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Tigers open section wrestling with win, fall to No. 1 seed

The Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team opened the Section 3AA Team Tournament with a 33-28 win over Montevideo Tuesday in Dawson, but the Tigers were eliminated by the No. 1 seed in the North Division, the hosting Dawson-Boyd/Lac qui Parle Valley, 43-27.

In the opening match against Montevideo, the No. 4 seeded Tigers fell behind early dropping the first three contests before Evan Nelson picked up some points by forfeit at 126 pounds.

After a loss at 132, Dillan Johnson and Myles Smith got the Tigers started with a pair of decisions.

The Tigers dropped one more match before Seth Nelson won a decision at 160 pounds and Connor Metzger won by forfeit.

Two more went to the Thunder Hawks before Joel Harrison pinned Jordan Flinn in the first period to put the Tigers in reach.

A forfeit to Jacob Sperr at 285 sealed the victory for the Tigers.

In the Tigers’ second match, Evan Nelson again got the team on the board, this time with a pin of Cole Struxness in only 23 seconds.

The Tigers followed that with three more wins: Travis Ostby won a 12-9 dicsion over Actoin Herman, Johnson pinned Christian Thoen in 23 seconds, and Myles Smith pinned Dalton Palmer in 3:42.

Connor Metzger had the only other Tiger victory, pinning Wyatt Ireland in 1:51 at 170 pounds.

Morris/Hancock/C-A 33, Montevideo 28

106: Christian Kanten, Mont, dec. Matt Munsterman, MAHACA, 9-2.

113: Matt Henriksen, Mont, dec. Mitchell Ascheman, MAHACA, 10-7.

120: Bailey Eickoff, Mont, maj. dec. Philip Messner, MAHACA, 15-2.

126: Evan Nelson, MAHACA, forf.

132: Logan Knoshal, Mont, dec. Travis Ostby, MAHACA, 9-3.

138: Dillan Johnson, MAHACA, dec. Joe Schomaker, Mont, 11-5.

145: Myles Smith, MAHACA, dec. Mitch Kwilinski, Mont, 5-2.

152: Anthony Quigley, Mont, pinned Jerid Berning, MAHACA, 5:06.

160: Seth Nelson, MAHACA, dec. Mason Kwilinski, Mont, 4-2.

170: Connor Metzger, MAHACA, forf.

182: Justin Welling, Mont, pinned Matt Vinson, MAHACA, 1:47.

195: David Nelson, Mont, dec. Alec Gausman, MAHACA, 9-8.

220: Joel Harrison, MAHACA, pinned Jordan Flinn, Mont, 1:55.

285: Jacob Sperr, MAHA, forf.

D-B/LQPV 43, Morris/Hancock/C-A 27

106: Donny Bothun, DBLV, pinned Matt Munsterman, MAHACA, 4:54.

113: Jordan Bothun, DBLV, maj. dec. Mitchell Ascheman, MAHACA, 15-6.

120: Peyton Mortenson, DBLV, dec. Philip  Messner, MAHACA, 9-6.

126: Evan Nelson, MAHACA, pinned Cole Struxness, DBLV, 0:23.

132: Travis Ostby, MAHACA, dec. Action Herman, DBLV, 12-9.

138: Dillan Johnson, MAHACA, pinned Christian Thoen, DBLV, 0:23.

145: Myles Smith, MAHACA, pinned Dalton Palmer, DBLV, 3:42.

152: Keith Abraham, DBLV, pinned Jerid Berning, MAHACA, 0:38.

160: Joe Weeding, DBLV, dec. Seth Nelson, MAHACA, 12-9.

170: Connor Metzger, MAHACA, pinned Wyatt Ireland, DBLV, 1:51.

182: Kasey Willander, DBLV, pinned Matt Vinson, MAHACA, 1:06.

195: Jordan Staab, DBLV, pinned Alec Gausman, MAHACA, 1:46.

220: JD Struxness, DBLV, dec. Joel Harrison, MAHACA, 7-1.

285: Brandon Schmitt, DBLV, forf.