E-Hawks Split League Duals
Emmetsburg/Ruthven-Ayrshire’s E-Hawks closed out the first half of the wrestling season with a split in a Lakes Conference Double Dual Thursday night. Coach Jared Pickett’s E-Hawks bested Western Christian of Hull by a 42-33 score, but fell to Spencer by a 60-10 final tally, giving the E-Hawks a record of 5-4 overall and 2-1 in the Lakes Conference going into the holiday break.
In Thursday’s action, the E-Hawks led off the evening with a 42-33 victory over Western Christian of Hull.
Action began at 152 pounds, where Brady Bailey earned a win by Forfeit. At 160, Nick Schany pinned Drew Hoekstra in 2:36 and at 171 pounds, Austin McCartan needed just :51 to pin Tyler Vander Zwag.
Tthe E-Hawks forfeited at 189 pounds to Sam VanGinkel before Tayler Wegner lost a 7-1 decision to Ross Hoksbergen in the 215 pound match. At 285 pounds, Andrew Garrelts was pinned in 1:27 by Trevor VanDenTop to make the score 18-15.
Emmetsburg/RA would see Brett Steinkamp receive a win by forfeit at 103, as would Nick Merwald at 112 and Tyler Leuer at 119 pounds to make the score 36-15.
In the 125 pound match, Austin Dunnick was pinned by Jonathon Grevengood in 3:46 to cut the score to 36-21, but Justin Studer received a win by forfeit at 130 pounds before both teams forfeited at 135.
The E-Hawks would forfeit at 140 pounds to Jacob VanGinkel and also forfeited at 145 to Jacob Johnson for the 42-33 final margin.
Against Spencer, the E-Hawks wrestled one of the Lakes Conference leaders in ending the night in a 60-10 loss.
At 171 pounds, Austin McCartan got one of the E-Hawks’ three match victories, as he earned a 13-4 major decision victory over Ben Roos. The E-Hawks forfeited at 189 to David Zobrist before Tayler Wegner was pinned in 2:54 of the 215 pound match by Kris Rhode.
At 285, Andrew Garrelts fell victim to Ryan Dodge in 1:06 of their match and at 103 pounds, Brett Steinkamp was pinned in 3:50 of his match against Trevor Strueli.
Trailing 24-4, the E-Hawks got a 9-7 decision victory from Nick Merwald in his match against Bailey Hawn at 112 pounds, but at 119, Tyler Leuer would come up short in a 10-3 decision at the hands of John Christopherson.
Austin Dunnick was pinned in 1;40 of his 125 pound match with Levi Gilmore and at 130, Justin Studer lost a 6-2 decision to Tanner Schaefer.
The E-Hawks would forfeit at 135 pounds to Clayton Quail and also at 140 pounds to J?Jack Randall before surrendering another forfeit to Alex Doppenberg in the 145 pound match.
At 152 pounds, Brady Bailey was pinned in 2:32 of his match against Tyler Schaefer, but the E-Hawks ended the dual on a winning noted with Nick Schany earning a 5-3 hard-fought dual win over Chance Millard in the 160 pound match for the 60-10 final score.