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Wrestling: Undefeated Eagles rally for win over UNC

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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.

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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

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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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