Panthers rout EGF, fall to TRF
Jared Sunram and Justin Dravis won both their matches as the Park Rapids wrestling team split dual meets against two Section 8AA opponents Tuesday at Thief River Falls.
Sunram (at 113 pounds), Nolan Booge (at 120), Dravis (at 145) and John Kyllonen (at 182) had pins in leading the Panthers to a 57-18 win over East Grand Forks. Austin Parker added a 7-3 decision at 152 while Tanner Lewis (at 106), Ben Baumgartner (at 132), Randall Scott (at 138), Logan Veo (at 195) and Trai Schmidt (at 220) received forfeit wins.
Sunram's 7-3 minor decision at 106, Baumgartner's pin at 132 and Dravis' pin at 145 accounted for the Panthers' three wins in a 60-15 loss to Thief River Falls.
Thief River Falls defeated East Grand Forks 70-3 in the other match.
The split left Park Rapids with a 2-5 record against section teams and a 10-11 overall mark in dual meets. Thief River Falls, which is rated No. 18 in the latest Class AA poll, improved to 10-5 while EGF fell to 5-8.
Park Rapids 57, East Grand Forks 18
106: Tanner Lewis, PR, won by forfeit: Jared Sunram, PR, pinned Matt Vanyo 1:30. 120: Nolan Booge, PR, pinned Javi Iamora 1:21. 126: Eddie Bushaw, EGF, minor decision over Logan Johnson 9-3. 132: Ben Baumgartner, PR, won by forfeit. 138: Randall Scott, PR, won by forfeit. 145: Justin Dravis, PR, pinned Alex Vanyo 1:33. 152: Austin Parker, PR, minor decision over Clark Peterson 7-3. 160: Zach Greenwood, EGF, pinned Dwayne Johnson :54. 170: Eli Deziel, EGF, pinned Jeff Dickinson 5:51. 182: John Kyllonen, PR, pinned Matt O'Leary 1:29. 195: Logan Veo, PR, won by forfeit. 220: Trai Schmidt, PR, won by forfeit. 285: Evan Deziel, EGF, minor decision over Chris Baxter 5-4 (ot).
Thief River Falls 60, Park Rapids 15
106: Jared Sunram, PR, minor decision over Josh Bernier 7-3. 113: Stephen Holecek, TRF, won by forfeit. 120: Tae Malone, TRF, minor decision over Nolan Booge 8-6. 126: Noah Bernier, TRF, pinned Logan Johnson 1:27. 132: Ben Baumgartner, PR, pinned Dre Malone 1:47. 138: Austin Hjelle, TRF, won by forfeit. 145: Justin Dravis, PR, pinned Jacob Brinkman 3:56. 152: Spencer Hron, TRF, won by forfeit. 160: Peter Samuelson, TRF, won by forfeit. 170: Nathanael Holecek, TRF, pinned Jeff Dickinson :32. 182: Holden Nelson, TRF, minor decision over John Kyllonen 12-6. 195: Tyran Jones, TRF, pinned Logan Veo :30. 220: Tyshawn Brown, TRF, won by forfeit. 285: Chris Kucera, TRF, pinned Chris Baxter 2:49.