Virginia Area wrestling falls to Hibbing in quarterfinals, 40-30


Section 7AA Meet

Hibbing 40

Virginia Area 30

NASHWAUK — The Bluejackets took advantage of the upper weights en route to a 40-30 win over the Blue Devils Tuesday at the Nashwauk-Keewatin High School Gymnasium.

The quarterfinal loss eliminated the Blue Devils from the Section 7AA Tournament.

Virginia got early wins from Jackson Kendall by a 9-6 decision over Ethan Roy; Connor Morcom by forfeit; Asher Hedblom by fall at 2:42 over Preston Thronson; Nolan Campbell by fall at 1:15 over Levi Herr; and Gavin Benz by an 8-1 decision over Josh Cannata.

From there, Hibbing started to take control.

Bryan Larrabee beat Erik Sundquist by an 8-4 decision, then Cooper Hendrickson defeated Gavin Flnnigan by major decision 19-6.

David Platt came up with a fall at 2:40 over Jacob Burress, but Miigwen Tuchel pinned Owen Hendrickson at 5:27 to stop that run of victories.

Ian Larrabee got the train headed in the right direction when he beat Gavyn Holm 7-1, then Drew Shay won by fall over Beau Tapio at 2:37. Jagger Greenwood got a forfeit win, then Langston Nash pinned Ryan Wenzel at 1:24 to seal it. Christopher Tureson would win by forfeit to end the match.


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