Day Two of the State Wrestling Tournament has been hard on Decorah wrestlers

Posted: Fri, Feb 15, 2019 8:04 PM

Friday at the Class 2A State Wrestling Meet in Des Moines saw Decorah's three wrestlers struggle.

At 132 pounds, Jackson Rolfs lost a 9-1 major decision to Eric Faught , a seniorfrom Clear Lake whose overall record is now 36-0.  The loss sent Rolfs into the consolation bracket.  He next faced Gage Long from Ballard and lost a 10-7 decision.

At 182 pounds, Dawson Palmer lost by fall at 3:01 in his consolation bracket match to Luke Jenness of Sheldon/South O'Brien.

At 195 pounds, Andy Murphy won his consolation bracket match against Jordan Bries of West Delaware by a 7-2 decision, staying alive in the tournament.  Murphy then faced Thomas Bentley of Red Oak and lost by fall at 0:43.  As a result, Murphy will wrestle for 7th place in the weight class on Saturday, facing Joel Osborn, a senior from Humbolt whose record is 39-10.