MONROE — Monroe needed pins in the final two matches of its meet with Jackson to win the meet.
The Bearcats got them.
Nick DiMonda and Jake DiMaggio both pinned their opponents at 152 and 160, respectively, and the Bearcats beat Jackson in a nonleague meet.
The Timberwolves got their licks in too. Cade Christiansen took down Wyatt Smith halfway through a one-minute overtime period after ending regulation tied 6-6.
Jackson may have been a bit out of sorts due to some lineup juggling, including a few wrestlers wrestling up a weight class, according to Timberwolves head coach Sherm Iversen.
The trade-off was a full lineup and four forfeits at 106, 113, 220 and 285. Overall, the final score reflects a close-fought battle that really could have gone either way.
“We were pleased,” said Iversen. “Monroe was a classy outfit. It was a fun match. … We thought we had them for a second but they came back and got us.
At Monroe H.S.
106—Trevor Cook (J) forefeit; 113—Sabastian Fandino (J) forefeit; 120—Christian Pridgeon (M) pinned Aaron Camparan 1:08; 126—Jay Burns (J) pinned Taylor Chatterton 2:45; 132—Austin Pierre (M) pinned Isaac Dickerson 5:48; 138—McKinley Braa (M) pinned Gabriel Rodrequez 5:42; 145—D’Marco DeGross (M) maj. dec. Colton Crenshaw 15-5; 152—Nick DiMonda (M) pinned Cole Melott 3:15; 160—Jake DiMaggio (M) pinned CJ Gannon :57; 170—Alex Warner (J) pinned Jacob Mast 2:30; 182—Cade Christiansen (J) dec. Wyatt Smith 8-6 (OT); 195—Andrew Sanchez (M) pinned Dustin Shaffer :58; 220—Tyler Bennett (J) forfeit; 285—Ed Vasilchenko (J) forfeit; Records—Jackson 0-1 league, 1-3 overall. Monroe 1-0, 2-2.