NYM Wrestling: Quadrangle meet features quality teams
It was an entertaining night of wrestling at the Mills Sports Center on Friday night. The Eagles, themselves on the edge of the Class A rankings, hosted three teams hungry to pick up early season wins at a quadrangle meet.
Mills opened the quad against No. 10-A Badger/Greenbush-Middle River. The Eagles put up a good fight through the first half of the match, but lost the final seven matches in a 54-18 loss.
The match opened with Mills' No. 1 ranked Shane Novak taking on No. 2 Isaac Novacek of B/G-MR. Novak put up a good fight, but Novacek held on to a 3-2 win.
A pin by Tommy Selander, followed by a forfeit gave Mills a 12-3 lead. B/G-MR won the next three, but Jordan Novak, ranked No. 3 at 140, picked up a pin to make the score 21-18.
Mills' Jarrod Norton and No. 6-A Cole Christianson had the match of the night at 215 pounds. Norton fought off his back early in the first, then nearly picked up a pin of his own at the end of the first period. He fell behind 10-7 after two periods and fought back in the third before falling short, 13-12.
The night wouldn't get any easier in the eagles next match against D-G-F. The Rebels are ranked just ahead of NY Mills in The Guillotine's "Lean and Mean" in Class A.
A back and forth match found Mills needing a pair of pins to earn a tie-break victory. They would get just what they needed as Norton and heavyweight Landyn Saewert, ranked No. 5 to open the season, pinned their opponents.
With the final scored tied, 37-37, the Eagles were awarded the win by tie-break criteria.
Selander had a key win early against D-G-F, beating No. 8-A Chad Johnson at 112 pounds, 4-0.
In the night's final match, Mills took on Staples-Motley. The Cardinals moved up a class this year and open the season in the Class AA "Lean and Mean".
After building a big lead with the lower weights, NY Mills couldn't hang on as they lost to the Cards, 42-28.
The Eagles won five of the first seven weights and led 25-12. But S-M won the next six in a row before Saewert ended the match with a 6-3 win at heavyweight.
Mills will remain at home for their next match, a dual against Park Rapids on Dec. 15 starting at 7:15 p.m.
Thursday, February 7
New York Mills Quadrangle
#10-A Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 54, New York Mills 18
103--#2A Novacek (BGMR) def. Shane Novak, 3-2
112--Tommy Selander (NYM) def. Waage, fall 3:23
119--Josh Bernu (NYM) W, FF
125--#4A Booe (BGMR) def. Maison Roberts, fall 5:17
130--Price (BGMR) def. Michael Meyer, fall 2:13
135--Jenson (BGMR) def. Andrew Mindermann, fall :48
140--Jordan Novak (NYM) def. Gullikson, fall 5:30
145--Sovde (BGMR) def. Peter Stark, 2-1
152--Ingle (BGMR) def. Seth Hofland, 7-6
160--Wojchowski (BGMR) def. Noah Pesola, fall 2:47
171--Ingle (BGMR) def. Tyler Patron, fall 2:52
189--Evans (BGMR) W, FF
215--#6A Christianson (BGMR) def. Jarrod Norton, 13-12
HWT--Yeager (BGMR) def. Landyn Saewert, fall 1:52
New York Mills 38, D-G-F 37 (criteria)
103--S. Novak (NYM) def. McDowell, fall 1:41
112--Selander (NYM) def. #8A C. Johnson, 4-0
119--A. Johnson (DGF) def. Bernu, fall 2:56
125--Zavala (DGF) def. Roberts, 5-4
130--Meyer (NYM) def. Hennen, 14-3
135--Sogge (DGF) def. Mindermann, fall 3:01
140--J. Novak (NYM) def. Garcia, fall 2:47
145--Askelson (DGF) def. Stark, fall 1:45
152--Hofland (NYM) def. Hawk, fall 1:40
160--Mercil (DGF) def. Pesola, 15-6
171--Noyes (DGF) def. Carlson, fall 1:16
189--Rosenfeldt (DGF) def. Patron, fall 4:55
215--Norton (NYM) def. Hanson, fall 1:24
HWT--Saewert (NYM) def. Remund, fall 3:39
Staples-Motley 42, New York Mills 28
103--Novak (NYM) def Miller, 9-2
112--Selander (NYM) def. Heldman, fall 3:06
119--Bernu (NYM) def. Pogreba, fall 1:13
125--Roberts (NYM) def. Killian, fall 3:29
130--Duberowski (SM) def. Meyer, fall 2:39
135--Kylander (SM) def. Mindermann, fall 2:30
140--Novak (NYM) def. Flickinger, 17-4
145--#10AA T. Bendson (SM) def. Stark, fall 1:11
152--#1 J. Bendson (SM) W, FF
160--Trout (SM) def. Hofland, 8-1
171--Shequen (SM) def. Pesola, fall 4:53
189--Petrich (SM) def. Patron, fall 1:54
215--Detloff (SM) def. Norton, 11-4
Hwt--Saewert (NYM) def. DeYonge, 6-3
B/G-MR 38, Staples-Motley 26
B/G-MR 51, D-G-F 17
Staples-Motley 50, D-G-F 19