Eagle wrestlers sweep home duals

By John George The Eagles dual meet last Thursday at the NY Mills Sports Center started with a whimper, and ended with a bang. Through it all, Mills came out with a perfect 3-0 record. The Eagles began the night against the United ...

By John George

The Eagles dual meet last Thursday at the NY Mills Sports Center started with a whimper, and ended with a bang. Through it all, Mills came out with a perfect 3-0 record.

The Eagles began the night against the United North Central team of Menahga-Sebeka....kinda.

UNC was only able to put out five wrestlers out of the 14 weight classes. Mills won four of those five matches to go with nine forfeit wins in a 69-6 victory


The next match against Breckenridge was a little more interesting. The Eagles took an early 21-0 lead by winning the first four matches. The Cowboys then won five of the next six matches to pull withing to at 24-22, but in a sign of things to come later in the evening, Mills won the final four matches by fall, three in the first period, to win, 48-22.

The final match of the night didn't start so well for the home team as they took on Browerville/Eagle Valley. B/EV began the match with four-straight wins to open a 18-0 lead. Mike Kumpula finally got Mills on the board with a pin at 130 pounds. Jordan Novak and Jordan Vaughan followed with wins to cut the B/EV lead to 18-13.

The visitors responded by winning three more in a row, opening a 33-13 lead with four matches to go.

What came next is something Eagle fans will remember for a long time.

Mills' 171 pounder Brendan Frost began the Eagle rally with a win by fall in 55 seconds. Andy Hendrickx and Jarrod Norton followed with a pair of 1st period pins to close the gap to 33-31. Heavyweight Andrew Frost finished the comeback with the team's fourth first period pin in a row, giving the Eagles a dramatic 37-33 win.

Win at OTC

NY Mills traveled to Henning Tuesday night and came home with a 53-15 over Otter Tail Central. Seven Eagle wrestlers won by fall, including first period pins by Kumpula, Vaughan and Aaron Fischer. Brendan Frost had a 17-0 tech fall win at 171 pounds.

6A rival up ahead


The Eagles will have the rest of the week off as they prepare to host Section 6A rival Wadena-Deer Creek on Jan. 22. The Wolverines are the highest ranked team in Section 6A, coming in at No. 20 in the State. W-DC has a pair of ranked wrestlers, Trey VanOrsdel, No. 7 at 140 pounds, and Tony Wegscheid, who is No. 10 at 189 pounds.

Thursday, January 10

Mills Duals

NYM 37, Browerville/Eagle Valley 33

103--Brochert (BEV) def. Josh Bernu, fall 4:36

112--Shamp (BEV) def. Myron Bell, fall 3:57

119--Ston (BEV) def. Brian Schornack, 1-0

125--Spychalla (BEV) def. Mike Dittmann, 9-5


130--Mike Kumpula (NYM) def. Schettler, fall 1:19

135--Jordan Novak (NYM) def. Schumann, 9-1

140--Jordan Vaughan (NYM) def. Mueller, 9-2

145--Denny (BEV) def. Dylan Curtis, fall 1:13

152--Pudwill (BEV) def. Jake Johnson, 6-1

160--Bollin (BEV) def. Matt Ayers, fall :55

171--Brendan Frost (NYM) def. Becker, fall :55

189--Andy Hendrickx (NYM) def. Maschler, fall :59

215--Jarrod Norton (NYM) def. Perish, fall :38

HWT--Andrew Frost (NYM) def. Minor, fall 1:22

New York Mills 48, Breckenridge 22

103--Shane Novak (NYM) def. Whittney, 4-1

112--Bell (NYM) def. Stuerenberg, fall :26

119--Schornack (NYM), W-FF

125--Dittmann (NYM) def. Goodjohn, fall 4:39

130--Differding (B) def. Peter Stark, 7-4

135--Novak (NYM) def. Johnson, 6-2

140--Pierce (B) def. Vaughan, 13-1

145--Erlandson (B) def. Johnson, fall 3:30

152--Ammons (B) def. Ayers, 13-8

160--Erlandson (B) def. Ryan Lee, fall 1:22

171--B. Frost (NYM) def. Krause, :25

189--Hendrickx (NYM) def. Mattis, fall 1:42

215--Norton (NYM) def. Meyer, fall 4:45

HWT--Nathan Burg (NYM) def. Vosberg, fall :40

New York Mills 69, United North Central 6

103--Bernu (NYM) def. Malone, fall 2:28

112--Bell (NYM), W-FF

119--Schornack (NYM) def. Meech, fall 1:23

125--Dittmann (NYM), W-FF

130--Stark (NYM), W-FF

135--Novak (NYM), W-FF

140--Vaughan (NYM), W-FF

145--Johnson (NYM), W-FF

152--Double FF

160--Siewsen (UNC) def. Ayers, fall 3:54

171--B. Frost (NYM) def. Ahlf, 9-5

189--Hendrickx (NYM), W-FF

215--Norton (NYM) def. Nevala, fall 5:21

HWT--A. Frost (NYM), W-FF

Tuesday, January 15

New York Mills 53, Otter Tail Central 15

103--Bernu (NYM) def. Johnson, 9-4

112--Mattys (OTC) def. Jake Hessig, 11-7

119--Schornack (NYM) def. Olson, fall 4:53

125--Dittmann (NYM) def. Hart, 5-1

130--Kumpula (NYM) def. Hinson, fall 1:35

135--Novak (NYM) def. Meder, fall 2:59

140--Vaughan (NYM) def. Nilson, fall 1:32

145--Johnson (NYM) def. Nelson, 13-7

152--Fischer (NYM) def. Minten, fall :49

160--Stender (OTC) def. Lee, fall 1:12

171--B. Frost (NYM) def. Pieper, 17-0

189--Hendrickx (NYM) def. Macheledt, 6-2

215--Owings (OTC) def. Norton, fall :49

HWT--A. Frost (NYM), W-FF

Class A Poll Section

1. Jackson County Central 2

2. Canby 3

3. Kerkoven-Murdock-Sunberg 3

4. Atwater-Cosmos-Grove City 5

5. United South Central 2

6. Maple River 2

7. Frazee 8

8. Madelia/Truman 4

9. Kenyon-Wanamingo 1

10. Paynesville Area 5

11. Medford 1

12. Yellow Medicine East 3

20. Wadena-Deer Creek 6

21. Bertha-Hewitt/Verndale 6

NYM Ranked Individuals

135--Jordan Novak (#7)

171--Brendan Frost (#9)

HWT--Andrew Frost (#6)

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