Haase claims 220 pound title

It was a solid day of wrestling for the Redwood-River Valley wrestlers Saturday in Windom as they finished third overall at the Big South Conference Tourney.

The Badgers finished with 135 team points to place behind Marshall (191.5) and champion Fairmont/MCW (229).

Junior Kaleb Haase led the way for the Badgers as he earned the title at 220 pounds. Haase (17-2) topped Jacob Hertzog of Waseca (17-3) 9-6 in the championship match. He also earned a 30 second fall in the quarterfinals and was a 5-1 winner over Jacob Rahm of Fairmont/MCW in the semis.

Fellow junior Chad Maddock picked up a second place finish at Heavyweight. Maddock (15-4) lost by fall to second-seeded Colby Wenninger (20-3) of New Ulm Area in the title match. He was a winner by first period fall in the quarterfinals and earned a 5-1 decision over Cole Felcyn of Marshall in the semis.

Senior Tayte Harazin (20-2) finished second in a tough weight class at 152. Harazin lost a tough 4-2 decision to Alex Borsgard (19-1) of Windom-Mt. Lake in the championship match. He earned a first period fall in the quarterfinals and topped Miles Fitzgerald of Fairmont/MCW 6-2 in the semifinals.

Senior Omar Arredondo (14-9) reached the third place match at 138 where he would fall 9-6 to Jaxen Klinkner (20-5) of Blue Earth Area.

Junior Mason Rummel (8-7) and senior James Ploeger (11-4) finished in fourth place respectively at 182 and 195. Rummel fell by technical fall in the third place match to Dominic Whitlow of Blue Earth Area and Ploeger and Ploeger dropped a 7-4 decision to Jacob Neuberger of Worthington.

Junior Owen Bertram (9-7) was fifth at 113 pounds, topping Luke Osweiler of Waseca by a 5-2 decision in the fifth place match. Junior

Andy Fischer (8-10) was fifth at 170, defeating Osmar Roman Parada of Windom-Mt. Lake by fall in the fifth place match.

Freshman Maverick Goblirsch (1-2) was sixth at 160 pounds as he dropped a 10-3 decision to Eric Lange of Pipestone Area in the fifth place match.

Big South Conference Team Results - Fairmont/MCW 229, Marshall 191.5, Redwood-River Valley 135, Windom-Mt. Lake 133, Worthington 103.5, New Ulm Area 100, Blue Earth Area 96.5, St. Peter 93, Waseca 85, St. James Area 63, JCC 59, Pipestone Area 32, Luverne 8