Raiders edge Wolverines 36-33 in 6A
Colin Turchin reversed a headlock and Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale reversed a lead Tuesday night to nip Wadena-Deer Creek 36-33 in Section 6A team wrestling competition.
The state-ranked Turchin scored a 36 second pin over Tyler Wohlwend to send the sixth-seeded Raiders past the third-seeded Wolverines and into Saturday's Section 6A semifinals at New York Mills.
Mike Barthel's Raiders will face No. 2 seed New York Mills in a 1 p.m. Semifinal match. The Wolverines end their team wrestling season with an 8-9 mark. Norm Gallant's crew will go back into action Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26-27, in the Section 6A Individual Tournament at New York Mills.
Tony Reurink broke a 30-30 tie in the 215-pound match by coming from behind to decision Dylan Koppendrayer 6-3.
Sam Waln, Mitch Steffens, Jordan Rentz, Derrick Rude and Aaron Uselman chalked up victories for the Wolverines. Jackie Swenson, Daun Houchin, Kasey Horn, Dakota Aeling, Jake Braaten and Amos Schmidt scored wins over for the Raiders.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 36, Wadena-Deer Creek 33
103: Jackie Swenson (BHV) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 2:37
112: Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Andrew Cihlar (BHV) 3:21
119: Mitch Steffens (WDC) pinned Hayden Truax (BHV) :51
125: Dan Houchin (BHV) dec. Zack Bernu (WDC) 10-6
130: Kasey Horn (BHV) dec. Devin Barthel (WDC) 8-1
135: Jordan Rentz (WDC) pinned Josh Weekly (BHV) :56
140: Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) won by forfeit
145: Dakota Aeling (BHV) won by forfeit
152: Derrick Rude (WDC) dec. Dillon Card (BHV) 5-1
160: Jake Braaten (BHV) tech. fall Jared Wegscheid (WDC) :01
171: Aaron Uselman (WDC) dec. Justin Kern (BHV) 6-4
189: Amos Schmidt (BHV) pinned Isaac Lustila (WDC) 5:17
215: Tony Reurink (WDC) dec. Dylan Koppendrayer (BHV) 6-3
Hwt: Colin Turchin (BHV) pinned Tyler Wohlwend (WDC) :36