ALTA - The promising Cherokee Braves wrestlers split a double dual against Alta-Aurelia and Emmetsburg here last week, defeating the host Warriors 48-18, and falling short to traditional toughie, #2 rated Emmetsburg 45-33.
Other pin winners for Cherokee were Drake Bechtel at 106, Hunter Morrow at 126, Christian Lundy at 132, Andy Pitts at 138, and Luke Zeimen at 160.
"The Braves had a great night on Thursday," noted Cherokee coach Austin Todd. " Having four open weight classes, we battled #2 ranked Emmetsburg down to the wire and lost 33-45.
"We have a young team this year, but they have no quit in them. They wrestle to the end. They battle every day hard in practice which shows up in big competitions like Thursday night. In the second dual of the night the kids kept the same tempo and defeated Alta-Aurelia 48-18.
"Our JV wrestlers also came ready to wrestle. We had matches with Mason Meitzenheimer, Derek Bechtel, and Alex Sorgdrager. Mason and Derek took it to their opponents and pinned them in the first period. Alex wrestled a tough match at a weight above his class, but came up short 2-8."
Cherokee hosts a rugged Lakes Conference double dual here Thursday night featuring Le Mars and Spirit Lake, and Saturday hosts the annual Paul Fuhrman Invitational.
106 - Drake Bechtel, C, pinned Colton Larson 4:19
113 - Open
120 - Open
126 - Hunter Morrow, C, won by forfeit
132 - Parker Meier, A-A, beat Christian Lundy 10-6
138 - Cody Cameron, A-A, beat Andy Pitts 12-6
145 - Dylan Ohlson, A-A won by forfeit
152 - Blake Booth, C, pinned Ben Stange :53
160 - Luke Zeimen, C, pinned Tyler Sanders :37
170 - Derek Bechtel, C, won by forfeit
195 - Skyler Mongan, C, won by forfeit
220 - Garrett Van Houten, A-A, pinned Dallas Boger :42
285 - Micheal Rosewall, C, pinned Joe Rodriguez :26
106 - Dillon Van Osbree, E, beat Bechtel 9-5
113 - Connor Cosgrove, E, won by forfeit
120 - Jake Miller, E, won by forfeit
126 - Morrow, C, pinned Nicholas Merwald 3:33
132 - Lundy, C, pinned Chance Saathoff 1:52
138 - Pitts, C, pinned Chris VanHuevelen 3:53
145 - Caige Elbert, E, won by forfeit
152 - Booth, C, pinned Joe Schmidt :44
170 - Lukas-Farcus, C, beat Nick Schany 8-2
182 - Andrew Wellick, E, pinned Mongan 1:06
195 - Austin McCarten, E, pinned Boger 1:00
220 - Tayler Wegner, E, won by forfeit
285 - Rosewall, C, pinned Tanner Dahm :58
106 - Conner Crosgrove, E, pinned Colten Larson in 2:38.; 113- Dillon Van Oosbree, E, won by forfeit; 120 - Jake Miller, E, won by forfeit; 126- Nicholas Merwald, E, won by forfeit; 132:- Cody Cameron, AA, pinned Chance Saathof in 1:01.; 138- Chris VanHuevelen, E, won a 5-4 decision over Parker Meier; 145 - Caige Elbert, E, pinned Dylan Ohlson in 3:20; 152 - Joe Schmidt, E, pinned Aldrich Phoumy in 1:59; 160 - Brady Bailey, E, pinned Tyler Sanders in 1:54; 170: - Nick Schany, E, pinned Manuel Murillo in 1:59. 182 - Andrew Wellik, E won by forfeit; 195 - Austin McCartan, E, pinned Christian Jarvis in 0:42; 220 - Tayler Wegner, E, pinned Joe Rodriguez in 0:27; 285- Garrett Van Houten, AA, pinned Tanner Dahm in 3:52.