PINE RIVER – United North Central dropped a pair of dual meets at Pine River on Tuesday, Jan. 4.
Thief River Falls defeated the Warriors 39-24 and Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus topped UNC 51-18. PLPRB defeated Thief River Falls 46-29 in the other dual in this triangular meet. All three teams were rated in the latest state polls with PLPRB (No. 4) and Thief River Falls (No. 7) listed in the Class AA poll while UNC was rated No. 7 in the Class A poll. PLPRB improved to 11-0 while UNC and TRF sit at 7-3 in dual meets.
In the match against Thief River Falls, the Warriors held a 21-14 lead before six straight wins rallied the Prowlers to the win. Conrad Koll’s pin in 46 seconds at 113 pounds, Zach Hendrickson’s 11-6 decision at 120, Aaron Lake’s pin in 2:46 at 126 and Ethan Hendrickson’s pin in 38 seconds at 145 gave UNC the early lead. TRF rallied for a 39-21 advantage before Marcus Peterson ended the dual with an 8-6 decision at 285.
The Road Crew jumped out to a 24-4 lead as Zach Hendrickson’s 11-0 major decision at 120 provided UNC’s lone win in the early going. Ethan Hendrickson’s 18-3 technical fall win at 145, Hank Tellers’ 4-3 decision at 152 and Eion Ness’ pin in 1:52 at 160 cut the deficit to 24-18 before PLPRB won the final five matches (including four via pins) to seal the win.
Thief River Falls 39, United North Central 24
106: Maverick Iverson, TRF, pinned Zack Davidson 3:17. 113: Conrad Koll, UNC, pinned Landen Larson :46. 120: Zach Hendrickson, UNC, minor decision over Noah Jacobson 11-6. 126: Aaron Lake, UNC, pinned Owen Dvorak 2:46. 132: Kiegan Hermanson, TRF, minor decision over Spencer Erickson 3-2. 138: Kale Geiser, TRF, technical fall over Wyatt Olson 17-1. 145: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Anthony Peralta :38. 152: Brady Kasprick, TRF, major decision over Hank Tellers 12-1. 160: Griffin Lundeen, TRF, pinned Aiden Olmsted :35. 170: Cody Wienen, TRF, minor decision over Eion Ness 5-2. 182: Damon Ferguson, TRF, minor decision over Shawn Hendrickson 7-4. 195: Carter Engebretson, TRF, pinned Cooper Hasbargen 5:55. 220: Jolson Sargent, TRF, minor decision over Torrey Carlson 4-2. 285: Marcus Peterson, UNC, minor decision over Colin Bruggeman 8-6.
PLPRB 51, United North Central 18
106: Parker Zutter, PLPRB pinned Zack Davidson 1:06. 113: Easton MIller, PLPRB, pinned Conrad Koll 2:32. 120: Zach Hendrickson, UNC, major decision over Caleb Swenson 11-0. 126: Max Trumpold, PLPRB, pinned Spencer Erickson 1:28. 132: Caleb Ruhl, PLPRB, minior decision over Aaron Lake 9-2. 138: Karsen Kinyon, PLPRB, minor decision over Wyatt Olson 3-0. 145: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, technical fall over Korey Kinyon 18-3. 152: Hank Tellers, UNC, minor decision over Chance Abraham 4-3. 160: Eion Ness, UNC, pinned Earl Stockman 1:52. 170: Trey Tuchtenhagen, PLPRB, pinned Aiden Olmsted :31. 182: Connor Tulenchik, PLPRB, pinned Shawn Hendrickson 1:01. 195: Corbin Knapp, PLPRB, pinned Cooper Hasbargen 1:40. 220: Austin Staricha, PLPRB, minor decision over Torrey Carlson 2-1 (ot). 285: Riley Peters, PLPRB, pinned Marcus Peterson 3:34.