It was a tough day on the mat for the Marshall/Lakeview wrestling team Thursday in Worthington. In a triangular against Southwest Conference foes Jackson County Central and Worthington/Round Lake-Brewster, the Tigers finished the day 0-2.
Jackson County Central, the No. 1 team in Class A, defeated Marshall 47-24 in the opening match, winning five of the first six matches. The Tigers' lone win in the stretch was by Kesmond Willert, who took a 7-0 decision over Ryker Vanderwoude at 113 pounds.
Marshall's next win came by forfeit at 145, then the Tigers got their first of two pins in the match when Brandon Appel took down Caleb Will in three minutes at 182 pounds. The Tigers' Jared Holland won a decision at 195 pounds before heavyweight Austin Nath gave Marshall a strong finish with a pin in 41 seconds.
Facing one of the best teams in the state was a good experience for the Tigers, said head coach Justin Bouwman. He said it was the most points the Tigers had scored against JCC since he had become head coach.
"We did a lot of good things," Bouwman said. "The kids had some good matches against some really good competition. It gave us that benchmark of where we're sitting. Overall, I thought we wrestled fairly well."
The Tigers lagged behind early on against Worthington/RL-B, as the Trojans picked up three wins right away.
Matt Facile stopped a string of three straight Trojan pins with a pin of his own at 126 pounds. Riley Roth followed with a pin for Marshall at 132, and Ramzi Gregoire also won by fall at 145. Worthington won five of the next six matches, however, before Nath won by forfeit at 285. The Tigers' one win in the stretch was a 6-1 decision for Campbell Hofstetter.
"The Worthington one we kind of got shell-shocked right away," Bouwman said. "They pinned our first three kids and we fell in an 18-point hole. Nick Erbes wrestled a good match against the fourth-ranked kid at 120 but the other guy pinned him in the end."
JCC 47, Marshall 24
106-Dalton Wagner (JCC) tech. fall Dylan Dulas, 12-8
113-Kesmond Willert (M) dec. Ryker Vanderwoude, 7-0
120-Jordan Biehne (JCC) tech. fall Nick Erbes, 18-3
126-Cambron Henning (JCC) tech. fall Matt Facile, 22-5
132-Eliot Jurries (JCC) tech. fall Riley Roth, 23-8
138-Luke Pygman (JCC) pinned Brent Breczinski, 3:49
145-Ramzi Gregoire (M) won by forfeit
152-Pagen Moore (JCC) pinned Jarrett Louwagie, 2:42
160-James VanWesten (JCC) won by forfeit
170-Keegan Moore (JCC) dec. Campbell Hofstetter, 12-6
182-Brendon Appel (M) pinned Caleb Will, 3:00
195-Jared Holland (M) dec. John Marker, 16-11
220-Jack Ziemer (JCC) pinned Abdirzak Mohamed, 0:10
285-Austin Nath (M) pinned Nate Horn, 0:41
Worthington 45, Marshall 27
106-Hser Eh Pwae (W) pinned Dulas, 0:51
113-Hser Moo Pwae (W) pinned Willert, 0:47
120-Anthony Luft (W) pinned Erbes, 5:57
126-Facile (M) pinned Jeffrey Camacho, 1:17
132-Roth (M) pinned Cody Michelson, 3:00
138-Vince Riley (W) dec. Breczinski, 7-3
145-Gregoire (M) pinned King Saenz, 3:38
152-Joey Mills (W) dec. Louwagie, 6-4
160-Terrance Gray (W) won by forfeit
170-Zach Kempema (W) pinned Appel, 1:23
182-Hofstetter (M) dec. Blake Schroeder, 6-1
195-Joe Pavelko (W) dec. Holland, 7-2
220-Peter Abraham (W) pinned Mohamed, 0:40
285-Nath (M) won by forfeit