January 25, 2007 at 7:31 a.m.
CL 39, Mille Lacs 35
Late wins by Jason Schumann (189) and Troy Montague (215) sealed the victory in this exciting match against a tough Mille Lacs team. The Wildcats came out on top 39-35 Thursday, January 18 at Hinckley.
The Wildcats led 24-23 before Cameron Gilliam pinned Brandon Brown to increase the Wildcat lead to 30-23. But, Mike Melter was pinned by his next opponent, Derek Kightlinger and Mille Lacs trailed by just one at 30-29. Then Schumann came in and came up with what Wildcat head coach Shawn Frederixon described as a "pretty win" over Ian Pratt, 7-4, to put the Wildcats up 33-29. Montague then came up with a big pin over Shane Bresnahan, giving the Wildcats the victory with one match remaining. "This was an exciting win for us," said Frederixon.
Mille Lacs Results
103 Ryan Jones ML tech fall over Tim Welle 17-1 0-5
112 Travis Kammerer CL 15-12 over Zach Olson 3-5
119 Mike Michaelson CL fall over Nate Bresnahan 1:33 9-5
125 Rob Olson ML fall over Jake Bowersox 0:58 9-11
130 Kyle Prickett ML fall over Jonathan Barwin 2:50 9-17
135 John Hogie CL fall over Pat Sullivan 1:28 15-17
140 Nick Pfaff ML fall over Shane Hultman 4:52 15-23
145 Mike Welle CL 7-3 over Kevin Pederson 18-23
152 Derek Silbernagel CL fall over William Ellis 1:42 24-23
160 Cameron Gilliam CL fall over Brandon Brown 1:03 30-23
171 Derek Kightlinger ML fall over Mike Melter 3:32 30-29
189 Jason Schumann CL 7-4 over Ian Pratt 33-29
215 Troy Montague CL fall over Shane Bresnahan 2:58 39-29
285 Chris Steffensen ML fall over Tony Gall 3:41 39-35
CL 43, Hinckley-Finlayson 27
The Wildcats won four out of five individual matchups during the middle of the match and took advantage of a number of forfeits at the heavier weights. Chisago Lakes defeated Hinckley-Finlayson 43-27 Thursday, January 18 at Hinckley.
Trailing 21-3 after the 130-pound match, the Wildcats used pins by John Hogie (135) and Shane Hultman (140) to pull within 21-15. They fell behind 27-15 after Clay Olson (145) was pinned, but Derek Silbernagel's win at 152 and Cameron Gilliam's major decision at 160 cut Hinckley's lead to 27-22. Then came two forfeit wins for the Wildcats before Jimmy Stone squeaked out a 3-2 victory at 215 for his first varsity win. A forfeit in the heavyweight match made the final score Chisago Lakes 43, Hinckley-Finlayson 27.
"Hinckley is a real young team," said Wildcat head coach Shawn Frederixon, "but they wrestled us tough. The forfeits enabled us to get a couple of guys in there other than our regulars. Clay Olson came out at 145, acted like he didn't know who his opponent, Eric Nelson, was and got an early takedown. Nelson, a very good wrestler, pinned Clay late in the first period. But Clay certainly wasn't intimidated. And it was really nice to see Jimmy Stone, one of our seniors, get his first varsity win."
103 Keegan Edgerton H fall over Tim Welle 0:31 0-6
112 Jayme Gallagher H 9-7 OT over Travis Kammerer 0-9
119 Mike Michaelson CL 5-0 over Cody Auers 3-9
125 Ryan Opsahl H fall over Jake Bowersox 3:09 3-15
130 Zach Wilder H fall over Jonathan Barwin 3:09 3-21
135 John Hogie CL fall over Joe Claus 1:17 9-21
140 Shane Hultman CL fall over Chris Miller 1:31 15-21
145 Eric Nelson H fall over Clay Olson 1:59 15-27
152 Derek Silbernagel CL 7-2 over Dan Ginters 18-27
160 Cameron Gilliam CL 10-2 over Jared Reiser 22-27
171 Mike Melter CL won by forfeit 28-27
189 Troy Montague CL won by forfeit 34-27
215 Jimmy Stone CL 3-2 over Ben Splet 37-27
285 Tony Gall CL won by forfeit 43-27
Chisago Lakes 48, Irondale 26
The Wildcats set the tone early against Irondale, with four wins out of five matches at the lower weights on their way to a 48-26 win Friday, January 19 at Irondale.
The Wildcats trailed 5-0 after the 102-pound match. Travis Kemmerer's 8-5, come-from-behind win over Kyle McCormick pulled the Wildcats to within two at 5-3. Mike Michaelson then beat one of the top wrestlers in the section, Mike Do, 9-1 for a major decision to give the Wildcats their first lead of the night at 7-5. Mitch Anderson pinned Aaron Jacobson to make the score 13-5. Jonathan Barwin was pinned by Ryan Wolf at 130, but John Hogie posted a 17-0 technical fall over Tome Johnson at 135 to put the Wildcats up 18-11. The Wildcats then took advantage of three forfeits and pins by Cameron Gilliam (171) and Troy Montague (189) to make the final score Chisago Lakes 48, Irondale 26.
"We never looked back in this one," said Wildcat head coach Shawn Frederixon. "Once we saw the wins at the power weights, we knew we could finish it."
103 Derek Weinman I 15-0 over Tim Welle 0-5
112 Travis Kammerer CL 8-5 over Kyle McCormick 3-5
119 Mike Michaelson CL 9-1 over Mike Do 7-5
125 Mitch Anderson CL fall over Aaron Jacobson 1:26 13-5
130 Ryan Wolf I fall over Jonathan Barwin 2:55 13-11
135 John Hogie CL 17-0 over Tom Johnson 18-11
140 Todd Hanson I fall over Shane Hultman 1:14 18-17
145 Darren Pawlitschek I 4-2 over Mike Welle 18-20
152 Clay Olson CL won by forfeit 24-20
160 Derek Silbernagel CL won by forfeit 30-20
171 Cameron Gilliam CL fall over Tyler Abrahamson 1:09 36-20
189 Troy Montague CL fall over Darrin Williams 1:42 42-20
215 Derrick Mixer I fall over Jason Schumann 1:50 42-26
285 Tony Gall CL won by forfeit 48-26
Chisago Lakes 71, Cloquet 11
The Wildcats took advantage of six forfeits as the road warriors easily won over Cloquet 71-11 Saturday, January 20 at Cloquet.
"Cloquet is a hockey town," said Wildcat head coach Shawn Frederixon. "The wrestling program started just a couple of years ago. They don't have any seniors on their squad this year. They're a pretty scrappy bunch, but we were able to handle them. They are definitely getting better."
103 Jordan Land C 18-1 over Tim Welle 0-5
112 Travis Kammerer CL won by forfeit 6-5
119 Mike Michaelson CL fall over Sonny Haim 3:16 12-5
125 Mitch Anderson CL fall over Jake Baker 0:17 18-5
130 Mike Land C fall over Jonathan Barwin 3:17 18-11
135 John Hogie CL won by forfeit 24-11
140 Shane Hultman CL won by forfeit 30-11
145 Mike Welle CL 16-1 over Patrick Kruchten 35-11
152 Derek Silbernagel CL fall over T. Myllemma 1:27 41-11
160 Cameron Gilliam fall over Nathaniel Schultz 1:02 47-11
171 Mike Melter CL won by forfeit 53-11
189 Troy Montague CL fall over Jeremy Campbell 0:22 59-11
215 Jason Schumann CL won by forfeit 65-11
285 Tony Gall CL won by forfeit 71-11
It's a big week for the Wildcats. Tonight, Thursday, January 25, they wrestle arch-rival North Branch at North Branch at 7 p.m. Friday night, January 26, they finally get back home with a quadrangular match against Totino-Grace, Eden Prairie and Mound-Westonka, starting with Totino-Grace at 5 p.m. And next Tuesday, January 30 at 5 p.m., the Wildcats will host a triangular against Foley and Minneapolis Southwest.