ESTHERVILLE - The Cherokee Braves found the going tough at a Lakes Conference wrestling double dual here Tuesday night featuring Lakes leader Spencer, and host Estherville-LC.
The double dual, originally scheduled for December 6 but postponed due to inclement weather, saw E-LC beat the Braves 48-20, and Spencer win big 69-12.
Cherokee's undefeated and second-ranked Nick Loughlin ran his sparkling season record to 28-0, winning by technical fall and a fall. He was the Braves' lone double winner. Heavyweight Tin Jones and Pat Loughlin at 160 pounds also recorded pins for Cherokee.
"One hundred wins is a major accomplishment for any wrestler," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We are very proud of Tim. Nick kept up his technical fall campaign, winning his 12th of the season. He has broken the season mark of nine set by Kyle Skaggs, and has tied Kyle's career record of 18. Steve Veit also had a very exciting match for us, holding his opponent on his back for the last minute of the match to get a win.
"We did not match well with Spencer. They are at the top of the Lakes and (brothers) Nick and Pat Loughlin were our only wins, each winning by fall. Tim had a tough one in this dual (Tiger Casey Musseigman, rated sixth in Class 3A) and lost 5-2."
Cherokee gave up six forfeits against ELC, and seven against Spencer.
Gordy Gill (152), Manny Bustos (152), and Danny Bieber (171) wrestled and lost two matches each for Cherokee in JV action.
The Braves compete in the Lakes Conference Tournament Friday in Spencer, and have added an extra double dual to the schedule, taking on Hinton and Westwood Tuesday in Hinton, starting at 6 p.m.
ELC 48, C 20
103 - Open
112 - Austin Greig, ELC, won by forfeit
119 - Nathan Spoo, ELC, pinned Matt Sparks :17
125 - Joel Christensen, ELC, won by forfeit
130 - Open
135 - Ryan Kaltved, ELC, won by forfeit
140 - Seth Shatto, ELC, won by forfeit
145 - Steve Veit, C, beat Tyler Ernerson 14-12
152 - Nick Loughlin, C, beat Matt McMurty 18-1 (technical fall)
160 - Nate Howard, ELC, pinned Pat Loughlin 3:31
171 - Tyler Lundsgaard, C, won by forfeit
189 - Spencer Schichtl, ELC, pinned Dillon Devitt 2:26
215 - DJ Clinton, ELC, pinned Peter Cosgrove 1:46
S 69, C 12
103 - Bruce Dillard, S, won by forfeit
112 - Brock Storm, S, won by forfeit
119 - Ryan Edwardson, S, pinned Sparks :29
125 - Evan Quail, S, won by forfeit
130 - Tyler Schaefer, S, won by forfeit
135 - James Randall, S, won by forfeit
140 - Justin Hargrave, S, won by forfeit
145 - Matt Wilkerson, S, pinned Veit :41
152 - Loughlin, C, pinned Jacob Zobrist 5:38
160 - Loughlin, C, pinned Jordon Rasmussen 3:54
171 - Zach VanWeterig, S, pinned Lundsgaard :36
189 - Sean Elliot, S, pinned Devitt :13
215 - Tyler Kacarinski, S, won by forfeit
Hwt - Casey Musseigman, S, beat Jones 5-2