12/19/2013 12:53:00 PM Vikes drop M8C tussle with SF
by CHUCK FITZER
bSt. Francis 42, North Branch 25
The Vikings wrestling team dropped to 0-5 in dual meets this season with a 42-25 loss at St. Francis last Thursday, December 12. The Vikings fell behind 30-0 after the first six matches. The Vikings won the next five matches, including pins by Alex Bigley (170) and Tristan Labelle (182), to cut the St. Francis lead to 30-22. But St. Francis extended its lead with a forfeit at 195 and a pin at 220 to go up 42-22. Seamus Hunter decisioned Adam Blue 5-0 at 285 in the final match of the day. The win raised Hunter’s record to 5-0 on the season. Hunter is currently ranked tenth in the state at 285 pounds.
Reid Johnson is ranked seventh at 138. The Vikings have just one match left before taking a two-week holiday break from competition. Tonight, at 7 p.m., they will welcome their archrival, Chisago Lakes, to North Branch High School. Fans can expect an exciting match and a gym that just might get a little loud.
Individual Results vs. St. Francis 145 Cameron Sampson (NB) dec. Alex Wilson (SF) 12-8. 152 Aaron Senne (NB) maj. dec. Lucas Phelps (SF) 8-0. 160 Arik Steele (NB) dec. Lucas Sherburne (SF) 13-9. 170 Alex Bigley (NB) pinned Tim Wetenkamp (SF) 1:05. 182 Tristan Labelle (NB) pinned Anthony Norman (SF) 2:25. 285 Seamus Hunter (NB) dec. Adam Blue (SF) 5-0.