The early portion of the season came in a busy way for the Detroit Lakes wrestling team, as the Lakers had five duals in a five-day period, including a 42-18 win over visiting Mahnomen/Waubun and taking sixth in the Grand Forks’ Tournament Friday and Saturday.
The home opener for DL went by fast, with a total of seven forfeits or double forfeits, but the Lakers who did wrestle, had a strong showing.
“I thought our lightweights wrestled well and started us off fast,” said DL head coach Rob Ullyott.
Eighth grader Braydon Ortloff and Tyler Bellefeuille were victors with a pin and 13-9 decision, respectively.
“Tyler had a nice match, against a wrestler he lost to before (in Mike Bisek),” Ullyott said. “We showed we are steadily getting better.
The Cougars’ Shawn Niesen pulled off a bit of a stunner, after trailing DL eighth grader Payton Jackson 7-3.
Niesen was able to pull off a nice reversal on Jackson, and then finished it off with a pin at the 1:23 mark in the third period.
“That’s a match Payton will have to learn from,” Ullyott said.
Laker junior Parker Jackson, who is ranked No. 4 at 152 in Class 2A, controlled his match from start to finish against Jonathan Hoffner, for the 15-3 win.
Senior Luke Egge-braaten had a strong match against Gene Snetsinger, winning by a technical fall 17-2 at 170.
“That was probably Luke’s best match of his career, he really looked good,” Ullyott said. “Luke just keeps on improving.”
M/W’s Jake Worms capped the match with a 4-0 win over senior Cole Hegg at 182, before three consecutive forfeits to end the dual.
The Lakers went 1-3 in the Grand Forks Tournament, by opening with a 39-27 win over Wahpeton, but falling to eventual champion West Fargo 56-15 in the second round.
New London-Spicer pulled off wins in the final three of four matches for a 35-32 victory, as DL lost to Perham in the fifth-place match by a narrow 35-34 defeat.
“Many of the teams there were wrestling in their 10th or 11th match and we were just basically starting,” Ullyott said. “But I thought the guys did a good job and they definitely saw things they need to work on.”
Parker Jackson went a perfect 4-0, including a 6-3 win over West Fargo’s Jesse Shearer, who is a top 10 wrestler in North Dakota.
“Parker controlled that match against Shearer and picked up a nice win,” Ullyott said. “He also beat (Wyatt Meyer) of Wahpeton, who is ranked, as well.
“I am seeing a lot of maturity in Parker’s matches.”
The Lakers’ match with Perham also was a bit of a lift, since the No. 8 ranked Yellowjackets will be one of the favorites in the Section 8-2A team tournament.
The Lakers took a 7-7 split with Perham, including three pins by Bellefeuille at 113, Jarett Nosal at 160 and James Huwe at heavyweight.
But matched with three falls of their, with one of the deciding factors being DL’s forfeit at 182.
“That shows the kids we are right there with Perham in the section,” Ullyott said.
The Lakers will take part in the competitive Big Bear Tournament, which will be held in Cass Lake Friday and Saturday.
Mahnomen/Waubun at Detroit Lakes, Tuesday, Dec. 17
Lakers 42, Cougars 18
106: Double forfeit.
113: Braydon Ortloff (DL) pin Adam Syverson.
120: Tyler Bellefeuille (DL) dec. Mike Bisek 13-9.
126: Shawn Niesen (MW) pin Payton Jackson.
132: Austin Baker (DL) won by forfeit.
138: Trey Greer (DL) won by forfeit.
145: Kody Lefebvre (MW) dec. Nathan Francis 8-2.
152: Parker Jackson (DL) maj dec Jonathan Hoffner 15-3.
160: Jordan Mackner (DL) won by forfeit.
170: Luke Eggebraaten (DL) tech fall Gene Snetsinger 17-2.
182: Jake Worms (MW) dec. Cole Hegg 4-0.
195: Kal Handyside (MW) won by forfeit.
220: Double forfeit.
HWT: Mike Renteria (DL) won by forfeit.
Detroit Lakes at Grand Forks Tournament, Friday-Saturday, Dec. 13-14
Lakers 39, Wahpeton 27
(Started at 170)
170: Kameron McNary (W) dec. Jarett Nosal 7-1.
182: Kyle Bjugstad (W) won by forfeit.
195: Spencer Edwardson (W) won by forfeit.
220: Kirby Siewert (DL) won by forfeit.
HWT: James Huwe (DL) pin Josh Deike 5:30.
106: Braydon Orloff (DL) pin Noah Wiek 5:30.
113: Gavin Lenoue (W) pin Tyler Bellefeuille 3:14.
120: Payton Jackson (DL) pin Brandon Thiel 4:00.
126: Jacob Berg (W) dec. Marcus Jackson 7-1.
132: Jacob Prchal (W) dec. Logan Twigg 9-7.
138: Luke Payne (DL) dec. Logan Meyer 5-2.
145: Nathan Francis (DL) pin Aaron Deike 3:28.
152: Parker Jackson (DL) dec. Wyatt Meyer 5-2.
160: Luke Eggebraaten (DL) dec. Carl Bjugstad 5-0.
West Fargo 56, Lakers 15
106 — Jared Franek, WF, over Braydon Ortloff, 0:54;
113 — Keegan Cronin, WF, over Tyler Bellefeuille, 18-2;
120 — Jacob Franek, WF, over Payton Jackson, 4:11;
126 — Reed Cronin, WF, over Marcus Jasken, 16-6;
132 — Logan Twigg, DL, over Dante Genova, 1:28;
138 — Jordan Shearer, WF, over Luke Payne, 15-0;
145 — Anjelo Shepherd, WF, over Nathan Francis, 2-1;
152 — Parker Jackson, DL, over Jesse Shearer, 6-3;
160 — Jarett Nosal, DL, over Conrad Kranz, 1:38;
170 — Weston Dobbler, WF, over Luke Eggebraaten, 2:27;
182 — Zach Lehmann, WF, over Tanner Schnathorst, 0:52;
195 — Tanner Kuznia, WF, by forfeit;
220 — Alby Rodriguez, WF, over Kirby Siewert, 6-5;
285 — Brandon Metz, WF, over James Huwe, 2:24.
New London-Spicer 35, Lakers 32
106: Ortloff pin Sam Stageberg 4:50.
113: Bellefeuille maj dec Jake Patock 11-0.
120: Jakob Stageberg (NLS) pin P. Jackson 1:28.
126: Tom Stageberg (NLS) maj dec Marcus Jackson 16-6.
132: Twigg pin Dylan Peterson 1:42.
138: Payne dec. Chris Schmitz 9-3.
145: Treyton Austvold (NLS) dec. Francis 6-2.
152: Parker Jackson pin Logan Eckhoff 1:56.
160: Jarrett Hatlestad (NLS) maj dec Eggebraaten 17-5.
170: Nosal maj dec Jared Travis 10-0.
182: Josh Soine (NLS) pin Cole Hegg 1:19.
195: Luke Gould (NLS) won by forfeit.
220: Siewert dec. Noah Welsh 5-3 (OT).
HWT: Brandon Knisley (NLS) pin Huwe 3:33.
Perham 35, Detroit Lakes 34
106 — Dylan Fudge, P, over Braydon Ortloff 2:19;
113 — Tyler Bellefeuille, DL, over Patrick Johnson 3:33;
120 — Payton Jackson, DL, over Ben Nelson 5-2;
126 — Chase Curtis, P, over Marcus Jasken 2:35;
132 — Sam Pirrotta, P, over Logan Twigg 10-2;
138 — Luke Payne, DL, over Josh Garmolus;
145 — Dylan Dylan Perrine, P, over Nathan Francis 9-3;
152 — Parker Jackson, DL, over Colin Neitzke 12-4;
160 — Jaret Nosal, DL, over Patrick Glynn 0:08;
170 — Cole Schmitz, P, over Luke Eggebraaten 9-3;
182 — William Parks, P, by forfeit;
195 — Jesse Klatt, P, over Tanner Schnathorst 1:06;
220 — Kirby Siewert, DL, over Trent Jahnke 7-5;
285 — James Huwe, DL, over Jesse Bucholz 0:58.
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