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Wolverines fall to Eagles, win triangular

Photo by Kevin Cederstrom/EOT ILLUSTRATED Wadena-Deer Creek's Jacob Wegscheid posted a 16-6 major decision over New York Mills' Kyle Vorderbruggen at 135.

Jarrod Norton and Landyn Seawert scored pins at 215 and 285 Tuesday night as New York Mills bumped Wadena-Deer Creek 42-30.

Norton recorded a fall over WDC's Tyler Wohlwend at the 2:23 mark and Seawert, a state-ranked heavyweight, pinned Dylan Anderson in 56 seconds.

The back-to-back pins broke a 30-all tie that Nolan Johnson forced at 189 when he pinned Mills' Tyler Patron at the 5:39 mark in the third period.

The two clubs split the 14 matches but the Eagles recorded six pins to WDC's three.

"They stole a page from our book," WDC head coach Norm Gallant said. "We are used to getting the bonus points and giving up the decisions. They did that. They matched up well against us."

The loss to Mills left the Wolverines with a 6-8 season record.

New York Mills 42, Wadena-Deer Creek 30

103 Shane Novak (NYM) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 5:00

112 Mitch Steffens (WDC) dec. Tommy Selander (NYM) 4-1

119 Josh Bernu (NYM) pinned Zack Bernu (WDC) 2:29

125 Maison Roberts (NYM) pinned Devin Barthel (WDC) 1:08

130 Jordan Rentz (WDC) pinned Michael Meyer (NYM) 5:36

135 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) maj. dec. Kyle Vorderbruggen (NYM) 16-6

140 Andrew Mindermann (NYM) won by forfeit

145 Jordan Novak (NYM) pinned Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) 2:43

152 Derrick Rude (WDC) dec. Peter Stark (NYM) 9-2

160 Aaron Uselman (WDC) dec. Seth Hofland (NYM) 4-2 OT

171 Isaac Lustila (WDC) tech. fall Noah Pesola (NYM) 4: 39

189 Nolan Johnson (WDC) pinned Tyler Patron (NYM) 5:39

215 Jarrod Norton (NYM) pinned Tyler Wohlwend (WDC) 2:23

285 Landyn Seawert (NYM) pinned Dylan Anderson (WDC) :56

Wolverines capture home triangular title

The Wolverines got the upper hand on two Section 6A foes Thursday for top honors in the own triangular.

The Wolverines won the first five weights en route to a dominating 57-18 victory over Parkers Prairie.

Parkers' state-ranked Tyler Walsh stretched the shoulder of WDC opponent Tony Reurink during their 215-pound match and pinned the freshman at the 3:57 mark.

Josh Lawson, Mitch Steffens, Zack Bernu, Jordan Rentz, Isaac Lustila and Tyler Wohlwend racked up pins for the Wolverines.

Short-handed for their dual match with Otter Tail Central, Gallant threw the dice with his lineup.

"I took some chances with the lineup and asked some guys to really step up," Gallant said.

Lawson and Waln racked up early victories for the Wolverines before OTC's Zach Johnson accomplished a major feat by pinning Steffens at the 3:54 mark in their 119 match. The WDC standout, who entered the match with a 20-3 personal record, had not been pinned previously in his three-year varsity career.

"That was a big win for them," Gallant said. "I made that move to try to win all three at the bottom. Mitch made a mistake and got caught. It can happen, even to great wrestlers."

The Bulldogs won four of the next seven matches and led 24-21 heading into the upper weights.

Lustila started a WDC comeback at 171 with a pin at the 3:23 mark over Cody Grasswick. Nolan Johnson followed that victory up with an 11-2 major decision over Chris Haugrud. Tyler Wohlwend pinned Kaleb Minten in 56 seconds for WDC's clinching victory.

WDC 57, Parkers Prairie 18

103 Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Kyle Schlosser (PP) 5:05

112 Sam Waln (WDC) won by forfeit

119 Mitch Steffens (WDC) pinned Ryan Bosek (PP)

125 Zack Bernu (WDC) pinned Mitch Westerburg (PP) :50

130 Jordan Rentz (WDC) pinned Chad Knapp (PP) :26

135 Double forfeit

140 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) dec. Teagan Overturf (PP) 14-7

145 Derrick Rude (WDC) won by forfeit

152 Ryan Silbernick (PP) pinned Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) 5:16

160 Aaron Uselman (WDC) won by forfeit

171 Isaac Lustila (WDC) pinned Kevin Hahn (PP) 3:44

189 Ryan Harris (PP) pinned Nolan Johnson (WDC) :32

215 Tyler Walsh (PP) pinned Tony Reurink (WDC) 3:57

HWT Tyler Wohlwend (WDC) pinned Jeremy Schwartz (PP) 1:03

WDC 37, OTC 30

103 Josh Lawson (WDC) maj. DEC. Dylan Schwartz (OTC) 8-0

112 Sam Waln (WDC) tech. Fall Darius Erlandson (OTC) 5:09

119 Zach Johnson (OTC) pinned Mitch Steffens (WDC) 3:54

125 Greg Blum (OTC) pinned Zack Bernu (WDC) 2:28

130 Jordan Rentz (WDC) dec. Jacob Meder (OTC) 3-2

135 Zach Mattys (OTC) won by forfeit

140 Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) dec. Tyler Olson (OTC) 6-5

145 Derrick Rude (WDC) pinned Austin Montegomery (OTC) :28

152 Brendan Hart (OTC) dec. Jacob Ludovissie (WDC) 6-2

160 Patrick Nilson (OTC) dec. Aaron Uselman (WDC) 5-2

171 Isaac Lustila (WDC) pinned Cody Grasswick (OTC) 3:23

189 Nolan Johnson (WDC) maj. dec. Chris Haugrud (OTC) 11-2

215 Tyler Wohlwend (WDC) pinned Kaleb Minton (OTC) :56

HWT Corey Roggenkamp (OTC) won by forfeit