E-Hawk Grapplers Split Lakes Conference Double Duel
Emmetsburg’s E-Hawk wrestling squad split a Lakes Conference dual Thursday with Spencer and Western Christian, defeating the Wolfpack 54-21, but falling to the Tigers by a 71-6 score
In the first dual of the evening, Emmetsburg took advantage of seven Western Christian forfeits to earn their first Lakes Conference win of the season in the 54-21 score.
At 170, Joe Schmidt was pinned in 1:37 by Zach DeJager, and Wes Brennan was pinned in :51 by Mitchell Post. The E-Hawks’ Robert Nelson lost a hard-fought, 8-7 decision to Skylar Bonestroo before a double forfeit took place at 220 pounds.
The E-Hawks got the ball rolling at 285 pounds when Pat Brennan pinned Trevor Weidkamp in 3:08.
Tanner Lundgren, Carson Clark, Connor Crosgrove, Brett Steinkamp, Kyle Kassel, Jas Jamison and Chris VanHeuvelen would all received forfeits from 106 to 145 pounds, before Caige Elbert picked up a :51 win by fall over Trevor Van Tul.
The dual would close out with Gage Jamison being pinned in 1:02 by Western Christian’s Jacob Van Ginkel for the 54-21 final team score.
Against Spencer, it was a much different story.
Starting at 195 pounds, Robert Nelson would end up on the bottom end of a 7-2 decision to Ben Pingel before the E-Hawks forfeited at 220 pounds. At 285, Pat Brennan was pinned in 1:01 of his match with Cory Severson, but at 106 pounds, Tanner Lundgren tallied a 3:53 win by fall over Daniel Wilkerson.
Carson Clark would be pinned in 1:30 of his 113 pound match with Cody Huckfelt and at 120, Connor Crosgrove was pinned in 1:17 by Dylan Huntoon.
Brett Steinkamp would meet Trevor Streuli in the 126 pound match, but was pinned in 1:37.
Emmetsburg would forfeit the 132 pound match to Nick Gross, and at 138, Jas Jamison would battle Levi Gilmore to come up on the wrong side of a 12-8 Major Decision loss to the Tiger wrestler.
Chris VanHeuvelen was pinned in :22 of his 145 pound match by Adam W. Johnson and at 152, Caige Elbert was pinned in 1:45 by Andrew White.
At 160 pounds, Gage Jamison would go the distance, only to lose an 11-2 Major Decision to Jacob Sandvig. In the 170 pound match, Joe Schmidt was pinned in 2:37 by Hunter Cauthron and Wes Brennan would be pinned in :59 by the Tigers’ Hunter Hurst to close out the dual.
The loss dropped Emmetsburg to 2-5 in duel meets and 1-2 in the Lakes Conference. The next Lakes Conference action for the E-Hawk wrestlers will come on Thursday, Jan. 9, when they travel to Storm Lake to take on Storm Lake and Spirit Lake Park in a double dual.