E’Hawks Pin Cherokee In League Dual
The E’Hawks of Emmetsburg/Armstrong-Ringsted/Ruthven-Ayrshire opened the Lakes Conference dual season with a 69-6 win over Cherokee on Thursday night.
The Braves lone win of the night came at heavyweigth, where Nick Keith pinned the E’Hawks’ Andrew Garrelts in 3:57 of the match.
From there on, it was all E’Hawks.
Cherokee would forfeit the next five weight classes, as Tyler Leuer at 103, Nick Merwald and 112, Justin Studer at 119, Nick Schany at 125 and Brady Bailey at 130 would all earn forfeit victories.
In action at 135 pounds, Nate Schany came away with a 4:48 win by fall over Rick Weaver for the E’Hawks.
Skyler Rice wrestled his first match as an E’Hawks and needed just :55 to pin Jack Letsche at 140 pounds. Austin McCartan then came in and earned a :43 win by fall over Alex Peck at 145 before Andrew Wellick tallied a 3:38 win by fall over Zac Anderson in action at 152 pounds.
Joey Naig would win a 9-3 decision over the Braves’ Patrick Laughlin in the 160 pound match, but at 171, Howard Henkelvig collected a :56 win by fall over Manny Bustos.
Derek Henkelvig would receive a win by forfeit in the 189 pound match before Jake Morris closed out the dual with a :54 win by fall over Dustin Rosewall for the 69-6 win.
In Junior Varsity action, the E’Hawk reserves won four of the five matches wrestled.
At 160 pounds, Mitch Peterson scored a 12-5 decision win over Gabe Connelly. At 285, Chris Krug decisioned Trevor Devitt in an 10-6 match and at 135 pounds, Grant Rehan scored a 1:16 win by fall over Trevor Ankrum.
Mitch Peterson would earn a 3:16 win by fall over Tyler McLAughlin in a 160 pound match, but at 285,, Chris Krug would be pinned in 1:57 by Miah Back to close out the JV matches.
The E’Hawks improve to 1-0 in Lakes action and 3-0 on the season in duals as they travel to Hull this Thursday night for a double dual with Western Christian and the Spencer Tigers. Action will get underway at 6 p.m. at Western Christian High School.