The Morris Area/ Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team participated in the Big Bear Tournament in Cass Lake on Friday and Saturday, Dec. 18 and 19.
1. Fergus Falls 204.50
2. Crookston 184
3. Little Falls 173.50
4. Badger/Greenbush- Middle River 165
5. New York Mills 158
6. Moorhead 124.50
7. Hutchinson 121
8. Willmar 112.50
9. Fosston/Bagley 108
10. Hibbing 107
11. Brainerd 102
12. Detroit Lakes 99.50
13. Wadena-Deer Creek 98.50
14. Park Rapids Area 92.50
15. Aitkin 88.50
16. Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus 87.50
17. Morris Area/ Hancock/ Chokio-Alberta 77.50
18. Crosby-Ironton 73.50
19. Dilworth-Glyndon- Felton 70.50
20. West Central Area 66.50
21. Deer River 66
22. Virginia Area 65
23. Roseau 56.50
24. Barnesville 38
25. United North Central 26.50
26. Walker-Hackensack- Akeley/Nevis 24.50
27. Nashwauk-Keewatin/ Greenway 24
27. Blackduck/Cass Lake-
29. Red Lake County Central 19
30. Fertile-Beltrami 16
31. West Marshall 10
103 lbs.: After a bye in the first round, Evan Nelson lost to Shane Novak of New York Mills by fall in 1:37. (Novak went on to place second.) He then defeated Daniel Stacy of Walker by fall in 4:50. Nelson was then eliminated by Josh Lawson of Wadena by fall in 1:28.
112 lbs.: In the first round, Myles Smith defeated Tanner George of Blackduck by a 17-6 major decision. In the second round, Smith was defeated by Steven Handerson of Fergus in an 8-6 decision. Smith won his next match over Laine Jenson of Park Rapids by fall in 3:56. He was eliminated by Joe Elvecrog of Aitkin in a 13-7 decision.
119 lbs.: Tony Domnick started by defeating Tyler Peterson of Nashwauk by fall in 3:03. In the second round, he was defeated by Nick Clobes of Hutchinson by fall in 1:41. He won the next match by defeating Jarek Ludwick of Roseau by fall in 3:18. Domnick was eliminated by Mike Bellefeuille of Detroit Lakes by fall in 1:35.
125 lbs.: Jordan Thooft opened with a win over Mitch Bonderson of Nashwauk by a 9-6 decision. He lost the second round to Arthur Zavala of Dilworth by fall in 1:27. Thooft was eliminated by Dylan Nistler of Walker by fall in :54.
130 lbs: Jerid Berning lost the first round to Tanner Henne of Dilworth by fall in 3:43. He was then eliminated by Mihai Hawthorne of Blackduck by fall in :47.
135 lbs.: Eric Goette took sixth place. He started with a 12-0 major decision over Carver Brownlee of Hibbing. Then he defeated Blake Wiemann of Walker with an 8-3 decision. In the third round, Goette pinned Jared Wegsheid of Wadena in 5:42. In the fourth round, he ran into Justin Tweeton of Detroit Lakes, who defeated Goette in a 14-6 major decision. Goette was then defeated by Cody Mentges of Deer River in a 13-5 major decision. In the fifth-place match, Goette was defeated by Wegsheid in a 14-8 decision.
145 lbs.: Wade Feuchtenberger started with a win by fall in 4:29 over Nick Schultz of Park Rapids. In the second round, he was defeated by Alex Hensch of Fergus Falls by fall in 1:36. (Hensch went on to take third place.) Feuchtenberger was eliminated by Tanner Sovde of Badger in a 15-5 major decision.
160 lbs.: Tanner Berning took fifth place. He started with a bye, then defeated Joe Anderson of Walker by fall in 1:47. In the third round, Berning was defeated by Cody Bue of Little Fall s in a 5-0 decision. (Bue went on to take second place.) He then worked his way back through the bracket by defeating Danny Pike of Park Rapids by fall in 3:31 and Alex Lannigan of Virginia by a 4-3 decision. Berning lost a 5-2 decision to David Booth of Crosby-Ironton which put him in the fifth-place match. Berning won by default over Ben Gaughan of Moorhead.
171 lbs.: Ryan Beyer drew Nathanial Swoyer of Willmar for his first-round match. Swoyer defeated Beyer by a 15-0 technical fall and went on to win the championship at 171 pounds. Beyer then received a bye before being eliminated by Josh Edlund of Crookston by a 17-4 major decision.
189 lbs.: Jeff Knobloch finished in seventh place. He started out defeating Craig Brouder of Blackduck by fall in 3:30. In the second round he was defeated by Andrew Juve of Fosston by technical fall in 4:24. (Juve went on to take second place.) Knobloch worked his way back through the bracket by defeating Matt Harris of Barnesville by a 15-5 major decision, Nolan Johnson of Wadena by technical fall in 5:50, and Tyler Johnson of Red Lake County by an 11-4 decision. In the seventh-place match, Knobloch was defeated by Keeton Laymon of West Marshall by fall in 3:51.
215 lbs.: Joel Harrison lost the first round to Cole Christianson of Badger by fall in :27. After a bye, he was defeated by Jacob Trowbridge of Moorhead by fall in 2:20.
285 lbs: Zach Gibson placed sixth. He won his first three matches defeating Colton Schmidtbaur of Nashwauk by fall in 3:38, Justin Holm of Detroit Lakes by fall in 6:16, and Zach McComb of Hibbing in a 6-2 decision. In the fourth round, Gibson was defeated by Landyn Saewert of New York Mills by technical fall in 6:00. Saewert lost his next match, the championship, to place second. Gibson then lost to Kane Wallner of Virginia by fall in 5:49. In the fifth-place match, Gibson met up with McComb again, who won a 6-4 overtime decision.