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Tigers defeat short-handed Minnewaska team

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The Morris Area/Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestling team picked up a 43-28 dual win over Minnewaska on Parents' Night in Hancock Thursday.

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"The Lakers are low on numbers to start with, but the flu took at least one more for this event," explained assistant coach Blaine Hill.  "The end result was a 43-28 Tiger win, but the Tigers were given five forfeits." 

The match started with Matt Munsterman losing 13-1 to Joseph Weaver at 106 pounds. 

Then following a forfeit to Mitchell Ascheman at 113 pounds, Travis Ostby pinned Spencer Winter in 1:48 at 120 pounds. 

Evan Nelson then won by a major 10-1 decision at 126 pounds, but Max Feuchtenberger was pinned by Caleb Blaisdell in 3:47 at 132 pounds.

The Tigers then traded some wins back and forth before finishing out the match.  Dillan Johnson received a forfeit at 138 pounds and Myles Smith pinned Jacob Lutterman in 1:10 at 145 pounds.

Minnewaska then picked up wins when Brook Wollschlager pinned Jarid Berning in 5:43 at 152 pounds and Ryan Stottler pinned Seth Nelson in 1:40 at 160 pounds. 

It was then the Tiger's turn again.  Aaron Nelson got a forfeit at 170 pounds and Connor Metzger bumped up in weight to beat Taylor Lundebrek 4-1 at 182 pounds. 

"This was definitely the best match of the night," said Hill. 

The match concluded with Bradley Jacobs defeating Alec Gausman by pin in :23 seconds at 195, a double forfeit at 220 pounds, and Jacob Sperr wining by forfeit at 285 pounds.

Next up for the Tigers is a triangular in Morris next Thursday with Benson and Montevideo.

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