Grapplers win one of three at dual meetFarmington’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.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
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.
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.