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Mustangs second

JEWELL — With the wrestling season turning the corner for the homestretch, area teams and individual wrestler have their eyes on Wells Fargo Arena for a possible opportunity at a berth in the state tournament. For Heart of Iowa Conference wrestlers, that started on Saturday with the annual conference tournament hosted by South Hamilton.

Greene County narrowly edged Prairie City-Monroe for the team title with 168.5 points. The Mustangs racked up 167 points to take second place over Gilbert (161). Collins-Maxwell/Baxter’s Raiders finished ninth with 69 points, and Colfax-Mingo’s Tigerhawks were 10th with 57.

The Mustangs had two conference champions among their 14 wrestlers. Xavier Miller took home the title for the 113-pound division. Miller pinned Gilbert’s Joe Gibbons in 1 minute, 33 seconds to start the day. He took out North Polk’s Austin Smith, 8-4, in the semifinal and got an 8-2 victory over Saydel’s Justin Roepsch in the championship match. 

Lucas Rains was the other Mustang coming home with a conference championship. He won each of his three matches in the 182-pound division by fall. Rains pinned C-M’s MaCauley Mosher in 1:18, CMB’s Logan Cory in 0:27 and Gilbert’s Christian Harder in 1:29.

PCM had two second-place finishers in Ron Marshall (170) and Tristan Clark (126), and the Mustangs had Ian Reed (145), Luke Cummings (152) and Jaret Maggard (195) finish in third place.

“Overall, I was very pleased with the effort the guys put out. I know there is not one match all day that we didn’t go out and give our best effort,” PCM coach Cory Waddell said. “Coming up 1.5 points short of the title was frustrating to the team, but as I told them in the locker room, this was a team effort to get to where we were. No one person cost us this championship. Could we find 1.5 points somewhere?  Sure we could. But the effort these guys put forth to get us 167 points far outweighed the shortcoming.” 

CMB’s top finisher was Logan Cory, who took third place at 182 pounds. Cory got a pin over Hunter Jesse of Saydel and a major decision over Roland-Story’s Ryan Hadaway, 15-7. The Raiders had Dawson Dahlke (285), Dylan Williams (195) and Jacob Hennick (120) each take fourth place in their respective weight classes.

“I was very proud of CMB at our conference meet. Most of our kids wrestled to their seed or better,” CMB coach Joe Bartello said. “We have a bit of a break this up-coming week to really focus on sectionals just a couple weeks away. I was also very proud of the effort put forth by Torren Schultheis, who jumped into the varsity 170 spot at the last minute to fill in for an injured wrestler.”    

C-M’s Tigerhawks had Brett Stevens returning home with a second-place finish at 120. Stevens took out South Hamilton’s Preston Luksetich with a pin in 0:35 and Hennick by decision, 12-1, to reach the championship match. Ty Carlson finished in fourth place at 106 for the Tigerhawks. Carlson got pins over Roland-Story’s Zach Anderson (2:38) and Nevada’s Wayne Bears (0:35),

The next date on the calendar to look for is Feb. 8, which is when sectional competition begins for all Class 1A and 2A schools.

Heart of Iowa Conference Meet

PCM Mustangs

106: Chace Palm (1-2) — DNP

Palm (PCM) received a bye.

Sinjin Briggs (Gilbert) pinned Palm (PCM) 1:48.

Wayne Beard (Nevada) pinned Palm (PCM) 2:53.

113: Xavier Miller (3-0) — 1st

Miller (PCM) pinned Joe Gibbons (Gilbert) 1:33.

Miller (PCM) def. Austin Smith (North Polk) 8-4.

Miller (PCM) def. Justin Roepsch (Saydel) 8-2.

120: Reece Broderson (2-3) — 6th

Broderson (PCM) received a bye.

Jacob Hennick (CMB) pinned Broderson (PCM) 1:43.

Broderson (PCM) def. Preston Luksetich (South Hamilton) 4-1.

Mathew Shuka (Gilbert) pinned Broderson (PCM) 1:20.

Will Halstead (Roland-Story) pinned Broderson (PCM) 1:37.

126: Tristan Clark (2-1) — 2nd

Clark (PCM) pinned Charlie Reiter (South Hamilton) 1:30.

Clark (PCM) def. Parker Witthuhn (Roland-Story) 9-3.

Dylan Forkner (Greene County) def. Clark (PCM) 6-1.

132: Branen Pace (1-2) — DNP

Pace (PCM) received a bye.

JD Rader (South Hamilton) pinned Pace (PCM) 1:54.

Treyton Witthuhn (Roland-Story) pinned Pace (PCM) 0:56.

138: James Maggard (0-1) — DNP

Even Bianchi (CMB) won by medical forfeit over Maggard (PCM) .

145: Ian Reed (3-1) — 3rd

Reed (PCM) def. Treye Pelzer (Nevada) 4-1.

Abe Yoder (Greene County) def. Ian Reed (PCM) 12-1.

Reed (PCM) won by forfeit over Brody Harrison (Saydel) .

Reed (PCM) pinned Adam Davis (Gilbert) 5:32.

152: Luke Cummings (3-1) — 3rd

Cummings (PCM) pinned Jordan Toillion (South Hamilton) 3:02.

Tristan Gibson (Gilbert) pinned Cummings (PCM) 5:32.

Cummings (PCM) pinned Cory Denning (Saydel) 0:47.

Cummings (PCM) pinned Jordan Toillion (South Hamilton) 2:15.

160: Jade Coleman (3-2) — 4th

Coleman (PCM) received a bye.

Max Reiter (South Hamilton) def. Coleman (PCM) 7-6.

Coleman (PCM) pinned Jaden Hasstedt (Gilbert) 1:16.

Coleman (PCM) def. Dylan Coffin (Saydel) 6-1.

Max Reiter (South Hamilton) def. Coleman (PCM) 5-4.

170: Ron Marshall (2-1) — 2nd

Marshall (PCM) pinned Hunter Ruth (Greene County) 2:41.

Marshall (PCM) pinned Chase Whetstone (Gilbert) 2:11.

Jake Sherman (Saydel) pinned Marshall (PCM) 2:16.

182: Lucas Rains (3-0) — 1st

Rains (PCM) pinned MaCauley Mosher (C-M) 1:18.

Rains (PCM) pinned Logan Cory (CMB) 0:27.

Rains (PCM) pinned Christian Harder (Gilbert) 1:29.

195: Jaret Maggard (3-1) — 3rd

Maggard (PCM) received a bye.

Kelly Pierce (Gilbert) pinned Maggard (PCM) 1:34.

Maggard (PCM) received a bye.

Maggard (PCM) pinned Dylan Williams (CMB) 1:02.

220: Brandon Charls (3-2) — 4th

Charls (PCM) received a bye.

Charls (PCM) pinned Tanner Stille (Roland-Story) 2:33.

Tyler Stocker (Saydel) def. Charls (PCM) 15-6.

Charls (PCM) pinned Archer McFadden (CMB) 2:29.

Brady Kline (Gilbert) pinned Charls (PCM) 1:12.

285: Trent Malone (1-2) — DNP

Malone (PCM) pinned Jace Langholz (Saydel) 1:59.

Josh Lutter (South Hamilton) pinned Malone (PCM) 1:47.

Brandon Byal (C-M) def. Malone (PCM) 2-1

CMB Raiders

120: Jacob Hennick (2-2) —- 4th

Hennick (CMB) pinned Reece Broderson (PCM) 1:43.

Brett Stevens (C-M) def. Hennick (CMB) 12-1.

Hennick (CMB) pinned Will Halstead (Roland-Story) 3:26.

Mathew Shuka (Gilbert) def. Hennick (CMB) 10-0.

126: Beau Iske (2-3) — 6th

Iske (CMB) received a bye.

Erik Tanner (Nevada) pinned Iske (CMB) 1:45.

Iske (CMB) won in sudden victory over Oscar Ruiz (Saydel) 11-9.

Parker Witthuhn (Roland-Story) pinned Iske (CMB) 1:01.

Charlie Reiter (South Hamilton) pinned Iske (CMB) 2:41.

132: Ethan Cozad (2-3) — 6th

Cozad (CMB) received a bye.

Jordan Challen (Greene County) pinned Cozad (CMB) 1:44.

Cozad (CMB) pinned Calvin Schneider (Nevada) 2:53.

Stephen Moore (Gilbert) pinned Cozad (CMB) 1:13.

Treyton Witthuhn (Roland-Story) pinned Cozad (CMB) 0:00.

138: Even Bianchi (1-2) — DNP

Bianchi (CMB) won by medical forfeit over James Maggard (PCM) .

Tommy Bradshaw (Greene County) pinned Bianchi (CMB) 2:31.

Jaeden Sokoloski (C-M) def. Bianchi (CMB) 5-4.

160: Blake Coughenour (0-1) — DNP

Jaden Hasstedt (Gilbert) pinned Coughenour (CMB) 1:18.

170: Torraine Schultheis (1-2) — DNP

Schultheis (CMB) received a bye.

Chase Whetstone (Gilbert) pinned Schultheis (CMB) 0:38.

Hunter Ruth (Greene County) pinned Schultheis (CMB) 0:32.

182: Logan Cory (4-1) — 3rd

Cory (CMB) received a bye.

Cory (CMB) won by medical forfeit over Alex Peebles (Nevada) .

Lucas Rains (PCM) pinned Cory (CMB) 0:27.

Cory (CMB) pinned Hunter Jesse (Saydel) 0:48.

Logan Cory (CMB) def. Ryan Hadaway (Roland-Story) 15-7.

195: Dylan Williams (2-2) — 4th

Williams (CMB) received a bye.

Jose Cruz (Roland-Story) pinned Williams (CMB) 0:09.

Williams (CMB) received a bye.

Jaret Maggard (PCM) pinned Williams (CMB) 1:02.

220: Archer McFadden (2-3) — 6th

McFadden (CMB) received a bye.

Ben Bruggeman (North Polk) pinned McFadden (CMB) 1:23.

McFadden (CMB) received a bye.

Brandon Charls (PCM) pinned McFadden (CMB) 2:29.

Tanner Stille (Roland-Story) pinned McFadden (CMB) 0:46.

285: Dawson Dahlke (2-2) — 4th

Dahlke (CMB) pinned Brandon Byal (C-M) 2:53.

Josh Lutter (South Hamilton) pinned Dahlke (CMB) 3:24.

Dahlke (CMB) pinned Rene Guzman (Greene County) 1:19.

TJ Krehbeil (North Polk) pinned Dahlke (CMB) 0:45.

Colfax-Mingo Tigerhawks

106: Ty Carlson (3-2) — 4th

Carlson (C-M) received a bye

Carlson (C-M) pinned Zach Anderson (Roland-Story) 2:38

Devon VanHouten (Saydel) def. Ty Carlson (C-M) 15-5

Carlson (C-M) pinned Wayne Beard (Nevada) 0:35

Sinjin Briggs (Gilbert) def. Ty Carlson (C-M) 5-3

113: Adam Teed (1-2) — DNP

Teed (C-M) received a bye

Justin Roepsch (Saydel) pinned Teed (C-M) 0:54

Dakota Rusher (Roland-Story) pinned Teed (C-M) 1:34

120: Brett Stevens (2-1) — 2nd

Stevens (C-M) pinned Preston Luksetich (South Hamilton) 0:35

Stevens (C-M) def. Jacob Hennick (CMB) 12-1

Jacob Challen (Greene County) pinned Stevens (C-M) 4:31

138: Jaeden Sokoloski (2-3) — 6th

Sokoloski (C-M) received a bye

Luke Peters (South Hamilton) pinned Sokoloski (C-M) 4:32

Sokoloski (C-M) def. Even Bianchi (CMB) 5-4

Wyatt Rhoads (Gilbert) def. Sokoloski (C-M) 15-4

Peyton Sharp (Nevada) 12-20 pinned Sokoloski (C-M) 1:41

145: Will Dunsbergen (0-1) — DNP

William Clark (Roland-Story) pinned Dunsbergen (C-M) 2:40

160: Cody Brodka (2-3) — 6th

Brodka (C-M) pinned Lucas Schneider (Nevada) 1:04

Dylan Coffin (Saydel) pinned Brodka (C-M) 1:55

Brodka (C-M) pinned Charles Fournier (Roland-Story) 3:59

Max Reiter (South Hamilton) pinned Brodka (C-M) 5:34

Dylan Coffin (Saydel) pinned Brodka (C-M) 0:57

182: MaCauley Mosher (2-3) — 6th

Mosher (C-M) received a bye

Lucas Rains (Prairie City-Monroe) pinned Mosher (C-M) 1:18

Mosher (C-M) won by medical forfeit over Alex Peebles (Nevada)

Ryan Hadaway (Roland-Story) pinned Mosher (C-M) 3:48

Hunter Jesse (Saydel) pinned Mosher (C-M) 5:04

285: Brandon Byal (2-3) — 6th

Byal (C-M) received a bye

Dawson Dahlke (CMB) pinned Byal (C-M) 2:53

Byal (C-M) def. Trent Malone (Prairie City-Monroe) 2-1

TJ Krehbeil (North Polk) pinned Byal (C-M) 0:51

Rene Guzman (Greene County) pinned Byal (C-M) 3:37

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