Wrestling: Rogers, Zimmerman each win once before falling in 5AA

Austin May (top) of Zimmerman won this match against Benilde-St. Margaret's. (Photo by Desiree Stepan)

The Zimmerman and Rogers wrestling teams each won their first-round matches before losing in the second round Saturday in the Section 5AA tournament at Monticello.

No. 8 seeded Zimmerman beat No. 9 Benilde-St. Margaret’s 50-27 before losing to No. 1 Monticello 71-6. The Thunder finished their dual meet schedule 7-15.

Zach Stepan, in blue, of Zimmerman, was on his way to a pin against Monticello, his team's only points of the match. (Photo by Desiree Stepan)

No. 7 Rogers beat No. 10 Orono 45-27 before losing to No. 2 Fridley 54-19. The Royals finished dual meets 5-9.

Rogers wrestlers winning both matches were Kyle Tsteboe, Phillip Anderson, Conner Larson and Andrew List. Royals going 1-1 were Tim Beach, Stephan Paige, Kyler Swanson, Tyler Eicher, Mike Voorhees and Isiah Rizk.

The Section 5AA individuals tournament will be held next Saturday at Zimmerman.

Monticello cruised to the championship, beating Rockford 63-6 in the semifinals and Fridley 68-6 in the finals.

In Zimmerman’s win over  Benilde St. Margaret’s , the following Thunder won their matches.

119 Hunter Smith (9th) won by fall over Christian Ehlen  :34
125 Zach Stepan (12th) won by fall over Max Holly  1:20
130 Austin May (8th) won by major decision over Isaac Lundburg  17-4
140 Alex Koch (9th) won by major decision over Dillan Smith  12-3
145 Alex Collins (9th) won by fall over Steven Hayes  1:03
152 Weston Schwartz (12th) won by fall over Jeff Lause  1:02
189 Mitch Robinson (10th) won by fall over Jameer Anderson  1:27
215 Zach Copic (12th) won by forfeit
HWT Albin Sterneman (12th) won by forfeit

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