Hunter Rust works for postion during his 152 lbs. match against BGMR on Saturday. Rust won the match by major decision. 

By Chad Koenen


New York Mills split a triangular against 12th ranked Badger-Greenbush-Middle River and Barnesville on Saturday afternoon.

In its match against BGMR, NY Mills dropped the opening six matches of the bout, including three close decisions, before Dane Niemi got the Eagles on the scoreboard with a decision at 145 lbs.

In a battle between state ranked wrestlers, Niemi, the seventh ranked wrestler at 145 lbs., won a 7-1 decision over Garrett Undeberg, the seventh ranked wrestler at 138 lbs.

Hunter Rust secured the second straight win for NY Mills as he won a 12-1 major decision over Brogen Beito at 152 lbs. 

Following a Mason Unger win by forfeit at 160 lbs., 10th ranked 160 lbs. wrestler Bren Salo won a 6-0 decision at 170 lbs. over Ethan Waage. 

The Gators went on to win the final four matches of the afternoon by fall to come away with a 51-16 win. 

  NY Mills also defeated Barnesville by a score of 54-29 on Saturday. The Eagles won seven matches by forfeit and two more by fall to come away with the win.

Jacob Guck secured a fall at the 32 second mark of his 138 lbs. match, while Sawyer Wedde got the other fall for the Eagles at heavyweight as he pinned Tim Wells in just 59 seconds. 

In addition to Saturday’s triangular, the Eagles hosted a triangular on Friday night against Border West and Crookston. The Eagles split the triangular by defeating Border West 48-36 and fell to Crookston by a score of 43-35. Results for those matches were not available at the time of press. 

The matches bring the Eagles record to 4-2 on the season as they will travel to West Central Area for a triangular against WCA and KMS on Tuesday and Pelican Rapids for a triangular on Thursday against Roseau and Pelican Rapids. 

Badger-GB-MR 51 New York Mills 16

106: Tayden Soma (BGM) over Elijah Geiser (NYM) (Dec 7-6)

113: Elliott Isane (BGM) over Joe Mann (NYM) (Dec 4-2)

120: Jaxon Janousek (BGM) over Nick Peters (NYM) (Fall 1:41)

126: Bode DeZelar (BGM) over Chris Yoder (NYM) (Fall 5:50)

132: Danyn Janousek (BGM) over Jay Mindermann (NYM) (Fall 1:41)

138: Tony Olson (BGM) over Jacob Guck (NYM) (Dec 6-2)

145: Dane Niemi (NYM) over Garrett Undeberg (BGM) (Dec 7-1)

152: Hunter Rust (NYM) over Brogan Beito (BGM) (MD 12-1)

160: Mason Unger (NYM) over (BGM) (For.)

170: Bren Salo (NYM) over Ethan Waage (BGM) (Dec 6-0)

182: Caleb Vacura (BGM) over Jon Rinerson (NYM) (Fall 3:25)

195: Nathan Waage (BGM) over Cody Barthel (NYM) (Fall 3:49)

220: Dawson Beito (BGM) over Bode Roberts (NYM) (Fall 1:12)

285: Dominik Vacura (BGM) over Braeden Peterson (NYM) (Fall 1:07)

New York Mills 54 Barnesville 29

106: Asher O’Brien (BARN) over Elijah Geiser (NYM) (Fall 1:38)

113: Joe Mann (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

120: Nick Peters (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

126: Ayden Hauck (BARN) over Chris Yoder (NYM) (Fall 1:16)

132: Hunter Blilie (BARN) over (NYM) (For.)

138: Jacob Guck (NYM) over Dawson Gregg (BARN) (Fall 0:32)

145: Dane Niemi (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

152: Hunter Rust (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

160: Blake Unger (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

170: Bren Salo (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

182: Jon Rinerson (NYM) over (BARN) (For.)

195: Brady Kroll (BARN) over Cody Barthel (NYM) (TF 16-1 3:42)

220: Jordan Kroll (BARN) over Bode Roberts (NYM) (Fall 4:28)

285: Sawyer Wedde (NYM) over Tim Wells (BARN) (Fall 0:59)