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Monticello picked up two wins at Bismarck on Thursday, 52-18 over the Blue Devils and 39-38 over Westville/Georgetown-Ridge Farm.
Douglas Nisly-Nagele won both of his bouts at the 138-pound class. The junior won a 7-2 decision against Bismarck-Henning and pinned his opponent against W/G-F in 4 minutes, 36 seconds.
“Douglas has been a fairly consistent wrestler for us this season. He has matched up against a lot of tough wrestlers, but he continues to battle and be competitive,” head coach Andy Moore said. “As with a few of our wrestlers, Douglas is still working on consistency and his go to moves. We are trying to get the guys more comfortable each day in scoring opportunities and he is no different. There could still be some adjustments made to specific weight classes our team fits into and Douglas will continue to see quality opponents during his run for state.”
Sages with pins against B-H were Aiden York (106 pounds), Ethan O’Linc (130), Hunter Weeks (126), Kaehl VanDalsen (152), Seth Menacher (182) and Jacob Rhoads (195).
On Tuesday, Jan. 10, O’Linc had a pin for the Sages who fell to Mahomet-Seymour 65-12.
The Sages begin Okaw Valley Conference duals this week at St. Joseph. Moore said a consistent effort is needed throughout the season, which has sometimes been interrupted by cancelations due to bad weather.
“As far as Okay Duals starting this week, we just came off of a three day stretch of no wrestling due to weather followed up by a make up tournament Monday,” he said. “Tuesday is our first two duals, so we are just battling as much as possible to get better day by day.
“I don’t feel as if we are wrestling our best right now, but I do feel that we will fight as much as possible to get every win we can as we focus on getting prepared for the post season.”