The Montevideo wrest­lers upped their dual meet record to 2-0 with a 39-36 West Central Conference win over Yellow Medicine East on Thursday at Granite Falls.


The Montevideo wrest­lers upped their dual meet record to 2-0 with a 39-36 West Central Conference win over Yellow Medicine East on Thursday at Granite Falls.

Montevideo coach Ron Reszel believes it has been 13 years since the Thunder Hawks last defeated the Sting.

“It was a great victory for our team and a competitive night from both teams,” said Reszel.

The Thunder Hawks got off to a good start with three pins in the first five matches from Dan Macziewski, Bailey Eick­hoff and Logan Knoshal.

After the Sting pulled within 18-15 after the 138-pound match, Mason Kwilinski won by decision at 145 pounds, and Cody Hiepler and Joe Bednar scored first-period pins for a 33-15 Montevideo lead.

Tanner Lindemann’s second-period fall in the 182-pound match clinched the victory for the T-Hawks.

Reszel said that although Spencer Sulflow didn’t win his 126-pound match, his narrow 5-3 loss to Evan Knudson, who is ranked No. 2 in the state, was another big key to the victory.

The T-Hawks defeated Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 35-32 and Luverne 57-9 in a triangular at Luverne on Tuesday.

Montevideo 39, YME 36
106: Dan Macziewski (M) pin Hunter Stier :52.
113: Colten Specht (Y)?pin Matt Henriksen :41.
120: Bailey Eickhoff (M) pin Isaac Rillo 1:59.
126: Evan Knudson (Y) dec. Spencer Sulflow 5-3.
132: Logan Knoshal (M) pin Zach Kluver 5:33.
138: Dylan Johnson (Y) dec. Mitch Kwilinski 6-2.
145: Mason Kwilinski (M) dec. Wyatt Hatch 9-3.
152: Cody Hiepler (M) pin Brendon Steckelberg 1:25.
160: Joe Bednar (M) pin Zach Fisher 1:51.
170: Aaron Lalim (Y) pin Justin Welling 2:20.
182: Tanner Lindemann (M) pin Ted Refsland 2:43.
195: Trey Cox (Y) pin Jason Neville :42.
220:  Cody Bossman (Y) pin Jordan Flinn 1:19.
285: Tim Savig (Y) pin Levi Schewe 1:44.