PIERRE — Despite having three of its wrestlers out of the lineup, the Huron wrestling team emerged with a 38-26 victory against Madison on Thursday.
“We survived,” Huron coach Dan McCarty. “We had three wrestlers that didn’t make weight.
The Tigers won four of the first five matches, as Trent Francom won with a pin a 106 pounds, Wyatt Shillingston recorded a 9-5 decision at 113, Rick Strubel won with a pin at 120 and Chet Glanzer recorded a tech fall at 132.
Strubel moved into the lineup to fill one of the spots that was vacated during weigh-ins.
Huron then won five of the final seven matches, including four in a row to secure the victory.
Hartman Katz won with a 6-3 decision for the Tigers at 152, Reagan Francom won 7-0 at 160, Connor Gose earned a 10-4 decision at 170 and Tyler Kleinsasser escaped with a 3-2 decision at 182.
Matt Halter, who has been recovering from a knee injury since the start of the season, made his debut for Huron on Thursday and assured the Tigers a victory with a pin at 220.
“It was nice just to have him back out there,” McCarty said of Halter’s return. “He was cleared to return if we needed him and he came out and got a quick pin for us.”
Thursday’s victory boosts Huron’s record to 8-2. The No. 3-ranked Tigers host top-ranked Pierre in a dual today at Huron Arena.
“We know we have to win against Pierre to claim the Eastern South Dakota Conference title,” McCarty said. “We’re not going to back down. We will be going out there and giving it 100 percent.”
Today’s varsity match will get under way at 7:30 p.m.
Huron 38, Madison 26
106 — Trent Francom, H, pinned Jerred Hodges
113 — Wyatt Shillingstad, H, dec. Bailey Mennis, 9-5
120 — Rick Strubel, H, pinned DJ Redlin
126 — Kaiden Dorris, M, tech fall Ryan Chase, 15-0
132 — Chet Glanzer, H, tech fall Crystian Sanchez, 16-0
138 — Brendon Waldner, M, won by forfeit
145 — Wyatt Fender, M, pinned Nick Christensen
152 — Hartman Katz, H, dec. Matt Goth, 6-3
160 — Reagen Francom, H, dec. Michael McComish, 7-0
170 — Connor Gose, H, dec. Tyler Heeren, 10-4
182 — Tyler Kleinsasser, H, dec. Tyler Currey, 3-2
195 — Corey Welbon, M, pinned Jerimiah Johnson
220 — Matt Halter, H, pinned Blake Gusso
285 — Ayson Jones, M, dec. Josh Waagen, 9-4For the complete article see the 01-11-2013 issue.
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