Eight wrestling teams descended upon Janesville for the JWP/WEM Mike Fasnacht Memorial Tourney. Only one, #3 in Class AAA Shakopee (174), was better than second place Chatfield (163). JCC (153), Northfield (138), and Farmington (102) went 3-4-5. The Gophers placed eight guys top three. Jake Mandt won 145, his fifth title of the year. After 21-9 major in the semis, Jake wrestled Shakopee’s #3 in Class AAA (at 152) Sam Webster (29-5) to a 2-1 decision win. Mandt (27-0) is #1 in Class A. Junior Nathan Goldsmith (138) won his first tourney of the year (bye, fall, 6-0 D). He improved to 16-13. Davontae Goldsmith (170 > 8-0 MD, 3-2 D, lost 4-2 D) and Isaiah Froese (285 > pin, forfeit, pinned) each went 2-1 to take second. D-Goldsmith improved to 18-6. A.J. Karver (220 > pin, lost 9-6 D) went 1-1 to take second. Seth Goetzinger (106 > pin, loss 6-0 D, pin, 5-1 D) and Chase Ketterhagen (132 > pin, pinned, pin, 1-0 D) each went 3-1 to take third. Goetzinger improved to 23-6. Tate Karver (126) went 2-1 (pin, pinned, pin) to take third. Nolan Salerno (160) also took third (went 1-2). Chatfield won its only dual of the week, beating La Crescent. The Gophers are 3-0 (TRC-West), 7-0 (TRC-all), and 10-1 (overall).
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