Wrestlers defeat WCA, extend winning streak
Five pins down the stretch sparked the Park Rapids wrestling team to a 46-29 win over West Central Area Tuesday night at Barrett.
The Panthers trailed 29-13 before rallying for the win behind five straight pins and a minor decision in the final six matches.
WCA used four pins and a technical fall win to build the early lead. Nolan Booge's 14-5 major decision at 106 pounds, Ben Baumgartner's first-period pin at 126 and Justin Dravis' 4-0 minor decision at 138 accounted for the Panthers' three wins in the first eight matches.
Garrick Scudder's third-period pin at 160, Jeff Dickinson's first-period pin at 170, Forrest Drury's first-period pin at 182, Cole Tretbar's first-period pin at 195 and Brandon Ritter's third-period pin at 220 sparked the Panthers' comeback.
Trai Schmidt's 2-1 minor decision at heavyweight concluded the scoring as the Panthers won their fifth dual in a row.
The win lifted the Panthers to 12-7 in dual meets.
Park Rapids 46, West Central Area 29
106: Nolan Booge, PR, major decision over Tyler Onstad 14-5. 113: Jake Larkin, WCA, pinned Jared Sunram :38. 120: Gage Odegaard, WCA, 15-0 technical fall over Anthony Ritter 6:00. 126: Ben Baumgartner, PR, pinned Chase Kamrath :43. 132: Sean Albert, WCA, pinned Noah Schulz 2:51. 138: Justin Dravis, PR, minor decision over Kyle Mickelson 4-0. 145: Royal Crow, WCA, pinned Brock Fritze 3:44. 152: Kyle Martineau, WCA, pinned Zachary Steffen 4:43. 160: Garrick Scudder, PR, pinned Warren Oberg 4:49. 170: Jeff Dickinson, PR, pinned Cody Simmons 1:10. 182: Forrest Drury, PR, pinned Jordan Bruns 1:30. 195: Cole Tretbar, PR, pinned Theodore Waskosky :15. 220: Brandon Ritter, PR, pinned Ethan Supler 5:45. 285: Trai Schmidt, PR, minor decision over Cole Rundquist 2-1.