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OTC tops NY Mills wrestlers

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Ottertail Central doubled up the New York Mills wrestlers in a conference dual Tuesday evening.

Taylor Thompson got a rare start at 103 pounds and was pinned at 1:36 by OTC's Dylan Schleske.

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Tommy Selander, ranked 8th in Class A and normally wrestling 103, moved up to 112, the typical home of Shane Novak, who was bumped to 119.

Selander won handily, a 6-0 decision over Dylan Schwartz.

Novak, however, met his match in Zack Johnson, who pulled out a close 8-6 decision.

"We had to move everyone up from 103 to 152 to fill our weights," Head Coach Eric Niemi said. "There were a few kids unable to wrestle. We could have stayed down and won matches we were favored in but decided to go up and look for a team win."

Ottertail Central was victorious in the next six matches, including four by way of fall and one by forfeit stretching the lead to an unreachable 42-3.

Seth Hofland, Noah Pesola and Tyler Patron each pinned their opponents in the next three matches. Pesola took Aaron Bentgson at 1:13.

The match went to the heavyweights, 42-24, Ottertail County. OTC's Charles Johnson pinned Max Carlson at 4:59.

January 11, 2011

At New York Mills

Park Region Conference Dual

Ottertail Central 48 New York Mills 24

103 Dylan Schleske (OTC) Fall Taylor Thompson (NYM) 1:36

112 Tommy Selander (NYM) Dec. Dylan Schwartz (OTC) 6-0

119 Zack Johnson (OTC) Dec. Shane Novak (NYM) 8-6

125 Greg Blum (OTC) Fall Andrew Perala (NYM) :34

130 Zach Matthys (OTC) Fall Tyler Ehnert (NYM) 4:46

135 Allen Peyerl (OTC) Fall Taylor Ericksrud (NYM) 4:54

140 Tyler Olson (OTC) Dec. Kyle Vorderbruggen (NYM) 7-2

145 Nolan Koch (OTC) Fall Andrew Minderman (NYM) :46

152 Brendan Hart (OTC) Won by Forfeit

160 Peter Stark (NYM) Dec. Anthony Hinson (OTC) 3-2

171 Seth Hofland (NYM) Fall Aaron Burton (OTC) 3:59

189 Noah Pesola (NYM) Fall Aaron Bentgson (OTC) 1:13

215 Tyler Patron (NYM) Fall Caleb Minten (OTC) 3:42

285 Charles Johnson (OTC) Fall Max Carlson (NYM) 4:59

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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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