Twenty-eight teams competed at Pequot Lakes
The Otter Tail Central Bulldog wrestling team competed in the first annual Jackhammer Invitational in Pequot Lakes from Dec. 17-18. There were a total of 28 teams competing in the tournament.
The Bulldogs found success early in the tournament with Mason Christainson at 106 lbs. who got a pin in the first round. This was only his second win of the year.
Levi Evavold at 126 lbs. was also able to get his first varsity pin of his career. Anibal Franco at 160 lbs. was also able to get his very first varsity win with a pin as well.
Logan Schleske was able to get two wins before getting injured and bowing out of the tournament.
Jaxon Rich also got a couple of wins in this tournament for the Bulldogs.
The highlight of the tournament though was Brien Poser at 138 lbs. Poser was able to make it to the finals before losing to the state’s number one ranked wrestler at his weight class. Before this though Poser was able to defeat Zach Thompson of Fosston-Bagley who was undefeated going into this match.
Poser then defeated Dalton Wells of Staples-Motley by a score of 5-0. Finally, Poser defeated Marshall Larson of Aitkin by a score of 12-8 in the semis. Larson was a state place winner last year. Then in the finals Poser met his match as he lost by fall to Walker Bents of Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa.
All-in-all, even though the Bulldogs only had one placewinner, Coach Jason Rogers was extremely happy with the way the Bulldogs wrestled.