E-Hawks Wrestle Hard In Setbacks
STORM?LAKE – The return to mat action after the holiday break saw the Emmetsburg/Ruthven-Ayrshire E-Hawks come out fighting. In a Lakes Conference double duel on Thursday at Storm Lake, the E-Hawks gave Spirit Lake Park a run for their money but come up short in a 43-36 decisions, and were edged in an exciting dual by the host Tornadoes by a 36-33 tally.
Against Spirit Lake Park, the E-Hawks opened at 119 pounds with Tyler Leuer losing a9-5 decision to Sam Bosma. At 125, Austin Dunnick was pinned in :24 by David Tricksess before the E-Hawks forfeited at 130.
Justin Studer earned a 3:04 win by fall over Dylan Bryce at 135 pounds and at 140, Skyler Rice received a win by forfeit. Brady Bailey would be pinned in 5:17 of his 145 pound match by Rick Maris, and at 152, Wyatt Sinning lost a 15-3 major decision to Jacob Welch.
Austin McCartan picked up a 3:04 win by fall over Casey Jones in the 160 pound bout and at 171, Nick Schany pinned Jacob Jenness in 1:57. At 189, Tayler Wegener pinned Brady Carlson in 1:20 before the E-Hawks forfeited the 215 pound weight class.
Andrew Garrelts would pick up a 4:43 win by fall over Ben Spaeth to put the E-Hawks ahead, 36-31, but at 103, Brett Steinkamp would be pinned in 1:19 by Doug Miner and Nick Merwald was pinned in :59 by Zac Skopec in the 112 pound match to give the Indians the 43-36 win.
Against Storm Lake, the E-Hawks opened with Austin Dunnick losing an 11-6 decision to Sergio Lopez at 125, but at 130, Justin Studer pinned Miguel Hernandez in 3:09 of their match.
Emmetsburg/RA forfeited the 135 pound match, but at 140, Skyler Rice earned a 2:17 win by fall over Juan Estrada. Brady Bailey collected a win by fall in 2:52 over Ivan Alverez in the 145 pound match before Wyatt Sinning was pinned in 5:55 by Michael Espino in the 152 pound bout.
Austin McCartan received a win by forfeit at 160 pounds and at 171, Nick Schany defeated K.J. Besch by an 8-3 decision. After forfeiting the 2189 pound match to the Tornadoes, the E-Hawks got a big 3:10 win by fall from Tayler Wegner over Michael Eades at 215 pounds for a 33-21 advantage.
Heavyweight Andrew Garrelts would go into the fourth overtime session before dropping a heartbreaking 1-0 decision to Erick Carillo and at 103, Brett Steinkamp was pinned in 4:36 by Eduardo Diaz.
Nick Merwald would come up short in a 4-1 decision loss to Dylan Tornabane to tie the match at 33-33 after the 112 pound match, leaving it up to Tyler Leuer at 119. Leuer would come up short in a 9-6 decision loss to Juan Figueroa to give the Tornadoes the 36-33 win.