Making its final appearance of 2012, the St. Edmond wrestling team encountered a bump in the road Friday night.
In a makeup North Central Conference dual meet, the Gaels (2-4 overall, 1-3 NCC) suffered a 42-29 setback to Algona at the SEHS gym.
Ryan Szalat (106), Colten Lastine (113), fifth-ranked (Class 1A) Kaden McClintock (120), Parker Huebsch (145), No. 4 Teddie Harvey (152) and top-ranked Vinnie Harvey (220) all prevailed for St. Edmond.
Szalat and Vinnie Harvey each collected pins for the Gaels, improving to 11-2 and 14-0 on the season, respectively.
Lastine and Teddie Harvey added major decisions for SEHS. Teddie Harvey, a two-time state qualifier, is now 12-0 this year and 112-26 in his career.
"This dual was a good test for us and a measuring stick to know where we need to improve," said SEHS head coach Tanner Utley. "We're battling through some injuries right now, but hopefully we can get rolling after the break."
ALGONA 42, ST. EDMOND 29
195 - Jeff Buchanan, A, pinned Jacob Salisbury, 2:40; 220 - Vinnie Harvey, SE pinned Michael Mather, 1:37; 285 - Chandler Holmes, A won by forfeit; 106 - Ryan Szalat, SE pinned Tyler Decker, 2:19; 113 - Colten Lastine, SE major dec. Matt Hutchinson, 9-1; 120 - Kaden McClintock, SE won by forfeit; 126 - Jake Adams, A dec. Nick Johnson, 7-1, 132 - Nathan Prothman, A pinned Eddie Harvey, 1:32; 138 - Korey Kuecker, A pinned Matt Stumpf, 2:54; 145 - Parker Huebsch, SE dec. Austin Long, 4-2; 152 - Teddie Harvey, SE major dec. Weston Shaw, 14-6; 160 - Tyler Frideres, A pinned Jimmy Averill, 1:34; 170 - Joe Teague, A pinned Nick Hindt, 2:55; 182 Garrett Johnson, A dec. Dillon Nelson, 7-5.
Earning victories for the Bulldogs (2-4, 2-3) were Jake Adams (126), Nathan Prothman (132), Korey Kuecker (138), Tyler Frideres (160), No. 10 (3A) Joe Teague (170), Garrett Johnson (182), Jeff Buchanan (195) and Chandler Holmes (285). Prothman, Kuecker, Frideres, Teague and Buchanan all contributed falls for Algona.
Next action for the Gaels is a home NCC triangular on Jan. 3 with Clarion-Goldfield and Eagle Grove.