MARCUS - The Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn wrestlers kicked off their season with a tough double dual meet here Monday night, also featuring the Aurelia/Galva-Holstein/Schaller-Crestland, and Alta squads.
MMC dropped a hard-fought 45-36 doozy to Alta, and then rebounded with a 45-18 dual victory over AGHSC.
In their first match, the Stonecutters lost to Alta by a score of 62-12, and in the second dual against the host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn Eagles,AGHSC was on the short end of a 45-18 score.
The host Eagles had one double winner in the person of Tyler Pearson, who won both his matches by fall at 130 pounds. Other pin winners for MMC on the night were Tyler Nielsen at 119, Ben Phillips at 135, Jacob Meehan at 140, and Ethan Radtke at 152.
For AGHSC, Spencer Snyder won by fall at 189, and Logan Schafer won by fall at heavyweight.
IN a JV match, Chad Borchers of AGHSC beat Michael Bush of MMC 8-0.
MMC wrestles in the MOC-Floyd Valley Tournament Saturday in Orange City, and travels to Hinton for a double dual with Hinton and Sioux Center Monday night.
AGHSC travels to the Manson NW Webster Tournament on Saturday.
103 - Ernesto Dominguaz, A, won by forfeit
112 - Joseph Coll, A, won by forfeit
119 - Tyler Nielsen, MMC, pinned Nathan Alafa 1:02
125 - Josh Kristensen, A, won by forfeit
130 - Tyler Pearson, MMC, pinned Jordan Schmidtz 1:39
135 - Taylor Stevicks, A, pinned Ben Phillips 1:21
140 - Jacob Meehan, MMC, pinned jared Schmidtz 3:05
145 - Cody Duhn, A, beat Mitch Brady 10-3
152 - Etan Radtke, MMC, won by forfeit
160 - Russ Godbersen, MMC, won by forfeit
171 - Jacob Pearson, MMC, won by forfeit
189 - Garrett VanHouten, A, pinned Tanner Cronin 2:48
215 - Robbie Sauter, A, pinned Nathan Zubrod 5:52
Hwt - Matt Sefcik, A, won by forfeit
MMC 45, AGHSC 18
103 - Open
112 - Open
119 - Nielsen, MMC, won by forfeit
125 - Kaleb Young, AGHSC, won by forfeit
130 - Pearson, MMC, pinned Shane Thoreson :59
135 - Phillips, MMC, pinned Tylar Hansen 1:14
140 - Meehan, MMC, won by forfeit
145 - Brady, MMC, beat Dru Kenny 11-9
152 - Radtke, MMC, pinned Juan Pineds 1:08
160 - Godbersen, MMC, won by forfeit
171 - Pearson, MMC, beat Taylor Witzel 9-2
189 - Spencer Snyder, AGHSC, pinned Cronin 1:05
215 - Zubrod, MMC, beat Adam Spahr 17-15 OT
Hwt - Logan Schafer, AGHSC, pinned Levi Letsche :22
A 62, AGHSC 12
103 - Dominguaz, A, won by forfeit
112 - Coll, A, won by forfeit
119 - Alafa, A, won by forfeit
125 - Kristensen, A, beat Young 19-4
130 - Jordan Schmidtz, A, pinned Thoreson 3:09
135 - Stevicks, A, pinned Hansen :53
140 - Open
145 - Jared Schmidtz, A, won by forfeit
152 - Duhn, A, beat Kenny 21-6
160 - Witzel, AGHSC, won by forfeit
171 - Snyder, AGHSC won by forfeit
189 - Van Houten, A, beat Spahr 16-6
215 - Sauter, A, pinned Kevin Hernandez 5:11
Hwt - Sefcik, A, pinned Schafer :26