FOLEY - The Pierz Pioneers wrestling team took third place at the Foley Invitational Saturday.
The Pioneers defeated Becker 54-18 in their first match, lost to Paynesville 37-21 in their second and came back to defeat Parkers Prairie 42-30 to take third place.
Undefeated wrestlers for Pierz in the three matches were Brett Brausen (112), Clint Poster (119), Tanner Tetrick (140), Sean Huls (160) and Alex Huls (215).
103: Josh Lanners won by fall 1:04 Daniel Woiwor (B), loss by maj. dec. 4-11 Dylan Sheridan (Payn.), won by forfeit (PP).
112: Brett Brausen won by forfeit (B), won by dec. 2-1 Trevor Spanier (Payn.), won by def. 1:26 Brian Steidl (PP)
119: Clint Poster won by forfeit (B), won by forfeit (Payn.), won by forfeit (PP)
125: Ty Winkleman won by fall 1:30 Chris Iverson (B), loss by dec. 5-8 Jeff Albright (Payn)
130: Nathan Tamala loss by dec. 4-11 Kyle Andres (B), loss by fall 1:58 Matt Doom (Payn), loss by fall :46 Ryan Silbernick (PP)
135: No Qualifiers
140: Tanner Tetrick won by forfeit (B), won by dec. 6-1 Jordan Christian (Payn.), won by fall :52 Cambell Rassmussen (PP)
145: John Omann won by forfeit (B), loss by def. Jon Kerzman (Payn.)
152: Cory Egan loss by dec. 6-0 Kevin O'Brian (B), won by dec. 5-1 Ryan Gale (Payn.), won by fall 3:22 Kevin Habb (PP)
160: Sean Huls won by dec. 8-2 Joey Benson (B), won by dec. 11-10 Michael Doom (Payn.), won by dec. 6-1 Ryan Harris (PP)
171: Jordan Pryzbilla won by dec. 12-8 Dan Sadlowsky (B), loss by fall 3:22 Andrew Moser (Payn.), won by dec. 17-10 Matt Berry (PP)
189: Shane-Paul Smallfield won by forfeit (B), loss by dec. 2-4 Kevin Klein (Payn.), loss by fall 1:28 Chris Birkholz (PP)
215: Alex Huls won by forfeit (B), won by dec. 4-3 Cory Spanier (Payn.), won by dec. 3-2 Tyler Walsh (PP)
Hwt: Adam Hyatt won by forfeit (B), loss by dec. 5-12 Jordan Spaeth (Payn.), won by dec. 4-3 Jake Fledler (PP)
Next: Pierz at Brainerd Tournament Friday at 4:30 p.m.
Little Falls competes
MONTICELLO - The Little Falls Flyers wrestling team won one of two pool play matches to advance to the championship bracket in the Monticello Tournament Saturday.
The Flyers defeated St. Francis 39-32 before losing to St. Cloud Apollo 34-38.
In the championship bracket the Flyers lost their opening match against host team Monticello 18-55. The final round of the tournament was canceled due to weather conditions.
Cody Bue, wrestling at 152 pounds, won all three of his matches on the day for Little Falls, pinning all three opponents.
Little Falls results
103: Frank Wilczek loss by fall 2:44 Austin Leibel (SF), loss by fall :30 Mitch Bengston (SCA), won by forfeit (M)
112: Charlie Leibel loss by dec. 4-7 Jim Lambeth (SF), won by fall 1:03 Alex Lawnel (SCA), loss by dec. 1-4 Ryan Michaelis (M)
119: Dillion Kifer won by dec. 6-2 Even Bremseth (SF), won by dec. 9-4 Marcus Ramos (SCA), loss by fall 3:50 Zach Roca (M)
125: Joe Tuholsky loss by fall 3:18 Trent Herold (SF), loss by maj. dec. 2-17 Nam Nguyen (SCA), loss by fall 1:54 Tyler Mergen (M)
130: Reid Olson loss by maj. dec. 3-18 Mac Kivard (SF), loss by dec. 20-21 Nick Schmidt (SCA), losss by fall :45 Randy Ascher (M)
135: Zach Clark loss by fall :37 Mike Castellano (SF), won by fall :27 John Gray (SCA), loss by fall 1:04 Spencer Lanners (M)
140: Sam Marcus won by fall 1:50 Blake Carty (SF), won by fall 4:42 Austin Young (SCA), loss by dec. 0-13 Ben Schwartz (M)
145: Derik Jendro won by dec. 4-1 Cody Marshall (SF), won by dec. 7-5 Nolan Rial (SCA), loss by dec. 5-7 Logan Draack (M)
152: Cody Bue won by fall 1:21 Mark Groh (SF), won by fall 3:27 Kyle Bauer (SCA), won by fall 2:21 Tony McConnon (M)
160: Steve McMahan won by fall 3:39 Jared Balzer (SF), won by dec. 14-6 David Then (SCA), loss by dec. 7-10 Justin Ahlidan (M)
171: Taylor Bones loss by fall 1:28 Justin Hartzburg (SF), loss by fall 1:58 Chris Rochelau (SCA), loss by fall :31 Josh Kohler (M)
189: Peter Grams won by fall 1:38 Travis Mattson (SF), loss by fall 3:57 Matt Spoden (SCA), loss by fall 4:59 Ben Shaben (M)
215: Nils Johnson won by fall 1:25 Cody Raze (SF), loss by fall 2:29 Sam Koetler (SCA), won by fall 5:25 Jerimiah Erickson (M)
Hwt: Travis Stuchen won by dec. 5-2 Mike Ingalls (SF), loss by fall :52 Matt Shaver (SCA), loss by fall :22 Tim Holker (M)
Next: Little Falls at Brainerd Tournament Friday at 4:30p.m.
S-M competes at
MELROSE - The Staples-Motley wrestling team took fifth place in the Melrose Early Bird Tournament behind second place finishes by Trent Carlson at 130 and Andrew Becker at 152.
As a team the Cardinals placed in the top six in 11 of the 14 weight classes.
1. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 219.5
2. Montevideo 184
3. Rockford 138
4. Sartell-Saint Stephen 113
5. Staples-Motley 112.5
6. Ortonville 78.5
7. Melrose 68.5
8. Nicollet 45
103: No place winner
112: 3rd place match: Derek Cleveland (SM) loss by fall at 1:58 Andrew Patnode (ROC)
119: 3rd place match: Andrew Robben (SM) loss by fall at 2:22 John Eustice (ORT)
125: 3rd place match: Brandon Flickenger (SM) loss by fall at 2:09 John Redepenning (ROC)
130: Championship match: Trent Carlson (SM) loss by dec. 1-6 Noah Patnode (ROC)
135: 5th place match: Tyler Olson (SM) loss by fall at :48 Adam Patnode (ROC)
140: 5th place match: Lance Flickenger (SM) won by fall at :50 Sid Wright (ROC)
145: 3rd place match: Jordan Bendson (SM) won by fall at 4:20 Sam Aalfs (MONT)
152: Championship match: Andrew Becker (SM) loss by fall at :59 Aaron Zimmer (KMS)
160: No place winner
171: 5th place match: Dylan Shequen (SM) won by dec. 6-1 Justin Brinkman (MEL)
189: No place winner
215: 3rd place match: Ryan Detloff (SM) won by fall at 2:40 Colton Braun (MEL)
Hwt: 5th place match: Nick Trout (SM) won by fall at 2:11 Luke Wiechmann (MEL)
Next: Staples-Motley hosts Barnesville Thursday 6:00p.m.
Area teams compete
WADENA- Led by first place finishes by Nic Harrison at 130 pounds and Troy Griffin at heavyweight, the Pequot Lake/Pine River-Backus wrestling team finished third in the Wadena Deer-Creek Tournament Saturday.
Nathan Waslaski lost his championship match to finish second at 135 pounds.
Host team Wadena-Deer Creek finished fifth overall behind second place finishes by Trey VanOrsdel at 145 pounds and Tony Wegscheid at 189 pounds.
Ethan Kern at 125 pounds, Sam Moenkedick at 160 pounds, and Matt Moenkedick at 171 pounds all recorded second place finishes in Bertha-Hewitt/Verdale's sixth place team finish.
1. Perham 255
2. Thief River Falls 175
3. Pequot Lake/Pine River-Backus 156.5
4. Greenbush/Middle River/Badger 151.5
5. Wadena-Deer Creek 142
6. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 111
7. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 103
8. Sauk Centre 78
103: 3rd: Mitch Steffens (WDC) Maj. Dec. Isaac Novacek (GMRB) 15-3; 5th: Drey Loge (PLPRB) Dec. Jamie Wright (LPGE) 7-1
112: 3rd: Zach Pesta (LPGE) Dec. Jordan Rentz (WDC) 4-2 3XOT; 5th: Thomas Gullickson (GMRB) Dec. Joe Knutson (PLPRB) 8-5
119: 3rd: Cody Schrupp (PLPRB) Dec. Storm Booe (GMRB) 6-4; 5th: Derek Rude (WDC) Fall Mike Willis (BHV) :25
125: 1st: Sam Warne (PER) Dec. Ethan Kern (BHV) 9-4; 3rd: Jared Wegschied (WDC) Fall Chris Harrison (PLPRB) 2:28
130: 1st: Nic Harrison (PLPRB) Tech. Fall Joe Berns (PER) 4:30; 3rd: Lucian Grow (SC) Maj. Dec. Jacob Wegscheid (WDC) 9-1; 5th: Kyle Middendorf (LPGE) Fall Colby Schmidt (BHV) :49
135: 1st: Steve Keogh (TRF) Maj. Dec. Nathan Waslaski (PLPRB) 13-2; 5th: Timber Holmquist LPGE) Default Matt Hagen (WDC)
140: 3rd: Tom Kalinoski (TRF) Fall Nathan Wiese (BHV) 2:28; 5th: Levi Allen (PLPRB) Fall Mitch Zastrow (LPGE) :46
145: 1st: Kevin Fynboh (TRF) Dec. Trey VanOrsdel (WDC) 6-5;
152: 3rd: Jordan Engen (TRF) Dec. Dustin Campbell (PLPRB) 6-3; 5th: Jake Braaten (BHV) Dec. Brett Illies (SC) 9-8
160: 1st: John Gusewelle (SC) Dec. Sam Moenkedick (BHV) 7-6
171: 1st: Mac Stoll (PER) Dec. Matt Moenkedick (BHV) 8-3; 5th: Kelly Holmquist LPGE) Default Marcus Hernandez (PLPRB)
189: 1st: Nathan Schmitz (PER) Dec. Tony Wegscheid (WDC) 8-5; 3rd: Pat Bresnahan (PLPRB) Dec. Wade Moenkedick (BHV) 7-0
215: 3rd: Alex Yaerger (GMRB) Fall Josh Sweere (WDC) 3:52; 5th: Chris Whalen (LPGE) Fall Trent Peterson (BHV) :41
Hwt: 1st: Troy Griffin (PLPRB) Maj. Dec. Tyson Sorvig (TRF) 9-0; 3rd: Jesse Hein (PER) Dec. Tyler Wohlwend (WDC) 11-5; 5th: Justin Erickson (GMRB) Fall Jon Kohlhase (BHV) 2:55
Next: Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale at Frazee Tuesday 6:00 p.m.; Wadena-Deer Creek at Detroit Lakes Tuesday at 5:00p.m.; Pequot Lakes/Pine River at Park Rapids triangular Thursday at 5:00 p.m.
The Rush City wrestling tournament was canceled Saturday due to weather conditions preventing the Crosby-Ironton Rangers wrestling team from competing. No makeup date has been announced.
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