Tuesday, February 7th, 2023 Church Directory

Bulldog wrestlers rack up wins with busy schedule

Forgive the Becker Bulldog wrestlers if they need a bit of a break after having a very busy three day stretch last week that included a 5-1 record in six matches. In posting the five wins, Becker showed some incredible team depth as a total of 19 wrestlers posted wins for the team during the six events.

Wildcats

The action started Thursday night with a dominant win over Chisago Lakes, 71-6.  Becker won the first 13 matches and scored four falls during the Mississippi 8 Conference matchup.

Forfeit winners: Bennett Kujawa (106), Jackson Fischer (120), Drew May (145), Aiden Golley (182), Tyson Ricker (220). 

Fall winners: Kaden Nicolas (132 - 2:13), L. Kujawa (138 - 1:11), Ethan Duncombe (152 - 5:31), Owen Angell (170 - :41).

Other winners: 113 Andrew Fischer 15-4 Maj Dec., 126 Nolan Jurek Tech Fall 17-0, 160 Adam Jurek Tech Fall 24-9, 195 Dylan Weber Dec. 6-0.

Vikings, Magic

Friday night, Becker traveled to Monticello for a pair of M8 matches and came away with dominating wins over both North Branch (83 to 0) and Monticello (66 to 12).

In the first tilt of the night, Becker was aided by eight Viking forfeits in the shutout win.

Scoring forfeit wins were Blayne Kuschel, N. Jurek, L. Kujawa, May, A. Jurek, Angell, Weber and Ricker.

B. Kujawą won by second period fall at 106, while Tyler Hall pinned his man in 41 seconds at 120 pounds.

Nicolas recorded a 17-1 tech fall at 132, while Duncombe pinned his man in the first period at 152 for the Bulldogs.  Golley picked up a second period pin at 182, while Lance Lysdal was a first period victor by pinning his man at 1:15.

In the win over Monticello, Bennett Kujawa started off the match with a major decision 15-4 win at 106 before the Bulldogs reeled off nine straight falls en route to the rout.

Picking up pins for Becker were Kuschel (113 - :58), Tyler Hall (120 - 1:18), Nolan Jurek (126 - 1:27), Nicolas (132 - 3:34) Landen Kujawa (138 tech fall 16-0), May (145 - :51), Duncombe (152 - 2:45), Jurek (160 - 4:40), and Angell (170 - :30).

Dylan Weber (7-2 decision at 182) and Ricker (fall 4:19 at 195) finished off the Becker scoring, as the Bulldogs led 66-0 entering the final two matches.

Kiffmeyer Duals

Last Saturday, Becker traveled to Tech High School to participate in the Kiffmeyer Duals. The opening match was another shutout for the Bulldogs, as they calmed the Sauk Rapids Storm, 81-0. It was the match of forfeits and falls for the Bulldogs, as they won 13 of the matches by one of those two results.

Forfeit winners: B. Kujawa, Nicolas, L. Kujawa, A. Jurek, Angell, Weber, Golley and Landon McChesney.

Winners by fall: Kuschel (2:32), J. Fischer (2:40), May (:56), Jake Rosenow (:41), and RIcker (5:05).

Ethan Duncombe picked up the other win with a 7-1 decision at 152 pounds.

In the second match of the day, the Bulldogs were 57-14 winners over Cambridge-Isanti.

Boston Kuschel started things off with a second period fall at 106, followed by a Hall pin at 113.  From there, Becker added four straight first period falls with Nicolas, Ryan Boecker, L. Kujawa and May all sticking their opponents within the first two minutes of their matches.

Duncombe then scored a major decision at 152, while Jurek tech falled his opponent at 160 for a Becker 45-4 lead.

Final winners for Becker included Weber’s 7-0 decision, Golley’s 7-2 decision and Ricker’s fall at 4:32.

In the final match of the day, Becker suffered a 21-42 defeat to New Prague.

The Trojans raced to a 10-0 lead after the first three matches before Nicolas scored five team points via a 16-1 tech fall and L. Kujawa scored a major decision 17-4 to pull Becker to within 9-10. However, the Trojans reeled off five straight wins to put the match out of reach.

Angell then wrestled up a spot to score a fall at 1:11 of the 182 pound match for the Bulldogs, before Ricker scored the final team points with a third period pin at 220.