The Becker Bulldog wrestling team didn’t fare too well in front of Olympian Jordan Burroughs, losing to Mora at home Thursday, 48-25.
The match started well for the home squad as Josh Lumley won a major decision over Mason Sanborn, 11-2. The Bulldogs bench was fired up and the wrestlers were looking to showcase their talent in front of Burroughs, who was in town as a result of wrestler Colten Demant winning an essay contest.
Mora dashed Becker’s hope following the Lumley match, winning the next five matches with major decisions and falls to take a huge lead heading into the heavier weight classes.
The rest of the way, the two teams traded wins with the final four matches being decided by pins.
“It was a tough loss for us last night,” said Head Coach Matt Aho. “However, we did have a great experience with Jordan Burroughs on our bench and part of our team. That experience is one that our wrestlers will never forget.”
Results: 106-lbs.: Josh Lumley (BB) major decision over Mason Sanborn (MM) 11-2; 113-lbs.: Ethan Prochar (MM) major decision over Kevin Andres (BB) 15-4; 120-lbs.: Thomas Hischer (MM) fall over Andrew Berglund. (BB) 2:53; 126-lbs.: Drew Van Vleet (MM) major decision over Colten Demant (BB) 15-4; 132-lbs.: Kevin Brockner (MM) fall over Andy Johnson (BB) 2:47; 138-lbs.: Blake Poole (MM) fall over Caleb Vekved (BB) 2:25.
145-lbs.: Cody Ferris (BB) decision over Nick Kastenbauer (MM) 4-2; 152-lbs.: Reid Gmahl (MM) fall over Jaylin Hildebrandt (BB) 1:07; 160-lbs.: Zack Zimmer (BB) win by forfeit; 170-lbs.: Tyler Tober (MM) major decision over Tyler France (BB) 14-4; 182-lbs.: Bobby Lee (BB) fall over Colton Smith (MM) 2:34; 195-lbs.: Jordan Tober (MM) fall over Chris Weberg (BB) 3:27; 220-lbs.: Mason Olson (BB) fall over Tyler Reinkie (MM) 0:46; 285-lbs.: Brady Beier (MM) fall over Casey Vesledahl (BB) 2:14.
Last Friday, Becker hosted a three team meet against Champlin Park and Fillmore Central and won both their meets to improve to 12-5 on the year.
Becker got wins from Lumley, Andres, Demant, Vekved, Ferris, Zimmer, Lee, France and Vesledahl in the 40-28 win over Fillmore Central, then got wins from Lumley, Andres, Demant, Johnson, Vekved, Ferris, Hildebrandt, Zimmer, France, Lee, Weberg, Olson and Vesledahl in the 61-6 win over Champlin Park.
“We where able to keep our win streak going getting two more wins on Friday,” said Aho. “I was happy to see that our wrestlers were able to keep their intensity up during both matches. We won several matches that where pretty close and our intensity helped come away with the wins.”
Becker 40, FC 28:
106-lbs.: Lumley (BB) win by forfeit; 113-lbs.: Andres (BB) win by forfeit; 120-lbs.: Demant (BB) decision over Brady Ristau (FC) 8-3; 126-lbs.: Korby Koch (FC) fall over Zack Fisher (BB) 3:14; 132-lbs.: Alex Fishbaugher (FC) tech fall over Johnson (BB) 16-0; 138-lbs.: Vekved (BB) major decision over Gabe Decker (FC) 9-0.
145-lbs.: Ferris (BB) decision over Any Love (FC) 4-2; 152-lbs.: Connor Hanson (FC) fall over Josiah Borst (BB) 1:11; 160-lbs.: Zimmer (BB) tech fall over Trevor Barnes (FC) 18-2; 170-lbs.: Lee (BB) decision over Tom Henry (FC) 4-0; 182-lbs.: France (BB) fall over Josh Jones (FC) 1:35; 195-lbs.: Niko Anderson (FC) tech fall over Trevor Goodrich (BB) 23-6; 220-lbs.: Monty Holm (FC) fall over Weberg (BB) 5:22; 285 -lbs.: Vesledahl (BB) major decision over Jacob Thomas (FC) 10-1.
Becker 61, CP 6
106-lbs.: Lumley (BB) decision over Dalton Droemuller (CP) 5-2; 113-lbs.: Andres (BB) win by forfeit; 120-lbs.: Demant (BB) decision over Malik Byrd (CP) 8-3; 126-lbs.: Giovanni Jessee (CP) fall over Zach Fisher (BB) 1:58; 132-lbs.: Johnson (BB) win by forfeit; 138-lbs.: Vekved (BB) decision over Paul Winkerman (CP) 1-0.
145-lbs.: Ferris (BB) fall over Andrew Ockuly (CP) 4:57; 152-lbs.: Hildebrandt (BB) major decision over Brandon Sukkinen (CP) 14-0; 160-lbs.: Zimmer (BB) fall over John Danner (CP) 1:52; 170-lbs.: France (BB) OT decision over Dalton Lesser (CP) 3-1; 182-lbs.: Lee (BB) fall over Abraham Ricks (CP) 0:53; 195-lbs.: Weberg (BB) decision over Roy Nyangaresi (CP) 6-1; 220-lbs.: Olson (BB) fall over Tim Warren (CP) 1:05; 285-lbs.: Casey Vesledahl (BB) win by forfeit.
Friday, the Bulldogs wrestled in a triangular at Sartell (full report on match in next week’s Citizen), then they host Princeton Thursday before ending the regular season at Albany Friday.