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Gabe Foltz (left) became the seventh Laker to win 100 matches.

LAKER WRESTLING Foltz gains his 100th win in TRF

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LAKER WRESTLING Foltz gains his 100th win in TRF
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A couple of milestones were reached by two Detroit Lakes wrestlers in the Thief River Falls Invite, where the Lakers finished sixth out of 16 teams Saturday.


Senior Gabe Foltz became just the seventh Laker in history to reach 100 victories, while freshman Parker Jackson was well on his way to the century mark after claiming his 75th win.

Both wrestlers won their respective weight classes, as Foltz rung up the 106-pound division with a 12-5 decision on Bemidji's Brian Maas and Jackson won the 138 slot with a 13-10 win on NYA's Austin Kidrowski.

Zach Baker also wrestled his way to the 132 finals, before falling to Jake Magnell of Red Lake County Central on a narrow 5-4 double overtime loss.

The Lakers had a total of six placers, as Nate Francis was fourth at 120, Austin Soyring fifth at 126 and Jarret Nosal fifth at 152.

Friday, DL dropped a dual in Perham 41-20, as DL won the first three matches, but dropped the next nine of 11.

Bronson Spies posted the major decision on Elliot Werner at 103, which was followed by a Foltz pin on Chase Curtis at 113.

Francis followed up with a 6-0 decision on Dylan Perrine, before the Yellowjackets started picking up their wins.

Jackson and Brandon Dahring won the 138 and 145 divisions, but Perham went 7-0 from there on out.

The Lakers will host the Mid-State Conference meet Friday, starting at 4 p.m., with Crosby-Ironton, Park Rapids, Staples-Motley, Pequot Lakes, Pine River-Backus and Wadena-Deer Creek all competing.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Thief River Falls Invite, Saturday, Jan. 21.

Team results (top 6 of 16 teams): Badger/Greenbush-Middle River 209, Thief River Falls 190.5, Walker/Hackensack-Akeley 130, Bemidji 128.5, Park Rapids 125, Detroit Lakers 118.

DL placers -- 106: Gabe Foltz (1st): Championship - Foltz dec. Brian Maas (Bem) 12-5...120: Nathan Francis (4th): Third place - Logan Crosby (Bem) maj dec Francis 9-1...126: Austin Soyring (5th): Fifth place - Soyring pin Jarek Ludwick (Ros) 5:47...132: Zach Baker (2nd) - Championship - Jake Magnell (RLCC) dec. Baker 5-4 (2 OT)...138: Parker Jackson (1st): Championship - Jackson dec. Austin Kidrowski (NYA) 13-10...152: Jarret Nosal (5th): Fifth place - Nosal dec. Luke Edlund (Crk) 12-10.

Detroit Lakes at Perham, Friday, Jan. 20.

Perham 41 Detroit Lakes 20

103 Bronson Spies (DL) Maj. Dec. Elliot Werner (P) 12-0

113 Gabe Foltz (DL) Fall Chase Curtis (P) 3:47

120 Nate Francis (DL) Dec. Dylan Perrine (P) 6-0

126 Brandon Lueders (P) Fall Austin Soyring (DL) 3:26

132 Josh Werner (P) Dec. Zach Baker (DL) 14-11

138 Parker Jackson (DL) Dec. Luke Sailer (P) 7-3

145 Brandon Dahring (DL) Maj. Dec. Brady Sazama (P) 13-3

152 Ty Haverland (P) Dec. Jeff Gailfus (DL) 4-1

160 Andrew Moberg (P) Fall Jarett Nosal (DL) 4:46

170 William Parks (P) Maj. Dec. Travis Kienitz (DL) 9-1

182 Garrett Biegler (P) Maj. Dec. Jason Griego (DL) 11-1

192 Gio Garcia (P) Dec. Cameron Fritz (DL) 8-6

220 Cody Nylander (P) Fall Kirby Siewart (DL) :28

285 Jesse Hein (P) Won by Forfeit.

Brian Wierima
Detroit Lakes Newspapers Sports Editor for the last 15 years. St. Cloud State University graduate, who hails from Deer Creek, MN.