Wolverines place fifth
Sam Waln grabbed a runner-up finish and four Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers finished third Friday as the Wolverines placed fifth in the six-team Mid-State Conference Tournament at Detroit Lakes.
Waln was second at 113 while Tristin Godel, Devin Barthel, Josh Lawson and Reurink each finished third at 106, 126, 132 and 220.
Wadena-Deer Creek's Jacob Ludovissie and Mason Lohmiller were fourth at 152 and 285.
WDC standout Mitch Steffens did not wrestle in the tournament but was a wild card all-conference selection. Steffens represented WDC in the 2011 Class A state wrestling tournament. The Detroit Lakes Lakers took top honors with 211 team points. The Wolverines scored 78.
Mid-State Conference Tournament
Detroit Lakes 211, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 184, Park Rapids Area 159, Staples-Motley 95, Wadena-Deer Creek 78, Crosby-Ironton 49
1st: Bronson Spies DL
2nd: Anthony Phillipson PLPRB
3rd: Tristin Godel WDC
1st: Gabe Foltz DL
2nd: Sam Waln WDC
1st: Blake Miller SM
1st: Jace Loge PLPRB
2nd: Nathan Francis DL
3rd: Devin Barthel WDC
1st: Zach Baker DL
2nd: Nick Gravdahl PLPRB
3rd: Josh Lawson WDC
1st: Parker Jackson DL
1st: Brandon Dahring DL
1st: Darian Rubner PLPRB
1st: Peter Harrison PLPRB
1st: Forest Drury PR
1st: Justin Machenthun PLPRB
1st: Blake Petrich SM
1st: Brandon Ritter PR
2nd: David DeYonge SM
3rd: Tony Reurink WDC
1st: Cole Grinnsteinner CI
Wolverines crush Rangers before falling to Panthers
The Wolverines placed second in the Crosby-Ironton Triangular Thursday defeating Crosby-Ironton 50-18 but losing to Park Rapids 51-21.
Tristin Godel won both of his 106-pound matches by fall. Waln won by fall and technical fall at 113. Also going undefeated were Josh Lawson at 132 and Jacob Ludovissie at 152.
WDC Head Coach Norm Gallant felt the 30-point loss to Park Rapids hid some great matches. WDC's Jake Waln racked up his first varsity win at 120 with a 9-4 decision over Logan Johnson. Jake Ludovissie was able to notch a 4-2 decision in overtime against Park Rapids' Zach Steffen. WDC's Tony Reurink and Park Rapids' Brandon Ritter wrestled into triple overtime at 220 before Ritter was able to pull out a 4-2 win.
"The score ended up lopsided, but what a great dual," Gallant said.
Park Rapids crushed Crosby-Ironton 60-12 for top team honors.
Park Rapids 51, WDC 21
106 Tristin Godel (WDC) pinned Nolan Booge (PR) 1:41
113 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Jared Sunram (PR) 3:41
120 Jake Waln (WDC) dec. Logan Johnson (PR) 9-4
126 Ben Baumgartner (PR) pinned Devin Barthel (WDC) 5:01
132 Josh Lawson (WDC) dec. Noah Schultz (PR) 9-4
138 Justin Dravis (PR) won by forfeit
145 Brock Fritz (PR) won by forfeit
152 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) dec. Zachary Steffen (PR) 4-2 OT
160 Caleb Kyllonen (PR) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) 2:53
170 Cory Dickson (PR) won by forfeit
182 Forrest Drury (PR) won by forfeit
195 John Kyllonen (PR) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) :39
220 Brandon Ritter (PR) dec.Tony Reurink (WDC) 4-2 Triple OT
HWT Trai Schmit (PR) injury default over Mason Lohmiller (WDC)
WDC 50, Crosby-Ironton 18
106 Tristin Godel (WDC) pinned Larry Olander (C-I) 1:49
113 Sam Waln (WDC) tech. fall Derik Olander (C-I) 3:25
120 Cody Lasher (C-I) pinned Jake Waln (WDC) 1:17
126 Devin Barthel (WDC) injury default Joe Sura (C-I)
132 Josh Lawson (WDC) dec. Brett Nelson (C-I) 8-2
138 Tyler Wheeler (WDC) won by forfeit
145 Double Forfeit
152 Jake Ludovissie (WDC) won by forfeit
160 Derek Brown (C-I) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) 3:28
170 Double forfeit
182 Brandon Monson (WDC) won by forfeit
195 Caleb Monson (WDC) won by forfeit
220 Tony Reurink (WDC) won by forfeit
HWT Cole Grinsteinner (C-I) pinned Tristian Baker (WDC) :40