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Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers run dual meet season record to 6-0

Photo by Brian Hansel WDC's Devin Barthel notched an 8-5 victory over Perham's James Harlow in a Dec. 9 dual at Perham. The Wolverines won a 45-25 decision over the Yellowjackets.

The streaking Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines ran their season mat record to 6-0 Tuesday by taking top honors in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus Triangular.

Isaac Lustila (189), Tony Reurink (215) and Dylan Anderson scored pins as the Wolverines rallied from a 37-24 deficit to edge Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus 42-37.

"The big boys picked us up," WDC head coach Norm Gallant said.

The Wolverines split the victories with the Road Crew 7-7 but won all of their matches by fall. Three WDC wrestlers pinned their opponents in under one minute. Mitch Steffens ran his record to 9-0 when he pinned 119-pound foe Jace Loge in just :47. Zach Bernu did even better at 125 as he pinned Lance Squires in 26 seconds. Isaac Lustila won by fall in over Tony Winkleblack in only :31 seconds at 189.

Jacob Wegscheid reached a milestone at 145 when he pinned Tyler McCallister at the one minute mark.

The Wolverines racked up six victories by forfeit against Crosby-Ironton.

WDC's Josh Lawson (119), Mitch Steffens (125), Jacob Ludovissie (171), Isaac Lustila (189) and Dylan Anderson (285) won by fall.

WDC 42, PLPRB 37

103 Triston Rubner (PLPRB) pinned Sam Waln (WDC) :48

112 Anthony Philipson (PLPRB) pinned Jake Waln (WDC) :16

119 Mitch Steffens (WDC) pinned Jace Loge (PLPRB) :47

125 Nick Gravdahl (PLPRB) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 3:14

130 Zach Bernu (WDC) pinned Lance Squires (PLPRB) :26

135 Drey Loge (PLPRB) dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 5-2

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Kyle Jordan (PLPRB) 1:28

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Tyler McCallister (PLPRB) 1:00

152 Peter Harrison (PLPRB) tech. fall Derrick Rude (WDC) 5:56

160 Darian Rubner (PLPRB) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) :57

171 Christian Harrison (PLPRB) tech. fall Jake Ludovissie (WDC) 4:50

189 Isaac Lustilla (WDC) pinned Tony Winkleblack (PLPRB) :31

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) pinned Jared Adkins (PLPRB) 1:55

HWT Dylan Anderson (WDC) pinned Nick Kramp (PLPRB) 1:16

Wadena-Deer Creek 68, Crosby-Ironton 10

103 Sam Waln (WDC) tech. fall Caleb Voss (CI) 19-2

112 Matt Malloy (CI) pinned Jake Waln (WDC) 2:42

119 Josh Lawson (WDC) dec. Brett Nelson (CI) 4-0

125 Mitch Steffens (WDC) pinned Joe Sura (CI) 1:48

130 Zach Bernu (WDC) won by forfeit

135 Hayden Zillmer (CI) maj. dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 20-7

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) won by forfeit

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) won by forfeit

152 Derrick Rude (WDC) won by forfeit

160 Isaac Malone (WDC) won by forfeit

171 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) pinned Tyler Roering (CI) 1:06

189 Isaac Lustila (WDC) pinned Jeremy Hamman (CI) 3:15

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) won by forfeit

285 Dylan Anderson (WDC) pinned Cole Grinstienner (CI) 1:26

Wolverines rack up victory in Park Rapids Duals

Seven WDC wrestlers went undefeated Saturday as the Wolverines dominated the Park Rapids Duals.

The Wolverines scored 10 of their 20 pins in their shutout victory over Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena-Indus.

"The kids were as dominant as I've seen us for a long time," Gallant said.

Sam Waln, Mitch Steffens, Jordan Rentz, Jared Wegscheid, Jacob Ludovissie, Isaac Lustila and Tony Reurink all posted 3-0 records in the tournament.


103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Andrew Nissen (BCLBI) 1:43

112 Devin Berthel (WDC) pinned Kyle Michalek (BCLBI) 4:59

119 Josh Lawson (WDC) won by forfeit

125 Mitch Steffens (WDC) pinned Tanner George (BCLBI) :50

130 Zach Bernu (WDC) won by forfeit

135 Jordan Rentz (WDC) pinned Devan Staples (BCLBI) 1:12

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Joseph Nehl (BCLBI) 2:17

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Jerrick Pemberton (BCLBI) 1:40

152 Derrick Rude (WDC) pinned Brady Gross (BCLBI) 2:38

160 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) pinned Butch Strand (BCLBI) 2:52

171 Double Forfeit

189 Isaac Lustila (WDC) pinned Cody Brodeur (BCLBI) 2:28

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) maj. dec. Al Goodwin (BCLBI) 15-1

HWT Dylan Anderon (WDC) pinned Nick Grundmeier (BCLBI) :48

WDC 45, Lisbon, N.D. 33

103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Lain Stenson (L) 4:45

112 Jace Berg (L) pinned Devin Barthel (WDC) 3:53

119 Mitch Steffens (WDC) tech. fall Taylor Busche (L) 16-0

125 Dylan Urbach (L) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 4:25

130 Wyatt Aberle (L) pinned Zach Bernu (WDC) 2:25

135 Jordan Rentz (WDC) maj. dec. Taylor Olson (L) 13-0

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Tyrell Longe (L) :27

145 Hunter Mairs (L) dec. Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) 6-3

152 Derrick Rude (WDC) won by forfeit

160 Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) pinned Garrett Johnson (L) 4:51

171 Michael Nord (L) won by forfeit

189 Isaac Lustila (WDC) won by forfeit

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) pinned Wyatt Smith (L) 2:29

HWT Dylan Opatz (L) pinned Dylan Anderson (WDC) 2:46

WDC 52, Hibbing 15

103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Tanner Nowak (H) 1:14

112 Devin Barthel (WDC) pinned Jon Rupp (H) 1:05

119 Mitch Steffens (WDC) dec. Tone Fueuffinger (H) 6-1

125 Zach Bernu (WDC) pinned Slade Rybackek (H) :57

130 Mike Fuenffinger (H) won by forfeit

135 Jordan Rentz (WDC) dec. Carver Brownlee (H) 5-0

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Will Maki (H) 1:07

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) dec. Kyle Weber (H) 6-4

152 Cody Benz (H) dec. Derrick Rude (WDC) 9-4

160 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) dec. Mac Seilloff (H) 11-6

171 Josh Sinnott (H) won by forfeit

189 Isaac Lustila (WDC) maj. dec. Jared Greenwood (H) 13-5

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) pinned Owen Philbrick (H) 1:42

HWT Dylan Anderson (WDC) pinned Jaban Weber (H) 1:11

WDC 45, Perham 25

The Wolverines went into Perham Dec. 9 and beat the Yellowjackets for the first time since 2004 to keep their unbeaten record intact.

"It was nice to finally get this monkey off of our backs," Coach Norm Gallant said. "I stressed to the kids that they needed to believe they could win when we came here, and you could see that they did.

Ten WDC wrestlers notched victories. Sam Waln (103), Devin Barthel (112), Jared Wegscheid (140), Jacob Wegscheid (145), Isaac Lustila (189) and Tony Reurink (215) all won by fall.

WDC 45, Perham 25

103 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Sam Pirrotta (Per) 5:37

112 Devin Barthel (WDC) dec. James Harlow (Per) 8-5

119 Josh Werner (Per) maj. dec. Josh Lawson (WDC) 11-1

125 Mitch Steffens (WDC) dec. Brandon Lueders (Per) 11-6

130 Luke Sailer (Per) pinned Zach Bernu (WDC) :39

135 Jordan Rentz (WDC) dec. Brady Sazama (Per) 8-2

140 Jared Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Patrick Glenn (Per) :52

145 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) pinned Ty Haverland (Per) 3:24

152 Derrick Rude (WDC) injury default Andrew Moberg (Per) 2:00

160 Gene Schleeter (Per) dec. Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) 8-4

171 Payton Jordahl (Per) won by forfeit

189 Isaac Lustila (WDC) pinned David Langlie (Per) :46

215 Tony Reurink (WDC) pinned Cody Nylander (Per) 4:43

HWT Jesse Hein (Per) pinned Dylan Anderson (WDC) 1:28