Saturday, February 25, 2017

Section wrestling: four Jaguars to state!

Blaine Fischer, Tyler Jensen and Trevor Kern will all wrestle in the finals today in fifth-place matches. And add Dalton Guzier and Seth Roering to that list.

The Jaguars have four in the championship matches: Canon Swanson, Tyler Bents, Adam Jaeger and Isaiah Gilbert.

All other Jaguars are done for the season.

These eight Jaguars all earned medals at the Section 5A individual tournament today at NL-S.

***Updates: Canon Swanson won the 113-pound title with a pin (1:50). At 126 pounds, Tyler Bents lost a 5-3 decision to Shawn Rue of Paynesville to fall to second place. Bents will not have a true second match.

At 145, Adam Jaeger won a 9-3 decision vs. a K-M-S wrestler to claim the Section championship. Isaiah Gilbert then lost a 9-4 decision in overtime against the top seed from Osakis at 145 pounds. Gilbert will not have a true second match.

*That makes four Jaguars advancing to state!!!! Canon Swanson, Tyler Bents, Isaiah Gilbert and Adam Jaeger. This will be Bents' third trip to the state tournament, second for Swanson, second for Jaeger and first for Gilbert. All four are underclassmen.

**Dalton Guzier won by fall early in the second period in his 170-pound fifth-place match. Other fifth-place match updates will be posted later on Saturday night.

*Here's video from Friday, the section semifinal match at 152 pounds:

The Class 1A state wrestling individual tournament begins at 9 a.m. on Friday, March 3 at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Canon Swanson will be on the mat at 9 a.m. ready to rumble in the 113-pound bracket that morning.