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Eric Peterson, Published December 28 2013

Lisbon's Urbach finishes 2nd at 152 pounds in his first Rumble on the Red

FARGO – Lisbon senior Dylan Urbach faced a nationally ranked foe in the 152-pound title match at the Rumble on the Red wrestling tournament.

That was the kind of matchup Urbach wanted since he was a freshman.

“One of the main reasons we decided to take our team here was because of Dylan Urbach; him asking about, ‘Can we go to the Rumble?’ as a freshman,” said Lisbon head coach Joe Kern.

“He loves the sport of wrestling.”

Apple Valley junior Dayton Racer proved too much for Urbach on Saturday, earning a 6-0 decision in the 152 finals at the Fargodome.

Racer (16-0) is ranked No. 14 at 152, according to InterMat’s national high school rankings.

“I wrestled pretty good this weekend, but I have to get in better shape. I found out that last match,” said Urbach, who has a 16-1 record this season. “It will help me get better. He is a great wrestler.”

Urbach earned a North Dakota Class B state title at 145 pounds last season. He said the Rumble will help in his quest to earn a second state crown.

“He has never been (one) to back down from a challenge, and he’s been that way since seventh grade,” Kern said.

A perennial national wrestling power, Apple Valley cruised to the team title at the Rumble with 343 points. West Fargo finished second with 187.5 points. The Packers had two wrestlers make the finals. Both took second.

“We put two in the finals and had eight placers,” said West Fargo head coach Kayle Dangerud.

“For a tournament of this caliber it was a good weekend for us.”

West Fargo junior Jordan Shearer was trying to win another Rumble championship, having won two previous. However, Shearer lost a 9-3 decision against Apple Valley junior Maolu Woiwor in the title match at 132.

Woiwor built a 5-0 lead in the first period and Shearer wasn’t able to make up that early deficit.

“It’s tough when you got down early that much,” Dangerud said. “That kid is tough and it’s tough to come back from that lead. You can’t get down that much that early.”

Shearer is a four-time North Dakota Class A state champion. He won a Rumble on the Red title at 120 a season ago.

“It was very much of a disappointment,” Shearer said. “Every tournament I’m in I am going out there hoping to win.”

Packers junior Weston Dobler got off to a strong start in the 160 finals, but couldn’t hold off Scott West junior Andrew Fogarty.

Dobler had a 2-1 lead after one period, but Fogarty scored a key takedown late in the second period for a 4-2 lead. Fogarty added a takedown in the third period en route to a 6-2 victory.

Fogarty earned a major decision against Dobler when the two wrestled at the Minnesota Christmas Tournament last weekend.

“We definitely closed the gap there,” Dangerud said of Dobler.

“We try to get better each week. Tournaments like these expose our bad habits and flaws and know we go back to the practice room and work on those things.”

Team scores

Apple Valley 343, West Fargo 187.5, Scott West 160.5, Cambridge-Isanti 145, Foley 135.5, Owatonna 127.5, Farmington 115.5, Anoka 114.5, Lakeville North 101, Rosemount 98.5, Windom-Mountian Lake 98, Woodbury 96, United South Central 75, Frazee 74.5, Andover, 68.5, Delano 68.5, Worthington 68, Keyon Wanamingo 67.5, Detroit Lakes 67, Albert Lea 66.5, Valley City 65.5, Carrington 65, South Border 65, St. Francis 65, Stoughton 64, White Bear lake 64, Coon Rapids 63.5, Border West 61.5, Central Cass 61.5, Thief River Falls 61.5,

Chaska-Chanhassen 59.5, Becker 58, Chisago lakes Area 58, Moorhead 56, Fargo Davies 52, Lisbon 52, Minneota 52, Eagan 50.5, Benilde-St. Margaret’s 48, Waconia 45, Forest Lake 44, Eden Prairie 43, East Ridge 41.5, Royalton-Upsala 41.5, Tri-Valley 41, Jamestown 40, Elk River 38.5, Rapid City Stevens 37, Orono 36, Osseo 35.5, Spearfish 32, St. Cloud Apollo 31, Byron 28, Wahpeton 28, Bisamrck St. Mary’s 26.5, Hillsboro-Central Valley 26,

Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 25, Burnsville 23.5, Fargo North 21.5, Cloquet-Esko 21, Fertile-Beltrami 21, Sisseton 15, Fargo South 14, St. Cloud Tech 14, Trinity School at River Ridge 12, Des Lacs-Burlington 11, Hettinger 10, Harvey 4, Grand Forks Red River 0.

Individual championships

106: Tucker Sjomeling, Delano, dec. Tyler Eischens, Anoka, 7-4.

113: Tanner Cole, Owatonna, dec. Jamin LeDuc, Farmington, 4-3.

120: Cameron Sykora, Border West, major dec. Zach Hasselberger, Stoughton, 14-0.

126: David Flynn, Scott West, dec. Tyler Funk, Foley, 6-0.

132: Maolu Woiwor, Apple Valley, dec. Jordan Shearer, West Fargo, 9-3.

138: Ryan Schuman, Tri-Valley, dec. Seth Gross, Apple Valley, 4-3.

145: Zach Siegle, Scott West, Brock Morgan, Apple Valley, 4-2.

152: Dayton Racer, Apple Valley, dec. Dylan Urbach, Lisbon, 6-0.

160: Andrew Fogarty, Scott West, dec. Weston Dobler, West Fargo, 6-2.

170: Mark Hall, Apple Valley, pinned Matt Njos, Anoka, 4:38.

182: Bobby Steveson, Apple Valley, major dec. Jackson Striggow, Orono, 14-5.

195: Gable Steveson, Apple Valley, dec. Tyler Miday, Foley, 6-2.

220: Paul Cheney, Apple Valley, dec. Kyle Chromy, Cambridge-Isanti, 9-4.

285: Spencer Sorenson, Owatonna, dec. Lord Josh Hyeamang, Apple Valley, 5-1.

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Eric Peterson at (701) 241-5513.