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College Wrestling: Ridgewater goes 1-1 at Iowa Duals

ELLSWORTH, Iowa -- The Ridgewater Warriors split a pair of junior college wrestling matches Saturday at the Ellsworth Duals.

Ridgewater topped Ellsworth 28-22, then lost to a strong Labatte (Kansas) team 39-3.

Ridgewater is now 3-4.

"I thought we wrestled well against two very good teams," said Ridgewater coach Tom Beyer.

Ridgewater is at Itasca on Thursday.

Ridgewater 28, Ellsworth 22

After giving up a forfeit to open the match, Ridgewater tied it with a pin from Jake Patnode at 125. Tyler Stemper followed with a decision at 141 to give the Warriors a 9-6 lead.

Ellsworth regained a 13-9 lead with a major and a decison.

Trent Molacek pulled the Warriors into a 13-13 deadlock with a major decision at 165 and Ellsworth snatched the lead right back with a fall at 174.

Peter Christians then notched a pin for the Warriors at 184 and Greg Arnt received a forfeit at 197 to seal the win.

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls)

125: Nate Williams, E. won by forfeit ... 133: Jake Patnode, R, pin Steve Marino 2:35 .... 141: Tyler Stemper, R, dec Keith Klink 8-7 ... 149: Richard Fessler, E, maj Trevor Kruger 4:13 ... 157: Victor Weidemann, E, dec Chase Temple 6-4, ot ... 165: Trent Molacek, R, majdec Keith Meeks 10-2 ... 174: Tommy Lacombe, E, pin Martin Hagen 4:53 ... 184: Peter Christians, R, pin Omni Prestidge 2:30 ... 197: Greg Arnt, R, won by forfeit ... Hwt: Brjan Djukic, E, dec Kody Kennedy 4-0

Labatte, Kan. 39, Ridgewater 3

Key: (Weight, name, won-loss, falls)

125: Collin Hase, L, won by forfeit ... 133: Donny Curtis, L, pin Jake Patnode 4:17 .... 141: Derek Ward, L, pin Tyler Stemper 5:13 ... 149: Trevor Kruger, R, dec Michael Brady 9-5 ... 157: Ruben Stots, L, dec Chase Temple 3-2 ... 165: Aaron Hennick, L, dec Trent Molacek 6-4 ... 174: Dave Weske, L, dec Martin Hagen 9-2 ... 184: David Benson, L, pin Peter Christians 3:48 ... 197: Derek Thompson, dec Greg Ahrndt 5-3 ... Hwt: Ben Hohensee, L, dec Kody Kennedy 5-1