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WDC grapplers settle for split at Park Rapids

Wadena-Deer Creek's Isaac Malone earned a pin at the 46-second mark Jan. 24 in his 195-pound match with Border West's Chris Kleine. Photo by Brian Hansel, Pioneer Journal

Sam Waln and Caleb Monson were double winners Tuesday night as the Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines gained a split in the Park Rapids Triangular.

The Wolverines hammered Crosby-Ironton 43-27 before falling to triangular champ Park Rapids 56-21.

Waln scored a technical fall in his 126-pound match with Crosby-Ironton's Brett Nelson 21-6. The WDC standout then pinned Park Rapids' Zach Nelson at the 1:35 mark in their 132-pound match.

Monson was one of WDC's six forfeit winners against Crosby-Ironton. The WDC 195-pounder pinned Park Rapids' Logan Veo at the 3:19 mark.

The Wolverines host a triangular Tuesday with Detroit Lakes and Pine River-Backus.

Wadena-Deer Creek 43, Crosby-Ironton 27

106 Caleb Kreitter (CI) pinned Riley Seifert (WDC) 2:50

113 Caleb Voss (CI) dec. Lee Spencer (WDC) 12-6

120 Tristin Godel (WDC) dec. Derik Olander (CI) 6-2

126 Sam Waln (WDC) tech. fall Brett Nelson (CI) 21-6

132 Cody Lasher (CI) pinned Blaine Snyder (WDC) 1:10

138 Josh Lawson (WDC) won by forfeit

145 Tyler Wheeler (WDC) won by forfeit

152 Derek Brown (CI) won by forfeit

160 Joe Baker (WDC) won by forfeit

170 Double forfeit

182 Isaac Malone (WDC) won by forfeit

195 Caleb Monson (WDC) won by forfeit

220 Brandon Monson (WDC) won by forfeit

HWT Cole Grinsteinner (CI) pinned Tristian Baker (WDC) 1:27

Park Rapids 56, Wadena-Deer Creek 21

106 Jared Sunram (PR) pinned Riley Seifert (WDC) 3:35

113 Lee Spencer (WDC) won by forfeit

120 Nolan Booge (PR) won by forfeit

126 Blaine Snyder (WDC) dec. Logan Johnson (PR) 9-4

132 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Zach Nelson (PR) 1:35

138 Ben Baumgartner (PR) won by forfeit

145 Justin Dravis (PR) major dec. Josh Lawson (WDC) 10-0

152 Austin Parker (PR) won by forfeit

160 Luke Weaver (PR) won by forfeit

170 Jeff Dickinson (PR) won by forfeit

182 John Kyllonen (PR) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) 2:34

195 Caleb Monson (WDC) pinned Logan Veo (PR) 3:19

220 Trai Schmidt (PR) major dec. Brandon Monson (WDC) 14-0

HWT Chris Baxter (PR) pinned Tristian Baker (WDC) 1:13

Three WDC matmen earn runner-up honors

Wadena-Deer Creek's Sam Waln (126), Devin Barthel (132) and Caleb Monson (195) earned runner-up finishes Jan. 25 as the Wolverines placed sixth in the Mid-State Conference meet at Detroit Lakes.

Josh Lawson finished third for the Wolverines at 145.

Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus racked up 218 points to win the team title. Detroit Lakes was a close second with 213. Wadena-Deer Creek scored 75.5.

Mid-State Conference Tournament Team Results

Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 218, Detroit Lakes 213, Staples-Motley 95, Crosby-Ironton 94, Park Rapids Area 77, Wadena-Deer Creek 75.5

Individual Results


1 Anthony Philipson (PLPRB)

2 Caleb Kreitter (CI)

3 Jared Sunram (PR)

4 Tyler Bellefeuille (DL)


1 Caleb Voss (CI)

2 Alex Erpelding (SM)

3 Spencer Richards (PLPRB)

4 Payton Jackson (DL)

5 Corie Hurtig (WDC)


1 Nate Adkins (PLPRB)

2 Nolan Booge (PR)

3 Derik Olander (CI)

4 Tristin Godel (WDC)

5 Jake Swendsrud (SM)

6 Marcus Jasken (DL)


1 Blake Miller (SM)

2 Sam Waln (WDC)

3 Triston Rubner (PLPRB)

4 Nathan Francis (DL)

5 Brett Nelson (CI)


1 Nick Gravdahl (PLPRB)

2 Devin Barthel (WDC)

3 Cody Lasher (CI)

4 Logan Twigg (DL)

5 Zach Nelson (PR)


1 Zach Baker (DL)

2 Josh Becker (SM)

3 Jace Loge (PLPRB)

4 Justin Dravis (PR)


1 Drey Loge (PLPRB)

2 Parker Jackson (DL)

3 Josh Lawson (WDC)


1 Jarrett Nosal (DL)

2 Ozzie Miller (PLPRB)

3 Derrick Brown (CI)

4 Tyler Pogreba (SM)


1 Brandon Dahring (DL)

2 Dillon Nichols (PLPRB)

3 Nick Jennings (PLPRB)


1 Jordan Heldman (SM)

2 Jeff Gailfus (DL)

3 Kyle Jordon (PLPRB)


1 Justin Mackenthun (PLPRB)

2 John Kyllonen (PR)

3 Ben Ortiz (DL)

4 Drew Peterson (SM)


1 Jason Griego (DL)

2 Caleb Monson (WDC)

3 Caedel Roeder (PLPRB)


1 Cameron Fritz (DL)

2 Trai Schmidt (PR)

3 Kurt Kent (PLPRB)


1 James Huwe (DL)

2 Jared Adkins (PLPRB)

3 Cole Grinsteinner (CI)

Wolverines bow to Border West, Breckenridge

Mitchell Swanson's record-setting eight-point game boosted the Wolverines past Greenway on Jan. 25 in Coleraine.

Swanson was a terror for the visiting Wolverines with seven goals and one assist. The performance broke school records for goals and for points scored in a single game.

Bridger Pettit was credited with five assists and one goal. Dylan Phillips did his part with two goals and three assists. Christian Berg chipped in with two assists.

Border West 54, WDC 15

106 Dylan Menge (BW) pinned Riley Seifert (WDC) 1:29

113 Mason Pullis (BW) pinned Corie Hurtig (WDC) 3:56

120 Tracer Lee (BW) maj. dec. Tristin Godel (WDC) 10-2

126 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Bryce Nilson (BW) 5:09

132 Gus McCarthy (BW) tech. fall Devin Barthel (WDC) 5:46

138 Dylan Pullis (BW) won by forfeit

145 Cormick Combellick (BW) pinned Jake Waln (WDC) :27

152 Carter Behrens (BW) dec. Josh Lawson (WDC) 7-0

160 Nick Stafford (BW) won by forfeit

170 Austin Maanum (BW) won by forfeit

182 Double forfeit

195 Isaac Malone (WDC) pinned Chris Kleine (BW) :46

220 Caleb Monson (WDC) dec. Wyatt Titz (BW) 5-0

HWT Seth Callenius (BW) pinned Tristian Baker (WDC) :19

Breckenridge 53, WDC 24

106 Mason Mayer (B) maj. dec. Riley Seifert (WDC) 14-2

113 Corie Hurtig (WDC) won by forfeit

120 Conrad Kondos (B) maj. dec. Tristin Godel (WDC) 13-4

126 Blaine Snyder (WDC) won by forfeit

132 Sam Waln (WDC) pinned Mark Erickson (B) :35

138 Devin Barthel (WDC) won by forfeit

145 Travis Miranowski (B) dec. Josh Lawson (WDC) 6-2

152 Treyton Hought (B) pinned Jake Waln (WDC) 1:31

160 Josh Peterson (B) won by forfeit

170 Allen Hanson (B) won by forfeit

182 Michael Whitney (B) won by forfeit

195 Derek Nordick (B) pinned Isaac Malone (WDC) 3:31

220 Tyler Vold (B) pinned Caleb Monson (WDC) 3:56

HWT Cody Clift (B) pinned Tristian Baker (WDC) 1:11