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Area Wrestling: Gobblers land in 2nd in Mid-State

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Owen Bjerga of Staples-Motley beats Detroit Lakes' Blaine Henderson Friday, Jan. 24, in the Mid-State Conference at Pequot Lakes High School. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

PEQUOT LAKES — The Aitkin Gobblers finished 4-1 and in second place behind Detroit Lakes at the Don Dravis Mid-State Conference Tournament Friday, Jan. 24.

The Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus Road Crew were 3-2 to place third followed by Staples-Motley, 2-3, in fourth. Crosby-Ironton went 1-4 to finish fifth and Park Rapids was 0-6.

In the closest match of the day, Staples-Motley defeated C-I 42-42 with the Cards winning by the ninth criteria tiebreaker, which was most near-fall points.

The Road Crew’s Keenan Dahl picked up his 75th career win while going 4-1. Owen Carlson and Connor Tulenchik were 5-0 for the Road Crew.

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Team results: 1-Detroit Lakes 5-0, 2-Aitkin 4-1, 3-Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus 3-2, 4-Staples-Motley 2-3, 5-Crosby-Ironton 1-4, 6-Park Rapids 0-5
Round 1:
PL/PRB 56, C-I 24
Detroit Lakes 51, Aitkin 21
S-M 50, Park Rapids 24
Round 2:
Aitkin 37, PL/PRB 33
DL 63, Park Rapids 15
S-M 42, C-I 42 (S-M wins by tiebreaker)
Round 3:
PL/PRB 55, S-M 15
DL 52, C-I 21
Aitkin 60, Park Rapids 21
Round 4
PL/PRB 66, Park Rapids 13
DL 68, S-M 11
Aitkin 53, C-I 21
Round 5:
DL 42, PL/PRB 21
Aitkin 54, S-M 24
C-I 42, Park Rapids 27

PL/PRB results:
106: Owen Carlson 5-0
113: Max Trumpold 3-2
120: Grant Thompson 1-2, Caleb Ruhl 1-1
126: Grant Thompson 1-1, Caleb Ruhl 2-1
132: Carson Kinyon 1-4
138: Evan Koering 3-1, Chance Abraham 0-1
145: Evan Koering 0-1, Finnegan O’Dell 3-0, Chance Abraham 0-1
152: Connor Tullenchik 3-0, Austin Staricha 1-1
160: Connor Tulenchik 2-0, Austin Staricha 2-1
170: Keenan Dahl 1-1, Payton Scott 0-2
182: Keenan Dahl 3-0, Payton Scott 1-1
195: Corbin Knapp 4-1
220: Josh Pettit 3-1, Riley Peters 1-0
285: Logan Carlson 0-4, Josh Pettit 1-0
Conference: PLPRB 3-2. Overall: PLPRB 18-6. Next: PLPRB at Grand Rapids Quadrangular Thursday, Jan. 30.

Pierz drops 2

ZIMMERMAN — Riley Hoskins and Tanner Young both went 2-0 with a pair of pins for the Pierz Pioneers who dropped two matches at the Zimmerman Triangular Friday, Jan. 24.

The Pioneers were defeated 53-22 by the Zimmerman Thunder in a Granite Ridge Conference match and lost to the Monticello Magic 37-30 in a non-conference contest.

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Zimmerman 53, Pierz 22
Monticello 37, Pierz 30
106: Derek Stangl 0-1
113: Derek Stangl 0-1
120: Trevor Radunz 1-1
126: Jacob LeBlanc 1-1
132: Brandon Funk 1-0\u0009
138: Kaden Kroll 0-1, Brandon Funk 0-1
160: Riley Hoskins 2-0
170: Mason Zajac 0-2
182: Tanner Young 2-0
195: Bandon Schlegel 0-1
220: Daniel Hoffman 1-0, Brandon Schlegel 1-0
285: Daniel Hoffman 0-1
Conference: Prz 0-5. Overall: Prz 3-12. Next: Pierz at Eden Valley-Watkins Triangular 5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 28.

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Jake Klancher of Crosby-Ironton attempts a move on Detroit Lakes' Cale Abraham during the Mid-State Conference Championship Friday, Jan. 24, at Pequot Lakes. Kelly Humphrey / Brainerd Dispatch

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