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Peter Stark tries for a crossface against his Wadena-Deer Creek opponent. Photo by Brittin Roberts/FOCUS.

Eagle wrestlers second at PRC meet

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Sophomore Shane Novak, of New York Mills, 112 pounds, was named the Outstanding Wrestler of the Park Region Conference tournament and also won the pinning award with three pins in four minutes 53 seconds.

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The Eagles finished second behind Ottertail Central for the conference title.

Ottertail Central won the tournament for the first time ever for either the dual or team tournament.

The Eagles finished second to Browerville-Eagle Valley last season.

Three Eagles took home conference titles.

Novak took the title at 112 pounds pinning Adam Sutlief, of Browerville-Eagle Valley, at 57 seconds in the finals. This was his third championship title. He had won at 103 pound the two prior years.

Tommy Selander won at 103 pounds. He took a 4-2 decision over Tristan Rubner, of Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus, Selander was had a runner-up finish at last year's tournament.

Tyler Patron was victorious in the 189-pound class. He faced OTC's Taylor Carlson in the finals and came away with a 9-4 decision.

Two Eagles finished runners-up in their respective weight classes.

Peter Stark made the finals at 145 pounds, where he lost a close 5-4 decision to OTC's Tyler Olson.

Noah Pesola dropped a 1-5 decision to Kevin Hahn of Parkers Prairie.

Seth Hofland, 152, and Max Carlson, 215, took home third place finishes; Hofland via decision, 5-2, over Tom Averill of Royalton and Carlson won by fall at 3:31, pinning OC's Aaron Bengston.

Scott Hart, of Ottertail Central, was named coach of the year.

Park Region Conference

Team Scores: 1. Ottertail Central 190.5, 2. New York Mills 174, 3. Osakis 165, 4. Royalton 151.5, 5. United North Central 118, Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 110.5, Browerville/Eagle Valley 82, Parkers Prairie 32.5, Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 22.

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Robert Williams
Robert has been the Sports Editor for the Focus since 2010 covering multiple state and national championship teams and is a mainstay at state tournaments each season covering the successful, athletic programs of Perham and New York Mills High Schools.
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