Esping pin secures win at Tracy
Everyone knew this was going to be a tough match for Minneota.
And it had implications in the furture Section 3A wrestling tournament, since both teams will in in that tourney.
And it had suspense. With the Tracy bunch leading, 30-29, it came down to the last match.
And Minneota's defending state champ got it done, pinning Sam Bauer in 1:28 to give the Vikings the match, 35-30.
But before that Esping got some nice work from many of his teammates.
For instance, Blake Reiss at 38 pounds went into overtime with Tyler Vandendriessche and came out with a 10-5 win. It was somewhat of a turning point.
A match later, Cole VanOverbeke earned a major decision and Kyle Banks got a big pin over Gabe Krick in 2:45 to help get the Vikings closer to the victory.
At 182, Shawn Buysse took care of his business, winning a 3-1 overtime decision from Jace Palow. Tracy-M-B/WWG game flying back with a pair of wins on pins to take a precarious one-point lead at 30-29 going into the heavyweight match. But Esping wasted little time, put Bauer on his back and gave the Vikings the five-point win.
Minneota 35, Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Westbrook-Walnut-Grove 30
106-Ayden Horner (TMBW) decl Eric Carrasco, 8-5.
113-Jonah Gruenes (M) maj. dec. Caden Johnson, 9-0.
120-Brant Buysse (M) won on forfeit.
126-Kade Lozinski (M) dec. Levi Ellingson, 4-2.
132-Dereck Ellingson (TMBW) won on forfeit.
138-Blake Reiss (M) dec. Tyler Vandendriessche, SV-1 10-5.
145-Anthony Axford (TMBW) tech fall Austin Kloos, 26-11.
152-Cole VanOverbeke (M) maj. dec. Austin Axford, 10-0.
160-Kyle Banks (M) pin Gabe Krick, 2:45.
170-Trevor Eisfeld (TMBW) maj. dec. Josh Laleman, 17-5.
182-Shawn Buysse (M) dec. Jace Paplow, SV-1, 3-1.
195-Austin Buchholz (TMBW) pin Layne Lozinski.
220-Tyler Timm (TMBW) pin Jackson Esping.
285-TJ Esping (M) pin Sam Bauer,1:28.