Area Wrestling: Adkins, Erpelding capture championships

LAKE PARK -- Nate Adkins of Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus and Alex Erpelding of Staples-Motley captured individual championships in Friday's Mid-State/Heart O'Lakes Conference Tournament.

LAKE PARK -- Nate Adkins of Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus and Alex Erpelding of Staples-Motley captured individual championships in Friday’s Mid-State/Heart O’Lakes Conference Tournament.
At 145, Adkins (30-1) scored a 10-0 major decision over Tanner Eischens of Frazee.
Erpelding (27-1) won the 160-pound title with a 6-0 decision over Zachary Peterson of Perham.
Staples-Motley’s Spencer Miller, Blayne Drumpprope and Eric Lisson all finished second leading the Cardinals to a fourth-place team finish.
Joe Harrison also turned in a runner-up finish for the PLPRB Road Crew who placed fifth.
The Cards’ Owen Bjerga and Braden Tyrell finished fourth as did Evan Gravdahl and Justin Neumann for the Road Crew.
Kaven Blazek was the top-finisher for the 11th-place Crosby-Ironton Rangers with a fourth-place finish and Nate Williams won the consolation title.
Also earning consolation titles were Jace Leabo for the Road Crew and S-M’s Kyle Sertich.

Team results: 1-Frazee 258.5, 2-Perham 255.5, 3-Park Rapids 160.5, 4-Staples-Motley 129, 5-Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 121, 6-Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton 98.5, 7-Detroit Lakes 98, 8-Barnesville 81, 9-Breckenridge 50, 10-United Clay Becker 39, 11-Crosby-Ironton 29, 12-Pelican Rapids 16

106: 2-Spencer Miller (SM) 2-1, 5-Nate Williams (C-I) 2-2, Read Leabo (PL/PRB) 1-2
113: 4-Owen Bjerga (SM) 2-2
120: 2-Blayne Dumpprope (SM) 2-1, Jake Klancher (C-I) 0-2
126: 2-Eric Lisson (SM) 2-1, 4-Kaven Blazek (C-I) 2-2, 6-Darion Anderson (PL/PR) 2-3
132: 6-Keenan Dahl (PL/PRB 2-3, Jasaiah Paskewitz (SM) 1-2
138: 4-Evan Gravdahl (PL/PRB) 2-2, Matt Miller (SM) 0-2
145: 1-Nate Adkins (PL/PRB) 2-0, 6-Dalton Holmberg (SM) 0-2
152: 6-Tucker Cain (PL/PRB) 2-3, Isaac Swendsrud (SM) 1-2
160: 1-Alex Erpelding (SM) 2-1, Gabe Ryappy (C-I) 1-2
170: 4-Justin Neumann (PL/PRB) 2-2
182: 4-Braden Tyrell (SM) 2-2, 5-Jace Leabo (PL/PRB) 2-2, Taylor Eigenheer (C-I) 1-2
195: 2-Joe Harrison (PL/PRB) 2-1,
220: John Urseth (PL/PRB) 0-2
285: 5-Kyle Serich (SM) 2-2
Foley 40, Little Falls 21

LITTLE FALLS-Pins by Grant Litke and Justin Jenks weren't enough to help the Little Falls Flyers overcome Class 2A's fifth-ranked Foley Falcons Friday.

Leo Wilczek, Lane Rutten and Billy Winkelman each won by decision in the Flyers 40-21 Granite Ridge Conference loss.


Foley 40, Little Falls 21

106: Nate Garceau (F) dec. Gabe Nagel 8-4

113: John Larson (F) tech fall Simon Pantzke 19-3

120: Leo Wilczek (LF) dec. Ryan Dylan 2-1

126: John Derkes (F) maj. dec. Dakota Kern 9-1

132: Lane Rutten (LF) dec. Austin Lohrer 9-4

138: Mitch Rothfork (F) tech. fall Travis Stoner 16-1

145: Noah LeFebreve (F) maj. dec. Sam Nagel 14-1


152: Grant Litke (LF) pinned Justin Henry 1:29

160: Simon Bryce (F) dec. Trevin Larson 4-3

170: Justin Jenks (LF) pinned Dakota McIver 3:32

182: Spencer Ellwell (F) forfeit

195: Saylor Schmit (F) maj. dec. Mickel Schultz 15-6

220: Billy Winkelman (LF) dec. Tristan Bemboom 7-1

285: Mitch Trigg (F) pinned Gage Blechinger 2:46

Conference: LF 3-3. Overall: LF 14-8. Next: Little Falls at Howard Lake-Waverly Invite Saturday.


BH-V finishes fourth

NEW LONDON-Quinn Kern, Zack Waln and Ethan Kimber captured individual titles for the Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders, who finished fourth in Friday's New London-Spicer tournament.

Cody Smap, Holt Truax and Ethan Orlando also advanced to the championship round finishing second.

Team scores: 1-Albany 163, 2-Glencoe-Silver Lake 161.50, 3-Hibbing 146, 4-Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 143, 5-Norwood-Young America 140.5, 6-New London-Spicer 102, 7-Kimball 92, 8-Eden Valley-Watkins 63

106: 1-Quinn Kern 2-0

113: 4-Devin Dean 2-2

120: Connor Bertram 0-2

126: 2-Cody Shamp 2-1

132: 6-Braydon Bertram 0-3

138: Jarret Kveton 0-2

152: 1-Zack Waln 2-0

170: 1-Ethan Kimber 2-0

182: 2-Holt Truax 1-1

195: 2-Ethan Orlando 1-1

220: 3-Craig Orlando 1-2

Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at West Central Invite in Barrett Jan. 30.

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