LE MARS - Cherokee's Micheal Rosewall placed first, Hunter Morrow second, and Luke Ziemen third in their respective weight classes at Saturday's rugged Le Mars Wrestling Inviational here.
Rosewall pinned all three foes to claim the championship at 285 pounds. He pinned Chlayton Scheibler of Sheldon-South O'Brien in 1:19, pinned Darian Tillman of Sergeant Bluff-Luton in 2:17, and pinned Tevita Moa-Lamp of Le Mars in :29.
Ziemen won three of four matches at 160 for his consolation win. He beat Hector Alaillo of South Sioux City in 1:67, lost by fall in 5:27 to Toby Maggert of Sioux City North, pinned Colin Poss of Hinton in 1:07, and beat Tyler Strong of SBL 4-3 in the consolation match.
Other Cherokee finishers were Andy Pitts fourth at 138 after posting a 2-2 match record on the day, Derek Bechtel fifth at 182 with a 2-2 tournament match record, and Drake Bechtel at 106, Blake Booth at 145, and Mason Meitzenheimer at 170 each placing sixth.
"The LeMars tournament was filled with talent," said Cherokee coach Austin Todd. "We were able to see and wrestle some 3A schools, which had a lot of talent. It is nice to see some different talent from around the state.
"Micheal Rosewall was the lone champion in the day. Luke Ziemen and Derek Bechtel were also able to have strong finishes in the day, winning their final matches. I can see the small improvements on the mat every time we wrestle. We just have to be more consistent with our wrestling in order to be the dominate team we are working to become."
Sioux City North won the team title with 260 points, followed by SBL 251, S-SOS 169, Le Mars 157, Waterloo West 150.5, South Sioux City 139.5, Cherokee 114, Sioux City West 72, Hinton 45.
The Braves host Hull Western Christian and Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference double dual Thursday night.