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Detroit Lakes takes two at home triangular

Lakers defeat area rivals Ottertail Central and Frazee handily.

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Blaine Henderson was one of five Detroit Lakes wrestlers to get two matches on the night and win both in the Lakers sweep of OTC and Frazee Thursday at home. Robert Williams / Tribune
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The No. 11AA Detroit Lakes wrestling team swept a home triangular Thursday night defeating Ottertail Central and Frazee in convincing fashion in front of a COVID capacity crowd at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium.

The Lakers improved to 10-2 on the season in a pair of lopsided victories.

Behind six pins, DL opened with a 58-13 victory over Ottertail Central.

Laker lightweights are the most inexperienced group on this year’s team, but it was that group that got the Lakers off to a strong start.

The trio of Andy Bartness (106 pounds), Izaiah Vargas (113) and Leroy LaCrosse (120) all recorded first period pins with Bartness needing only 18 seconds to take down Levi Evavold for the fastest pin of the night. Vargas pinned Collin Tierney in 50 seconds and LaCrosse made it a first period sweep and an 18-0 lead pinning Ryan Despart in 1:11.


A forfeit at 126 had the Lakers up 24-0 and well on their way to victory.

Cade Jackson (145), Blaine Henderson (182) and Jeffrey Moen (220) also won by fall.

Henderson went from defense to offense in a snap scoring on an escape and then going straight for a leg rolling Tristan Evavold to his back for a fall at 4:49.

Brody Ullyott controlled his match with Logan Schleske winning by major decision 11-2.

At 160, Garett Nelson scored near fall points in the final 30 seconds of his match to defeat Jaxon Rich 7-5.

Thad Schlauderaff won a close decision over Will Ehlert 5-3 at 170.

Frazee defeated Ottertail Central in the second dual 53-27. The Hornets’ 132-pounder Jake Nagel recorded his 50th career victory.


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Tyson Ullyott of Detroit Lakes defeated Frazee's Christian Carlson by decision 7-1 at 126 pounds in Thursday night's dual at Ralph Anderson Gymnasium. Robert Williams / Tribune

The Hornets and Lakers wrestled with the lights down and a single mat in the middle of the gym.

Detroit Lakes head coach Rob Ullyott talked about one of his mantras in the pregame for both matches limiting bonus points to the opponents and scoring in the bonus. Both teams were adept at that with six of the first eight matches ending in decisions.

The rivals swapped leads with three ties at 9-9, 12-all and 15-15 before Detroit Lakes took control by winning five of the final six matches.

Brody Ullyott gave the Lakers the lead for good with a second period pin of Brock Barlund at 160 pounds.

Nelson pinned Max Rue at 3:02, followed by Henderson’s major decision 10-2 over Daniel Graham.

Byron Kropueske of Frazee picked up the Hornets’ final points after trailing 2-0 heading into the second period against Cale Abraham. Kropueske was a 6-4 winner.

DL heavies Moen and Andreas Barnett polished off the win with pins. Barnett needed only 31 seconds.


After being on the losing end against Frazee for years, the Lakers are undefeated against the Hornets since 2016.

Detroit Lakes is back in action at Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton Friday, Feb. 5 with Fargo Davies and the host Rebels.

Detroit Lakes 43, Frazee 18

106: Cade Nagel (Frazee) over Jared Ohm (DL) win by decision 8-4

113: Izaiah Vargas (DL) win by forfeit

120: Bailey Piechel (Frazee) over Leroy LaCrosse (DL) win by Fall 3:47

126: Tyson Ullyott (DL) over Christian Carlson (Frazee) win by decision 7-1

132: Jake Nagel (Frazee) over Carsen Wold (DL) win by decision 9-2

138: Bradly Swiers (DL) over Kaden Hiemenz (Frazee) win by decision 2-0

145: Cade Jackson (DL) over Tyler Moe (Frazee) win by decision 5-2

152: Preston Mayfield (Frazee) over Clint Andreson (DL) win by decision 4-3

160: Brody Ullyott (DL) over Brock Barlund (Frazee) win by fall 2:58

170: Garett Nelson (DL) over Max Rue (Frazee) win by fall 3:02

182: Blaine Henderson (DL) over Daniel Graham (Frazee) win by major decision 10-2

195: Byron Kropueske (Frazee) over Cale Abraham (DL) win by decision 6-4

220: Jeffrey Moen (DL) over Howard Solem (Frazee) win by fall 3:13

285: Andreas Barnett (DL) over Xander Kohler (Frazee) win by Fall 0:31

Detroit Lakes 58, Ottertail Central 13

106: Andy Bartness (DL) over Levi Evavold (OTC) win by fall 0:18

113: Izaiah Vargas (DL) over Collin Tierney(OTC) win by fall in :50

120: Leroy LaCrosse (DL) over Ryan Despard(OTC) win by fall in 1:11

126: Tyson Ullyott (DL) win by forfeit

132: Brien Poser (OTC)over Carsen Wold(DL) win by decision 4-0

138: Reed Lebo (OTC) over Bradly Swiers (DL) win by decision 3-0

145: Cade Jackson (DL) over Brennen Volkmann (OTC) win by fall in 2:47

152: Brody Ullyott (DL) over Logan Schleske (OTC) win by major decision 11-2

160: Garett Nelson (DL) over Jaxon Rich (OTC) win by decision 7-5

170: Thad Schlauderaff (DL) over Will Ehlert (OTC) win by decision 5-3

182: Blaine Henderson (DL) over Tristan Evavold (OTC) win by fall in 4:49

195: Kale Rich (OTC) over Hunter Jorgensen (DL) win by fall in 2:55

220: Jeffrey Moen (DL) over Jonny Fielding (OTC) win by fall in 3:22

285: Andreas Barnett (DL) win by Forfeit

Related Topics: WRESTLING
Robert Williams has been a sports editor for Forum Communications in Perham and Detroit Lakes since 2011.
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