DL Wrestling - Matmen continue dual success
The Detroit Lakes wrestling team had their first big invitational tournament this weekend and they passed it with positive results.
The Lakers finished in fourth place out of 16 teams after going 3-1 in the Grand Forks Seratoma Tournament Saturday.
With plenty of new wrestlers on the mat for the Lakers, seeing them in action against some strong competition was exactly what DL head coach Rob Ullyott wanted.
"I know we got better and no doubt, our balance is better," Ullyott said. "The middle of our lineup is our strength, but our upper weights had a good tournament."
The Lakers upended the No. 7 ranked North Dakota team in Valley City, 49-24, as DL won the first six of seven matches, with three being pins by Luke Payne (125 pounds), Nate Francis (132) and Jarret Nosal (152).
"Our goal is always to finish on the plus side of falls and the guys are getting more comfortable finishing off their opponents when they get them on their back," Ullyott said.
Bismarck, N.D., knocked DL out of the championship bracket with a 45-30 victory, which was keyed by five straight victories to end the match.
The Lakers proceeded to dominate the consolation bracket with a 57-14 win over Turtle Mountain, N.D., and a 48-18 triumph over Minot, N.D.
Payne, Francis, Parker Jackson (145) and Nosal each went undefeated in the tournament.
The Lakers also downed Mid-State Conference foes Crosby-Ironton 35-30 and Staples-Motley 42-19 Tuesday evening inside Ralph Anderson Gym.
Detroit Lakes at Grand Forks Seratoma Tournament, Friday, Dec. 7.
Lakers finish in 4th place out of 16 teams.
Lakers 49 Valley City 24
106 Tyler Bellefeuille Won 9-1 over Cole McGough
113 Marcus Jasken Won 8-0 over Logan Erlandson
120 Payton Jackson Lost to Jack Ashline
125 Luke Payne Won with a pin over Jonathon Langer
132 Nathan Francis Won with a pin over Everett Komrosky
138 Zach Baker Won 15-0 with a TF over Mark Miller
145 Parker Jackson Won 14-10 over Reed Beckman
152 Jarret Nosal Won with a pin against Even Caral
160 Brandon Dahring lost to Shane Undem
182 Jeff Gailfus Won 6-4 over Jordan Magnuson
195 Jason Griego Won with a pin over Jaiden Gatz
220 Cameron Fritz Won with a pin over Wyatt Bjornson
285 James Huwe Lost to Steven Horner
Bismarck 45, Lakers 30
106 Tyler Bellefeuille Lost 8-9 over Tyler Kress
113 Marcus Jasken Won with a forfeit
120 Payton Jackson Lost against Hunter Eckert
125 Luke Payne Won 14-12 over Chris Willits
132 Nate Francis won with a pin over Austin Wetsek
138 Zach Baker Won with a pin against Brandon Domagala
145 Parker Jackson Won with a pin over Matt Elder
152 Jarret Nosal Won 6-3 over Hunter Babeck
160 Brandon Dahring Lost against Hunter Bondeson
170 Jeff Gailfus Lost Against Landon Schmidt
195 Jason Griego Lost to Dillan Pierce
220 Cameron Fritz Lost to Tommy Moraveck
285 James Huwe Lost to Craig Henderson
Lakers 57 Turtle Mountain 14
106 Tyler Bellefeuille Won with a pin over dustin baker
113 Marcus Jasken Won with a pin over Mark Laducer
120 Payton Jackson Lost to TJ Lavallie
125 Luke Payne Won with a pin over Grant Laducer
132 Nate Francis Won by injury Forfeit
138 Zach Baker lost 4-5 to Eugene Fleetwood
145 Parker Jackson Won with a pin over Tanner Bickford
152 Jarret Nosal 160 Brandon Dahring Won with a pin
170 Jeff Gailfus Won with a pin
182 Ben Ortiz Lost
195 Jason Griego Lost
220 Cameron Fritz Lost
285 James Huwe Won with a pin.