Bluejays, Coyotes take wins over Trojans

The New Prague High School wrestling team proved to be gracious hosts Tuesday, Dec. 19, as two Section 2AA foes, Waseca and Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center went home with wins over the Trojans.

The Trojans are now 5-7 on the season. They will be in action Friday, Dec. 29, at the Montevideo Tournament. On Friday, Jan. 5, they travel to Mountain Lake for a three-team meet with Windom/Mountain Lake/Butterfield-Odin and Scott West.

Bluejays 54, Trojans 13

In the first match of the evening, New Prague faced Waseca. Aaron Redding avenged a loss from three days earlier by earning a major decision over Matt Flintrop of Waseca at 112 pounds. Flintrop had beaten Redding by major decision at the Maple River Invitational.

Waseca won the next seven matches before the Trojans' Roger Sirek scored a late reversal to win his match at 160 pounds. Kevin Olson was the only other Trojan winner, taking his 171-pound match by forfeit.

Waseca 54, New Prague 13

Dec. 19, at New Prague

103: Durisen (Was) m. dec. Stocker 12-1

112: Redding (NP) m. dec. Flintrop 12-4

119: Harguth (Was) pinned Dolezal 2:34

125: Pederson (Was) pinned Mueller :33

130: Bartelt (Was) m. dec. Pendergast 12-3

135: Dokken (Was) dec. Schmitz 6-1

140: Milbrett (Was) pinned Peterson 4:33

145: Fossen (Was) dec. Becker 6-5

152: Sommers (Was) pinned Vlasak 1:50

160: Sirek (NP) dec. Rossen 6-4

171: Olson (NP) won by forfeit

189: Conrath (Was) m. dec. Hartman 9-1

215: Britton (Was) won by forfeit

275: Wabschall (Was) won by forfeit

Coyotes 50, Trojans 18

New Prague faced No. 8-ranked Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center in the third match of the evening, and while the Trojans were able to keep it close, the Coyotes won the last five matches - two by forfeit - to pull away with a 50-18 win.

The Coyotes won the opening match with a pin, but Redding came back and easily handled his opponent in an 18-3 technical fall.

The Trojans forfeited at 119 and lost a technical fall at 125, but Erick Pendergast came back and controlled the action to defeat his foe at 130 pounds, 7-4. Ryan Schmitz followed that with a technical fall win at 135 pounds, cutting the Coyote lead to 17-8.

After a major decision at 140 in favor of MLLC, New Prague' Aaron Becker matched up with Cory Grasser of MLLC. The only point in the match was scored on a second period escape, as Becker lost a tight 1-0 contest.

The Trojans got a forfeit win by Jon Vlasak at 152, cutting the Coyote lead to 24-18, but MLLC won the final five matches, two by forfeit, to take the 50-18 win.

In their earlier match, MLLC defeated Waseca 40-24.

Montgomery-Lonsdale/Le Center 50,

New Prague 18

Dec. 19, at New Prague

103: Z. Friederich (MLLC) pinned Stocker 3:27

112: Redding (NP) tec fall Eckland 18-3

119: N. Friederich (MLLC) won by forfeit

125: Jindra (MLLC) tech fall Mueller 16-1

130: Pendergast (NP) dec. Fillmore 7-4

135: Schmitz (NP) tech fall Madden 19-4

140: Selly (MLLC) m. dec. Meger 18-4

145: Girasser (MLLC) dec. Becker 1-0

152: Vlasak (NP) won by forfeit

160: Wetzel (MLLC) m. dec. Sirek 13-3

171: Rutt (MLLC) pinned Olson 3:04

189: Krocak (MLLC) m. dec. Hartman 13-0

215: Miller (MLLC) won by forfeit

275: Walechka (MLLC) won by forfeit

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