Wrestling: Road Crew’s Knapp earns 100th win

The Road Crew finish the regular season 26-1 overall


Corbin Knapp earned his 100th career wrestling win as the Class 2A’s fourth-ranked Pequot Lakes/Pine River-Backus Road Crew earned three victories at the Fergus Falls Quadrangular Thursday, Feb. 3. Knapp’s milestone win came as the Road Crew defeated Fergus Falls 76-6, Sauk Centre/Melrose 69-3 and Pierz 58-14.

Parker Zutter, Caleb Ruhl, Owen Carlson, Chance Abraham, Connor Tulenchik, Trey Tuchtenhagen, Knapp and Austin Staricha all had three wins for the Road Crew.

“We wrestled well, and were able to pick up wins against section opponents in Fergus Falls and Sauk Centre-Melrose,” said Road Crew coach Travis Hoffarth. “Wins against section opponents helps with section seedings. We also got a win against Pierz, who is an up-and-coming team in Section 7-2A.”

The wins helped the Road Crew finish the regular season 26-1 overall.

“We were able to accomplish what we set out to do in the regular season,” Hoffarth said. “We had a lot of other great records and accomplishments this season, but the main goal of putting the flag at the top of the section still looms.”


The Road Crew are scheduled to compete at the Section 8-2A team tournament Tuesday, Feb. 15 and Friday, Feb. 18 in Detroit Lakes. Some of the individual wins leaders going into the section meet include: Zutter and Tulenchik, both 38-2, Knapp 34-4, Abraham 34-8, Staricha 30-1 and Ruhl 30-12.

Road Crew results:

106: Parker Zutter 3-0

113: Trevor Holmberg 2-1

120: Max Trumpold 0-2/Tayten Mick 1-0

126: Caleb Ruhl 3-0

132: Owen Carlson 3-0

138: Karsen Kinyon 2-1

145: Korey Kinyon 1-1/Brady Ruhl 1-0

152: Chance Abraham 2-0/Korey Kinyon 1-0

160: Earl Stockman 2-0/Chance Abraham 1-0

170: Connor Tulenchik 3-0

182: Trey Tuchtenhagen 3-0

195: Corbin Knapp 3-0

220: Austin Staricha 3-0

285: Matthew Foster 1-0/Riley Peterson 2-0

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