninger (New Ulm Area) 32-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Colby Wenninger (New Ulm Area) 32-6 received a bye () (Bye)

REDWOOD/RIVER VALLEY

106

Carter Brandt (20-15) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Carter Brandt (Redwood-River Valley) 20-15 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Carter Brandt (Redwood-River Valley) 20-15 won by fall over Noah Mehlhaff (Luverne) 10-15 (Fall 0:50)

113

Owen Bertram (18-14) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Owen Bertram (Redwood-River Valley) 18-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Owen Bertram (Redwood-River Valley) 18-14 won by fall over Hsa Khee Lar (Marshall) 29-8 (Fall 3:56)

120

Damico Arredondo (11-21) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Damico Arredondo (Redwood-River Valley) 11-21 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Ethan Lebrija (Mahaca) 30-5 won by tech fall over Damico Arredondo (Redwood-River Valley) 11-21 (TF-1.5 0:00 (18-3))

Cons. Round 2 – Damico Arredondo (Redwood-River Valley) 11-21 received a bye () (Bye)

132

Jaxon Lang (8-14) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Jaxon Lang (Redwood-River Valley) 8-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Lay K Paw (Worthington) 27-13 won by fall over Jaxon Lang (Redwood-River Valley) 8-14 (Fall 1:45)

Cons. Round 2 – Jaxon Lang (Redwood-River Valley) 8-14 received a bye () (Bye)

138

Omar Arredondo (25-14) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Omar Arredondo (Redwood-River Valley) 25-14 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Omar Arredondo (Redwood-River Valley) 25-14 won by major decision over Ben Travis (Mahaca) 11-23 (MD 13-0)

145

Joseph Anderson (13-23) placed 8th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Joseph Anderson (Redwood-River Valley) 13-23 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Jaden Hennings (Worthington) 25-16 won by decision over Joseph Anderson (Redwood-River Valley) 13-23 (Dec 11-9)

Cons. Round 2 – Joseph Anderson (Redwood-River Valley) 13-23 received a bye () (Bye)

152

Tayte Harazin (34-2) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Tayte Harazin (Redwood-River Valley) 34-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Tayte Harazin (Redwood-River Valley) 34-2 won by fall over Gideon Joos (Mahaca) 19-18 (Fall 5:06)

160

Brayden Reynolds (11-9) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Brayden Reynolds (Redwood-River Valley) 11-9 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Layton Wittnebel (Dawson-Boyd-Lac Qui Parle-Montevideo United) 6-6 won by fall over Brayden Reynolds (Redwood-River Valley) 11-9 (Fall 3:45)

Cons. Round 2 – Brayden Reynolds (Redwood-River Valley) 11-9 received a bye () (Bye)

Cons. Round 3 – Brayden Reynolds (Redwood-River Valley) 11-9 received a bye () (Bye)

170

Andy Fischer (15-19) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Andy Fischer (Redwood-River Valley) 15-19 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Andy Fischer (Redwood-River Valley) 15-19 won by fall over Jed Dooyema (Luverne) 11-14 (Fall 3:32)

182

James Ploeger (25-6) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – James Ploeger (Redwood-River Valley) 25-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – James Ploeger (Redwood-River Valley) 25-6 won by fall over Jaden Drill (New Ulm Area) 7-17 (Fall 0:00)

195

Mason Rummel (21-9) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Mason Rummel (Redwood-River Valley) 21-9 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Mason Rummel (Redwood-River Valley) 21-9 won by fall over Koyer Wendorff (Fulda-Murray Cty Central) 2-21 (Fall 0:12)

220

Kaleb Haase (31-2) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Kaleb Haase (Redwood-River Valley) 31-2 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Kaleb Haase (Redwood-River Valley) 31-2 received a bye () (Bye)

285

Chad Maddock (26-6) placed 6th and scored 0.0 team points.

Champ. Round 1 – Chad Maddock (Redwood-River Valley) 26-6 received a bye () (Bye)

Quarterfinal – Chad Maddock (Redwood-River Valley) 26-6 received a bye (Bye)

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