Wrestling: Elks top Andover 42-24, face top-ranked STMA in sectional

The Elk River wrestlers defeated Andover 42-24 in a pigtail match to open the Section 7AAA tournament on Thursday.

The Elks’ reward for winning the 8 vs. 9 seeds playoff is to take on the state’s top-ranked team, St. Michael-Albertville, in the quarterfinals Friday at 4 p.m.

Evan Caldon and Alexander Schmitz each had a pin for the Elks (8-7) while Christian Tobin had a tech fall and Andrew Perry a major decision. Garrett Caldon and Kyle Ziemer each made a first-period takedown stand up for a 2-0 win. Ryan Osberg and Robert Schmitz also won decisions.

The Elks had lost to Andover 40-39 on Dec. 4.

Elk River 42, Andover 24

106—Garrett Caldon, ER, dec Drew Davis 2-0
113—Gibson Boards, And, dec Ben Gibas 7-3
120—Connor Schlotfeldt, And, dec Cole Moening 6-5
126—Andrew Perry, ER, majdec Hunter Wathen 15-7
132—Kyle Ziemer, ER, dec Brady Peterson 2-0
138—Evan Caldon, ER, pinned Tyler Mattson 1:02
145—Allen Jenson, And, dec Trevor Brink 5-2
152—John Reynolds, And, majdec John Reitter 14-1
160—Ryan Osberg, ER, dec Brendan Ohrn 5-0
170—Robert Schmitz, ER, dec Luke Harmon 7-3
182—Corey Parsons, And, dec Michael Young 2-0
195—Christian Tobin, ER, tecfall Jared Nelson 15-0
220—Alexander Schmitz, ER, pinned Zach Haben 1:42
285—Garrett Van Eps, ER, def Luke Harmon 3-2