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Wrestling Tigers come together as a team

Morris Area/ Hancock/Chokio-Alberta wrestled a competitive match with Tracy-Milroy-Balaton/Westbrook-Walnut Grove Tuesday night at the Minneota Triangular. The Tigers lost by only four points, 42-38, in their second duel, but fell to Minneota 53-16 in the first match of the evening.

A highlight of the evening was an overtime win by Jordan Thooft.

Tappe said he's been telling the team they need to have a deeper gas tank and be in a little better shape than their opponents.

"Jordan outworked him," said coach Shane Tappe.

For Tappe, the best part of the triangular was seeing the Tigers wrestle as a team.

With a close score on the board, the Tigers were getting off the bench to cheer for their teammates.

"They need to start believing in themselves."

Thursday's match against Minnewaska has been postponed to Jan. 26, when the Tigers will participate in a quadrangular with the Lakers, Long Prairie-Grey Eagle, and Holdingford.

On Thursday, Jan. 14, the Tigers host a Triangular with BOLD and Lac qui Parle Valley/Dawson-Boyd, two strong teams in the West Central Conference South.

T-M-B/W-WG 42

Morris/H/C-A 38

103: Tiger Evan Nelson fall Caleb Christian 1:10

112: Austin Peterson fall Tiger Myles Smith 3:16

119: Tiger Tony Domnick tech Troy Schoenenberger 18-2 5:41

125: Tiger Jordan Thooft dec Bee Thao 10-8 OT

130: Cody Wehmeyer fall Tiger Jerid Berning 1:03

135: Zach Campbell by forfeit

140: Tiger Eric Goette fall Zach Iverson 2:10

145: Jared Towne fall Tiger Wade Feuchtenberger 5:10

152: Ian Mariner by forfeit

160: Tiger Tanner Berning fall Marcus Stefanic 1:44

171: Noah VanNevel fall Tiger Ryan Beyer 4:54

189: Brad Schmidt fall Tiger Joel Harrison 1:18

215: Tiger Jeff Knoblach fall Andrew Martinez 3:38

Hwt: Tiger Zach Gibson fall Levi Brummer 2:44

Minneota 53

Morris/H/C-A 16

103: Justin VanKeulen dec Tiger Evan Nelson 18-2

112: Alec Engler dec Tiger Myles Smith 13-0

119: Tiger Tony Domnick dec Dallas Muhl 11-3

125: Christian Skillings fall Tiger Jerid Berning 2:47

130: Beau Buysse fall Tiger Jordan Thooft :43

135: T.J. Bueltel by forfeit

140: Alex Lessman dec Tiger Eric Goette 7-2

145: Tiger Wade Feuchtenberger fall Isaac Josephson1:59

152: Sam Derynck by forfeit

160: Adam Longtin dec Tiger Tanner Berning 3-0

171: Blake Abraham dec Tiger Ryan Beyer 11-3

189: Josh Van Overbeke dec Tiger Jeff Knoblach 8-0

215: Justin Fox fall Tiger Joel Harrison 4:08

Hwt: Tiger Zach Gibson fall Drew Fadness 1:50