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WRESTLING: Pierz pins loss on Gobblers

PIERZ — Clint Poster improved to a perfect 32-0 with a pin over Aaron Benson at 140 pounds to lead the Pierz Pioneers to a 46-21 victory over Section 7-1A opponent Aitkin in the regular season dual finale for both teams Tuesday. 

Brett Brausen upped his record to 26-8 with a victory by fall over Adam Jackson at 125. 

Jerod Novak and Dustin Waytashek scored victories by pin for the Gobblers. 

Pierz 46, Aitkin 21 

103: Kolton Eiscens (Prz) dec. Colton LaPlante 3-0

112: Jerod Novak (Atk) pinned Cody Meyer 1:03

119: Brandon Sullivan (Prz) pinned Mike Stafford 3:02

125: Brett Brausen (Prz) pinned Adam Jackson 3:23

130: Brad Meyer (Prz) dec. Brian Wold 7-5

135: Mitchell Boser (Prz) pinned Tanner Bare :50

140: Clint Poster (Prz) pinned Aaron Benson 1:30

145: Josh Lanners (Prz) dec. Isaac Novak 6-2

152: Jordan Chouanard (Atk) dec. Nathan Tomala 5-4

160: Sean Huls (Prz) maj. dec. Kevin Handt 14-5

171: Nick Lochner (Prz) dec. Kane Magness 8-3

189: Andrew Bast (Atk) wins by forfeit

215: Dustin Waytashek (Prz) pinned Alan Bast 5:31

Hwt: Cooper Blau (Atk) pinned Travis Johnson 2:41

Overall: A 11-4-0, Prz 19-5. Next: Aitkin at Onamia tournament 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Staples-Motley 54,

Pelican Rapids 16

STAPLES — Five Cardinals grapplers won by pin with Chandler Trout registering the quickest in 41 seconds as Staples-Motley defeated Pelican Rapids 54-16 for their 15th dual win of the season Tuesday.

Also winning by pins were Blake Miller, Gavin Kadlec, Blake Petrich and Cody Drone.

Staples-Motley, Pelican Rapids 16

103: Dakota Pixley (PR) dec. Austin Progreba 11-7

112: Blake Miller (SM) pinned Dan Franco 4:58

119: Jesus Romero (PR) dec. Josh Becker 9-1

125: Brady Killian (SM) tech. fall over Robert Mazariegos 3:36

130: Tyler Progreba (SM) by forfeit

135: Jordan Heldman SM) by forfeit

140: Jim Cossette (PR) pinned Tom Zoellner :45

145: Cris Bakken (PR) dec. Austin Redemske 6-2

152: Brent Lisson (SM) dec. Hector Lemus 12-0

160: Gavin Kadlec (SM) pinned Cody Tullar 3:06

171: Blake Petrich (SM) pinned Tom Gaustad 1:06

189: Chandler Trout (SM) pinned Tyler Lynnes :41

215: Cody Drone (SM) pinned Stephan Jacobson 4:31

Hwt: David DeYonge (SM) dec. Connor Holt 5-2

Overall: SM 15-6. Next: Staples-Motley, Fergus Falls at Perham triangular 5 p.m. Thursday.

Little Falls 37, 

Dassel-Cokato 36 

COKATO — Connor Scherping and Dillon Kifer each gained victories by pin to lead the Little Falls Flyers to a 37-36 win over Dassel-Cokato in a Section 6-2A dual meet Tuesday. 

Kifer’s pin gave the Flyers a 23-9 lead which they did not surrender for the rest of the match. Justin Jenks and Dilan Gastecki also pinned their opponents. 

Little Falls 37, Dassel-Cokato 36 

103: Justin Jenks (LF) pinned Jack Anderson :36 

112: Tom Keskey (DC) dec. Axel Lange 7-5

119: Alex Bapp (DC) pinned Tyler Lillemoe 3:02

125: Frank Wilczek (LF) tech fall Brady Peterson 16-0

130: Connor Scherping (LF) pinned Ryan Christensen 1:15

135: Dillon Kifer (LF) pinned Mike Leffler 1:30

140: Specer Broberg (DC) dec. Luke Lodemeie 15-9

145: Tom Halonen (DC) dec. Derek McMahan 14-6 

152: Jordan Petrone (LF) maj. dec. Brett Abrahamson 13-5

160: Joe Tuholsky (LF) maj. dec. Travis Willis 14-5

171: Andrew Madson (DC) pinned Tyler Gastecki 3:03

189: Dilan Gastecki (LF) pinned Tarren Nordstrom 1:08

215: Dakota Hanson (DC) pinned Conor Swanson 3:28

Hwt: Brient Pokorhawski (DC) wins by forfeit

Overall: LF 18-10. Next: Little Falls at St. Cloud Tech 7:30 p.m. Thursday.