Wrestling: Newcomers come through at Northfield TriangularA pair of varsity newcomers helped a short-handed Farmington wrestling team come away with a sweep of the Northfield Triangular Thursday night.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
A pair of varsity newcomers helped a short-handed Farmington wrestling team come away with a sweep of the Northfield Triangular Thursday night.
Brian Caravantes picked up his first career varsity win with a decision at 138 pounds and Kirk Knapp did the same with a pin at 195 pounds as the Tigers rallied for a 34-33 dual victory over the host Raiders.
“We had a few starters out, but some of our replacements did a great job filling in,” Farmington coach Chad Olson said.
Senior Bret Hoffman wrapped up the dual for the Tigers with a decision at heavyweight.
Also winning for the visitors were Taylor Venz at 106 (fall), Jacob Gabbard at 113 (fall), John Walz at 126 (major decision) and Joe Hoeve at 160 (fall).
The Tigers had less trouble in their dual against Rochester Century. The Panthers forfeited five weights and Venz, Hoeve, Brayden Chapman and Matt Rustad registered pins in a 61-18 victory.
Trevor Breezley added a decision at 170 pounds and Gabbard won a major decision at 113.
The Tigers are back in action tonight when they take on the Sabers in a Missota Conference dual meet at Shakopee.