ORANGE CITY - The Cherokee Braves wrestling team opened its new season Tuesday night with a split of a double dual also featuring Maple Valley/Anthon-Oto, and MOC-Floyd Valley.
Cherokee defeated MVAO 51-29, and dropped a competitive 42-33 verdict to the Dutch, giving up two forfetis (12 team points) in each match.
The Braves featured five double winners on the night, including Hunter Morrow, Blake Booth, Luke Zeimen, Andras Lukas-Farcus, and Michael Rosewall.
"I was very proud how we came out to wrestle," said Cherokee coach Austin Todd. "We wrestled hard the whole time whether we were winning or losing, but we battled to the end whuch every coach loves to see."
The Braves compete at Sergeant Bluff-Luton Tournament on Saturday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.
106 - Kyle Drees, MVAO, pinned Drake Bechtel 1:58
113 - Matthew Jepsen, MVAO, won by forfet.
120 - Cody Hopkins, MVAO won by forfeit.
126 - Hunter Morrow, C, beat Mitchel Wolterman 19-2.
132 - Derik Bailey, MVAO, pinned Christian Lundy :38.
138 - Andy Pitts, C, pinned Charlie Spatz 1:40.
145 - Devon Lewis, MVAO, pinned Nate Laursen :29.
152 - Blake Booth, C, pinned Isaac Jensen 1:20.
160 - Luke Zeimen, C, pinned Nathan Berry :16.
170 - Mason Meitzenheimer, C, pinned Jerico Trucke 1:31.
182 - Andras Lukas-Farcus, C, beat Kevin Bruning 23-5.
195 - Skyler Mongan, C, pinned Derik Via 1:06.
220 - Jose Morales, C, won by forfeit.
285 - Michael Rosewall, C, pinned Glen Hansen :41.
106 - Abraham Anzua, MOC-FV, pinned Bechtel 1:58.
120 - Joshua Dahl, MOC-FV, won by forfeit.
126 - Morrow, C, pinned Chris Zavala 1:50.
132 - Tyler Lamm, MOC-FV, beat Lundy 11-7.
138 - Elijah Dahl, MOC-FV, pinned Pitts 1:04.
145 - Laursen, C, pinned Michael Anderson 5:05.
152 - Booth, C, beat Jack Walter 10-4.
160 - Zeimen, C, pinned Derek Rupp 4:00.
170 - Lukas-Farcas, C, pinned Ethan Achterhoff 3:06.
182 - Stefan Kinsinger, MOC-FV, pinned Mongan 3:20.
195 - David Doty, MOC-FV, pinned Alex Sordrager 3:25.
220 - Alex Drilling, MOC-FV, beat Morales 2-1.
285 - Rosewall, C, pinned Brody Koerselman 1:48.