ORANGE CITY – Estherville Lincoln Central ran into a couple tough teams in a double dual in Orange City on Thursday.
The Midgets lost to Lakes Conference rival Storm Lake 58-24 and took on Class 1A, fourth-ranked Sibley-Ocheyedan and lost 60-24.
“We grew as a team this past week learning a great deal about ourselves and how we can work as one unit in a dual match,” said ELC?coach Mike Mix.
ELC started well against Storm Lake with four straight pins with Brenden Duer (152) defeating Brandon Johnson in 3 minutes, 55 seconds, Derek Gebel (160) winning in 2:59 over PJ Peter; Lincoln Coakley (170) over Aaron Ungs in 3:14 and Kylan Fitzgerald (182) over Ethan Counter in 2:44.
However, ELC would not win another match against the Tornadoes and only one match lasted the full 6 minutes as Michael Hough (106) lost an 8-0 major decision to Andrew Kutz.
ELC also just had four wins against Sibley-Ocheyedan. Coakley and Duer both remained perfect on the night. Coakley pinned Corey Nasers in 1:10 and Duer received a forfeit.
ELC’s other two wins came at 113 pounds and 285 pounds-Jason Peta pinned Maria Martinez in 23 seconds and Anderson pinned Trevor Kruger in 1:42.
In junior varsity action, Michael Houge (106) won two matches against MOC-Floyd Valley wrestlers-a 22-12 major decision and a pin in 4:58. Edwin Morales (195) lost by fall; Kali Zufall (220) won a 5-4 decision over an MOC-Floyd Valley wrestler and Seane Theesfeld (220) won by fall over a Sibley-Ocheyedan wrestler in 1:36.
Storm Lake 58, ELC 24
152: Brenden Duer (ELCH) over Brandon Johnson (STLA) (Fall 3:55) 160: Derek Gebel (ELCH) over PJ Peter (STLA) (Fall 2:59) 170: Lincoln Coakley (ELCH) over Aaron Ungs (STLA) (Fall 3:14) 182: Kylan Fitzgerald (ELCH) over Ethan Courter (STLA) (Fall 2:44) 195: Du`von Swain (STLA) over Juan Diaz (ELCH) (Fall 1:40) 220: Moises DelaCruz (STLA) over Preston Mix (ELCH) (Fall 0:42) 285: Jorge Sandoval (STLA) over Cole Anderson (ELCH) (Fall 2:40) 106: Andrew Kutz (STLA) over Michael Houge (ELCH) (MD 8-0) 113: Milton Duarte (STLA) over Zack Snyder (ELCH) (Fall 0:41) 120: Bradley Brown (STLA) over Jason Peta (ELCH) (Fall 2:58) 126: Christopher Shima (STLA) over Chase Budach (ELCH) (Fall 2:54) 132: Alonzo Rios (STLA) over Jalen Tripp (ELCH) (Fall 5:01) 138: Manny Chavez (STLA) over (ELCH) (For.) 145: Kole Wiegert (STLA) over Ethan Crees (ELCH) (Fall 1:20)
Sibley-Ocheyedan 60, ELC 24
160: Garrett Sayler (SIOC) over Derek Gebel (ELCH) (Fall 0:55) 170: Lincoln Coakley (ELCH) over Corey Nasers (SIOC) (Fall 1:10) 182: Trent Kruger (SIOC) over Kylan Fitzgerald (ELCH) (Fall 1:29) 195: Hunter Dejong (SIOC) over Juan Diaz (ELCH) (Fall 0:57) 220: Erick Olvera (SIOC) over Nick Egeland (ELCH) (Fall 0:41) 285: Cole Anderson (ELCH) over Trevor Kruger (SIOC) (Fall 1:42) 106: Jose Flores (SIOC) over Zack Snyder (ELCH) (Fall 3:58) 113: Jason Peta (ELCH) over Mario Martinez (SIOC) (Fall 0:23) 120: Trey Schuck (SIOC) over (ELCH) (For.) 126: Zak Stanton (SIOC) over Chase Budach (ELCH) (Fall 2:39) 132: Mitch Paca (SIOC) over Jalen Tripp (ELCH) (Fall 5:29) 138: Jordan Klein (SIOC) over (ELCH) (For.) 145: Dylan Schuck (SIOC) over Ethan Crees (ELCH) (Fall 1:04) 152: Brenden Duer (ELCH) over (SIOC) (For.)