Humboldt too much for ELC in 2016-17 home opener
Estherville Lincoln Central wrestlers started the season against a tough Humboldt team as the Midgets lost 55-24 on Thursday.
Only two of the 12 contested matches (ELC was open at 120 and 145 pounds) went the full six minutes with the other 10 decided by fall.
ELC came up with four of those pins. With the night starting at 132 pounds, the Midgets’ first victory came at 170 pounds as Lincoln Coakley pinned Logan Moser in 1 minute, 31 seconds.
Kylan Fitzgerald followed at 182 pounds, pinning Joel Osborn right before the first period buzzer in 1:25.
At 285 pounds, Cole Anderson pinned Logan Fiddler in 2:51. ELC’s last win came at 113 pounds as Jason Peta pinned Cole Nelson in 38 seconds.
The first match to last a full six minutes came at 132 pounds as ELC’s Jalen Tripp lost a 12-3 major decision to Elijah Torres.
At 160 pounds, Brenden Duer battled well against Gus Arnold, but came up short in a 10-7 loss.
In other matches, ELC’s Chase Budach (138), Ethan Crees (152), Juan Diaz (285), Preston Mix (220), Michael Houge (106) and Carter Mix (126) all lost by fall.
There was just one junior varsity match as Derek Gebel (170) won by fall in 3:08.
Humboldt 55, ELC 24
132: Elijah Torres (HUMB) over Jalen Tripp (ELCH) (MD 12-3) 138: Joey Busse (HUMB) over Chase Budach (ELCH) (Fall 0:11) 145: Jaden Kampen (HUMB) over (ELCH) (For.) 152: Jaxon Kampen (HUMB) over Ethan Crees (ELCH) (Fall 3:11) 160: Gus Arnold (HUMB) over Brenden Duer (ELCH) (Dec 10-7) 170: Lincoln Coakley (ELCH) over Logan Moser (HUMB) (Fall 1:31) 182: Kylan Fitzgerald (ELCH) over Joel Osborn (HUMB) (Fall 1:59) 195: Brandon Johnson (HUMB) over Juan Diaz (ELCH) (Fall 1:58) 220: Cole Anderson (HUMB) over Preston Mix (ELCH) (Fall 2:38) 285: Cole Anderson (ELCH) over Logan Fiddler (HUMB) (Fall 2:51) 106: Tanner Myer (HUMB) over Michael Houge (ELCH) (Fall 1:13) 113: Jason Peta (ELCH) over Cole Nelson (HUMB) (Fall 0:38) 120: Cresten Craven (HUMB) over (ELCH) (For.) 126: Corey Kasperbauer (HUMB) over Carter Mix (ELCH) (Fall 1:22)