SIOUX CITY -- Paired with tough schools, Le Mars took ninth of 10 teams at the Heelan Duals Saturday.
Glenwood won the title match, ousting Lewis Central for the overall win.
After struggling with earlier duals, the LCS Bulldogs won the ninth place dual with Sioux City West 48-30.
"Our wrestlers did what we asked them to do," LCS wrestling coach Shane Hessenius said. "They went out and battled every match. The wrestlers have no quit in them."
In the first round, Le Mars paired up with Logan-Magnolia and fell 56-19.
Several Bulldogs claimed wins over their Logan-Magnolia opponents.
Chris Hiserote (195) and Nic Madsen (106) pinned their opponents. Hiserote downed Christian Jensen in 1:09, and Madsen got River Meeker to the mat in 3:29.
Tyler Carlson (120) earned a 9-1 major decision win over Brett Greenwood, of Logan Magnolia, and Skyler Gries (138) took his match with Brady Charbonneau with a 9-5 decision.
In the second round, the LCS matmen fell to the eventual winner Glenwood 67-6.
LCS' Alex Hermes (220) claimed the lone pin for the Bulldogs, getting Drayton Slaughter to the ground in 3:14.
Next, the Le Mars grapplers took on Sioux City East and were edged out 42-29.
Hiserote and Hermes took their second pins of the day, and Carlson earned a pin for the Bulldogs as well.
Hiserote pinned Calvin Buchanan in 1:05, Hermes got Kedrick French pinned in 2:25 and Carlson felled Tavian Herman in 1:52.
Dillan Belt and Madsen claimed major decision wins against Sioux City East.
Belt won 17-9 over his opponent Brandon Zermeno, and Madsen won 12-2 over Larry Vore Jr.
Skyler Gries took a 9-7 decision win for LCS over Colton Jewett, of Sioux City East.
In the next round, the 'Dogs lost 64-18 to Lincoln East.
LCS took wins at 220, 106 and 113 by forfeit.
Lincoln East eventually claimed third place for the day.
In the finals, Le Mars battled with Sioux City West for ninth place and won 48-30.
Carlson earned his second pin for the day and Gries pinned his Sioux City West opponent, too. Carlson felled Kaleb Sorensen in 4:57 and Gries got Quentin Allen to the mat in 1:38.
Le Mars also took forfeit wins at 152, 160, 182, 195, 106, and 113.
Hessenius said the tournament was not indicative of what the LCS wrestlers are capable of.
"The structure did not allow us to finish as high as we should have," he explained. "A team that finished behind us in our tournament finished fourth at the Heelan duals. The Bulldogs should land about fourth or fifth in this tournament, but because of the structure of it, we are in a really tough pool."
Heelan Duals team results:
2. Lewis Central
3. Lincoln East
4. South Sioux City
7. Sioux City East
8. Bishop Heelan
9. Le Mars Community
10. Sioux City West