The youthful Cherokee Braves wrestling team dropped a 54-18 team verdict to visiting Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer here Tuesday night in the Cherokee Middle School gym.
The Braves claimed two matches by fall, with Jack Letsche pinning his foe at 140 pounds, and Miah Back pinning his opponent at 285.
Rick Weaver at 145 pounds, and Zac Anderson at 152 also won tight matches by decision for Cherokee.
"This was a good, old-fashined one-on-one dual," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We fell behind early and couldn't battle back."
The Braves forfeited four weight classes to account for 24 team points for the Indians.
In JV action for Cherokee, Austin Winchell won by fall in 3:59 at 140 pounds, Trevor Devitt won by fall in 1:10 at 285, and Blake Booth won by fall in 3:32 at 152.
The Braves wrestle in the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational Saturday.
103 - Kyler Lyon, PPP won by forfeit.
112 - Taylor Hallberg, PPP, pinned Austin Agnitsch :31.
119 - Dameon Doyen, PPP, won by forfeit.
125 - Austin Miller, PPP, pinned Nate Laursen :59.
130 - Open.
135 - Mike Meyer, PPP, won by forfeit.
140 - Jack Letsche, C, pinned Alex Case 2:50.
145 - Rick Weaver, C, beat Spencer Beekman 8-6.
152 - Zac Anderson, C, beat Luke Summerlot 6-4.
160 - Jake Sheldahl, PPP, pinned Gabe Conley 3:46.
171 - David Olson, PPP, pinned Tyler McLaughlin 1:42.
189 - Jeremy Watson, PPP, pinned Manny Bustos 2:25.
215 - Tyler Schneidmiller, PPP, injury default over Michael Rosewall.
285 - Miah Back, C, pinned Josh Dahlsten 1:20.