Packers wrestlers top GMLOK and fall to Dover-Eyota

Published 7:45am Saturday, February 9, 2013

DOVER – The Austin wrestling team closed out its regular season with a 47-26 loss to Dover-Eyota and a 40-35 win over Grand Meadow-LeRoy-Ostrander-Kingsland in Dover Friday.

“We bounced back nicely from our loss on Thursday night with a pair of sharp performances,” Austin head coach Bill Kinney said. “Dover-Eyota is a solid team, and we were wrestling them evenly until a few upper weight matches got away from us.”

Austin senior Brennen Russell picked up his 98th and 99th career win and senior Devon Felten tallied his 95th and 96th career wins. Brandon Cotter picked up his 60th career win for the Packers (6-9 overall).

“Brandon has wrestled so well for us this season,” Kinney said. “I believe he has an excellent chance to advance out of individual section tournament.”

Austin senior Zach Nelson went 2-0 with a pin.

“Zach is capable of wrestling well against anyone,” Kinney said. “It would be great to see him put together a strong run in the postseason.

Dover-Eyota 47, Austin 26

106: Aiden Wilson (A) 8-5 dec. over Corbin Powrie (DE); 113: Michael Otomo (DE) 18-0 tech. fall over Brad Kamp (A); 120: Ryan Keach (DE) pinned Carter Oldenkamp (A) (1:16); 126: Brennen Russell (A) 10-2 maj. Dec. over Dakota Welsh (DE); 132: Alex Littlefield (DE) won by forfeit; 138: Devon Felten (A) won by forfeit; 145: Brandon Cotter (A) won by forfeit; 152: Owen Riley (DE) 10-2 maj. Dec. over Riley Grinstead (A); 160: Zach Nelson (A) pinned Cord Anding (DE) (1:34); 170: Jon Renken (DE) pinned Joe Kamp (A) (5:55); 195: Collin Hershey (DE) won by forfeit; 220: Eli Kaercher (A) 4-0 dec. over Collin Anding (DE); 285: Tanner Welsh (DE) pinned Logan Hotek (A) (1:52)

Austin 40, GMLOK 35

106: Bren Olson (GMLOK) pinned Wilson (A) (1:47); 113: Kamp (A) 14-6 maj. Dec. over Josh Graves (GMLOK); 120: Stephen Kasel (GMLOK) 16-1 tech. fall over Oldenkamp (A); 126: Brennen Russell (A) won by forfeit; 132: Blake Olson (GMLOK) won by forfeit; 138: Felten (A) won by forfeit; 145: Cotter (A) pinned Sam Roe (GMLOK) (1:35); Grinstead (A) pinned Brandon Turner (GMLOK) (5:25); 160: Lucas Roe (GMLOK) won by forfeit; 170: Nelson (A) won by forfeit; 182: Wyatt Richardson (GMLOK) won by forfeit; 195: double forfeit; 220: Blake Benson (GMLOK) pined Eli Kaercher (A) (3:12); Logan Hotek (A) won by forfeit


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