At 285 pounds, Austin Ashbacher pinned Jade Miller of Crestwood in 1:01 and Michael Vetter of New Hampton in 51 seconds. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)
At 285 pounds, Austin Ashbacher pinned Jade Miller of Crestwood in 1:01 and Michael Vetter of New Hampton in 51 seconds. (Photo by Jennifer Bissell)

Wrestling Northeast Iowa Conference competition Thursday, the Decorah wrestling team picked up two big wins.

The Vikes defeated Crestwood 45-25 and New Hampton 38-24.

Six Vikings picked up two victories. Ranked No. 8 in Class 2A, Kellan O'Shea threw Isaac Hover of Crestwood in 3:57, competing at 138 pounds. Moving to 132 pounds, O'Shea pinned New Hampton's Cole Denner in 1:27.

Cody Ritner had another good night on the mat. At 145 pounds, Ritner won a 9-5 decision over Crestwood's Dakota Rasmusson. He also pinned Chickasaw's Michael Kramer in 2:48. Hans Holkesvik (152) had two big wins. He threw Reid Ellingson of Crestwood in 1:34, then grabbed an 11-3 major decision over Kyle Blaylock.

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