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Wrestling: Baker puts away two dual wins at heavyweight for Osakis

Jeran Baker

The Osakis wrestling team has had trouble collecting dual victories with an inexperienced lineup this season, which is why a 2-0 record on Senior Night and Parent’s Night was so rewarding for this team on Friday.

The Silverstreaks beat Benson 35-33 and Border West 39-36 in a couple of matches that both came down to the heavyweight match. Osakis senior Jeran Baker was up to the challenge as he pinned Issac Ebnet of Border West in 44 seconds to erase what had been a three-point deficit. Baker also won a 10-4 decision against Grant Evenson of Benson to get the three points needed for the win.

“The kids had a blast wrestling two very competitive duals in front of a big home crowd,” Osakis head coach Joey Andreasen said. “I couldn't be happier for our kids as they have now won three duals in a row. Our three seniors, Jeran Baker, Colton Waldvogel and Gage Zieske showed their leadership as they all went 2-0 on the night and won in dominating fashion.”

Zieske won by technical fall (23-8, 3:03) against Benson and by a 16-6 major decision against Border West at 138 pounds. Waldvogel added a pin in 1:04 against Border West and by forfeit against Benson at 170 pounds.

“Others picking up two wins on the night were seventh grader Kale Drevlow, Nate Kulzer, Duncan Vandergon and Dominic Strom,” Andreasen said. “This was just a total team effort. To give up four forfeits against two teams with full lineups and still be able to pick up two wins was just incredible.”

The Silverstreaks have one more home event left on their schedule this season when BOLD, Paynesville Area and Yellow Medicine East come to town for a quadrangular starting at 4 p.m. on Jan. 30.

OSAKIS 35, BENSON 33

1066 - Kale Drevlow (O) def. Preston McGee by fall, 1:50; 113 - Garek Radtke (O) def. Blake Nagler by fall, 0:57; 120 - Colby Hogrefe (B) def. Carsten Jacobson, 9-8; 126 - Nathan Kulzer (O) def. Mike Nagler, 7-2; 132 - Nathan Bolduc (B) won by forfeit; 138 - Gage Zieske (O) def. Adam Koosman by tech fall, 23-8, 3:03; 145 - Aaron Zosel (B) won by forfeit; 152 - Duncan Vandergon (O) def. Mason Abner, 6-4; 160 - Jared Knutson (B) won by forfeit; 170 - Colton Waldvogel (O) won by forfeit; 182 - Wyatt McGee (B) def. Brock Faber by fall, 5:57; 195 - Dylan Stewart (B) won by forfeit; 220 - Dominic Strom (O) def. Alden Sylte, 8-2; 285 - Jeran Baker (O) def. Grant Evenson, 10-4

OSAKIS 39, BORDER WEST 36

106 - Drevlow (O) def. Eli Larson by major decision, 13-2; 113 - Jace Olson (BW) def. Radtke by fall, 2:33; 120 - Mark McCarthy (BW) def. Jacobson by fall, 0:27; 126 - Kulzer (O) def. Cedric Barnes by fall, 5:34; 132 - Mason Zimmel (BW) won by forfeit; 138 - Zieske (O) def. Jacob Sanasack by major decision, 16-6; 145 - Ethan Nachbor (BW) won by forfeit; 152 - Vandergon (O) def. Michael Niesen by major decision, 10-2; 160 - Issac Deal (BW) won by forfeit; 170 - Waldvogel (O) def. Sam Stafford by fall, 1:04; 182 - Jason Murphy (BW) won by forfeit; 195 - Brock Faber (O) def. Lance Nelson by fall, 2:00; 220 - Strom (O) def. Michael Dennis, 9-4; 285 - Baker (O) def. Issac Ebnet by fall, 0:44

Eric Morken

Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.

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