Midgets split home dual – ELC downs Cherokee; shut out by Spencer
The Estherville Lincoln Central wrestling team picked up a Lakes Conference dual win with a 54-20 victory over Cherokee on Tuesday.
The Midgets, in front of their home crowd for the final time this season, hosted both Parents’ Night and Senior Night.
The nightcap wasn’t a highlight for ELC as conference leader Spencer shut out the Midgets 73-0.
Against the Braves, ELC won four of the seven contested matches.
At 119 pounds, Nathan Spoo had the quickest match with a pin in 17 seconds over Matt Sparks.
Nate Howard (160), Spenser Schichtl (189) and DJ Clinton (215) all earned pins.
Howard beat Pat Laughlin in 3:31; Schichtl beat Dillon Devitt in 2:26 and Clinton won in 1:46 over Peter Cosgrove.
In other contested matches, Tyson Enerson (145) lost by a takedown, 14-12, to Steven Veit and Matt McMurtry (152) lost by technical fall, 18-1 to Nick Laughlin.
Austin Greig (112), Joel Christensen (130), Ryan Kaltved (1335) and Seth Shatto (140) received forfeits.
ELC’s best match against Spencer came from Howard who lost in overtime to Jordan Rasmussen, 7-5.
In other matches, Greig lost by fall in 4:53 to Brock Storm; Spoo lost by fall to Ryan Edwarddson in 1:53; Christensen lost by major decision, 11-2 to Tyler Schaefer; Kaltved lost by fall to James randall in 2:24; Shatto lost by fall in 1:00 to Justin Hargrave; Enerson lost by fall in 1:07 to Matt Wilkerson; McMurtry lost 5-0 to Jacob to Jacob Zoonst; Schichtl lost by major decision, 13-3, to Sean Elliot; Clinton lost by fall in 3:09 to Tyler Kackmanski; and Shane Wegner-Mendosa (285) lost by fall in 35 seconds to Casey Muessigmann.
In junior varsity matches, ELC picked up three wins against Cherokee.
Michael Dieterich (152) won by fall in 52 seconds over Gordy Grill; Riley Edwards (160) won 10-3 over Manny Bustos; and Zach Wycoff won by fall in 5:56.
The ELC JV also earned three wins against Spencer.
DJ Peterson (135) pinned Page Storm in 5:50 Wycoff pinned David Zobrist in 3:15 and also pinned Smokey Stover in 3:46.
In other JV matches, Daniel Acosta (160) lost by fall in 57 seconds; Dieterich lost by fall in 5:38 and Edwards lost by fall in 2:41.
The ELC varsity travels to the Lakes Conference Tournament in Spencer on Friday.