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Wrestling: Flyers win first section championship in six years

Posted: February 18, 2012 - 8:08pm

WRESTLING

Flyers win first section championship in six years

Pins in the last four weight classes helped the top-seeded Little Falls Flyers capture the Section 8-3A team championship with a 46-24 win over No. 2 St. Cloud Apollo Saturday night at Brainerd High School.

Trailing 24-22, the Flyers received pins from Adam Grams (182), Trysten Ross (195), Joe Reis (220) and Conor Swanson (285) to wrap up their first section title since 2006.

Little Falls advances to the 3A state team tournament March 1-3 at the Xel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Championship

Little Falls 46, St. Cloud Apollo 24

106: Justin Jenks (LF) dec. Peter Nelson 12-10 ot

113: Axel Lange (LF) pinned Devon Johnson 2:42

120: Frank Wilczek (LF) dec. Grant Dullinger 8-1

126: Matt Braun (SCA) dec. Dan Mushel 8-4

132: Conner Scherping (LF) maj. dec. Steve Tran 8-0

138: Levi Hoffman (LF) by forfeit

145: Mitch Bengtson (SCA) pinned Dillon Kifer 3:05

152: Grant Nehring (SCA) dec. Jordan Petrone 5-0

160: Nam Nguyen (SCA) pinned Derek McMahn (LF) 3:20

170: Nick Stram (SCA) pinned Tyler Gastecki 6:43

182: Adam Grams (LF) pinned Ethan Thumb 1:03

195: Trysten Ross (LF) pinned Dylan Mehr (SCA) 1:22

220: Joe Reis (LF) pinned Jerad Morford :50 clinches it

285: Conor Swanson (LF) pinned Alex Brun :26

Quarterfinals

Moorhead 37,

Brainerd 22

No. 6 Moorhead shocked third-seeded Brainerd 37-22. The Spuds won the first four matches to build a 16-point lead and allowed Brainerd to win only three of the first nine matches, five in all.

Quarterfinals

Moorhead 37, Brainerd 22

106: Grant Brendemuhl (M) dec. Andy Schlosser 12-7

113: Taylor Laidlaw (M) pinned Drew Breun 1:36

120: Kenny Mark (M) dec. Jake Zelinske 9-3

126: Jacob Rositas (M) maj. dec. Josh Schultz 11-3

132: Dan Babineau (B) tech. fall Nick Lorenzen 5:45

138: Shane White (B) tech. fall 5:35

145: Mike Zupan pinned Luke Boran 3:36

152: Joe Carpenter (M) dec. Nate Adams 6-0

160: Jeff Flickinger (B) dec. Tom Wychor 10-3

170: Ben Herbst (M) dec. Jace Engelmann 4-2

182: AJ Wheeler (M) dec. Levi Rubin 6-4 ot

195: Chase Morlock (M) pinned Casey Biever 5:23

220: Sam Adams (B) pinned Jens Hulden 1:02

285: James Weiss (B) dec. Branden Edner 2-1

Overall: Brd finishes 13-5. Next: Brainerd in Section 8-3A individual tournament, Friday-Saturday, at Sauk Rapids.

Section 8-3A tournament

Opening round

No. 8 Sauk Rapids 45, No. 9 Alexandria 18

Quarterfinals

No. 1 Little Falls 44, Sauk Rapids 23

No. 5 St. Cloud Tech 34, No. 4 Sartell 29

No. 2 St. Cloud Apollo 43, No. 7 Bemidji 30

No. 6 Moorhead 37, No. 3 Brainerd 22

Semifinals

Little Falls 57, Tech 13

Apollo 35, Moorhead 31

Championship

Little Falls 46, Apollo 24