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Wadena-Deer Creek's Aaron Uselman puts Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale wrestler Justin Kern on his head during their 171-pound match Saturday in the Wolverine Invitational.

Steffens, Wegscheid take runner-up honors

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Mitch Steffens and Jacob Wegscheid got their wrestling seasons off to a good start Saturday as the Wadena-Deer Creek veterans earned runner-up finishes in the annual Wolverine Invitational.


Steffens, a state-ranked wrestler at 112, pinned Josh Meyer of Sauk Centre at the 1:42 mark to reach the finals. There he ran into Jacoby Bergeron, a Thief River Falls star who posted a 16-6 major decision. Bergeron won the Class A 103-pound title last year as a sophomore.

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