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Area Wrestling: Pierz finishes regular season 23-4

HOWARD LAKE — The Pierz Pioneers finished their dual meet season with a 23-4 record by defeating Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 39-25 and Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 38-37 in Thursday’s triangular.

Trent Davis registered a pair of first-period pins at 152 pounds for the Pioneers.

Against HL-W-W, the Pioneers led 37-7 before forfeiting the final five matches for a 37-37 tie, but won the match on the 10th criteria.

Team scores

Pierz 38, Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted 37

Pierz 39, Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa 25

Pierz results

106: Kolton Eischens 2-0

113: Evan Woitalla 2-0

120: Chris Ortman 1-1

126: Brandon Sullivan 2-0

132: Mac Gruber 0-2

138: Jordan Goebel 0-2

145: Alex Julich 1-1

152: Trent Davis 2-0

160: Brad Meyer 2-0

170: Nathan Tomala 0-1

182: Nick Lochner 0-1

195: Dustin Waytashek 1-0

220: Ryley Smude 1-0

285: Travis Johnson 1-0

Overall: Prz 23-4. Next: Pierz in Section 7-1A tournament Tuesday.

Aitkin 49,

Hinckley-F-PC 22

PINE CITY — The Aitkin Gobblers defeated Hinckley-Finlayson/Pine City/East Central 49-22 Thursday to win the Great River Conference dual meet title.

The 12-4 Gobblers have won five of their last six dual meets and finish 5-0 in the GRC.

Jordan Chouanard remained undefeated (28-0) after pinning Joe Favorito at 152 in 1:11. Chouanard was the only pin of the night for the Gobblers, who took advantage of five forfeits.

Aitkin 49, HFPCEC 22

106: Colton LaPlante (A) by forfeit

113: Jack Braton (A) by forfeit

120: Jerod Novak (A) by forfeit

126: Kyle Opsahl (HF) pinned Noah Landrus 2:57

132: Brian Wold (A) maj. dec. Jeremiah LeTourneau 15-6

138: Chase Rueger (HF) maj dec. Adam Jackson 9-0

145: Zain Hunter (HF) pinned Shawn Philipp 3:37

152: Jordan Chouanard (A) pinned Joe Favorito 1:11

160: Travis Bare A dec. Bobby Noreen 5-4

170: Adam Bast (A) dec. Damon Schwartz 10-8

182: Alan Bast (A) by forfeit

195: Anthony Ashton (A) by forfeit

220: David Lange (HF) pinned Roy Wigton :28

285: Cooper Blau (A) dec. Jordan Hecht 3-0

Conference: A 5-0. Overall: A 12-4. Next: Aitkin at Great River Conference Individual Tournament in Onamia 4:45 Friday..

Little Falls 52,

Princeton 19

LITTLE FALLS — Justin Jenks recorded the fastest pin of the night at the 1:05 mark Thursday as the Little Falls Flyers ended the regular season with a 52-19 win over Princeton.

Frank Wilczek, Dillon Kifer, Adam Grams, Trysten Ross, and Conor Swanson also scored pins for the Flyers, who finished the regular season 18-8.

Team scores

Little Falls 52, Princeton 19

Sartell 42, Princeton 27

Little Falls 52, Princeton 19

106: Logan Kapphahn (L) wins by forfeit

113: Justin Jenks (L) pinned Ben Katzke 1:05

120: Ethan Smart (P) wins by forfeit

126: Frank Wilczek (L) pinned Justin Robillard 1:08

132: Cory Messer (P) dec. Dan Mushel 7-2

138: Connor Scherping (L) dec. Louie Servaty 11-6

145: Dillon Kifer (L) pinned Zach Kitzman 1:35

152: Billy McClay (P) maj. dec. Luke Lodermeier 9-0

160: Jordan Petrone (L) maj. dec. Wyatt Ross 17-5

170: Cole Warren (P) wins by injury default over Tyler Gastecki

182: Adam Grams (L) pinned Luke Winkelman 2:36

195: Trysten Ross (L) pinned Brent Chambers 2:29

220: Brent Berger (L) dec. Brennen Godeen 13-7

285: Conor Swanson (L) pinned Josh Linder 2:20

Overall: LF 18-8. Next: Little Falls in Section 8-3A team tournament at Brainerd Feb. 18.

Pequot Lakes/PR-B 62,

Bemidji 10

BEMIDJI — Peter Harrison, Jared Adkins, Joe Harrison, and Nick Gravdahl earned pins as the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew scored a dominant 62-10 victory over Bemidji on Thursday night.

It was the last dual meet of the regular season for the Road Crew, who are 18-2.

PL/PRB 62, Bemidji 10

106: Bryan Maas (B) maj. dec. Nate Adkins 12-2

113: Triston Rubner (P) wins by forfeit

120: Joe Harrison (P) pinned John Seelye 5:10

126: Jace Loge (P) dec. Robert Treuer 8-4

132: Nick Gravdahl (P) pinned Larimee Martell :31

138: Kyle Jordan (P) tech. fall Gannon Strain 4:53

145: Derek Sonenstahl (P) dec. Craig Maas 4-3

152: Darian Rubner (P) dec. Kodi Kraft 4-2

160: Peter Harrison (P) pinned Kade Johnson 1:40

170: Osmund Miller (P) wins by forfeit

182: Justin Mackenthun (P) wins by forfeit

195: Jared Adkins (P) pinned Brody Wilander 3:06

220: Nick Kramp (P) wins by forfeit

285: Alex Johnson (B) wins by forfeit

Overall: PLPRB 18-2. Next: Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus at Morris/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta tournament 10 a.m. Saturday.

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