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Raiders earn split in West Central Area triangular

The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders managed a 49-24 victory over West Central Area before bowing to Barnesville 42-34 in a wrestling triangular last Friday at Barrett.

Anthony Kern, Justin Gordon, Marshall WIllis, Zach Waln, Holton Truax, Nick Bennett, Hayden Truax, Dillon Card and Dalton Baker racked up victories as the Raiders topped WCA.

The Raiders won four of the first five matches against WCA to build a 21-6 lead. The early lead made the difference as the Knights came back with wins in three of the next four weights. The Raiders won four of the final five matches.

The Trojans, who claimed the Section 6A team wrestling title last season, proved a tougher proposition for the Raiders and won eight of 14 weights.

Kern, Gordon, Bennett, Card and Baker scored victories against the Trojans to finish the night undefeated. Ethan Kimber pinned Alex Peppel at the 3:05 mark to gain a split in his night's work.

The Trojans won the triangular by defeating WCA 49-21.

BHV 49, West Central Area 24.

106 Jake Nohre (WCA) won by forfeit

113 Anthony Kern (BHV) dec.Drake Swanson (WCA) 4-0

120 Justin Gordon (BHV) pinned Levi Larkin (WCA) :38

126 Marshall Willis (BHV) pinned Keaton Long (WCA) :42

132 Zack Waln (BHV) pinned Tyler Onstad (WDC) 1:02

138 Jake Larkin (WCA) pinned Nick Peterson (BHV) 1:52

145 Holton Truax (BHV) dec. Kyle Michelsen (WCA) 20-9

152 Royal Crow (WCA) dec. Ethan Kimber (BHV) 8-4

160 Braeden Long (WCA) dec. Andrew Cihlar (BHV) 10-5 3 OT

170 Nick Bennett (BHV) pinned Koel Seifert (WCA) 2:57

182 Hayden Truax (BHV) pinned Trenton Telkamp (WCA) 1:23

195 Hunter Fick (WCA) pinned Andy Bounds (BHV) 5:47

220 Dillon Card (BHV) pinned Buzz Miller (WCA) :44

285 Dalton Baker (BHV) pinned TJ Waskosky (WCA) :38

Barnesville 42, BHV 34

106 Anthony Kern (BHV) maj. dec. Brady Martz (B) 10-0

113 Brady Tweeton (B) pinned Braydon Bertram (BHV) 1:25

120 Justin Gordon (BHV) tech. fall Michael Farrick (B) 16-0

126 Zac Anderson (B) pinned Marshall Willis (BHV) 5:39

132 Kyler Votava (B) maj. dec. Zach Waln (BHV) 13-3

138 Connor Meyer (B) pinned Nick Peterson (BHV) 1:45

145 Rylee Anderson (B) tech. fall Holton Truax (BHV) 17-1

152 Ethan Kimber (BHV) pinned Alex Peppel (B) 3:69

160 Alex Trowbridge (B) pinned Andrew Cihlar (BHV) 1:07

170 Nick Bennett (BHV) maj. dec. Kieran Johnson (B) 11-1

182 Maverick Brady (B) dec. Hayden Truax (BHV) 5-2

195 Dana Berg (B) pinned Andy Bounds (BHV) 2:25

220 Dillon Card (BHV) pinned Ryne Kisch (B) 1:15

285 Dalton Baker (BHV) pinned Alex Settlemeyer (B):45