WADENA-DEER CREEK-- The Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale Raiders wrestling team won the Wadena-Deer Creek Invitational on Saturday with 189.5 points.
Host Wadena-Deer Creek finished second with 161 points and Pequot Lakes/Pine River -Backus finished seventh with 102.5.
B-H/V wrestlers Jared Oyster at 119, Reggie Rach, 140, and Casey Finck, 189, were champions in their respective weight classes.
"Twelve of our 13 wrestlers placed and that determined who won the tournament," said Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale coach Steve Techam.
Wadena-Deer Creek wrestlers Leland Brincefield, Pete Hayes and Luke Trout, won the 112, 130, and 171-pound weight classes.
Ben Keen, wrestling at 135, and Josh Bresnahan in the heavyweight division earned wins for the PL/PR-B team.
Team scores -- 1-Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 189.5, 2-Wadena-Deer Creek 161, 3-Perham 149, 4-Thief River Falls 136, 5-Greenbush-Middle River 135.5, 6-Sauk Center 106, 7-Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 102.5, 8-Long Prairie Grey Eagle 41.
103 --1-Gabriel Mooney (GMR), 3-Trevor Balbach (B-H/V)
112 --1-Leland Brincefield (W-DC), 5-Seth Moenkedick (B-H/V)
119 --1-Jared Oyster (B-H/V), 5-Luke Walton (PL/PR-B)
125 --1-J.J. Kratzke (P), 2-Nate Berry (W-DC), 4-Jeremy Miller (B-H/V)
130 --1-Pete Hayes (W-DC), 2-Jacob Oyster (B-H/V),
135 --1-Ben Keen (PL/PR-B), 2-Cullen Captain (B-H/V)
140 --1-Reggie Rach (B-H/V), 2-Pat Kramer (W-DC), 4-Trent Johnson (PL/PR-B)
145 --1-Tyler Jensen (GMR), 2-Kyle Trout (W-DC)
152 --1-Chad Minnett (SC), 3-Adam McCoy (PL/PR-B)
160 --1-Blake Christopherson (P), 4-Adam Richter (B-H/V), 5-Dan Mills (PL/PR-B)
171 --1-Luke Trout (W-DC), 3-Josh Brissett (B-H/V)
189 --1-Casey Finck (B-H/V), 3-Tony Vittatoe (W-DC)
Hwt --1-Josh Bresnahan (PL/PR-B), 2-Justin Messer (B-H/V)
Next meets -- W-DC hosts Frazee Thursday; B-H/V at New York Mills Friday; PL/PR-B at Long Prairie-Grey Eagle Saturday.
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