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Raider wrestlers beat Farmington, Stillwater

Wrestling meets don’t start much worse than how last week’s between Hastings and Farmington started.

The Raiders actually began the meet trailing 3 to -1 after a Hastings wrestler got a poor sportsman call against him to start the match.

Spencer Kopp won at 113 pounds for Hastings to make the score 2-3, but more bad news followed.

At 120 pounds, another Hastings wrestler got a poor sportsman call against him after a loss. That left the score at 6-1 in favor of Farmington.

Hastings wrestlers then lost by fall at 126 pounds and 132 pounds, leaving the score at 18-1.

Sounds pretty bleak, right?

Well, things all started to change at 138 pounds when Luke Rowh took the mat.

He won by fall at 3:24 to turn momentum in favor of the Raiders. Hastings won the final nine matches on the night and won going away, 40-18.

Austin Eichmann won at 145 pounds, 3-1.

Jake Anderson won at 152 pounds by fall at 56 seconds.

Jake Johnson won 4-1 at 160 pounds.

Stuart Mattison won 2-0 at 170 pounds.

Dan Marquette won at 182 pounds, 6-2. Marquette’s win was especially impressive. He typically wrestles at 170 pounds and is ranked No. 4 in the state. He was moved up to 182 to take on Farmington’s Joe Hoeve, who is ranked No. 7.

Cullin Brendeland won by fall at 1:26.

Daryale Harris won by fall at 3:41.

Tony Lodermeier won at 285, 8-4.

Vs Stillwater

Hastings had no trouble beating Stillwater on Dec. 5, 63-9.

Earning wins were Adam McSorley (forfeit), Luis Sanchez (forfeit), Kyle Erickson, Cody Leflay, Rowh, Anderson (by fall), Johnson, Mattison (by fall at 1seconds), Marquette (by fall), Mark Vaith (by fall), Harris (forfeit) and Lodermeier (by fall).