Wrestlers take down Sauk Centre

This article submitted by Jesse Spates on 12/17/96.

The Bulldogs wrestling team hosted their first West Central Conference dual meet match on Friday, Dec. 13.

This match was very important because Sauk Centre has always been a conference rival. The Bulldogs switched their lineup a bit for this match, but it did not prevent them from wrestling great again. So far this year the lighter weights have done their job in getting a lead. They did this once again as they recorded three pins in the first three matches.

In an exciting match at 103, Brandon Wendlandt came from behind to pin his opponent. The next two pins only took about 1:20 together. In one of the closer matches of the night, Jeremy Reiter came through for the Bulldogs and continued to rack up points. He won by a score of 11-7. This brought the team score to 21-0, with only four matches already wrestled.

The Bulldogsí next two wrestlers wanted to contribute pins of their own to the score and they did. Both Ryan Stoneburner and Tim Roberg got the pins they worked for. Sauk only won four matches during the night and one of them was at 140, where Colby Scheierl lost a close match by the score of 5-3. After the Bulldogsí Andy Binsfeld pinned his opponent. Sauk won again as Andy Heienen lost only by a decision to Mike Fiedler, who is ranked number two in Class AA.

Zach Welle came through for the Bulldogs at 160 with a pin, but Sauk came back and won the next two matches. Lee Hiltner again finished off the match with a pin. The final score was 51-15. Sauk Centre was rated number eight in Class AA by the Guillotine. The Bulldogsí next match will be on Thursday, Dec. 19 at Albany. This will again be an important conference match and we hope that many fans will attend. Match time will be 6:30 p.m. with the JV wrestling first.

Paynesville: 51
Sauk Centre: 15

103--Brandon Wendlandt (P) pinned Eric Rousslange (S) 4:52;
112--Chris Welle (P) pinned Jason Tegels (S) :41;
119--Josh Frenchick (P) pinned Aaron Weiner (S) :45;
125--Jeremy Reiter (P) decisioned Justin Smith (S) 11-7;
130--Ryan Stoneburner (P) pinned Chris Borgerding (S) 2:19;
135--Tim Roberg (P) pinned Andy Christen (S) 1:23;
140--Jake McLellan (S) decisioned Colby Scheierl (P) 5-3;
145--Andy Binsfeld (P) pinned Josh Wolbeck (S) 2:20;
152-- Mike Fiedler (S) decisioned Andy Heinen (P) 14-10;
160--Zach Welle (P) pinned Rick Rueter (S) 4:29;
171--Matt Fiedler (S) tech falled Karl Sanborn (P) 26-9;
189--Aaron Vogt (S) major decisioned Billy Stanger (P) 9-1;
HWT--Lee Hiltner (P) pinned Jason Roering (S) 1:40.

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