Panthers defeat C-I, W-DC in Mid-State duals
Park Rapids took advantage of 12 forfeits and five pins to win a pair of Mid-State Conference wrestling matches Tuesday night at the Century School gym.
Seven forfeits and two pins led the Panthers to a 54-28 victory over Crosby-Ironton in the first match while five forfeits and three pins sparked a 56-21 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek.
In the win over C-I, Nolan Booge's first-period pin at 120 pounds and Chris Baxter's first-period pin at heavyweight accounted for the Panthers' two wins in matches that were wrestled. Receiving forfeit wins for Park Rapids were Ben Baumgartner at 138, Justin Dravis at 145, Luke Weaver at 160, Jeff Dickinson at 170, John Kyllonen at 182, Logan Veo at 195 and Trai Schmidt at 220.
Jared Sunram's second-period pin at 106, Dravis' 10-0 major decision at 145, Kyllonen's second-period pin at 182, Schmidt's 14-0 major decision at 220 and Baxter's first-period pin at heavyweight led the Panthers past W-DC.
Sunram built a 14-0 lead behind two takedowns and four nearfalls before recording a pin at the 3:35 mark. Dravis used a takedown and two nearfalls in the first period and a nearfall in the third period for his win. Kyllonen led 11-0 with a takedown, three nearfalls and a reversal before recording a pin at the 2:34 mark. Schmidt used two takedowns, three nearfalls and a reversal for his win. Baxter ended the meet with a pin at the 1:13 mark.
Receiving forfeit wins against W-DC were Booge at 120, Baumgartner at 138, Austin Parker at 152, Weaver at 160 and Dickinson at 170.
The two wins lifted the Panthers' record to 3-2 in Mid-State duals and 9-10 overall. W-DC is now 2-1 in conference matches and 7-9 overall while C-I fell to 0-5 in conference matches and 2-9 overall.
Park Rapids 54, Crosby-Ironton 28
106: Caleb Kreitter, CI, pinned Jared Sunram :59. 113: Caleb Voss, CI, won by forfeit. 120: Nolan Booge, PR, pinned Derik Olander :50. 126: Brett Nelson, CI, major decision over Logan Johnson 14-2. 132: Cody Lasher, CI, pinned Zach Nelson :40. 138: Ben Baumgartner, PR, won by forfeit. 145: Justin Dravis, PR, won by forfeit. 152: Derrick Brown, CI, pinned Austin Parker 3:32. 160: Luke Weaver, PR, won by forfeit. 170: Jeff Dickinson, PR, won by forfeit. 182: John Kyllonen, PR, won by forfeit. 195: Logan Veo, PR, won by forfeit. 220: Trai Schmidt, PR, won by forfeit. 285: Chris Baxter, PR, pinned Cole Grinsteinner 1:09.
Park Rapids 56, W-DC 21
106: Jared Sunram, PR, pinned Riley Seifert 3:35. 113: Lee Spencer, WDC, won by forfeit. 120: Nolan Booge, PR, won by forfeit. 126: Blaine Snyder, WDC, minor decision over Logan Johnson 9-4. 132: Sam Waln, WDC, pinned Zach Nelson 1:35. 138: Ben Baumgartner, PR, won by forfeit. 145: Justin Dravis, PR, major decision over Josh Lawson 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 2:34. 195: Caleb Monson, WDC, pined Logan Veo 2:21. 220: Trai Schmidt, PR, major decision over Brandon Monson 14-0. 285: Chris Baxter, PR, pinned Tristan Baker 1:13.
Road Crew wins Mid-State title
Because of the flu, the Panthers entered only six wrestlers and ended up placing fifth at last Friday's Mid-State Conference tournament at Detroit Lakes.
Runner-up finishes by Booge at 120, Kyllonen at 182 and Schmidt at 220 led the Panthers to 77 points. Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus won the conference title with 218 points.
Also placing for the Panthers were Sunram (third at 106), Zach Nelson (fifth at 132) and Dravis (fourth at 138).
Team scores: Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 218, Detroit Lakes 213, Staples-Motley 95, Crosby-Ironton 94, Park Rapids 77, Wadena-Deer Creek 75.
Park Rapids results
Jared Sunram (106): pinned by Anthony Phillipson, PLPRB, 3:04; lost major decision to Caleb Kreitter, C-I, 14-4; pinned Tyler Bellefeuille, DL, 3:28 (3rd).
Nolan Booge (120): pinned Marcus Jasken, DL, 2:54; won minor decision over Tristin Godel, WDC, 5-3; pinned by Nate Adkins, PLPRB, 1:38 (2nd).
Zach Nelson (132): pinned by Logan Twigg, DL, 2:20; pinned by Devin Barthel, WDC, :42 (5th).
Justin Dravis (138): lost minor decision to Jace Loge, PLPRB, 10-8; lost minor decision to Zach Baker, DL, 16-8; won minor decision over Josh Becker, SM, (4th).
John Kyllonen (182): pinned Drew Peterson, SM, 1:59; pinned Ben Ortiz, DL, 2:33; lost major decision to Justin Mackenthun, PLPRB, 13-5 (2nd).
Trai Schmidt (220): won minor decision over Kurt Kent, PLPRB, 3-1; pinned by Cameron Fritz, DL, 4:34 (2nd).