The Cherokee Braves wrestlers split a Lakes Conference double dual on Senior Night in Cherokee Thursday, beating Hull Western Christian 42-36, and losing 45-34 to Storm Lake.
With the Braves without a handful of wrestlers battling injuries and/or illness, the matches were quickies, with the Cherokee-HWC dual featuring nine forfeits, and the Braves-Storm Lake dual seven forfeits. All told, the Braves totaled four forfeits against the Wolfpack, and five against the Tornadoes.
There were 12 matches total contested in the double dual.
Pin winners for Cherokee included Drake Bechtel at 106, Alex Sordrager at 220, Andy Pitts at 138, Skyler Mongan at 195, and Micheal Rosewall at 285.
"Tonight was a hard night, but everyone came to wrestle ready or not," said Cherokee coach Austin Todd.
"Although we are not completely satisfied with the final outcome of the night, it was a dual to be proud of. We are in a struggle right now fighting off sickness, injuries, and skin infections holding out a few wrestlers and adding strain to the already strenuous sport.
113 - Opem
120 - Matt Henning WC won by forfeit
126 - Hunter Morrow CHER won by forfeit
132 - Christian Lundy CHER won by forfeit
138 - Andy Pitts CHER won by forfeit
145 - Blake Booth CHER won by forfeit
152 - Zach DeJager WC won by forfeit
160 - Mark Altena WC won by forfeit
170 - Jacob Van Ginkel WC won by forfeit
182 - Drew Hoekstra WC won by fall in 2:30 over Derek Bechtel CHER
195 - Joe Boostma WC won by fall in 1:40 over Skylar Mongon CHER
220 - Alex Sordgrager CHER won by fall in 1:49 over Austin Gonnerman WC
285 - Micheal Rosewall CHER won by forfeit
106 - Drake Bechtel CHER won by forfeit
113 = Dexler John SL won by forfeit
120 - Daren Eades SL won by forfeit
132 - Juan Figueroa SL won by forfeit
138 -Juan Morales won by decision 6-1 over Christian Lundy CHER
145 - Andy Pitts won by fall in 4:29 over Kyle Wiegert SL
152 - Cole Feltner SL won by fall in :33 over Blake Booth
160 - Austin Patrick SL won by forfeit
170 - Noel Banuelos SL won by fall in 1:14 over Derek Bechtel
182 - Adrian Castillo SL won by forfeit
195 - Skylar Mongan CHER won by fall in :49 over Jose Acebedo SL
220 - Alex Sordgrager CHER won by forfeit