The Osakis wrestling team finished seventh in the 10-team Lake Park Terry Teiken Invitational on Friday night in what was the lone competition of the week for the Silverstreaks.
Osakis put up 81.5 points, while Pequot Lakes won the invite with 184. Fosston was second at 163, while United Clay Becker rounded out the top three with 142.5 points.
The Silverstreaks got a big day out of Logan Grove as he took second place at 106 pounds. Grove lost a 7-1 decision in his championship match. His prior matches ended in a 9-8 decision and a win by fall in 29 seconds to punch his ticket to the title match.
“Logan continues to impress on the mat,” Osakis head coach Joey Andreasen said. “Logan reached his first tournament championship. Logan's improvement and success has been amazing for just a second-year wrestler. Besides being gifted with athletic talent, Logan has a thirsting for knowledge about the sport of wrestling.”
Nathan Kulzer led the way overall as he gave Osakis a title at 126 pounds, his first tournament championship of his career. Kulzer won his title match by a 6-2 decision after a tech fall (16-1) in the first round and an 11-5 win in the semifinals.
“Nate wrestled great today from all three positions,” Andreasen said. “He was dominant in all three matches, controlling each match from start to finish. I'm extremely happy for Nate. He deserves his success.”
Kale Drevlow was sixth at 132 pounds. Carsten Jacobson finished in the same spot at 138 pounds, and Hunter Harlow did the same at 152. Nathan Bjerk was fifth at 170 after he pinned his man in 58 seconds during his final match.
Dominic Strom rounded out the podium finishers for Osakis as he added another second-place finish for Osakis at 195 pounds.
Strom fell in a tight SV-1 2-1 decision in the championship after getting a pin in 1:30 in his opening match and winning in 44 seconds in the semifinals due to an injury withdrawal by his opponent.
“Dominic continues to add to his accomplishments this year with a runner-up finish,” Andreasen said. “Dominic has been consistently making the podium for us this year. He has been a great leader week in and week out.”
Osakis has two matches set for this week. The Silverstreaks go to the Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa Quad on Jan. 22 at 5 p.m. before competing at the Wheaton Triangular on Jan. 25.
The Silverstreaks’ have a home quad on Jan. 29 and a home dual against United North Central on Jan. 31.