The Cherokee Braves split a tough Lakes Conference wrestling double dual in Cherokee last week, falling 48-36 to traditional power Spirit Lake Park. and sneaking past Le Mars 43-42 on criteria after the two teams tied at the buzzer.
Christian Lundy won both his matches by fall at 132 pounds, as did Luke Zeimen at 160, and Andras Lukas-Farcus wrestling up at 182.
Other pin winners for the Braves were Drake Bechtei at 106, Hunter Morrow at 126, Blake Booth at 152, Dallas Boger at 220, and Micheal Rosewall at 285.
"A great night of wrestling took place Thursday," said Cherokee coach Austin Todd. "All teams came out ready to wrestle with a pin or be pinned kind of attitude.
"In our first match up against Spirit Lake Park, we started our dual with two forfeits and we just could not get over that deficit. We wrestled hard to keep it close and came up 18 points short. Our second match against LeMars was a constant battle of pin falls. The dual ended in a tie, but we won on the 8th criteria which was who scored the most first points.
"I was very pleased to win this battle because getting the first points in a match is something we stress in practice, and that was the deciding factor of the night."
SLP 48, C 36
106 - Drake Bechtel, C, pinned Gage Roberts :20
113 - John O'Neil, SLP won by forfeit
120 - Alec Hornnington, SLP, won by forfeit
126 - Doug Miner, SLP, pinned Hunter Morrow 1:59
132 - Christian Lundy, C, pinned Ben Parks 1:56
138 - Zach Skopec, SLP, pinned Andy Pitts 1:25
145 - Kenten Murray, SLP, won by forfeit
152 - David Trucksess, SLP, pinned Blake Booth 3:14
160 - Luke Zeimen, C, pinned Justin 2:52
170 - Javier Tapia, SLP, pinned Derek Bechtel 3:22
182 - Andras Luckas-Farcus, C, ponned Jacob Jenness 2:19
195 - Brady Mart, SLP, pinned Skyler Mongan :29
220 - Dallas Boger, C, pinned Cody Wernimont :22
285 - Micheal Rosewall, C, won by forfeit
C 43, L 42
106 - Nic Madse, L, pinned Drake Bechtel 3:31
113 -Donny Allaway, L, won by forfeit
120 - Tyler Carlson, L, won by forfeit
126 - Hunter Morrow, C, pinned Mason Weiler 2:10
132 - Christian Lundy, C, pinned Seth Courtright 1:58
138 - Skyler Gries, L, pinned Andy Pitts 2:31
145 - Tyler Hoffman, L, won by forfeit
152 - Blake Booth, C, pinned Luke DeBoer 3:25
160 - Luke Zeimen, C, pinned Chris Hammon :55
170 - Derek Bechtel, C, won by forfeit
182 - Andras Lukas-Farcus, C, pinned Dillan Belt 1:25
195 - Jorse Pere-Ahumada, L, pinned Skyler Mongan 3:45
220 - Alex Hermes, L, pinned Dallas Boger 1:02
285 Micheal Rosewall, C, pinned David Terita-Lamp :22