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Krebs gets second win, but Jays lose dual

Jamestown High School wrestling coach Larry Eslick watched freshman Sam Krebs stick to fundamentals on Friday night at the JHS gym, and it paid off. In a match with an unusual ending, Krebs topped Turtle Mountain's Louis DeCoteau by 9-8 decision ...

Jamestown's Sam Krebs works from the top against Turtle Mountain's Louis DeCoteau Friday night at the JHS gym. Chris Aarhus / The Sun
Jamestown's Sam Krebs works from the top against Turtle Mountain's Louis DeCoteau Friday night at the JHS gym. Chris Aarhus / The Sun

Jamestown High School wrestling coach Larry Eslick watched freshman Sam Krebs stick to fundamentals on Friday night at the JHS gym, and it paid off.

In a match with an unusual ending, Krebs topped Turtle Mountain's Louis DeCoteau by 9-8 decision at the 220-pound class. The Braves came away with the West Region dual 53-21.

Krebs trailed 6-2 in the second period, but escaped from DeCoteau, who then gave up his second penalty point of the match on clasping. Krebs finished with a takedown to end the second, tying the match at 6.

Krebs took a one-point lead by escaping his opponent in the third period, but DeCoteau came back with a takedown.

With a second remaining and up 8-7, DeCoteau was called for clasping a third time, rewarding Krebs with two points and his first varsity contested victory.

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"Stay basic, nothing fancy," Eslick said. "They wrestled last week in Grand Forks. This was a close match, but Sam finally came out on top. It's encouraging to see a young kid come back and beat a kid that beat him."

The most anticipated match of the night was at 145, where fourth-ranked Jordan Eli of Turtle Mountain downed fifth-ranked Jakob Browning 5-3. Eli made his move in the second period, jumping out to a 5-1 lead. Browning secured an escape before the period ended and another one in the third, but eventually ran out of gas.

"It's one of those things where Jakob has to be a little more fundamental with him," Eslick said. "He's not getting his offense rolling. He slowed us down, and he defended us very well."

The two will likely meet again today, when both partake in a tournament at Valley City.

Other than Krebs, the only other contested win for Jamestown came at 170, where top-ranked 160-pounder Paxton Mewes handled Thayne LaRocque by fall in 3 minutes, 2 seconds. Noah Braun (120) and Kyle Dupre (138) both won on forfeits.

Turtle Mountain 53, Jamestown 21

106: Kolyn Eli, T, tech. falled Dominic Laber, 4:00.

113: Tate Laducer, T, pinned Humberto Guerrero, 0:32.

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120: Noah Braun, J, forfeit.

126: Terrance Champagne, T, pinned Braden Hatcher, 3:15.

132: Dawson Zerr, T, pinned Johnathan Vee, 1:36.

138: Kyle Dupre, J, forfeit.

145: Jordan Eli, T, dec. Jakob Browning, 5-3.

152: Trevis LaRocque, T, pinned Lucas Shirley, 0:48.

160: Eric LaFountain, T, dec. Max Montoya, 5-3.

170: Paxton Mewes, J, pinned Thayne LaRocque, 3:02.

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182: Ron Wilkie, T, pinned Paul Vandal, 0:50.

195: Cole DeCoteau, T, forfeit.

220: Sam Krebs, J, dec. Louis DeCoteau, 9-8.

285: Marcus Goulet, T, pinned Jason Schulte, 4:41.

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