The Cherokee Braves dropped two matches to quality opponents here Thursday night, falling in a double dual 52-21 to Spirit Lake Park, and 48-28 to Le Mars.
Cherokee sacrificed 24 team points each match for failing to fill four weight classes.
Nick Keith, at 215 pounds, and Patrick Loughlin, at 160, each won both of their matches by fall, and Zac Anderson at 145 won both of his his matches by decision, including one by technical fall.
In JV action, Cherokee's Trevor Devitt won by decision at 215 pounds.
"It was a good night for us," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We had some wrestlers make weights they hadn't made yet this season. Our open weights still make it tough for us to win duals.
"We matched up well with Le Mars, but fell short."
The Braves enter holiday break now and return to the mat Jan. 7 at Spencer in a tough double dual also featuring Estherville-LC.
103 - Doug Miner, SLP, won by forfeit
112 - Drew Brevik, SLP, won by forfeit
119 - Skylar Hartwig, SLP, son by forfeit
125 - Open
130 - Dylan Bryce, SLP, pinned Rick Weaver 1:54
135 - Mark Norland, SLP, pinned Jack Letsche 3:29
140 - Alex Peck, C, pinned Scott Hummel 1:16
145 - Zac Anderson, C, beat Casey Jones 6-3
152 - Brandon Griffin, SLP, pinned Gabe Conley 2:54
160 - Patrick Loughlin, C, pinned Andrew Brooks 1:58
171 - Rick Wilson, SLP, pinned Manny Bustos :57
189 - Ty Ahrenstoff, SLP, beat Dustin Rosewall 14-1
215 - Nick Keith, C, pinned Adam Dreeszen 4:43
Hwt - Shae Heinrichs, SLP, pinned Miah Back 1:51.
L 48, C 28
103 - Open
112 - Open
119 - CJ SInger, L, won by forfeit
125 - Quinton Vore, L, won by forfeit
130 - Anthony Schimek, L, pinned Weaver 3:30
135 - Nathan Reiter, L, beat Letsche 13-3
140 - Zack Reed, L, pinned Peck 3:16
145 - Zac Anderson, C, beat David Weidauer 15-0
152 - Jacob Johnson, L, pinned Conley 5:38
160 - Loughlin, C, pinned David Hernandez 2:38
171 - Bustos, C, beat Chris Hiserote 7-3
189 - Rosewall, C, pinned David Lamp 1:02
215 - Keith, C, pinned J.D. Steen :50
Hwt - Josh Munger, L, pinned Back 4:17