LE MARS - Five forfeits-totaling 30 points-were too much to overcome for the young Cherokee Braves wrestlers here Thursday night, as they dropped a Lakes Conference double dual to Spirit Lake Park and host Le Mars.
The Braves lost 65-12 to the tough Indians, and then were nipped 42-29 by Le Mars.
Against the Bulldogs, Jack Letsche won by fall at 140 pounds, and Zac Anderson won by technical fall at 152 for the Braves lone wins, other than forfeits.
In JV action, Blake Booth won by fall at 152 pounds.
"It's hard to come back from too many open weights and pins," said Cherokee coach Jason Wood about the loss to Spirit Lake Park. "SLP is tough again this year."
"We just fell short against Le Mars. "Jack and Zac bounced back with big wins."
The Braves return after the holiday break in a double dual Jan. 6 at Estherville-LC, also featuring Spencer.
SLP 65, C 12
103 - Doug Minor, SLP, pinned Austin Agnitsch :14.
112 - Zac Skopec, SLP, won by forfeit.
119 - Kenton Murray, SLP, won by forfeit.
125 - Sam Bosma, SLP, pinned Nate Laursen 1:02.
130 - Isaac Lundgren, SLP, won by forfeit.
135 - Dylan Bryce, SLP, won by forfeit.
140 - Mark Norland, SLP, beat Jack Letsche 10-5.
145 - Jacob Welsh, SLP, beat Rick Weaver 7-6.
152 - Rick Maris, SLP, beat Zac Anderson 9-4.
160 - Casey Jones, SLP, won by forfeit.
171 - Gabe Conley, C, pinned Jacob Jenness 1"36.
189 - Brady Mart, SLP, pinned Manny Bustos 1:10.
215 - Andrew Broocks, SLP, pinned Trevor Devitt 1:26.
285 - Miah Back, C, pinned Ben Spaeth 1:36.
L 42, C 29
103 - Agnitsch, C, won by forfeit.
112 - Open.
119 - Mason Cook, L, won bu forfeit.
125 - CJ Singer, L, pinned Laursen :58.
130 - Quinton Vore, L. won by forfeit.
135 - Luke DeBoer, L, won by forfeit.
140 - Letsche, C, pinned Zach Lerdal :58.
145 - Zach Reed, L, beat Weaver 8-2.
152 - Anderson, C, beat Jacob Johnson technical fall 15-0.
160 - Brandon Kellen, L, won by forfeit.
171 - Conley, C, won by forfeit.
189 - Bustos, C, won by forfeit.
215 - JD Steen, L, pinned Devitt :54.
285 - Chris Stevenson, L, beat Back 6-3.