Thanks to a handful of pins and some assistance from open weights on the other side of the mat, the Faribault wrestling team added a pair of Big 9 Conference wins Thursday night at Faribault High School.

First, the Falcons breezed past Winona 72-0 in a match that barely stretched past 10 minutes. Faribault won all three contested matches by fall, while the proceedings moved quickly thanks to two double forfeits and nine Winona forfeits.

The wins by fall against Winona came from Isaac Yetzer, Hunter Conrad and Cooper Leichtnam.

Faribault had to work a bit harder in its second match, a 38-36 victory against Mankato East. The Falcons raced out to a 28-6 lead against the Cougars, before Aiden Tobin's win by decision pushed that advantage to 32-9.

That win more or less sealed the match victory, since Mankato East won every match from that point forward except for a forfeit in the 220-pound weight class. Other wrestlers that won contested matches included Elliot Viland and Yetzer.

Faribault next wrestles Saturday in the Stampede Duals at Stillwater.

Reach Regional Sports Editor Michael Hughes at 645-1106 or follow him on Twitter @APGSoMnHughes. © Copyright 2021 APG Media of Southern Minnesota. All rights reserved. 

Sports Editor for the Northfield News. Also a California native looking for tips on surviving the winter and an Indiana University grad on the quest for a good breaded pork tenderloin.

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