Vikings’ Ramos takes first at StaplesPublished 10:27am Monday, January 27, 2014
STAPLES — The Pelican Rapids wrestling team battled against four ranked teams and saw over 20 individually ranked opponents as the team finished sixth at the Staples-Motley Invite Saturday.
The Vikings’ Eddie Ramos finished in first place at the event in the 220 lbs. weight class. Ramos went through three individuals winning close matches 7-6, 8-5, 7-5 to claim the title.
Teammates Robert Mazariegos (138 lbs.) and Danny Franco (113 lbs.) each finished second in their respected weight classes.
Mazariegos won his first match by pin and followed it up with a 4-2 victory over Joe Sura of Crosby-Ironton. Mazariegos fell to Alex Johnson of Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in the title match by a 13-6 decision.
Franco would win his first two matches by decision 8-1 and 8-5. In the title match, Franco ran into Tanner Reetz of Frazee, losing by decision 7-1.
The Perham Yellowjackets were able to edge Frazee for the tournament team title with a score of 207. The Vikings finished in sixth place, .5 points behind fifth place finisher Detroit Lakes.
The Vikings will be back to dual action Thursday as it travels to take on the D-G-F Rebels in a 6 p.m. contest.
1. Perham (PER) 207
2. Frazee (FRA) 204.5
3. Pequot Lake/Pine River/Backus (PLPRB) 177
4. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton (DGF) 107
5. Detroit Lakes (DL) 100
6. Pelican Rapids (PR) 99.5
7. Barnesville (BAR) 95
8. United Clay Becker (UCB) 70
9. Crosby-Ironton (CI) 64
10. Park Rapids Area (PR) 58
11. Staples-Motley (STM) 43
12. Breckenridge-Campbell-Tintah (BREC) 40
13. Wadena-Deer Creek (WDC) 29