by Scott DCamp
Thief River Falls improved its dual meet high school wrestling record to 14-10 on the season with a pair of lopsided wins against Detroit Lakes, 45-25, and Fosston/Bagley, 51-13, Thursday night in Detroit Lakes.
“Two huge wins for section seeding,” said Thief River Falls coach Kenny Geiser. “I thought the guys put together two great matches. They wrestled aggressively and looked for pins.”
Thief River Falls claimed an early 15-0 lead against the Lakers, with Jake Davis winning 6-1 over Blake Webber at 106 pounds; and Preston Klemetson, 113, and Cade Lundeen, 120, winning by forfeit.
Detroit Lakes won three consecutive bouts at 126, 132 and 138 to take a one-point lead in the dual.
Thief River Falls took control of the dual with wins by Josh Bernier by fall over Brennan Sather at 145 pounds; Kyle Fowler by fall over Marcus Jasken at 152; Noah Hawkins by 7-5 decision over Sean Lundeen at 160; and Brenan Peralta over Jordan Skadsem by 13-7 decision at 170. Connor Swanson added a win by fall over Jacob Hanson at 195; and Ethan Haloverson added a win by forfeit at 220 to round out the scoring for Thief River Falls.
Thief River Falls continued to roll against the Brawlers of Fosston/Bagley in the night’s second dual. Falls by Jake Davis over Carter Sorenson at 106 and Cade Lundeen over Brayden Sorenson at 113 gave the Prowlers an early 12-0 lead.
The Brawlers got on the board at 120 with a Connor Lomen fall over Preston Klemetson.
The Prowlers got back into the win column at 126 pounds when Cole Johnson outlasted Dane Schoenborn 7-5 in overtime; and Cody Sele added three more team points with a 9-4 decision over Alex Wolfe at 132.
The Brawlers cut the Prowler lead 18-12 before the Prowlers put the dual away with seven wins in the dual’s final eight matches. Adding wins by fall were Kyle Fowler over Cole Olson at 145; Josh Bernier over Lane Olson at 152; Connor Swanson over Levi Hanson at 195; and A.J. Riddle over Nick Anderson at heavyweight.
Noah Hawkins added a 5-3 overtime decision victory over Sam Manecke at 160. Brenan Peralta was an 11-4 winner over Mike Ubert at 182 and Ethan Halvorson was a 7-2 winner over Alex Olson at 220.
“Kyle Fowler had two big pins in matches that were close,” Geiser said. “Against Fosston, we probably put together our best dual of the year. We talked about firing on all cylinders as a team, and we are getting very close.”
With the wins, Thief River Falls clinched its 12th consecutive season over .500. The Prowlers have now finished .500 or better every year since the 2000-01 season.
TRF 45, Detroit Lakes 25
106: Jake Davis (TRF) over Blake Webber 6-1; 113: Preston Klemetson (TRF) by forfeit; 120: Cade Lundeen (TRF) by forfeit; 126: Fabyon Greer (DL) pinned Cole Johnson 4:29; 132: Payton Jackson (DL) dec. Cody Sele 14-3; 138: Braydon Ortloff (DL) pinned Teagen Krukeberg :48; 145: Josh Bernier (TRF) pinned Brennan Sather 1:29; 152: Kyle Fowler (TRF) pinned Marcus Jasken 3:06; 160: Noah Hawkins (TRF) dec. Sean Lundeen 7-5; 170: Brenan Peralta (TRF) dec. Jordan Skadsem 13-7; 182: Noah Olds (DL) dec. Hunter Roller 10-5; 195: Connor Swanson (TRF) pinned Jacob Hanson 4:43; 220: Ethan Halvorson (TRF) by forfeit; 285: James Huwe (DL) pinned Connor Jenson :46.
TRF 51, Fosston/Bagley 13
106: Jake Davis (TRF) pinned Carter Sorenson; 113: Cade Lundeen (TRF) pinned Brayden Sorenson; 120: Connor Lomen (FB) pinned Preston Klemetson; 126: Cole Johnson (TRF) dec. Dane Schoenborn 7-5 ot; 132: Cody Sele (TRF) dec. Alex Wolfe 9-4; 138: Tommy Snobl (FB) major Teagan Kruckeberg 15-4; 145: Kyle Fowler (TRF) pinned Cole Olson; 152: Josh Bernier (TRF) pinned Lane Olson; 160: Noah Hawkins (TRF) dec. Sam Manecke 5-3 ot; 170: Jake Ubert (FB) dec. Hunter Roller 5-1; 182: Brenan Peralta (TRF) dec. Mike Ubert 11-4; 195: Conner Swanson (TRF) pinned Levi Hanson; 220: Ethan Halvorson (TRF) dec. Alex Olson 7-2; 285: AJ Riddle (TRF) pinned Nick Anderson.