Cobras compete in Big South Conference Tourney

Four wrestlers make it to the medal stand; Willaby, Borsgard, Jepsen are second, Sammons is fifth




Four Windom/Mountain Lake (W/ML) wrestlers made their way to the medal stand at yesterday’s (Saturday, January 13) Big South Conference Wrestling Tournament in Waseca. Three wrestled to second – Brett Willaby at 113, Alex Borsgard at 145 and Jesse Jepsen at 170. At 120 pounds, Kade Sammons earned a fifth-place finish.

Also wrestling in the tournament were Micah Holmberg at 106 pounds (loss by major decision 13-0, win by fall at 3:38 and loss by fall at 1:26), Trenton Renquist at 126 (losses by fall at 2:39 and 3:00), Hunter Ekstrom at 132 (loss  by fall at 2:00 and loss by major decision 12-1) and Nick Curry at 138 (loss by fall 0:36 and loss by major decision 9-1).

Teams competing, in addition to W/ML and host Waseca included Blue Earth Area, Jackson County Central, Luverne, Marshall, New Ulm, Pipestone, Pipestone Area, Redwood Valley, St. James Area, St. Peter and Worthington.


+ 113 Pounds


AT 113 POUNDS, Brett Willaby, entering the tourney with a 19-3 record, recorded a fall at 5:00 over Jackson Bode of New Ulm Area in his opening match. Willaby pinned his next opponent, Luverne’s Braydon Ripka at 1:38. He advanced to the finals with a 5-0 decision over Hsa Kee Lar of Marshall. He lost in the championship match to Jaxon Rohman of Fairmont/Martin County West 4-2 in an ultimate tiebreaker in the overtime period, placing second. (Windom/Mountain Lake Cobra wrestling file photo)


+ 120 Pounds


FRESHMAN KADE SAMMONS, coming into the Big South Conference Tourney at 16-5, had a bye in the opening round, and then lost to Connor Simmonds of Fairmont/Martin County West, 4-1. Following a pair of byes, Sammons defeated Jack Frundt of Blue Earth Area in a technical fall 1.5 2:48 and then went on to claim fifth with a 6-3 decision over Waseca’s Dayton Deutsch. (Windom/Mountain Lake Cobra wrestling file photo)


+ 145 Pounds


JUNIOR ALEX BORSGARD (21-3) won his first-round match by a 13-0 major decision over Blake Wendland of Waseca. In his next match, Borsgard advanced with a fall at 5:22 over Dalton DeSollar of Luverne. In his semi-final match, Borsgard downed Redwood/River Valley’s Tayte Harazin by an 8-3 decision. Hunter Ranweiler of New Ulm Area took the championship, with Borsgard in second, by winning by a 4-0 decision. (Windom/Mountain Lake Cobra wrestling file photo)


+ 170 Pounds


W/ML JUNIOR JESSE Jepsen (11-4) received byes in the first two rounds, and then moved on to the championship match by earning a fall at 5:56 over Redwood-River Valley’s Andy Fischer in the semi-final. In the championship match, Jepsen was defeated by Collin Steuber of Fairmont/Martin County West by technical fall-1.5 5:09 (20-3). (Windom/Mountain Lake Cobra wrestling file photo)
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