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Tigers Dominate at Fridley Invite

By Delano Wrestling, 12/03/16, 9:15PM CST

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The Tiger Wrestlers finished 1st place with a great team effort - winning the 13-team field by a 79.5 point margin.


The Tigers celebrate their team title at the Don Meyers Fridley Invitational.

FRIDLEY, MN - DECEMBER 3, 2016 - The Tiger wrestlers opened their 2016-17 season in impressive fashion. They brought home the team title at the Don Meyers Fridley Invitational for the second consecutive year - finishing the tournament with 203.5 team points. Zimmerman placed second, but way back from the Tigers, with 124 team points. 

Delano had four individual champions to lead the way. Carson Tschudi won the 120 lb. bracket, going 2-0 on the day with a technical fall, 16-0 in the finals. Tanner Kroells won the 126 lb. bracket, going 3-0 on the day, and a 8-0 major decision in the finals. Tucker Sjomeling won the 138 lb. bracket, going 3-0 on the  day, and a 15-5 major decision in the finals. And Steven Hajas won the 220 lb. bracket, going 3-0 on the day, finishing with a 3rd-period pin in the finals.

 While four champions earned a substantial amount of team points, the strength of the Tigers on this day was their depth throughout the lineup. Delano received lots of team points all throughout their lineup. Walker Russek placed 2nd in the Hwt. bracket. The Tigers had five 3rd-place finishers. Reier Sjomeling at 113, Camden Tschudi at 152, Eli McCune at 160, Samson Streachek at 182, and Edward Hajas at 195 - all placed 3rd in their brackets. Wally Scherer placed 6th at 106 lbs. Hayden Lynch went 1-2 and did not place at 145 lbs. And Sam Cederberg did not place after injury defaulting after suffering a broken arm in his 2nd match of the day in the 170 lb. bracket. 

Senior Tucker Sjomeling added a couple more special achievements to his already impressive resume. With his 2nd win of the day, Sjomeling became the winningest wrestler in Delano history, with his 167th career win. He passed Delano alum Eric Tschudi, who held the record with 166 career wins since 1998. Sjomeling was also awarded as the Most Outstanding Wrestler - an award given as a result of votes from the coaches of all participating teams. 

The Tigers travel to Annandale High School for a triangular against Annandale/Maple Lake and Saint Cloud Apollo on Friday, December 9. They come back to host their annual Delano Invitational on December 10 in the Tiger Activity Center at Delano High School. 

Full Results from the Don Meyers Fridley Invitational:

Team Scores: 

  1. Delano 203.5
  2. Zimmerman 124.0
  3. Fridley 115.0
  4. Tartan 114.0
  5. Richfield 102.5
  6. Mound-Westonka 102.0
  7. Robbinsdale Armstrong 89.0
  8. Minneapolis Washburn 85.5
  9. Champlin Park 63.5
  10. Hopkins 54.5
  11. North St. Paul 50.0
  12. Irondale 38.0
  13. Minneapolis Patrick Henry 31.0

Don Meyers Fridley Invite Results for Delano
106 - Wally Scherer (1-3) placed 6th and scored 4.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Joe Montplaisir (Zimmerman) 2-1 won by fall over Wally Scherer (Delano) 1-3 (Fall 1:36)
    Cons. Round 1 - Wally Scherer (Delano) 1-3 won by decision over Charlie Dojan (Irondale) 0-2 (Dec 9-5)
    Cons. Semi - Dillion Osberg (Champlin Park) 3-1 won by tech fall over Wally Scherer (Delano) 1-3 (TF-1.5 5:00 (17-0))
    5th Place Match - Noah Lietzau (Mound-Westonka) 2-2 won by fall over Wally Scherer (Delano) 1-3 (Fall 0:38)

113 - Reier Sjomeling (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Reier Sjomeling (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Ixtzul Aguilar (North St. Paul) 1-2 (Fall 1:26)
    Semifinal - Evan Carr (Zimmerman) 2-0 won in double overtime over Reier Sjomeling (Delano) 3-1 (2-OT 4-3)
    Cons. Semi - Reier Sjomeling (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over John Bendix (Irondale) 0-3 (Fall 1:44)
    3rd Place Match - Reier Sjomeling (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Sabastian Moore (Richfield) 2-2 (Fall 3:13)

120 - Carson Tschudi (2-0) placed 1st and scored 23.50 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Carson Tschudi (Delano) 2-0 received a bye () (Bye)
    Semifinal - Carson Tschudi (Delano) 2-0 won by fall over Eddie Heimer (Hopkins) 2-2 (Fall 1:34)
    1st Place Match - Carson Tschudi (Delano) 2-0 won by tech fall over John Nguyen (Fridley) 4-1 (TF-1.5 5:03 (16-0))

126 - Tanner Kroells (3-0) placed 1st and scored 23.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Tanner Kroells (Delano) 3-0 won by fall over Eric Dorland (Robbinsdale Armstrong) 0-2 (Fall 0:42)
    Semifinal - Tanner Kroells (Delano) 3-0 won by decision over Connor Swetala (Richfield) 4-1 (Dec 8-5)
    1st Place Match - Tanner Kroells (Delano) 3-0 won by major decision over Jesse Sattler (Hopkins) 2-1 (MD 8-0)

138 - Tucker Sjomeling (3-0) placed 1st and scored 25.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Tucker Sjomeling (Delano) 3-0 won by fall over Seth Hogan (Champlin Park) 0-2 (Fall 0:57)
    Semifinal - Tucker Sjomeling (Delano) 3-0 won by fall over James Young (Robbinsdale Armstrong) 2-2 (Fall 0:48)
    1st Place Match - Tucker Sjomeling (Delano) 3-0 won by major decision over Nate Johnson (Hopkins) 2-1 (MD 15-5)

145 - Hayden Lynch (1-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Prelim - Hayden Lynch (Delano) 1-2 won in overtime over Jevon Lemmerman (Irondale) 0-2 (OT 5-4)
    Quarterfinal - Ethan Kiehm (Minneapolis Washburn) 2-1 won by fall over Hayden Lynch (Delano) 1-2 (Fall 1:37)
    Cons. Round 1 - Brock Munsterteiger (Mound-Westonka) 2-2 won by fall over Hayden Lynch (Delano) 1-2 (Fall 0:43)

152 - Camden Tschudi (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 17.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Camden Tschudi (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Benjamin Schnellman (Zimmerman) 1-3 (Fall 5:15)
    Semifinal - Jonathon Arzola (Fridley) 4-1 won by decision over Camden Tschudi (Delano) 3-1 (Dec 6-4)
    Cons. Semi - Camden Tschudi (Delano) 3-1 won by major decision over Quentin Skinner (Minneapolis Patrick Henry) 1-2 (MD 8-0)
    3rd Place Match - Camden Tschudi (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Sean LeFleur (Irondale) 20-20 (Fall 3:40)

160 - Eli McCune (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 17.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Eli McCune (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Anson Waturuocha (North St. Paul) 0-2 (Fall 2:34)
    Semifinal - Patrick Voigt (Richfield) 2-1 won by decision over Eli McCune (Delano) 3-1 (Dec 7-0)
    Cons. Semi - Eli McCune (Delano) 3-1 won by major decision over Anthony Jefferson (Fridley) 5-2 (MD 14-2)
    3rd Place Match - Eli McCune (Delano) 3-1 won by injury default over Andrew Johnson (Tartan) 2-2 (Inj. 0:00)

170 - Sam Cederberg (0-2) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Sam Conway (Tartan) 2-2 won by fall over Sam Cederberg (Delano) 0-2 (Fall 0:22)
    Cons. Round 1 - Tyler Shroyer (Robbinsdale Armstrong) 3-1 won by decision over Sam Cederberg (Delano) 0-2 (Dec 9-2)

182 - Samson Streachek (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 14.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Samson Streachek (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Ethan Foley (Minneapolis Washburn) 1-2 (Fall 1:00)
    Semifinal - Alex Bahl (Tartan) 2-1 won by fall over Samson Streachek (Delano) 3-1 (Fall 1:39)
    Cons. Semi - Samson Streachek (Delano) 3-1 won by decision over Ben ZayZay (Fridley) 4-3 (Dec 3-1)
    3rd Place Match - Samson Streachek (Delano) 3-1 won by decision over Bobby Sweet (Mound-Westonka) 3-2 (Dec 3-1)

195 - Edward Hajas (3-1) placed 3rd and scored 18.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Edward Hajas (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Muaj Xiong (Minneapolis Patrick Henry) 1-2 (Fall 0:33)
    Semifinal - George Mennenga (Robbinsdale Armstrong) 2-0 won by decision over Edward Hajas (Delano) 3-1 (Dec 2-0)
    Cons. Semi - Edward Hajas (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Amed Hagair (Irondale) 0-3 (Fall 0:34)
    3rd Place Match - Edward Hajas (Delano) 3-1 won by fall over Muaj Xiong (Minneapolis Patrick Henry) 1-2 (Fall 0:26)

220 - Steven Hajas (3-0) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Steven Hajas (Delano) 3-0 won by fall over Trey Staves (Tartan) 1-3 (Fall 1:30)
    Semifinal - Steven Hajas (Delano) 3-0 won by fall over Dawson Schlegal (Champlin Park) 2-2 (Fall 1:48)
    1st Place Match - Steven Hajas (Delano) 3-0 won by fall over Yaogan Ametor (Minneapolis Washburn) 1-1 (Fall 3:46)

285 - Walker Russek (2-1) placed 2nd and scored 18.00 team points.
    Quarterfinal - Walker Russek (Delano) 2-1 won by fall over Matthew Mayer (Champlin Park) 1-3 (Fall 0:52)
    Semifinal - Walker Russek (Delano) 2-1 won by decision over Gabe Franklin (Fridley) 4-2 (Dec 6-1)
    1st Place Match - Corey Guenther (North St. Paul) 2-0 won by decision over Walker Russek (Delano) 2-1 (Dec 6-0)