Coed Varsity Wrestling · Ranger Wrestlers take 2nd at Wolves Invitational


The Ranger wrestling team took 2nd place overall at the WHA Wolves Invite in Walker on Friday. Seniors Adam Christopher, Nate Williams and Taylor Eigenheer all took 1st place in their brackets for C-I.

The 2nd place finish was especially special for the Rangers because they only had eight of 14 weight classes filled for the tournament. It was truly a full team effort.

The team’s next match is this upcoming Friday, at home versus Deer River and Blackduck/Cass-Lake Bena.

Team Scores
1 Fosston-Bagley 151.0
2 Crosby-Ironton 142.5
3 Thief River Falls 141.0
4 Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears 130.0
5 Virginia Area 121.5
6 Staples Motley 120.5
7 Deer River 112.0
8 Walker-Hack-Akeley-Nevis 57.5
9 Nash-Kee- Greenway 48.0

Individual Results

113

John Paul Fitzpatrick (30-9) placed 2nd and scored 18.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – John Paul Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 30-9 won by fall over Ethan Lane (Thief River Falls) 11-11 (Fall 1:23)
  • Semifinal – John Paul Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 30-9 won by decision over Gavin Benz (Virginia Area) 26-10 (Dec 3-2)
  • 1st Place Match – Trevor Michienzi (Deer River) 25-7 won by decision over John Paul Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 30-9 (Dec 4-2)

126

Adam Christopher (27-6) placed 1st and scored 24.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Adam Christopher (Crosby-Ironton) 27-6 won by fall over Sam Jennissen (Staples Motley) 5-19 (Fall 0:19)
  • Semifinal – Adam Christopher (Crosby-Ironton) 27-6 won by fall over Erik Sundquist (Virginia Area) 11-29 (Fall 2:29)
  • 1st Place Match – Adam Christopher (Crosby-Ironton) 27-6 won by decision over Brady Long (Deer River) 21-11 (Dec 3-2)

132

Nate Williams (32-6) placed 1st and scored 23.5 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Nate Williams (Crosby-Ironton) 32-6 won by tech fall over Kaden Sanford (Fosston-Bagley) 1-3 (TF-1.5 4:00 (18-3))
  • Semifinal – Nate Williams (Crosby-Ironton) 32-6 won by fall over Brayden Christensen (Staples Motley) 23-17 (Fall 4:00)
  • 1st Place Match – Nate Williams (Crosby-Ironton) 32-6 won by decision over Carter Sorenson (Fosston-Bagley) 22-5 (Dec 3-0)

152

Jake Klancher (16-18) placed 2nd and scored 20.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Jake Klancher (Crosby-Ironton) 16-18 won by fall over Dylan Morcom (Virginia Area) 14-11 (Fall 3:38)
  • Semifinal – Jake Klancher (Crosby-Ironton) 16-18 won by fall over Jojo Thompson (Deer River) 17-14 (Fall 4:17)
  • 1st Place Match – Henry Burrack (Fosston-Bagley) 17-12 won by decision over Jake Klancher (Crosby-Ironton) 16-18 (Dec 8-2)

160

Michael Fitzpatrick (21-17) placed 3rd and scored 15.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Tyler Maruska (Fosston-Bagley) 9-10 won by decision over Michael Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 21-17 (Dec 8-4)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Michael Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 21-17 won by fall over Bryce Herring (Deer River) 7-12 (Fall 2:48)
  • Cons. Semi – Michael Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 21-17 won by decision over Colton Jacob (Walker-Hack-Akeley-Nevis) 9-16 (Dec 6-5)
  • 3rd Place Match – Michael Fitzpatrick (Crosby-Ironton) 21-17 won by fall over Tyler Maruska (Fosston-Bagley) 9-10 (Fall 4:42)

170

Josh Mienert (18-17) placed 3rd and scored 14.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Ian Frenzel (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 39-2 won by fall over Josh Mienert (Crosby-Ironton) 18-17 (Fall 4:49)
  • Cons. Round 1 – Josh Mienert (Crosby-Ironton) 18-17 won by fall over Ben Herfindahl (Deer River) 5-9 (Fall 2:30)
  • Cons. Semi – Josh Mienert (Crosby-Ironton) 18-17 won by decision over Gavyn Dickenson (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 0-3 (Dec 5-0)
  • 3rd Place Match – Josh Mienert (Crosby-Ironton) 18-17 won by major decision over Gabe Berry (Fosston-Bagley) 7-10 (MD 8-0)

220

Taylor Eigenheer (29-5) placed 1st and scored 24.0 team points.

  • Quarterfinal – Taylor Eigenheer (Crosby-Ironton) 29-5 received a bye () (Bye)
  • Semifinal – Taylor Eigenheer (Crosby-Ironton) 29-5 won by fall over Tyreese Goodman (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 1-21 (Fall 1:56)
  • 1st Place Match – Taylor Eigenheer (Crosby-Ironton) 29-5 won by fall over Mason Iverson (Thief River Falls) 20-14 (Fall 3:28)

285

Kyle Blazek (23-13) placed 2nd and scored 4.0 team points.

  • Round 1 – Kyle Blazek (Crosby-Ironton) 23-13 won by fall over Billy Roberts (Blackduck-Cass Lake Bena Bears) 4-16 (Fall 1:16)
  • Round 3 – Axel Munter (Fosston-Bagley) 14-3 won by fall over Kyle Blazek (Crosby-Ironton) 23-13 (Fall 2:45)