WADENA -- The Wadena-Deer Creek Wolverines started with three forfeit victories and never looked back there as they defeated the Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew 52-16 in Mid-State Conference wrestling Monday.
Kenny Steffens recorded the most decisive victory of the evening pinning his opponent in :35 seconds. Ian Carstrom and Matt Gastecki also picked up pins for the Wolverines.
Heavyweight Phil Shequen picked up the lone pin for the Road Crew defeating his opponent in 3:40.
Wadena-Deer Creek 52,
Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 16
140 -- Darren Folkestad (WDC) wins by forfeit
145 -- Peter Hayes (WDC) wins by forfeit
152 -- Paul Hunke (WDC) wins by forfeit
160 -- Kyle Trout (WDC) maj. dec. Seth Baker 9-1
171 -- Matt Hayes (WDC) dec. Matt Seargent 9-2
189 -- Dusty Uselman (WDC) maj. dec. Eddie Gravdahl 12-0
215 -- Matt Gastecki (WDC) pinned Brad Simpson :41
Hwt -- Phil Shequen (PL/PRB) pinned Casey Seelhammer 3:40
103 -- Ian Carstrom (WDC) pinned Brandon MacNamera 1:00
112 -- Kenny Steffens (WDC) pinned Jessie Hernandez :35
119 -- Shane Walton (PL/PRB) dec. Ryan Hunke 4-3
125 -- Corey Swenson (PL/PRB) maj. dec. Lee Lorenz 18-4
130 -- Brady Switajewski (PL/PRB) dec. Tanner Rentz 10-3
135 -- Louis Vandermay (WDC) tech fall over Kyle Radvaney 3:57
Conference --WDC 1-0, PL/PRB 0-2. Overall --WDC 1-1. Next meet -- WDC at Crosby-Ironton triangular 6 p.m. Thursday.
wins individual title
LONG PRAIRIE -- Jaran Sharp of Crosby-Ironton won the 145-pound championship at the Long Prairie-Grey Eagle wrestling invitational Saturday.
Sharp won the title because his total team points bettered the second-place wrestler by one.
The Rangers' Brian Wood was second at 125, losing 9-3 to Travis Pesta of LPGE.
C-I's Dan Biever took third and Lane Srock and David Rono each took fourth.
LP-GE won the meet with 91 points, followed by Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 81, Browerville-Eagle Valley 44 and CI 10.
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