Perham -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines captured six individual championships at the Section 7AA wrestling tournament Saturday.
W-DC's Leland and Logan Brincefield won at 112 and 119 pounds, respectively. Other W-DC champs were Peter Hayes (130), Kyle Trout (145), Luke Trout (171) and Tony Vittetoe (189).
Three champions from 2000 repeated. Leland Brincefield at 112, Hayes won at 125 last year and Ben Keen of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus, champion last year at 130, won at 135 this winter.
In addition to Keen's repeat performance for the Road Crew, junior Josh Bresnahan won the heavyweight championship.
There were 10 matches for true second place but only two changes resulted. Samuel Schad of Long Prairie-Grey Eagle gained a trip to state by pinning Brady Switajewski of PL/PR-B in their 103-pound clash. Aitkin junior Kyle Bender decisioned Jeremy Macho of Minnewaska for true second at 152.
Other area state qualifiers:
W-DC -- Pat Kramer, 135.
Aitkin -- Chris Tibbetts (112), Justin Keil (160), Darik Lamke (189).
Staples-Motley -- Tylor Bendson (125).
Crosby-Ironton -- Cameron Sharp (130), John Koons (171).
Finals: Wes Tessman, Minnewaska, dec. Brady Switajewski, PLPRB, 14-0; True second: Samuel Schad, LPGE, pinned Switajewski 4:56; 3rd place: Schad, LPGE, pinned Lee Lorentz, WDC, 4:20; 5th place: Brian Wood, Crosby-Ironton, dec. Tyler Doll, Per, 5-4.
Finals: Leland Brincefield, WDC, dec. Chris Tibbetts, Aitkin, 14-6; True second: Tibbetts dec. Joe Werner, Perham, 3-2; 3rd: Werner dec. Shad Tappe, DL, 1-0; 5th: Jon Messner, Morris Area/Hancock, dec. Luke Walton, PLPRB, 7-4.
Finals: Logan Brincefield, WDC, dec. Luke Griffith, Morris Area/Hancock, 9-4; True second: Griffith dec. Justin Keil, Aitkin, 7-3; 3rd: Keil dec. Corey Swenson, PLPRB, 3-0; 5th: Chris Breitenfeldt, Staples-Motley, pinned Luke Stenoien, OTC, 2:40.
Finals: Russell Aho, Menahga/Sebeka, dec. Tylor Bendson, Staples-Motley, 9-1; True second: Bendson dec. J. J. Kratzke, Perham, 7-4; 3rd: J. J. Kratzke dec. Brett Braaten, Minnewaska, 12-3; 5th: Nate Berry, WDC, dec. Matt Kobberdahl, C-I, 13-4.
Finals: Peter Hayes, WDC, pinned Cameron Sharp, C-I, 2:39; True second: Sharp dec. Matt Finlayson, Aitkin, 10-5; 3rd: Finlayson dec. Bryce Swenson, MA/H, 8-6; 5th: Doug Noyes, Minnewaska, injury default over Brandon Perrine Perham.
Finals: Ben Keen (12), PL/PR-B, dec. Pat Kramer, WDC, 4-3; True second: Kramer dec. Grant Schad (10), LPGE, 6-2; 3rd: Schad dec. Jason Becker, S-M, 6-5; 5th: Tim Nickeboine, DL, pinned Matt Mitchell, Minnewaska, 3:56.
Finals: Shane Tappe, DL, dec. Craig Cihlar, Minnewaska, 4-3; True second: Cihlar dec. Kyle Anderson, OTC, 12-3; 3rd: Anderson dec. Louie Vandermay (10), WDC, 4-2; 5th: Eric Carr, Per, dec. Trent Johnson, PLPRB, 5-3.
Finals: Kyle Trout, WDC, dec. Joel Hendrickson, M/S, 4-0; 3rd: Matt Schad, LPGE, pinned Corey Cihlar, Minn, 1:23; 5th: Josh Witt, OTC, dec. Joe Krumwiede, Perham, 7-2.
Finals: Dustin Metz, MA/H, pinned Jeremy Macho, Minn, 3:47; True second: Kyle Bender, Aitkin, dec. Macho 5-1; 3rd: Bender dec. Ben Aakre, OTC, 4-3; 5th: Nick Boit (11), DL, won by injury default over Dan Winjum, Perham.
Finals: Jacob Bryce, Minn, dec. Justin Keil, Aitkin, 6-4 ot; True second: Keil pinned Jerry Blahut, DL, 5:38; 3rd: Jerry Blahut, DL, dec. Scott Twardowski, LPGE, 6-4; 5th: Dan Mills, PLPRB, dec. Josh Erdahl, MA/H, 21-0.
Finals: Luke Trout, WDC, dec. John Koons, C-I, 8-5; 3rd: Sean Belmont, OTC, dec. Dusty Finlayson, Aitkin, 8-2; 5th: Mitch Piekarski, Minnewaska, dec. Justin Schramm, DL, 12-1.
Finals: Tony Vittetoe, WDC, pinned Darik Lamke, Aitkin, :45; 3rd: Dan Flatau, Perham, pinned Justin Cox, M/S, 1:13; 5th: Scott Sellers, DL, pinned Josh Gangl, PLPRB, 4:09.
Finals: Josh Bresnahan, PLPRB, dec. George Guggisberg, Minn, 3-2; True second: Guggisberg dec. Chad Hasskamp, Aitkin, 10-2; 3rd: Hasskamp dec. Josh Schindeldecker, Menahga-Sebeka, 3-1 ot; 5th: Dave Uselman, WDC, dec. Thomas Toedter, Perham, 9-0.
Next meet -- Class AA state tournament Thursday through Saturday at Xcel Energy Center, St. Paul.
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