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New York Mills' heavyweight Landyn Saewert was pinned by Alex yaeger of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River during Thursday's class 1A individual quarterfinals at the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament in St. Paul.
Photo by TED FISKEVOLD New York Mills' heavyweight Landyn Saewert was pinned by Alex yaeger of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River during Thursday's class 1A individual quarterfinals at the MSHSL State Wrestling Tournament in St. Paul.

Novak wrestles to a fourth-place finish

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Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

BY TED FISKEVOLD

EOT Illustrated

New York Mills' senior Jordan Novak wrestled his way to a fourth-place finish during the Class 1A state individual meet inside the Xcel Energy Center Wednesday-Saturday, March 3-6.

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Novak made his way to the 135-pound semifinals, where he dropped a 12-7 decision to Crookston's Mariano Portillo.

But that wouldn't deter Novak, who rebounded nicely in the wrestlebacks with a 3-1 overtime win over St. James' Ethan Hildebrandt for a chance at bronze.

But Clint Poster of Pierz ended Novak's bronze chances with an 11-2 victory.

Novak downed senior Taylor Menke of Jackson County Central 9-1 in the first round, while knocking off Lake City's Rusty Grisim 7-1 in the quarterfinals.

Shane Novak, a 103-pound ninth grade wrestler from New York Mills, lost his first round match.

Sophomore Isaac Novacek from Badger/Greenbush-Middle River beat Novak 6-4.

Novak was defeated 7-4 in a second match with Kurt Timmons of Kerhoven-Murdock-Sunberg, with Novacek eventually becoming the 103-pound Class 1 A State Champion.

Mills' 125-pound wrestler, sophomore Maison Roberts was defeated 8-0 by Medford sophomore Brad Maas in round one, as Maas lost in round two to end Roberts' tournament.

NYM's 215-pound senior Jarrod Norton lost his first match by technical fall 16-0 to Brandon Manderschied of Minnewaska Area.

In his second match, Norton was defeated 13-1 by Alex Dreyer from United South Central.

Eagles' heavyweight Landyn Saewert pinned Travis Longhenry of Canby in his first match, but was pinned by Alex Yeager of Badger/Greenbush-Middle River in his second round match, and lost 3-2 to Ray Johnson of Mankato in his third match.

Eagles results

Minnesota State High School League Class 1A state meet at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Wednesday-Saturday, March 3-6.

New York Mills results -- 

Shane Novak (103): Isaac Novacek (Badger/G-MR) dec. Novak 6-4...Wrestlebacks: Kurt Timmons (KMS) dec. 7-4.

Maison Roberts (125): Brad Maas (Medford) maj dec Roberts 8-0.

Jordan Novak (135): Novak maj dec. Taylor Menke (JCC) 9-1...Novak dec. Rusty Grisim (Lake City) 7-1...Semifinals: Mariano Portillo (Crookston) dec. Novak 12-7...Wrestlebacks: Novak dec. Ethan Hilderbrandt (St. James) 3-1 (OT)...Third place: Clint Poster (Pierz) dec. Novak 11-2.

Jarrod Norton (215): Brandon Manderschied (Minnewaska) tech fall Norton 3:29, 16-0...Wrestlebacks: Stu Raasch (Zumbrota-Mazeppa) dec. Norton 7-5 (OT).

Landyn Saewert (HWT): Saewert pin Travis Longhenry (Canby) 1:54...Alex Yaeger (Badger/G-MR) pin Saewert 2:47...Wrestlebacks: Ray Johnson (St. Clair/Mankato Loyola) dec. Saewert 3-2 (4 OT).

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