Wrestling: Little Falls doubles up Brainerd, rallies past Mora

By PATRICK SLACK
Sports Editor

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Little Falls junior Trysten Ross works to lock up a throw against Brainerd-Pillager's Chris Laber, Friday. Ross earned a fall in 52 seconds, his first of two pins on the night.

Little Falls junior Trysten Ross works to lock up a throw against Brainerd-Pillager’s Chris Laber, Friday. Ross earned a fall in 52 seconds, his first of two pins on the night.

Little Falls swept the final five matches to rally past Brainerd-Pillager 48-24 in a rescheduled dual at home, Jan. 18, then followed with a come-from-behind 45-35 victory over Mora to close the night.

After falling behind 12-0, Little Falls regrouped to take the lead with a 6-1 decision from eighth-grader Josh Beack and falls from freshman Justin Jenks and sophomore Axel Lange to take a 15-12 lead.

Brainerd then grouped three wins around a fall by junior Derek McMahan to go ahead 24-21 after the 160-pound bout.

However, seniors Keith Yorek and Joe Reis, junior Trysten Ross and seniors David Copa and Swanson earned consecutive victories for Little Falls to clinch the win, with Ross and Swanson picking up first-period pins.

The second dual of the night followed a similar script, with Little Falls building an early 27-6 lead with falls from Beack, senior Connor Scherping and seventh-grader A.J. Jenks, a 7-5 overtime decision by Lange and a forfeit for Justin Jenks.

Little Falls junior Derek McMahan squeezes Brainerd-Pillager's Tommy Schlosser with a tight cradle, Friday. McMahan ended up with a fall in 5:02 to help the Flyers earn a 48-24 team win.

Little Falls junior Derek McMahan squeezes Brainerd-Pillager’s Tommy Schlosser with a tight cradle, Friday. McMahan ended up with a fall in 5:02 to help the Flyers earn a 48-24 team win.

Mora came back with five wins in a row to move ahead 35-27 with three matches remaining, but couldn’t match the strength of the Flyers’ upper weights, as Ross, Copa and Swanson secured quick falls to lift Little Falls to the comeback win.

 

Little Falls 48, Brainerd-Pillager 24

106: Mutz (BP) Injury Default, (BP, 6-0)

113: Schlosser (BP) F 2:54, (BP, 12-0)

120: Josh Beack (LF) 6-1, (BP, 12-3)

126: Justin Jenks (LF) F 1:19, (BP, 12-9)

132: Axel Lange (LF) F 1:06, (LF, 15-12)

138: Babineau (BP) 8-4, (TIE, 15-15)

145: Derek McMahan (LF) F 5:02, (LF, 21-15)

152: Boran (BP) 5-0, (LF, 21-18)

160: Flickinger (BP) F 1:35, (BP, 24-21)

170: Keith Yorek (LF) 7-0, (TIE, 24-24)

182: Joe Reis (LF) Forfeit, (LF, 30-24)

195: Trysten Ross (LF) F 0:52, (LF, 36-24)

220: David Copa (LF) Forfeit, (LF, 42-24)

285: Conor Swanson (LF) F 0:55, (LF, 48-24)

 

Little Falls freshman Justin Jenks, top, attempts to work over Brainerd-Pillager's Matt Malloy to his back, Friday. Jenks delivered a quick fall in 1:19 for the first of his two wins on the night.

Little Falls freshman Justin Jenks, top, attempts to work over Brainerd-Pillager’s Matt Malloy to his back, Friday. Jenks delivered a quick fall in 1:19 for the first of his two wins on the night.

Little Falls 45, Mora 35

106: A.J. Jenks (LF) F 1:11, (LF, 6-0)

113: Hischer (M) F 1:59, (TIE, 6-6)

120: Josh Beack (LF) F 1:13, (LF, 12-6)

126: Justin Jenks (LF) Forfeit, (LF, 18-6)

132: Axel Lange (LF) 7-5 OT, (LF, 21-6)

138: Connor Scherping (LF) F 3:17, (LF, 27-6)

145: Hruska (M) F 1:32 (LF, 27-12)

*Mora deducted team point (LF, 27-11)

152: Gmahl (M) Injury Default (LF, 27-17)

160: T. Tober (M) F 2:43, (LF, 27-23)

170: LaFromboise (M) F 0:57, (M, 29-27)

182: J. Tober (M) F 1:31, (M, 35-27)

195: Trysten Ross (LF) F 0:33, (M, 35-33)

220: David Copa (LF) F 1:29, (LF, 39-35)

285: Conor Swanson (LF) F 2:16, (LF, 45-35)

 

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