Grapplers going great guns
The Aggie grapplers had a busy week, starting with a Friday night triangular in Velva where they hosted Beulah and Class A Williston.
The Aggies thumped the Beulah 52-17 as the Miners gave up three pins and five forfeits.
Velva recorded three consecutive pins: at 112 with Derrick Casey in 5:33; 119 Zach Schatz in 3:12; and at 125 with Adam Dean in 1:42.
Other wins for the Aggies came when Hunter Schreiner (130) won a 10-3 decision and Jimi Bridges (160) beat Isaiah Krebs 5-4. Collin Kittelson pulled out a close 5-4 decision at 171, as well.
The Aggies ended the night tied with the Williston Coyotes, 30-30.
At 103 and 112, Williston scored technical falls on the Aggies, and then at 119, they stuck the home team.
But Dean came out with a pin for the Aggies at 125, and Austyn Kittelson provided a major decision, winning 9-1.
At 145, Alex Monk stuck his opponent in the first period, and C. Kittelson took an 8-3 decision at 171.
The big boys in the upper weights gave the Aggies three sticks in a row. Codee Lee got a pin in the opening seconds of the second period at 189. Jed Jespersen pinned his opponent at 215 in the opening period, and Garrett Wible got the pin at 285 in 1:30.
Following Friday night’s triangular, the Aggies were in Kenmare on Saturday for that invitational tournament. Velva took first with 230, followed by Killdeer in second with 200; Rugby with 125; Minot High 106; Kenmare 93; Rolla-Rock Lake 88; Des Lacs-Burlington 69.5; Stanley 54 and New Town 7.