Dual night, dual wins


Although not all Estherville Lincoln Central's seniors were able to take the mat on Senior Night, the ELC wrestlers provided plenty of highlights in winning duals against visitors Alta-Aurelia and Pocahontas Area.

The Midgets filled all 14 weights in both duals and that especially helped in a 56-23 win over Alta-Aurelia. Pocahontas Area only forfeited one weight to ELC, but that helped the Midgets make a comeback after falling behind 22-0 on the way to a 38-37 win by criteria.

Starting at 220 pounds against Pocahontas, ELC's comeback started at 120 pounds after the Midgets had lost the first four matches.

Senior Michalel Houge needed just 1:13 to pin Joel Carmanza. Pocahontas came back with a pin at 126 with Brigham Vermeys (132) receiving a forfeit.

After another Pocantas pin at 138, ELC won five of the final six matches.

It started with Raul Diaz (145) working to earn a major decision over Caleb Geffs. Cruz Hernandez (152) needed just 23 seconds to pin Brett Johnson.

At 160, Garrett Paulson fell behind 5-0 to Thomas Molohn, a lengthy wrestler. In the final moments of the third period, Paulson came up with two takedowns, the last with just second to spare to tie the match at 7-7. In the 1 minute sudden victory period, Paulson came out on top after a scramble for the 9-7 win.

Pocahontas won its last match with a pin at 170.

However, senior Royce Coakley (182) caught Alex Welander in a throw and pinned the Indian in 22 seconds. Zavion McMurran (195) wrapped up the match with a pin in 1:13 over Dane Ford to tie the dual at 37-all.

Against Alta-Aurelia, ELC's Zavion McMurran (195), Will Martin (113), and Raul Diaz (145) all earned pins. Quintin Marquez (126) won by technical fall, 16-1 while Brigham Vermeys (138) won a hard-fought 15-14 decision over Schade Larson.

ELC is on the road against Emmetsburg and LeMars in Emmetsburg today.

ELC 56, Alta-Aurelia 23

195: Zavion McMurran (ELCH) over Alex DeRoos (ALTA) (Fall 4:39) 220: Brandon Mier (ALTA) over Nick Lyman (ELCH) (Fall 2:51) 285: Nate Weflen (ALTA) over Jess Christensen (ELCH) (Fall 0:35) 106: Aidan Schumacher (ALTA) over Isaac Reineke (ELCH) (Fall 3:43) 113: Will Martin (ELCH) over Isaiah Powers (ALTA) (Fall 5:13) 120: Michael Houge (ELCH) over (ALTA) (For.) 126: Quintin Marquez (ELCH) over Tytan Kolpin (ALTA) (TF 16-1 4:43) 132: Brigham Vermeys (ELCH) over Schade Larson (ALTA) (Dec 15-14) 138: Morgan Dalen (ELCH) over (ALTA) (For.) 145: Raul Diaz (ELCH) over Kaden Stites (ALTA) (Fall 3:34) 152: Cruz Hernandez (ELCH) over Justin Gregory (ALTA) (Fall 1:19) 160: Garrett Paulson (ELCH) over (ALTA) (For.) 170: Ashton Bradley (ELCH) over (ALTA) (For.) 182: Levi Sleezer (ALTA) over Royce Coakley (ELCH) (Fall 2:20) (ALTA Coach Misconduct -1.0)

ELC 38, Pocahontas Area 37

220: Trey Sandvig (POAR) over Nick Lyman (ELCH) (MD 14-5) 285: Dane Johnson (POAR) over Jess Christensen (ELCH) (Fall 0:33) 106: Tyce Ruffridge (POAR) over Isaac Reineke (ELCH) (Fall 0:57) 113: Carter Beschorner (POAR) over Jaciel Castro (ELCH) (Fall 5:10) 120: Michael Houge (ELCH) over Joel Carranza (POAR) (Fall 1:13) 126: Brandon Lenz (POAR) over Quintin Marquez (ELCH) (Fall 3:34) 132: Brigham Vermeys (ELCH) over (POAR) (For.) 138: Jeremy Carranza (POAR) over Morgan Dalen (ELCH) (Dec 6-3) 145: Raul Diaz (ELCH) over Caleb Geffs (POAR) (MD 15-6) 152: Cruz Hernandez (ELCH) over Brett Johnson (POAR) (Fall 0:23) 160: Garrett Paulson (ELCH) over Thomas Melohn (POAR) (SV-1 9-7) 170: Deontez Williams (POAR) over Ashton Bradley (ELCH) (Fall 1:20) 182: Royce Coakley (ELCH) over Alex Welander (POAR) (Fall 0:22) 195: Zavion McMurran (ELCH) over Dane Ford (POAR) (Fall 1:13) (ELCH Criteria D 1.0)


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