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Hayfield native Pike earns D-II wrestling all-America designation

Thad Pike, a former Hayfield wrestler, earned all-America status Friday in the NCAA Division II national tournament in Wheeling, W.Va.

Pike, who wrestles at 174 pounds for North Dakota State, won a 5-2 decision in the consolation round and still has a chance to place as high as third in the tournament. Pike had earlier won a 3-1 decision in his opening match before falling 4-1 in the quarterfinals. He entered the tourney with a 20-11 record.

Ryan King, a former Grand Meadow/LeRoy-Ostrander/Kingsland wrestler who competes at 141 pounds for Augustana College in South Dakota, lost 6-0 in the consolation round and was eliminated.

Mankato's Joel Schrimpf, who was a high school wrestler at Goodhue, was pinned in his first-round match. He was then eliminated 11-4 in the consolation round. He had a 21-11 record.

Southwest State's Brian Tesch of Plainview/Elgin-Millville entered the tourney with an 11-11 record and was leading his first-round match 4-3 when he was pinned in the third period. He was eliminated 6-4 in the consolation round.

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The tournament concludes today.

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