E-Hawk Matmen Sweep Double-Dual
BODE – After a tough outing over the weekend, the Emmetsburg/Ruthven-Ayrshire E-Hawks bounced back with a pair of victories Tuesday night. The E-Hawks defeated Twin River Valley by a 42-27 score and then edged Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer 39-30.
Against Twin River Valley, the E-Hawks opened with a 5:39 win by fall as Skyler Rice pinned Peyton Vote in action at 140 pounds. The E-Hawks would forfeit to Nick Carman at 145, and at 152, Brady Garrelts would be pinned in 3:40 of his match with Nikko Wheeler.
Austin McCartan met up with Cody Hubrich again after wrestling the Thunder grappler over the weekend, but came up on the wrong side of a 9-6 decision loss in action at 160 pounds.
At 171, Nick Schany earned a win by forfeit, as did Tayler Wegner at 189. After a double-forfeit at 215 pounds, Andrew Garrelts received a forfeit win at 285 pounds, along with Brett Steinkamp at 103 and Nick Merwald at 112.
The E-Hawks forfeited at 119 pounds to Tayler Bowman and at 125, Austin Dunnick was pinned in 1:38 by Brance Simms. Justin Studer earned a 1:10 win by fall over Tyler Hubrich in the 130 pound match before a double forfeit at 135 ended the match with the 42-27 final score.
An exhibition match pitted two E-Hawks against each other, as Tanner Dahm would earn a 3:19 win by fall over Patrick Brennan in a heavyweight matchup.
Against the Indians of PAC/PP, Skyler Rice received a win by forfeit at 145 pounds before Brady Garrelts was pinned in 1:20 by Spencer Beekman at 152. Austin McCartan needed just :44 to pin David Olson in the 160 pound match and at 171, Nick Schany earned a 12-7 decision victory over Jake Sheldahl.
Tayler Wegner scored a 3:44 win by fall over Jeremy Watson in action at 189 pounds, but at 215, the E-Hawks forfeited to Tyler Schneidmiller. At 285 pounds, Andrew Garrelts earned a 3:11 win by fall over Josh Dahlsten to make the score 27-12 in favor of the E-Hawks.
At 103 pounds, Brett Steinkamp jumped out to an 18-5 lead after two periods of his match against Kyler Lyon, but was reversed in the final period and caught to be pinned in 4:45 by the Indian grappler.
Nick Merwald scored a :53 win by fall over Hannah Mauritz in action at 112 pounds, but at 119, the E-Hawks forfeited to Taylor Hallberg.
Austin Dunnick would be pinned in 1:36 of his match with Austin Miller at 125, making the score 33-30, but at 130, Justin Studer finished the match out with a 1:13 pin of Willie Aden for a 39-30 score, as double forfeits at 135 and 140 pounds would end the dual.
The E-Hawks will journey to Spencer on Friday for the Lakes Conference Tournament, with action starting at 5 p.m. at the Fieldhouse.