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Grapplers win one of three at dual meet

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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

Farmington's wrestling team got off to a slow start and came away with just one dual win against an undermanned Minneapolis Patrick Henry team at Saturday's Cannon Falls Duals.

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Head coach Jon Lund said his team matched up well but didn't turn in a very strong effort in an opening 43-25 loss to Eagan. The Tigers won just three of the 10 matches wrestled -- Joey Liden's 11-7 decision at 112 pounds, Carl Elmer's pin at 140 pounds and Eric Adrian's 11-0 win at 160 pounds.

"We came out flat in a very winnable dual," Lund said. "We did not win any of the three close matches. We win those and it's 34-34."

The Tigers wrestled better against Rochester John Marshall, winning six of 11 matches, but a forfeit ended up being the difference in a 39-33 loss.

Adrian, the state's sixth-ranked 160-pounder, once again blanked his opponent, 16-0. Elmer, ranked fifth at 140 pounds, also moved to 2-0 on the day with his second straight pin.

Other victories came from Brett Hoffman at 215 pounds (pin), Seth Franklin at 125 pounds (11-4), Josh Iverson at 130 pounds (10-4) and Will Pauling at 145 pounds (17-5).

The Tigers got in the win column in their final dual of the day, using six forfeited weights to secure a 63-18 decision over Patrick Henry.

Logan Haakana, Jake Bauman and Deno Pickens picked up pins while gaining some varsity experience and Iverson added a 6-4 decision.

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