Huskies Whip Albert Lea, Advance to Civic Center
It's on to the Mayo Civic Center in Rochester for the Section 1AAA semifinals for the Owatonna Huskies after making quick work of rival Albert Lea 60-9 Thursday in their final match of the season at the OHS gym. Owatonna jumped out to a 17-0 lead, only lost two matches, and had numerous first-period pins. The third-seeded Huskies will face the No. 2 Farmington Tigers at 1 pm Saturday, February 15 with coverage on AM 1390 KRFO and the KRFO app.
Cael Robb and Owen Thorn opened with major decisions according to the score sheet from The Guillotine wrestling website for an 8-0 lead. YJ Evillard pinned his opponent in eight seconds. Kanin Hable earned a 3-2 win for the 17-0 lead. After a Tigers decision, Jacob Reinardy got a pin to build the lead to 23-3.
Jerez Autridge won in overtime, beating state place winner from last year Cole Glazier 3-1. Landon Johnson won by fall for a 32-3 lead. The Tigers got their second and final win at 160 pounds. Kaden Nelson got a fall. Matt Seykora won by major decision. Ethan Stockwell picked up a quick pin in 22 seconds. Luke Effertz won by pin. Isaiah Noeldner won by forfeit.
No. 6 ranked Owatonna has the followed as ranked wrestlers in The Guillotine poll.
- Cael Robb, 9th at 106 pounds
- YJ Evillard, 8th at 120
- Kanin Hable, 9th at 126
- Jacob Reinardy, 8th at 138
- Landen Johnson, 1st at 152
- Kaden Nelson, 9th at 160
- Isaiah Noeldnder, 4th at 285
No. 9 rated Farmington has these ranked wrestlers.
- Hunter Frost, 7th at 113 pounds
- Luke Peterson, 2nd at 145
- Cole Han-Lindemeyer, 10th at 152
- Austin Hamel, 5th at 160
- Chase Vought, 8th at 170
- Parker Venz, 6th at 182
The winner of Owatonna-Farmington will advance to the section finals at 3 pm against the winner of top-seed Northfield-fifth-seed Rochester Mayo. Northfield has the following ranked wrestlers.
- Chase Murphy, 3rd at 120 pounds
- Jake Messner, 7th at 126
- Sam Holman, 10th at 132
- Drew Woodley, 3rd at 138
- David Tonjum, 7th at 220
Rochester Mayo has just two ranked competitors.
- Marshall Peters, 6th at 132 pounds
- Cade Sheehan, 5th at 145