By John Rittenhouse
The Adrian wrestling team gained an opportunity to win at least a share of the Red Rock Conference championship after hosting a triangular with two league teams Thursday.
The Dragons entertained Jackson County Central and Red Rock Central-Westbrook-Walnut Grove during their first competition since the middle of December. Adrian held its own by going 1-0-1 for the day along with JCC. RRC-W-WG was 0-2.
Adrian squared off against JCC, the state's No. 1-ranked Class AA team, to start the night. Adrian led 28-24 after Jared Henriksen pinned Levi Kruse at 2:48 of the 189-pound match, but Huskie heavyweight Travis Ahrens notched an 11-1 major decision win over Justin Wieneke to give the teams a draw at 28.
The Dragons bounced back from a 15-6 deficit to best RRC-W-WG 36-25 later in the evening.
Henriksen, Dusty, Lance, Seth and Tyler Bullerman all went 2-0 for the Dragons.
Along with beating JCC's Kruse, Henriksen pinned RRC-W-WG's Tim Johnson in 1:51.
Dusty Bullerman pinned JCC's Ben Johnson (1:55) and RRC-W-WG's Cody Nelson (2:45) at 119, and Lance Bullerman notched a pair of decision wins (6-0 over JCC's Tom Nesseth, and 5-3 over RRC-W-WG's Darren Tietz) at 145.
Seth Bullerman topped JCC's Ben Caven-Johnson 4-1 before pinning RRC-W-WG's Eric Nelson in 1:44 at 152. Tyler Bullerman bested JCC's Jacob Drahota 11-6 before pinning RRC-W-WG's Kirk Nelson in 1:42 at 171.
The 6-0-1 Dragons host Windom-Mountain Lake-Butterfield-Odin tonight before competing at the Harrisburg (S.D.) Tournament Saturday.
Adrian 28, JCC 28
103 (A) Reverts dec. Kolander.
112 (J) Burmeister pins Kruger.
119 (A) D.Bullerman pins Johnson.
125 (A) Kunkel dec. Scheff.
130 (J) Arndt m.d. Sauer.
135 (J) Leopold dec. Tr.Bullerman.
140 (J) Harwood pins N.Bullerman.
145 (A) La.Bullerman dec. Nesseth.
152 (A) S.Bullerman dec.
160 (J) Wilking t.f. Lv.Bullerman.
171 (A) Ty.Bullerman dec. Drahota.
189 (A) Henriksen pins Kruse.
275 (J) Ahrens m.d. Wieneke.
Adrian 36, RRC-W-WG 25
103 (W) Barrie dec. Reverts.
112 (W) Redman dec. Kruger.
119 (A) D.Bullerman pins Nelson.
125 (W) Seachroepfer dec. Kunkel.
130 (W) Cooley pins Sauer.
135 (A) N.Bullerman pins Altermatt.
140 (W) Scarset m.d. Tr.Bullerman.
145 (A) La.Bullerman dec. Tietz.
152 (A) S.Bullerman pins Nelson.
160 (A) Lv.Bullerman dec. Ourada.
171 (A) Ty.Bullerman pins Nelson.
189 (A) Henriksen pins Johnson.
275 (W) Redman by forfeit.