Wrestlers close regular season with loss
Three pins in the final three matches rallied Fosston/Bagley to a 44-36 win over the Park Rapids wrestling team last Thursday night at Fosston.
The Greyhounds jumped out to a 10-0 lead before pins by Andrew Goltz at 120 pounds, Jared Sunram at 126 and Nolan Booge at 132 gave Park Rapids an 18-10 advantage. Goltz trailed 4-0 before his pin at the 4:40 mark while Sunram used a reversal in the third period to tie the match at 7-7 before a takedown in overtime led to a pin at the 6:45 mark. Booge jumped out to an 8-0 lead before recording a pin at the 2:26 mark.
Cody Dravis’ pin at the 1:47 mark at 145, Justin Dravis’ pin at the 5:57 mark at 160 and John Kyllonen’s pin in 35 seconds at 182 kept the Panthers in front 36-26.
The Greyhounds won the final three matches for the win.
Fosston/Bagley improved to 8-7 in dual meets while the Panthers fell to 10-12 in their regular-season finale.
The Panthers received the No. 8 seed for the Section 8A tournament and will face No. 9 Red Lake County Central today (Saturday) at 11 a.m. at Thief River Falls. The winner of that match wrestles No. 1 Frazee at 12:30.
In the other first-round matches, No. 6 Crookston wrestles No. 11 West Marshall with the winner facing No. 3 United North Central and No. 7 Fertile-Beltrami faces No. 10 Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis with the winner drawing No. 2 Badger/Greenbush/Middle River. No. 4 Mahnomen-Waubun faces No. 5 Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in a quarterfinal match.
106: Connor Lomen, FB, major decision over Landen Burlingame 9-1. 113: Cole Olson, FB, pinned Dawson Roth :28. 120: Andrew Goltz, PR, pinned Tommy Snobl 4:40. 126: Jared Sunram, PR, pinned Lane Olson 6:45. 132: Nolan Booge, PR, pinned Caleb Snobl 2:26. 138: Ben Marx, FB, pinned Logan Johnson 1:44. 145: Cody Dravis, PR, pinned Jake Ubert 1:47. 152: Alexi Bode, FB, major decision over Zach Nelson 15-4. 160: Justin Dravis, PR, pinned Sam Manecke 5:57. 170: Nick Vig, FB, pinned Zach Hocking 1:02. 182: John Kyllonen, PR, pinned Zach Larsen :35. 195: Zach Como, FB, pinned Keith McDaniel 4:37. 220: Luke Juve, FB, pinned Logan Veo 3:19. 285: Alex Nelson, FB, pinned Chris Baxter 3:12.