The Crookston Pirate Wrestlers wrestled well but came up a little short in a 42-33 loss to Frazee and a 36-33 loss to United North Central at the Frazee triangular on Thursday evening.
CROOKSTON vs FRAZEE
The Pirates started the evening with Frazee and the Hornets won the first match by a decision to take a 3-0 lead.
Crookston bounced back with Nolan Dans winning by pin late in the second period. “Nolan had a really good night of wrestling and he has established himself as one of the top 113-pounders in the section,” said Pirate Coach Wes Hanson. “He had a good performance and a nice win.”
Zach Brown followed with a pin 40-seconds into his match to give Crookston a 12-3 lead. “Zach knows the importance of bonus points,” said Coach Hanson. “He was quick to get after it.”
Ethan Bowman won at 126 pounds with a 10-6 decision. “Ethan was in control and gave up a reversal and it got a little closer than it would be,” said Coach Hanson. “Ethan did a great job of battling through it and picked up some points to get the win.”
With Crookston leading 15-3, Frazee rattled off five straight wins. Three by pins, one by a forfeit, and one by decision, and the Hornets took a 30-15 lead.
Crookston’s Hunter Knutson stopped the Frazee winning streak with a pin at 170-pounds. “Hunter is coming on and firing off his attacks and staying in good position,” said Coach Hanson. “He is wrestling with a lot of confidence right now.”
Frazee solidified a victory with two more wins by pin to take a 42-21 lead with two matches remaining.
Ethan Boll won by a pin at 220-pounds, and Greg Gonzalez finished the match with a pin at heavyweight. “Ethan went out there and got to his offense and did a good job,” said Coach Hanson. “Greg did a nice job to finish off the match with a pin to finish the dual.”
Frazee won the match 42-33.
|106||Evin Trudeau||Cade Nagel||FRA||8-2|
|113||Nolan Dans||Sebastian Sonnenberg||Crox||Pin 3:50|
|120||Zach Brown||Bailey Peichel||Crox||Pin :40|
|126||Ethan Bowman||Christian Carlson||Crox||10-6|
|132||Carter Coauette||Jake Nagel||FRA||Pin :59|
|138||Braxton Volker||Kaden Heimenz||FRA||5-2|
|145||Cam Weiland||Tyler Moe||FRA||Pin 3:49|
|152||Spencer Ness||Preston Mayfield||FRA||Pin 4:39|
|170||Hunter Knutson||Max Rue||Crox||Pin 3:50|
|182||Cade DeLeon||Danielle Grahm||FRA||Pin 2:23|
|195||Hunter Kresl||Howard Solem||FRA||Pin 1:38|
|220||Ethan Boll||Bryon Kropuenske||Crox||Pin 1:10|
|285||Greg Gonzalez||Xander Kohler||Crox||Pin 4:35|
CROOKSTON vs UNITED NORTH CENTRAL
Crookston started the match by winning the first four matches to take a 20-0 lead. Evin Trudeau won his match at 106-pounds by an impressive 13-0 score. “Evin was moving and getting fakes,” said Coach Hanson. “He had a good performance.”
Nolan Dans won at 113-pounds by a 14-6 decision. “Nolan had some good defense,” said Coach Hanson. “He hit a couple of big moves and got a big win for us.”
Zach Brown won by a forfeit and Ethan Bowman won by a pin in 44 seconds at 126-pounds to give Crookston a 20-0 lead. “Ethan had a nice upper body move,” said Coach Hanson. “That was a big six points for the team at that point in the match.”
UNC won the next three matches to get within a 20-12 deficit.
Crookston bounced back with a win at 152-pounds when Spencer Ness won by a 6-4 decision. “Spencer was getting in on leg attacks early,” said Coach Hanson. “He was able to pick up a couple of takedowns late and won in overtime and that was huge for us.”
UNC won by a forfeit at 160-pounds and Crookston led 23-18 when Hunter Knutson won by a pin at 170-pounds. “Hunter was attacking and he looked really good tonight,” said Coach Hanson.
UNC won the next match before Ethan Boll won by an 11-3 decision at 195-pounds. “We knew we had to extend the lead and Ethan was able to get a bunch of takedowns to get some bonus points with a major decision,” said Coach Hanson. “That was huge for us.” Crookston had a 33-24 lead with two matches and a maximum of 12 points possible.
UNC won the final two matches by pin and won the match 36-33. “It was a big section matchup and it was a lot of fun,” said Coach Hanson. “It isn’t as much fun when it doesn’t go your way, but luckily we are in the regular season and will be changing to the regular season on Monday.”
Crookston drops to 19-10 in duals and they will likely be hosting Fosston-Bagley on Monday night in the first round of the Section 8A Team wrestling tournament.
Frazee beat United North Central so Frazee improves to 11-10 in duals and will likely be the top seed in the team tournament. UNC is now 16-7 in duals.
The Section 8A Wrestling team tournament seeding meeting will be on Friday.
|106||Evin Trudeau||Fordyce Johnson||Crox||13-0|
|113||Nolan Dans||Reid Pinoniemi||Crox||14-6|
|126||Ethan Bowman||Wyatt Olson||Crox||Pin :44|
|132||Carter Coauette||Hunter Skaro||UNC||6-1|
|138||Cam Weiland||Ethan Hendrickson||UNC||Pin 3:42|
|145||Braxton Volker||Dylan Rasmussen||UNC||13-11|
|152||Spencer Ness||Joel Isaacson||Crox||6-4|
|170||Hunter Knutson||Logan Torma||Crox||Pin 2:33|
|182||Cade DeLeon||Shawn Hendrickson||UNC||Pin 5:16|
|195||Ethan Boll||Torrey Carlson||Crox||11-3|
|220||Hunter Kresl||Cooper Hasbargen||UNC||Pin :40|
|285||Greg Gonzalez||Marcus Peterson||UNC||Pin 3:40|