Robby Sherk’s runner-up showing at 106 pounds led the Park Rapids wrestling team to a seventh-place finish at the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie Invitational at Parkers Prairie on Saturday, Jan. 11.
David Revering pinned Sherk in 3:05 in the title match in helping BHVPP capture the team title with 229.50 points. Park Rapids compiled 75.50 points as all seven wrestlers placed.
In addition to Sherk (who pinned his way to the finals), Lucas Kritzeck placed third at 132, Joe Klein placed third at 152, Kaden Safratowich finished fourth at 160, Joe Stachowski took fifth at 195, Hunter Carnell finished fifth at 220 and Harley Wellman was seventh at 170 for the Panthers.
Team scores: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale/Parkers Prairie 229.50, Benson 144.50, Deer River 143, Crosby-Ironton 115, Pelican Rapids 101.50, Staples-Motley 78.50, Park Rapids 75.50, Ortonville 59, Breckenridge 51, All Saints Home School 25.50.
Park Rapids results
Robby Sherk (106): pinned Chase Mikel, SM, :48; pinned Charles Ikola, DR, 1:14; pinned by David Revering, BHVPP, 3:05 (2nd).
Lucas Kritzeck (132): pinned Carter Johnson, Pelican, 2:30; pinned by Marshall Michienzi, DR, :02; pinned Fletcher Peterson, CI, :17; won minor decision over Johnson 6-1 (3rd).
Joe Klein (152): pinned by Jake Klancher, CI, 4:55; won 16-0 technical fall over Teegan Hogrefe, Ben, 2:17; pinned Thomas Eustice, O, :54; won minor decision over Klancher 9-6 (3rd).
Kaden Safratowich (160): pinned by Adam Zosel, Ben, 2:18; won minor decision over Max Dykhoff, Pelican, 11-6; pinned by Mason Schroeder, BHVPP, 3:19 (4th).
Harley Wellman (170): lost major decision to Nathan Bolduc, Ben, 11-2; lost minor decision to Jojo Thompson, DR, 4-1; won by forfeit over Bryant Hasse, Breck (7th).
Joe Stachowski (195): pinned by Koal Ploutz, BHVPP, 4:31; pinned by Tyler Eggert, BHVPP, 1:22; pinned Emmitt Winkels, SM, :48 (5th).
Hunter Carnell (220): lost major decision to Aiden Syltie, Ben, 12-0; lost minor decision to Jacob Willitts, Pelican, 10-3; pinned Austin DeZeeuw, CI, 1:14 (5th).