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DL matmen move up in section

The Detroit Lakes wrestling team gained an upper leg on the Section 7-2A competition with a sweep in Bagley of Thief River Falls and Fosston/Bagley Thursday.

The Lakers picked up an important 30-28 triumph over the Prowlers, while downing an undermanned F/B squad 51-21. The wins poke DL's head above .500 at 10-9.

"We wrestled more consistent and gained a nice win over Thief River Falls," said DL head coach Rob Ullyott. "Right now we are sitting anywhere from a third to seventh seed in the section team tournament and this win helped us.

"If we can have a good week next week and beat Long Prairie (Tuesday in the Bertha-Hewitt triangular), we should be on the shorter side of that (seeding) mark."

The Lakers tipped the scales their way in the 112 and 125-pound bouts. Jake Stalberger downed Jordan Lagden 5-3 in a close win, while Justin Horne won a major decision 11-3.

Horne is rated No. 6 in the Class 2A. Other rated Lakers included Brent Eidenschink No. 2 at 215 and Mike Griffin No. 10 at 160.

Alex Feldt also picked up a crucial win at 135, taking a 5-0 decision over Mike Kalionoski.

DL heavyweight Jon Tolbert went toe-to-toe with the state's top-ranked Andrew Peralta, before succumbing 4-0.

Those Lakers taking pins included James Rogers at 119, Alex Bosch at 152 and Griffin at 160.

DL dominated Fosston/Bagley, with Rogers, Feldt, Tolbert and Eidenschink winning by falls.

The Section 7-2A team tournament is Feb. 18, at Minnewaska. The section individual tournament is Feb. 24-25.

Perham and Little Falls will be looking to gain the top two seeds, while the rest are up for grabs, according to Ullyott.

Laker results

Detroit Lakes at Bagley triangular, Thursday, Feb. 2.

Lakers 30

Thief River Falls 28

103: Steve Keogh (TRF) pin Jeff Windels 2:48.

112: Jake Stalberger (DL) dec. Jordan Lagden 5-3.

119: James Rogers (DL) pin Brian Anderson :34.

125: Justin Horne (DL) maj dec Kyle Iverson 11-3.

130: Kevin Fynboh (TRF) dec. Josh Tweeton 8-4.

135: Alex Feldt (DL) dec. Mike Kalionoski 5-0.

140: Derek Yoder (DL) maj dec. William Hess 12-4.

145: Tyler Miller (TRF) won by forfeit.

152: Alex Bosch (DL) pin Mike Mattison :30.

160: Mike Griffin (DL) pin Jake Toren 3:37.

171: Travis Peralla (TRF) maj dec. Alfonso Polido 14-4.

189: Brent Eidenschink (DL) won by forfeit.

215: Josh Evenson (TRF) pin Ryan Jenson 1:50.

HWT: Andrew Peralta (TRF) dec. Jon Tolbert 4-0.

Lakers 51

Fosston/Bagley 21

103: Windels won by forfeit.

112: Aaron Merault (FB) pin Stalberger 4:55.

119: Dustin Hanson (FB) dec. Aaron Gnoinsky 6-3.

125: Rogers pin Matt Enerson 1:02.

130: Horne tech fall Brandon Kappe 16-0.

135: Justin Radke (FB) dec. Tweeton 8-3.

140: Feldt pin Nathan Goltz 3:40.

145: Yoder dec. B. Benefy 7-5.

152: Cory Godsaulle (FB) won by forfeit.

160: Matt Essig (FB) dec. Bosch 3-0.

171: Griffin won by forfeit.

189: Polido won by forfeit.

215: Eidenschink pin Dustin Arnebero 1:25.

HWT: Tolbert pin Aaron Cymbalyn 3:30.

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