The Wadena-Deer Creek wrestling team had its season come to a close during the Section 6A Tournament when they were defeated by Barnesville 48-15 in the Section 6A playin round in Underwood.
While the team season comes to a close for the Wolverines, they will have opportunities to send individuals to state when they host the Section 6A Individual Tournaments in Wadena on Feb. 23.
The Wolverines earned three wins during the event, however, could not overcome four forfeits during the meet.
Koby Endres picked up a fall victory at the 2:50 mark of his match against Barnesville’s William Rotz at 113 pounds. Endres was tied at two after the first period, but took control of the match in the second. He got a reversal which led into the pin of Rotz, securing six team points for the Wolverines.
Connor Dirks was in control for Wadena-DC at 138. Dirks held a 2-0 lead after the first period. Dirks picked up a second period reversal which led into a nearfall. Dirks kept pursuing and was able to get the pin at 5:16 over Nathan Rehder.
Braeden Sibert picked up the final points for the Wolverines at 145. He was tied with Wyatt Roller at two after the first period, but took control of the second and the third. He kept the pressure on Roller for the 9-3 decision win.
Ayden Hauck defeated Simon Snyder 6-0 at 106, while John Roller edged out Brandon Wheeler by fall at 1:19 of their match at 120. Tanner Kadrmas defeated Brayden Kleinke by fall at 26 seconds.
Brady Kroll needed overtime to edge out Cody Wheeler. Wheeler tied the match late in the third period at three, but Kroll got the takedown in the first overtime session.
Jackson Poepping closed out the match with a fall win at 220 over Logan Wegscheid. Both teams forfeited at 195 and 285.
Ottertail Central defeated Barnesville in the quarterfinals 53-18. The Bulldogs will wrestle in the semifinals on Feb. 15.
Wadena-DC vs. Barnesville
106: Ayden Hauck (BAR) def. Simon Snyder (WDC) (Dec. 6-0)
113: Koby Endres (WDC) def. William Rotz (BAR) (Fall 2:50)
120: John Roller (BAR) def. Brandon Wheeler (WDC) (Fall 1:19)
126: Chase Brenner (BAR) wins by forfeit
132: Tim Boone (BAR) wins by forfeit
138: Connor Dirks (WDC) def. Nathan Rehder (BAR) (Fall 5:16)
145: Braeden Sibert (WDC) def. Wyatt Roller (BAR) (Dec. 9-3)
152: Tanner Kadrmas (BAR) def. Brayden Kleinke (WDC) (Fall :26)
160: Kaden Mueller (BAR) wins by forfeit
170: Brady Kroll (BAR) def. Cody Wheeler (WDC) (Dec. 5-3 OT)
182: Preston Snobl (BAR) wins by forfeit
195: Double Forfeit
220: Jackson Poepping (BAR) def. Logan Wegscheid (WDC) (Fall 1:52)
285: Double Forfeit