G/T Wrestlers Earn Split In Double Dual
GEORGE – Graettinger/Terril’s wrestlers came home with a split in double dual wrestling action Tuesday night. The Knights defeated George/Little Rock by a 55-18 margin, but fell to Spirit Lake Park by a 36-29 tally.
Against George/Little Rock, the Knights opened with James Tatman earning a win by forfeit at 103 pounds. At 112, Ryan Schany got a forfeit win but the Knight forfeited the 119 and 125 pound weight classes before a double forfeit was recorded at 130 pounds.
The next match saw Michael Jensen score a 7:20 win by fall in overtime over Will Kruger at 135 pounds. Logan Tonderum, wrestling at 140 pounds, earned a win by fall over Aaron Stettnichs before Taylor Harris received a win by forfeit at 145 pounds for the Knights.
At 152, Heath Marchand received a win by forfeit, as did Kass Schany at 160 and Josh Anderson at 171. Jake Hoffman scored a 1:55 win by fall over Kyle McComes at 189 pounds, but the Knights forfeited 215 before Kyle Brown scored a win by fall over Dustin Modder.
Against Spirit Lake Park, the Knights opened with Ryan Schany receiving a win by forfeit at 112 pounds. Graettinger/Terril would forfeit 119 and 125 pounds, and there was a double forfeit at 130 pounds. The Knights also forfeited the 135 pound match to Dillion Miner before Michael Jensen, wrestling up at 140, lost a close decision to Grant Willard.
At 145, Logan Tonderum earned a win by decision over Cullen Andera and at 152 pounds, Taylor Harris lost a decision to Brett Goldtrap.
Kass Schany earned a 1:37 win by fall over Nolan Meyer in the 160 pound match, but at 171 pounds, Josh Anderson lost a decision to Ty Ahrenstorff.
Jake Hoffman picked up a win by decision over Kyle Kruger in action at 189 pounds, but the Knights forfeited at 215 pounds. Kyle Brown earned a 5:05 win by fall over Wade Franik and at 103, James Tatman recorded a 2:57 win by fall over Lewis Johnson for the 36-29 final score.
“In both of these duals, the guys came out and wrestled very hard,” noted GT Head Coach Cody Alesch. “We let a few matches get away from us against Spirit Lake Park and those matches decided the dual. We are going into the break feeling like we are getting better, but we just need to keep improving every week as we wrestle.”