The United North Central wrestling team won the final two matches to place 14th at the 16-team Rick Lee Duals at Bemidji on Jan. 11-12.
The Warriors rebounded from a 56-24 loss to Big Lake to defeat Bloomington Kennedy 52-21 and Blackduck-Cass Lake-Bena 49-22 during the finals on Jan. 12.
Eion Ness at 152 pounds, Gator Bettin at 195 and Brock Kako at 220 recorded pins while Jared Seibert received a forfeit win at 285 for the Warriors against Big Lake, which won the first seven matches with five pins.
In the win over Bloomington Kennedy, Hunter Skaro at 113, Tucker Holmer at 120, Ness at 145, Dakota Meech at 182, Bettin at 195 and Seibert at 285 pinned their opponents while Ethan Hendrickson at 106, Hank Tellers at 132 and Torrey Carlson at 170 posted decisions. Kako received a forfeit at 220.
Pins by Hendrickson at 106, Kako at 220 and Seibert at 285 led the Warriors past BCLB. Adding decisions were Spencer Erickson at 113, Dylan Rasmussen at 132, Tellers at 138 and Carlson at 160 while Holmer at 126, Ness at 145 and Dominick Fuller at 152 received forfeits as UNC improved to 8-7 in dual meets.
Perham went 6-0 to claim the title while Detroit Lakes was second and Frazee placed third.
Big Lake 56, United North Central 24
106: Christian Noble, BL, major decision over Ethan Hendrickson 11-1. 113: Jayden Mclearen, BL, major decision over TJ Jasicki 13-4. 120: Luke Schumacher, BL, pinned Hunter Skaro 1:34. 126: Cade Sixberry, BL, pinned Dylan Rasmussen 2:19. 132: Rocco Visci, BL, pinned Ethan Trout 1:45. 138: Dillon Browen, BL, pinned Hank Tellers 3:16. 145: Nick Merten, BL, pinned Dominick Fuller 5:00. 152: Eion Ness, UNC, pinned Lance Christensen 3:42. 160: Tyler Dehmer, BL, pinned Torrey Carlson 2:29. 170: Charlie Gellerman, BL, won by forfeit. 182: Vince Dailey, BL, pinned Dakota Meech 1:25. 195: Gator Bettin, UNC, pinned Alex Hanrahan 1:13. 220: Brock Kako, UNC, pinned Wyatt Christian 1:04. 285:Jared Seibert, UNC, won by forfeit.
United North Central 52, Bloomington Kennedy 21
106: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, minor decision over Gabe Brovillard 9-2. 113: Hunter Skaro, UNC, pinned Ibrahim Aloul 1:35. 120: Tucker Holmer, UNC, pinned Mason Scott 1:10. 126: Allen Everson, BK, pinned Dylan Rasmussen 1:20. 132: Hank Tellers, UNC, major decision over Derek Eager 12-0. 138: Jeff McDonald, BK, pinned Ethan Trout. 145: Eion Ness, UNC, pinned Billy Reineccius 3:27. 152: Joe Jeans, BK, pinned Dominick Fuller 1:12. 160: Isaac Grams, BK, won by forfeit. 170: Torrey Carlson, UNC, minor decision over Dylan Long 2-1. 182: Dakota Meech, UNC, pinned Riley O'Neil 3:13. 195: Gator Bettin, UNC, won by forfeit. 220: Brock Kako, UNC, won by forfeit. 285: Jared Seibert, UNC, pinned Valiant Taylor 3:29.
United North Central 49, BCLB 22
106: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Eli Sharbono 4:34. 113: Spencer Erickson, UNC, minor decision over Carter Pater 5-4. 120: Christian Pater, BCLB, major decision over Hunter Skaro 16-2. 126: Tucker Holmer, UNC, won by forfeit. 132: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, major decision over Landon Gross 13-5. 138: Hank Tellers, UNC, minor decision over Christian Schmidt 7-3. 145: Eion Ness, UNC, won by forfeit. 152: Dominick Fuller, UNC, won by forfeit. 160: Torrey Carlson, UNC, minor decision over Jastyn Rodgers 1-0. 170: Ian Frenzel, BCLB, pinned Dakota Meech :44. 182: Mason Smid, BCLB, pinned Gator Bettin 5:54. 195: Colter Humphrey, BCLB, won by forfeit. 220: Brock Kako, UNC, pinned Tyreese Goodman :26. 285: Jared Seibert, UNC, pinned Billy Roberts 1:17.
UNC goes 0-3
The Warriors opened the tournament by losing all three matches in Pool B on Jan. 11.
UNC was defeated by Tracy-Milroy-Balaton-Westbrook-Walnut Grove (51-12), Thief River Falls (42-25) and Pierz (40-28).
Hendrickson at 106, Ness at 152, Kako at 220 and Seibert at 285 posted wins for the Warriors against TMBWWG.
Against Thief River Falls, Bettin at 182 and Seibert at 285 recorded pins while Hendrickson at 106, Rasmussen at 126, Ness at 145 and Meech at 170 won their matches by decisions.
Erickson at 106 and Meech at 182 had pins against Pierz while Hendrickson at 113, Rasmussen at 126 and Seibert at 285 won their matches with decisions. Ness received a forfeit win at 145.
Tracy-Milroy-Balaton 51, United North Central 12
106: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, minor decision over Devin Carter 7-1. 113: Ayden Horner, TMB, pinned TJ Jasicki 2:58. 120: Levi Ellingson, TMB, pinned Tucker Holmer 3:56. 126: Luis Perez, TMB, minor decision over Dylan Rasmussen 7-2. 132: Dereck Ellingson, TMB, pinned Ethan Trout 3:33. 138: Tyler Vandendriessche, TMB, pinned Hank Tellers 3:23. 145: Anthony Axford, TMB, pinned Dominick Fuller 1:57. 152: Eion Ness, UNC, minor decision over Sawyer Schwartz 5-2. 160: Austin Axford, TMB, pinned Torrey Carlson 3:29. 170: Gabe Krick, TMB, minor decision over Dakota Meech 6-0. 182, Jace Paplow, TMB, minor decision over Gator Bettin 6-1. 195: Trevor Eisfeld, TMB, won by forfeit. 220: Brock Kako, UNC, minor decision over Travis Willhite 8-4. 285: Jared Seibert, UNC, minor decision over Sam Bauer 1-0.
Thief River Falls 42, United North Central 25
106: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, major decision over Kale Geiser 11-1. 113: Griffin Lundeen, TRF, pinned TJ Jasicki 1:30. 120: Cody Wienen, TRF, pinned Tucker Holmer 1:28. 126: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, minor decision over Alex Lancto 8-4. 132: Cade Lundeen, TRF, pinned Ethan Trout 2:33. 138: Brady Kasprick, TRF, technical fall over Hank Tellers 19-3. 145: Eion Ness, UNC, minor decision over Brandon Zuniga 6-0. 152: Jake Davis, TRF, pinned Dominick Fuller 2:26. 160: Cole Johnson, TRF, major decision over Torrey Carlson 16-5. 170: Dakota Meech, UNC, minor decision over Kyle Miller 7-5. 182: Gator Bettin, UNC, pinned Kevin Jensen 1:21. 195: Mason Iverson, TRF, won by forfeit. 220: Brenan Peraltz, TRF, minor decision over Brock Kako 16-0. 285: Jared Seibert, UNC, pinned Tyce McElrath :53.
Pierz 40, United North Central 28
106: Spencer Erickson, UNC, pinned Jacob LeBlanc 3:42. 113: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, minor decision over Trevor Radunz 4-1. 120: Sebastian Warzecha, P, pinned TJ Jasicki 1:31. 126: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, minor decision over Brandon Funk 9-6. 132: Jake Andres, P, pinned Ethan Trout :49. 138: Ross Boser, P, minor decision over Hunter Skaro 7-2. 145: Eion Ness, UNC, won by forfeit. 152: Riley Hoskins, P, pinned Dominick Fuller 5:03. 160: Brandon Tomala, P, major decision over Torrey Carlson 14-5. 170: Reese Kapsner, P, won by forfeit. 182: Dakota Meech, UNC, pinned Tanner Young 2:30. 195: Jacob Gatvald, P, minor decision over Gator Bettin 4-2. 220: Carson Huls, P, pinned Brock Kako 1:02. 285: Jared Seibert, UNC, major decision over Austin Dickmann 10-0.
UNC tops Greyhounds
The Warriors built a 35-12 lead before needing a forfeit win by Seibert at 285 for a 41-39 win over Fosston/Bagley at Menahga on Jan. 4.
A forfeit win by Hendrickson at 103, a win by technical fall by Jasicki at 113, and pins by Rasmussen at 126, Tellers at 132, Fuller at 145 and Ness at 152 gave UNC the early lead before the Greyhounds won the next five matches to claim a 39-35 lead.
UNC dropped a 52-14 decision at Frazee on Jan. 8.
United North Central 41, Fosston/Bagley 39
106: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, won by forfeit. 113: TJ Jasicki, UNC, technical fall over Keegan Senger 20-4. 120: Christian Schmidt, FB, pinned Tucker Holmer 1:15. 126: Dylan Rasmussen, UNC, pinned Teegan Larson 2:31. 132: Hank Tellers, UNC, pinned Kaden Kappedal 2:16. 138: Carter Sorenson, FB, pinned Gabe Hendrickson 1:15. 145: Dominick Fuller, UNC, pinned Jayce Thompson 4:33. 152: Eion Ness, UNC, pinned Gabe Berry 2:47. 160: Henry Burrack, FB, minor decision over Torrey Carlson 1-0. 170: Dane Schoenborn, FB, pinned Dakota Meech 3:17. 182: Teigen Hextell, FB, pinned Gator Bettin 4:53. 195; Even Chalich, FB, won by forfeit. 220: Jacob Lomen, FB, pinned Brock Kako 2:00. 285: Jared Seibert, UNC, won by forfeit.