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Hanson's stamina pays off for Dickinson

Dickinson senior Chase Hanson wasn't about to let his team's lead slip away. In a match where Dickinson grabbed a 36-12 lead but let Mandan close the gap to within three points at 36-33 with two matches to go, Hanson scored a takedown in overtime...

Dickinson senior Chase Hanson wasn't about to let his team's lead slip away.

In a match where Dickinson grabbed a 36-12 lead but let Mandan close the gap to within three points at 36-33 with two matches to go, Hanson scored a takedown in overtime against Mandan 160-pounder Drew Schneider to vault his team to a thrilling 39-38 West Region wrestling win Friday at the Dickinson High School gymnasium.

Hanson's 11-9 win put the dual out of reach as the Midgets held a 39-32 advantage, making the final match insignificant from a dual standpoint.

According to Hanson, his conditioning was the most important factor in overtime.

"Coach (Cody Wolf) has been helping us learn to last over six minutes," Hanson said.

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Wolf said he was also confident in Hanson because of his conditioning.

"After the end of the third period, I thought we had the edge in conditioning," Wolf said. "He finished him strong."

Though both teams won seven matches, the deciding factor was Dickinson's ability to get pins. The Midgets came through with six falls, including a clean sweep in the five lowest weight classes.

"That's what won the dual," Wolf said. "It came down to us getting more pins than them."

Wolf praised the efforts of 152-pounder Tyler Lindsey, who lost a 9-2 decision to Chris Hauge but battled all the way to the end to avoid handing Mandan a four-point major decision with two matches to go.

Although it may not have looked like it at the time, Lindsay's match proved significant.

"That went on to be the deciding point," Wolf said.

Mandan's Slade Ternes started the dual off with a pin at 189, but Emerson Marsh answered with one of his own at 215.

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Mandan heavyweight Kyle Jefferson also earned a pin to help his team to a 12-6 lead, but Dickinson's dominance in the lower weights took over from there as Alex Brown (103), Colton Schaeffer (112), Justin Brown (119), Jaren Haugon (125) and Ben Brown (130) all came away with pins.

Mandan coach J.J. Nelson said his team just gave away too many falls.

"You can't give up six pins," Nelson said. "You've got to have an all-around effort. You can't have some guys killing themselves and others not.

"I've got to hand it to Dickinson. They came to wrestle. They weren't messing around and they did what they had to do."

Dickinson 39, Mandan 28

103: Alex Brown, D, pinned Thomas Peterson, 3:15. 112: Colton Schaefer, D, pinned Keenen Ternes, 0:47. 119: Justin Brown, D, pinned Alex Koppy, 1:35. 125: Jaren Haugon, D, pinned Devon Barhardt, 3:28. 130: Ben Brown, D, pinned Mike Gunsch, 1:32. 135: Wil Streibel, M, pinned Tyrel Anderson, 5:08. 140: Daron Hobhein, M, won by forfeit. 145: Mike Volk, M, tech. fall Pat Tangen, 4:44. 152: Chris Hauge, M, dec. Tyler Lindsey, 9-2. 160: Chase Hanson, D, dec. Drew Schneider, 11-9 (OT). 171: Cameron Keller, M, pinned Brett Silkey, 2:47. 189: Slade Ternes, M, pinned Ethan Ladbury, 2:19. 215: Emerson Marsh, D, pinned Cody Hochhalter, 2:44. 285: Kyle Jefferson, M, pinned Brett Biel, 2:52.

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