Fergus Falls junior Dustin Portales won the 285 pound title at the Section 8AA wrestling tournament in Hawley on Saturday afternoon and will compete in the Class AA State Individual Wrestling Tournament Thursday through Saturday at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.
Portales won by fall over Bryce Anderson of D-G-F in his quarterfinal match, pinning him at 3:37 of the match. He then won in sudden victory (4-2) over Austin Dickmann of Pierz in the semifinals. The championship match against Charles Barnett of Detroit Lakes ended at 2:25 of the match when Portales won by fall.
Kaden Hartwell placed third at 152, winning a 14-8 decision over Brandon Tomala of Pierz in his quarterfinal bout, losing by fall to Dylan Fudge of Perham in the semifinals, defeating Cade Sogge of D-G-F by pin in his consolation semifinal match and winning by injury default of Jake Poehler of Pequot Lakes-Pine River-Backus in his third place match.
Sixth place finishers for the Otters were Jacob Widness (113), Justin Boyd (126), Cole Fronning (160) and Tyson Back (195).
Finishing in eighth place were Da’mon Britten (106), Delvin Roberts (132), Lance ‘Joey’ Graff (138) and Sam Sorum (145).