In the last regular season dual of the 2016-17 season the Pelican Rapids High School Vikings wrestling team traveled to Breckenridge on Feb. 9.

In what was a very exciting dual, the Vikings lost 37-34.

This was a much better showing then in January when they lost 54-26. In that match Pelican gave up 30 points because of five forfeits.

With all the weights filled the score was tied 33-33 going into the last match.

“Several younger wrestlers were asked to fill in the weights for us tonight and they gave it their all.  We have seen constant improvement this year and are proud of all the wrestlers,” said co-head Coach Holt.

Pelican wrestlers travel to Morris 

In their last regular season tournament of the year before the Section 6A tournament, scheduled Feb. 25,  the Vikings traveled to Morris this Feb. 11.

The coaches were very pleased to see all the wrestlers place.  The tournament was won by fourth ranked in class A, West Central, with 249.5. Followed by sixth ranked in class A Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg with 197.5

Haugrud wins 60th wrestling victory 

A personal highlight for Carson Haugrud was earning his 60th Varsity win against Elijah Cloos of Ortonville.

He is the 45th wrestler in Pelican wrestling history to reach this mark.  His season record is 27-9 with 21 pins this season.

The stomach flu continues to hit the wrestling team.  On Saturday Johnny and Matt Ziebell and Armando Diaz were all home with the flu.  With Section tournament coming up the coaches hope that the wrestlers will be healthy.

Breckenridge 37 Pelican Rapids 34

106: Evan Fankhanel (PERA) over (BREC) (For.)

113: Zach Haire over Sebastian Centeno (PERA) (Fall 3:43)

120: James Furey (PERA) over Dylan Pearson (Fall 1:03)

126: Dusty DeFriesover (PERA) Ismeal Mejia (Fall 1:12)

132: John Ziebell (PERA) over Jeremy Stack (Dec 11-8)

138: Carter Gilles (BREC) over Matt Hanson (Dec 5-0)

145: Zach Petersen over Max Dykoff (PERA) (Fall 1:12)

152: Casey Kulsrud (PERA) over Keegan Ruddy (MD 15-3)

160: Matthew Ziebell (PERA) over Mason Meyer (Dec 9-7)

170: Zane Brosowske (PERA) over Mason Vig  (Fall 4:59)

182: Carson Haugrud (PERA) over (BREC) (For.)

195: Daniel Erlandson  over Jacob Willits (PERA) (Fall 2:30)

220: Tanner Differding (BREC) over Josh Villagomez (PERA) (Fall 0:27)

285: Gabe Diaz (BREC) over Armando Diaz-Perze (PERA) (MD 13-5)

Dr. Busian /Tiger Invite at Morris

 106    Evan Fankhanel 5th 

   LBF to Thomas Eustice ORT 0:50

113    Noah Kapenga 7th

   LBF to Kaleb Getz WCA 0:38

          LBF to Deaven Boots ORT 0:52

 120    James Furey 5th 

  LBD to Ben Travis MAH 10-5

 WBF over Dylan Pearson BRECK 1:32

 WBD over Austin Whitcup BEN 5-4

 126    Ismael Mejia 7th 

  LBF to Henry Burrack FB 0:47

  LBTF to Gerado Villela MAH 22-7

 138    Matt Hanson 6th

  LBF to Jared Rohloff MAH 0:50

  WBMD over Hunter Hanson WCA 14-4

  LBF to Carter Gilles BRECK 1:43

 145    Casey Kulsrud 3rd

  WBF over Justin Juve FB 1:04

  LBD to Aaron Zosel BEN 7-5

  WBF over Zach Petersen BRECK 2:42

 160    Zane Brosowske 4th

  WBF over Tristian Raths MAH 2:29

  LBTF to Tyler Onstad WCA 17-0

  LBF to Cole Olson FB 1:03

 170    Carson Haugrud 2nd

  WBF over  Marc Collins KMS 0:25

  WBD over Elijah Cloos ORT 9-5

  LBMD to Brandin Dahl KMS 8-0


249.5 West Central Area

197.5 KMS

133.5 MAHACA

132.5 Fosston-Bagley

120    Benson

83     Breckenridge

80.5  Ortonville

62     Pelican Rapids