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Warriors sweep triangular at Park Rapids

The United North Central wrestling team defeated BCLB and the host Panthers.

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Reid Pinoniemi's first-period pin at 113 pounds aided United North Central's 63-12 win over Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena at Park Rapids on Friday, Feb. 26. Vance Carlson / Enterprise

United North Central used eight pins and nine forfeits to sweep a pair of dual meets during the Park Rapids triangular at the Century School gym on Friday, Feb. 26.

Five pins and four forfeits led to a 63-12 win over Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena while three pins and five forfeits sparked a 58-22 victory over Park Rapids. Three pins and six forfeits gave BCLB a 52-24 win over Park Rapids in the other match.

In the first match, pins by Wrigley Clark and Eli Burton gave Park Rapids a 12-6 lead before the BCLB won nine of the next 11 matches to secure the win.

Clark’s pin in 56 seconds at 113 pounds and Burton’s pin in 59 seconds at 120 gave the Panthers the early lead. BCLB won the next three matches to claim a 22-12 advantage before Lucas Kritzeck’s pin in 49 seconds cut the gap to 22-18. BCLB took control by receiving five forfeits. Tristan Hill received a forfeit at 195 to conclude the scoring for Park Rapids.

United North Central jumped out to a 27-6 lead before coasting to the win over BCLB. Reid Pinoniemi’s pin in 23 seconds at 113 and Wyatt Olson’s pin in 1:00 at 120 put the Warriors in front for good. UNC followed with three minor decisions as Hunter Skaro used a pair of escapes in the first period and an escape and a takedown in the third period for a 5-4 decision at 126. Ethan Hendrickson’s takedown in the first period, reversal in the second period and pair of reversals in the third period resulted in an 8-4 decision at 132. At 138, Dylan Rasmussen followed a first-period takedown with an escape and a takedown in the second period and a takedown in the third period for a 7-2 decision at 138. Joel Isaacson’s pin in 55 seconds at 145 made it 27-6.

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Logan Torma’s pin in 1:32 at 170 and Marcus Peterson’s pin in 5:10 at 285 along with forfeit wins by Dakota Meech (at 160), Shawn Hendrickson (at 182), Cooper Hasbargen (at 195) and Torrey Carlson (at 220) sealed the win. Peterson trailed 2-1 before a takedown set up his pin.

In the final match, five forfeits in the final six matches lifted UNC past the Panthers.

Sherk’s pin in 12 seconds at 106 gave the Panthers a 6-0 lead before UNC used Pinoniemi’s pin in 1:13 at 113, Olson’s pin in 3:59 at 120, Skaro’s 10-0 major decision at 126, Ethan Hendrickson’s pin in 1:01 at 132 and Rasmussen’s forfeit win at 138 to claim a 28-6 lead.

Park Rapids cut the gap to 28-18 behind Kritzeck’s pin in 2:44 at 145 and Zach Paurus’ pin in 32 seconds at 152. A takedown and nearfall in the first period gave Kritzeck a 5-0 lead while Paurus used a quick takedown to set up his pin.

The Warriors took control with forfeit wins by Meech at 160, Torma at 170, Shawn Hendrickson at 182, Carlson at 195 and Peterson at 285. Hill concluded the scoring for the Panthers as a takedown in the first period, a takedown and a nearfall in the second period, and an escape and a takedown in the third period led to a 10-0 major decision at 220.

UNC improved to 3-0 against Section 8A opponents and 15-6 overall while Park Rapids fell to 2-5 in section duals and 6-14 overall. The split gave BCLB an 8-8 overall record.

BCLB 52, Park Rapids 24
106: Donovan Schmid, BCLB, pinned Robby Sherk 3:28. 113: Wrigley Clark, PR, pinned Sawyer Stroeing :55. 120: Eli Burton, PR, pinned Draiden Clarin :59. 126: Carter Pater, BCLB, pinned Jarrett Galzki 1:01. 132: Christian Pater, BCLB, pinned Matt Dahring 1:48. 138: Jordan Howard, BCLB, major decision over Henry Thorson 11-0. 145: Lucas Kritzeck, PR, pinned Shayne Swedberg :49. 152: Jace Roberts, BCLB, won by forfeit. 160: Landon Gross, BCLB, won by forfeit. 170: Gage Dunn, BCLB, won by forfeit. 182: Double forfeit. 195: Tristan Hill, PR, won by forfeit. 220: Scott Whitebird, BCLB, won by forfeit. 285; Tyreese Goodman, BCLB, won by forfeit.
United North Central 63, BCLB 12
106: Donovan Schmid, BCLB, pinned Zack Davidson 1:49. 113: Reid Pinoniemi, UNC, pinned Sawyer Stroeing :23. 120: Wyatt Olson, UNC, pinned Draiden Clarin 1:00. 126: Hunter Skaro, UNC, minor decision over Carter Pater 5-4. 132: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, minor decision over Christian Pater 8-4. 138: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, minor decision over Jordan Howard 7-2. 145: Joel Isaacson, UNC, pinned Don Clarin :55. 152: Landon Gross, BCLB, pinned Mason Palmer 2:31. 160: Dakota Meech, UNC, won by forfeit. 170: Logan Torma, UNC, pinned Gage Dunn 1:35. 182: Shawn Hendrickson, UNC, won by forfeit. 195: Cooper Hasbargen, UNC, won by forfeit. 220: Torrey Carlson, UNC, won by forfeit. 285: Marcus Peterson, UNC, pinned Tyreese Goodman 5:18.
United North Central 58, Park Rapids 22
106: Robby Sherk, PR, pinned Zack Davidson :12. 113: Reid Pinoniemi, UNC, pinned Wrigley Clark 1:21. 120: Wyatt Olson, UNC, pinned Eli Burton 4:17. 126: Hunter Skaro, UNC, major decision over Matt Dahring 10-0. 132: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Henry Thorson 1:08. 138: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, won by forfeit. 145: Lucas Kritzeck, PR, pinned Joel Isaacson 2:53. 152: Zach Paurus, PR, pinned Mason Palmer :32. 160: Dakota Meech, UNC, won by forfeit. 170: Logan Torma, UNC, won by forfeit. 182: Shawn Hendrickson, UNC, won by forfeit. 195: Torrey Carlson, UNC, won by forfeit. 220: Tristan Hill, PR, major decision over Cooper Hasbargen 10-0. 285: Marcus Peterson, UNC, won by forfeit.

Panthers split

The Panthers split matches during a triangular meet at Walker on Thursday, Feb. 25.

Park Rapids followed a 71-6 loss to Virginia with a 45-36 victory over Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis.

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Sherk and Kritzeck posted decisions for the Panthers against Virginia. Sherk used a takedown, reversal and nearfall in the first period and a nearfall in the second period for a 10-8 minor decision at 106 while Kritzeck used a takedown in the first period, a reversal in the second period and an escape in the third period for a 5-0 minor decision at 145. Virginia used four pins and seven forfeits to improve to 16-3 on the season.

Against WHAN, Hill’s pin at 285 sealed the win as Park Rapids used four pins and three forfeits to prevail.

Sherk opened at 106 with an 11-2 major decision behind a takedown in the first period, a takedown and a pair of nearfalls in the second period, and a reversal in the third period. Three pins and three forfeits gave the Panthers a 39-18 advantage. Andy Johanning’s pin in 2:46 at 138, Kritzeck’s pin in 1:04 at 152 and Paurus’ pin in :58 at 170 along with forfeit wins by Burton at 120, Matt Dahring at 126 and Henry Thorson at 145 put Park Rapids in control.

The Wolves used three forfeits to make it 39-36 before Hill’s pin in the final match clinched the win.

Dawson McGee at 113 and Callen Whitney at 132 had pins for the Wolves, who fell to 3-17 in dual meets.

Virginia 71, Park Rapids 6
106: Robby Sherk, PR, minor decision over Gavin Nelson 10-8. 113: Jackson Kendall, V, pinned Wrigley Clark 4:25. 120: Asher Hedholm, V, technical fall over Eli Burton 18-3. 126: Nolan Campbell, V, pinned Matt Dahring :35. 132: Connor Morcom, V, won by forfeit. 138: Gavin Benz, V, pinned Henry Thorson 1:44. 145: Lucas Kritzeck, PR, minor decision over Erik Sundquist 5-0. 152: Damion Tapio, V, won by forfeit. 160: Jacob Burress, V, won by forfeit. 170: Gaavin Flannigan, V, won by forfeit. 182: Migwen Tuchel, V, won by forfeit. 195: Zade Bennett, V, won by forfeit. 220: Corey Beier, V, pinned Tristan Hill 4:52. 285: Reuben Mammenga, V, won by forfeit.
Park Rapids 45, WHAN 36
106: Robby Sherk, PR, major decision over Dylan Johnson 11-2. 113: Dawson McGee, WHAN, pinned Wrigley Clark 3:46. 120: Eli Burton, PR, won by forfeit. 126: Matt Dahring, PR, won by forfeit. 132: Callen Whitney, WHAN, pinned Jarrett Galzki :39. 138: Andy Johanning, PR, pinned Reece Mowell 2:46. 145: Henry Thorson, PR, won by forfeit. 152: Lucas Kritzeck, PR, pinned Payden Yeats 1:04. 160: Steven Hausken, WHAN, won by forfeit. 170: Zach Paurus, PR, pinned Riley Johnson :58. 182: Josh Leko, WHAN, won by forfeit. 195: Fischer Smith, WHAN, won by forfeit. 220: Nathan Keiser, WHAN, won by forfeit. 285: Tristan Hill, PR, pinned Dane Patten 5:15.

UNC routs Barnesville

Six forfeits, three pins and two minor decisions led United North Central to a 60-15 victory over Barnesville at Menahga on Feb. 23.

Ethan Hendrickson’s pin in 1:06 at 132, Shawn Hendrickson’s pin in 3:24 at 182 and Carlson’s pin in 1:59 at 195 led the Warriors. Skaro added a 3-1 decision at 126 and Rasmussen recorded a 5-4 decision at 138. Pinoniemi (at 113), Isaacson (at 145), Mason Palmer (at 152), Meech (at 160) and Torma (at 170) received forfeits as Barnesville fell to 3-19.

United North Central 60, Barnesville 15
106: Asher O’Brien, B, minor decision over Zack Davidson 8-5. 113: Reid Pinoniemi, UNC, won by forfeit. 120: Zack Hendrickson, UNC, won by forfeit 126: Hunter Skaro, UNC, minor decision over Ayden Hauck 3-1. 132: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Hunter Blilie 1:06. 138: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, minor decision over Dawson Gregg 5-4. 145: Joel Isaacson, UNC, won by forfeit. 152: Mason Palmer, UNC, won by forfeit. 160: Dakota Meech, UNC, won by forfeit. 170: Logan Torma, UNC, won by forfeit. 182: Shawn Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Gavin Grommesh 3:24. 195: Torrey Carlson, UNC, pinned Jordan Kroll 1:59. 220: Brady Kroll, B, won by forfeit. 285: Tim Wells, B, pinned Kevin Dailey 1:16.

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