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Turchin takes third in multi-state tourney

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale heavyweight Colin Turchin placed third last Saturday at the Mental Aerobics Wrestling Tournament in Rochester.

Wadena-Deer Creek 103-pounder Sam Waln posted a 2-3 record.

United North Central's Jake Malone finished 1-2 in the 130-pound weight class.

Wrestlers in the tournament came from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska as well as Minnesota.

Individual results

Sam Waln

Waln dec. Collin Wegner (United South Central) 13-5

Tanner Johnshoy (Prior Lake) pinned Waln 1:37

Waln pinned Cody Klabunde (Litchfield) 3:31

Kyle Benjamin (Farmington) dec. Waln 6-1

Tony Lynn (Adrian) dec. Waln 9-2

Jake Malone

Adam Seifert (Totino Grace) dec. Malone 5-4

Malone pinned C.J. Singer (LaMars, Ia.) 5:42

Carson Henry (St. Charles) pinned Malone 5:57

Colin Turchin

Turchin received a bye

John Jude (Brady Tech, Wis.) pinned Turchin 2:59

Turchin pinned Mike Szynal (Byron) :25

Turchin pinned Isaac Vesel (LaCrescent) 1:33

Turchin pinned Kyle Wiemann (Elk River) 1:45

Turchin pinned Cole Johnson (DeSota, Wis.) 1:26