Wrestling: UNC defeats section rivals, Park Rapids falls to United Clay Becker

The Warriors rolled past Frazee and Crookston while the Panthers fell to 3-5 in dual meets.

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CROOKSTON – United North Central posted a pair of Section 8A wrestling victories at Crookston on Thursday, Jan. 6.

The Warriors followed a 51-13 win over Frazee with a 66-16 victory over Crookston to improve to 3-0 against section teams and 9-3 in dual meets. Frazee topped Crookston 37-30 in the other match.

UNC jumped out to a 35-0 lead in coasting past Frazee. Pins by Conrad Koll at 106 pounds, Zach Hendrickson at 120 and Aaron Lake at 126 along with Zack Davidson’s forfeit win at 113, major decisions by Spencer Erickson at 132 and Wyatt Olson at 138, and Ethan Hendrickson’s minor decision at 145 gave the Warriors the early lead. Eion Ness’ major decision at 160, Torrey Carlson’s forfeit win at 220 and Marcus Peterson’s pin at 285 capped off the win as Frazee fell to 3-5.

The Warriors used another fast start to defeat Crookston. UNC won the first five matches in building a 30-0 lead behind pins by Koll at 106, Zach Hendrickson at 120 and Lake at 132 along with forfeits to Davidson at 113 and Erickson at 126. Pins by Ethan Hendrickson at 145, Hank Tellers at 152, Ness at 160, Carlson at 220 and Peterson at 285 helped seal the win. Shawn Hendrickson received a forfeit at 182 as Crookston fell to 5-4 in dual meets.

United North Central 51, Frazee 13
106: Conrad Koll, UNC, pinned Cash Osterman 3:33. 113: Zack Davidson, UNC, won by forfeit. 120: Zach Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Joey Heisler :27. 126: Aaron Lake, UNC, pinned Sebastian Sonnenberg :33. 132: Spencer Erickson, UNC, major decision over Brady Borah 9-0. 138: Wyatt Olson, UNC, major decision over Josh Mellema 11-2. 145: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, minor decision over Tyler Moe 7-1. 152: Jake Nagel, F, major decision over Hank Tellers 9-1. 160: Eion Ness, UNC, major decision over Max Rue 9-0. 170: Jack Graham, F, minor decision over Mason Plautz 4-0. 182: Daniel Graham, F, minor decision over Shawn Hendrickson 10-8. 195: Byron Kropuanske, F, minor decision over Cooper Hasbargen 9-2. 220: Torrey Carlson, UNC, won by forfeit. 285: Marcus Peterson, UNC, pinned Xander Kohler 2:57.
United North Central 66, Crookston 16
106: Conrad Koll, UNC, pinned Evin Trudeau 5:02. 113: Zack Davidson, UNC, won by forfeit. 120: Zach Hendricckson, UNC, pinned Gavyn Hlucny 1:55. 126: Spencer Erickson, UNC, won by forfeit. 132: Aaron Lake, UNC, pinned Casey Weiland 1:59. 138: Carter Coauette, C, pinned Wyatt Olson 3:29. 145: Ethan Hendrickson, UNC, pinned Ethan Bowman 5:05. 152: Hank Tellers, UNC, pinned Braxton Volker 1:13. 160: Eion Ness, UNC, pinned Layten Fuentes 2:45. 170: Spencer Ness, C, major decision over Mason Plautz 12-2. 182: Shawn Hendrickson, UNC, won by forfeit. 195: Ethan Boll, C, pinned Cooper Hasbargen 1:17. 220: Torrey Carlson, UNC, pinned Hunter Kresl 4:46. 285: Marcus Peterson, UNC, pinned Jess Sanchez 1:44.

UCB tops Panthers

LAKE PARK – United Clay Becker won three of the final four matches to claim a 43-34 win over the Park Rapids wrestling team in a dual meet at Lake Park on Thursday, Jan. 6.


Robby Sherk’s pin in 1:45 at 106 and forfeit wins by Aidan Maanum at 113, Wrigley Clark at 120 and Henry Thorson at 126 gave the Panthers a 24-0 lead.

UCB won the next five matches to claim a 28-24 edge before Lucas Kritzeck’s 9-1 decision at 170 tied the dual at 28-28. A takedown and nearfall in the first period, a takedown in the second period, and a reversal in the third period gave Kritzeck the win.

Park Rapids had to forfeit the next two matches before D’Andre Johnson received a forfeit at 220 as the Panthers trailed 40-34. UCB won the final match to seal the win.

The loss dropped Park Rapids to 3-5 in dual meets while UCB improved to 2-0.

United Clay Becker 43, Park Rapids 34
106: Robby Sherk, PR, pinned Cody Johnson 1:45. 113: Aidan Maanum, PR, won by forfeit. 120: Wrigley Clark, PR, won by forfeit. 126: Henry Thorson, PR, won by forfeit. 132: Jackson Mikkelson, UCB, pinned Jarrett Galzki 1:45. 138: Kameron Smith, UCB, pinned Holden Bankert 2:57. 145: Ryan Francis, UCB, major decision over Andrew Johanning 9-1. 152: Ethan Anderson, UCB, pinned Antone Durand :19. 160: Xavier Strehlow, UCB, won by forfeit. 170: Lucas Kritzeck, PR, major decision over Carston Hamre 9-1. 182: Zeke Nuel, UCB, won by forfeit. 195: Weston Larson, UCB, won by forfeit. 220: D’Andre Johnson, PR, won by forfeit. 285: Wyatt Dunham, UCB, minor decision over Tristan Hill 3-1.

1982 Dawson-Boyd High School graduate
1987 Moorhead State University graduate
Sports reporter for Park Rapids Enterprise since 1987
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