Jacob Schoon, Logan Bowes win titles at Dan Unruh Memorial

Jon Schoon/For The Register Brookings’ Logan Bowes (right) works on Crookston’s Lukas Meier during the 160-pound final in the Dan Unruh Memorial Wrestling Tournament on Saturday in Wahpeton, N.D. The senior went 4-0 in the event to win the title.

WAHPETON, N.D. – Jacob Schoon and Logan Bowes won titles and four Bobcats placed second at the Dan Unruh Memorial Wrestling Tournament over the weekend.

Following a first-round bye at 182 pounds, Schoon pinned Grand Forks Central’s Austin Bicker in 1:09 in the quarterfinals and then picked up a 14-2 major decision over Crookston’s Damian Hodgson in the semifinals.

Schoon dropped Lisbon’s Levi Schwab 5-1 in the final.

Bowes was victorious at 160 pounds. He sandwiched pins against Border West’s Sam Stafford (1:01) and Lisbon’s Jacob Reinke (2:59) around a 7-4 decision of Lisbon’s Jaden Schmidt.

Bowes won by injury default 1:20 into his title bout against Crookston’s Lukas Meier.

Connor Klinkhammer (120 pounds), Jason Nixon (126), Nolan Archer (132) and Tucker Christie (285) each took second.

Klinkhammer pinned Wahpeton’s Jamison Horn in 33 seconds and Frazee’s Christian Carlson in 1:31, before edging Sisseton’s Isiah Grimm 4-3. He dropped a 1-0 decision to Kindred’s Carter Schmitz in the final.

Nixon won by fall in 27 seconds versus West Fargo Sheyenne’s Keyara LaRocque, picked up a 15-0 technical fall over Lisbon’s Brody Aberle and then earned a 10-6 decision against Fargo North’s Danny Monatukwa. Nixon lost a 12-4 major decision to Sisseton’s Dane Christopherson in the championship match.

Archer received a first-round bye and then pinned West Fargo Sheyenne’s Kellen Hoornaert in 2:53 and Wahpeton’s Shea Truesdell in 3:22. He dropped a 6-2 decision to Sisseton’s Keanan Pikarski in the final.

Christie got a bye in the first round and then pinned his way into the title bout, dropping Grand Forks Central’s Beau Peterson in 2:07 and Fargo North’s Braden Jongeward in 58 seconds. Lisbon’s Ben Shearer pinned Christie in 2:21 in the title matchup.

Jaxon Bowes (138) and Gus Miller (220) both finished third.

Bowes opened with a bye and beat Fargo North’s Chase Hansen 9-5 (tiebreaker-1) in the quarters. After falling 1-0 to Sisseton’s Braimen Steen, he beat Grand Forks Central’s Mike Erickson 8-2 in the consolation semifinals and Frazee’s Brock Barlund 7-4 in the third-place bout.

Miller opened with a pair of wins by fall – in 1:44 versus Lisbon’s Granger Dick and in 4:50 against Wahpeton’s Josh Krump. He bounced back from a 2-1 loss to Frazee’s Luke Tweeton with a pin in 4:20 against Breckenridge’s Tanner Differding and a 5-1 decision over Lisbon’s Sam Rieger to close out the day.

Koby Bartels (132 pounds) finished fifth. He received a first-round bye but was pinned by Pikarski in 5:03. He pinned Border West’s Logan Bock in 2:16 and posted a 17-2 technical fall over Wahpeton’s Kaleb Mostoller. Bartels was pinned in 2:26 by Wahpeton’s Shea Truesdell in the consolation semifinals but beat Frazee’s Lucas Volstad 9-2 in the fifth-place match.

Lisbon won the team title with 242 team points, Frazee (227.5) was second and Grand Forks Central (185) third. Brookings finished fourth at 182.5.

The Bobcats play host to West Central in a dual today at 7 p.m.

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CLARK – Kingsbury County’s Alec Dobson (132 pounds) and Nolan Coughlin (138) won individual titles on Saturday.

Webster Area totaled 138 team points to take the team crown and the Knights were second at 130.

Dobson pinned his way to the championship, dropping Tiospa Zina’s Cante Redwing in 12 seconds, Warner/Northwestern’s Lincoln Fortin in 3:55 and Webster Area’s Hunter Rucktaeschel in 4:22.

Coughlin did the same, defeating Tiospa Zina’s Akisa Peters in 37 seconds, Webster Area’s Hayden Niles in 1:35 and Britton/Hecla’s Zack Strong in 4:15.

KC’s Dylan Zell (120), Dylan Geary (152), Monte Albrecht (160) and Gavin Holland (182) each placed second, while Ethan Johnson (106), Matthew Steffensen (126) and Kain Gilligan (195) all took third.

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