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TYLER FRANCE was one of seven seniors honored Thursday night at Becker’s final regular season home wrestling dual of the year. The Bulldogs won the match over Princeton, 38-22.

Wrestlers Look Polished As They Pick Up Three More Wins

In Becker’s final regular season home meet Thursday, the Bulldogs beat Princeton, 38-22 on senior night.

Seniors Tyler France, Bobby Lee, Tyler Madsen, Zack Zimmer, Mason Olson, Cody Stangler, and Jordyn Edling were saluted before the match.
“It was good to get the win tonight,” said Head Coach Matt Aho. “It was our last regular season dual and it being at home and it being senior night made it that more special. I am proud of how our wrestlers ended the regular dual season.”
The win put Becker’s season record at 15-6.
106-lbs.: Brenton Arbuckle (BB) win by forfeit; 113-lbs.: Josh Lumley (BB) decision over Jesse McClay (PT) 2-0; 120-lbs.: Colten Demant (BB) major decision over Elliot Arens (PT) 12-4; 126-lbs.: Blake Paulson (BB) fall over Sam Barthel (PT) 3:42; 132-lbs.: Luke Rogers (PT) decision over Noah Arrigoni (BB) 4-1; 138-lbs.: Caleb Vekved (BB) decision over Justin Robilard (PT) 7-2.
145-lbs.: Cody Ferris (BB) major decision over Gabe Kolhoff (PT) 10-2; 152-lbs.: Zach Kitzman (PT) major decision over Jaylin Hildebrandt (BB) 13-2; 160-lbs.: Jake Pramann (PT) decision over Zack Zimmer (BB) 4-2; 170-lbs.: Billy McClay (PT) fall over Bobby Lee (BB) 2:56; 182-lbs.: Wyatt Ross (PT) decision over Tyler Madsen (BB) 2-1; 195-lbs.: Brent Chambers (PT) decision over Chris Weberg (BB) 3-1; 220-lbs.: Mason Olson (BB) win by forfeit; 285-lbs.: Casey Vesledahl (BB) fall over Eric Elsner (PT) 4:08.
Sartell Triangular
The Becker wrestling team faced off against two worthy foes last Friday and came away with two big wins in a triangular at Sartell High School.
In the first meet, Becker took on conference foe Albany and triumphed big with a 46-20 win. The Bulldogs won half of the first 10 matches, then walked away with the easy win over the Huskies when the final four Bulldog wrestlers won their matches by forfeit.
106-lbs.: Lucas Wolmack (AH) decision over Mikey James (BB) 9-2; 113-lbs.: Marcus Mergen (AH) fall over Kevin Andres (BB) 1:14; 120-lbs.: Colten Demant (BB) decision over Jacob Huddock (AH) 13-6; 126-lbs.: Zack Fisher (BB) win by forfeit; 132-lbs.: Hunter Mergen (AH) technical fall over Andy Johnson (BB) 22-7; 138-lbs.: Nick Mergen (AH) decision over Caleb Vekved (BB) 8-3.
145-lbs.: Cody Ferris (BB) major decision over Mitchell Kotschavar (AH) 10-2; 152-lbs.: Josiah Borst (BB) decision over Kale Gerads (AH) 11-5; 160-lbs.: Carter Holthaus (AH) decision over Tyler Madsen (BB) 6-0; 170-lbs.: Zack Zimmer (BB) fall over Jordan Kittelson (AH) 2:54; 182-lbs.: Bobby Lee (BB) win by forfeit; 195-lbs.: Chris Weberg (BB) win by forfeit; 220-lbs.: Mason Olson (BB) win by forfeit; 285-lbs.: Casey Vesledahl (BB) win by forfeit.
In the second match of the day, Becker just eked out a close, 34-33 win over Sartell-St. Stephens when heavyweight Casey Vesledahl won the final match with an injury default over his opponent.
Sartell began the match winning six of the first nine matches, but when they reached the bigger Bulldog boys, they failed to pick up a win in the final five contests.
106-lbs.: Rylee Molitor (SS) fall over Josh Lumley (BB) 2:40; 113-lbs.: Kevin Andres (BB) win by forfeit; 120-lbs.: Jake Fernholz (SS) fall over Andrew Berglund (BB) 1:03; 126-lbs.: Sam Krauel (SS) decision over Colten Demant (BB) 5-3; 132-lbs.: Noah Peichel (SS) fall over Zack Fisher (BB) 1:28; 138-lbs.: Caleb Vekved (BB) decision over Jon Pelach (SS) 5-4.
145-lbs.: Cody Ferris (BB) decision over Zach Motschke (SS) 3-0; 152-lbs.: Tyler Hubbert (SS) fall over Jaylin Hildebrandt (BB) 3:57;
160-lbs.: Daniel Vitale (SS) fall over Tyler Madsen (BB) 4:08; 170-lbs.: Zack Zimmer (BB) technical fall over Caleb O’Brien (SS) 15-0; 182-lbs.: Tyler France (BB) decision over Jordan Haukos (SS) 9-5; 195-lbs.: Bobby Lee (BB) major decision over Danny Nguyen (SS) 14-4; 220-lbs.: Mason Olson (BB) decision over Nick Jensen (SS) 4-1; 285-lbs.: Casey Vesledahl (BB) injury default over Ryan Zayas (SS).
The Bulldogs competed in their final regular season meet Friday at Albany and a full report on the matches can be found in next week’s Citizen.
The Section 6AA playoffs for team competition  commences Feb. 15 at Monticello High School followed by individual competition Feb. 21-22 at Becker High School.