DL Wrestling - Pequot Lakes spoils DL's Mid-State quest
Bonus points by pin were the Detroit Lakes wrestling team's undoing in their big dual matchup against Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Tuesday.
The winner would take the Mid-State Conference title, along with the second seed in the upcoming Section 8-2A team tournament, as the two squads split with four pins each.
But the bonus points tilted to PL/PR-B, which won 36-29.
"We gave up too many pins," said DL head coach Rob Ullyott. "We need to do a better job not giving up bonus points. I thought we were right there and the kids feel they gave this one away."
The Lakers did defeat Wadena-Deer Creek 69-11, as the Wolverines hosted the triangular.
Detroit Lakes dropped the first three matches against PL/PR-B by two decisions and a pin, but started making their way back by taking the next three of four matches by fall.
Logan Twigg (126 pounds), Zach Baker (138) and Parker Jackson (145) each won by pins to help DL climb back into the match leading 18-15.
But Pequot Lakes took a decision at 152, then gained two more pins in the latter matches to build up a 30-21 margin heading into the 195 match.
DL's Jason Griego posted a fall over Cadel Roeder to pull to within 30-27, but the Lakers split the final two matches.
"All year the guys have been getting better and better and learned how to grind out matches," Ullyott said. "They just didn't wrestle as well (Tuesday). It was a good lesson learned."
The seedings are pretty much sealed up, as Perham should carry the top spot, followed by PL/PR-B, Detroit Lakes and Thief River Falls.
"We will be right in the mix," the DL coach said.
The Lakers also finished second in the Blaine Tournament over the weekend by beating Elk River 33-30 and Milaca 41-27, before falling to Rosemount 39-33 in the title match.
The Lakers will host Class 1A powerhouse Frazee Friday, starting at 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Lakes at Wadena-Deer Creek triangular, Tuesday, Feb. 5.
Lakers 69, Wadena-Deer Creek 11
106: Tyler Bellefeuille won by forfeit.
113 Payton Jackson Won with a pin over Lee Spencer
120 Marcus Jasken Lost by a pin to Tristin Godel
126 Logan Twigg Lost 0-15 tech fall to Sam Waln
132 Bryant Swiers Won by forfeit
138 Zach Baker Won by a pin against Josh Lawson
145 Parker Jackson Won by pin against Austin Koljonen
152 Jarett Nosal Won by forfeit
160 Brandon Dahring Won by forfeit
170 Jeff Gailfus Won by forfeit
182 Ben Ortiz Won by a pin over Isaac Malone
195 Cameron Fritz Won 9-5 over Caleb Monson
220 Mike Renteria Won by a pin over Brandon Monson
285 James Huwe Won by a pin over Tristian Baker.
Pequot Lakes/PR-B 36, Lakers 29
106 Tyler Bellefeuille Lost 1-8 to Anthony Phillipson
113 Payton Jackson Lost 4-6 to Spencer Richards
120 Marcus Jasken Lost by a pin to Lucas McCoy
126 Logan Twigg Won by a pin over Gravdahl
132 Bryant Swiers Lost by a pin to Nick Gravdahl
138 Zach Baker Won by a pin against Jace Loge
145 Parker Jackson Won by pin against Joe Harrison
152 Jarett Nosal Lost 3-8 to Drey Loge
160 Brandon Dahring Lost by a pin to Ozzie Miller
170 Jeff Gailfus Won 5-4 against Kyle Jordan
182 Ben Ortiz Lost by a pin to Justin Makenthun
195 Jason Griego Won by a pin against Cadel Roeder 220 Cameron Fritz Lost 0-5 to Jarred Adkins
285 James Huwe Won 5-0 against Kurt Kent.