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Panthers use pins to defeat Mid-State foes

     The Park Rapids wrestling team used 13 pins to defeat a pair of Mid-State Conference opponents Thursday night at Wadena.

     Seven pins sparked the Panthers to a 57-21 win over Crosby-Ironton in the first dual while six pins led the Panthers to a 48-31 victory over Wadena-Deer Creek in the final dual. W-DC defeated C-I 46-36 in the other dual.

     In the win over C-I, Landen Burlingame’s second-period pin at 106 pounds, Jared Sunram’s first-period pin at 126 and Nolan Booge’s 5-0 minor decision at 132 gave the Panthers a 15-12 lead.

     After the Rangers tied the dual at 15-15, first-period pins by Cody Dravis at 145, Justin Dravis at 152, Zach Nelson at 160, John Kyllonen at 182 and Logan Veo at 220 gave the Panthers the win. Zach Tretbar (at 170) and Keith McDaniel (at 195) received forfeit wins for the Panthers.

     Despite a first-period pin by Burlingame (at 106) and forfeit wins by Andrew Goltz (at 120) Logan Johnson (at 138), the Panthers faced a 22-18 deficit against W-DC.

     Justin Dravis’ second-period pin at 152 and first-period pins by Tretbar at 170, Kyllonen at 182, Veo at 220 and Chris Baxter at 285 rallied the Panthers to the sweep.

     The two wins lifted Park Rapids to 4-2 in conference duals and 10-11 overall. W-DC is now 1-3 in conference duals and 1-12 overall while C-I fell to 0-6 in conference duals and 1-14 overall.

Park Rapids 57, Crosby-Ironton 21

106: Landen Burlingame, PR, pinned Jacob Berg 3:48. 113: Kaven Blazek, CI, pinned Dawson Roth 1:13. 1120: Caleb Kreitter, CI, pinned Andrew Goltz 1:57. 126: Jared Sunram, PR, pinned Zach Champaigne 1:43. 132: Nolan Booge, PR, minor decision over Cody Lasher 5-0. 138: Brett Nelson, CI, minor decision over Logan Johnson 12-11. 145: Cody Dravis, PR, pinned Gabe Ryappy :54. 152: Justin Dravis, PR, pinned Joe Sura 1:13. 160: Zach Nelson, PR, pinned Dustin Sharp :55. 170: Zach Tretbar, PR, won by forfeit. 182: John Kyllonen, PR, pinned Wyatt Sharp :48. 195: Keith McDaniel, PR, won by forfeit. 220: Logan Veo, PR, pinned Andrew Gripentrog :16. 285: Cole Grinsteinner, CI, pinned Chris Baxter :49.

Park Rapids 48, W-DC 31

106: Landen Burlingame, PR, pinned Alex Gould :44. 113: Riley Siefert, WDC, pinned Dawson Roth 1:24. 120: Andrew Goltz, PR, won by forfeit. 126: Lee Spencer, WDC, pinned Jared Sunram :59. 132: Carter Wright, WDC, pinned Nolan Booge 6:00. 138: Logan Johnson, PR, won by forfeit. 145: Devin Barthel, WDC, minor decision over Cody Dravis 15-7. 152: Justin Dravis, PR, pinned Austin Kojonen 3:20. 160: Blaine Snyder, WDC, minor decision over Zach Nelson 8-7. 170: Zach Tretbar, PR, pinned Joseph Baker :31. 182: John Kyllonen, PR, pinned Presley Sleyster :42. 195: Isaac Malone, WDC, pinned Keith McDaniel 1:30. 220: Logan Veo, PR, pinned Dylan Johnson 1:03. 285: Chris Baxter, PR, pinned Brandon Monson 1:02.