Crookston goes 2-2 at Mahnomen-Waubun invite.

    Coming off a 46-35 dual loss on Thursday, the Crookston Pirates wrestling team took part in the Mahnomen-Waubun dual tournament invitational Friday and came away with a 2-2 record.


    “I was very proud of our guys as they competed extremely hard and found a lot of success,” Pirates head coach Wes Hanson said.


    The Pirates defeated the Red Lake County Central Mustangs 69-9, with eight wins coming from forfeits and five wins coming from falls.


    Crookston then faced off with the Wadena-Deer Creek, Wolverines where both squads ended in a 34-34 tie. However, because W-DC won seven matches comparied to Crookston’s six, they were awarded a tiebreaker point based on criteria.


    The Pirates’ third opponent was the Moorhead Spuds , but were only able to win five of the 14 matches and lost 57-16.


    Crookston rebounded against the Mahnomen-Waubun Indians with a 58-22 victory to finish the day with a 2-2 team dual record.


    The Pirates won 10 of the 14 matches by either fall or forfeit.


    Zach Brown (106), Colton Weiland (138) and Lukas Meier (145) went 4-0 in their respective classes by either forfeit, decision, fall, or major decision.


    Crookston returns to the mat at 7 p.m. Thursday for a dual on the road against the Roseau Rams.­


    “We are looking forward to the matchup this week in Roseau as they are a section opponent,” Hanson said. “I expect it to be a very competitive dual.”