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ELC Dual Tournament – Dueling at duals

By Staff | Jan 15, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — The Estherville Lincoln Central wrestling team picked up one dual win at its home tournament on Saturday against some top-flight competition.

With a young squad and injuries taking its toll on the lineup, the Midgets still had enough for a 39-36 win over Bishop Heelan.

ELC won four of the seven contested matches with the final three upper weights all earning pins.

ELC didn’t do as well against the other teams.

ELC was shut out by Blue Earth, Minn, 81-0 with only Seth Shatto (140) avoiding a pin in a 15-9 loss.

Forest City also handled ELC 77-6 with ELC’s only win a pin by Nate Howard (160).

Howard was 4-0 on the day.

Howard and Austin Greig (112) both had pins against Linn–Mar as ELC lost 60-18.

The Midgets also improved against Spirit Lake Park. Although ELC lost 60-18, the Midgets didn’t give up as many pins compared to the teams’ first meeting.

Besides Howard, Greig was the only other ELC wrestler with awinning record as he went 3-2.

Nathan Spoo (119) was 2-3. Shane Wegner-Mendoza was 1-3 while Shatto (140) Matt McMurtry (152), DJ Clinton (189) and Spenser Schichtl (215) all were 1-4. Ryan Kaltved (135) was 0-3 and Tyson Enerson (145) was 0-5.

Forest City and Blue Earth both were 4-1 on the day with the Indians winning the head-to-head matchup to claim the tournament title. SLP and Linn-Mar both tied with a 3-2 record while Bishop Heelan was 0-5.

ELC is on the road at Pocahontas today.