Friday, February 23rd, 2024 Church Directory
YOUTH WRESTLERS. From left to right: Andy Fischer, Jacob Williams, and Odin Duncombe at the Minnesota Ninth Grade and under Wrestling League State Championships in Champlin Park. (Submitted Photo).

Becker wrestlers are conference champs for the 4th consecutive year

At Big Lake on Friday night, Becker wrestlers competed against Zimmerman and Big Lake hoping to bring home the victory. 

The competition was fierce, but Becker did not back down as they were able to take conference champs for the fourth year in a row. 

Becker’s first matches were against competitors from Zimmerman. Becker wrestler Boston Kuschel started the night off by defeating Gabe Swenson in a second round fall. Six team points were added to Becker’s score after this win. 

Bennett Kujawa from Becker took out his Zimmerman opponent in a first round fall and gave his team a total of six points. 

Becker wrestlers were on a roll with no signs of stopping. Blayne Kuschel and Tyler Hall kept the winning streak going as they both pinned their Zimmerman opponents and earned Becker a total of 12 team points. 

Zimmerman’s middle weight classes all forfeited their matches which meant that Nolan Jurek, Aiden Trenz, Landen Kujawa, Drew May, and Jake Rosenow all won their matches. After all the forfeits, Logan Jarvis managed a first round fall against his Zimmerman opponent Dalton Bryner. Another pin came from Becker wrestler Gus Baldry when he conquered Zimmerman wrestler Arik Killinger. 

To finish the round off, Aiden Golley and Lance Lysdal pinned their opponents in second round falls which gave Becker another 12 points. Becker beat Zimmerman 78-0, a perfect score.

Becker vs. Big Lake 

Boston Kuschel and Bennett Kujawa started off the Becker matches each with a first round fall against their Big Lake opponents. They contributed a total of 12 points to the team’s score. 

Becker wrestler Blayne Kuschel then proceeded to beat his opponent in a third round fall which increased the teams score by six points. Tyler Hall and Logan Jarvis from Becker also managed third round falls against their competitors. 

Aiden Trenz received six team points in his match when his Big Lake opponent forfeited. Soon after the forfeit, Kaden Nicolas came out victorious when, in his match, he received a first round fall against Big Lake. Becker wins did not stop there as Landen Kujawa managed to beat his opponent in a 10-5 decision which gave Becker three team points. 

Lance Lysdal earned Becker’s last three team points when his match ended in a 7-0 decision over Big Lake opponent Mason Krebs. The final score ended at 48-22 with Becker as the victor. 

Becker wrestlers ended the season with a 8-0 record in the Mississippi 8 Conference duals and will be now moving on to compete at sections.

Congratulations also goes out to the three Becker Wrestlers, Odin Duncombe, Jacob Williams, and Andy Fischer, who competed in the Minnesota Ninth Grade and under Wrestling League State Championships in Champlin Park.