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Harrison wins at 215 in Morris Invitational

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The Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team hosted the annual Morris Invitational Tournament on Saturday.

The team Champion was Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg with a point total of 263. K-M-S had seven individual champions.

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Pequot Lakes/Pine River Backus was second with 170 points, followed by Willmar with 165, and the Tigers in fourth with 140 points.

Other teams participating were West Central Area, Luverne, Ortonville, and Fosston-Bagley.

The Outstanding Wrestler for the tournament was Christian Harrison from PL/PRB. He claimed the title at 160 pounds.

The Tigers finished the day with one champion, two second-place finishes, four thirds, a fifth, and a sixth-place finish. Joel Harrison was the lone champion for the Tigers. He defeated Josh Albright from Fosston Bagley 6-3 to claim the 215-pound title. Harrison pinned Austin Rothers from K-M-S in a time of 4:32 in the semi finals.

Two other Tigers made the finals. Tim Ostby at 152 won by a major decision 17-7 over Jorden Roggenbuck of Ortonville in the semi finals, but lost to Peter Harrison of PL/PRB 6-4 in the finals.

The other finalist for the Tigers was Connor Metzger at 171 pounds. Metzger won by decision 10-4 over Blake Olson of Fosston Bagley in the semi finals and lost to Casey Krieger of K-M-S 3-2 in the championship.

Other place winners for the Tigers included Evan Nelson taking third at 112, Dillon Johnson placing fourth at 119, Trent Ostby placing fourth at 125, Seth Nelson taking third at 130, Tony Domnick placing fourth at 135, Jerid Berning placing sixth at 140, Jordan Thooft placing fourth at 145, and Ryan Beyer taking third at 189.

The Harrison boys had a good day. Joel Harrison is a cousin to Peter and Christian. They claimed three titles for the day.

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls)

103: Open ... 112: Evan Nelson 2-1 (1), 3rd place .... 119: Dillan Johnson 1-2, 4th place ... 125: Trent Ostby 0-2, Aaron Wehking 0-2 ... 130: Seth Nelson 1-1 (1), 3rd place ... 135: Tony Domnick 1-2 (1), 4th place ... 140: Jerid Berning 0-2 ... 145: Jordon Thooft 1-2 (1), 4th place ... 152: Tim Ostby 2-1 (1), 2nd place ... 160: Open ... 171: Connor Metzger 2-1 (1), 2nd place ... 189: Ryan Beyer 2-1, 3rd place ... 215: Joel Harrison 2-0 (1), 1st place ... 285: Tyler Moser 1-2 (1), 4th place

Team scoring

(1) Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 263 (2) Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 170 (3) Willmar 163 (4) Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta 140 (5) West Central Area 90.5 (6) Fosston/Bagley 73 (7) All Stars 66.5 (8) Luverne 39 (9) Ortonville 30

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