Senior Riley Rue (220 pounds) gets leverage on Vinton-Shellsburg grappler Jacob O’Brien. Rue won the match by pin in 2:39. See more photos at Decorah Newspapers Sports Section on Facebook. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
The season began Tuesday night for the Decorah wrestling team as the Vikings hosted Union and Vinton-Shellsburg in a triangular.
The Vikes knocked off Vinton-Shellsburg 73-3 and fell to Union 58-12.
Carter Hubka (113) and Class 3A No. 8 Kellan O'Shea (132) were the only Vikings to win both their matches. Hubka pinned Union's Joe Hellman in 1:35 and grabbed a close 4-3 decision over Max Wehage of Vinton-Shellsburg. O'Shea began his run to a third state appearance by pinning Brock Barnhart of Union in 1:53 and collecting an 11-3 major decision over Nick Hyland of Vinton-Shellsburg.
Also with pins Tuesday were Joe Knoke, Mathew Fullhart, Kennedy Folkedahl, Alec Fjelstul, Jared Adam, Daniel Ott, Riley Rue and Carter Zidlicky.
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