Charlie Pickell won the title at 132 pounds and was named Outstanding Wrestler (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
EDINA, Minn. -- On Saturday, Charlie Pickell made a statement at the InterMat Classic, dominating a weight class that included three state champions, along with a state finalist.
Pickell, a two-time state champion and four-time state finalist, cruised to the title at 132 pounds, picking up a technical fall in the finals over Charlie Dojan (Irondale, Minn.), 18-3. Dojan defeated a pair of state finalists on his run to the finals before losing to Pickell, who finished his tournament with three first-period pins and a technical fall.
Pickell was named the event's Outstanding Wrestler.
Christian Noble pinned his way to a title for the second straight year (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Christian Noble (Big Lake, Minn.) was the lone repeat champion at the InterMat Classic. Noble pinned every opponent he faced in the tournament for the second straight year. He pinned Colton Bornholdt (New Prague, Minn.) in the first period in the championship match at 113 pounds. Noble, a state third-place finisher last season, jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after a takedown and two-point nearfall. He built his lead to 6-1 before securing the pin.
St. Michael-Albertville and Shakopee crowned a pair of champions.
Winning titles for St. Michael-Albertville were seventh-grader Landon Robideau (100) and sophomore Cole Becker (145).
Seventh-grader Landon Robideau won the title at 100 pounds with a win over Fargo finalist Alan Koehler (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Robideau, a Tulsa Nationals champion, won the title at 100 pounds with a 5-2 victory over Fargo freestyle finalist Alan Koehler (Prior Lake, Minn.). Robideau used two first-period takedowns to go up 4-1 in the first period. The two would trade escapes in each of the next two periods with no more takedowns scored.
Cole Becker lifts Canon Swanson in overtime (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Becker, a state placewinner and Fargo All-American, picked up the title at 145 pounds with a pin in overtime against two-time state finalist Canon Swanson (Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa, Minn.). Regulation ended with the score tied 4-4. Neither wrestled as able to score in the first minute of overtime. In tiebreaker, Becker escaped to take the lead. When Swanson went down, Becker lifted him and drove him to his back for the fall. In 2018, Becker placed fifth at the InterMat Classic.
Shakopee's champions were Pierson Manville (126) and Joey Johnson (195).
Pierson Manville claimed the title at 126 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Manville, the nation's No. 2 junior high wrestler, captured the title at 126 pounds after finishing second in the event a year ago at 106 pounds. He topped state runner-up Ryan Henningson (Winona, Minn.), 6-2. Manville, a state champion as a seventh-grader, scored two first-period takedowns and added a third-period reversal.
Joey Johnson had three pins en route to winning the title at 195 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Johnson, a state placewinner, capped off a dominant run to the title by getting a first-period pin in the finals against Aiden Winter (Andover, Minn.). Johnson pinned all three of his opponents on Saturday.
Two Wisconsin wrestlers won titles, Shane Corrigan (De Pere, Wis.) and Ben Durocher (Wrightstown, Wis.).
Shane Corrigan shut out Max Ricks in the finals (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Corrigan shut out Max Ricks 4-0 in the finals at 106 pounds. The match was scoreless through the first two periods. In the third period, Corrigan picked up a takedown and added to his lead with a two-point nearfall. A year ago, Corrigan placed sixth at the InterMat Classic.
Ben Durocher edged Ryder Rogotzke in the finals at 152 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Durocher, a two-time state finalist, held on to beat Ryder Rogotzke (Stillwater, Minn.), 7-6, to claim the title at 152 pounds. Rogotzke used a four-point move late in the match to take a 6-5 lead. But Durocher came behind for a reversal with 10 seconds left, which proved to be the difference.
Julian Valtierrez defeated Matthew Hogue to win the title at 120 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Julian Valtierrez (Taft, Ill.) gave Beat the Streets Chicago a champion at the InterMat Classic, winning the title at 120 pounds. He defeated Matthew Hogue (Stillwater, Minn.) 13-8 in sudden victory in the finals. Valtierrez broke open a 2-2 match in the second period with a four-point move. He led 7-2 in the third before Hogue came back with a four-point move of his own to cut the deficit to 7-6. Hogue cut Valtierrez loose and scored a late takedown to send the match to overtime. In overtime, Hogue threw a headlock, but Valtierrez rolled through and scored a takedown and three nearfall points to win by five.
Jerry Simes scored a late takedown to defeat Brandt Bombard in the finals at 138 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Jerry Simes (Litchfield, Minn.), a state placewinner and three-time state qualifier, scored a late takedown to edge Brandt Bombard (North Branch, Minn.) in the finals at 138 pounds. Bombard took a 2-1 lead with 12 seconds left in the match after Simes was penalized for stalling. With short time on the clock, Simes scored a takedown to earn the victory.
Bryce Fitzpatrick won a high-scoring affair over Colby Mennis in the finals at 160 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
State placewinner Bryce FitzPatrick (Mahtomedi, Minn.) won a high-scoring affair over state runner-up Colby Mennis (Madison Central, S.D.), 11-10, to win the title at 160 pounds.
Jaden Dukes won by major decision in the finals (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Jaden Dukes (Lakeville South, Minn.) secured the title at 170 pounds with an 11-3 major decision in the finals over Mitchell Nowlan (Andover, Minn.).
Danny Reynolds defeated Roman Rogotzke in the finals at 182 pounds (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Danny Reynolds (Andover, Minn.) defeated Roman Rogotzke (Stillwater, Minn.) 8-6 to earn the title at 182 pounds. The 182-pound weight class included two returning InterMat Classic champions, but both wrestlers failed to make the finals.
Kaleb Haase, a two-time state placewinner, won the title at heavyweight (Photo/Jeff Beshey, The Guillotine)
Kaleb Haase (Redwood Valley, Minn.), a two-time state placewinner, won the title at heavyweight with a 7-3 victory over state qualifier Ryan Fitz (Mound Westonka, Minn.).
Placement Match Results
1st: Landon Robideau (STMA) dec. Alan Koehler (Prior Lake), 5-2
3rd: Nolan Reiter (Big Lake) maj. dec. Matt Randolph (Scott West), 11-1
5th: Robert Flege (Aquinas) by injury default over Austin Laudenbach (Apple Valley)
1st: Shane Corrigan (De Pere) dec. Max Ricks (Rogers), 4-0
3rd: Aaron Lorentz (Perham) dec. Elijah Wald (Wayzata), 6-1
5th: Preston Kratochvil (LAW) dec. Andrew Joedeman (Litchfield), 8-6
1st: Christian Noble (Big Lake) pinnedColton Bornholdt (New Prague), 1:30
3rd: Spencer Johnson (Sartell) dec. Gavin Hilyar (Elk River), 8-4
5th: Alex Joedeman (Litchfield) pinned Jacob Uribe (Edina), 0:58
1st: Julian Valtierrez (Taft) dec. Matthew Hogue (Stillwater), 13-8 SV
3rd: Jed Wester (STMA) dec. Teagan Block (Prior Lake), 3-0
5th: Calvin Lonnquist (Wayzata) dec. Tanner Gerber (Cameron), 6-4
1st: Pierson Manville (Shakopee) dec. Ryan Henningson (Winona), 6-2
3rd: Kyler Wong (Wayzata) dec. Ty Althoff (Watertown), 7-5
5th: Brendan Howes (Anoka) maj. dec. Logan Henningson (Winona), 13-2
1st: Charlie Pickell (Mankato West) tech. fall Charlie Dojan (Irondale), 18-3
3rd: Landon Parent (Princeton) dec. Cody Minor (Ashwaubenon), 4-2
5th: Roman Gilbert (Eastview) pinned Kelby Armstrong (Minot), 0:59
1st: Jerry Simes (Litchfield) dec. Brandt Bombard (North Branch), 3-2
3rd: Sam Fernholz (Sartell) dec. Gabe Bellefeuille (Perham), 8-1
5th: Kade Sammons (Windom Area) dec.Tyler Jensen (Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa), 8-4
1st: Cole Becker (STMA) pinned Canon Swanson (Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa), 8:30
3rd: Jude Link (Dassel Cokato) pinned David Platt (Hibbing), 4:30
5th: Alex Kowalchyk (Coon Rapids) dec. Ryan Cripe (Lakeville South), 2-1
1st: Ben Durocher (Wrightstown) dec. Ryder Rogotzke (Stillwater), 7-6
3rd: Bryce Dagel (Eden Prairie) dec. Royce Hogue (Stillwater), 10-9
5th: Reid Lawrence (Mahtomedi) maj. dec. Logan Heimbruch (New London), 11-3
1st: Bryce FitzPatrick (Mahtomedi) dec. Colby Mennis (Madison Central), 11-10
3rd: Adam Sylvester (Totino Grace) dec. Kail Wynia (Kasson-Mantoville), 8-4
5th: Hunter Mashl (De Pere) maj. dec. Anthony Arens (Totino Grace), 10-2
1st: Jaden Dukes (Lakeville South) maj. dec. Mitchell Nowlan (Andover), 11-3
3rd: Gavin Osterhaus (Burnsville) dec. Hayden LeMonds (STMA), 2-1
5th: Nathan Langer (Eastview) pinned Jaime Ruiz (Kennedy), 1:43
1st: Danny Reynolds (Andover) dec. Roman Rogotzke (Stillwater), 8-6
3rd: Wyatt Lidberg (STMA) dec. Cayden Homme (Wayzata), 3-1
5th: Brian Ramos (Perham) dec. Jagger Greenwood (Hibbing), 11-6
1st: Joey Johnson (Shakopee) pinned Aiden Winter (Andover), 1:11
3rd: Christian Sackett (Stewartville) pinned Carlos Perez (Lane Tech), 4:15
5th: Kaylon King (Washburn) pinned Brennan Hirtz (Eden Prairie), 2:49
1st: Kaleb Haase (Redwood Valley) dec. Ryan Fitz (Mound Westonka), 7-3
3rd: Sawyer Wilson (Somerset) pinned Denis Tokin (Woodbury), 1:40