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Photo by Brian Hansel Border West's Cameron Sykora wraps up Wadena-Deer Creek's Sam Waln in a headlock during their 103-pound match Jan. 13. Sykora posted a 9-1 major decision.

Forfeits costly for WDC wrestlers

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Four forfeits proved the undoing of Norm Gallant's Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines Tuesday night in a 44-30 Mid-State Conference loss to Staples-Motley.

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The Wolverines did not have a wrestler out at 125, 135, 152 or 171.

Sam Waln and Josh Lawson pinned their opponents at 103 and 119 to give the Wolverines an early 12-3 lead. The Cardinals then won eight of the next 10 matches. Blake Petrich scored a major decision at 189 and Chandler Trout scored a pin at 215 to ice the victory.

WDC's Jared Wegscheid and Dylan Anderson won by fall at 145 and heavyweight. Jordan Rentz picked up WDC's only forfeit victory at 140.

The victory gave the Cards a 5-0 mark in Mid-State action while dropping the Wolverines to 2-1. The Wolverines lost for the fourth time in 13 duals.

Staples-Motley 44, Wadena-Deer Creek 30

103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Austin Pogreba (SM) 1:59

112 Blake Miller (SM) dec. Devin Barthel (WDC) 8-2

119 Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Josh Becker (SM) 4:50

125 Brady Killian (SM) won by forfeit

130 Tyler Pogreba (SM) maj. dec. Zach Bernu (WDC) 12-2

135 Jordan Heldman (SM) won by forfeit

140 Jordan Rentz (WDC) won by forfeit

145 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Tom Zoellner (SM) :59

152 Brent Lisson (SM) won by forfeit

160 Gavin Kadlec (SM) dec. Derrick Rude (WDC) 6-4

171 Brandon Flickinger (SM) won by forfeit

189 Blake Petrich (SM) maj. dec. Isaac Lustila (WDC) 16-8

215 Chandler Trout (SM) pinned Tony Reurink (WDC) 5:59

Hwt Dylan Anderson (WDC) pinned David DeYonge (SM) 3:39

Wolverines place third

at Cougar Duals

Jared Wegscheid posted three victories Friday as his Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines placed third in the Mahnomen/Waubun Cougar Duals.

The Wadena-Deer Creek 140-pounder came up with pins over United North Central's Derek Barth and Crookston's Luke Edlund in times of 46 seconds and 1:46. Wegscheid also notched an 11-3 major decision over Frazee's Tyler Wacker.

Mahnomen/Waubun Cougar Duals

Third Place

Wadena-Deer Creek 36, Crookston 34

103 Cory Hurtig (WDC) won by forfeit

112 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Shad Steer (CRX) 1:45

119 Nate Merten (CRX) pinned Devin Barthel (WDC) 5:30

125 Cody Weiland (CRX) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 1:39

130 Zane Buranski (CRX) pinned Zach Bernu (WDC) 1:00

135 Jordan Rentz (WDC) dec. Wyatt Hanson (CRX) 3-1

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Luke Edlund (CRX) 1:46

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) dec. Blake Bergeron (CRX) 13-7

152 Derrick Rude (WDC) pinned Blake Erickson (CRX) 13-7

160 Anthony Caputo (CRX) pinned Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) 1:49

171 Double forfeit

189 Josh Edlund (CRX) pinned Isaac Lustila (WDC) 5:24

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) pinned Logan Benard (CRX) 1:01

285 Brady Davidson (CRX) dec. Dylan Anderson (WDC) 12-5

Semifinals

Frazee 54, Wadena-Deer Creek 13

103 Isaac Schermerhorn (FR) dec. Sam Waln (WDC) 3-0

112 Trevor Stilke (FR) pinned Devin Barthel (WDC) 1:17

119 Jordan Ketter (FR) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) :31

125 Tanner Ellenberg (FR) pinned Zach Bernu (WDC) 1:41

130 Wade Hukriede (FR) won by forfeit

135 Myrel Schermerhorn (FR) dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 4-0

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) maj. dec. Tyler Wacker (FR) 11-3

145 Casey Nunn (FR) pinned Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) 1:24

152 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) dec. Cody Pieper (FR) 3-1

160 Brandon VanWatermulen (FR) dec. Derrick Rude (WDC) 5-4

171 Nate Sandberg (FR) dec. Isaac Lustila (WDC) 14-10

189 Rick Bandt (FR) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) :35

215 Cody Lafreniere-Sorenson (FR) pinned Tony Reurink (WDC) 3:36

285 Dylan Anderson (WDC) pinned Garret Mahlstrom (FR) 3:47

Quarterfinals

Wadena-Deer Creek 53,

United North Central 11

103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Micah Aho (UNC) 1:28

112 Devin Barthel (WDC) pinned Tommy Tellers (UNC) 5:19

119 Mitch Steffens (WDC) maj. dec. Brody Benson (UNC) 10-1

125 Sam Tellers (UNC) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 1:32

130 Jake Malone (UNC) tech. fall Zach Bernu (WDC) 5:23

135 Max Pajari (UNC) dec. Jacob Rentz (WDC) 12-8

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Derek Barth (UNC) :41

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Kieler Skaro (UNC) :41

152 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) pinned Trey Neumenic (UNC) 3:33

160 Derrick Rude (WDC) pinned Dylan Huthunen (UNC) 1:38

171 Double forfeit

189 Isaac Lustila (WDC) tech. fall Taylor Carlson (UNC) 5:32

215 Caleb Munson (WDC) won by forfeit

285 Double forfeit

Border West 55,

Wadena-Deer Creek 9

Class A's 10th-ranked Buccaneers took it to the Wolverines on their home mat Thursday night winning 12 of 14 weights.

WDC's Devin Barthel scored an 8-5 decision over Peter Schmidt at 112 and Jared Wegscheid won by fall at the 2:59 mark in his 145-pound match with Leo Nicoletta.

Both teams were regarded as strong contenders for the Section 6A team title when the season opened.

The Bucs improved to 6-3 in dual action. The Wolverines lost for just the second time in nine duals.

Border West 55, WDC 9

103 Cameron Sykora (BW) maj. dec. Sam Waln (WDC) 9-1

112 Devin Barthel (WDC) dec. Peter Schmidt (BW) 8-5

119 Mitch Andrews (BW) dec. 5-2 Mitch Steffens (WDC) 5-2

125 Gus McCarthy (BW) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) :44

130 Will McCarthy (BW) pinned Zack Bernu (WDC) :45

135 Taylor McCalip (BW) dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 4-2

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Leo Nicoletta (BW) 2:59

145 Nick Stafford (BW) dec. Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) 5-2

152 Austin Maanum (BW) dec. Derrick Rude (WDC) 3-1

160 Austin Rinke (BW) pinned Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) 4:33

171 Charlie Maanum (BW) pinned Isaac Lustila (WDC) 3:50

189 Jamie Wenker (BW) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) :37

215 Wylie Pullis (BW) dec. Dylan Anderson (WDC) 9-2

Hwt Billy Connelly (BW) pinned Tony Reurink (WDC) 4:55

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