Cherokee's Nate Laursen, left, and Emmetsburg's Austin Dunnick await official Jim Shima's whistle to begin their match at 125 pounds at the Braves wrestling dual with the E-Hawks in Cherokee last week. Photo by Paul Struck
Back's pin win at heavyweight fuels crowd
In a Lakes Conference match shortened by six forfeits, visiting Emmetsburg overtook the battling Braves of Cherokee 48-27 in a wrestling dual here Thursday night.
Cherokee got impressive wins from Zac Anderson at 152 pounds, and Miah Back at 285, who pinned his opponent at the final buzzer to bring the Cherokee crowd to its feet in a deafening roar.
Cherokee's Austin Winchell, right, works hard to overtake Emmetsburg's Skylar Rice as official Jim Shima keeps close tabs on the action during the Lakes Conference dual in Cherokee last week. Photo by Paul Struck
"It was another classic Lakes Conference battle," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood. "We made a nice run but just gave up too many pins. Zac and Miah had nice wins for us. Miah came back from being down 5-2 at the start of the third period and scored our only varsity pin of the night."
In JV action, Blake Booth at 152 won two matches by fall for Cherokee, and Trevor Devitt won by fall at 285.
The Braves travel to Spirit Lake Park Thursday for a double dual also featuring Le Mars, and then host the annual Paul Fuhrman Invitational on Saturday.
Cherokee's Miah Back, right, is all business as he stalks Emmetsburg's Andrew Garrelts during their exciting heavyweight match in Cherokee last week, won by Back with a pin in the final seconds and bringing a deafening roar from the enthusiastic crowd. Photo by Paul Struck
E 48, C 27
103 - Brett Steinkamp, E, pinned Austin Agnitsch 2:24.
112 - Nick Merwald, E, won by forfeit.
119 - Tyler Leuer, E, won by forfeit.
125 - Austin Dunnick, E, pinned Nate Laursen 1:01.
130 - Open
135 - Justin Studer, E, pinned Austin Winchell 1:42.
140 - Jack Letsche, C, won by forfeit.
145 - Rick Weaver, C, won by forfeit.
152 - Zac Anderson, C, beat Bradley Bailey 4-1.
160 - Nick Schany, E, pinned Gabe Conley 4:31.
171 - Austin McCartan, E, pinned Tyler McLaughlin 1:30.
189 - Manny Bustos, C, won by forfeit.
Cherokee's Zac Anderson, right, stayed undefeated this season with a hard-fought win over Emmetsburg's Bradley Bailey in wrestling action last week. Photo by Paul Struck
215 - Tayler Wegner, E, pinned Alanzo Ruble :57.
285 - Miah Back, C, pinned Andrew Garrelts 5:51.