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E’Hawk Grapplers Improve With League Victories

By Staff | Jan 14, 2010

ROCK?HIM A?BIT ?- E’Hawk 145 pounder Austin McCartan rocks Storm Lake’s Ivan Alvorez into position for pin during their match in Lakes Confernece action Tuesday night at Spirit Lake. The E’Hawks downed the Tornadoes 46-36 in their dual and also beat Spirit Lake Park by a 48-30 margin. McCartan would earn a 3:23 win by fall over Alvorez in their match. -- Dan Voigt photo

With a pair of victories over Storm Lake and Spirit Lake Park on Tuesday, the Emmetsburg/Armstrong-Ringsted/Ruthven-Ayrshire E’Hawks improved to 6-2 in Lakes Conference wrestling and 11-2 overall.

However, the E’Hawks remain busy with a double dual tonight (Thursday) with Manson Northwest Webster and Rockwell City-Lytton in Emmetsburg.

The E’Hawks opened against Storm Lake at 119 pounds with Isaac Lundgren earning a 1:36 win by fall over Sergio Lorez. At 125, Nick Schany earned a 1:26 win by fall over Kamsa Thephavong before Brady Bailey was pinned in 1:57 of the 130 pound match with Juan Torres.

At 135, Skyler Rice would earn a 2:47 win by fall over James Russell, but Grant Rehan was pinned in 1:23 by Zach Glassford at 140 to make the score 18-12.

Austin McCartan earned a 3:03 win by fall over Ivan Alvorez at 145 and at 152, Andrew Wellik pinned Paco Vasquez in 1:22 of their match. The E’Hawks’ Joey Naig received a forfeit at 160 and the E’Hawks forfeited 171 pounds to KJ?Besch.

Jake Morris went on to earn a 13-5 major decision over Jake Larson in the first full match of the dual. Tayler Wegner, wrestling in his first varsity match at 215 pounds, was the victim of a pin in :53 of his match with Michael Eades and at 285, Andrew Garrelts was pinned in 3:06 of the match with Eric Carillo.

At 103 pounds, the E’Hawks got a 1:57 win by fall from Tyler Leuer over Dylan Tornabane for a 46-30 score, but at 112, Nick Merwald was the victim of a 5:09 pin by Juan Figueroa for the 46-36 final team score.

In the lone junior varsity match, Christ Krug earned a 13-3 major decision win over Isaac Dressler.

Against Spirit Lake Park, the E’Hawks opened with a forfeit win for Nick Schany at 125 pounds. At 130, Brady Bailey earned a 5-3 decision victory over Dillon Bryce and at 135, Skyler Rice tallied a 7-1 decision over Mark Norland.

Grant Rehan was pinned in :40 of his 140 pound match with Rick Maris, but at 145, Austin McCartan claimed a 1:37 win by fall over Casey Jones for an 18-6 E’Hawk lead.

The lead would grow quickly, as Andrew Wellik picked up a 1:50 win by fall over Brandon Griffin at 152 and at 160, Joey Naig pinned Andrew Broucks in 1:59 of their match for a 30-6 advantage.

The E’Hawks welcomed Howard Henkelvig back into the lineup at 171 pounds and got one of the most action-packed matches of the night. Henkelvig and Richard Wilson dueled back and forth into the final period, when Wilson caught Henkelvig and scored a win by fall over the E’Hawk in 4:03 of the match.

Jake Morris came back at 189 to pin Ty Ahrenstorff in 1:46 before Tayler Wegner was pinned in 2:16 by Adam Dreeszen in the 215 pound match. Andrew Garrelts fell victim to a 1:12 pin by Shae Heinrichs at 285 for the 36-24 score.

Needing at least a decision in one of the final three matches to earn the win, the E’Hawks iced the dual when Tyler Leuer pinned Sam Bosma in the 3:15 of the 103 pound mach for a 42-24 advantage.

Nick Merwald was pined in 3:25 of his match with Andrew Brevik at 112, but at 119, Isaac Lundgren earned a 1:21 win by fall over Skyler Hartwig for the 48-30 final margin of victory.

In two junior varsity matches with Spirit Lake Park, the E’Hawks got a 6-2 decision victory from Mitch Peterson in the 145 pound match with JAcob Welch, but at 215, Chris Krug was pinned in 3:18 of his match with Ben Ashland.

After hosting Manson Northwest Webster and Rockwell City-Lytton/ Southern Cal on Thursday, the E’Hawks will journey east on Saturday for the Osage Team Duals. Action starts at 11 a.m. on ?Saturday in Osage.