by Bruce Strand, Sports editor
The Becker vs. Rogers wrestling match was a somber on after one boy on each side was injured in back to back bouts Thursday evening.
Becker won 66-10.
After Rogers forfeited the first two weights, Connor Larson at 120 had a 2-0 lead on Sam Kircher after five minutes and was controling the match, when he planted and dislocated his elbow.
After a long break due to the injury, Rogers’ Phillip Anderson took the mat against Becker’s Luke Schmitz. Just eight seconds in, Schmitz planted his leg and dislocated a knee.
“I’ve been around wrestling a long time,” said Chris Donnay, Rogers coach, “and I have never seen a dual as strange as the beginning of this one …. In 30 to 40 minutes, we wrestled only eight seconds or so.”
Up next was Tim Beach, who got pinned in 25 seconds by Zack Zimmer.
Donnay called it a “tough situation” to wrestle just after seeing two major injuries.
“From there it was hard for the guys to get anything going against a great Becker team,” said Donnay.
Becker improved to 14-3 overall and 3-1 in conference. Rogers is now 1-3 in conference and 5-8 overall.
Rogers will wrestle at the Spectrum Invitational on Friday.
Becker 66, Rogers 10
106 – Luke Schmitz, Bec, forfeit
113 – Cody Ferris, Bec, forfeit
120 – Sam Kirchner, Rog, default over Connor Larson
126 – Phillip Anderson, Rog, default over Luke Schmitz
132 – Zack Zimmer, Bec, def Tim Beach :25
138 – Boden Lorette, Bec, dec Kyler Swanson 1-0
145 – Tyler Madsen, Bec, majdec Andrew Fields 1-0
152 – Colton Vekved, Bec, techall Tyler Eicher 20-5
160 – Bobby Lee, Bec, pin Jacob Owens 5:31
170 – Mike Smith, Bec, Jordan Lemcke 3:15
182 – Grant Kinck, Bec, pin Ryan Lien :33
195 – Clay LeVasseur, Rog, majdec Brady Kurtz 8-0
220 – Austin Halverson, Bec, pin Jack Pavloff 5:04
285 – Mike Soule, Bec, pin Peder Oakland :41