Raiders notch 47-29 victory over Wolverine grapplers
The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders dominated the upper weights and claimed five victories by forfeit Thursday in a 47-29 dual victory over Wadena-Deer Creek.
The Raiders won four of the last five matches as Nick Bennett, Dillon Card, John French and Hunter Truax racked up 23 points to WDC's three.
The Wolverines claimed four of the first six matches with Tristin Godel, Sam Waln, Devin Barthel and Josh Lawson notching victories that gave WDC a 20-12 advantage.
Two state-ranked wrestlers, WDC's Mitch Steffens and BHV's Colin Turchin, did not compete.
Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 47, Wadena-Deer Creek 29
106 Justin Gordon (BHV) pinned Corie Hurtig (WDC) :35
113 Tristin Godel (WDC) pinned Zach Waln (BHV) :47
120 Sam Waln (WDC) dec. Marshall Willis (BHV) 2-0
126 Devin Barthel (WDC) tech fall. Ethan Kimber (WDC) 3:15
132 Andrew Cihlar (BHV) won by forfeit
138 Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Austin Ortiz (BHV) 1:30
145 Dakota Finck (BHV) won by forfeit
152 Brady Baker (BHV) won by forfeit
160 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) won by forfeit
170 Nick Bennett (BHV) tech. fall Isaac Malone (WDC) 6:00
182 Dillon Card (BHV) won by forfeit
195 Tony Reurink (WDC) dec. Andrew Bounds (BHV) 7-1
220 John French (BHV) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) 2:43
285 Hunter Truax (BHV) pinned Mason Lohmiller (WDC) :45