12/19/2013 11:11:00 AM Wrestlers win five of six matches
by Mike Dalton
The Cannon Falls-Randolph wrestling team has had a busy week, winning two matches at a triangular at Byron on Thursday and three of four at an invitational tournament at Park-Cottage Grove on Saturday.
The Bombers beat Byron 49-20 to open Thursday's match. Wyatt Johnson, Paul Fitterer, Keston Lopez, Nathan Melhouse and Cooper Rohloff won by pin, Connor Rohr and Derek Johnson by major decision, Ryan Epps and Sterling Carlson by decision, and Clay Broze by forfeit.
CF-R scored an identical 49 points in a 49-23 win over Hayfield in their second match. Epps, Lopez, Cole Grosland and Rohloff won by pin, Fitterer and Rohr by technical fall, Melhouse by decision, and Johnson and Broze by forfeit.
The squad was second at Park, losing only to Chatfield by a 36-29 score.
They beat Rochester Century to open, 62-13. Lopez, Rohr, Hayden Strain, Carlson, Melhouse, Broze and Rohloff won by pin, Epps by technical fall, Grosland by decision, and Fitterer and Johnson by forfeit.
Big school Stillwater was the Bombers' next victim, a 51-22 win. Paul Fitterer, Rohr, Johnson, Broze and Rohloff won by pin, Epps by technical fall, Carlson by major decision, and Peter Fitterer and Melhouse by forfeit.
Host Park lost to Cannon Falls 47-22. Lopez, Johnson, Melhouse and Broze won by pin, Epps and CArlson by major decision, Peter Fitterer, Paul Fitterer and Strain by decision, and Rohr by forfeit.
The week's only blemish came in the tournament's championship match. Broze and Rohloff recorded pins, Paul Fitterer and Melhouse won by major decision, and Wyatt Johnson, Lopez and Johnson won by decision.
Cannon is host to Pine Island on Thursday, Dec. 19. They are then off until Saturday, Jan. 4, when they host their own invitational.