INDIANOLA — Dakota Dawson, Newton junior, broke into the top 10 rankings of Iowa Class 3A’s 138-pound wrestlers this week. Dawson is ranked 10th and he faced fifth-ranked senior Joe McGinnis of Indianola Thursday.
Newton’s Cardinals were at Indianola along with Des Moines Roosevelt in non-conference wrestling action. Indianola’s Indians have five ranked wrestlers in Class 3A while Newton has just Dawson. Seniors Koby Hull (106) and Ray Schroder (195) fell out of the rankings this week.
Dawson and McGinnis battled it out on the mat with the senior getting a 3-2 win for Indianola. Newton lost 43-22 to Indianola with competition on the mat in all 14 weight classes.
The Cardinals decked the Des Moines Roosevelt Roughriders, 57-16. Newton had four wins by forfeit at 113, 126, 182 and 220.
Four Cardinals went 2-0 on the night. Hull and Schroder are making bids to get back into the rankings at their respective weight classes.
Hull pinned Zach Fisher of Indianola in 38 seconds and recorded a 17-1 technical fall over DMR’s Carter Lee at the 2:42 mark of their 106 match. Schroder posted a 5-1 decision over Indianola’s Logan Hunt and pinned John Hawkins of DMR in 57 seconds.
At 220 for the Cardinals, Caden Manning had the quickest pin of the night. Manning took all of nine seconds to put Paul Luallin of Indianola to the mat. Manning won by forfeit against DMR.
Joey Wright pulled out a 2-1 decision of Kieran Mort of Indianola in the 285-pound match. Wright pinned DMR’s Sunday Deng in 48 seconds.
Dawson claimed a win on the night by pinning DMR’s Sam Grinstead in 51 seconds at 138.
Second-ranked John Gioffredi, Indianola senior, pinned Newton’s Alex Bentley in 1:53 at 126 and 10th-ranked Trevor Wharton, another senior, pinned Newton’s Jacob Fisher in 2:56 at 120. Fisher won by major decision, 13-1, over DMR’s Josh Hawkins and Bentley won by forfeit against the Roughriders.
Brett Wolf took on Indianola’s sixth-ranked Landon BeLieu at 145 and lost by a fall in 5:02. Duncan Lee was pinned by Indianola’s Casey Crawford in 3:15. Crawford is ranked eighth at 160.
The other win for the Cardinals against the Indians came in the 170-pound match. J.T. Thongvanh tallied a 15-7 major decision over Elijah Clutter. Thongvanh lost 6-3 to DMR’s Reggie Jones.
Bryce Tish went 1-1 on the night, getting a win by pinning Andrew Jones of DMR in 3:14 at 132. Hunter Versteegh also was 1-1 with a forfeit win against the Roughriders in the 113-pound class.
Earl Kimmel was 0-1 losing a 160-pound match against DMR. Wolf at 145 and Peyton Patterson at 152 were 0-2 on the night.
Newton goes to Norwalk Tuesday in a make-up Little Hawkeye Conference dual, postponed from Dec. 19. The Cardinals have a busy week with a LHC dual at Dallas Center-Grimes Thursday then the LHC tournament, Feb. 1, at Norwalk.
Newton (N) 57, Des Moines Roosevelt (DMR) 16
170 Reggie Jones, DMR, dec. Jeffrey Thongvanh, N, 6-3 182 Jordan Henning, N, forf. 195 Ray Schroder, N, pinned John Hawkins, DMR, 0:57 220 Caden Manning, N, forf. 285 Joey Wright, N, pinned Sunday Deng, DMR, 0:48 106 Koby Hull, N, tech. fall Carter Lee, DMR, 2:42 17-1 113 Hunter Versteegh, N, forf. 120 Jacob Fisher, N, maj. dec. Josh Hawkins, DMR, 13-1 126 Alex Bentley, N, forf. 132 Bryce Tish, N, pinned Andrew jones, DMR, 3:14 138 Dakota Dawson, N, pinned Sam Grinstead, DMR, 0:51 145 Jake Harman, DMR, maj. dec. Brett Wolf, N, 16-4 152 Tanner Murray, DMR, dec. Peyton Patterson, N, 9-2 160 Daniel Lewis, DMR, pinned Earl Kimmel, N, 2:33
Indianola (I) 43, Newton (N) 22
182 Dom Endrizal, I, dec. Jordan Henning, N, 3-0 195 Ray Schroder, N, dec. Logan Hunt, I, 5-1 220 Caden Manning, N, pinned Paul Luallin, I, 0:09 285 Joey Wright, N, dec. Kieran Mort, I, 2-1 106 Koby Hull, N, pinned Zach Fisher, I, 0:38 113 Tanner Wharton, I, maj. dec. Hunter Versteegh, N, 14-4 120 Trevor Wharton, I, pinned Jacob Fisher, N, 2:56 126 John Gioffredi, I, pinned Alex Bentley, N, 1:53 132 Joe Howard, I, dec. Bryce Tish, N, 11-5 138 Joe McGinnis, I, dec. Dakota Dawson, N, 3-2 145 Landon BeLieu, I, pinned Brett Wolf, N, 5:02 152 McKinnon Bell, I, pinned Peyton Patterson, N, 2:34 160 Casey Crawford, I, pinned Duncan Lee, N, 3:15 170 Jeffrey Thongvanh, N, maj. dec. Elijah Clutter, I, 16-7
Indianola (I) 57, Newton (N) 18
106 Brayden Elbert (I) OT dec. Nickolas Geerlings (N) 3-1 113 Jordan Henry, I, pinned Jonathon Lawton, N, 3:49 120 Rick Eatwell, I, pinned Aren Sorensen, N, 2:00 126 Shayne Stratton, I, pinned Brady Smith, N, 3:18 132 Joe Sams, I, dec. Tanner Petro, N, 3-2 138 Nate Sams, I, dec. Trevor Miller, N, 6-2 145 Scout Dishman, I, pinned Reed Shepard, N, 0:49 152 Riley Hildreth, I, pinned Trevor Miller, N, 4:38 160 Nickolas Geerlings, N, pinned Noe Garcia, I, 2:27 170 Andrew Woock, I, disq. Jeremy Dossie, N, 182 Cale Hunter, N, pinned Michael Baker, I, 0:18 195 Jacob Smith, N, pinned Mitch Cross, I, 1:19 220 Trenton Dishman, I, pinned Noah Hammer, N, 3:12 285 Jordan Henry, I, pinned Aren Sorensen, N, 2:00