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After busy times, things slow for Card wrestlers


The blur that has been the wrestling schedule for Medical Lake in recent weeks is about to slow down.

The Cardinals will have matches just once a week through January, starting tonight at 7 p.m. versus Lakeside and comes after a busy holiday followed by competition at the River City Duals last weekend in Post Falls.

Medical Lake began last week with a 60-21 loss to Freeman where the Scotties led 24-21 at one point before the defending Northeast A League champs pulled away.

Despite the loss, head coach Sam Petersen said, “We competed very well.” Nick Reed (113 pounds), Seth Rojas (126) and Mathew Peterson (138) all won by pins and Ricky Petersen (145) by 4-0 decision.

At day one of the River City Duals the Cards lost to Kellogg 47-42. Wins came from Reed, Rojas, Petersen, Hudson Petek (160), Erik Penn (170), Ian O’Brien (220) and Ryne Reed (285).

Jackson Tappero at 182 pounds got the lone victory in competition in a 72-12 loss to multiple-time Montana state champion, Bozeman to cap Friday’s competition.

Saturday finished with losses to West Valley of Spokane 52-27, Kamiakin 45-21 and a win over Gonzaga Prep 41-27 and 42-30 over Bishop Kelly of Boise.

Rojas, Tristen Keith (132), Petersen, Penn and Reed earned wins against West Valley. Versus Kamiakin, Petersen, Penn and Tappero won. Keith, Peterson, Petersen, Petek, Penn, O’Brien, Reed and Rojas all won against Bishop Kelly. No results were available from the G-Prep match. Petersen finished 4-1 at River City.

“We now slow down and have only one dual meet a week for the next three weeks and will get ready for sub-districts and districts,” Petersen said.

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