Saturday, April 1st, 2023 Church Directory

Bulldog wrestlers compete well at The Clash

The Becker Bulldog wrestling team traveled to Wisconsin last weekend to participate in The Clash, a national high school wrestling duals tournament with teams from across the country.  Becker wrestled in the Division 5 bracket and came away in second place, as Dover-Eyota finished first, followed by third place Staley, Missouri and fourth place Apple Valley.

In the opening round, Becker picked up a 42-30 win over Apple Valley, one of the most storied programs in Minnesota.

Match winners for Becker: 106 Bennett Kujawa, maj. dec. 14-1, 126 Kaden Nicolas tech fall 15-0, 132 Landen Kujawa fall 2:56, 138 Drew May dec. 9-2, 152 Ethan Duncombe dec. 5-3, 160 Adam Jurek fall 1:53, 170 Owen Angell fall 3:12, 195 Dylan Weber dec. 8-5, 220 Tyson Ricker fall 3:13.

In round two, Becker was edged by Dover Eyota, the #2 ranked team in Minnesota in Class A, 38-30.

Becker started hot with Boston Kuschel winning a fall at 3:13 in the 106 pound match, followed by a Bennett Kujawa fall at 113 pounds in the third period.  Nicolas again dominated his opponent at 126 with a fall at 1:26, followed by a May 6-2 dec. win at 138.  Becker wouldn’t win again, however, until 170 pounds when Jurek wrestled up a class and scored a close, 3-2 dec.

Angell picked up the other Becker victory at 182 pounds with a nifty pinball at 3:02.

In the last round, Becker beat the Falcons from Staley, Missouri 45-32.

In this one, Becker had to count on the upper weights, as the Bulldogs secured their first match win at 126 as Nicolas won his third match at the Clash with another fall, this one at 1:16 of the first period.

Landen Kujawa followed that up with a fall at 2:48 in the 132 match, while May made quick work of his opponent at :50 of the first period to secure his third win of the tournament.

Duncombe then won again at 152 via fall (1:42), followed by another strong performance from Jurek at 160, as the Senior picked up another fall (3:45).

Angell scored a fall then for Becker at 170 (1:26), followed by Dylan Weber’s great match at 182 for a 6-4 decision win.  Ricker rounded out Becker’s win with a second period fall at 195 pounds.