BLUE EARTH -- Brainerd Warriors wrestler Vince Sellnow started the season with a blast by winning all three of his matches at the Blue Earth Dick Mahar Invitational Saturday.
The Warriors, who finished fourth as a team with 111.5 points, did not compete at 103, 189 or heavyweight.
Sellnow defeated Chris Leiferman of Madelia-Truman with a technical fall at 3:35. He beat Taylor Teems of Blue Earth by an 8-4 score and pinned Jimmy Raymond of Spring Lake Park at the 3:39 mark.
Brainerd's Andy Pickar also was a champion. He won by a 10-3 decision over Brady James of Waterville-Elysian-Morristown, then pinned Brad Arkell of Madelia-Truman in 4:40 and beat Josh Malwitz of Blue Earth 8-1.
Team scores -- 1-Blue Earth 183, 2-Madeliea Truman 145, 3-Waterville/Elysion.Morristown 121, 4-Brainerd 111.5, 5-Montgomery Lonsdale 93.5, 6-St. Paul Johnson 84.5, 7-Spring Lake Park 84
112 -- Vince Sellnow (B) techfalled Chris Leiferman (MT) 3:35; dec. Taylor Teems (BEA) 8-4; pinned Jimmy Raymond (SPL) 3:39 (1st place)
119 -- Konrad Abramo (B) pinned Brandon Guertin (SPJ) 1:06; lost by fall to jared Evans (BEA) 5:45; dec. Dustin Forstner (MT) 2-0; pinned Dylan Steeves (SLP) 151 (Second Place)
125 -- Tom Zelinski (B) major dec. T.J. Forstner (MT) 13-3; lost by fall to Thomas Morsching (WEM) 4:3; pinned Greg Bisek (ML) :59 (Third Place)
130 -- Shaun Chisholm (B) lost by fall to Jeff Pfaffinger (BEA) :40; lost by fall Brandon Moen (ML) 1:40; lost by dec. to Darren Ulman (MT) 6-0
135 -- Ron Gardner (B) lost by fall to brain Miller (ML) 4:40; injury defualt over Ryan Knish (WEM); lost by dec. Eric Cooling (MT) 13-3 (Fourth Place)
140 -- Jake Smith (B) lost by dec. to Jared Syring (SPJ) 11-6; lost by dec. Todd Rasmussen (BEA) 12-6; lost by dec. Adam Leiferman (MT) 7-1; lost by dec. Kyle Clark (ML) 4-1
145 -- Dusty Pickar (B) lost by dec. Joe Gunderson (ML) 13-11; fall Jake Morsching (WEM) 3:21; fall Sarath Kong (SPJ) 3:57 (Third Place)
152 -- Andy Pickar (B) dec. Brady James (WEM) 10-3; fall Brad Arkell (MT) 4:40; dec. Josh Malwitz (BEA) 8-1 (Championship)
160 -- Chad Weiss (B) lost by fall Mark Eytcheson (MT) 1:45; fall Zac Campbell (BEA) 5:35; dec. Colin Beere (SPJ) 10-4 (Third Place)
171 -- Dylan Eschenbacker (B) lost by fall Adam Lutterman (BEA) 5:40; Lost by fall Jeff King (ML) 1:50; dec. Fransico Moreno (SPJ) 8-6 (Fifth Place)
Next meet -- Brainerd vs. St. Cloud Apollo 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
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