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Wrestling: Knights split at Barnesville Tri

The West Central Area-Ashby-Brandon-Evansville wrestling team split a couple of matches at the Barnesville Triangular on Thursday night.

The Knights dominated Barnesville in a 63-18 final but fell in a 39-22 match against Bertha-Hewitt-Verndale-Parkers Prairie.

Bertha-Hewitt-V-PP jumped out to a 15-0 lead through the first four weight classes before Reubens Swanson won a 4-3 decision at 132 pounds.

Other wins for the Knights came from Hunter Mickelsen (160, 10-0 MD), Colton Lindquist (182, 9-3), Wyatt Olson (195, fall, 1:57) and Devin Stone (220, fall, 4:30). Craig Orlando had a dominant match at heavyweight for B-H-V-PP, pinning Austin Mattson in just nine seconds.

The Knights had no problems with Barnesville as they racked up huge points throughout the match. Shad Swanson (5:31) got a pin and Ashton Danner won by forfeit to get things started in the first two weight classes.

Anthony Sykora added a pin in 42 seconds at 126 pounds, while Swanson won a 7-1 decision at 132. The rest of the wins earned the Knights six points each as Jordan Lohse (138, fall, 0:46), Kade Olson (145, fall, 1:37), Bryce Lien (152, fall, 0:55), Mickelsen (160, forfeit), Colton Lindquist (182, forfeit), Olson (195, forfeit) and Mattson (285, forfeit) helped their team run away with the win.

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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