The Cherokee Braves lone senior, Patrick Loughlin, pinned both of his foes, but open weights and youthful mistakes cost the Braves team-wise as they dropped a Lakes Conference wrestling double dual to Hull Western Christian and Storm Lake here Thursday night.
The Wolfpack beat the Braves 45-30, and the Tornadoes prevailed 51-28.
Loughlin, who has fashioned a superb 78-43 career record thus far for the Braves, pinned HWC's tough Kyle Westra in the closing minute, and then quick-pinned Storm Lake's Michael Espenio in just 42 seconds to record his 10th fall of the season and run his season record to a shiny 20-6.
Jack Letsche at 135, and Miah Back at 285 also won a match by fall for Cherokee.
Cherokee competes in the Lakes Conference Meet at Spencer on Friday.
HWC 45, C 30
103 - Open
112 - John Grevengoed, HWC, won by forfeit
119 - David Lobato, C, won by forfeit
125 - Matt DeWild, HWC, won by forfeit
135 - Jack Letsche, C, won by forfeit
140 - Alex Peck, C, won by forfeit
145 - Chris Vande Weerd, HWC, beat Zac Anderson 8-7
152 - Tyler VanderZwaag, HWC, pinned Gabe Conley 3:39
160 - Patrick Loughlin, C, pinned Kyle Westra 5:14
171 - Ross Hoksbergen, HWC, pinned Manny Bustos 1:22
189 - Sam Van Ginkle, HWC, pinned Alanzo Ruble 2:44
2285 - Trevor Van Den Top, HWC, pinned Miah Back 1:40
SL 51, C 28
103 - Dylan Tornabane, SL, won by forfeit
112 - Ivan Figueroa, SL, won by fofeit
119 - Sergio Lopez, SL, pinned Lobato 3:09
125 - Brian Gomez, SL, won by forfeit
130 - Weaver, C, won by injury default over Cristian Gomez
135 - Letsche, C, pinned James Russel 3:17
140 - Zach GLassford, SL, pinned Peck :56
145 - Anderson, C, beat Ivan Alvores 16-3
152 - Paco Vazquez, SL, beat Conley 10-5
160 - Loughlin, C, pinned Michael Espenio :42
171 - K.J. Besch, SL, pinned Bustos 2:25
189 - Jake Larson, SL, pinned Ruble :28
215 - Michael Eades, SL, pinned devitt :56
285 - Back, C, pinned Eric Carillo 4:52