Wretling roundup: Knights roll over United North Central, Silverstreaks and Raiders go 1-1 Tuesday

It was a successful night for local wrestling teams as the Knights earned a 21 point victory over a top-eight opponent, while the Silverstreaks and Raiders went 1-1 in their respective triangulars.

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The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team kept its undefeated season alive with a 42-21 victory over fellow Class A foe, the eighth ranked United North Central Warriors Tuesday.

The Knights won 10 matches, five of which were pins.

The Knights earned four first-period pins on the night, starting with 7th-grader Owen Gruchow (106) who pinned UNC’s Conrad Koll (0:49). Sophomore Carter Lohse (113) followed Gruchow’s first period victory with one of his own, by pinning UNC’s Zach Davidson (1:09).

Freshman Hunter Gruchow (ranked No. 10 at 132 in Class A by The Guillotine) earned the Knights quickest pin of the night, in 29 seconds over UNC’s Spencer Erickson.

Junior Anthony Sykora (ranked No. 3 in Class A at 170 in Class A) earned the final first period pin for the Knights by pinning UNC’s Mason Plautz (1:44).


Sophomore Adam Lohse (120) shut out his opponent, UNC’s Zach Hendrickson, 6-0.

The Knights earned victories in the six matches and had a 27-3 lead to start the night. The Warriors won three straight matches, 145, 152 and 160.

Sykora, junior Beau Robinson (182), sophomore Will Rustan (195) and Colton Lindquist (ranked No. 2 at 220 in Class) gave the Knights wins in the last four out of five with the lone loss coming at heavyweight.

The Knights return to the mat for a triangular on Thursday against Detroit Lakes and Crookston. Wrestling in Crookston begins at 5 p.m.

Osakis tops Ottertail Central, but fall short against LPGE-Browerville

Osakis earned its third win of the season by topping the Ottertail Central Bulldogs in a triangular at home.

The Silverstreaks picked up four pins on the night in a nine-point victory.

The biggest pin of the dual came at 170, as freshman Kaleb Helberg sealed the dual for the Silverstreaks. He pinned Ottertail Central’s Anibal Franco at the tail end of the first period (1:59).

The final four bouts of the night were won by forfeit (two wins by each team).


Freshman Reggie George (ranked No. 6 at 106 in Class A) earned the first pin of the dual for Osakis as he pinned Ottertail Central’s Mason Christianson (5:59).

Sophomore Jacob Taplin (ranked No. 4 at 120 in Class A) had the quickest pin of the dual as he took care of business against Bulldog Julian Umlauf in a little over a minute (1:06).

Sophomore Gaven Cimbura (145) earned the Silverstreaks third pin of the dual. He pinned Bulldog Tommy Ehlert (4:17).

The Siilverstreaks didn’t have the same success against Class A’s fifth-ranked Long Prairie-Grey Eagle-Browerville. George, Taplin, Cimbura, and Helberg each picked up victories against the Wolves, making them each 2-0 on the night.

Junior Kale Drevlow (152) picked up a 12-1 major decision over LPGE-Browerville’s Tucker Zigan. Seventh-grader Conner Koep picked up his first victory over an opponent this season with a first-period pin over LPGE-Browerville’s Corbin Nelson (1:40).

Osakis wrestles on the road at United North Central in a triangular along with Staples Motley on Thursday. Wrestling begins at 5 p.m.

Raiders top Pelican Rapids, fall just shy against Staples Motley

The Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale-Parkers Prairie Raiders split a triangular Tuesday, with a 24-point win over Pelican Rapids and a seven-point loss to Staples Motley.

Four of the 14 weight classes in the dual against Staples Motley were forfeits, with Staples Motley taking three of them (170, 182 and 220).


The Raiders earned two of the three pins in the dual, with junior Deagan Captain (138) and Reese Thompson (No. 9 at 145 in Class A). Junior Bennet Arceneau (No. 9 in Class A at 120, sophomore David Revering (No. 9 at 126 in Class A) and Braden Shamp (195) all picked up wins by major decision against Staples Motley.

Eight of the 14 weights in the BHVPP-Pelican Rapids dual were forfeits. BHVPP won four weights via forfeit, two weights were double forfeits and Pelican Rapids won two forfeits.

In the six matches wrestled, the Raiders won four. Captain earned a 6-4 decision over Oakley Carlson, while Thompson earned a 11-2 major decision over Carter Johnson. Raider Seventh--grader Justin Olson (106) pinned Danny Salazar (3:06) to start the dual, while Arceneau pinned Jed Carlson (4:47).

The Raiders host LPGE-Browerville and New York Mills on Thursday. Wrestling starts at 5 p.m.

Sam Stuve covers a variety of sports in the Douglas County area. He also is assigned to do some news stories as well.
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