Decorah wrestling team finishes fifth at NEIC Championships

Posted: Mon, Feb 3, 2020 12:18 PM

The Decorah Viking boys wrestling team finished fifth Saturday at the Northeast Iowa Conference Championships in Cresco.

Decorah had one first place finisher--Jackson Rolfs at 145 pounds--and one second place finisher--Elijah Mitchell at 182 pounds   With three other wrestlers finishing in third place--Knute Hovden, Austin Wilkins and Garrett Lovstuen--the Vikings finished with 139 points, behind Waverly-Shell Rock, Charles City, Crestwood and New Hampton/Turkey Valley, but ahead of Oelwein and Waukon.

Here are the individual results:

--113 pounds: Knute Hovden finished 3rd.  He received a bye; lost by fall at 2:16; received a bye; and won by fall at 2:30.
--120 pounds: Austin Wilkins finished 3rd.  He won by fall at 5:11; lost by fall at 0:47; won by fall at 1:32; and won by fall at 4:45.
--126 pounds: Lane Rolfs finished 5th.  He won by fall at 3:44; lost by fall at 2:00; lost a 5-0 decision; and won by fall at 1:23.
--132 pounds: Brady Stille finished 4th.  He won by fall at 0:53; lost an 8-4 decision; won a 5-3 decision; and lost a 13-4 major decision.
--138 pounds: Ben Wymer did not place.  He lost a 12-4 major decision; and lost a 15-0 technical fall at 4:16.
--145 pounds: Jackson Rolfs finished 1st.  He won an 11-0 major decision; and won by medical forfeit.
--160 pounds: Garrett Lovstuen finished 3rd.  He won by fall at 1:15; lost by fall at 3:22; won by fall at 0:34; and won by fall at 2:53.
--170 pounds: Nate Rolfs finished 5th.  He lost by fall at 4:56; won an 11-3 major decision; lost by fall at 3:58 and won by fall at 0:34.
--182 pounds: Elijah Mitchell finished 2nd.  He received a bye; won a 6-3 decision; and lost by fall at 2:35.
--195 pounds: Brandon Gulrud finished 4th.  He won a 10-0 major decision; lost by fall at 1:46; won by fall at 2:27; and lost by fall at 1:16.
--285 pounds: Caden Keck finished 5th.  He lost by fall at  0:37; received a bye; lost by fall at 3:18; and won a 4-3 decision.