Cael Bartels of the Gophers works on his Dover-Eyota opponent.
Cael Bartels of the Gophers works on his Dover-Eyota opponent. SAM CLEMENS/CHATFIELD NEWS

In a dual wrestling meet win over Dover-Eyota last week, Chatfield improved to 7-1 on the season, 4-0 against Three Rivers Conference teams, but not necessarily all division wins. 

Thursday night the team will host Plainview-Elgin-Millville in what could be the decider of the conference championship, according to coach Travis Bartels. 

Solid win Friday night against D-E.  We dealt with adversity all week with sickness and weight-cutting and I felt that we handled it well,” said Bartels. “This week will be especially exciting with PEM home on Thursday and Stewartville Invite Saturday.  I believe the winner of Thursday night's dual will win the Three Rivers Conference.”

Here are the results from the Dover-Eyota meet.

Chatfield 42 Dover-Eyota 23

106: Seth Goetzinger (CHAT) over Treyton Thesing (D-E) (Fall 2:33)

113: Cael Bartels (CHAT) over Gavin Gust (D-E) (Dec 12-6)

120: Taylor DeFrang (D-E) over Tate Karver (CHAT) (TF 20-5 4:20)

126: Teigan Miller (D-E) over Grady Schott (CHAT) (Dec 8-5)

132: Chase Ketterhagen (CHAT) over Spencer Honsey (D-E) (Dec 5-0)

138: Nathan Goldsmith (CHAT) over McKray Tuma (D-E) (Fall 5:39)

145: Jake Mandt (CHAT) over (D-E) (For.)

152: Blake Lehnertz (D-E) over Luke Irhke (CHAT) (Dec 10-4)

160: Jacob Stephas (CHAT) over Tyler Shea (D-E) (Dec 5-4)

170: Davontae Goldsmith (CHAT) over Gavin Dabelstein (D-E) (Dec 13-7)

182: Michael Nelson (D-E) over Nolan Salerno (CHAT) (Fall 1:04)

195: Carter Fishbaugher (CHAT) over Spencer Welsh (D-E) (Fall 0:56)

220: Aj Karver (CHAT) over Reece Lemke (D-E) (Fall 3:28)

285: Alex Bushman (D-E) over (CHAT) (For.)

Mandt champion at Rumble

Rochester may have hosted the “Clash” recently, but Chatfield had a champion at the 2017 Rumble on the Red tournament in Fargo Dec. 28 to 30.  Jake Mandt took first place at 145 lbs. 

“We had some good wins with both varsity and JV,” said Bartels. “Special congrats to Jake Mandt and Luke Ihrke (sixth at 152 lbs., JV).  Very tough tournament with about 20 ranked kids in each bracket, which creates a ‘state tournament’ experience.” 

Rumble on the Red is one of the largest high school wrestling tournaments in the country. The tourney had wrestlers from 54 teams in Minnesota, 24 from North Dakota, three from South Dakota and one each from Nebraska, Wisconsin and Wyoming. More than 1,400 varsity and junior varsity wrestlers competed at the tournament. 

Following are the Chatfield results from the tourney.

Varsity: Seth Goetzinger (106, 2-2)…Tate Karver (120, 0-2)…Cael Bartels (120, 0-2)…Chase Ketterhagen (132, 1-2)…Nathan Goldsmith (138, 1-2)…Jake Mandt (145, 5-0, first place)…Davontae Goldsmith (170, 2-2)…Carter Fishbaugher (182, 1-2), AJ Karver (220, 0-2).  This was an extremely competitive tournament, with over 75 teams competing.

JV results…Ryan House (85, 2-2)…Lukas Carrier (95, 0-2)…Sulley Ferguson (106, 0-2)…Alex Arch (113, 0-2)…Thad Evans (113, 1-2)…Jackson Schild (113, 0-2)…Grady Schott (138, 5-2)…Campbell Berg (152, 5-2)…Luke Ihrke (152, 4-3, sixth place)…Mason Clemens (160, 1-2)…Tyler Sexton (195, 3-2)…Isaiah Froese (220, 2-2).