Three Tigers capture titles at home invite
Three Tigers captured titles when the Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team hosted the an Invitational on Saturday.
Dillan Johnson took the 138-pound title and was named Co-MVW.
Connor Metzger claimed the 170-pound title.
Joel Harrison won the 220-pound title, taking first place in the Morris Invitational for the third-straight year.
The Tigers had one other wrestler in the finals. Evan Nelson took second place at 126 pounds.
Eleven other Tigers placed in the tournament.
As a team, the Tigers finished in third place scoring 152 points.
Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg won the team title with 264.50 points. Zach Carlson of K-M-S was the other Co-MVW. He captured the 152-pound title.
Dillan Johnson, the No. 3 seed, started his title run with a pin over Zach Larsen of Fosston/Bagley in the quarter-final match. He then beat the No. 2 seed, Jace Loge, of Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 6-4 in overtime in the semi-finals match. In the championship match he beat the No. 1 seed, Ben Lundebrek, of Benson.
Conner Metzger was the No. 1 seed at 170 pounds and received a first-round bye. In the semi-final match he pinned Isaac Cloos of Ortonville in 3:25. In the finals he pinned Karter Vanheuveln of K-M-S in 4:46.
Joel Harrison was also the No. 1 seed in the 220-pound weight class. In the quarter-final match he pinned Jordan Bruns of West Central Area in 2:31. In the semi-final match he beat Kurt Kent of Pequot Lakes 8-1. In the finals he defeated Jorge Munoz-Peterson of K-M-S 7-4.
Evan Nelson was the No. 2 seed at 126 pounds. In the quarter-final match he pinned Lucas McCoy of Pequot Lakes in 1:46. In the semi-final match he pinned Gabe Hanson of Fosston/Bagley in 1:03. In the finals he lost to the No. 1 seed, Cody Peters, of K-M-S by a score of 11-3.
At 113 pounds Mitchell Ascheman finished 2-1 for third place.
At 195 pounds Alec Gausman finished 2-1 for third place.
At 106 pounds Matthew Munsterman finished in fourth place with a 1-2 record.
At 132 pounds Travis Ostby took fourth place going 0-2.
At 120 pounds Philip Messner placed fifth going 2-1.
At 285 pounds Jacob Sperr placed fifth going 0-1.
At 182 pounds Matt Vinson took sixth place going 0-2.
Devin Robertson was 0-2 at 145 pounds.
Jerid Berning was 0-2 at 152 pounds.
Morris Invitational Wrestling Tournament
1. Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg 264.50; 2. Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 177.00; 3. Morris/Hancock/C-A 152.00; 4. Benson 114.50; 5. Fosston/Bagley 105.00; 6. Breckenridge 85.00; 7. West Central Area 80.50; 8. Ortonville 71.00