SIOUX CITY -- In a pair of duals on Tuesday, the Bulldogs wrestling team came out on top in their first matchup with Sioux City East, but later fell short against Woodbury Central.
Le Mars 40, Sioux City East 27
Just three days after a tough loss to Sioux City East, the 'Dogs faced the Black Raiders again on Tuesday. This time, Le Mars had the upper hand in the end.
"We told our team Monday night at practice that we could get them if we all stayed healthy and were ready to wrestle," LCS head coach Shane Hessenius said. "They responded and wrestled very well."
Le Mars grapplers Mason Weiler (126) and Chris Haman (170) each won by pin. Weiler had Jacob Scott pinned after 5:51. Haman accomplished the same against Manny Zertuche in 2:51.
Nic Madsen (113) collected a 13-0 major decision win for the 'Dogs against Skylar Stamps.
Donny Allaway (106) won by 9-5 decision over Larry Vore Jr.
Skyler Gries (138) took a 9-6 decision win over Casey Coon.
Alex Hermes (220) also got a decision win for Le Mars, 5-3 against Brandon Cabney.
Tevita Moa-Lamp (285) got a fourth decision win for his team with 9-5 against Kedrick French.
The Bulldogs took forfeit wins at 120 and 195.
Le Mars' Cody Sherlock lost by pin after 0:19. So did Juan Hernandez (152) after 3:59. Kyle Williams (160) fell short by pin after 3:59 against East High's Drake Swedlund. Dillan Belt (182) also lost by pin against his Black Raider oponent after 1:36.
'Dogs matman Luke DeBoer lost by 9-4 decision against Josh Schambach.
"Everyone who was favored to win won and we picked up a few wins because of the team mentality of our wrestlers," Hessenius said.
He said that the wins by Allaway, Madsen and Haman were the results that put Le Mars over the top for the victory.
Woodbury Central 68, Le Mars 6
In the Bulldogs' second dual of the day, Woodbury Central proved to be too much to handle.
"We knew that we were in for a fight," Hessenius said. "The wrestlers battled, but it wasn't enough."
Gries collected the only points for the 'Dogs on the night. He won by pin over Logan Beller after 1:31.
Allaway (113) lost by pin to Shane Funk after 0:34. Carlson (120) was defeated by pin after 0:53. Seth Courtright (132) also lost by pin after 5:07. Hernandez fell short by pin after 1:16. So did Williams after 1:59 against Schuyler Riling. Belt lost by pin after 0:46. Hermes was the seventh Le Mars wrestler to be defeated by pin, going down in 3:41.
Weiler lost 22-6 by technical fall against Lane Nichols.
Haman lost by 8-2 decision. Chris Hiserote came up short by 10-5 decision. Moa-Lamp was defeated by 9-2 decision.
Le Mars will host a Lakes Conference tournament on Friday and welcome Western Christian, Emmetsburg, Spirit Lake, Estherville, Cherokee, Storm Lake and Spencer to the school's new gym.