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Four Knight Wrestlers Earn Medals at Class A State Meet

By Craig Olson, 03/04/23, 9:00PM CST


Four West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville wrestlers took the podium at the State Class A Wrestling meet on Saturday with Hunter Gruchow (145) and Anthony Sykora (182) earning runner-up honors in their respective weight classes, Solomon Wales (138) finishing fourth and Owen Gruchow (106) coming in sixth.

Class A Placers by Weight Class
Owen Gruchow (West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville)
1st Round – Won by Fall (4:58) over Ian Phrakonkham (FOBA)
Quarterfinals – Lost by Fall (1:30) to Javier Berg (CHAT)
Consolation – Won by Fall (1:25) over Parker Honl (CPS)
Consolation – Won by Fall (2:12) over Elijah Greenwaldt (STMO)
5th Place Match – Lost 8-6 decision to Miles Wildman (MIAR)

Cole Sykora (Border West)
1st Round – Won 6-4 decision over Wyatt Pilarski (HOLD)
Quarterfinals – Won 7-5 decision over Eli Greenman (CANBY)
Semifinals – Lost 6-0 decision to Raydon Graham (HLWW)
Consolation – Won 5-2 decision over Micah Gregory (TSAR)
3rd Place Match – Won 11-4 decision over Eli Greenman (CANBY)

Eli Larson (Border West)
1st Round – Won 12-3 major decision over Brady Kiecker (BOLD)
Quarterfinals – Won 3-2 decision over Dawson McGee (WHAN)
Semifinals – Won 3-2 decision over Gavin Albers (LBW)
1st Place Match – Lost 3-2 decision to Devin Carter (TMBW)

Solomon Wales (West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville)
1st Round – Won 5-3 decision over Simon Boeckman (HOLD)
Quarterfinals – Lost 5-1 decision to Gavin Johnson (KEWA)
Consolation – Won 8-2 decision over Zach Thompson (FOBA)
Consolation – Won 7-0 decision over Bailey Peichel (FRAZ)
Consolation – Won 4-2 decision over Cory Scanlan (CAHO)
3rd Place Match – Lost 6-0 decision to Gavin Johnson (KEWA)

Hunter Gruchow (West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville)
1st Round – Won by Fall (0:34) over Alexander Schuh (TMBW)
Quarterfinals – Won 15-8 decision over Ethan Bowman (CROO)
Semifinals – Won 11-4 decision over Lincoln Fink (CANBY)
1st Place Match – Lost 3-1 decision to Tucker Ginther (CAHO)

David Revering (Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie)
1st Round – L 8-1 decision to Tucker Ginther (CAHO)
Consolation – Won 5-0 decision over Will Gorecki (ROUP)

Consolation – Won 6-1 decision over William Pilarski (HOLD)

Consolation – Lost 5-3 decision to Lincoln Fink (CANBY)
5th Place Match – Won 5-2 decision over Ethan Bowman (CROO)

Simon Snyder (New York Mills)
1st Round – Won by Technical Fall 4:00 (16-0) over Blake McMullen (MAWA)
Quarterfinals – Won by Fall (5:30) over Jevon Williams (ACGC)
Semifinals – Lost 4-1 decision to Gavin Gust (DE)
Consolation – Won 6-0 decision over DJ Rock (LUVE)
3rd Place Match – Lost 5-4 decision to Jevon Williams (ACGC)

Anthony Sykora (West Central Area/Ashby/Brandon-Evansville)
1st Round – Won by Fall (3:19) over Chase Irlbeck (WAB)
Quarterfinals – Won by Technical Fall 3:28 (15-0) over Eric Mauss (CAHO)
Semifinals – Won by Fall (3:11) over Peyton Hemmesch (PAAR)
1st Place Match – Lost 8-6 to Kail Schott (CHAT)

Shawn Hendrickson (United North Central)
1st Round – Won by Fall (5:44) over Sonnie Detteer (EVW)
Quarterfinals – Lost 6-1 decision to Thomas Dineen (BENS)
Consolation – Won 7-4 decision over Kaden Holm (UNCW)
Consolation – Won 5-4 decision over Dylan Heiderscheidt (MEDF)
Consolation – Lost 4-0 decision to Tytan Small (STCH)
5th Place Match – Lost 8-3 decision to Vander Mathiowetz (RRC)

Class AA Placers by Weight Class
Jacob Luebke (DGF)
1st Round – Won 5-2 decision over Zach Greenhouse (BLKE)
Quarterfinals – Lost by Fall (4:33) to Kaden Nicolas (BECK)
Consolation – Won 5-2 decisioin over Raydon Bipes (HUTC)
Consolation – Won by Fall (2:48) over Dutch Hedblom (ROCR)
Consolation – Lost 7-1 decision to Calvin Singewald (CAFA)
5th Place Match – Lost 13-1 major decision to Jack Krier (ZUMA)