Sioux Central loses close matches at L-B Duals
The Sioux Central wrestling team won one of five dual meets here Tuesday in the Lawton-Bronson Dual Invitational.
The Rebels opened with a 43-30 win over Westwood, and followed that up with a close loss, dropping a 42-39 decision to Alcestor, S.D.
In its third dual meet, Sioux Central lost 45-34 to Lawton Bronson, then lost 42-30 to West Monona. The Rebels concluded with 59-24 loss to MOC/Floyd Valley.
Sioux Central coach Stacey Rice was pleased with his team's effort, commenting on the closeness of the dual meets.
"It was a matter of close calls for both the team and some individuals," Rice said. "Two of our dual meet losses came down to the last match.
"Both were heartbreaking losses that would have put us above .500 for the season. On an individual basis, we lost five matches that were tied or we were ahead when we were caught and pinned.
"The bright side of all these close calls were that we are now stepping to another level of development and we're competing well against everyone we face."
Individually, two Sioux Central wrestlers took first places at Lawton-Bronson.
At 119 pounds, Morgan Terveer took first, improving to 25-2 on the season. Tuesday, Terveer beat Westwood's Evan Dekok by technical fall (18-2). Against Alcestor, S.D., Terveer beat Carl Serck 7-5 in overtime.
Terveer followed that up with a 16-7 win over Kirk Haafke of Lawton Bronson. In his next match, Terveer pinned Leo Zima of West Monona at 45 seconds. In his finale at 119, Terveer won by forfeit.
Also taking first individually for Sioux Central was 125 pounder Marshall Wernimont, improving his record to 28-13 in the process.
Wernimont opened with a 17-0 technical fall over Dustin Hendrickson of Westwood. He continued with a forfeit win in the Alcestor, S.D. meet, then pinned Kyle Haafke of Lawton Bronson at 3 minutes, 48 seconds.
Against West Monona, Wernimont pinned Matt Meadows at 1:10 of their match. In his last match of the night, Wernimont pinned Dustin VanDerWel of MOC/Floyd Valley.
Two Rebel wrestlers took second places individually. At 171, Nick Skogs improved to 17-5 on the season with a second-place finish. Also taking second was Justin Shideler, who improved to 23-12.
At 103 pounds, Grant Block took sixth and has a season mark of 11-15. At 112 pounds, Antonio Bandomo took fifth and now has a 16-19 season mark.
At 130, Tyler Herrig took fourth at L-B and improved to 10-19. At 135, Jayden Kracht took fourth and now has a 14-17 mark. Connor Lindquist took fifth Tuesday, going into the next meet with a 16-23 record.
At 145 pounds, Kory Kraai took fifth and has a 5-17 record. At 152, Sioux Central's Josh Duffney took sixth and has a 9-24 mark. Jesse Steece took third at L-B, improving to 9-9 on the year. At 215 and heavyweight, Charlie Fossum took third at Lawton-Bronson, improving to 5-8 on the season.