The Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling team suffered a 54-23 dual meet defeat in its Park Region Conference opener when they squared off with the New York Mills Eagles at the Wadena-DC High School on Dec. 5.

The Wolverines were coming off a big opening victory when they defeated Barnesville, however, didn’t have things on their side when they squared off with New York Mills.

The Eagles captured 10 of the 13 matches, winning seven of them by fall, capturing big bonus points in building up a big lead on Wadena-Deer Creek.

The Eagles won the first five matches of the night, three by fall and two by decision before Wadena-DC’s Jayson Young snapped the skid. Young earned a technical fall victory over Caden Roberts at 138 to snap the Eagles’ momentum. However, it was short-lived as the Eagles captured the next three matches, all by fall.

Cody Wheeler stopped the Eagles’ run with a pin of his own at 170. He defeated Elliot Mann at the one minute and seven second mark.

Steven Erkenbrack continued the short run for the Wolverines when he captured a fall win of his own at 182. Erkenbrack earned a fall win over Alex Sandoval at the 1:59 mark.

The final win of the night for the Wolverines came from Jericho Baker at 220. Baker earned a fall win at 4:34 for the Wolverines.

The Wolverines return to action when they take on Border West on Dec. 7 at 6 p.m. in Wheaton, Minn.


New York Mills 54

Wadena-DC 23

106: Dane Niemi (NYM) def. Simon Snyder (WDC) (Fall :43)

113: Derrik Wegscheid (NYM) def. Bel Snyder (WDC) (Fall 1:27)

120: Gabe Geiser (NYM) def. Koby Endres (WDC) (Fall :41)

126: Carter Haman (NYM) def. Chase Godel (WDC) (Dec. 4-1)

132: Bren Salo (NYM) def. Colton Knudson (WDC) (Dec. 6-5)

138: Jayson Young (WDC) def. Caden Roberts (NYM) (Tech Fall. 16-1)

145: Matthew Frost (NYM) def. Alex Anderson (WDC) (Fall 1:19)

152: Charlie Fox (NYM) def. Braeden Sibert (WDC) (Fall 5:11)

160: Dylan Fischer (NYM) def. Brayden Kleinke (WDC) (Fall 1:12)

170: Cody Wheeler (WDC) def. Elliot Mann (NYM) (Fall 1:07)

182: Steven Erkenbrack (WDC) def. Alex Sandoval (NYM) (Fall 1:59)

195: Jake Erkenbrack (NYM) wins by forfeit

220: Jericho Baker (WDC) def. Preston Newburg (Fall 4:34)

285: Brandon Wirre (NYM) def. Logan Wegscheid (Fall 1:13)