In a preview of potential section matchups, the Marshall wrestling team split at the Adrian Area triangular on Tuesday, defeating Fulda/Murray County Central 40-32 before falling to Adrian Area 61-14.
"It was a good opportunity for us to try and pick up some section wins and get some really good matches with both teams," said Marshall head coach Justin Bouwman. "Both teams have some really good individuals."
Against the Raiders, the Tigers got their first win from Toby Semler. Nick Erbes scored a pin in just over three minutes at 120 pounds before Brent Breczinski recorded a major decision at 132. Riley Roth and Brandon Appel each got a forfeit win, while Jarrett Louwagie won 8-6 at 152.
At 182, Campbell Hofsetter made quick work of Dylan Nelson, recording a 39-second pin. With just a two-point lead going into the final match, Austin Nath gave the Tigers a solid win with a 36-second pin.
"It was a little bit of everything. We got a big win from Jarrett Louwagie that kept us going in the right direction," Bouwman said. "We ended up with a little bit of the upper hand and Austin Nath closed it out for us.
Against Adrian Area, Marshall was only able to come away with three wins against the 10th-ranked Dragons. Nick Erbes and Riley Roth each scored a major decision, while Jake Holbrock ended the match on a positive note, recording a pin at 3:53.
"The three guys that won for us wrestled some pretty good matches," said Bouwman. "They did a really nice job for us. They tried to make things happen the best they could."
The Tigers will be in action again on Thursday when they travel to Worthington for a triangular with the Trojans and Jackson County Central.
"We're improving, but we still have some things to work on," Bouwman said.
Marshall 40, Fulda/MCC 32
106-Toby Semler (M) dec. Jon Gehl, 5-0
113-Clayton Hartle (F/M) pinned Devyn Martzloff, 1:58
120-Nick Erbes (M) pinned Will Gehl, 3:08
126-Ben Blanchette (F/M) maj. dec. Matt Facile, 17-9
132-Brent Breczinski (M) maj. dec. Dalton Keeler, 14-0
138-Riley Roth (M) won by forfeit
145-Jordan Clarke (F/M) won by forfeit
152-Jarrett Louwagie (M) dec. Tanner Nelson, 8-6
160-Ben Loosbrock (F/M) won by forfeit
170-Brandon Appel (M) won by forfeit
182-Campbell Hofstetter (M) pinned Dylan Nelson, 0:39
195-Shae Postma (F/M) won by forfeit
220-Brian Behrends (F/M) maj. dec. Jared Holland, 14-2
285-Austin Nath (M) pinned Aaron Benson, 0:36
Adrian 61, Marshall 14
106-Skylar Hieronimus (A) pinned Semler, 0:25
113-Greg Kern (A) maj. dec. Martzloff, 14-4
120-Erbes (M) maj. dec. Logan Nelson, 12-3
126-Jaydan Bullerman (A) pinned Facile, 2:23
132-Roth (M) maj. dec. Michael Pruess, 13-3
138-Tony Lynn (A) pinned Breczinski, 1:37
145-Logan Rogers (A) won by forfeit
152-Matthew Slater (A) pinned Louwagie, 0:43
160-Carter VanDyke (A) won by forfeit
170-Jesse Slater dec. Hofsetter, 9-3
182-Dylan Gyberg (A) pinned Appel, 2:39
195-Gavin Engelkes (A) pinned Brenden Otto, 0:41
220-Adam Garms (A) pinned Jared Holland, 0:46
285-Jake Holbrock (M) pinned Quinn Cleveland, 3:53