Warriors place 11th at Bemidji Duals

Eion Ness, Dakota Meech and Vince Dailey went undefeated for the United North Central wrestling team at the 16-team Rick Lee Invitational.

Eion Ness, Dakota Meech and Vince Dailey all went 6-0 as the United North Central wrestling team finished 11th at the 16-team Bemidji Rick Lee Duals on Friday and Saturday (Jan. 10-11).

During pool matches on Jan. 10, the Warriors lost to Detroit Lakes (46-22), defeated Brainerd (42-34) and lost to Big Lake (49-27). During the finals on Jan. 11, UNC opened with losses to Ottertail Central (46-16) and Kenyon-Wanamingo (43-27) before defeating Cambridge-Isanti (48-25) in the 11th-place match.

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle/Browerville went 6-0 to capture the title. The Wolves defeated Bemidji 42-18 in the championship match.

In the loss to Detroit Lakes, Aaron Lake recorded a 7-4 minor decision at 106 pounds, Gabe Hendrickson recorded a pin in 2:26 at 145, Ness posted a 10-0 major decision at 152, Meech recorded a pin in 4:22 at 160 and Dailey posted a 5-2 minor decision at 182. The Lakers countered with five pins.

Pins by Reid Pinoniemi (in 4:32 at 113), Hunter Skaro (in 3:49 at 126), Ness (in 3:17 at 152), Meech (in 4:19 at 160) and Dailey (in 3:05 at 170) along with forfeit wins by Logan Torma at 182 and Justin Gonska at 220 led the Warriors past Brainerd.


Six pins led Big Lake past UNC in the final match of pool action. Dailey recorded a pin in 2:43 at 182 and Torrey Carlson recorded a pin in 2:48 at 195 while Hendrickson (at 145) and Ness (at 152) received forfeits. Meech added an 8-5 decision at 160.

Lake’s 6-1 minor decision at 106, Skaro’s 8-0 major decision at 126, Ness’ 5-1 minor decision at 152, Meech’s 4-3 minor decision at 160 and Dailey’s 7-0 minor decision at 170 led UNC against OTC, which posted five pins.

Kenyon-Wanamingo used four pins to defeat the Warriors. TJ Jasicki’s 5-2 minor decision at 120, Skaro’s 6-4 overtime decision at 126, Ness’ pin in 1:22 at 152, Meech’s forfeit win at 160, Dailey’s 8-2 minor decision at 170 and Carlson’s forfeit win at 195 led UNC.

The Warriors used pins by Skaro (in 31 seconds at 126), Dylan Rasmussen (in 1:33 at 132), Hank Tellers (in 1:56 at 138), Torma (in 1:03 at 170), Dailey (in 3:19 at 182) and Carlson (in 3:56 at 195) to defeat Cambridge. Pinoniemi added a 10-8 minor decision at 113, Ness posted a 10-0 major decision at 152 and Meech had a 16-1 technical fall win at 160.

The Warriors are now 9-6 in dual meets.

Frazee tops UNC

Frazee used five pins to defeat the Warriors 47-24 in a match between Section 8A rivals on Jan. 7.

Lake’s pin in 3:46 at 106 and Ness’ pin in 3:25 at 152 led UNC. Rasmussen received a forfeit win at 132 while Meech (5-1 at 160) and Dailey (11-6 at 170) won with minor decisions.

The win lifted Frazee’s overall record to 8-5 while the Warriors fell to 3-1 against section opponents. The Hornets were rated No. 9 while UNC was rated No. 20 in the latest state Class A poll.


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