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Waln wins twice for Wolverines in split at Bertha

Wadena-Deer Creek's Botun Csaji tries to gain the upper hand in his match with Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale's Brady Baker Dec. 20 in a triangular at Bertha. Photo by Brian Hansel

Sam Waln was a double winner as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines went 1-1 Dec. 20 in the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Triangular.

WDC's 126-pound standout defeated Adam Sutlief at the 3:25 mark in helping the Wolverines post a 39-29 victory over Browerville. Waln posted a 14-1 major decision over Marshall Willis in WDC's 78-3 loss to Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale.

WDC's solo winners included Corie Hurtig at 113, Devin Barthel at 132, Lance Pierce at 138, Josh Lawson at 145, Caleb Monson at 195 and Tristian Baker at heavyweight.

The Wolverines return to action Jan. 10 at Pelican Rapids.

Mike Barthel's Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale club won the triangular by trouncing Browerville 66-12.

Barthel will take the Raiders to the eight-team Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Tournament Jan. 4.

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Triangular

Wadena-Deer Creek 39,

Browerville 29

106 Noah Becker (B) pinned Riley Seifert (WDC) 2:56

113 Corie Hurtig (WDC) won by forfeit

120 Dalton Butler (B) dec. Cody Bauer (WDC) 10-8 OT

126 Sam Waln (WDC) dec. Adam Sutlief (B) 13-6

132 Devin Barthel (WDC) won by forfeit

138 Lance Pierce (WDC) pinned Nic Becker (B) 1:27

145 Josh Lawson (WDC) pinned Jackson Wollenberg (B) 2:50

152 Jordan Statema (B) tech. fall Austin Koljonen (WDC) 6:00

160 Harry Henley (B) won by forfeit

170 Double forfeit

182 Austin Butler (B) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) 1:31

195 Caleb Monson (WDC) won by forfeit

220 Damian Lang (B) dec. Brandon Monson (WDC) 10-8 OT

HWT Tristian Baker (WDC) won by forfeit

Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 78,

Wadena-Deer Creek 3

106 Anthony Kern (BHV) pinned Riley Siefert (WDC) 3:25

113 Zach Waln (BHV) pinned Corie Hurtig (WDC) 1:05

120 Justin Gordon (BHV) pinned Cody Bauer (WDC) :49

126 Sam Waln (WDC) maj dec. Marshall Willis (BHV) 14-1

132 Holton Truax (BHV) pinned Devin Barthel (WDC) 4:02

138 Ethan Kimber (BHV) pinned Lance Pierce (WDC) 2:00

145 Andrew Cihlar (BHV) pinned Josh Lawson (WDC) 4:19

152 Dakota Finck (BHV) won by forfeit

160 Nick Bennett (BHV) won by forfeit

170 Hayden Truax (BHV) won by forfeit

182 Charlie Nienaber (BHV) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) 3:42

195 Dillon Card (BHV) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) :11

220 Dalton Baker (BHV) pinned Brandon Monson (WDC) 1:31

HWT John French (BHV) pinned Tristian Baker (WDC) :58