Midgets split non-conference duals
MILFORD – Estherville Lincoln Central split a pair of non-conference duals on Tuesday falling to Algona 40-30 and defeating Okoboji 59-12.
The Midgets led most of the way against Algona, but since the dual started at 220 pounds, that put the Bulldogs’ two rated wrestlers in the final two matches-Tyler Frideres and Joe Teague. Algona won five of the final six matches to pull out the win.
ELC lost just two matches to Okoboji.
ELC had some tough wins and loss against Algona. Chase Bonner, ranked 10th at 220 pounds in Class 2A, wrestled well to defeat Jeff Buchanan 3-0.
At 152 pounds, Blake Gjerde also faced a tough opponent in Korey Kuecker with Gjerde edging out a 6-4 victory.
Earning pins for ELC were Zackary Snyder (106) and Thomas Bortvit (138).
ELC senior Oscar Ramirez (132) ranked first at his weight received a forfeit as did Juan Castor at 113 pounds.
The closest match against Okoboji was a 6-2 decision by Thomas Bortvit (138). Earning points were Bonner (285), Snyder (106), Castro (113), Rarmiez (132), Jake Bortvit (182) and Austin Egeland (195).
ELC hosts its dual Tournament today with Bishop Heelan, Blue Earth Area, Minn., Forest City, Linn-Mar and Spirit Lake coming to town.
Algona (ALGO) 40.0 Estherville Lincoln Central High Sh (ELCH) 30.0
220: Chase Bonner, ELCH, dec. Jeff Buchanan, ALGO, 3-0. 285: Chandler Holmes, ALGO, pinned Amed Castro, ELCH, 0:37. 106: Zackary Snyder, ELCH, pinned Alex Bronson, ALGO, 2:20. 113: Juan Castro, ELCH, forf. . 120: Matt Hutchinson, ALGO, pinned Easton Gifford, ELCH, 3:01. 126: Raymond Aguilar, ALGO, dec. Clay Budach, ELCH, 4-2. 132: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, forf. . 138: Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, pinned Darek Garman, ALGO, 1:04. 145: Austin Long, ALGO, maj. dec. Cole Budach, ELCH, 13-3. 152: Blake Gjerde, ELCH, dec. Korey Kuecker, ALGO, 6-4. 160: Josh Strohman, ALGO, maj. dec. Kelly Clabaugh, ELCH, 12-3. 170: Dylon Wait, ALGO, forf. . 182: Tyler Frideres, ALGO, tech. fall Jake Bortvit, ELCH, 5:19 17-2. 195: Joe Teague, ALGO, pinned Austin Egeland, ELCH, 0:44.
Estherville Lincoln Central High Sh (ELCH) 59.0 Okoboji (OKOB) 12.0
285: Chase Bonner, ELCH, pinned Cole Millard, OKOB, 1:00. 106: Zackary Snyder, ELCH, pinned Dominick Titus, OKOB, 3:38. 113: Juan Castro, ELCH, pinned Brady Jones, OKOB, 3:44. 120: Adam Dublinski, OKOB, pinned Easton Gifford, ELCH, 3:26. 126: Clay Budach, ELCH, dec. Colbin Larue, OKOB, 10-5. 132: Oscar Ramirez, ELCH, pinned Kaleb Vanderpool, OKOB, 1:23. 138: Thomas Bortvit, ELCH, dec. Ryan Bolster, OKOB, 6-2. 145: Noah Bouse, OKOB, pinned Cole Budach, ELCH, 4:22. 152: Dalton Christoffer, ELCH, maj. dec. Noah Fritch, OKOB, 9-1. 160: Blake Gjerde, ELCH, maj. dec. Jordan Hanna, OKOB, 11-2. 170: Kelly Clabaugh, ELCH, dec. Layne Rickman, OKOB, 9-4. 182: Jake Bortvit, ELCH, pinned Riley Anderson, OKOB, 3:00. 195: Austin Egeland, ELCH, pinned Austin Kolegraff, OKOB, 4:34. 220: Amed Castro, ELCH, forf. .