Wrestlers fight back to win dual
Wrestlers win eight matches against Sidney.
From the looks of things at the beginning of Gothenburg’s wrestling dual against Sidney Friday night, it wasn’t going to be the Swedes’ night in the spotlight.
Four straight losses began at 135 pounds with returning state qualifier Chris Hyde falling to state medalist Ryan Roach in 4:49.
Then three more inexperienced wrestlers were defeated before Kyle Demoret started the turn-around at 160 pounds when he won a 7-0 decision.“Sidney has a decent team,” said coach Eric Manstedt. “Things didn’t look too good at the beginning but we turned things around.”
The Swedes went back and forth with the Red Raiders through the upper weights.
Jeron Seimer was pinned at 171 and Tre Ostergard responded with a pin of Alex Bond in 48 seconds.
After Tommy France was pinned in the 215-pound class, the Swedes trailed 31-14.
“I started counting points,” Manstedt said. “I knew we’d need five straight wins to pull it off.”
That’s what he got.
Dane Ehlers got the first one with a pin at the heavyweight level. Then Mitch Spiegel, Dillon Larson and Tanner Schwanz followed at 103, 112 and 119.
That pushed the Swedes ahead but Manstedt said Justin Larson needed to pin or get a technical fall to put the dual out of reach of the Raiders.
Larson put Barrett Browne to his back several times but the clock kept him from managing the pin.
With a 15-0 technical fall, though, Larson scored enough points to give Gothenburg the surefire win regardless of how the last match went.
Bryce Eggleston wasn’t to be outdone at 130 pounds, though. He finished off the meet with a pin to leave the score 45-31.
“It was a huge team effort,” Manstedt said. “Sidney had a couple of returning state medalist and they’re a traditionally tough team. I feel good about getting that win.”
INDIVIDUAL SWEDE RESULTS
103—Mitch Spiegel pinned Connor Lococo in 1:02.
112—Dillon Larson pinned Dane Aurich in 5:04.
119—Tanner Schwanz pinned Nate Votruba in 45 seconds.
125—Justin Larson won a 15-0 technical fall over Barrett Browne.
130—Bryce Eggleston pinned Travis Sweester in 5:04.
135—Chris Hyde pinned by Ryan Roach in 4:59.
140—Kyle Kleinknecht lost 11-5 decision to Brenan Roach.
145—Tyler Block lost 13-3 major decision to Nico Ross.
152—Alex McClement pinned by Kohlton Price in 2:44.
160—Kyle Demoret won 7-0 major decision over Christofferson.
171—Jeron Seimer pinned by David Matties in 3:02.
189—Tre Ostergard pinned Alex bond in 48 seconds.
215—Tommy France pinned by Sean Neal in 2:18.
285—Dane Ehlers pinned Drake Cooley in 2:48.
SWEDE RESERVE RESULTS
152—Dalton Goodwin pinned Justin Sage in 1:20.
152—Jesse Larson lost 8-3 decision to Noah Matthews.
160—Caleb Geiger pinned by Kelby Christian in 2:55.
160—Cameron Frazho won 8-0 major decision over Austin Weiderspoon.
160—Trent Good won 7-3 decision over Alex Goodwin.
215—Cody Cooper pinned Cody Christoffersen in 1:54.