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Indians edge Midgets, 36-33 in confernce dual

By Staff | Dec 13, 2013

SPIRIT LAKE – Estherville Lincoln Central left a few points on the mat against Spirit Lake Park as the Indians came up with a key 36-33 Lakes Conference victory over the Midgets on Thursday.

With the dual tied at 30-30, the result of the meet rested on the final two matches.

ELC’s Blake Gjerde took on Kenten Murray, a state qualifier from a year ago. Gjerde took a 3-0 lead through two periods after a takedown in the first period and an escape in the second. Murray responded with an escape in the third period and then Gjerde was called for stalling to cut the lead to 3-2 within the final 20 seconds of the match. Suddenly Gjerde got out of position and Murray bulled him over to his back, getting a pin in 5:50.

ELC sophomore Kelly Clabaugh had the final match against SLP’s Jesse Jones. Clabaugh put Jones on his back a couple times, but got in trouble near the end of the second period and was nearly pinned. He ended up with a 12-7 decision as ELC fell short.

ELC coach Dan Hewitt told his team there were a lot of positives on the night, but they have to search for the extra team points when they can. He pointed to other opportunities to score earlier in the match.

ELC was without the services of senior Billy Snyder as the dual started with a double forfeit at 170 pounds.

At 182, Jake Bortvit scored a takedown and nearfall points in the first period and ended up with an 8-1 win over Javier Tapia.

Chase Bonner (220), Myles McDonald (126), Cole Budach (132) and Oscar Ramirez all had pins for ELC.

Joel McCoy (112) came up with a 4-2 decision over John O’Neal.

For Spirit Lake, Nick Cornwall (106), Gavin Kramer (113), Zach Skopec (145), Jacob Jenness (195) and Hunter Akers (285) had pins for the Indians.

ELC defeats Western Christian 60-16

Western Christian had seven open weights, so ELC had an easy time with the Wolfpack.

Kelly Clabaugh (160), Chase Bonner (220) and Easton Gifford (160), all had pins for the Midgets. ELC forfeited at 170 pounds and had two losses by decision and one by major decision.

Spirit Lake handles

Western Christian 66-16

The Indians won four of the seven contested matches against the Wolfpack.

Justin Jones (160), Jacob Jenness (195), John O’Neal (113) and Gavin Cramer (120) all had pins on the night.

Spirit Lake 36.0

Estherville Lincoln Central 33.0

170: double forfeit. 182: Cole Anderson, ELCH, dec. Javier Tapia, SPLA, 8-1. 195: Jacob Jenness, SPLA, pinned Austin Egeland, ELCH, 0:00. 220: Chase Bonner, ELCH, pinned Cody Wernimont, SPLA, 0:00. 285: Hunter Akers, SPLA, pinned Amed Castro, ELCH, 2:00. 106: Nick Cornwall, SPLA, pinned Zackary Snyder, ELCH, 0:00. 113: Joel McCoy, ELCH, dec. John O’Neal, SPLA, 4-2. 120: Gavin Kramer, SPLA, pinned Easton Gifford, ELCH, 0:00. 126: Myles McDonald, ELCH, pinned Alec Harrington, SPLA, 0:00. 132: Cole Budach, ELCH, pinned Daniel Trucksess, SPLA, 0:40. 138: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, pinned Jac Radcliffe, SPLA, 0:00. 145: Zach Skopec, SPLA, pinned Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, 0:00. 152: Kenten Murray, SPLA, pinned Blake Gjerde, ELCH, 4:00. 160: Andre Araguz, ELCH, dec. Justin Jones, SPLA, 12-7.

Estherville Lincoln Central 60.0

Western Christian/Unity Christian 16.0

160: Kelly Clabaugh, ELCH, pinned Trevor Van’t Hul, WCUC, 3:16. 170: Jacob Van Ginkel, WCUC, forf. . 182: Zach De Jager, WCUC, maj. dec. Jake Bortvit, ELCH, 10-1. 195: Mitchelle Post, WCUC, dec. Austin Egeland, ELCH, 10-5. 220: Chase Bonner, ELCH, pinned Skyler Bonestroo, WCUC, 0:06. 285: Amed Castro, ELCH, forf. . 106: Zackary Snyder, ELCH, forf. . 113: Derrick Jansma, WCUC, dec. Joel McCoy, ELCH, 11-9. 120: Easton Gifford, ELCH, pinned Tommy Weidauer, WCUC, 1:28. 126: Myles McDonald, ELCH, forf. . 132: Cole Budach, ELCH, forf. . 138: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, forf. . 145: Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, forf. . 152: Blake Gjerde, ELCH, forf. .

Spirit Lake (66.0 Western Christian/Unity Christian 16.0

152 Kenten Murray, SPLA, forf. 160 Justin Jones, SPLA, pinned Trevor Van`t Hul, WCUC, 0:50 170 Jacob Van Ginkel, WCUC, maj. dec. Javier Tapia, SPLA, 17-3 182 Zach De Jager, WCUC, forf. 195 Jacob Jenness, SPLA, pinned Mitchelle Post, WCUC, 1:39 220 Skyler Bonestroo, WCUC, pinned Cody Wernimont, SPLA, 0:40 285 Hunter Akers, SPLA, forf. 106 Nick Cornwall, SPLA, forf. 113 John O`Neal, SPLA, pinned Derrick Jansma, WCUC, 1:44 120 Gavin Kramer, SPLA, pinned Tommy Weidauer, WCUC, 1:24 126 Alec Harrington, SPLA, forf. 132 Daniel Trucksess, SPLA, forf. 138 Jac Radcliffe, SPLA, forf. 145 Zach Skopec, SPLA, forf.

Titans keep busy in first full week

GRAETTINGER – Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire wrestled five duals in two days, coming up with three big wins on Tuesday over Emmetsburg, 39-34, Sibley-Ocheyedan, 46-31 and Prairie Valley, 58-20 before losing a pair of matches on Thursday. The Titans lost 43-27 to Pocahontas Area and 45-30 to South Central Calhoun.

The key in the close match against Emmetsburg was the Titans coming up with six pins and a decision while giving up just four pins, one major decision and two decisions.

Earning pins were Alex Hoffman (126), Ty Gibson (145), Tyler Hoffman (160), Matt McGrauth (170), Kyle Long (220) and Cody Thompson (285). Kodi Fergeson picked up a 6-4 decision.

Against Sibley-Ocheyedan, Cody Marrlow (106), Tyler Hoffman (160), Fergeson (182) and Cody Thompson (285) all earned pins while Gibson (152) won a 13-1 major decision. The Generals forfeited at three weights.

The Titans needed just two pins against an under-manned Prairie Valley squad which forfeited at seven weights. Tyler Hoffman (152) and Gibson (145) both earned pins while Tyler Hauge (160) won a 14-2 major decision.

On Thursday, GTRA gave up six pints to Pocahontas Area and won five matches with the Indians forfeited at 106 and 285. Matt McGrauth (170) had the lone pin for the Titans while Fergeson (182) came up with a 3-2 decision.

Against South Central Calhoun, GTRA came up with pins from Kyle Long (22), Marrlow (106), Gibson (145) and Tyler Hoffman (152) while Cody Thompson (285) won a 9-3 decision and Sam George (132) won 9-5.

GTRA is at the Sibley-Ocheyedan Invitational today.

GTRA 39.0 Emmetsburg 34.0

106 Tanner Lundgren, EMME, pinned Cody Marrlow, GTRA, 0:36 113 Carson Clark, EMME, pinned Keeven Long, GTRA, 2:44 120 Conner Crosgrove, EMME, dec. Jordan Thompson, GTRA, 8-7 126 Alex Hoffman, GTRA, forf. 132 Dillon Van Oosbree, EMME, pinned Beau Schany, GTRA, 0:42 138 Brett Steinkamp, EMME, forf. 145 Ty Gibson, GTRA, pinned Jas Jamison, EMME, 1:24 152 Chris VanHuevelen (EMME) sv-1 Tyler Hauge (GTRA) 11-6 160 Tyler Hoffman, GTRA, pinned Gage Jamison, EMME, 4:59 170 Matt McGrauth, GTRA, pinned Joe Schmidt, EMME, 1:46 182 Kodi Fergeson, GTRA, dec. Wes Brennan, EMME, 6-4 195 Robert Nelson, EMME, maj. dec. Nate Harris, GTRA, 11-3 220 Kyle Long, GTRA, pinned Alex Bell, EMME, 1:18 285 Cody Thompson, GTRA, pinned Jacob Sidles, EMME, 0:14

GTRA 46.0 Sibley-Ocheyedan 31.0

106 Cody Marrlow, GTRA, pinned Cody Hout, SIOC, 0:48 113 Keeven Long, GTRA, forf. 120 Jordan Thompson, GTRA, forf. 126 Dylan Schuck, SIOC, dec. Alex Hoffman, GTRA, 7-3 132 Kyle Green, SIOC, pinned Sam George, GTRA, 1:34 138 Garrett Sayler, SIOC, pinned Beau Schany, GTRA, 1:20 145 Jake Wegner, GTRA, forf. 152 Ty Gibson, GTRA, maj. dec. Andrew Brockshus, SIOC, 13-1 160 Tyler Hoffman, GTRA, pinned Alex Santana, SIOC, 1:23 170 Trent Kruger, SIOC, pinned Matt McGrauth, GTRA, 2:21 182 Kodi Fergeson, GTRA, pinned Jacob Wietzema, SIOC, 2:45 195 Nic Salinas, SIOC, pinned Nate Harris, GTRA, 0:55 220 Matt Naig, SIOC, maj. dec. Kyle Long, GTRA, 15-3 285 Cody Thompson, GTRA, pinned Houston Coleman, SIOC, 1:56

GTRA 58.0 Prairie Valley 20.0

152 Tyler Hoffman, GTRA, pinned Wyatt Hanna, PRVA, 1:49 160 Tyler Hauge, GTRA, maj. dec. Zeke Miller, PRVA, 14-2 170 Matt McGrauth, GTRA, forf. 182 Kodi Fergeson, GTRA, forf. 195 Nate Harris, GTRA, forf. 220 Grant Bockoven, PRVA, pinned Kyle Long, GTRA, 4:27 285 Cody Thompson, GTRA, forf. 106 Spencer Johnson, PRVA, tech. fall Cody Marrlow, GTRA, 1:52 17-2 113 Nick Montgomery, PRVA, dec. Keeven Long, GTRA, 10-4 120 Jordan Thompson, GTRA, forf. 126 Joey Ferguson, GTRA, forf. 132 Alex Hoffman, GTRA, forf. 138 Logan Klingson, PRVA, pinned Beau Schany, GTRA, 0:52 145 Ty Gibson, GTRA, pinned K.C. Bockoven, PRVA, 3:44

Pocahontas Area 43.0 GTRA 27.0

160 Daniel Sommerlot, POAR, pinned Tyler Hoffman, GTRA, 0:59 170 Matt McGrauth, GTRA, pinned Tyler Colee, POAR, 1:49 182 Kodi Fergeson, GTRA, dec. Matt Lenz, POAR, 3-2 195 Tyler Case, POAR, pinned Nate Harris, GTRA, 1:00 220 Zach Schott, POAR, dec. Kyle Long, GTRA, 4-0 285 Cody Thompson, GTRA, forf. 106 Cody Marrlow, GTRA, forf. 113 Joe Minkler, POAR, pinned Keeven Long, GTRA, 0:37 120 Clayton Reis, POAR, maj. dec. Jordan Thompson, GTRA, 14-2 126 Mitchel Brinkman, POAR, pinned Joey Ferguson, GTRA, 0:48 132 Alex Hoffman, GTRA, dec. Connor Schoening, POAR, 4-0 138 Adam Brown, POAR, pinned Beau Schany, GTRA, 2:36 145 Nathan Kulp, POAR, pinned Jake Wegner, GTRA, 5:50 152 Ty Gibson, GTRA, dec. Tyler Hubrich, POAR, 11-6

South Central Calhoun 45.0 GTRA 30.0

170 Tyler Kutz, SCC, pinned Matt McGrauth, GTRA, 3:01 182 Zayne Barrett, SCC, pinned Kodi Fergeson, GTRA, 1:52 195 Rylan Richardson, SCC, pinned Nate Harris, GTRA, 0:49 220 Kyle Long, GTRA, pinned Jesse Casey, SCC, 0:57 285 Cody Thompson, GTRA, dec. Aron King, SCC, 9-3 106 Cody Marrlow, GTRA, pinned Cody Smith, SCC, 1:38 113 Jordan Payne, SCC, pinned Keeven Long, GTRA, 0:30 120 Colin Corey, SCC, pinned Jordan Thompson, GTRA, 3:38 126 Keilund Steinborn, SCC, dec. Joey Ferguson, GTRA, 8-2 132 Sam George, GTRA, dec. MJ Sittig, SCC, 9-5 138 Ashten Halvorsen, SCC, pinned Beau Schany, GTRA, 1:52 145 Ty Gibson, GTRA, pinned Cody Schumacher, SCC, 3:30 152 Tyler Hoffman, GTRA, pinned Caleb Maguire, SCC, 1:28 160 Jeff King, SCC, pinned Hunter Brown, GTRA, 0:51