Cole Rasmussen wrestles Pine Islandís Broghen Kunz winning by a fall in 2-23. Photos by Mary Nelson
By Mary Nelson
Hayfield traveled to Waseca on Monday, February 3 for a triangular with Medford. Hayfield had a sweep on the night first beating Waseca 51-21. Hayfield then wrestled Medford winning 45-23.
On Thursday, February 6 Hayfield had a triangular with PEM in Pine Island which would be the last of their regular season duals. The dual with Pine Island stayed close throughout most of the dual. Hayfield led Pine Island by ten after 182 but two Hayfield forfeits put Pine Island up by two points going into the heavyweight match between Trey Chatman and Alex Aarsvold.
Chatman dominated the match but it took six minutes to record the win. The fans and teammates of both teams were on the edge of their seats until the final seconds. Chatman recorded an 11-4 win to give Hayfield the 36-35 win.
106 N Bauer (PI) 11-4 J Heydt; 113 I Haman (PI) 7-5 Mo Moreno; 120 C Rasmussen (H) Fall 2:23 B Kunz; 126 C Stadler (H) 4-0 C Swarthout; 132 Ma Moreno (H) Fall 2:18 T Lejcher; 138 T Turner (PI) Fall 2:24 L Canny; 145 A Pleschourt (PI) Fall :50 C Johnson; 152 C Nelson (H) Forf; 160 S McPhail (PI) TF 26-11 D Arndt; 170 Z Elward (H) Forf; 182 G Mindrup (H) Forf; 195 C Pike (PI) Forf; 220 Z Kennedy (PI) Forf; 285 T Chatman (H) 11-4 A Aarsvold.
Hayfield would get just four wins early on in the dual with PEM to take an 18-6 lead but that lead diminished quickly with the losses and forfeits that followed after their 132lb match. Jackson Heydt (106) won a close 6-5 match against Reed DeFrang. Morgan Moreno won his match in 45 seconds against Jacob Elit. PEM's Chase DeFrang put his team on the board with a fall against Cole Rasmussen in 3:33 in his 120 lb match. Cam Stadler (126) won his match against Sam Ebin 5-0. Mason Moreno (132) would post Hayfield's last win of the night with a fall in 2:11 against Jimmy Elit. The final score was 55-18.
Hayfield ended their season with a 8-10 record.
Team sections will take place on Thursday, February 13 at the high seed.
Team seeding was held on Monday, February 10 and weren't available by press time.