By Mike Petersen
Sports Editor & Staff Writer 

Comeback gives Okoboji/HMS first dual victory

Pioneers split with Titans, Tigers in opening action


December 8, 2022


Following a quick takedown, Bryce Dodge needs little time to pin Luke Malm, of GT/RA, during the double dual at Spencer.

Okoboji/H-M-S needed a strong finish to defeat Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire during a wrestling double dual at Spencer on Dec. 1.

GT/RA held a 12-point lead after the 138-pound match but wins by Alex Rouse, Bryce Dodge and Noah Strantz lifted the Pioneers to the 42-36 win.

An opening-match pin by Ethan Wiersma and a win by fall by James Gellerman in the final match were not enough to prevent a 50-24 loss to the Tigers.

Dodge, Gellerman and Wiersma each split their matches. Jafet Ortiz lost both of his matches in his first varsity action.

Spencer earned the sweep with a 54-18 win over...

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