Park Sports Roundup

By John Molene
Posted 1/31/24

Park wrestlers score team title at South St. Paul

Park High’s wrestlers capped a busy week with the team title Saturday in the Veldman Invite at South St. Paul.

Gunnar Mullen led the …

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Park Sports Roundup


Park wrestlers score team title at South St. Paul

Park High’s wrestlers capped a busy week with the team title Saturday in the Veldman Invite at South St. Paul.

Gunnar Mullen led the way with a 5-2 decision over Aiden Herbst of Buffalo to win the first-place match at 152 pounds.

Park won the 17-team championship with 224.5 points. Host South St. Paul was second with 208 and White Bear Lake third with 141.5.

Wrestling at Hastings Friday, Mullen had a technical fall at 152 pounds, while Dylan Richardson scored a 12-1 at 160 pounds to highlight Park’s match. Zack Carr had Park’s only other win, a 5-3 decision at 139 pounds.

Hastings won a 37-12 team decision.

Park’s Layne Frandrup finished first at 139 pounds in the MNGWL Region 4 Qualifier, also held Saturday.

Park wrestles in the Pine Island Tournament Saturday, Feb. 3.

Hastings 37, Park 12

107 -- William Bainbridge (HAST) over Nolan Bloch (PARK) (Fall 0:00)

114 -- Gavin Lambert (HAST) over Jackson Jubinal (PARK) (Fall 0:00)

121 -- Blake Beissel (HAST) over Dylan Dragich (PARK) (Fall 0:00)

127 – Trey Beissel (HAST) over Landen Brooks (PARK) (MD 12-4)

133 -- Jack Bainbridge (HAST) over Kyler Jubinal (PARK) (Dec 8-4)

139 -- Zack Carr (PARK) over Mark Svoboda (HAST) (Dec 5-3)

145 -- Fletcher Peterson (HAST) over Joey Chilton (PARK) (Fall 0:00)

152 -- Gunnar Mullen (PARK) over Kasen Esterby (HAST) (TF 16-1 0:00)

160 -- Dylan Richardson (PARK) over Hunter Hoff (HAST) (MD 12-1)

215 -- Derrick Steinke (HAST) over Jairus Boston (PARK) (Fall 0:00)

Veldman Invite

1 Park 224.5. 2 South St. Paul 208.0. 3 White Bear Lake Area 141.5. 4 Lakeville South 120.5. 5 Buffalo 78.0. 6 Minneapolis Roosevelt 64.0. 7 Cloquet-Esko-Carlton 59.5. 8 North 54.0. 9 Aitkin 46.5. 9 St. Paul Humboldt/Open World Learning 46.5. 11 Austin 43.0. 12 Richfield 37.0. 13 Tartan 33.0. 14 St. Paul Central 27.0. 15 Minneapolis Southwest 15.0. 16 St. Paul Como Park 7.0. 17 Minneapolis Patrick Henry 0.0.

107 – Jackson Jubinal, Park, pinned Mason Dickhausen, South St. Paul, 1:12; Jubinal pinned Weston Kyllonen, Aitken, 3:47.

133 -- Kyler Jubinal, Park, technical fall over Alexander Hendrickson, South St. Paul, 22-6, 6:00,

139 – Zack Carr, Park, dec. over Nathan Trotter, Aitkin, 6-4.

145 – Joey Chilton, Park, pinned Melvin Gutierrez Jr., South St. Paul, 2:44.

152 – First place match. Gunnar Mullen, Park, dec. Aiden Herbst, Buffalo, 5-2.

160 – Nate Berchtold, South St. Paul, pinned Dylan Richardson, Park, 2:17.

172 – Semifinals. Samuel Lankow, Park, pinned Jacobee Scherber, Buffalo, 5:33.

189 – Championship round one. Landon Carrell, Buffalo, dec. Gabrial Rainwater, Park, 8-1.

189 – Fiyin Taiwo, Park, dec. Alexander Foncham, South St. Paul, SV, 5-3.

215 – Andrew Bonk, South St. Paul, pinned Jesse Wright, Park, 4:35.

MNGWL Region 4 Qualifier
1 Lakeville South 162.5. 2 Simley 157.5. 3 Park 137.0. 4 Apple Valley 136.0. 5 Hastings 127.5. 6 Two Rivers 118.5. 7 Eagan 106.0. 8 Farmington 85.0. 9 Lakeville North 83.0. 10 Eastview 78.5. 11 Rosemount 68.0. 12 Northfield 49.0. 13 Richfield 34.0. 14 Saint Thomas Academy 22.0. 15 Burnsville 20.0.

The top two individuals qualify for the 9th Grade & Under Individual State Tournament next weekend at Champlin Park HS.

1st Place – Mason Stenson of Farmington
2nd Place – Jaxon VanHorn of Park
3rd Place – Eli Brandenburg of Hastings
4th Place – Elijah Hartwig of Rosemount
1st Mason Stenson (Farmington) 9-1, 7th. over Jaxon VanHorn (Park) 1-1, 8th. (Dec 3-0)
2nd Place Wrestleback
Jaxon VanHorn (Park) 1-1, 8th. over Eli Brandenburg (Hastings) 26-7, 8th. (NC)
1st Place – Jake Kranz of Simley
2nd Place – Nolan Bloch of Park
3rd Place – Brock Purdie of Apple Valley
4th Place – Sully McNamara of Hastings
1st Jake Kranz (Simley) 19-5, Fr. over Nolan Bloch (Park) 17-9, 8th. (Fall 1:23)
2nd Place Wrestleback
Nolan Bloch (Park) 17-9, 8th. over Brock Purdie (Apple Valley) 18-9, Fr. (NC)
1st Place – Noah Anderson of Lakeville South
2nd Place – Travis Seidl of Park
3rd Place – Noah Stombaugh of Simley
4th Place – Leo Anderson of Two Rivers
5th Place – Colton Kuchinski of Eastview
6th Place – Grady Olk of Apple Valley
8th Place – Tyson Holberg of Lakeville North
8th Place – Jacob Larsen of Northfield
2nd Place Wrestleback
Travis Seidl (Park) 5-1, 8th. over Noah Stombaugh (Simley) 10-5, 8th. (Fall 0:54)
3rd Travis Seidl (Park) 5-1, 8th. over Leo Anderson (Two Rivers) 5-5, Fr. (Dec 8-4)139

1st Place – Layne Frandrup of Park
2nd Place – Damon Alger of Eagan
3rd Place – Everret Guennigsman of Lakeville South
4th Place – Brayden Fechtner of Rosemount
5th Place – Ryker Ackley of Hastings
6th Place – Kaius Corrow of Simley
8th Place – Hauk Davis of Farmington
8th Place – Oliver Fox of Two Rivers
1st Layne Frandrup (Park ) 5-2, Fr. over Everret Guennigsman (Lakeville South) 17-4, Fr. (Dec 9-2)
1st Place – Brandon Kelvie of Lakeville South
2nd Place – Ivan Lavergne of Hastings
3rd Place – Aiden Winsor of Park
4th Place – Nathan Repke of Eastview
5th Place – Jackson Cozy of Apple Valley
6th Place – Tyler Haffely of Eagan
8th Place – Wyatt Pagel of Northfield
8th Place – Tripp Gulbrandson of Lakeville North
2nd Place Wrestleback
Ivan Lavergne (Hastings) 25-3, Fr. over Aiden Winsor (Park) 9-6, Fr. (NC)
3rd Aiden Winsor (Park) 9-6, Fr. over Nathan Repke (Eastview) 2-2, Fr. (Fall 3:21)
1st Place – Davonte Cherrier of Eagan
2nd Place – Corbin Cortinas of Park
3rd Place – Philip Leyderman of Eastview
4th Place – Ibrahim Hassan of Two Rivers
5th Place – Josh Kurtis of Rosemount
6th Place – Jayden Rochard of Apple Valley
1st Davonte Cherrier (Eagan) 14-4, Fr. over Corbin Cortinas (Park) 2-1, Fr. (Dec 7-6)
2nd Place Wrestleback
Corbin Cortinas (Park) 2-1, Fr. over Philip Leyderman (Eastview) 6-4, Fr. (NC)
1st Place – Wyatt Bonnerup of Lakeville South
2nd Place – Chris Garcia of Eagan
3rd Place – Wes Wolke of Apple Valley
4th Place – Eli Tuchscherer of Lakeville North
5th Place – Wyatt Bakke of Rosemount
6th Place – Jack Moseman of Hastings
8th Place – Alyhias Talamantes-Belmarez of Eastview
8th Place – Michael Bennet of Park

Davis, Dahlstrom lead Park gymnasts
Ashley Davis (34.850) and Emily Dahlstrom (34.575) went 1-2 in the all-around to lead Park past visiting Woodbury in girls gymnastics Thursday.

Park won the team decision, 133.175 to 123.975.

Natalya Rugel was sixth in the all-around (24.975) and Natalie Peters seventh (23.425).

Davis won the vault with a score of 9.425. Dahlstrom was third (8.850) and Rugel fourth (8.750).

Dahlstrom and Davis both scored 8.1 on bars. Clara Opichka was third (7.475), Natalie Peters fourth (7.200) and Annelisa Faletti fifth (7.150).

Dahlstrom finished first on the beam with an 8.475 and Davis was second with an 8.125. Rugel took third (8.100) and Ava Klecatsky fourth (7.750).

Davis capped a big night by winning the floor exercise with a 9.2 score. Dahlstrom was second with a 9.150. Rugel was fifth (8.125) and Faletti sixth (8.100).

Park hosts East Ridge Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 6 p.m.

Cretin-Derham Hall boys steam past Park

Much like the boys hockey team, the Park boys basketball team had a game to forget this week, as host Cretin-Derham Hall doubled the score on the visiting Wolfpack Friday, winning 76-38.

The conference leading Raiders raced out to a 37-18 halftime lead and kept pouring it on in the second, outscoring the Wolfpack 39-20 after the break.

The 38-point loss was by far Park’s worst of the season and snapped a three-game Wolfpack winning streak.

Park had just four players score in the game. Anthony Giadyu led with 15 points, Tayvion Stewart scored 10, AJ Kennedy 9 and Miskir Esayas 4.

The Wolfpack fell to 6-4 in the Suburban East Conference and 8-9 on the season. Cretin continued its stay atop the league with a perfect 10-0 record and improved to 13-2 overall.

Park hosts Irondale (0-10, 2-15) Thursday, Feb. 1, starting at 7 p.m.

Park 67, Mounds View 54

Park jumped out to a fast start, leading 33-16 at the half, and cruised home with a 67-54 win over host Mounds View Wednesday, Jan. 24.

It was the Wolfpack’s third straight conference victory after starting 3-3 in the Suburban East Conference. Park went 6-3 in the first round of the SEC.

Anthony Giadyu led a balanced Park offense in scoring with 16 points. Tayvion Stewart had 13, AJ Kennedy 11, Kaeden Callais 9 and Dom Batts 8.

Park swim and dive team goes 1-1 on the week

Park swam and dove past Forest Lake Thursday after bowing to Irondale Tuesday in a pair of Suburbanm East Conference meets.

Park won the Forest Lake meet 105-81. Irondale topped Park 99-87 on Tuesday.

Against Forest Lake, Parker Jeseritz had individual wins in both the 200-yard freestyle (1:58.94) and the 100-yard backstroke (57.24) and swam legs on two of Park’s three winning relay teams.

The 200-yard medley relay team of Jeseritz, Mason Darling, Jack Schweigert and Ethan Cole won in 1:49.00. In the 400-yard freestyle relay it was Park’s Logan Schweigert, Lalee Yang, Cole and Jeseritz finishing first in 3:44.13.

Park’s 200-yard freestyle relay team of Jack Schweigert, LaLee Yang, Logan Schweigert and Darling also won in a time of 1:39.03.

Darling won the 100-yard butterfly in 58.36. Jack Schweigert took top honors in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.69).

Damion Charpentier finished first in the 200-yard IM (2:18.63) and Lalee Yang was second (2:21.27).

Logan Schweigert was second in the 2090-yard freestyle (2:00.95). Darling was second in the 50-yard freestyle (24.66) and Cole third in 26.31.

Ethyn Schilling (193.50), Carter Darling (178.05) and Trey Jaso (158.35) finished 2-3-4 in diving, respectively.

Against Irondale, Park had wins in the 200-yard medley relay (Jeseritz, Darling, Schweigert and Schweigert, 1:46.45), Trey Jaso won the diving (159.30), Jeseritz finished first in the butterfly (58.03), Darling won the breaststroke (1:02.98)

Damion Charpentier won the 500-yard freestyle (5:27.42) and was second in the 200 freestyle (2:04.19). Darling was second in the 200-yard IM (2:05.59), Jack Schweigert took second in the 50 (24.16), Schilling was second in diving (159.30), Cole placed second in the 100 (55.59). Park was second in the 200-yard freestyle relay (Jack Schweigert, Cole, Yang, Darling, 1:39.13). Jeseritz got second in the backstroke (58.22). The Wolfpack team of Logan Schweigert, Yang, Jeseritz and Cole was second in the final event, the 400-yard freestyle relay in a time of 3:41.49.

Park competes at Stillwater Thursday, starting at 6 p.m.