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Wrestling: New York Mills wins Park Region championship

Shane Novak won his fifth Park Region Conference tournament title Saturday. Photo by Robert Williams/FOCUS

NEW YORK MILLS -- Shane Novak continues to pile up the accolades as the Eagles' senior won his fifth Park Region Conference title and the host Eagles won the team portion in the 10-team field.

New York Mills scored 3.5 more points than runners-up United North Central 197.5 to 194 to win the conference tournament. Osakis was a distant third with 139.5 points.

The Eagles had three champions: Novak, Kacee Skoog and Tyler Patron. Four Eagles finished runners-up. United North Central matched New York Mills with three individual titles.

Novak had no trouble winning the 120-pound title winning all three of his matches with ease, two by fall and the championship match by major decision over Miguel Abriz of LP-GE.

Kacee Skoog was New York Mills' second champion winning three straight decisions to take the 152-pound championship.

Tyler Patron needed only two victories to secure the 195-pound championship. He won by major decision in the semis and Tony Gadacz of Royalton/Upsala 3-2 in the final.

Tyler Ehnert finished in second place in the 132-pound bracket.

UNC's Jake Malone defeated Austin Haman in the finals of the 126-pound bracket.

Gunner Flynn was a runner-up at 160-pounds.

Dillon Card, of BHV, defeated Noah Pesola in the 182-pound final.

Max Carlson needed two overtimes for a third place finish at heavyweight.

Park Region Conference Tournament

1. New York Mills 197.5

2. United North Central 194.0

3. Osakis 139.5

4. Royalton/Upsala 136.0

5. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 109.0

6. Ottertail Central 94.0

7. Browerville 78.0

8. West Central Area/Ashby/Evansville 68.0

9. Prairie Valley 63.0

10. Long Prairie-Grey Eagle 58.0

Park Region Conference Coach of the 2012-2013: Kris Koll Menagha-Sebeka Warriors

Park Region Wrestler of the 2012-2013 Season: Shane Novak New York Mills 120 Pounds

Park Region Conference Tourney Fall Award: Mitch Lange Royalton/Upsala 12th Grade (3 Falls 1:58)

Spirit Award: Menagha-Sebeka Warriors Cheerleaders

Special Note: Special Congratulations to Shane Novak on winning his 5th Park Region Conference Championship

Winning his third Park Region Conference Championship was Mitch Lange 11th Grade Royalton/Upsala 160 Pounds

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at 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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