Graettinger/Terril edges Emmetsburg/A-R
EMMETSBURG — Although the Knights had three open weights, the Graettinger/Terril wrestling team won eight-of-11 contested matches to defeat Emmetsburg/Armstrong-Ringsted 40-36 in a non-conference dual on Tuesday.
The Knights didn’t fare as well against Adrian, Minn, a 51-18 victor over G/T.
Coach Cody Alesch said G/T’s dual with the E’Hawks was “hard-fought and exciting.”
“I thought both teams went after each other and I was proud of the kids for wrestling their hearts out,” he said. “It was good to get back in a dual with Emmetsburg. The kids all know each other and they want to give it their best when they’re out there.”
With the match starting at 140 pounds, the Knights opened with Logan Tonderum’s 6-2 victory over Joey Brandenburg.
At 145, Heath Marchand lost by fall in 27 seconds to Matt Stillman and then Taylor Harris (152) lost by fall in 47 seconds to Joey Naig
The Knights came back with Kass Schany (160) winning a 12-2 major decision over Tyler Smeling and then Josh Anderson lost by fall to Jacob Morris in 1:14.
G/T then rattled off five straight wins including four pins.
Jake Hoffman (189) beat Taylor Morris in 1:15; Joel McGrauth won 5-3 over Adam Luer; Kyle Brown (285) won in 52 seconds over Ryan Kollasch; Ryan Schany (103) won in 3:53 over Justin Firksin and James Tatman (112) won in 36 seconds over Nick Larson.
The Knights forfeited 119, 125 and 130, but Michael Jensen gave G/T the win with a pin in 1:19 over Blake Wiley.
The Knights had only five wins against Adrian.
Jensen (135) won 9-3 over Luke Tiesler; Kass Schany (160) won 3-2 over Neal Mulder; Hoffman (189) won 8-5 over Jordan Reker; McGrauth (215) pinned Justin Wolfe in 1:10 and Tatman (103) won 8-1 over Nate Lynn.
In other contested matches, Logan Tonderum (140) lost 1-0; Taylor Harris (145) lost by fall in 1:46; Marchand (152) lost by fall in 22 seconds; Anderson (171) lost by fall in 3:04; Brown (285) lost by fall in 5:13; and Ryan Schany (112) lost by fall in 1:29.
The Knights are on the road Thursday against Prairie Valley at Farnhamville.