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Paulson wins twice on Senior Night

By David Swartz - | Jan 13, 2021

ELC wrestling program honors seniors Estherville Lincoln Central seniors involved with the wrestling program were honored prior to the Midgets’ dual against Okoboji on Tuesday in Estherville. From left are cheerleaders Julissa Diaz and Myley Welch, and wrestlers Raul Diaz and Garrett Paulson. Photo by Amy H. Peterson

Senior Garrett Paulson celebrated Estherville Lincoln Central’s Senior Night with a pair of wins, but the Midgets lost both duals to the visiting teams, falling 69-12 to Algona and 52-21 to Okoboji/Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn.

Wrestling at 170 pounds, Paulson pinned both his opponents, taking down Okoboji’s Mitchell Meyers in 46 seconds and Algona’s Hunter Berry in 5:33.

ELC had just one other win against Algona, as Nick Lyman (220) won by fall in 4:39.

Against Okoboji, Austin Hansen (113) won by fall, Will Martin (126) won by a 16-1 technical fall, and

Eli Hanson (160) won a 15-3 major decision.

ELC is on the road today in duals hosted by George-Little Rock with Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley and Central Lyon.

In junior varsity action, Cade Crees won a 7-4 decision against Algona.

Algona 69, ELC 12

285: Cohen Reffer (ALGO) over Jess Christensen (ELCH) (Fall 0:54) 106: Jacob Zabka (ALGO) over Austin Hansen (ELCH) (Fall 2:52) 113: Ian Fehr (ALGO) over Isaac Reineke (ELCH) (Fall 1:03) 120: Hunter Penton (ALGO) over Parker Duitsman (ELCH) (Fall 1:11) 126: Hayden Thompson (ALGO) over Will Martin (ELCH) (Fall 3:03) 132: Reece Eakins (ALGO) over (ELCH) (M. For.) 138: Evan Deal (ALGO) over (ELCH) (For.) 145: Brandon Harris (ALGO) over Brigham Vermeys (ELCH) (Fall 4:00) 152: Dane Kitzinger (ALGO) over Ryan Leonard (ELCH) (Fall 0:35) 160: Riley Goche (ALGO) over Eli Hanson (ELCH) (Dec 4-3) 170: Garrett Paulson (ELCH) over Hunter Berry (ALGO) (Fall 5:33) 182: Sammel Reitz (ALGO) over (ELCH) (For.) 195: Spencer Long (ALGO) over (ELCH) (For.) 220: Nick Lyman (ELCH) over Logan Meendering (ALGO) (Fall 4:39)

Okoboji 52, ELC 21

113: Austin Hansen (ELCH) over Bryce Sehman (OKOB) (Fall 1:32) 120: Dylan Jones (OKOB) over Parker Duitsman (ELCH) (MD 12-4) 126: Will Martin (ELCH) over Caleb Jones (OKOB) (TF 16-1 4:00) 132: Ryan Pyle (OKOB) over (ELCH) (For.) 138: Tyler Sehman (OKOB) over (ELCH) (For.) 145: Caden Larue (OKOB) over Brigham Vermeys (ELCH) (Fall 4:20) 152: Noah Strantz (OKOB) over Ryan Leonard (ELCH) (Fall 1:29) 160: Eli Hanson (ELCH) over Bryce Dodge (OKOB) (MD 15-3) 170: Garrett Paulson (ELCH) over Mitchell Meyers (OKOB) (Fall 0:46) 182: Chayton Faulkner (OKOB) over Ashton Bradley (ELCH) (Fall 3:34) 195: Logan Duvall (OKOB) over (ELCH) (For.) 220: Sam Pas (OKOB) over Nick Lyman (ELCH) (Dec 8-6) 285: Nick Bronstad (OKOB) over Jess Christensen (ELCH) (Fall 0:39) 106: Michael Gonnerman (OKOB) over Isaac Reineke (ELCH) (Dec 12-7)