Individual Section 1A Final Round Results

The Goodhue Wrestling Team completed the 2013 Section Individual Tournament with a strong finish. In the third place round, both Matthew Lexvold and Bailee O’Reilly ended the season in 3rd Place, and both got revenge on opponents from the regular season. Matthew overcame a 4-2 loss to Keach of D-E to pin him in under a minute. Bailee reversed a 6-5 loss to Olson of W-K, defeating him 8-3.



Parade of Champions and Awards preceded the 3rd and Championship Matches.


Four Wrestlers made it through the semi-finals to wrestle in their weight bracket final.

First up… The #6 seed, freshman Joel Gadient had an outstanding tournament. In his quarterfinal, he downed a senior and #3 seed by running up the score and then getting the pin. Joel used the same formula in his semi-final to move past the #2 seed. In the finals, a #1 seed and 2x State Place-Winner was too much for Joel. But with no true second, Joel earned his first trip to the State Tournament at 113 pounds.

Two weights later, Kyle Drehmel was on a mission, entering the tournament as a #3 seed. Earlier in his semi-final he exonerated two of his earlier record blemishes. One of those losses was just one week earlier, losing in OT. This time, again in overtime, Kyle got the takedown to defeat #2 seed and #4 state ranked AJ Riley of Chatfield to get in the finals.  Having suffered a regular season 3-0 loss to #1 seed and #3 state ranked Ramirez of Triton in January, Kyle dominated in his first Section Championship match, winning 5-3. After back-to-back years of heartbreaking losses in the semi-finals in tough tough brackets, in his last season Kyle put together a perfect Section Tournament.



Kyle Drehmel – Section 1A 126 pound Section Champion

At 160 pounds, Jacob Blattner entered as the #3 seed. In the semis, he squared off against the #2 seed, who he had lost to 5-0 earlier in the year. But Jacob wasn’t about to let that be the story line this time. Down 2-1 in the closing seconds, Jacob defended a leg ride and flipped his hips at the last second to earn reversal points and take the match 3-2. He would lose 9-3 in the finals to Jackson of KW, but with no true second, the senior had become the third Goodhue wrestler to punch his ticket to the Xcel Energy Center the next weekend.

Ryan Tipcke thought three was too few, so he decided to make it an even four state entrants as well as tie up the Section Runner-up/Section Champion balance so all the section placings would be even. Ryan, the #2 seed, defeated #3 seed and returning state entrant by pin, then downed the #1 seed  by a score of 6-2.

Congratulations to the team and individuals for putting together two great weeks of wrestling for Goodhue!

Section 1A Tournament Placings Summary:

Champions: Kyle Drehmel (126), Ryan Tipcke (220)

Section Runner-Ups: Joel Gadient (113), Jacob Blattner (160)

3rd Place: Bailee O’Reilly (106), Matthew Lexvold (120)

5th Place: Charles Dahling (170), Josh Dahling (HWT)

6th Place: Logan Breuer (132), Mitchell Breuer (152)

Completed Brackets Link:


Can you find the statisticians waiting to take podium pictures?

20130225-205647.jpgCharles Dahling on the podium for 5th place at 170 pounds

Individual Sections Update

Well we have come to the final rounds of Section 1 Individual Wrestling.

We brought 13 Goodhue wrestlers down for this great event. 10 survived a brutal first couple of rounds. Riley, Zach and Garett gave great efforts but fell just short of getting to day two-the medal rounds. All are underclass men and will be back next year.

8 entered the semifinals this morning. 4 survived this blood round. Finalists are Joel Gadient at 113, who upset the tree and two seed both by pin to get there. Kyle Drehmel got revenge on two season losses to AJ Riley, getting the takedown in OT. Jacob Blattner at 160 also overcame a regular season loss to win at the last second in dramatic fashion. And finally, Ryan Tipcke got the second period pin in his semi to punch his ticket to the finals.

5th place matches will start shortly. The Breuer and Dahling brothers will all try to finish a great season with 5th place honors.

After the 4:45 Parade of Champions, Bailee will go for 3rd at 106, along with Matthew Lexvold at 120.


Finals and third place matches start at 5:00. As always, here is a link to the brackets.

Individual Section Tourney Info

Parents and Fans:

Here is some information for the upcoming Section 1 Individual Tournament in Rochester this Friday and Saturday, February 22 and 23.

On Friday, the doors open at 11:30. On Saturday, the doors open at 9:00 a.m. The top two finishers in each weight bracket will advance to the MN State Tournament held the following week.


Bus Departure: 7:45 a.m.

Skin Checks: 9:00

Weigh-ins: 10:30

12:30 – 1:30 First Round

1:30 – 5:30 Championship Quarter-Finals

5:30 – 8:00 First and Second Round Wrestlebacks / Consolation Quarter-Finals


Bus Departure: 7:45 a.m.

Weigh-ins: 9:00

11:00 – 1:00 Championship Semi-Finals

1:30 – 3:00 Consolation Semi-Finals

3:30 – 4:00 5th place

4:45 Parade of Champions

5:00 – 8:30 Championship + 3rd Place + True Seconds



Team Sections @MCC Info 2/16/13

With Goodhue’s exciting win over #5 seed Lake City, the team has made it to the final four of the Section 1A Team Finals. Goodhue, the #4 seed, will advance to wrestle the #1 seed (and #7 state-ranked) Chatfield in the semi-finals at the Mayo Civic Center tomorrow morning. We will be wrestling on Mat #1. Come on out and support this fine group of young men. The Mayo Civic Center hasn’t seen Goodhue wrestle as a team in the Section semi-finals since 2005. Welcome back Goodhue!

Here is some information for you and your wrestler(s):

Bus Departure: 8:00 a.m.

Skin Checks: 9:00

Weigh-ins: 10:00

1A Semi-Finals: 11:00 #4 Goodhue vs. #1 Chatfield /#4 Z-M vs. #2 K-W

1A Finals: 12:30


State Tournament Wrestling Trip Info

The Goodhue Wrestling team will be taking its wrestlers to the MN State Tournament. We will again be taking 6-12 graders that have given a great effort along with positive behavior to the team this year. This is courtesy of the Land of Lakes Wrestling Club, which will be providing bus transportation and the hotel.

We will be staying at the same hotel as last year – a Country Inn in northern St. Paul. The timeline will also be identical. We will load the participating 6-12 graders on a bus at 3:30 on Thursday, February 28th. Wrestlers will get dropped off at the Xcel Energy Center to view the State Team Championship Round. After that, they will be bused to the hotel for food, fun, and swimming. In the morning, they will return to the Xcel to watch a session of individual state wrestling matches. They will depart on time to return to Goodhue by the 3:20 regular school bus departures.

If your child participates, please be aware that this is not a school-sponsored activity. As such, you will need to call in your child’s absence for it to be excused for that Friday. Both Mr. Opsahl and Mr. Harvey are aware of this trip and will mark it as an excused absence.

Students will be responsible for the session ticket prices, bringing swimwear, and for a lunch meal on Friday. The club will pay for a pizza supper on Thursday night at the hotel (and the hotel has a complimentary continental breakfast). Each session is $9.00, so they’ll need $18.00 for the two sessions they’ll be attending, plus some lunch money for Friday.

If you have any questions, please let us know.

Who: 6-12 grade wrestlers

Departure: Thursday, March 28th at 3:30 p.m.

Hotel: Country Inn and Suites St. Paul NE 3505 Vadnais Center Drive / Saint Paul, MN 55110

Hotel Telephone: 651.483.1625

Return: Friday, March 29th at 3:15 p.m.

Chaperones: Kevin Altendorf, TBD

Goodhue’s HVL All-Conference Selections 2013

Last Saturday the HVL head coaches met to determine the 2012-2013 class for All-Conference. Goodhue Wrestling came out with 3 All-Conference selections: Ryan Tipcke, Kyle Drehmel, and Mitchell Breuer. Also, 4 Honorable Mentions included Joel Gadient, Josh Dahling, Matthew Lexvold, and Jacob Blattner.

HVL All Conference Winners 2013

Left to Right: Joel Gadient, Ryan Tipcke, Kyle Drehmel, Josh Dahling, Matthew Lexvold, Jacob Blattner, Mitchell Breuer.

Congratulations on a strong performance in a tough Hiawatha Valley Conference!


Goodhue’s Drehmel a school AAA Award winner

Goodhue Senior and wrestler Kyle Drehmel is Goodhue’s recipient of the MSHSL AAA (Triple A) Award. The female recipient is Ashlyn Stecklein… whose brothers wrestle(d)! We were able to honor the two at our January 10th home triangular.


Kyle with his parents Bob and Rose Drehmel

The Triple A Award is to recognize and honor high school seniors who have excelled in the classroom, in athletics, and in the fine arts. The Triple A Award seeks to recognize the most well-rounded of students.

Out of the classroom, Kyle carried a 3.976 GPA. He also has been a long time band member. Athletically, he has seen much success on the  football field and on the wrestling mat, earning his 100th wrestling win as a Junior.

Congratulations Kyle and Ashlyn!


Goodhue’s MSHSL AAA Award winners Kyle Drehmel and Ashlyn Stecklein with their parents.