Wrestling: Rogers places 3rd at Royal Rumble

The Rogers wrestlers and coaches assembled for a photo with their trophy. (Photo by Julia Koch)
The Rogers wrestlers and coaches assembled for a photo with their trophy. (Photo by Julia Koch)


The Rogers wrestlers placed third at their own Royal Rumble tournament on Saturday, capping a busy weekend with four matches in two days.

The Royals (12-10) beat St. Paul Johnson 48-26, lost to Holdingford 59-11, and beat Mound-Westonka 35-18. Holdingford was team champion.

The Royals lost a conference match to Monticello 46-28 on Friday evening. Highlight for the Royals was Phillip Anderson beating No. 7 ranked Zach Beaumaster 5-2 at 138.

Connor Larson at 132 went 4-0 with three close decisions and a pin for the weekend.
Rogers will take on Zimmerman and Becker on Tuesday at Zimmerman.


Holdingford 59 Mille Lacs 11
Rogers 48 St. Paul Johnson 26
Eagan 58 Zimmerman 13
Mound-Westonka 59 Minnehaha-DeLaSalle 9

Holdingford 59 Rogers 11
Eagan 56 Mound-Westonka 21

Consolation semifinals
Zimmerman 54 Minnehaha-DeLaSalle 12
Mille Lacs 42 St. Paul Johnson 18

Holdinford 35 Eagan 29

3rd place
Rogers 35 Mound-Westonka 18

5th place
Mille Lacs 40 Zimmerman 35

7th place
St. Paul Johnson 42 Minnehaha-DeLaSalle 22

Rogers 48, St. Paul Johnson 26
106—Sam Wang (Johnson) won forfeit
113—Victor Wang (Johnson) won forfeit
120—Cruz Martinez (Rogers) pinned Brian Blahna  3:03
126—Nyia Xiong (Johnson) pinned Brandon Magnuson 4:30
132—Connor Larson  (Rogers) dec John Thoa 6-5
138—Alfonso Xinastle (Johnson) dec Kyler Swanson11-9 (OT)
145—Sam Suedbeck (Rogers) dec Dwayne Williams 5-1
152—Jordan Bond (Rogers) pinned Raziel Langness 1:40
160—Tyler Eicher (Rogers) pinned Chiagao Xiong  1:36
170—Jordan Lemcke won forfeit
182—Christian Robertson (Johnson) tecfall Jake Owens 16-0
195 —Trevor Schwartz (Rogers) won forfeit
220—Andrew Piehl  (Rogers) won forfeit
285—Peter Oakland (Rogers) won forfeit

Holdingford 62, Rogers 12
106—Jamey Koetter (Holdingford) won forfeit
113—Andrew Zachman (Holdingford) won forfeit
120—Zach Scott (Holdingford) won forfeit
126—Connor Larson  (Rogers) pin  Clem Gerads  5:50
132—Kyler Swanson (Rogers) dec Jason Jarnot  6-2
138—Jake Knettel (Holdingford) majdec Sam Suedbeck 16-5
145—Trevor Scott (Holdingford) pinned Philip Anderson 2:55
152—Kyle Gerads (Holdingford) pinned Jordan Bond 5:18
160—Kyle Kolstad (Holdingford) majdec Andrew Fields 18-4
170—Jordan Gombos (Holdingford) pinned Jordan Lemcke 1:27
182—Jake Owens  (Rogers) dec Mitch Messman 4-2
195—Nathan Brinker (Holdingford) won forfeit
220—Mitch Merten (Holdingford) pinned Andrew 4:40
285—Bryan Scepaniak (Holdingford) pinned Peter Oakland 1:15

Rogers 35, Mound-Westonka 18
106—Mound-Westonka won forfeit
113—Mound-Westonka won forfeit
120—Cruz Martinez (Rogers) dec Noah Byers 6-4
126—Connor Larson (Rogers) dec Sam Bennyhoff 5-3
132—Kyler Swanson (Rogers) majdec Adrian Wear  9-0
138—Phillip Anderson, Philip (Rogers) dec Ben Rogers   8-4
145—Tyler Hebig (Moundp-Westonka) pinned Sam Suedbeck :18
152—John Beyers (Moundp-Westonka) dec Jordan Bond 14-9
160—Ryder Schmidt (Moundp-Westonka) dec Tyler Eicher 8-3
170—Jordan Lemcke (Rogers) pinned Bricon Rasmussen 1:40
182—Bryan Tierney (Moundp-Westonka) pinned Trevor Schwartz 1:58
195—Jake Owens (Rogers) major Erik Hannigan 8-0
220—Andrew Piehl (Rogers) won forfeit
285—Peter Oakland (Rogers) pinned Cori Klocek 5:47

Monticello 46, Rogers 28
106—Carter Michels (Monticello) won forfeit
113—Tevin Zavadil (Monticello) won forfeit
120—Logan Stiller (Monticello) won forfeit
126—Jack Bourgeois (Monticello) pinned Brandon Magnuson 1:30
132—Connor Larson (Rogers) dec Cooper Hanson 9-7
138—Phillip Anderson (Rogers) dec Zach Beaumaster 5-2
145—Jake Berthiaume (Monticello) pinned Kyler Swanson  2:24
152—Carter Barnes (Monticello) tecfall Jordan Bond 16-1
160—Tyler Eicher (Rogers) pinned Colton Hageman  4:43
170—Seth Gardner (Monticello) tecfall Jordan Lemcke 17-1
182—Jake Owens  (Rogers ) pinned Jakob Thompson  2:24
195—Ryan Lien (Rogers) pinned Jeremiah Yeats  3:53
220—Andrew Piehl (Rogers) majdec Levi Job  9-1
285—Brent Riddle (Monticello) pinned Peter Oakland 2:25