Photos by Tasha Geiser
Above: Tristan Evavold advanced to the super section meet in Long Prairie last weekend. Evavold did not place in the meet. 

Poser, Schleske place third at super section meet

In the last 1 ½ weeks, the OTC Bulldogs competed in the 6A Section team tournament, section individual qualifier, and the 5A/6A Super Section State preliminary qualifier. 

Collin Tierney took on Aiden Winter of Staples-Motley during the Section 6A meet at West Central Area last week. 

In the team part of Section 6A, the Bulldogs fell to Pelican Rapids 30-49. The Bulldogs defeated Pelican Rapids earlier in the year by a similar score, both teams came in with some changes. It proved to be the coin flip to be the deciding factor, as Pelican Rapids got the chance to get the match ups they wanted. The Bulldogs tried to play catch up from the start of the match, but fell short. 

The Section 6A Individual Qualifier gave the opportunity for the Bulldogs to send five wrestlers to the Super Section State preliminary qualifier. Three Bulldogs made the finals; Brien Poser at 132, Reed Leabo at 138, and Tristan Evavold at 182. Logan Schleske at 145 and Jaxon Rich at 160 qualified by wrestling and getting to the consolation finals. 

At the 5A/6A Super Section State preliminary qualifier, the Bulldogs had four of five wrestlers place in the top four, which made them the top 16 wrestlers in the state. Brien Poser placed third, Reed Leabo placed fourth, Logan Schleske placed fourth, and Jaxon Rich placed third. Rich also had the opportunity to wrestle for true second, but came up short to qualify the state final eight tournament. 

Although this was a rebuilding year for the Bulldogs, they found a lot of success on the mat and with a great core of wrestlers returning, the Bulldogs should have another solid 2021-22 season. 

OTC 30, Pelican Rapids  49

106 Levi Evavold (OTC) defeated by Jackson Peasley (PR) fall 4:58

113 Collin Tierney (OTC) defeated by Danny Salazar (PR) fall 5:59   

120 Cayden Dittberner (OTC) defeated by Jed Carlson (PR) fall 4:29   

126 Xavier Lewis (OTC) defeated Daniel Diaz (PR) fall :52

132 Ryan Despard  (OTC) defeated by Tommy Thach (OTC) fall 1:31    

138 Reid Leebo (OTC) received a fordeit 

145 Logan Schleske  (OTC) defeated Oakley Carlson (PR) fall 2:32    

152 Brennen Volkmann (OTC) defeated by Carter Johnson (PR) 3-11   

160 Jaxon Rich  (OTC) received a forfeit   

170 Brock Hasling  (OTC) defeated Kaden Holt (PR) fall 1:35    

182 Will Ehlert (OTC) defeated by Johnny Zieball (PR) fall 5:26 

195 Tristan Evavold (OTC) received a forfeit   

220 Murphy Despard   (OTC) defeated by Jacob Willitz (PR) 0-3 

285 Johnny Fielding (OTC) defeated by Abraham Gonzalez (PR) fall 5:08 

OTC at the Section 6A Qualifier 

106 Levi Evavold (OTC) defeated by Riley Reese (SM) fall :45  

113 Collin Tierney (OTC) defeated by Jude Olson (BW)  fall :36, defeated by Aiden Winter (SM) fall 1:55    

120 Cayden Dittberner (OTC) defeated by Eli Larson (BW) fall 1:28, defeated by Nick Peters (NYM) fall :41    

126 Xavier Lewis (OTC) defeated Soloman Wales (WCA) fall :35, defeated by Ben Peterson (BW) fall 1:32 

132 Brien Poser  (OTC)defeated Jay Mindermann (NYM) fall 1:23, defeated Dalton Wells (SM) fall 4:49 

138 Reid Leebo (OTC) defeated Blake Sumstad (BHVPP) 19-5, defeated SebastianCenteno (PR) 10-2 

145 Logan Schleske  (OTC) defeated defeated Brandon Wheeler (WDC) fall 1:48, defeated by Jacob Guck (NYM) fall 1:03, defeated Justin Koehn (BHVPP)  fall :53    

152 Brandt Malone (OTC) defeated by Brody Nochar (BW) fall 1:51   

160 Jaxon Rich  (OTC) defeated grant Seelhammer (WDC) fall :44, defeaed by Mason Schoeder (BHVPP) fall 5:58, defeated Grant Davis (BRK) fall 1:06    

170 Will Ehlert  (OTC) defeated Jacob Adelman (BW) 13-6, defeated by Bren Salo (NYM) fall :49, defeated by Kody Endres (WDC) fall 4:49    

182 Tristan Evavold (OTC) defeated Andrew Hennessy (BW) 15-0, defeated Johnny Zieball (PR) 4-3 

195 Murphy Despard  (OTC) defeated by  Jordan Kroll (BRNS) fall 1:20, defeated by Tyler Stone (WCA) fall :46 

220 Kale Rich (OTC) defeated by Brady Kroll (BRNS) fall 2:26, defeated by Bendeguz Pali (SM) fall 2:0

285 Johnny Fielding (OTC) defeated Matthew Wegscheid (WDC) fall :31, defeated by Isaac Ebnet (BW)  fall :37, defeated by Bradon Peterson (NYM) fall 3:27  

OTC at the Section 5A/6A Super Section State Prelims  

132 3rd Brien Poser  (OTC)defeated Zamora (LPGE/BROW) 11-9, defeated by Austin Kiecker (BOLD) 6-9, defeated Wyatt Engen (BBE) 16-9, defeated Reese Thompson (BHVPP) fall 4:24 

138 4th Reid Leebo (OTC) defeated Cael Lorentz (LPGE/BROW) 9-7, defeated yb Tyler Jensen (BBE) 4-7, defeated Craig Schmitz (PAAR) 6-5, defeated by  Cael Lorentz (LPGE/BROW) 2-3 

145 4th Logan Schleske  (OTC) defeated by Carter Meiners (LPGE/BROW) fall 1:16, defeated Hunter Wilts (KMS) fall 1:59, defeated Jacob Guck (NYM) 5-0, defeated by Carter Meiners (LPGE/BROW) 4-11 

160 3rd Jaxon Rich  (OTC) defeated defeatd by Dylan Kampsen (BBE) fall 5:17, defeated Adam Zosel (BENS) DQ, defeated Mason Schoeder (BHVPP) fall 3:01, defeated Dylan Kampsen (BBE) fall 1:49. Defeated by Anthony Sykora (WCA) 3-18

182 DNP Tristan Evavold (OTC) defeated by Peyton Hemmesch (PAAR) fall 4:45, defeated by Andrew Hennessy (BW) Inj. Default