Freshman Alec Anderson provided his Janesville Parker wrestling teammates and coaching staff a memorable performance in his varsity debut Thursday night.
Anderson went out and pinned Madison La Follette’s Ernest Ugalde in 5:10 to win the 195-pound match during the Vikings’ 48-32 Big Eight Conference dual-meet loss to the visiting Lancers.
Parker coach Daniel Jackson was excited about what his freshman wrestler did.
“He only weighs about 177,” Jackson said. “He stepped up in a pretty tough situation. He got the win, which was pretty exciting. He didn’t back down.”
Parker’s Brett Perkins continued his outstanding season. The senior earned a technical fall at 126 to improve to 19-0.
Other Parker highlights included Tristan Buol’s pin at 106 and Nicolas Lux’s 13-6 decision at 120.
“We wrestled well,” Jackson said. “A couple of the other matches could have gone either way.”
The Vikings will be at a tournament at D.C. Everest High School on Saturday.
LA FOLLETTE 48, PARKER 32
106—Tristan Buol (JP) pinned Jack Jensen, , 3:29. 113—Sean Fahey (ML) won by forfeit. 120—Nicolas Lux (JP) dec. Michael Flores, 13-6. 126—Brett Perkins (JP) technical fall Edward Pazdziora, 18-3. 132—Kyle Smith (ML) pinned Cory Jordan, :59. 138—Palmer Goodwick (JP) won by forfeit.
145—Dylan Lawinger (ML) major dec. A.J. Miller, 11-3. 152—Alexa Flores (ML) pinned Colin Michaels, 4:52. 160—Alejandro Martinez (ML) pinned Carlton Ross, 1:00. 170—Jacob Hendrix (ML) pinned Jakob Barlass, 5:35. 182—Andrew Nickols (JP) won by forfeit. 195—Aleczander Anderson (JP) pinned Ernest Ugalde, 5:10. 220—Michael Wolfe (ML) pinned Ashton Vickers, 3:37. 285—Nolan Bakken (ML) pinned Trent Barlass, 4:45. Starting weight—220.