Spuds Return to the Mat!

The 2021-2022 Spud Wrestling Season is upon us as the Spuds prepare for an exciting season. The Spuds are 3 days away from their first competition and first tournament since the 2019-2020 season. As competition approaches, the Moorhead line-up beigins to take shape. 

Leading off the Spuds, will likely be a combination of 9th grade Michael Jenkins and 8th grade Dane Ellingsberg. Both wrestlers bring experience to the 106lb weight class and hope to build on that this year.

Leading the way at 113lbs is 9th grader Theron Citrowske. 
 
9th graders Graysin Wallace and Carter Snow, enter the season at 120lb, while freshmen Will Borud, Nolan Giddings, and Zion Scheard will compete for the spot at 126lbs.
 
Senior Ian Mohler is settling in as the 132lb varsity wrestler for the Spuds. Also around the 132 spot, we hope to see the mat return of Griffin Quade who has been sidelined with injuries. Griffin is hoping to make an appearance or two toward the end of the season.

At 138lbs Moorhead will feature a senior Jeremy Murray and a sophomore Zakaria Mahmood, both likely to get some varsity time. 

Lee Ellingsberg returns as a sophomore after leading the team in pins the previous year. He is locked in at 145lbs with freshman Brody Kapfer backing him up. 

Senior Captain Evan Fankhanel will begin the season as the Spud's 152lb wrestler. Evan aims to stand on the podium this season after being a state qualifier the previous two seasons. 

Moorhead will have a lot of competition at 160lbs. Senior AJ Dimo, sophomore Bridger Mongeau, and freshman Jack Olstad all appear to be in the mix.  

Zack Fankhanel brings a youthful experience to the 170lb weight class. As a sophomore, Zack enters his 4th year in the Spud varsity line-up. 

The 182lb weight class for the Spuds currently sits with freshman Heaton Hall, and sophomore Draeden Prosby. First year senior Izak Rocha also looks to make an impact as those three battle it out for the spot. 

The deepest weight in the Spud line-up comes in at 195. Sophomores David Krabbenhoft, Ron Addo, freshman Ashton Spieker, and junior Hudson Hall look to push each other all season long. 

At 220lbs Moorhead will have a new face to the varsity position as junior Jayce Fritel and Sophomore Moayad Abdi both hope to make the spot theirs. 

And finally, the heavyweights. Moorhead returns senior captain Zion Dyer, as well as freshman Demarco Clay. Both heavyweights looking to make an impact at 285lbs this season.

Moorhead's middle school program is moving the right direction with approximately 40 7th and 8th grade wrestlers.

Moorhead heads to Mandan on Friday Dacember, 3rd for a 2-day "Mandan Lions" Tournament.