BRECKENRIDGE - Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale had a big day in the Section 6-1A individual tournament Saturday, qualifying six wrestlers for the 1A state tournament in St. Paul.
Ethan Kern started off the day for the Raiders with a true second-place finish at 119 pounds. Zak Lambert secured a first-place finish at 125. Jake Braaten was champion at 152 and Sam Moenkedick took first at 160.
Matt and Wade Moenkedick finished off the day for B-H/V with first-place finishes at 171 and 215.
Trey VanOrsdel won a title for Wadena-Deer Creek at 140 and Tony Wegscheid was champion at 189.
Jordan Bendson of Staples-Motley earned a state trip by winning the championship at 145.
Teams: Barnesvile, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale, Breckenridge, Chokio-Alberta/Clinton-Graceville-Beardsley, New York Mills, Ottertail Central, Parkers Prairie, Pelican Rapids, Staples-Motley, Wadena-Deer Creek, West Central, Wheaton/Herman-Norcross
103: 1. Mitchell Andrews (CGB), 3. Mitch Steffens (WDC), 4. Kody Graba (BHV)
112: 1. Matt Benson (CGB), 4. Jordan Rentz (WDC)
119: 1. Tim Hanson (PP), True second-Ethan Kern (BHV), 3. Trent Carlson (SM)
125: 1. Zak Lambert (BHV), 4. Jared Wegscheid (WDC)
130: 1. Jake Long (WCA), 3. Matt Hagen (WDC), 5. Devin Becker (SM)
135: 1. Alex Johnson (BRECK)
140: 1. Trey VanOrsdel (WDC), 6. Trent Bertram (BHV)
145: 1. Jordan Bendson (SM)
152: 1. Jake Braaten (BHV), 3. Andrew Becker (SM)
160: 1. Sam Moenkedick (BHV), 5. Dylan Shequen (SM)
171: 1. Matt Moenkedick (BHV), 3. Kodeiy Lind (SM)
189: 1. Tony Wegscheid (WDC), 5. Amos Schmidt (BHV)
215: 1. Wade Moenkedick (BHV), 4. Ryan Detloff (SM)
Hwt: 1. Andrew Frost (NYM), 3. Eddie Lustilla (WDC), 4. Nick Trout (SM), 6. Colin Turchin (BHV).
Next: Class 1A state tournament Wednesday through Saturday, Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul.
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