For a double dual there weren't a lot of matches with two wrestlers on the mat as Estherville Lincoln Central hosts Spirit Lake and Western Christian on Thursday.
The Midgets did earn their first dual victory of the season by winning three of the five contested matches against Western Christian for a 40-36 victory.
ELC didn't match up as well against Spirit Lake with the Indians winning 60-18. In the other dual, Spirit Lake defeated Western Christian 48-30.
ELC freshman Easton Gifford gave his team a victory to start Thursday’s double dual as he pinned Western Christian’s Tommy Weidauer.
EDN photo by David Swartz
The night started on a positive note for ELC.
Easton Gifford earned a pin over Tommy Weidauer in 47 seconds.
The Wolfpack got those six points right back as Matt Henning won by fall in 28 seconds over ELC's Joel McCoy.
The next contested match didn't come until 152 pounds. Billy Snyder took control of his match against Zach DeJager and earned a 10-1 major decision.
At 170 pounds, ELC's Trey Trompeter (170) lost by fall to Jacob Van Ginkel in 54 seconds.
With the teams each giving up four forfeits, ELC led 34-30 entering the 220-pound match.
"With us open at heavyweight, I told Chase (Bonner) we needed a win to secure the dual," said ELC coach Dan Hewitt.
Bonner came threw by pinning Alex Davis in 1:37.
Receiving forfeits for ELC were Cole Budach (120), Austin Egeland (132), Thomas Bortvit (138) and Lee Christensen (145). ELC forfeited at 160, 182, 195 and 285. The teams both forfeited at 126.
Against Spirit Lake Park, ELC won just one of the six contested matches.
Bortvit (138) pinned Ethan Bergendahl in 1:56.
In other contested matches, Budach (120) lost by fall to Doug Miner in 33 seconds; Blake Gjerde (145) lost by fall to Zach Skopec in 1:53; Snyder (152) lost by fall to David Trucksess in 2:52; Trompeter (170) lost by fall to Javier Tapia in 3:29 and Gifford (106) lost by fall to Gage Roberts in 2:57.
Trompeter wrestled tough in his match, falling behind by five points and then getting a reversal and three back points to tie the match at 5-5 after one period. He earned three more back points to start the second period, but couldn't hang on. The score was tied at 9-90 when Tapia took down Trompeter and turned him.
Gifford had a similar match at 106 pounds, falling behind 4-0 and tying the match at 4-4 with a reversal and two back points in the first period. But then he was reversed and pinned in the second.
Ramirez (132) and Bonner (220) both received forfeits from the Indians.
ELC forfeited to Ben Parks (126), Hayden Wilson (160), Jacob Jenness (182), Cody Wernimont (195) and Cody Norton (285).
ELC travels to the Emmetsburg Tournament on Saturday. Wrestling starts at noon.
Spirit Lake vs.
Spirit Lake's dual with Western Christian featured six contested matches.
Roberts (106) won by fall in 1:31; Trucksess (152) won by fall in 2:46; Wilson (160) won by fall in 59 seconds; Tavier (170) lost by fall in 5:21; Jenness (182) lost by fall in 1:54; and Wernimont (195) lost by fall in 1:12.
Miner (120), Parks (126), Bergendahl (138), Skopec (145) and Norton (285) received forfeits. The Indians forfeited at 113 and 220.
ELC JV results
ELC won two of three junior varsity matches on Thursday.
Joel McCoy pinned Spirit Lake's John O'Neal in 2:49 and Austin Egeland (145) pinned Rodney Phifer in 5:11. In the other match Kenten Murray (145) lost by technical fall.