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West Fargo 138-pounder Trevor Kringlie keeps his opponent in check during Tuesday's dual against Valley City. Kringlie won this match 10-0. Daniel Determan / West Fargo Pioneer

Packers take first at Unruh Memorial

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The Packers wrestling team began its season last Tuesday and, so far, have shown nothing to suggest that this season will be any different from last year.

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The team hosted the Valley City Hi-Liners on Tuesday, beating them 64-10.

They then traveled to Wahpeton on Friday to participate in the Dan Unruh Memorial Tournament, where they took first place as a team, scoring 290.5 points, 64.5 points higher than last year's first-place total.

Against Valley City, seven Packers pinned their opponents, including 106-pounder Keegan Cronin and 195-pounder Preston Lehmann, who did so in under a minute.

In the Unruh Tournament, 15 Packers finished in the top five in their respective weight classes, including seven first-place finishes and four second-place finishes.

The wrestlers that finished first include:

• Jordan Shearer (126 pounds) who pinned Justice Lamer of Brookings in 1 minute 2 seconds.

• Trevor Kringlie (132 pounds) won by forfeit over fellow Packer Jesse Sheaer for first place.

• Kollin Kragnes (138 pounds) who won by a 6-2 decision over fellow Packer Christian Ramberg

• Weston Dobler (145 pounds) who won by a 16-7 major decision over Nick Hanson of Brookings.

• Anjelo Shepherd (160 pounds) beat Lisbon's Wyatt Aberle by a 7-1 decision.

• Miles Scholl (182 pounds) beat Kody Vandenykle of Frazee by a 10-2 major decision.

• Preston Lehmann (195 pounds) pinned Crookston's Josh Edlund in 48 seconds and was named Outstanding Wrestler of the tournament.

"This is a great start to the season," Packer head coach Kayle Dangerurd said. "I think the guys wrestled hard. We know we have a lot of work to do and we aim to get better each time we compete."

The Packers will be at Grand Forks Central on Friday and Saturday for a weekend tournament.

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