The New Year proved tough on the Cherokee wrestling team here Thursday night, as Estherville-LC and Spencer rolled over the Braves in a tough Lakes Conference double dual.
The Braves lost 53-18 to a solid E-LC club in the night's opening dual, and then fell 45-24 after sacrificing three open weights against Spencer.
Gabe Conley at 182, and Zac Anderson at 152 were double winners for Cherokee, each winning a match by fall and by forfeit. Other pin winners for the Braves were Hunter Morrow at 126, Trevor Devitt at 195, and Miah Back at 285.
"The kids gave a great effort and we look to continue to build on our season."
The Braves host Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and Ridge View in a neighborhood non-conference double dual here Thursday night, and participate in the Le Mars Invitational on Saturday.
|106||Donavon Brewer||lost to Joel McCoy by Medical Default|
|113||Open||Cole Budach won by forfeit|
|120||Andy Pitts||Lost by fall in :43 to Oscar Ramirez|
|126||Hunter Morrow||Won by fall in 1:11 over Zach Humble|
|132||Open||Anthony Segura won by forfeit|
|138||Jack Letsche||Lost by major decision 14-2 to Blake Gjerde|
|145||Rick Weaver||Lost by decision 5-11 to Evan Howing|
|152||Zac Anderson||Won by fall in 3:48 over Aaron Howing|
|160||Luke Zeimen||Lost by decision 4-11 to Alex Blomquist|
|170||Blake Booth||Lost by decision 4-6 to Lee Bates|
|182||Gabe Conley||Won by forfeit|
|195||Trevor Devitt||Lost by fall in 3:25 to Cole Mace|
|220||Jose Morales||Lost by fall in 1:48 to Chase Bonner|
|285||Miah Back||Lost by major decision 1-10 to Chase Bonner|
|106||Open||Trevor Streuli won by forfeit|
|113||Open||Bailey Hawn won by forfeit|
|120||Andy Pitts||Lost by decision 5-7 to Nick Gross|
|126||Hunter Morrow||Lost by major decision John Christopherson 2-10|
|132||Open||Levi Gilmore won by forfeit|
|138||Jack Letshe||Lost by fall in 5:39 to Jack Randall|
|145||Rick Weaver||Lost by decision 5-9 to Alex Doppenberg|
|152||Zac Anderson||Won by forfeit|
|160||Luke Zeimen lost by major decision ,18-4, to Tanner Logan|
|170||Blake Booth||lost by major decision to Blaine Johnson|
|182||Gabe Conley||Won by fall in 1:08 over Matt Folkens|
|195||Trevor Devitt||Won by fall in 3:48 over Joe Strock|
|220||Jose Morales||lost by decision 1-5 to Tayler Tateman|
|285||Miah Back||Won by fall in 1:17 over Kyle Devlaeminck|
Cherokee coach Austin Todd said, "We had a tough first night back facing Spencer and ELC. We came out a little slow against ELC and could never really get any momentum built up to really get going. We came out with a little fire against Spencer and gave them a run, but giving up three open weight classes got the best of us. The kids gave great effort in the night and we look to continue to build on our season."