WDC matmen edge Cardinals
Brandon Monson and Tristan Baker won by forfeit at 220 and 285 Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines rallied to edge Mid-State Conference rival Staples-Motley 40-39 in Wadena.
The match was decided by Criteria H. The Wolverines topped the Cards 12-10 in the most first points scored.
Competing on their home mat for the first time since Dec. 1 when they hosted the WDC Invitational, the Wolverines won seven of 14 matches.
Lee Spencer and Tristin Godel gave the Wolverines back-to-back victories at 113 and 120. Spencer pinned Alex Erpelding at the 3:41 mark and Godel blanked Jakle Swendsrud 7-0.
Sam Waln chalked up WDC's third victory of the night at 132 by pinning Blake Miller at the 3:47 mark. The victory was also the 75th of Waln's career.
Josh Lawson pinned Randy Youngbauer in a quick 1:29 time in their 145-pound match.
The Cardinals racked up 18 points in the next three weights before Isaac Malone tacked up an all-important pin at the 1:04 mark in his 182-pound match with Drew Peterson.
Jordan Heldman's victory by fall over Caleb Monson in the 195-pound match was not enough to pull out a team victory for the Cards.
The Wolverines travel to Mahnomen on Monday for a makeup contest. They will host Border West on Thursday.
Wadena-Deer Creek 40, Staples-Motley 39
106 Eric Lisson (SM) pinned Carter Wright (WDC) 4:31
113 Lee Spencer (WDC) pinned Alex Erpelding (SM) 3:41
120 Tristin Godel (WDC) dec. Jakle Swendsrud (SM) 7-0
126 Jake Bendson (SM) pinned Blaine Snyder (WDC) 1:35
132 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Blake Miller (SM) 3:47
138 Josh Becker (SM) dec. Devin Barthel (WDC) 3-0
145 Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Randy Youngbauer (SM) 1:29
152 Tyler Progreba (SM) pinned Tyler Wheeler (WDC) 1:42
160 Nick Jennings (SM) pinned Jake Waln (WDC) 1:58
170 Josh Robben (SM) won by forfeit
182 Isaac Malone (WDC) pinned Drew Peterson (SM) 1:04
195 Jordan Heldman (SM) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) 1:28
220 Brandon Monson (WDC) won by forfeit
285 Tristan Baker (WDC) won by forfeit