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Wolverines take fifth in Big Ole

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Six Wadena-Deer Creek grapplers finished in the top three Saturday as the Wolverines placed fifth in the Big Ole Invitational at Alexandria.

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Josh Lawson, Mitch Steffens and Zach Bernu were top three finishers in the 103, 112 and 119 weight classes. Lawson out-wrestled teammate Sam Waln in the 103 third place match and pinned him at 3:49.

Mitch Steffens was WDC's lone champion as he pinned Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg wrestler Zach Carlson in just 32 seconds. Bernu kept the points flowing at 119 where he challenged Frazee's Jordan Kohler for top honors but lost on a fall at the 2:44 mark.

The Wolverines skipped one weight class before Jordan Rentz placed third at 130 with a pin of Moorhead's James Golling at the 2:28 mark.

WDC was kept out of the top six over the next four weight classes but Aaron Uselman stopped the streak when he placed third by decisioning Brett Morlock of Moorhead 9-2.

Isaac Lustila challenged for the 171-pound championship but lost in the finals on a 15-6 major decision to Frazee's Rick Brandt.

Nolan Johnson notched a sixth place finish for the Wolverines at 189 losing to Moorhead's Evan Gary 10-2. Dylan Anderson placed fourth at 215 by losing to Alexandria's Andy Bouressa on a fall at the 215 mark.

State-ranked Frazee won the Big Ole team title with 239 points. The Wolverines scored 127 points in finishing fifth.

The Wolverines will host Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale in a Section 6A team tournament match Tuesday at 7 p.m. The Section 6A team finals are set Feb. 20 in New York Mills. The section individual tournament is slated Feb. 26-27 in Mills.

Big Ole Invitational

Team Results

Frazee 239, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 200.5, Moorhead 158, Rocori 143, Wadena-Deer Creek 127, Alexandria 109.5

Individual Results

103

First-Trevor Strike (F) pinned Kurt Timmons (KMS) 3:28

Third-Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Sam Waln (WDC) 3:49

112

First-Mitch Steffens (WDC) pinned Zach Carlson (KMS) :32

Third-Hunter Lafraniere/Sorenson (F) pinned Mitch Moe (M) 3:26

119

Jordan Kohler (F) pinned Zach Bernu (WDC) 2:44

Jacob Rositas (M) maj. dec. Nate Ness (R) 10-2

125

First-Jordan Rothers (KMS) dec. Brock Tallakson (M) 8-2

Third-Dylan Gertken (R) dec. John Duel (F) 5-2

130

First-Klinton VanHeuvln (KMS) dec. Wade Hukriede (F) 5-3

Third-Jordan Rentz (WDC) pinned James Golling (M) 2:28

135

First-Rij Koehnen (F) dec. Tyler Carlson (KMS) 7-6

Third-Tim Soldner (R) dec. Mike Zupan (M) 11-7

140

First-Chase Morlock (M) dec. Cody Piper (F) 9-3

Third-Jessie Engler (KMS) pinned Nick Hammje (A) 2:44

145

First-Casey Nunn (F) pinned Cole Ellison (A) 2:44

Third-Jordan Hemmesch dec. A.J. Wheeler (M) 5-4

152

First-Ben Gaughan (M) dec. Lucas Betterman (A) 7-3

Third-Levi Olivier (R) pinned Jake Schermerhorn (F) 4:08

160

First-Brandon VanWatermulen (F) pinned Casey Krieger (KMS) 6:49 OT

Third-Aaron Uselman (WDC) dec. Brett Morlock (M) 9-2

171

First-Rick Brandt (F) maj. dec. Isaac Lustila (WDC) 15-6

Third-Nate Samberg (F) dec. Cody Erkkila (A) 7-5 OT

189

First-Joel Bauman (KMS) dec. Kody Lafraniere/Sorenson (F) 11-5

Third-Ben Wittrock (R) dec. Kyle Fulghum (A) 3-0

215

First-Matt Stassen (KMS) dec. Alex Weiman (R) 6-4

Third-Andy Bouressa (A) pinned Dylan Anderson (WDC) 2:55

285

First-Mark Wychor (M) pinned Kyle Leiser (R) 3:25

Third-Ross Carlson (A) pinned Fred Lorentzen (KMS) 1:17

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Brian Hansel
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