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State Class A wrestling: Osakis' Coyer is third

Osakis' Brendon Coyer battled Jared Clawiter of Kenyon-Wanamingo in the second round of the 106-pound weight class at the State Class A individual wrestling tournament last weekend. Coyer lost this match, but came back through wrestlebacks to finish third. Michael Vosburg, Forum Photo Editor

Freshman Brendon Coyer bounced back from a quarterfinal loss at 106 pounds to work his way through the wrestlebacks for third during the State Class A individual tournament Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center.

Coyer, who finished the year with a 39-4 record, was ranked No. 2 in the final state polls behind eventual champion Austin Anderly of LeSueur-Henderson.

The Silverstreak freshman opened tournament action with a fall, pinning Aitkin freshman Tyler Bare in 3:48. He then lost 9-5 to Jared Clawiter of Kenyon-Wanamingo, who finished sixth in the finals.

Wrestleback action saw Coyer defeating No. 10 ranked Brady Zitzman of BOLD 4-1, Andrew Nissen of Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena/Indus 10-2 and No. 3 ranked Brock Buysse of Minneota 5-0 to reach the third place match.

In the medal match, Coyer faced Wyatt Stevens of Windom/Mountain Lake, edging the No. 6 ranked sophomore 7-6.

Sophomore Trenton Coyer dropped his opening match at 113 pounds 5-3, moving him into the wrestlebacks where he fell to No. 10 ranked sophomore Byron Byer of Frazee 15-8.

Trenton finished the season with a 32-5 record. He was ranked No. 9 in the final state polls.

Senior Garret Scherr opened against Nick Meixell of Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, pinning the sophomore in 5:00.

He then faced eventual runner-up Chase Norton of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, who edged out Scherr 7-6, putting the Osakis senior in the wrestlebacks.

Scherr then came up against senior Logan Sonnek of United South Central, winning 7-4, before falling to No. 10 ranked senior Kyle Johnson of Barnesville 9-1.

Scherr finished with a 30-8 season record and was ranked No. 5 in the final state polls at his weight.


BRENDON COYER, 106 POUNDS, 3RD - pinned Tyler Bare, Aitkin, 3:48; fell to Jared Clawiter, Kenyon-Wanamingo, 9-5; WRESTLEBACKS - decisioned Brady Zitzman, BOLD, 4-1; major decisioned Andrew Nissen, Blackduck/Cass Lake-Bena/Indus 10-2; decisioned Brock Buysse, Minneota 5-0. THIRD PLACE - decisioned Wyatt Stevens, Windom/Mountain Lake, 7-6.

TRENTON COYER, 113 POUNDS, NP - fell to Joe Fischenich, Windom/Mountain Lake, 5-3; WRESTLEBACKS - fell to Byron Byer, Frazee, 15-8.

GARRET SCHERR, 220 POUNDS, NP - pinned Nick Meixell, Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial Area, 5:00; fell to Chase Norton, Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg, 7-6; WRESTLEBACKS - decisioned Logan Sonnek, United North Central, 7-4; fell to Kyle Johnson, Barnesville, 9-1.