The Bulldogs beat two Class AAA schools and Dassel-Cokato - ranked fourth in Class AA - to win the Eastview Tournament in Apple Valley on Saturday. They opened with a 48-18 victory over Eden Prairie, handled Eastview in the semifinals 47-19, and edged D-C in the finals 33-29.
The Glenz brothers - Sean, a seventh grader, and Ryan, a sophomore - provided key pins for the Bulldogs in their victory of D-C. Sean, at 103, started an opening run for the Bulldogs with a second period pin at 103. The Dogs won the first three matches and four of the first five to take a 21-4 lead.
In addition to Sean's pin, Adam Christian (112), Nathan Glenz (119), and David Kerzman (130) all used multiple near falls to win by technical fall.
D-C closed within 21-14 with wins by Jordan Isakson, T. J. Anderson, and Steve Bratlund. Isakson and Anderson are rated in state, and Isakson and Bratlund are past state placewinners.
Paynesville won the next three matches to clinch the match. Josh Schreifels used three reversals to rally and tie his match at 145, then won in overtime 9-7 with his first takedown of the match.
Ryan Glenz, at 152, held a 6-5 lead in the third period when he pinned his opponent to give Paynesville a 30-14 lead. Max Meagher followed with a decision at 160 to clinch the match for Paynesville.
D-C won the last three matches, but the Dogs prevailed 33-29.
Earlier the Bulldogs had six pins to beat Eden Prairie. Nathan Glenz, Jeremy Sogge, Kerzman, and Jeremy Fuchs had consecutive pins from 119-135 to give Paynesville an early lead. Meagher, at 171, and Chris Rohe, at 189, ended Paynesville's scoring with pins.
In between, Hiltner won a decision at 140, Schreifels won by technical fall at 145, and Ryan Glenz won a major decision at 152.
The Bulldogs also won nine matches against Eastview, with pins from Sean Glenz, Kerzman, Fuchs, Hiltner, Ryan Glenz, and Rohe. Hiltner pinned a state-rated wrestler from Eastview. Christian provided a technical fall, and Sogge and Schreifels won decisions.
Undefeated wrestlers for Paynesville were Kerzman, Schreifels, and Ryan Glenz.
The three wins in the tournament improved Paynesville's record to 15-3 for the season.
The Bulldogs continue their busy ways this week. They wrestled at the Pierz Quadrangular last night. They will wrestle in the WCC Tourney on Friday at Long Prairie. The approximate schedule has action starting at 4 p.m., with the semifinals at 5:15, consolation round at 6:30, and finals at 7:30.
Should the Bulldogs finish in the top three, they will win the overall conference title (determined by dual match record and tourney finish). If the Bulldogs do that, they will host the WCC playoff against the WCC South winner - most likely Minnewaska - on Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Paynesville.
Paynesville 48, Eden Prairie 18 103-Andy Scherer (EP) pinned Sean Glenz, 0:56; 112-Dan Workman (EP) dec. Adam Christian, 13-11; 119-Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Will Richard, 1:49; 125-Jeremy Sogge (P) pinned Ben Grinberg, 1:05; 130-David Kerzman (P) pinned Carlos Morah, 3:14; 135-Jeremy Fuchs (P) pinned Andrew Harer, 3:32; 140-Joe Hiltner (P) dec. Colin Harer, 10-6; 145-Josh Schreifels (P) tech. falled Ryan Hannish, 15-0; 152-Ryan Glenz (P) maj. dec. Pat Corveille, 13-1; 160-Drew Peterson (EP) dec. Josh Kerzman, 11-9 OT; 171-Max Meagher (P) pinned Jeff Corrain, 4:35; 189-Chris Rohe (P) pinned Mike Vilek, 1:57; HWT-Pat Maloney (EP) pinned Brad Person, 1:42.
Paynesville 47, Eastview 19 103-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Kevin Eirhl, 1:00; 112-Adam Christian (P) tech. falled Pat Dea, 17-2; 119-Mikey Fornicoia (E) maj. dec. Nathan Glenz, 12-4; 125- Jeremy Sogge (P) dec. Steve Davis, 14-8; 130-David Kerzman (P) pinned Jud Turk, 3:38; 135-Jeremy Fuchs (P) pinned Sean Dwyer, 3:32; 140-Joe Hiltner (P) pinned Ryan Langlais, 5:15; 145-Josh Schreifels (P) dec. John Getzke, 11-7; 152-Ryan Glenz (P) pinned Mick Hole, 1:59; 160-David Rasmussen (E) dec. Max Meagher, 13-7; 171-Chris Rohe (P) pinned Eric Lemm, 1:02; 189-Adam Fokken (E) pinned Aaron Flint, 1:04; HWT-Brian Putnam (E) pinned Jason Leyendecker, 1:43.
Paynesville 33, D-C 29 103-Sean Glenz (P) pinned Matt Hehenstein, 3:25; 112-Adam Christian (P) tech. falled Marshall Sager, 22-5; 119-Nathan Glenz (P) tech. falled Lars Anderson, 15-0; 125-Jordan Isakson (D-C) maj. dec. Jeremy Sogge, 13-2; 130-David Kerzman (P) tech. falled Noel Kutz, 16-1; 135-T.J. Anderson (D-C) maj. dec. Jeremy Fuchs, 9-1; 140-Steve Bratlund (D-C) pinned Joe Hiltner, 4:55; 145-Josh Schreifels (P) dec. Clint Scherping, 9-7 OT; 152-Ryan Glenz (P) pinned Joel Aho, 5:03; 160-Max Meagher (P) dec. Peter Pierre Louis, 8-5; 171-David Halonen (D-C) dec. Chris Rohe, 5-2; 189-Luke Philippi (D-C) pinned Jason Leyendecker, 0:41; HWT-Brad Polzin (D-C) pinned Brad Person, 0:57.
Paynesville 34, Rocori 28
The Bulldogs opened a 31-9 lead against Rocori Thursday and defeated their traditional nonconference rival 34-28. Rocori is rated 11th in Class AA.
The Bulldogs jumped ahead by winning the first three matches to take a 15-0 lead and by winning six of the first eight weights to build a 31-9 advantage.
Adam Christian (112), David Kerzman (135), and Joe Hiltner (145) recorded pins for Paynesville during that stretch. Sean Glenz won a decision at 103, and Jeremy Sogge won a major at 130. Rocori also forfeited at 119.
One of Rocori's two wins in the lower weights came from Eric Satterstrom at 125. Satterstrom was a state runner-up a year ago as a junior.
Rocori also won four of the last five matches, including a pin by top-rated Tim Kraemer at 189. But Max Meagher's 10-5 decision at 171 was enough to seal the victory for Paynesville.
Paynesville 34, Rocori 28 103-Sean Glenz (P) dec. Grant Johnson, 7-2; 112-Adam Christian (P) pinned Sam Howe, 5:09; 119-Nathan Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 125-Eric Satterstrom (R) pinned Pat Noonan, 1:46; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) maj. dec. Ben Johnson, 15-4; 135-David Kerzman (P) pinned Ross Malikowski, 5:32; 140-Dean Lieser (R) dec. Jeremy Fuchs, 7-1; 145-Joe Hiltner (P) pinned Matt Miller, 1:53; 152-Randy Lieser (R) maj. dec. Josh Schreifels, 11-0; 160-Randy Steil (R) maj. dec. Ryan Glenz, 12-4; 171-Max Meagher (P) dec. Jason Hemmesch, 10-5; 189-Tim Kraemer (R) pinned Josh Kerzman, 4:23; HWT-Brett Ward (R) pinned Brad Person, 1:56.
The Bulldog wrestling team completed an undefeated season in the West Central Conference North with a sweep of three matches at the Melrose Quadrangular on Tuesday, Jan. 16.
Paynesville was hardly challenged in beating Melrose 64-9, Sauk Centre 48-16, and Royalton 56-12. The Bulldogs won 30 individual matches and lost only nine in the three matches.
The matches against Melrose and Sauk Centre were conference contests. With victories, the Bulldogs finished 5-0 in WCC North dual meets. The Bulldogs had previously beaten Litchfield, Albany, and LPGE.
The closest match was a 32-point rout of Sauk Centre. The Mainstreeters took a 9-6 lead, but Paynesville took control with 30 points in the next five weights. Nathan Glenz, Jeremy Sogge, David Kerzman, and Joe Hiltner recorded pins in that stretch. Ryan Glenz and Brad Person won close decisions in the match, and the Mainstreeters forfeited at three weights.
Against Royalton - which is not in the WCC North but is in Paynesville's section - the Bulldogs had four pins, including three in the last five matches, and two technical falls. Pat Noonan got an early pin at 119, and then, with Paynesville leading 31-6 after 145-lb. match, Hiltner, Ryan Glenz, and Jason Leyendecker added pins. Adam Christian and Kerzman won by technical fall, and Jeremy Fuchs and Max Meagher added decisions.
The Bulldogs jumped to a 58-0 lead against Melrose, which won two of the final three matches to avoid a shutout. Paynesville had one major decision, won three weights by forfeit, and recorded seven pins. Christian, Nathan Glenz, Kerzman, Fuchs, Josh Schreifels, Ryan Glenz, and Leyendecker won by pin for Paynesville.
Paynesville 64, Melrose 9 103-Sean Glenz (P) maj. dec. Eric Schoenberg, 15-3; 112-Adam Christian (P) pinned Mike Eveslage, 1:27; 119-Pat Noonan (P) won by forfeit; 125-Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Adam Hoppe, 3:21; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) won by forfeit; 135-David Kerzman (P) pinned Justin Meyer, 4:25; 140-Jeremy Fuchs (P) pinned Ryan Morris, 2:40; 145-Joe Hiltner (P) won by forfeit; 152-Josh Schreifels (P) pinned Ryan Welle, 0:45; 160-Ryan Glenz (P) pinned Paul Rieland, 3:02; 171-Matt Imdieke (M) tech. falled Max Meagher, 19-4; 189-Jason Leyendecker (P) pinned Andy Kleinfehr, 1:24; HWT-Josh Walzing (M) maj. dec. Brad Person, 13-0.
Paynesville 48, Sauk Centre 16 103-Sean Glenz (P) won by forfeit; 112-Zach Winter (SC) dec. Adam Christian, 6-3; 119-Kurt Haskinson (SC) pinned Pat Noonan, 1:06; 125-Nathan Glenz (P) pinned Cody Olson, 0:57; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) pinned Jake Uphus, 1:15; 135-David Kerzman (P) pinned Steve Hollenkamp, 2:39; 140- Jeremy Fuchs (P) won by forfeit; 145- Joe Hiltner (P) pinned Joe Ahrens, 2:44; 152-Chad Minette (SC) maj. dec. Josh Schreifels, 10-0; 160-Ryan Glenz (P) dec. Ethan Vogt, 4-3; 171-Max Meagher (P) won by forfeit; 189-Jon Withers (SC) dec. Jason Leyendecker, 7-2; HWT- Brad Person (P) dec. Matt Mrmak, 6-5.
Paynesville 56, Royalton 12 103-Josh Brady (R) dec. Sean Glenz, 9-5; 112-Adam Christian (P) tech. falled Adam Schlichting, 18-3; 119-Pat Noonan (P) pinned Gabe Nelson, 0:17; 125-Randy Boresh (R) dec. Nathan Glenz, 5-3; 130-Jeremy Sogge (P) won by forfeit; 135-Justin Reeck won by forfeit; 140-David Kerzman (P) tech. falled Rich Sobriech, 28-13; 145-Jeremy Fuchs (P) dec. Jarrod Foss, 9-5; 152-Joe Hiltner (P) pinned Eddie Popp, 3:24; 160-Ryan Glenz (P) pinned Jamie Plumski, 1:25; 171-Max Meagher (P) dec. Kevin Zimmerman, 9-4; 189-Jason Leyendecker (P) pinned Ashley Schraut, 0:54; HWT-Joe Langer (R) pinned Brad Person, 3:01.
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