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Heavyweight Max Carlson and the New York Mills Eagles advanced to Saturday's Section 6A semifinals in Wadena. Photo by Robert Williams/FOCUS

Section 6A Wrestling: New York Mills and Barnesville advance with easy wins


NEW YORK MILLS -- The No. 3-seeded Eagles wrestling team won 10 of 14 matches over Ottertail Central to advance to the semifinals of the Section 6A wrestling tournament with a 41-22 victory.


Nick Hendrickx, John Flynn, Shane Novak, Austin Haman, Tyler Ehnert, Taylor Ericksrud, Kacee Skoog, Noah Pesola, Tyler Patron and Max Carlson all won matches for the Eagles.

New York Mills will face the No. 2 seed, Border West, this Saturday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. in Wadena. Border West defeated West Central Area 51-17.

Border West and New York Mills met in Wheaton Jan. 15. The Eagles were defeated by the Buccaneers 45-31.

Top seed Barnesville advanced easily defeating Breckenridge 63-12. The Trojans will face Bertha-Hewitt. The Bears advanced defeating Pelican Rapids 43-27.

New York Mills 41, Ottertail Central 22

106 Nick Hendrickx (NYM) Fall James Holden (OTC)

113 Sam Naddy (OTC) Fall Taylor Thompson (NYM)

120 John Flynn (NYM) Fall Toby Simpson (NYM)

126 Shane Novak (NYM) Maj. Dec. Dylan Schwartz (OTC) 16-4

132 Austin Haman (NYM) Maj. Dec. Aaron Kugler (OTC) 9-0

138 Tyler Ehnert (NYM) Dec. Coy Thorson (OTC) 5-4

145 Taylor Ericksrud (NYM) Dec. Dylan Schleske (OTC) 8-3

152 Kacee Skoog (NYM) Dec. Austin Montgomery (OTC) 4-2

160 Davis Erlandson (OTC) Dec. Gunner Flynn (NYM) 8-5

170 Daniel Walhage (OTC) Dec. Sam Erckenbrock (NYM) 11-7

182 Noah Pesola (NYM) Fall Soshiro Tachibana (OTC)

195 Tyler Patron (NYM) Fall Gavin Brendefur (OTC)

220 Aaron Bengston (OTC) Maj. Dec. Cole Grabow (NYM) 15-4

285 Max Carlson (NYM) Fall Shane Woody (OTC)

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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