DETROIT LAKES – The Yellowjackets will be sending five wrestlers to the Excel Energy Center for the state tournament beginning on Thursday, March 2 and ending Saturday, March 4.
Isaac Adams (120), Chandler Mickelson (132), Braylon Rach (182), Hudson Hackel (195) and Rorey Lindquist (220) all punched their tickets to St. Paul with first or second-place finishes.
Mickelson defeated Sauk Centre-Melrose’s Jose De Los Santos by decision (11-9) in the first-place match. Rach grabbed a first-place finish with a major decision (14-4) victory over Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus’ Trey Tuchtenhagen.
Adams defeated Park Rapids’ Wrigley Clark in the second-place wrestleback by decision (7-4) for a state berth. Hackel secured a second-place finish with a win over Fergus Falls’ Sebastian Holding by decision (5-3). Lindquist followed suit with a fall (5:41) victory over Thief River Falls’ Carter Engebretson.
Tiegan Detloff (126), Carson Byer (138), and Johnny Ramos (145) had third-place finishes.