Crookston wrestling holds end-of-season banquet

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Five of the six Pirates named to the All-North Star Conference team. From left to right: Ethan Bowman, Braxton Volker, Zach Brown, Hunter Knutson and Ethan Boll. (Not pictured: Carter Coauette.)

The Crookston wrestling team wasn't able to hold its end-of-season banquet at its normal time due to COVID-19, but it finally got to make it up this past weekend.

On Sunday night, the Pirates celebrated their 2019-20 season outside the Snow Sled Inn in Gentilly in a socially distanced affair. Awards were given out and all-conference and all-state honorees were recognized.

While Crookston's team season ended with a Section 8A quarterfinal loss to Fosston-Bagley, the Pirates had a banner year on the individual side, sending five wrestlers to the state championships — their most since 2011.

TEAM AWARDS

  • Wrestlers of the Year: Ethan Boll and Zach Brown
  • Most Dominant Wrestler: Zach Brown (averaged 3.11 points per match)
  • Most Improved: Hunter Knutson
  • Most Pins: Cameron Weiland (28, which tied a school record)
  • Rookie of the Year: Carter Coauette
  • Rod Hanson Most Dedicated: Ethan Bowman

MILESTONES

  • New members of the 50-win club: Ethan Bowman (66), Braxton Volker (53)
  • 75-win club: Ethan Boll (85), Nolan Dans (85)
  • 100-win club: Cameron Weiland (102)
  • 125-win club: Zach Brown (137, 10th all-time for Crookston)

CONFERENCE AND STATE AWARDS

  • All-North Star Conference: Ethan Boll, Ethan Bowman, Zach Brown, Carter Coauette, Hunter Knutson, Braxton Volker (1st-3rd at section championship)
  • All-North Star Conference Honorable Mention: Nolan Dans, Cameron Weiland (4th-6th at section championship)
  • All-State: Ethan Boll and Zach Brown (6th and 5th at state, respectively)

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