ST. CLOUD -- Brainerd's Andy Pickar won the 152-pound championship in the Section 8, Class 3A individual tournament Saturday to return to state for the fifth time.
Pickar, a senior, enters his final state meet with a career record of 142-25. This season he is 32-1.
Also making it to state for the Warriors is Dan Fleischhacker (27-8), who captured true second place at 112. It will be Fleischhacker's first trip to state.
The Little Falls Flyers will be represented at state by Adam Gosiak (32-4), who won the title at 160, and by Chris Roach (22-11), who was second at 130 pounds.
103 -- 1st-Bronson Hatch (Tech); True 2nd-Lukas Lynch (ER); 3rd-Ted Wilczek (LF)
112 -- 1st-Jon Dahlheimer (Monticello); True 2nd-Dan Fleischhacker (BRD) by injury default over Michael Ashby (LF)
119 -- 1st-Joe Andersen (BEM); True 2nd-Adam Schlepp (FF); 3rd-Konrad Abramo (BRD) tech. fall Josh Bue (LF) 3:00
125 -- 1st-Derrick Orth (Tech); True 2nd-Greg Skerik (BEM); 3rd-Tom Zelinske (BRD) maj. dec. Andy Krog (FF) 12-0
130 -- 1st-Joe Miller (BEM) maj. dec. Chris Roach (LF) 10-1; 3rd-Kyle Dukowitz (BRD) dec. Zac Nielsen (ER) 4-3
135 -- 1st-Mitch Gabrielson (FF); True 2nd-Dave Michaelis (MONT); 3rd Michaelis pinned Greg Strand (BRD) 1:27
140 -- 1st-Jared Bangs (FF); 2nd-Waylon Lindseth (BEM); 3rd-A.J. Fontelroy (LF)
145 -- 1st-Jason Kohl (ER); 2nd-Montanna Ewers (Tech);
152 -- 1st-Andy Pickar (BRD) maj. dec. Josh Boelz (Tech) 17-4
160 -- 1st-Adam Gosiak (LF) pinned Ryan Mergen (MON) 1:16; True 2nd-Mergen dec. Chad Weiss (BRD) 5-2; 3rd-Weiss dec. Ken Blakeley 11-10
171 -- 1st-Neil Russell (Apollo); True 2nd-Jimmy Weiman (Tech); 7th-Dylan Eschenbacher (BRD) by default
189 -- 1st-Ben Thoreson (MHD); True 2nd-Brent Mason (BEM); 7th-Michael Lodermeier (LF)
215 -- 1st-Alan Erickson (ER); 2nd-Blake Schwegel (Apollo); 3rd-Chris Miller (Bem) dec. Kyle Wilshusen (BRD) 4-2
Hwt -- 1st-William Cooper-Kelly (Apollo); True 2nd-Travis Halling (FF); 5th-James Ethen (Tech) tech. fall Aaron Olson (LF) 4:30
Next meet -- Brainerd, Little Falls in 3A state tournament Thursday through Saturday at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul.
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