MAPLETON - A youthful Cherokee Braves wrestling team opened its 2008-2009 season with some positive results despite losing all three matches here on Dec. 2nd.
The Braves lost 52-24 to host Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto, 37-30 to West Sioux, and 49-24 to MOC-Floyd Valley.
Three Braves won all three of their matches, including Tyler Lundsgaard and Patrick Loughlin winning all their matches by fall, and Calvin Conley winning two by fall and one by decision.
Other Cherokee wrestlers registering pins were Matt Sparks, Zac Anderson, Tyson English, and Peter Cosgrove.
"It was tough having three matches on the first night," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We need to keep working on our conditioning.
"Against West Sioux we had a real chance to win if a couple matches would have gone our way. We didn't match up as well and our youth showed against MOC-FV."
In winning by fall over his MVAO opponent, Cherokee's Tyson English (140 pounds) trailed 15-7 when he scored a takedown and a pin with just six seconds left in his match. Wrestling undersized at heavyweight, Cherokee's Peter Cosgrove also recorded a fall against West Sioux. Steve Veit also had a tremendous comeback against MVAO at 145 pounds, winning 11-10 in the closing seconds.
MVAO 52, C 24
103 - Joel Barry, MCAO, won by forfeit.
112 - Cody Dolezal, MVAO, won by forfeit.
119 - Brent Gigaroa, MVAO, pinned Rick Weaver 5:32.
125 - Michael Jepsen, MVAO, pinned Matt Sparks 1:02.
130 - Cole Holton, MVAO, beat Alex Peck 14-3.
135 - Tim Dougherty. MVAO, pinned Zac Anderson 1:00.
140 - Tyson English, C, pinned Junior Searls 5:54.
145 - Steve Veit, C, beat Zach Schoenfeld 11-10.
152 - Calvin Conley, C, beat Nolan Kafton 1-0.
160 - Patrick Loughlin, C, pinned Kalvin Hinrickson 1:31.
171 - Tyler Lundsgaard, C, pinned Jon Wimmer :55.
189 - Rick Maynard, MVAO, pinned Dillon Devitt 1:24.
215 - Sam Hanson, MVAO, pinned Nick Keith 1:26.
Hwt - Adam Kuhl, MVAO, pinned Peter Cosgrove 1:33.
WS 37, C 30
103 - Open.
112 - Open.
119 - Corey Jervik, WS, beat Weaver 7-5 in OT.
125 - Aaron Lappegard, WS, pinned Sparks 3:28.
130 - Steve Topete, WS, beat Peck 12-1.
135 - Anderson, C, pinned Alberto Armenta 3:37.
140 - Isidiro Topete, WS, pinned English 1:24.
145 - Dillon McKee, WS, pinned Veit 1:52.
152 - Conley, C, pinned Enrique hernandez 5:00.
160 - Loughlin, C, pinned Michael Kots :45.
171 - Lundsgaard, C, pinned Alonso Flores 2:42.
189 - Josh Wilkens, WS, pinned Devitt 1:41.
215 - Wayne Toft, WS, pinned Keith 1:52.
Hwt - Cosgrove, C, pinned Logen Bonnema 4:35.
MOC-FV 49, C 24
103 - Brett Stofferan, MOC-FV, won by forfeit.
112 - Kyle Anderson, MOC-FV, won by forfeit.
119 - Ethan Lambert, MOC-FV, beat Weaver 12-0.
125 - Sparks, C, pinned Trenton Korver 2:26.
130 - Adam Vogel, MOC-FV, pinned Peck :41.
135 - Joe Reinders, MOC-FV, beat Anderson 16-5.
140 - Asa Visser, MOC-FV, pinned English 1:36.
145 - Collin Asherl, MOC-FV, beat Veit 4-0.
152 - Conley, C, pinned Drew Rupp 1:59.
160 - Loughlin, C, pinned Chris Hubers 2:40.
171 - Lundsgaard, C, pinned Mitchell Janssen 3:53.
189 - Jeff Vander Voort, MOC-FV, pinned Devitt 1:49.
215 - Tony Blankers, MOC-FV, pinned Keith 2:57.
Hwt - Tim Smits, MOC-FV, pinned Cosgrove :21.