Sophomore Cody Weiland (138 pounds) and junior Nate Merten (145 pounds) each finished third.

The Pirates got their season off and running Friday and Saturday with an eighth place finish at the two-day Wahpeton Invitational. Crookston was led by a runner-up finish by senior Josh Edlund at 195 pounds.

Sophomore Cody Weiland (138 pounds) and junior Nate Merten (145 pounds) each finished third. Juniors Kyle Caputo (126 pounds) and Blake Bergeron (160 pounds) each placed fifth to round out the Pirate placers.

In TheGuillotine.com rankings, Weiland is No. 8 at 138 pounds, senior Wyatt Hanson, who did not place in Wahpeton, is No. 10 at 152 pounds and Edlund is No. 4 at 220 pounds. New rankings will be released Dec. 7.

The Pirates will face Thief River Falls in a dual Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in Thief River Falls. Saturday is the Rodd Olson Tournament in Crookston, beginning at approximately 11:30 a.m.

1. West Fargo - 290.5
2. Frazee - 218
3. Lisbon - 158.5
4. Brookings - 146
5. Fergus Falls - 129
6. Breckenridge - 108
7. Grand Forks Central - 105.5
8. Crookston - 103
9. Wahpeton - 86.5
10. Border West - 79.5
11. Minnetonka - 53
12. Devils Lake - 41
13. Kindred - 31
14. Sisseton - 16
15. Minnehaha-DeLaSalle - 6


106 lbs - Preston Desrosier - DNP
Gavin Lenoue (Wahpeton) L, pin 5:30
Nathan Hildebrand (Unattached) L, 4-2


113 lbs - Colten Weiland - DNP
Bye
Reed Cronin (WF) L, pin 4:46
Brandon Hanson (GFC) L, 5-2


120 lbs - OPEN


126 lbs - Kyle Caputo - 5th
Nathan Omstad (FF) W, pin 3:23
Kolton Richards (Sisseton) W, 13-3
Justice Lamer (Brookings) L, pin 4:56
Ben Schindler (FF) L, 10-2
Joey Good (DL) W, pin 6:23 OT


132 lbs - Shad Steer - DNP
Jordan Ketter (Frazee) L, pin 1:38
Mark Erickson (Breckenridge) W, 8-2
Jacob Thiel (Wahpeton) L, pin 1:52


138 lbs - Cody Weiland - 3rd
Jacob Prchal (Wahpeton)W, pin 1:01
Dash Fultz (Unattached) W, pin 1:35
Christian Ramberg (Unattached) L, 10-4
Garret Litzinger (GFC) W, pin 3:00
Dylan Pullis (BW) W, 14-5


145 lbs - Nate Merten - 3rd
Cory Erickson (Minnetonka) W, pin 1:05
Jake Antrim (FF) W, pin :41
Nick Hanson (Brookings) L, pin 3:47
Tyler Wacker (Frazee) W, 5-0
Travis Miranowski (Breckenridge) W, 9-1


152 lbs - Wyatt Hanson - DNP
Dylan Urback (Lisbon) L, 11-2
Blake Brandon (GFC) W, pin 4:06
Bruce Lemon (Frazee) L, 6-2


160 lbs - Blake Bergeron - 5th
Kegan Huff (Sisseton) W, pin 3:07
Nate Starry (Unattached) W, pin 1:04
Wyatt Aberle (Lisbon) L, 8-0
Kameron McNary (Wahpeton) L, 8-6
Nate Starry (Unattached) W, 4-1


170 lbs - Luke Edlund - DNP
Hayden Vogel (FF) W, pin 3:40
Joe Nelson (Lisbon) L, TF 15-0
Ryan McCollum (Kindred) W, pin 2:24
Tanner Kuznia (WF) L, 8-1


182 lbs - Jesse Bosquez - DNP
Derek Nordick (Breckenridge) L, pin 2:00
Levi Vangsness (Kindred) L, 7-0


195 lbs - Josh Edlund - 2nd
Nick Escobar (GFC) W, pin 1:01
Ryan Brandt (Unattached) W, pin 1:13
Abram Aho (FF) W, 8-2
Preston Lehmann (WF) L, pin :48


220 lbs - OPEN           


285 lbs - A. J. Biermaier - DNP
Justin Behrend (Brookings) L, pin 1:00
Alex Dosch (Kindred) W, pin :49
Kamron Matejcek (DL) L, pin 4:19