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Tiger wrestling tops the Irish

The Tigers struggled against perennial powerhouse Apple Valley as they continue to get healthy and field a young team. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Farmington beat Rosemount in the first dual of their co-meet with the Irish and Apple Valley. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

The Farmington and Rosemount wrestling teams both had plenty of action this past week. The two teams met in a co-meet on Thursday, Jan. 18. Farmington wrestled later that night against top-ranked in class 3A Apple Valley, while Rosemount competed at the Eastview Invitational over the weekend.

Tigers vs. Irish

The Tigers and Irish faced off in the first dual of the co-meet held at Farmington High School. Farmington won the dual 44-28 as the Tigers won seven out of 11 wrestled matches. Below are the results:

106- Double Forfeit

113- Gavin Anderson of Farmington by fall over Cassius Howard of Rosemount in 3:24 (6-0 F)

120- Martin Stewart of Farmington by tech fall 17-1 (11-0 F)

126- Trayton Anderson of Farmington by fall (17-0 F)

132- Luke Peterson of Farmington by fall over Joe Sampers of Rosemount in 0:21 (23-0 F)

138- Austin Hamel of Farmington in a 5-3 decision over Artur Un of Rosemount (26-0 F)

145- Tony Beyersdorfer of Rosemount in a 9-1 major decision over Parker Venz of Farmington (26-4 F)

152- Nathan Snyder of Rosemount by forfeit (26-10 F)

160- Zac Janz of Farmington by forfeit (32-10 F)

170- Seth Goodreau of Farmington by fall over Zach Young of Rosemount in 3:30 (38-10 F)

182- Zach Young of Rosemount by fall over Trevor Olson of Farmington in 0:20 (38-16 F)

195- Haydyn Rehder of Rosemount by fall over Matt Reed of Farmington in 1:38 (38-22 F)

220- Ezayah Oropeza of Rosemount by fall over Nick Hawkins of Farmington in 0:54 (38-28 F)

285- Luke Kreisel of Farmington by fall over Cameron Rother of Rosemount in 3:11 (44-28 F)

Golden Eagles

Farmington then struggled against arguably the best team in the state (though watch out for Anoka). The Tigers won just three matches against Apple Valley: Stewart at 120 pounds won by a 5-1 decision over Cade Sungaard; Trayton Anderson at 126 pounds tech falled Max Harvey 19-2 and Janz at 152 pounds won a 9-7 decision over Kyrylo Pernatiy. Of Apple Valley's 10 wins (not including a forfeit they received), six were by pin.

Coach Henry Gerten said that overall he was happy with the way his team wrestled.

"We wrestled very hard and continue to see improvement in our lower weights," he said. "We need to pick the pace up a bit in out upper weights and we look forward to getting healthy as the season reaches it's latter stages."

Farmington hosts Eastview on Thursday, Jan. 25, and then travels to Albert Lea on Saturday, Jan. 27.

Rosemount at Eastview

The Irish then competed at the Eastview Invitational this past weekend, an individual tournament featuring 11 teams. Last year, Rosemount finished in 10th but his year they were able to improve their performance drastically and take fifth.

Coach Tyler Cookas said that the Irish had eight wrestlers place. Artur Un, Ezayah Oropeza and Max Otterdah all finished as runners-up; Cassius Howard and Zach Young each took fifth; and Vince McCorkell, Tony Beyersdorfer and Haydyn Rehder placed sixth. Also winning matches were Johnny Thai and Kirby Kayfes.

Rosemount hosts Rochester Century and Wayzata in a triangular on Friday, Jan. 27, and then the next day hosts Shakopee, Burnsville and Roseville.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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