Sophomore Cody Weiland was just behind Biermaier, recording three pins in a combined 150 seconds.
Four Pirates recorded three wins, including junior heavyweight A.J. Biermaier, who took home the Pinner's Award, as Crookston placed third in the Mahnomen-Waubun Dual Tournament Monday. The Pirates defeated Wadena-Deer Creek 61-15, lost 45-24 to United North Central and beat Blackduck-Cass Lake 48-24.
Leading Crookston on the day was Biermaier, a first-year wrestler at 285 pounds, who recorded three pins in a combined 81 seconds.
"For it being my first year I did not think that just about two-thirds of the way through (the season) I would have a record of seven wins and eight losses," Biermaier told the Times. "I figured that I might get one or two wins the whole year. I thought that being a heavyweight was just throwing the other guy around with just muscle but I was wrong. I found out that without technique it doesn't matter how strong you are."
Sophomore Cody Weiland was just behind Biermaier, recording three pins in a combined 150 seconds. Senior Wyatt Hanson also had three wins with two pins, while junior Blake Bergeron also had three wins.
Biermaier was nervous coming into the tournament.
"For all three of my matches I went in to them telling myself that I was going to just fly," he explained. "Make them move and right away take control of the matches. Right before the first one I was nervous and I just told myself that I am going to win and do what coach has taught me. So I went out there and just did what I had to do. The rest of the tournament I was just thinking that I need to just do my best, and it worked out."
The Pirates will clash with Fosston-Bagley Thursday at home beginning at 7:30 p.m.
Crookston def. Wadena-Deer Creek, 61-15
106 lbs. - Preston Desrosier def. Carter Wright (WDC), pin 4:58
113 lbs. - Colton Weiland def. Lee Spencer (WDC), 9-4
120 lbs. - Tristin Godel (WDC) def. Kyle Caputo, 4-2
126 lbs. - Shad Steer def. Blaine Snyder (WDC), 13-1
132 lbs. - Cody Weiland def. Devin Barthel (WDC), pin 1:04
138 lbs. - Nate Merten def. Tyler Wheeler (WDC), pin 1:14
145 lbs. - Josh Lawson (WDC) def. Cody Erickson, pin 2:21
152 lbs. - Wyatt Hanson def. Jake Waln (WDC), pin :49
160 lbs. - Dyllun Frazee, forfeit
170 lbs. - Blake Bergeron, forfeit
182 lbs. - Luke Edlund def. Isaac Malone (WDC), pin 3:43
195 lbs. - Caleb Monson (WDC) def. Jesse Bosquez, pin 5:22
220 lbs. - Josh Edlund def. Brandon Monson (WDC), pin :26
285 lbs. - A.J. Biermaier def. Tristian Baker (WDC), pin :20
United North Central def. Crookston, 45-24
106 lbs. - Toby Hintzman (UNC) def. Preston Desrosier, pin 3:26
113 lbs. - Colton Weiland def. Austin Bacon (UNC), 9-8
120 lbs. - Tommy Tellers (UNC) def. Kyle Caputo, pin :49
126 lbs. - Jake Malone (UNC) def. Shad Steer, pin 1:35
132 lbs. - Cody Weiland def. Logan Walz (UNC), pin :44
138 lbs. - Sam Tellers (UNC) def. Cody Erickson, pin 3:24
145 lbs. - Max Pajari (UNC) def. Nate Merten, 4-0
152 lbs. - Wyatt Hanson def. Mike Johnson (UNC), 5-0
160 lbs. - Blake Bergeron def. Wyatt Puttonen (UNC), pin 4:36
170 lbs. - Dylan Huttunen (UNC) def. Dyllun Frazee, pin 1:20
182 lbs. - Tristan Palmer (UNC) def. Luke Edlund, 7-4
195 lbs. - Tanner Bacon (UNC) def. Jesse Bosquez, pin :52
220 lbs. - Taylor Carlson (UNC) def. Josh Edlund, 8-6
285 lbs. - A.J. Biermaier def. Landon Oshie (UNC), pin :21
Crookston def. Blackduck-Cass Lake, 48-24
106 lbs. - Michael Juelson (BCL) def. Preston Desrosier, pin 3:36
113 lbs. - Andrew Nissen (BCL) def. Colton Weiland, pin :17
120 lbs. - Kyle Michalek (BCL) def. Kyle Caputo, 14-9
126 lbs. - Shad Steer def. Mason Preston (BCL), 8-2
132 lbs. - Cody Weiland def. Jason Yates (BCL), pin :42
138 lbs. - Nate Merten def. Austin Page (BCL), pin 1:08
145 lbs. - Cody Erickson def. Matthew Patch (BCL), pin 1:43
152 lbs. - Wyatt Hanson def. Cooper Jedlicka (BCL), pin 4:34
160 lbs. - Blake Bergeron def. Nate Jablonski (BCL), 10-5
170 lbs. - Daven Staples (BCL) def. Luke Edlund, 9-4
182 lbs. - Brady Gross (BCL) def. Jesse Bosquez, pin 2:26
195 lbs. - Josh Edlund, forfeit
220 lbs. - Nicholai Broekemeier, forfeit
285 lbs. - A.J. Biermaier def. Nick Grundmeier, pin :40