OTC tops NY Mills wrestlers
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.
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