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Eric Hoesing earns gold at Pierce

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PIERCE — Cedar Catholic’s Eric Hoesing earned gold at the always-tough Pierce Invitational here Saturday.

Hoesing’s performance helped the Trojans earn a 15th place finish at the meet.

The wrestling co-op of Randolph and Laurel-Concord-Coleridge finished the day just ahead of Cedar in 14th place.

Hoesing earned five wins on the day — four of them by pin.

He claimed the gold medal by pinning Stanton’s Sutton Pohlman midway through the first period.

Kerby Hochstein finished the day in seventh-place. He was relegated to the consolation round right away after losing his opening round match to Tyson Sauser of Crofton-Bloomfield on a 6-0 decision. He then recorded two pins and earned a 10-8 decision over Stanton’s Damien Erickson.

Keegan Carl, Nash Albers, Cole Steffensen, and Connor Hochstein also competed at the meet for Cedar. Conner Hochstein earned a win when he pinned Crofton-Bloomfield’s Kodiak Suing in the third period. He lost his other two matches on the day, however.

Pierce Invitational

Team Standings

Logan-Magnolia 242, Plainview 181.5, Pierce 179, Logan View 110, Howells-Dodge 90.5, West Point-Beemer 82, Wisner-Pilger 75, Battle Creek 71, Crofton/Bloomfield 63, Norfolk Catholic 58.5, North Bend Central 58.5, Shelby-Rising City 56, Stanton 53.5, Quad County Northeast 51.5, Hartington Cedar Catholic 37.5, Winnebago 23, Mount Michael 20, Pierce JV 19.5, Guardian Angels CC 4, Clarkson/Leigh 0.