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Wrestling: Undefeated Eagles rally for win over UNC

SEBEKA -- The New York Mills Eagles wrestling team needed wins by fall in the final two matches to pull out a 34-32 comeback victory over United North Central and remain undefeated (5-0) in duals this season.

Down 10 points with two matches to go, Cole Grabow pinned Tanner Bacon at 1:27 in the 220-pound match to set up a battle for the match between heavyweights Max Carlson and Landon Oshie with the score 32-28.

Carlson, ranked No. 7 at 285 in Class A needed nearly all six minutes of the final match to pin Oshie.

Carlson, a senior, stuck the sophomore Oshie to the mat at 5:34 sealing a 34-32 victory.

A discrepancy in the scoring regarding a point possibly being taken away from UNC has not been clarified at time of printing. Given match results, the final score computes to 34-33, instead of the reported score of 34-32.

The Eagles got two other pins in the match from John Flynn at 113-pounds and Gunner Flynn at 160 in nearly the exact same amount of time.

John Flynn pinned Liam Cochran at 3:23.

Gunner Flynn pinned Wyatt Puttonen at 3:20.

The feature match of the evening was between two ranked wrestlers at 126.

No. 1-A at 120, Shane Novak dropped a 2-1 decision wrestling up at 126 and facing the Warriors' No. 5-A 126-pounder Jake Malone.

No. 10-A 195-pounder for the Eagles Tyler Patron lost a tight match in overtime 3-1 to Taylor Carlson, ranked No.4 at 220. Carlson wrestled down at 195.

Austin Haman, of New York Mills, scored a major decision victory over Austin Bacon at 120 pounds 18-5.

Match Summary:

106 Toby Hintzman UNC fall Nick Hendrickx 2:49

113 John Flynn NYM fall Liam Cochran 3:23

120 Austin Haman NYM maj dec Austin Bacon 18-5

126 Jake Malone UNC dec Shane Novak 2-1

132 Tyler Ehnert NYM dec Logan Walz 13-8

138 Max Pajari UNC fall Andrew Perala :29

145 Sam Tellers UNC fall Taylor Ericksrud 3:15

152 Mike Johnson UNC dec Kacee Skoog 11-9

160 Gunner Flynn NYM fall Wyatt Puttonen 3:20

170 Dylan Huttunen UNC fall Brian Pyle 4:31

182 Noah Pesola NYM dec Tristan Palmer 3-0

195 Taylor Carlson UNC dec Tyler Patron 3-1 OT

220 Cole Grabow NYM fall Tanner Bacon 1:27

Hwt Max Carlson NYM fall Landon Oshie 5:34

Final: New York Mills 34 United North Central 32

Robert Williams

Robert is the Sports Editor of the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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