Jacket Wrestlers alive for Day 2 at State

Friday Night Sports: The three Cambridge-Isanti wrestlers at the March 2 Class AAA Individuals all took hits but remained alive with victories in the late-evening wrestlebacks.

In the 182 lb. quarterfinals, senior Clayton Jennissen locked up with Apple Valley’s Woiwor, with the Eagle advancing with a 9-8 win in three overtimes. Jennissen followed up by sticking Rocori’s Kuss in 5:21 to get to Saturday morning’s consolation quarterfinals.

In the 160 quarters, junior Travis Holt dropped a 12-7 decision to Kalista of Lakeville North. Holt then pinned Ruchy of Hastings in 4:46 to reach Saturday morning’s consolation matches.

At 152, sophomore Cody Skog stayed alive by working for a 7-1 decision over Cousins of Bloomington Kennedy in his first wrestleback match.

Action continues March 3 at the Xcel Center with consolations at 10 a.m., championship semis at 11:15 and consolation semis to follow.  3rd/5th place matches for all three classes are scheduled for 5 p.m., with the individual championship bouts fat 7:30 p.m.

Braham Boys 92, Mora 47

March 2 at Braham, the visiting Mustangs were hanging around late in the first half until the Bombers tore off a 15-0 run heading into the locker room. Sam Stigen got it going by burying a three-pointer, Tyler Vaughan sunk a pair of ‘3s’ and Shaun Hollenkamp knocked one down from the arc. With the clock ticking down, Vaughan drove on two Mustangs and found Zach Dahlman for a tight banker which had the Bombers up 50-27 at the buzzer.

Vaughan finished with 31 points, with more scoring from Hollenkamp (23), Anthony Bias (18), and 6 points each from Drew Klemz, Stigen and Cameron Braund.

Next action for Braham (25-1) will be hosting the opening round game of the Section 7AA playoffs, 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7.

  • Jon

    Clayton got absolutely hosed against Woiwor in the quarterfinals. He had a 2 point lead in the 3rd period with less than 5 seconds left and the referee awarded Woiwor a takedown that he didn’t have to send the match to overtime. Jennissen didn’t score first, so he had to attempt to hold Woiwor down in the 30 second tie-breaker at the end of the match, which is one of the hardest things to do in wrestling. Jennissen showed a lot of heart and class in wrestling back for 3rd and did his school and town proud. Good job to all three of you guys in representing our town and team very well!