Four Decorah wrestlers advance to Districts from Decorah Sectional

Posted: Sun, Feb 3, 2019 5:22 PM
(Left to right): District qualifiers Austin Wilkins, Jackson Rolfs, Dawson Palmer and Andy Murphy (Photo courtesy of Jeff Freidhof)

The Decorah Viking wrestling squad placed fourth at the Sectional Wrestling Meet it hosted on Saturday.  Four members of the Viking squad advanced to the next round by finishing either first or second in their weight class.

At 132 pounds, Jackson Rolfs finished first and improved to 32-6 on the season.  At 103 pounds, Austin Wilkins finished second and improved his record to 25-16.  Dawson Palmer at 182 pounds placed 2nd and improved to 27-12.  Decorah's final qualifier was Andy Murphy at 195 pounds.

The Sectional was won by New Hampton/Turkey Valley, which earned 243.5 points.  Cresco Crestwood was second with 228 points, followed by North Fayette/Valley with 181.5 points, Decorah with 149 points, Oelwein with 116 points and Waukon with 58 points.

Decorah results:
--103 pounds: Austin Wilkins finished second.  He received a bye; won by fall at 3:45; lost by fall at 1:27; and won by rule.
--113 pounds: Luke Dieschbourg placed third.  He received a bye; lost a 10-6 decision; won by a 13-2 major decision; and lost by rule.
--132 pounds: Jackson Rolfs finished first.  He received a bye; won by fall at 0:42; and won a 14-0 major decision.
--138 pounds: Mason Olsgard placed fourth.  He won a 2-0 decision; lost by fall at 5:34; and lost a 1-0 decision.
--145 pounds: Kyzer Engen placed fourth.  He won a 6-4 decision; lost by fall at 1:26; and lost a 3-0 decision.
--152 pounds: Garrett finished fifth.  He lost by fall at 1:16; received a bye; and won by fall at 5:13.
--160 pounds: Nate Rolfs placed fourth.  He won by fall at 1:28; lost by fall at 1:12; and lost by fall at 0:40.
--170 pounds: Elijah Mitchell finished fifth.  He lost a 7-3 decision; received a bye; and received a bye.
--182 pounds: Dawson Palmer placed second.  He received a bye; won a 13-6 decision; lost a 9-4 decision; and won by rule.
--195 pounds: Andy Murphy finished second.  He received a bye; won a 13-6 decision; lost an 8-6 decision and won a 6-3 decision.
--220 pounds: Caden Keck finished fifth.  He lost a 7-2 decision; received a bye and received a bye.
--285 pounds: Daniel Schwartzhoff finished third.  He received a bye; lost a 4-2 decision; won by fall at 3:29; and lost by rule.