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Wrestling: Panthers nip Eagles in NY Mills


A depleted Eagles wrestling squad could not get past Park Rapids in a close 42-36 defeat at home.

Park Rapids jumped out to a 9-0 lead and held it until Taylor Ericksrud, 138 pounds, and Maison Roberts, 145 pounds, reeled off a pair of pins to give New York Mills their first advantages at 18-15 and 24-15.


The two teams battled back and forth with Park Rapids maintaining the lead to the heavyweights where the match concluded, in anticlimactic fashion, with a heavyweight forfeit giving the match to Park Rapids.

Park Rapids at New York Mills, Tuesday, Dec. 13, at New York Mills.

Park Rapids Area 42 New York Mills 36

106 Nolan Booge (PR) Won by Forfeit.

113 Jared Sunram (PR) Dec. Taylor Thompson (NYM) 3-2.

120 Shane Novak (NYM) Fall Logan Johnson (PR) :50.

126 Ben Baumgartner (PR) Fall Tyler Ehnert (PR) 4:30.

132 Andrew Perala (NYM) Fall Laine Jenson (PR) :28.

138 Taylor Eriksrud (NYM) Fall Noah Sculz (PF) 5:38.

145 Maison Roberts (NYM) Fall Brock Fritze (PR) 1:01.

152 Zachery Steffen (PR) Fall Gunner Flynn (NYM) 3:37.

160 Garrick Scudder (PR) Maj. Dec. Brian Pyle (NYM) 19-7.

170 Forrest Drury (PR) Fall Michael Meyer (NYM) 5:08.

182 John Kyllonen (PR) Fall Cole Grabow (NYM) 2:20.

195 Tyler Patron (NYM) Fall Kyle Ritter (PR) 1:04.

220 Max Carlson (NYM) Fall Rylee Smith (PR) :36

285 Trai Schmidt (PR) Won by Forfeit.

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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