5-0 weekend for C-I Wrestlers

STMA Knights come to town Jan. 24 with M-8 title on the line:  Cambridge-Isanti wrestling swept all four matches at its Jan. 18 Bluejacket Duals, taking the championship 43-12 over Ellsworth who is ranked No. 1 in Div. II Wisconsin.

Earning falls against Ellsworth were Carlo Holmberg at 106, Jack Pasch at 182 and Kyle Chromy at 220. Winning decisions for C-I were Brady Kuntz (6-0 at 113), Monty Fredriksen (5-4 at 120), James Fredriksen (6-2 at 132), Tanner Torgerson (5-1 at 145), Cody Skog (6-5 at 160 over top-ranked Gable Frandsen), Dakota Johnson (12-0 at 195) and Spencer Simon (6-0 at 285).

The Bluejackets also defeated Moorhead and section partners Andover and Forest Lake at the Duals. Recording pins against the Rangers were Tate Torgerson at 106, Kuntz, Tanner Torgerson, Jake Olson at 182, Johnson and Simon.

• On Friday night, host Cambridge-Isanti finished a perfect 4-0 in Mississippi 8 East dual meets by defeating Class AA 12th-ranked Chisago Lakes 59-12. Winning by fall against the Wildcats were Holmberg, Reegan Lane at 145, David Kent at 160 and Chromy, and the ‘Cats forfeited at four weights.

That set the stage for the first M-8 interdivision championship match on Friday, Jan. 24 (7 p.m.) when Class AAA 2nd-ranked St. Michael-Albertville will travel to 5th-ranked Cambridge-Isanti. The Knights have six wrestlers ranked in the top-10 of Class AAA individuals, including top-ranked Mitch McKee (120), Tommy Thorn (126) and Mark Voss (145).

Bluejacket Duals: Pool A: Cambridge-Isanti 49, Forest Lake 27; C-I 59, Andover 15; C-I 55, Moorhead 6; Moorhead 59, Andover 15; Moorhead 52, Forest Lake 18; Forest Lake 47, Andover 27.

Pool B: Ellsworth WI 61, North Branch 13; Ellsworth 44, Mora 25; Ellsworth 41, Perham 24; Mora 38, Perham 31; Perham 48, N. Branch 15; Mora 45, N. Branch 30.

Finals: C-I 43, Ellsworth 12.  3rd: Moorhead 54, Mora 12.  5th: Perham 48, F. Lake 20.  7th: Andover 48, N. Branch 26.

Mississippi 8 Wrestling: East: Cambridge-Isanti 4-0, 16-2; St. Francis 3-1, 10-8; Chisago Lakes 2-2, 9-7; Princeton 1-3, 8-10; North Branch 0-4, 1-15.  West: St. Michael-Alb. 4-0, 16-3; Monticello 3-1, 8-7; Big Lake 2-2, 2-2; Rogers 1-3, 9-7; Buffalo 0-4, 7-13.

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