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Royals take 2nd at Woodbury Duals

By GTR 12/09/2019, 7:00am CST

The Woodbury wrestlers dismantled Henry Sibley and then beat a strong Rochester Mayo squad before being beaten by #1 AAA Shakopee on Saturday in the Woodbury Duals.  The event raised funds for the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund.

Against section foe Sibley, the Royals were dominant from the start, with Alex Braun, Brad Little and Will Bents pinning their opponents.  Cade Johnson won by technical fall, Jack Anderson by major decision, Nick Howe by fall and Sebastian Zamorano by decision.  In the final weights, Omar Abdelal won by fall, Brock Rinehart by technical fall, Ahmed Abdelal and Tre Hockenberger won by fall before Thomas Moesenthin and Mason Barrows took forfeit wins to finalize the Royal win at 73-6.

Against Rochester Mayo, Braun and Little again got Woodbury out to at 12-0 start with two pins.  Bents took a major decision victory and Johnson won by technical fall in consecutive weights but the Royals were down 23-21 after 8 weights.  A  major decision victory by Ahmed Abdelal and pins by Rinehart and Hockenberger put the Royals up 40-23 and Trenton Willner's pin finalized the Woodbury victory at 46-29.

Braun got the Royals out to another great start with a pin in the opening match...but facing a number of top-ranked wrestlers prevented additional team points until Zamorano got a decision mid-way through the match.  Rinehart and Barrows won by decision to make the final score Shakopee 55, Woodbury 14 (one team point deduction).

Winning bouts for JV were Caleb Howe, Logan Ryan, Mike Hall, Noah Golden, Fernando Cartagena, Thomas Moesenthin, Stanley Iturinno, Denis Tokin, Gavin Wilson and Jack Anderson.


Shakopee 70, Annandale-Maple Lake 3

GMLOS 42, White Bear Lake 22

Woodbury 73, Henry Sibley 6

Rochester Mayo 59, Mahtomedi 23


Annandale-Maple Lake 51, White Bear Lake 22

Henry Sibley 43, Mahtomedi 42 (criteria)


Shakopee 63, GMLOS 9

Woodbury 46, Rochester Mayo 29

7th place:

Mahtomedi 42, White Bear Lake 42 (tie – no advancement)

5th place:

Annandale-Maple Lake 54, Henry Sibley 14

3rd place:

GMLOS 40, Rochester Mayo 35


Shakopee 55, Woodbury 14

This week, the Royals travel to White Bear Lake to take on the Bears and Cambridge-Isanti in a triangular.  Action starts at 4:30pm.  Please note the location of the match is at the North Campus, 5045 Division Avenue in White Bear Lake. 

The Royals team swept through a quadrangular Thursday night, dominating Irondale 73-5 and Armstrong 84-0 before beating Hastings 38-34.  It was only the 3rd time the Royals have beaten Hastings in program history.

Against Irondale, a new addition to the Suburban East wrestling conference, the Royals dominated from start to finish.  Alex Braun, Will Bents, Cade Johnson, Nick Howe, Sebastian Zamorano, Omar Abdelal, Ahmed Abdelal, Tre Hockenberger, Mason Barrows and Ethan Chaney all won by fall in the match.  Brad Little and Brock Rinehart won by technical fall and Kaiden Kirby won by decision in his first varsity win.

Against Armstrong, the Royals took 6 point wins in every match, the first time they've accomplished that since the 2012-2013 season.  Forfeits were won at four weights and falls were won by Braun, Little, Kirby, Johnson, Jack Anderson (first varsity win), Howe, Zamorano, Omar Abdelal, Hockenberger and Trenton Willner.

The final dual against Hastings wasn't decided until late, but the Royals started out in dominating fashion with a technical fall by Braun and a fall by Little.  Bents and Johnson also picked up falls to boost an early lead to 23-4, but Hastings won the next 4 matches to take a 28-23 lead.  Rinehart and Ahmed Abdelal each won by fall and Mason Barrows sealed the deal with a win by decision.

On the junior varsity side, Mike Hall, Thomas Moesenthin, Logan Ryan, Jack Anderson and Trenton Willner all went undefeated on the evening.  Allen Mancera, Josh Williams and Gavin Wilson all went 2-1 on a very successful night.

The Royals opened the 2019-2020 season with some good success at the Ken Droegemueller Invitational in Osseo on Saturday.

On the junior varsity side, 8 wrestlers competed and all won at least one match.  Records on the day:  Izaak Farrington 1-2, Caleb Howe 2-1, Fernando Cartagena 2-1, Noah Golden 2-1, Jack Anderson 2-1, Kaiden Kirby 2-1, and both Allen Mancera and Josh Williams swept through their pools at 3-0.

In the varsity division, both Alex Braun and Brock Rinehart went 3-0 on the day and won their weight divisions.  In addition, three wrestlers won their first career varsity matches:  Ethan Chaney, who took 5th, Thomas Moesenthin , who took 3rd, and Brad Little, who took 2nd.  Below are the other place winners for the Royals on Saturday:

Nick Howe, 6th

Sebastian Zamorano, 4th

Tre Hockenberger, 4th

Will Bents, 3rd (and got his 50th career win)

Dave Hawley, 3rd

Mason Barrows, 2nd

Cade Johnson, 2nd

The Royals have a busy week upcoming.  On Thursday, they will host a quadrangular meet against Irondale, Hastings and Armstrong at Woodbury HS.  Action begins at 4:30pm.

On Saturday, we will host the 6th annual Woodbury Duals and the event will be a Takedown Cancer event to benefit the Randy Shaver Cancer Research & Community Fund.  Action begins at 9:00am with Woodbury going against Henry Sibley.  Other teams participating:  Shakopee, Annandale/Maple Lake, White Bear Lake, Grand Meadow, Rochester Mayo and Mahtomedi.

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