Freshman Kenyan Biesecker looked to have a few butterflies as he started his first highschool varsity match Thursday night but was able to shake them and win by pinfall over junior Drake Yates of Garden County. (Johnson Publications photo)

Junior Evan Fisher wasted no time in his first match of the year in the 189 pound weight class. It took only 19 seconds for Fisher to get the pin over Josh Mason of Garden County. (Johnson Publications photo)

Wrestlers win one, lose one in opening triangular

    The Chase County wrestlers traveled to Oshkosh last Thursday for the opening meet of the year.
    In the first dual of the night, Chase County faced off against the host team from Garden County. The Longhorns won that dual easily by a score of 48-12.
    In the second dual of the night, the Longhorns fell to Bridgeport 63-17. Bridgeport also defeated Garden Co. 58-12 to take the win in the triangular with Chase Co. second and Garden County third.
    In the opening dual of the night there where only five actual matches that took place.
    After a couple of byes due to open weights, the first match pitted freshman Kenyan Biesecker against junior Drake Yates of Garden Co.
    Yates started strong in the first period but Biesecker was able to shake the butterflies of his first high school match by the middle of the period.
    Just 57 seconds into the second period, Biesecker stuck Yates, earning his first high school victory and giving the team a strong start.
    Jayden German and Logan Mendenhall both lost by pin in the first period, followed by three forfeits from Garden Co. to Trevor Peterson, Caleb Weiss and Kadin Vrbas.
    Evan Fisher wrestled at 182 pounds and set the bar for quick pin, needing just 19 seconds to get his first win.
    Senior Caine Haarberg finished the dual by pinning junior Chris Sciortino with just 49 seconds left in the 220 pound match.
    Eli Hinojosa won by forfeit at heavyweight.
    In the second dual of the night, the Longhorns faced a tough team from Bridgeport.
    Out of the nine matches that took place the Longhorns where only able to get two wins.
    After giving up two forfeits to open weights at 120 and 126, the Longhorns lost the next three matches with Biesecker and Mendenhall falling by pins and German losing a decision to Jerzie Menke 9-14.
    Trevor Peterson had no one in his weight class which got the ‘Horns on the board at 6-27.
    Caleb Weiss looked impressive in his first match, winning by technical fall 15-0 over Dylan Schnell
    Bridgeport bounced back with three straight wins by pins over Vrbas, Fisher and Haarberg.
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