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Detroit Lakes wrestlers defeat Panthers in conference match

Detroit Lakes used four forfeits to build a 33-3 lead en route to a 46-27 Mid-State Conference victory over the Park Rapids wrestling team Monday night at Detroit Lakes.

Ben Baumgartner's first-period takedown and third-period reversal led to a 4-0 decision at 119 pounds to account for the Panthers' only win in the first seven matches.

Adam Branstrom built an 8-0 lead before recording a pin at the 3:53 mark of the 145-pound match, Kevin Just held a 6-1 lead before recording a pin at the 3:32 mark at 160 and Danny Pike led 5-0 before pinning his opponent in 5:43 at 189. Brandon Ritter received a forfeit win at 215 to end the scoring for the Panthers, who fell to 1-2 against conference opponents and 5-7 overall in dual meets.

Detroit Lakes 46, Park Rapids 27

103: Gabe Foltz, DL, won by forfeit. 112: Luke Payne, DL, won by forfeit. 119: Ben Baumgartner, PR, minor decision over Nathan Francis 4-0. 125: Zack Baker, DL, pinned Laine Jensen 3:46. 130: Tony Sims, DL, won by forfeit. 135: Parker Jackson, DL, won by forfeit. 140: Brandon Dahring, DL, minor decision over Zachary Steffen 6-4 (ot). 145: Adam Branstrom, PR, pinned Jarret Nosal 3:53. 152: Cole Webber, DL, major decision over Zac Haugland 11-3. 160: Kevin Just, PR, pinned Travis Keinitz 3:32. 171: Jordan Jones, DL, minor decision over Forrest Drury 8-7. 189: Danny Pike, PR, pinned Ben Gailfus 5:43. 215: Brandon Ritter, PR, won by forfeit. 285: Bryce Dutton, DL, pinned Trai Schmidt 5:21.