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ALEXANDRIA - Led by Jessen Franzen and Shane White, both of whom scored 20-second victories by fall, the Brainerd Warriors stayed unbeaten in dual meets with a 55-19 Central Lakes Conference victory over Alexandria on Friday.


Franzen got his 12th win of the season against five losses with a pin in 25 seconds. White pinned his opponent in 21 seconds, raising his record to 12-5.

"The kids wrestled well," said Warriors co-head coach Jim Kath. "We expected to win, and hopefully we stay healthy for the rest of the year."

Jake Zelinske, Dillon Solid, Dan Babineau, Matt Solid, and Tyler Kohlmeier also scored victories by fall for Brainerd. Kohlmeier upped his record to 15-4 and the Warriors stayed undefeated at 5-0.

Brainerd 55, Alexandria 19

103: Trent Pipenburg (Alx) dec. Bryton Mutz 1-0

112: Jake Zelinske (Brd) pinned Tristan Johnson 5:49

119: Dillon Solid (Brd) pinned Alex Schmidt 1:59

125: Dan Babineau (Brd) pinned Jacob Schiltgen 3:27

130: Matt Solid (Brd) pinned Josh Searing 1:01

135: Luke Boran (Brd) wins by forfeit

140: Jessen Franzen (Brd) pinned Landon Anderson :25 12-5

145: Shane White (Brd) pinned Isak Hurlen :21 16-5

152: Nate Adams (Brd) maj. dec. Bryan Eipperle 16-5

160: Cole Ellison (Alx) dec. Jace Engelmann 8-2

171: Tyler Kohlmeier (Brd) pinned Shaun Nelson 3:00 15-4

189: Andy Bouressa (Alx) pinned Jamie Wright 3:28

215: Dillon Schauff (Alx) pinned Sam Adams 2:50

Hwt: James Weiss (Brd) dec. Ariel Way 4-2 (OT)

Conference: Brd 5-0. Overall: Brd 5-0. Next: Brainerd in Cambridge-Isanti tournament at Cambridge 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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