Area Wrestling: Gobblers advance to section semis

Aitkin, Pierz competed in the Section 7-2A Team Tournament.

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PINE CITY — John Pelarski pinned his 113-pound opponent in 18 seconds as the top-seeded Aitkin Gobblers defeated the No.4 seed Milaca Wolves 49-12 in the Section 7-2A Quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 17.

Nathan Trotter, James Erickson, Marshall Larson and Kenny Erickson all picked up wins via pin for the Gobblers in the victory.

Aitkin advances to face Rock Ridge in the Section 7-2A semifinals Friday, Feb. 25.

Aitkin 49, Milaca 12

106: Jacob Benson-Vick (A) dec. Lincoln Starr 13-6

113: John Pelarski (A) pinned Cole Hawker 0:18

120: Kyle Hacker (A) dec. Austin Linder 11-8

126: Nathan Trotter (A) pinned Chance Parrott 1:20

132: James Erickson (A) pinned Chase Van Donsel 3:52

138: Marshall Larson (A) pinned Jack Schoenborn 4:54

145: Kenny Erickson (A) pinned Seth Noack 0:32

152: Carson Kullhem (A) dec. Caleb Sahlstrom 5-2

160: Jack Nord (M) dec. Hayden Workman 5-0

170: Jacob Williams (A) maj. Clay Anderson 15-6

182: Jack Hanson (M) pinned Daniel Decent 4:37

195: Zachary Leitinger (A) dec. Hunter Bockoven 10-7

220: Colbee Zens (M) dec. Nathan Stifter 3-2

285: Craig Ashton (A) dec. Logan Ash 6-1

Overall: A 22-4. Next: Aitkin vs Rock Ridge in Section 7-2A Semifinals at Mora 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 or Aitkin in Section 7-2A individual Tournament Friday, Feb. 25.

Pierz falls to Mora

PINE CITY — The No. 3 Pierz Pioneers defeated No. 6 Rush City/Brahm 70-3 in the Section 7-2A team opening round before falling 46-24 to the No. 2 Mora Mustangs in the 7-2A quarterfinals Thursday, Feb. 17.


In the opening-round 70-3 victory over No. 6 Rush City/Braham, Caleb Koch recorded a 29-second pin. Liam Hennessy, Trevor Radunz and Wyatt Dingmann all posted 58-second pins for Pierz.

Koch recorded another pin for the Pioneers against Mora. Carter Young and Daniel Hoffman each recorded pins as Pierz ended its team season with a 21-6 record.

Pierz 70, Rush City/Braham 3

106: Cater Young (Prz) tech. Fall Tucker Gould 17-0

113: Kyle Stangl (Prz) pinned Anthony Graves 5:11

120: Liam Hennessy (Prz) pinned Landon Luckoff 0:58

126: Derek Stangl (Prz) tech. Fall Luke Gould 16-1

132: Chase Becker (Prz) dec. Isaak Coolidge 5-4

138: Jacob LeBlanc (Prz) pinned Kellen Gorman 1:20

145: Trevor Radnuz (Prz) pinned Braden Niessen 0:58

152: Frank Tomberlin (Prz) dec. Kaden Gorman 8-4

160: Jesse Eklund (RC) dec. Derrick Przybilla 11-6

170: Caleb Koch (Prz) pinned Dulton Bengtson 0:29

182: Wyatt Dingmann (Prz) pinned John Cacioppo 0:58

195: Nathan Nash (Prz) pinned Jace Allerton 1:33

220: Daniel Hoffman (Prz) forfeit

285: Alexander Gerwing (Prz) forfeit

Mora 46, Pierz 24

106: Carter Young (Prz) pinned Braydin Eakmen 2:44

113: Anthony Nelson (M) tech fall Kyle Stangl 17-2

120: Mason Nelson (M) pinned Liam Hennessy 5:19

126: Carter Ghami (M) dec. Derek Stangl 7-0

132: Nathan Nelson (M) pinned Chase Becker 3:51

138: Brock Folkema (M) dec. Jacob LeBlanc 8-4

145: Trevor Radunz (Prz) dec. Avery Nelson 9-2

152: Tucker Hass (M) pinned Frank Tomberlin 2:54

160: Connor Ghaml (M) tech fall Derrick Pryzbilla 24-9

170: Caleb Koch (Prz) pinned Cael Sjodin 4:35

182: Nathan Nash (Prz) dec. 13-9

195: Jared Yates (M) pinned Wyatt Dingmann 1:06

220: Daniel Hoffman (Prz) pinned Devin McCallahan 3:08

285: Dyllon Adams (M) pinned Carter Giese 1:26

Overall: Prz 21-6. Next: Pierz in Section 7-2A Semifinals at Mora 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 or Pierz in Section 7-2A individual Tournament Friday, Feb. 25.

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