G/T?Grapplers Sweep Quad Meet
GRAETTINGER – The Graettinger/Terril wrestling team ran the field, so to speak, in winning three duals Tuesday night in Graettinger.
Coach Cody Alesch’s wrestlers defeated Sioux Central/Laurens-Marathon by a 51-27 tally, and then bested Alta by a 52033 score before closing out the night with a 52-21 win over Twin River Valley/West Bend-Mallard.
Tyler Dalen led things off with three wins at 103 pounds. Dalen started with a pin against Alta’s Ernest Dominguez and then won an 8-0 decision over Brice Wenell of Sioux Centra/Laurens-Marathon before receiving a forfeit win from Twin River Valley/West Bend-Mallard.
Austin Thompson also went 3-0, earning forfeit wins from SC/LM and TRV/WBM before pinning Alta’s Joseph Coll in 1:19 of the 112 pound match.
In action at 130 pounds, Trent Lundgren pinned Sioux Central/Laurens-Marathon’s David Jones in 5:20, and earned a 3:30 win by fall over Jordan Schmidtke of Alta before receiving the forfeit win from TRV/WBM.
The Knights’ Michael Jensen, wrestling at 152 pounds, met eighth rated Cody Strand of Sioux Central/L-M and earned a 1:12 win by fall in 1:12. The second-ranked Jensen then scored a 19-9 major decision over TRV/WBM’s Cody Hubrich and received a forfeit win from Alta to finish the night with a perfect mark.
Nate Howard, wrestling at 215 pounds, pinned his way through the night, pinning Sioux Central-L-M’s Cody Fogelman in :41 and Alta’s Robbie Sauter in :49 seconds before receiving the forfeit win from TRV/WBM.
At 119 pounds, Connor Tonderum got a 3:17 win by fall over Nate Peterson of Sioux Central/L-M. The Knights’ 125 pounder, Zach Chicoine, got a forfeit win from TRV/WBM, but was pinned in 2:44 by Josh Kristensen of Alta.
Quin Parker , wrestling at heavyweight, lost in a :25 fall to Matt Sefcik of Alta, but pinned Cam Graff of SC/LM in :36 befire receiving a forfeit win from TRV/WBM.
At 135 pounds, Ryan Schany earned a 20-5 Technical Fall over SC/LM’s Austin Hanson and won a forfeit from TRV/WBM, but lost an 8-0 major decision to Taylor Stevicks of Alta.
Tyler Manning lost a 6-3 decision in a match at 125 to Cole Moens of SC/LM, but pinned Fidel DeLao of Alta in 5:40 of their 119 pound match before losing a 9-2 decision to Brance Simms of TRV/WBM at 119.
At 145, Heath Marchand pinned Cody Duhn of Alta in :52 and won an 8-2 decision over Collin Swanson of SC/LM before being pinned by Nick Carman of TRV/WBM in 3:33.
Palo Lazo received two forfeit wins from Alta and TRV/WBM, but lost a 2:56 pin at the hands of Brandon ?Fogelman of SC./LM in action at 160 pounds.
Rounding out the Knights’ efforts was Tym Hart, wrestling at 140 pounds, who was pinned by Peyton Vote of TRV/WBM in 3:08 and then lost in a fall to Justin Romoin of SC/LM in 1:59.
Graettinger/Terril will resume action this Saturday when they travel to Britt to wrestle in the West Hancock Invitational.