Titans’ depth too much for ELC
GRAETTINGER – Estherville Lincoln Central and Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire ended the regular season on Tuesday with a non-conference dual on Tuesday.
The Titans’ depth proved too much for a short-handed ELC team to overcome. While the two teams split the eight contested matches 4-4, GT/RA had the advantage in forfeits, 5-1, in cruising to a 54-22 victory.
While GT/RA won all its contested matches by fall, ELC wrestlers had to work for their victories.
At 113 pounds, Jason Peta shut out Monte Matthews with a technical fall, 15-0 in 5 minutes, 22 seconds with Matthews able to stave off the pin.
The same was true for Lincoln Coakley (170), who dominated Beau Schany with a 23-6 technical fall in 5:29, but Schany also avoided the pin.
ELC won the two matches that went the distance. Derek Gebel (160) won 7-2 over Nate Larson.
At heavyweight, ELC’s Cole Anderson scored an escape in the final 30 seconds to pull out a 5-4 victory.
In GT/RA’s contested match wins, Lucas Hoffman (126) won in 2:40 over Chase Budach; Brett Triggs (132) won in 2:55 over Jalen Tripp; Spencer Roth (152) won in 1:50 over Ethan Crees; and Cade Steelman (195) won in 3:04 over Juan Diaz.
Receiving forfeits for the Titans were Keeven Long (120), Devon Naig (138), Kolton Roth (145), Carter Murray (182) and Hunter Naig (106). Nick Egeland (220) received a forfeit for ELC.
In the one exhibition match, ELC’s Edwin Morales (195) lost by fall to Nole Bochmann in 2:40.
Both GT/RA and ELC are at their respective district meets on Saturday. The Titans travel to Manson for a 1A meet while ELC is at Sergeant Bluff in Class 2A.
GTRA 54, ELC 22
106: Hunter Naig (GTRA) over (ELCH) (For.) 113: Jason Peta (ELCH) over Monte Matthews (GTRA) (TF 15-0 5:22) 120: Keeven Long (GTRA) over (ELCH) (For.) 126: Lucas Hoffman (GTRA) over Chase Budach (ELCH) (Fall 2:40) 132: Brett Triggs (GTRA) over Jalen Tripp (ELCH) (Fall 2:55) 138: Devon Naig (GTRA) over (ELCH) (For.) 145: Kolton Roth (GTRA) over (ELCH) (For.) 152: Spencer Roth (GTRA) over Ethan Crees (ELCH) (Fall 1:50) 160: Derek Gebel (ELCH) over Nate Larson (GTRA) (Dec 7-2) 170: Lincoln Coakley (ELCH) over Beau Schany (GTRA) (TF 23-6 5:29) 182: Carter Murray (GTRA) over (ELCH) (For.) 195: Cade Steelman (GTRA) over Juan Diaz (ELCH) (Fall 3:04) 220: Nick Egeland (ELCH) over (GTRA) (For.) 285: Cole Anderson (ELCH) over Nate Harris (GTRA) (Dec 5-4)