EMMETSBURG - The youthful Cherokee Braves wrestling team dropped two tough Lakes Conference duals here Thursday night, falling 66-18 to a strong Sheldon/South O'Brien combine, and 51-22 to traditional Iowa power Emmetsburg/Armstrong-Ringsted.
Cherokee's 215 pounder Tim Jones won both his matches by fall to lead the Braves, while Tyler Halverson (130), Peter Conley (189), and Tyler Lundsgaard (171) also won matches by fall.
"The combination of Sheldon and South O'Brien has really made a solid wrestling team," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "They are strong in most weight classes. Again, in this dual, we gave up too many pins.
"Emmetsburg has a tough line-up again. We gave up too many pins to compete in this one."
In JV action for Cherokee against SSO, Luke Pearson won two matches by fall in 1:56, and 1:35, and Greg Miller won a match by fall in a speedy :34.
The Braves host Le Mars and Spirit Lake Park in another rugged Lakes Conference double dual here Thursday night.
SSO 66, C 18
103 - Hayden Adkins, SSO, pinned Weston Burkhardt, 3:42.
112 - Chris Helm, SSO, won by forfeit.
119 - Mike Faust, SSO, won by forfeit.
125 - Tyler Krenkow, SSO, won by forfeit.
130 - Tyler Halverson, C, pinned Tim Vandenberg, 1:46.
135 - Danny Ridenour, SSO, pinned Steve Veit, 4:48.
140 - John Nieuwenhuis, SSO, pinned Pat Loughlin, 1:56.
145 - Kurt Kruger, SSO, pinned Gordy Gill, 1:18.
152 - Knute Klinker, SSO, pinned Cutter Carlson, 1:18.
160 - Thor Klinker, SSO, pinned Charlie Ganger, 2:28.
171 - Josh Ihnen, SSO, pinned Tyler Lundsgaard, :35.
189 - Peter Conley, C, pinned Jacob Crowl, 1:37.
215 - Tim Jones, C, pinned John Oldenkamp, 2:55.
Hwt - Brian Tjossem, SSO, pinned Nick Keith, :28.
E-AR 51, C 22
103 - Jordan Cody, E-AR, pinned Burkhardt :47.
112 - Nathan Schany, E-AR, won by forfeit.
119 - Justin Titus, E-AR, won by forfeit.
125 - Open.
130 - Halverson, C, beat Joey Naig 10-0.
135 - Joey Brandenburg, E-AR, beat Calvin Conley 15-4.
140 - Matt Stillman, E-AR, pinned Pat Loughlin, 1:38.
145 - Gordy Gill, C, won by forfeit.
152 - Ridge Christiansen, E-AR, pinned Carlson, 4:37.
160 - Ryan Joynt, E-AR, beat Ganger 15-4.
171 - Lundsgaard, C, pinned Jacob Morris, :28.
189 - Josh Fog, E-AR, pinned Peter Conley, 1:19.
215 - Tim Jones, C, pinned Adam Leuer, 1:38.
Hwt - Joel Godfredson, E-AR, pinned Keith, 1:25.