BHV wrestlers defeat NYM 49-19
The Raider wrestlers achieved one of their major goals as they traveled to New York Mills to take on the Eagles. If they defeated the Eagles, the grapplers would improve to 3-0 in the North half of the conference and 5-0 in the overall Park Region Conference. BHV came away with a 42-19 victory over Mills. With a victory over Prairie Valley on Tuesday, BHV would host the conference playoff on Feb. 6 at Bertha at 7 p.m. The North Half of the conference (New York Mills) have won this playoff each year it has been conducted.
New York Mills was missing Garret Harper, their outstanding 113 pounder. They also weighed in wrestlers at 152 and 285 but chose not to wrestle them on the varsity.
BHV did not wrestle Dalton Baker at heavyweight because the score was already 42-19. Two outstanding matches were at 126 and 170. Justin Gordon moved up a weight to wrestle Austin Haman and won a close 4-3 victory. Also at 170 Nick Bennett defeated Brian Pyle 9-7 in overtime. Nick had not wrestled in three weeks due to an injury.
Another goal the Raiders have set for themselves is to break the school record for falls in a season. The record is 227, set in 1997-1998. The Raiders are now at 105 pins with more than half of the season remaining.
The Raiders will travel to New London Friday, Jan. 17 for an eight team individual tournament. On Tuesday Jan. 21 the team travels to Wadena for a triangular with WDC and Browerville.
106 Braydon Bertram (BHV) won by forfeit
113 Anthony Kern (BHV) won by forfeit
120 Jarrett Kveton (BHV) won by forfeit
126 Justin Gordon (BHV) defeated Austin Haman 4-3
132 Tyler Ehnert (NYM) defeated Zack Waln 9-0
138 Marshall Willis (BHV) pinned Jon Flynn :58
145 Taylor Ericksrud (NYM) defeated Holt Truax 10-7
152 Ethan Kimber (BHV) won by forfeit
160 Gunner Flynn (NYM) defeated Andrew Cihlar 6-1
170 Nick Bennett (BHV) defeated Brian Pyle 9-7 ot
182 Sam Erckenbrack (NYM) defeated Hayden Truax 8-1
195 Tyler Patron (NYM) pinned Andy Bounds 3:33
220 Dillon Card (BHV) pinned Cole Grabow 3:04
285 Double forfeit