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ELC splits close Lakes dual meets

Midgets tie Cherokee, win on eighth criteria

January 6, 2019
David Swartz - Managing Editor ( , Estherville News

SPENCER - There are no ties in wrestling.

If two wrestlers are tied at the end of the regulation, rules give them the opportunity to score until a victor is determined.

When two teams are tied, there are 17 criteria in determining which team won.

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On Thursday, Estherville Lincoln Central and Cherokee were tied 41-41 after all the matches were complete. Officials went through eight criteria before a winner could be determined and the Midgets came out on top to earn the 42-41 win.

"This is the third time in my three years of coaching we have had a dual go to criteria," said ELC coach Gable Bonner. "The first was two years ago against Cherokee again and we lost via the eighth criteria. The second was two years ago against Sheldon and we won on the eighth criteria. And then our win last night against Cherokee we went to the eighth criteria. The eighth criteria is total of first match points scored. So the first points scored in each match. So we won last night because we scored eight points on first match points (four takedowns) and Cherokee scored seven points on first match points (three takedowns and one escape)."

ELC and Cherokee were tied in the number of falls and forfeits (six apiece) and one technical fall each.

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ELC 42, Cherokee 41

170: Garrett Paulson (ELCH) over Danen Pierce (CHER) (Fall 3:19) 182: Juan Diaz (ELCH) over Samual Collins (CHER) (Fall 0:54) 195: Treighton Schubert (CHER) over (ELCH) (For.) 220: Wyatt Kraft (CHER) over (ELCH) (For.) 285: Isaac Hanson (ELCH) over (CHER) (For.) 106: Simon Mummert (CHER) over (ELCH) (For.) 113: Quintin Marquez (ELCH) over (CHER) (For.) 120: Jason Peta (ELCH) over (CHER) (For.) 126: Michael Houge (ELCH) over Ty Westphal (CHER) (Fall 1:52) 132: Damon Williams (CHER) over Zack Anderson (ELCH) (Fall 1:42) 138: Jalen Tripp (ELCH) over Nick Clark (CHER) (TF 20-2 4:26) 145: Dane Jurgensen (CHER) over Nick Leonard (ELCH) (Fall 2:38) 152: Cael Wood (CHER) over Chase Budach (ELCH) (TF 15-0 4:22) 160: Carson Furhman (CHER) over Eli Hanson (ELCH) (Fall 2:57) (ELCH Criteria 1.0)

Spencer 40, ELC 36

195: Zach OClair (SPEN) over (ELCH) (For.) 220: Drew Thompson (SPEN) over (ELCH) (For.) 285: Xander Cheevers (SPEN) over Isaac Hanson (ELCH) (Fall 1:50) 106: Case Cauthron (SPEN) over (ELCH) (For.) 113: Kage Lohman (SPEN) over Quintin Marquez (ELCH) (MD 11-0) 120: Jason Peta (ELCH) over Dakota Amendt (SPEN) (MD 13-5) 126: TJ Arnold (SPEN) over Michael Houge (ELCH) (Fall 1:59) 132: Zack Anderson (ELCH) over Bryson Blair (SPEN) (TF 17-2 5:54) 138: Jalen Tripp (ELCH) over Cole Rutter (SPEN) (Fall 4:24) 145: Nick Leonard (ELCH) over Titan Coleman (SPEN) (Fall 1:46) 152: Isaiah Spencer (SPEN) over Chase Budach (ELCH) (Fall 1:21) 160: Eli Hanson (ELCH) over Max Schmidt (SPEN) (Fall 3:37) 170: Garrett Paulson (ELCH) over Marcus Herke (SPEN) (Fall 2:37) 182: Juan Diaz (ELCH) over Liam McCreery (SPEN) (Dec 10-3)

In ELC's second match of the night, the Midgets nearly rallied from an early deficit to host Spencer before losing 40-36.

"Overall I think we wrestled pretty well," said Bonner. "Every match we have the same three or four goals: wrestle with heart, wrestle your match, do your job, and have fun. So going through the check list I think most our guys were able to check all those off in at least one if not both of their matches."

Earning falls against Cherokee were Garrett Paulson (170), Juan Diaz (182) and Michael Houge. Jalen Tripp (138) won by technical fall.

Against Spencer, Tripp (138), Nick Leonard (145), Eli Hanson (160) and Pualson (170) won by fall. Zack Anderson (132)won by technical fall while Jason Peta (120) won by major decision and Diaz (182) won a 10-3 decision.

"I think we had three guys stand out last night," said Bonner. " The first was Juan Diaz. Juan is coming off of injury with a strained peck, but it didn't show last night. He wrestled two great matches by staying in good position and physically out working guys. He's got a great motor that never gives up and the biggest heart on the team.

"Second was Jalen Tripp. Jalen was dominant in his matches last night," the coach said. "He finally went out a beat up some guys. Technically we have some things to polish up but mentally that was the best Jalen Tripp we have seen all year.

"And lastly Garrett Paulson. Garrett is one of those guys that has a great understanding of how to win wrestling matches and that is by staying in good position, out working guys, and trusting in his training," Bonner said. "Garrett is one of our hardest workers and is also one our biggest students of the sport of wrestling-he is constantly learning and improving every day."



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