POCAHONTAS - The hard-luck Cherokee Braves, with three open weights, dropped a tense 33-30 wrestling dual at Pocahontas Area /Pomeroy-Palmer Tuesday night.
The Braves of first-year coach Austin Todd got pin wins from Andy Pitts at 120 pounds, Hunter Morrow at 126, and Miah Back at 285, but fell just three points short from winning the match due to the forfeit points sacrificed.
"Hunter Morrow really came to wrestle tonight, putting together one of his best matches this season. Wrestlers winning by fall were Andy Pitts, Miah Back, and Hunter Morrow."
In JV action for Cherokee, Skyler Mongan won by fall in 1:45 at 160, and Blake Booth won by fall in 3:04 at 170.
The Braves wrestle Saturday in the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational in Sibley.
106 - Open
113 - Dameon Doyen, P, won by forfeit
120 - Andy Pitts, C, won by fall in :34 (no name submitted)
126 - Hunter Morrow, C, won by fall in 3:44 (no name submitted)
132 - Austin Miller, P, won by forfeit
138 - Jack Letsche, C, beat Tyler Hulorich 4-1
145 - Mike Meyer, P, beat Rick Weaver 7-4
152 - Zac Anderson, C, beat Luke Sommerlot 7-5
160 - Jared Walker, P, pinned Luke Zeimen 3:49
170 - David Olson, P, pinned Alexx Maurer 2:40
182 - Gabe Conley, C, beat Jake Sheldahl 10-8
195 - Trevor Devitt, C, beat Jason Schmitt 9-7
220 - Tyler Schneldmiller, P, pinned Jose Morales :16
285 - Miah Back, C, pinned Josh Dahlsten 2:20