SERGEANT BLUFF - Hunter Morrow and Andras Lucas-Farcus claimed championships, and Micheal Rosewall placed second to lead the Cherokee Braves to a fourth-place team finish at Saturday's rugged Sergeant Bluff-Luton Wrestling Invitational here.
Morrow, a state qualifier last year as a freshman for Cherokee, beat three consecutive opponents on the way to his title at 126 pounds. Morrow pinned Oakley Senchan of SB-L in 1:02, pinned Jose Montes of West Sioux in 53 seconds, and then scored a 15-4 major decision over Josh Gorter of Sheldon-South O'Brien in the finals match.
Lucas-Farcus, an exchange student from Hungary, also swept three straight foes to claim his crown at 170 pounds. He pinned Abraham Ruhrer of Woodbury Central in 1:08, beat Brandon Thompson of Lawton-Bronson by a 16-0 technical fall, and pinned Beau Metcalf of Westwood in 24 seconds in the championship match.
Runner-up Rosewall lost by fall in the championship match at 285 pounds to Sheldon-South O'Brien's Bryce Kelleher in 3:24 after pinning Marcus Bohall of Westwood in 28 seconds, and pinning Levi Paulsen of Woodbury Central in 35 seconds.
Zeimen went 3-1 on the day for his third-place finish, beating Christian Engel of Sioux City Heelan 11-1 major decision, lost by fall to Schuyler Rilling of Woodbury Cntral in 5:34, pinned Drake Mcarthur of L-B in 3:23, and pinned Engel in 5:53.
Cherokee's Andy Pitts placed fourth at 138 with a 2-2 match record. He beat Antonio Perez of West Sioux 12-2 major decision, lost by fall in 2:10 to Steven Garcia of SB-L, pinned Andy Pratt of Kingsley-Pierson in 2:30, and lost by fall to Jacob Becker of Westwood in 31 seconds.
In other Cherokee matches, Drake Bechtel finished sixth at 106, Skyler Mongan placed sixth at 182, Alex Sordrager was seventh at 195, Christian Lundy was seventh at 132, and Jose Morales was eighth at 220.
"I was very pleased with the effort and hard work of the wrestlers," said Cherokee coach Austin Todd. "We came out ready to wrestle from start to finish. We were able to wrestle some quality opponents from some top-ranked teams in the state."
Woodbury Central won the team title with 215 points, followed by SB-L 212.5, S-SOS 149, Cherokee 137.5, Westwood 126, A-W 94, L-B 90, Heelan 84, Sioux Center 82, K-P 62, West Sioux 43.
The Braves compete in a double dual tonight in Alta, also featuring Emmetsburg and Alta-Aurelia.