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Area Wrestling: Gobblers win big over Ashland
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AITKIN — Calen Curtiss, Jake Pederson and Chris Jackson each scored pins to lead the Aitkin Gobblers past Ashland in a non-conference match Friday.

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Jared Novak also won by a major decision as the Gobblers captured their ninth straight dual victory.

Aitkin 58, Ashland, Wis. 18

106: Tyler Bare (A) wins by forfeit

113: Jack Braton (A) wins by forfeit

120: Dan Nordean (A) wins by forfeit

126: Caleb Curtiss (A) pinned Joe Boyle 1:10

132: Ethan Croatt (A) wins by forfeit

138: Travis Ollipant (AW) pinned Noah Landrus 5:16

145: Jake Pederson (A) pinned Ben Cashman

152: Jared Novak (A) maj. dec. Zach Trebachik 13-3

160: Chris Jackson (A) pinned Jon Litersky 3:43

170: Isaac Novak (A) wins by forfeit

182: Chris Wilman (AW) pinned Kyle Lynn 3:08

195: Nate Weaver (AW) dec. Alan Bast 12-8

220: Anthony Ashton (A) wins by forfeit

285: Ben Gierczik (AW) dec. Jordan Fiske 3-2

Overall: A 9-4. Next: Aitkin at Pierz triangular Tuesday.

Holdingford 29, Pierz 28

PIERZ — Mitch Merlen’s decision win over Ryley Smude was the deciding match for Holdingford as they shocked Class 1A’s eighth-ranked Pierz Pioneers 29-28 in a Central Minnesota Conference dual Friday.

The loss ended a 21-dual win streak for the Pioneers.

Kolton Eischens and Curtis Brisk scored pins for Pierz. The Pioneers built a 22-13 lead before the Huskers scored the next 16 points to take control of the match.

Holdingford 29, Pierz 28

106: Brandon Ortmann (P) dec. Jamey Koetter 6-5

113: Andrew Zachman (H) pinned Logan Lease 5:58

120: Brandon Sullivan (P) dec. Zach Scott 4-2

126: Kolton Eischens (P) pinned Clem Gerads 1:36

132: Chris Ortman (P) maj. dec. Jason Jarnot 11-2

138: Jake Knettel (H) dec. Evan Woitalla 3-2

145: Trevor Scott (H) maj. dec. Jordan Goebel 9-1

152: Brad Meyer (P) dec. Kyle Gerads 3-1

160: Josh Lanners (P) dec. Kyle Kolstad 9-4

170: Jordan Gumbos (H) pinned Nick Lochner 5:42

182: Matt Messman (H) maj. dec. Grant Smude 11-2

195: Mitch Mesmann (H) dec. Travis Johnson 2-1

220: Mitch Merlen (H) dec. Ryle Smude 3-1

285: Curtis Brisk (P) pinned Bryan Sapaniak 2:39

Conference: Prz 21-3.

Cardinals second,

Rangers fourth

WALKER — Jordan Heldman went 2-0 to earn his 150th career win while capturing the “Outstanding Wrestler” honors as Staples-Motley took second place at Friday’s Walker-Hackensack-Akeley tournament.

Blake Miller went 3-0 to earn his fourth-straight first place finish at the tournament.

Josh Becker and Tyler Pogreba also captured first place finishes for the Cardinals

Team Scores (9 teams): 1-Black Duck/Cass Lake-Bena 179, 2-Staples-Motley 154, 3-Foston-Bagley 133, 4-Crosby-Irotnon 125

Staples-Motley results

106: 3-Eric Lisson 3-1

113: 2-Alex Erpelding 2-1

120: 3-Jake Swendsrud 3-1

126: 1-Blake Miller 3-0

138: 1-Josh Becker 2-0

145: 1-Tyler Pogreba 3-0

160: Josh Robben 0-2

170: 1-Jordan Heldman 2-0

182: 4-Drew Peterson 1-2

Next: Staples-Motley hosts Browerville, Pierz Thursday.

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