Cardinals shade WDC wrestlers
Five Wadena-Deer Creek grapplers scored pins Jan. 14 in a 41-39 road loss to the Staples-Motley Cardinals.
Tristan Godel, Devin Barthel, Isaac Malone, Caleb Monson and Brandon Monson won their matches by fall. Lee Hotakainen was a 7-5 winner in his 132-pound match.
The Cardinals won four matches by fall, two by forfeit and one on a technical fall in the Mid-State Conference match.
The Wolverines go on the road Thursday for a meet with Border West.
Staples-Motley 41, WDC 39
106 Blaine Dumpprope (SM) won by forfeit
113 Eric Lisson (SM) won by forfeit
120 Tristan Godel (WDC) pinned Blake Gerard (SM) 5:32
126 Alex Erpelding (SM) pinned Riley Seifert (WDC) :25
132 Lee Hotakainen (WDC) dec. Gage Brown (SM) 7-5
138 Jake Swendsrud (SM) pinned Carter Wright (WDC) 1:38
145 Devin Barthel (WDC) pinned Tim Bird (SM) 3:43
152 Jeremy Miller (SM) tech. fall Steven Erkenbrack (WDC) 4:25
160 Tyler Wheeler (WDC) pinned Branden Tyrell (SM) 1:32
170 Nathan Johnson (SM) pinned Blaine Snyder (WDC) 2:10
182 Drew Peterson (SM) pinned Presley Sleyster (WDC) 1:36
195 Isaac Malone (WDC) pinned Dillon Massey (SM) 1:08
220 Caleb Monson (WDC) pinned Mike Moxley (SM) 5:56
285 Brandon Monson (WDC) pinned Brian Mitts (SM) 3:50