Weather Forecast


Wrestling: Lakers take 2 in C-I

After a long, drawn out preseason, the Detroit Lakes wrestling team finally had their opportunity to jump on the mat for real, and the Lakers took full advantage of their pent up energy with a pair of wins in the Crosby-Ironton triangular Tuesday.

Both wins were over Mid-State Conference opponents, as the Lakers downed Crosby-Ironton 65-3 and went down to the wire with Staples-Motley, before winning 34-27.

“It was great to get things going last night,” said DL head coach Rob Ullyott. “It was time for us to finally get on the mats and compete after a long preseason. 

“I thought we put out a great effort last night.  Our middle of the lineup proved to be our strength.  We ended up double forfeiting a few weights where our opponents didn’t have a wrestler so that we could save on match counts for our wrestlers.”

The middle of the lineup picked up valuable bonus points, with weights 145 through 170 all sticking their Ranger opponents.

Starting off the pin streak was Nathan Francis, as he was proceeded by Bryant Swiers, Jarett Nosal and Luke Eggebraaten.

Cole Hegg also captured a fall at 195.

The Cardinals posed a tough challenge in the second dual. S-M pulled to within seven points with a pair of pins at 182 and 195 by Nathan Johnson and Drew Peterson, but double forfeits at 220 and heavyweight secured the win for the Lakers.

Pins were registered by DL’s Payton Jackson (120), Francis (145) and Parker Jackson (152).

The Lakers will compete in the Grand Forks Invitational Friday and Saturday.    

Detroit Lakes at Crosby-Ironton triangular, Tuesday, Dec. 10

Lakers 65, C-I Rangers 3

106:  Braydon Ortloff (DL) receives a forfeit

113:  Tyler Bellefeuille (DL) receives a forfeit

120:  Payton Jackson (DL) over Kaien Blazek 11-0

126:  Marcus Jasken (DL) over Derik Olander 10-7

132:  Brett Nelson (CI) over Logan Twigg 11-5

138:  Luke Payne (DL) over Cody Lasher 8-3

145:  Nathan Francis (DL) pins Joe Sura in 5:26

152:  Bryant Swiers (DL) pins Taylor fuller in 5:21

160:  Jarett Nosal (DL) pins Kalen Dugan in 1:38

170:  Luke Eggebraaten (DL) pins Dustin Sharp in 3:52

182:  Tanner Schnathorst (DL) receives a forfeit

195:  Cole Hegg (DL) pins Wyatt Sharp in 5:23

220:  Double Forfeit

285:  James Huwe (DL) over Cole Grinstanner by Inj. Def.

Lakers 34 Staples-Motley 27

106:  Eric Lisson (SM) pins Braydon Ortloff in 1:01

113:  Tyler Bellefeuille (DL) receives a forfeit

120:  Payton Jackson (DL) pins Blake Javar in 1:14

126:  Gage Brown (SM) over Marcus Jasken 9-6

132:  Alex Eppelding (SM) over Logan Twigg in 5:25

138:  Luke Payne (DL) over Jake Swendsurd 10-3

145:  Nathan Francis (DL) pins Tim Bird in 1:08

152:  Parker Jackson (DL) pins Jeremy Miller in 1:53

160:  Luke Eggabraaten (DL) receives a forfeit

170:  Double Forfeit

182:  Nathan Johnson (SM) pins Jacob Hanson in 3:00

195:  Drew Peterson (SM) pins Cole Hegg in 1:15

220:  Double Forfeit

285:  Double Forfeit

Follow us on Twitter @DLNewspapers

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