Peaking at the right time
It didn’t take Eli Craig long to win his match at 170 pounds Jan. 25 against St. Charles freshman Darian Doan. Craig needed just 10 seconds to pin Doan and in the process wrapped up a 46-23 dual win for the Warriors over the Saints.
Dylan Lee and Luke Werner turned in pins at 120 and 126 pounds, and Jacob Swindell (160) and Viktor Guth (195) also added pins. The Warriors won three of the first four matches and seven of the last eight for their third straight dual meet win.
On Saturday the Warriors took third place at the 10-team Lake City tournament when 11 wrestlers placed in the top six in their weight classes. Coach Dan Goergen said, “We hung on – I think we had 20 pins on the day. The kids did well. We’re still gutting it out, and we have team injuries, but they’re doing a good job. We just have to keep them healthy.”
This Thursday the team will host Lewiston-Altura/Rushford-Peterson at Houston High School at 7:30 p.m.
Lake City Tournament team scores: Chatfield 227.5, Rochester Mayo 202.5, Caledonia 160.5, Plainview-Elgin-Millville 140.5, Wabasha-Kellogg 121.0, Lake City 119.5, St. Charles 114.5, Medford 101.5, Hayfield 67.5, Blooming Prairie 39.0
– Brady Ambrose