Border West eliminates NY Mills in 6A wrestling tournament
GRACEVILLE — No. 4-seeded Border West eliminated No. 5 New York Mills 47-22 in the quarterfinals of the Section 6A wrestling team tournament Tuesday.
Border West built a 23-0 lead on two opening forfeits, a pin by Jason Martinez of Dylan Fischer at 120 (4:21) and a technical fall victory by No. 1A Cameron Sykora over Austin Haman (5:17).
New York Mills forfeited four matches giving up more points than they scored in the match.
Tyler Patron had the quickest pin of the night sticking Border West’s Chris Kleindl at 18 seconds in the 220-pound match. Patron is ranked No. 2 at 195 in Class A.
The Eagles also got wins from Tyler Ehnert at 132, Taylor Ericksrud at 145, Gunner Flynn at 160, Bryan Pyle at 170 and Sam Erckenbrack at 195.
In the tournament’s preliminary matches: Prairie Valley eliminated Wadena-Deer Creek 49-25; Pelican Rapids defeated Breckenridge 69-6.
Top-seeded Barnesville eliminated Prairie Valley 53-23 and will face Border West in the semifinals Saturday in Pelican Rapids.
Pelican Rapids was knocked out of the tournament by No. 2 seeded Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 69-7, who will face No. 3 seeded West Central Area in the other semifinal. The Knights defeated Staples-Motley 51-16 to advance.
The 6A individual tournament will be held Feb. 21-22 at Wadena.
Border West 47 New York Mills 22
106 Kadon Spindler (BW) Won by Forfeit - BW 6, NYM 0
113 Dylan Menge (BW) Won by Forfeit - BW 12, NYM 0
120 Jason Martinez (BW) Fall Dylan Fischer (NYM) 4:21 - BW 18, NYM 0
126 No. 1A Cameron Sykora (BW) Tech. Fall Austin Haman (NYM) 5:17 - BW 23, NYM 0
132 Tyler Ehnert (NYM) Dec. Mason Pullis (BW) 4-2 - BW 23, NYM 3
138 No. 10A (126) Tracer Lee (BW) Fall Jon Flynn (NYM) 1:26 - BW 29, NYM 3
145 Taylor Ericksrud (NYM) Dec. Eric Schwagel (BW) 5-3 - BW 29, NYM 6
152 Dylan Pullis (BW) Won by Forfeit - BW 35, NYM 6
160 Gunner Flynn (NYM) Maj. Dec. Carter Behrens (BW) 8-0 - BW 35, NYM 10
170 Brian Pyle (NYM) Dec. Cormick Combellick (BW) 7-0 - BW 35, NYM 13
182 No. 2A (170) Austin Maanum (BW) Won by Forfeit - BW 41, NYM 13
195 Sam Erckenbrack (NYM) Dec. Zac Adelman (BW) 4-2 - BW 41, NYM 16
220 No. 2A (195) Tyler Patron (NYM) Fall Chris Kleindl (BW) :18 - BW 41, NYM 22
285 Braden Krump (BW) Fall Cole Grabow (NYM) 4:46 - BW 47, NYM 22