St. Cloud Apollo: 18
Paynesville wrestled St. James first and it turned out to be a close match. Paynesville claimed six of the 13 matches, but lost the match with a close score of 28-26.
St. James: 28
In the last match of the day against Blackduck, the wrestlers were a little disappointed when Blackduck pulled to a 23-point lead. Blackduck eventually won that match 38-23.
The final round of the tournament was St. James and Blackduck. Blackduck won that match claiming first place in the tournament.
The two individual champions who remained undefeated for the day were Colby Scheierl and Jona Welle.
On Monday, Jan. 26, the Bulldog wrestlers traveled to Buffalo for a quadrangular against Buffalo, Alexandria, and Elk River.
Paynesville met Buffalo in the first round. One of the key matches in that dual was at 145 with Colby Scheierl defeating Rusty Kath, 2-0.
In the second round of the night, Paynesville faced a tough Alexandria team. With amazing matches at 119 and 125, the show stoppers David Kerzman and Chris Welle defeated two very tough Alex wrestlers. Leaving Alex stunned after those two matches, the Bulldog wrestlers plowed their way through the rest of the match to win with a score of 30-21.
The third round of the night was against a very tough Elk River team. The Bulldogs knew this would be the hardest match of the night and they were right. Paynesville only won four of the 13 matches, making the final score of that match 37-18 and leaving the Bulldogs a disappointing loss.
Elk River 37
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