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Panthers defeat EGF, fall to TRF

Six pins and five forfeits led to an easy 69-10 win over East Grand Forks as the Park Rapids wrestling team split dual meets at Thief River Falls Tuesday night.

Thief River Falls relied on seven pins to defeat the Panthers 70-15 in the second match.

The Panthers dominated the opener against East Grand Forks behind pins by Laine Jensen at 103 pounds, Cameron Free at 119, Dylan Holmer at 125, Danny Pike at 160, Cole Tretbar at 189 and Brandon Ritter at 215.

Receiving forfeit wins were Zach Steffen at 140, Nick Schultz at 145, Kevin Just at 152, Jared Nash at 171 and Kenny Weaver at heavyweight. Luke Hartig added a 6-1 minor decision at 130.

In the loss to Thief River Falls, Ben Baumgartner at 103 and Pike at 160 had pins for the Panthers. Nash added a 7-2 minor decision at 171.

The split left the Panthers with a 4-6 record in dual meets entering Thursday's triangular at Staples.

Park Rapids 69, EGF 10

103: Laine Jensen, PR, pinned Eddie Bushaw 1:15. 112: Alex Vanyo, EGF, major decision over Mike Sandretzky 13-4. 119: Cameron Free, PR, pinned Cody Delp :43. 125: Dylan Holmer, PR, pinned Chase Harlow :38. 130: Luke Hartig, PR, minor decision over Alex Yanish 6-1. 135: Casey Gajeski, EGF, pinned Adam Branstrom :37. 140: Zach Steffen, PR, won by forfeit. 145: Nick Schultz, PR, won by forfeit. 152: Kevin Just, PR, won by forfeit. 160: Danny Pike, PR, pinned Brent Hagan :56. 171: Jared Nash, PR, won by forfeit. 189: Cole Tretbar, PR, pinned Aaron Mehling 1:08. 215: Brandon Ritter, PR, pinned Brandon Thompson :47. 285: Kenny Weaver, PR, won by forfeit.

TRF 70, Park Rapids 15

103: Ben Baumgartner, PR, pinned Spencer Hron 2:27. 112: Austin Hjelle, TRF, major decision over Mike Sandretzky 14-2. 119: Sam Twistol, TRF, pinned Cameron Free 1:51. 125: Jacoby Bergeron, TRF, major decision over Dylan Holmer 11-3. 130: Chaz Abrahamson, TRF, pinned Luke Hartig 3:48. 135: Mike Dyrdal, TRF, pinned Adam Branstrom 2:57. 140: Kyle LeDuc, TRF, pinned Zach Steffen 5:18. 145: Nathaniel Holecek, TRF, pinned Nick Schultz 2:58. 152: Jason Brinkman, TRF, minor decision over Kevin Just 11-9. 160: Danny Pike, PR, pinned Logan Alten 3:10. 171: Jared Nash, PR, minor decision over Craig Williams 7-2. 189: Joel Schram, TRF, pinned Cole Tretbar 5:59. 215: Orlando Peralta, TRF, minor decision over Brandon Ritter 12-6. 285: Nick Cervantes, TRF, pinned Kenny Weaver 3:58.