Decorah Vikings boys wrestling squad splits a double dual meet with Waverly-Shell Rock and Caledonia

Posted: Fri, Jan 15, 2021 9:16 AM
Brandon Gulrud helped the Vikings beat Caledonia (Photos by decorahsports.com's Matthew Theoboldt)

The Decorah Vikings boys wrestling squad dropped a 58-19 decision to the Waverly-Shell Rock Go Hawks at home on Thursday night.

The GoHawks took the first six weight classes before Decorah's Austin Wilkins at 138 pounds took a 7-0 decision.  Jackson Rolfs at 145 pounds followed suit by winning his weight class, in a 7-0 decision.  Two other Decorah wrestlers were successful Thursday night: Garrett Lovstuen won by fall at 1:51 in his 160 pound weight class, while Keenan Tyler scored a 9-1 major decision at 170 pounds.

The Vikings had better results in the second half of their double dual meet, beating Caledonia, 39-30.  Decorah registered victories in eight of the 14 weight classes, winning six matches in a row at one point.

At 106 pounds, Kollin Henry won a 4-0 decision.  Caledonia then reeled off four straight victories, but the Vikings came back with their six game win streak.  Austin Wilkins at 138 pounds won 1 7-6 decision; Jackson Rolfs at 145 pounds won by fall at 1:21; Ben Wymer at 152 pounds won by fall at 1:00; Garrett Lovstuen at 160 pounds won by fall at 1:00; Garrett Lovstuen at 160 pounds won by fall at 1:08; Corbyn Palmer at 170 pounds won by fall at 27 seconds; and Keenan Tyler at 182 pounds won an 11-8 decision.  The clinching match came at 220 pounds, where Decorah's Brandon Gulrud won by fall in 35 seconds, giving Decorah a total of 39 points.

Decorah will wrestle again on Thursday, January 21st, traveling to Cresco to take on the Crestwood Cadets.

Waverly-Shell Rock 58.0, Decorah 19.0
220 pounds: Brandon Gulrud lost by fall at 1:41
285 pounds: Edwin Holyoake lost by fall at 0:55
106 pounds: Kollin Henry lost by fall at 3:01
113 pounds: Daniel See lost by fall at 1:58
120 pounds: Forfeit
126 pounds: Lane Rolfs lost by fall at 4:36
132 pounds: Collin Holm lost by technical fall, 21-6, at 4:24
138 pounds: Austin Wilkins won a 7-0 decision
145 pounds: Jackson Rolfs won by fall at 1:46
152 pounds: Ben Wymer lost by technical fall, 20-4, at 2:06
160 pounds: Garrett Lovstuen won by fall at 1:51
170 pounds: Keenan Tyler won a 9-1 major decision
182 pounds: Cael Gulrud lost by fall at 1:14
195 pounds: Nate Rolfs lost by fall at 2:48

Edwin Holyoake wrestled at 285 pounds