REDWOOD FALLS - Fairmont/Martin County West's Trevor Schultz needed only 1 minute and 16 seconds to earn two falls during 113-pound action at the River Riots wrestling tournament on Friday in Redwood Falls.
Schultz, the No. 1-ranked grappler in the Class AA 106-pound state poll, joined Red Bull teammates Joe Weber and No. 3-ranked heavyweight Colton Hines in qualifying for today's championship quarterfinals in Day 2 of the elite competition.
Schultz opened Friday's action by pinning New Richland-Hartland-Ellendale-Geneva's Dylan Kubiatowicz in 55 seconds before pressing Tri-City United opponent Jackson Mueller's shoulders to the canvas in a mere 21 seconds during second-round action.
Weber advanced to today's 152-pound quarterfinals by opening with a fall in 5:58 over Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove's Anthony Koch before edging Litchfield opponent Cory Pritchett in the first overtime, 6-4, during second-round action.
Hines, who received an opening-round bye, needed only 2:31 to press Worthington foe Peter Abraham's shoulders to the mat for a second-round fall.
Collin Steuber (106), Nathan Gillis (182) and Elijah Gronewold (132) remain alive in the tournament's consolation bracket for the Red Bulls.
Steuber, who netted a first-round bye, lost a major decision to Alexandria's Ben Bogart during second-round action to reach today's wrestleback competition.
Canby's Christian Full pinned Gillis in 5:34 during second-round action before the Red Bulls' 182-pounder bounced back to pin Alexandria's Andrew Moske in 1:07 during first-round consolation action. Gillis also received a opening-round bye.
Gronewold, who netted an opening-round bye, lost a 5-2 second-round decision to Tri-City United's Mason Rutt, but still managed to advance to today's wrestlebacks.
FHS/MCW's Remington Kuehl actually won by injury default over Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg's Cody Peters in opening 126-pound action, but exited due to being slammed.
Red Bulls' 195-pounder Kory Brown lost a narrow 1-0 decision to Maple River's Casey Decker in the first round before Litchfield's Max Kaping edged Brown in the consolation opener, 5-2.
FHS/MCW's Harley Luhmann was pinned by TCU's Mason Brownlee in second-round 138-pound action in 2:19 before being pinned by Litchfield's Ryan Anderson in 2:43 in consolation action.
Red Bulls' 145-pounder Tanner Lange was pinned by Alexandria's Tony Hubbard in 4:48 during second-round action before Wabasso/Red Rock Central's Dominic Ourada posted an 8-1 consolation decision over Lange.
Wrestling action continues at 9 a.m. today at the River Riots tournament in Redwood Falls.