Lundeen and Bernier win individual titles at Prowler Invite

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by Scott DCamp

Sports Editor

Cade Lundeen and Josh Bernier wrestled to individual championships while leading Thief River Falls to a fifth place team finish in the 2018 Prowler Invite Saturday, Jan. 20 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Thief River Falls. 

Lundeen picked up a falls against Brock Peterson of Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale/Parkers Prairie and a 6-1 decision win over Race Knochenmus of Roseau to reach the championship match. In the finals he knocked off Dillon McGee of Walker-Hack-Akeley-Nevis by 6-4 decision in overtime. 
“Cade did a great job in the finals winning an overtime match against a pretty slick mat wrestler,” said Head Coach Kenny Geiser. “Cade also joined elite company in getting his 150th career win.” 
Bernier’s path to the finals included a win by fall over Nicholas Mutchler of Bemidji; a 10-4 decision win over Matthew Ziebell of Pelican Rapids; a win by fall over Alex Erlandson of Ottertail Central; and a 7-2 decision win over  Isaiah Thompson of Detroit Lakes. 
“Josh was impressive in getting to his offense against a very solid wrestler in the finals,” Geiser said. 
Cody Wienen added  a third place finish at 113 pounds, with a pair of falls in the consolation bracket and a 10-5 win over Hunter Hitchen of Fertile-Beltrami in the third place match. 
“Cody Wienen had a great day, getting wins over  some very tough wrestlers in a loaded bracket,” Geiser said. 
Brandon Zuniga, 120, Cole Johnson, 138, and Connor Swanson, 220, finished fourth. Kyle Miller, 170, finished fifth, and Brady Kasprick finished sixth at 113 while wrestling unattached.  
Geiser was particularly pleased with the effort of Zuniga, who dropped to 120 pounds and put together a strong tournament.  
Ottertail Central won the tournament with 162.0 team points. The Bulldogs had placewinners in all 11 weights they entered, with five wretlers finishing in the top three.  
Badger/Greenbush-Middle River finished second with 162.0 team points. Bemidji was thrid with 135.5. Detroit Lakes finished fourth at 114.5; and Thief River Falls rounded out the top five with 110.0. 
 
Team scores
1. Ottertail Central 162.0; 2. Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 149.0; 3. Bemidji 135.5; 4. Detroit Lakes 114.5; 5. Thief River Falls 110.0; 6. Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena 107.5; 7. Roseau 97.5; 8. Park Rapids Area 92.0; 9. Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale/Parkers Prairie 91.5; 10. Crookston 84.5; 11. Walker-Hackensack-Akeley/Nevis 48.0; 12. Nashwauk-Keewatin/Greenway 42.0; 13. Pelican Rapids 37.0; 14. Fertile-Beltrami 20.0. 
TRF Results
113: Cody Wienen (17-10) placed 3rd and scored 15.00 team points. Quarterfinal – Quinn Kern (Bertha-Hewitt- Verndale -Parkers Prairie) 21-8 won by decision over Cody Wienen (Thief River Falls) 17-10 (Dec 9-2); Cons. Round 1 – Cody Wienen (Thief River Falls) 17-10 won by fall over Nolan Dans (Crookston) 12-15 (Fall 2:51); Cons. Semi – Cody Wienen (Thief River Falls) 17-10 won by forfeit over Brady Kasprick (Thief River Falls) 16-11 (For.); 3rd Place Match – Cody Wienen (Thief River Falls) 17-10 won by decision over Hunter Hitchen (Fertile-Beltrami) 11-9 (Dec 10-5). 
113: Brady Kasprick (16-11) placed 6th. Quarterfinal – Brady Kasprick (Thief River Falls) 16-11 won in tie breaker – 1 over Bryce Golden (Bemidji) 15-19 (TB-1 5-1); Semifinal – Trevor Janssen (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 28-5 won by major decision over Brady Kasprick (Thief River Falls) 16-11 (MD 12-3); Cons. Semi – Cody Wienen (Thief River Falls) 17-10 won by forfeit over Brady Kasprick (Thief River Falls) 16-11 (For.); 5th Place Match – Quinn Kern (Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale-Parkers Prairie) 21-8 and Brady Kasprick (Thief River Falls) 16-11 (DFF). 
120: Brandon Zuniga (8-5) placed 4th and scored 11.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Brandon Zuniga (Thief River Falls) 8-5 received a bye; Quarterfinal – Brandon Zuniga (Thief River Falls) 8-5 won by decision over Cameron Weiland (Crookston) 16-10 (Dec 7-3); Semifinal – Marc Hendricks (Ottertail Central Bulldogs) 22-6 won by major decision over Brandon Zuniga (Thief River Falls) 8-5 (MD 14-3); 3rd Place Match – Bryce Bergeron (Badger-GB-MR) 19-10 won in sudden victory – 1 over Brandon Zuniga (Thief River Falls) 8-5 (SV-1 4-2).
126: Cade Lundeen (28-4) placed 1st and scored 24.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Cade Lundeen (Thief River Falls) 28-4 received a bye; Quarterfinal – Cade Lundeen (Thief River Falls) 28-4 won by fall over Brock Peterson (Bertha-Hewitt- Verndale -Parkers Prairie) 6-20 (Fall 0:18); Semifinal – Cade Lundeen (Thief River Falls) 28-4 won by decision over Race Knochenmus (Roseau) 12-9 (Dec 6-1); 1st Place Match – Cade Lundeen (Thief River Falls) 28-4 won in sudden victory – 1 over Dillon McGee (Walker-Hack-Akeley-Nevis) 17-4 (SV-1 6-4). 
126: Cody Sele (7-15) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Avery Augustson (Badger-GB-MR) 15-9 won by decision over Cody Sele (Thief River Falls) 7-15 (Dec 10-5); Cons. Round 1 – Cody Sele (Thief River Falls) 7-15 received a bye () (Bye); Cons. Round 2 – Joash Lord (Norwood-Young America) 17-6 won by fall over Cody Sele (Thief River Falls) 7-15 (Fall 4:49). 
132: Jake Davis (24-8) place is unknown and scored 0.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Jake Davis (Thief River Falls) 24-8 received a bye; Quarterfinal – Trenten Juelson (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 16-8 won by decision over Jake Davis (Thief River Falls) 24-8 (Dec 3-0); Cons. Round 2 – Brandon Pries (Badger-GB-MR) 15-14 won by injury default over Jake Davis (Thief River Falls) 24-8 (Inj. 0:00). 
138: Cole Johnson (15-8) placed 4th and scored 13.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Cole Johnson (Thief River Falls) 15-8 won by fall over Owen Gross (Roseau) 0-2 (Fall 2:31); Quarterfinal – Cole Johnson (Thief River Falls) 15-8 won by decision over Lucas Reiplinger (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 26-9 (Dec 8-4); Semifinal – Colton Weiland (Crookston) 24-6 won by decision over Cole Johnson (Thief River Falls) 15-8 (Dec 10-4); 3rd Place Match – Nate Golden (Bemidji) 3-1 won by decision over Cole Johnson (Thief River Falls) 15-8 (Dec 4-3). 
152: Kyle Miller (18-8) placed 5th and scored 9.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Kyle Miller (Thief River Falls) 18-8 received a bye; Quarterfinal – Chance Hinrichs (Bemidji) 24-11 won by major decision over Kyle Miller (Thief River Falls) 18-8 (MD 9-1); Cons. Round 2 – Kyle Miller (Thief River Falls) 18-8 won by fall over Eli Bessman (Park Rapids Area) 4-13 (Fall 1:46)
Cons. Semi – Kyle Miller (Thief River Falls) 18-8 won by decision over Andy Dostal (Badger-GB-MR) 20-10 (Dec 7-2); 5th Place Match – Kyle Miller (Thief River Falls) 18-8 won by decision over Ben Olson (Roseau) 20-7 (Dec 13-6).
160: Josh Bernier (31-4) placed 1st and scored 26.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Josh Bernier (Thief River Falls) 31-4 won by fall over Nicholas Mutchler (Bemidji) 7-15 (Fall 1:34); Quarterfinal – Josh Bernier (Thief River Falls) 31-4 won by decision over Matthew Ziebell (Pelican Rapids) 20-8 (Dec 10-4); Semifinal – Josh Bernier (Thief River Falls) 31-4 won by fall over Alex Erlandson (Ottertail Central Bulldogs) 16-12 (Fall 4:13); 1st Place Match – Josh Bernier (Thief River Falls) 31-4 won by decision over Isaiah Thompson (Detroit Lakes) 20-4 (Dec 7-2). 
170: Mason Iverson (10-15) place is unknown and scored 3.00 team points. Champ. Round 1 – Nic Geiger (Bemidji) 23-13 won by decision over Mason Iverson (Thief River Falls) 10-15 (Dec 14-9); Cons. Round 1 – Mason Iverson (Thief River Falls) 10-15 won by fall over Hunter Skallet (Nash-Kee- Greenway) 0-2 (Fall 0:26); Cons. Round 2 – Damian Hodgson (Crookston) 17-9 won by fall over Mason Iverson (Thief River Falls) 10-15 (Fall 1:49). 
220: Connor Swanson (19-11) placed 4th and scored 9.00 team points. Quarterfinal – Connor Swanson (Thief River Falls) 19-11 received a bye; Semifinal – Kyle Schmidt (Walker-Hack-Akeley-Nevis) 20-6 won by decision over Connor Swanson (Thief River Falls) 19-11 (Dec 5-3); Cons. Semi – Connor Swanson (Thief River Falls) 19-11 won by major decision over Sam Meeker (Norwood-Young America) 16-11 (MD 11-3); 3rd Place Match – Zach Hocking (Park Rapids Area) 16-7 won by decision over Connor Swanson (Thief River Falls) 19-11 (Dec 3-1). 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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