Elk River wrestling

Elk River wrestlers closed their season wilt a 41-29 loss to the Blaine Bengals on Thursday at Blaine, a result their coach called disappointing. “It was a hard loss. We got outworked,” said Paul Nelson, noting that the Elks lost four of five close decisions and “too many pins (three)” in losing a winnable match. [...]

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The Elk River wrestlers beat Spring Lake Park and Irondale while losing to Detroit Lakes at the Blaine Duals on Saturday. Garrett Cadon at 103 and Robert Schmitz at 170 each had three wins. Evan Caldon, ranked No. 5 at 132, won twice and lost a decision to Detroit Lakes’ Zach Baker. Elk River (7-6) [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River wrestlers celebrated Senior Night and picked up their third straight win 39-22 over the Osseo Orioles on Friday evening. Elk seniors Evan Caldon, Trevor Brink, Justin Gagnon and Jacob Brown all won their matches while the other senior, Adam Peterson, lost a decision. The Elks got back [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River wrestling had to wait a little longer than usual for Evan Caldon to give then a boost. As an eighth-grader Caldon was willing in body and spirit, but the former wasn’t big enough yet. “I weighed 80 pounds. You had to be 84 to be eligible to wrestle [...]

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Elk River had five pins and a technical fall in rolling 58-18 over Park Center there Thursday evening. Elks pinning Pirates were Garrett Caldon, Kyle Ziemer, Trevor Brink, Ryan Osberg, and Garrett Van Eps, with Evan Caldon adding a technical fall. Andrew Perry had a major decision and Christian Tobin won 3-1. The Elks got [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River Invitational was won by the host team on Saturday with three Elks capturing championships — Garrett Caldon, Evan Caldon, and Kyle Ziemer. “We wrestled well for the most part,” said coach Paul Nelson after the Elks claimed the trophy in the seven-team field. “We expected to [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor After facing a girl on the mat for the first time in his five-year varsity career, Evan Caldon grinned sheepishly and said it was “a little awkward.” Elk River’s best wrestler got the pin against Maple Grove eighth-grader Sarah Tison in the second period at 132 pounds, during the [...]

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  Elk River had one champion, five runners-up and three third-places at the St. Francis Invitational on Friday evening, placing third among seven teams. Garrett Caldon (17-4) was 106-pound champion with a 4-3 win over Daniel Worthington of St. Francis in the finals, after first-period pins against Eden Prairie’s Kameron Dunn in 1:09 and New [...]

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