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Wolverines downed by New York Mills in season-opening duel

The Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling season opened with a 52-15 defeat at the hands of New York Mills on Dec. 4 in New York Mills.

The Wolverines picked up a pair of victories from Jayson Young and Cody Wheeler, as well as a forfeit victory in the defeat.

Young picked up the victory over Derrik Wegscheid at 138. He was victorious by a 5-0 decision.

Wheeler was strong in his victory at 182 pounds. Wheeler earned a fall victory at five minutes and 38 seconds over Elliott Mann.

The Wolverines return to the mat at 6 p.m. on Dec. 6 at the Wadena-DC Elementary school gymnasium.

New York Mills 52, Wadena-DC 15

106: Chris Yonder (NYM) def. River McQuiston (WDC) (Fall :21)

113: Austin Hughes (NYM) def. Simon Snyder (WDC) (Dec. 3-2)

120: Jacob Guck (NYM) def. Koby Endres (WDC) (Fall 1:25)

126: Carter Haman (NYM) def. Mason Snyder (WDC) (Dec. 3-0)

132: (WDC) wins by forfeit

138: Jayson Young (WDC) def. Derrik Wegscheid (NYM) (Dec. 5-0)

145: Gabe Geiser (NYM) def. Connor Dirks (WDC) (Maj. Dec. 10-1)

152: Bren Salo (NYM) def. Braeden Siberg (WDC) (Fall 5:25)

160: Jon Ronning (NYM) def. Isaac Hale (WDC) (Fall 3:52)

170: Dylan Fischer (NYM) def. Garrett Redning (WDC) (Fall 1:11)

182: Cody Wheeler (WDC) def. Elliott Mann (NYM) (Fall 5:38)

195: Alex Sandoval (NYM) def. DJ Moench (WDC) (Fall 1:45)

285: (NYM) wins by forfeit

Jason Groth

 Groth is a Minnesota Newspaper Association award-winning Sports Editor of the Perham Focus and the Wadena Pioneer Journal. Groth worked in Grand Rapids as the Sports Director at KOZY/KMFY radio for two years and prior to that he was the Sports Editor/Writer for the Grand Rapids Herald-Review for seven years. 

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