Wrestling: Pierz routs Raiders 60-13

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In a rematch of last season’s Section 7A wrestling championship, Pierz once again came out on top against Mille Lacs Area, Friday.

Unlike last year’s narrow 36-33 margin, though, the Pioneers dominated from the start, notching a 60-13 win.

Eighth grader Kolton Eischens and sophomores Evan Woitalla and Chris Ortman started the dual with consecutive pins to give Pierz an 18-0 lead, then sophomore Brandon Sullivan followed with a 16-1 technical fall.

Seniors Alex Julich and Dustin Waytashek, juniors Brad Meyer and Travis Johnson and sophomore Ryley Smude each earned falls as well.

Junior Nick Lochner rallied from 4-0 down to score the final 12 points of his match at 182 pounds and record a major decision.

Senior Nathan Tomala recovered from a 7-4  first-period deficit to control the final two periods and win 13-8.

Pierz wrestles at a tri in Ogilvie with Hinckley-Finlayson tonight.


Pierz 60, Mille Lacs Area 13

106: Kolton Eischens (P) Fall 1:46, (P, 6-0)
113: Evan Woitalla (P) Fall 1:02, (P, 12-0)
120: Chris Ortman (P) Fall 0:52, (P, 18-0)
126: Brandon Sullivan (P) 16-1, (P, 23-0)
132: Whitney (MLA) Fall 1:25, (P, 23-6)
138: Borchert (MLA) 6-1, (P, 23-9)
145: Alex Julich (P) Fall 1:02, (P, 29-9)
152: Brad Meyer (P) Fall 3:31, (P, 35-9)
160: Petty (MLA) 13-3, (P, 35-13)
170: Nathan Tomala (P) 13-8, (P, 38-13)
182: Nick Lochner (P) 12-4, (P, 42-13)
195: Dustin Waytashek (P) F 2:43, (P, 48-13)
220: Ryley Smude (P) Fall 0:33, (P, 54-13)
285: Travis Johnson (P) Fall 4:29, (P, 60-13)

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