Esky grapplers get two victories

MARQUETTE – Escanaba dominated both Marquette (47-29) and Iron Mountain (57-12) to win two dual matches here Monday in the Marquette High School wrestling quad. Negaunee was the fourth team in the meet.

The Eskymos (2-1) were led by seven wrestlers with two wins each: Tyler Lawson (135), Hunter Larson (140), Ryan Van Effen (145), Noah Weaver (152), Kahler Geyer (160), Baily Papineau (171), and Giovanni Strong (285).

Van Effen, Geyer and Strong each recorded two pins and were impressive leading the Esky winners, according to EHS coach Jeff Wright.

“Up and down the lineup we did well and wrestled well,” said Wright. “We had some great individual efforts.

“Giovanni Strong our heavyweight coming out and getting two pins for us as a freshman was big. Van Effen, especially in his second match, was aggressive and came after him and got the pin.”

Escanaba opened its season last week losing to Wisconsin high school wrestling power Coleman.

Wright said his team is right on schedule with the tough Marquette Challenge tournament Friday and Saturday.

“We purposely start the season with Coleman and the tough competition, before the Marquette Challenge,” he said. “We are looking for the high level of wrestling that we will see at Marquette and it gets us ready for February when it really counts.

“We are coming around and progressing like we should.”

Escanaba 47, Marquette 29

145 – Van Effen (E) pinned Parker Kroll, 1:43

152 – Noah Weaver (E) dec. Nic Swenor 16-1

160 – Kahler Geyer (E) pinned Riley Dickson, :47

171 – Baily Papineau (E) forfeit win

189 – Shawn Mahan (M) pinned Spencer Brunelle, 3:00

215 – Chris Ricker (M) dec. Isiah Olson, 11-6

285 – Strong (E) pinned Carter Chroman, :29

103 – Hunter Brugman (M) forfeit win

112 – Payton Holmstrom (M) forfeit win

119 – Joe Lagrou (M) dec. Collin Arnt, 11-2

125 – Dawson Mayville (E) forfeit win

130 – Griffen Moore (M) dec. Brodey Bevins, 16-6

135 – Lawson (E) forfeit win

140 – Hunter Larson (E) forfeit win

Escanaba 57, Iron Mountain 12

152 – Weaver (E) dec. Preston Roberts, 6-2

160 – Geyer (E) pinned Jon Carrion, 2:42

171 – Papineau (E) pinned Myles Carey, :39

189 – Caleb Burklund (IM) pinned Scott Pendergraft, 1:14

215 – Olson (E) pinned Jordan Tramotine, 1:26

285 – Strong (E) pinned Giovanni Colaveccchi, 2:15

103 – no match

112 – no match

119 – Arnt (E) pinned Parker Stroud, 2:38

125 – Bevins (E) pinned Isaac Manier, :43

130 – Trevor Malburg (IM) forfeit win

135 – Lawson (E) forfeit win

140 – Larson (E) pinned Dan Dawson, 3:14

145 – Van Effen (E) pinned Tre Sabotta :36

exhibition – 160 – Jacob Carlson (IM) dec. Josh Bruntjens, 9-5


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