Wrestling: Minnewaska wins Thief River Falls Invite

Lakers score 171 points to finish ahead of second-place Thief River Falls.

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The Minnewaska wrestling team won the Army National Guard Prowler Invite in Thief River Falls on Saturday as the Lakers scored 171 team points.

Thief River Falls was second at 158, and Crookston was third at 116.5.

The Lakers started their lineup off on a high note as they had the top-two finishers at 106 pounds. Torii Johnson (19-4) won the bracket, and Miles Wildman (18-8) was second.

It was part of a good day in the lower weights for Minnewaska. Chase Smith (22-2) won the 113-pound weight class as he won a 9-1 major decision in his final match. Nick Ankeny (21-5) won at 120 by finishing his day with a 9-3 win over Dawson McGee (25-4).

Jayce Kovarik (7-3) and Jayson Crow (1-1) finished first and second at 126 pounds. Easton McCrory (14-4) won the 132-pound bracket, and Jacob Blair (20-4) won at 145.


Minnewaska’s other top finishes came from Mason Schiffler (138, 19-7, third place), Myles Reichmann (8-13, 145, fifth place), Nathan Dell (11-11, 152, third place), Dalton Friedrichs (18-6, 170, third place), Chase Boelke (17-7, 182, second place), Nathan Rankin (17-7, 195, second place) and Brady Blair (10-10, 285, third place).

Eric Morken is a sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press Newspaper in Alexandria, Minnesota, a property of the Forum News Service. Morken covers a variety of stories throughout the Douglas County area, as well as statewide outdoor issues.
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