STORY CITY — Pre-season goals are often a pipe dream. Coaches set goals that look good on paper but are sometimes unattainable.
That was not the case for Prairie City-Monroe’s Mustang wrestlers, who won a share of a Heart of Iowa title on Monday. PCM emerged victorious in each of its three duals, beating Eagle Grove, 57-27, R-S, 48-33, and Nevada, 63-9.
“This team has either met or came very close to meeting all of its goals from the beginning of the season,” PCM coach Cory Waddell said. “We wanted to compete for a dual meet conference title as well as the tournament championship. After coming 1.5 points short of the tournament championship, they fought hard and won 11 consecutive duals to close out the season, ending in a co-championship with Saydel.”
Mustang 113-pounder Xavier Miller got three victories on the night. Miller beat Nevada’s Evan Rix, 4-3, and pinned Eagle Grove’s Braden Cahalan and Roland-Story’s Dakota Rusher.
Trent Malone (285) pinned Eagle Grove’s Jonathan Mendoza and the Norsemen’s Jesus Dominquez-Rivera. Tristan Clark won at both the 126 and 132-pound weight classes. At 126, he pinned Eagle Grove’s Dalton Schaffer in 45 seconds, and at 132, he pinned Nevada’s Calvin Schneider in 10 seconds.
Jade Coleman (16) pinned each of his opponents. He took down Nevada’s Kody Harrelson, Eagle Grove’s Austin Burgwin and R-S’s Charles Fournier.
Ron Marshall (170) pinned both Ryan Hadaway from R-S and Mike Dicke from Eagle Grove. Lucas Rains (182) went 3-0 with pins over Nevada’s Trice Logdson and Eagle Grove’s Preston Jacobsen.
This was PCM’s last tuneup before the Mustangs head to Albia for sectional competition on Feb. 8, followed by the possibility of regionals on Feb. 11.
“Hopefully we are peaking at the right time as sectionals loom large this Saturday in Albia,” Waddell said. “We are as healthy as can be expected heading into the state tournament series, and I look forward to making some noise as we attempt to qualify for the regional duals.”
PCM (PCM) 63.0 Nevada (NEVA) 9.0
106 Wayne Beard, NEVA, pinned Chace Palm, PCM, 4:44 113 Xavier Miller, PCM, dec. Evan Rix, NEVA, 4-3 120 double forfeit 126 Chris Ellens, PCM, forf. 132 Tristan Clark, PCM, pinned Calvin Schneider, NEVA, 0:10 138 James Maggard, PCM, pinned Andrew Clough, NEVA, 1:10 145 Traye Pelzer, NEVA, dec. Ian Reed, PCM, 8-6 152 Luke Cummings, PCM, pinned Lucas Schneider, NEVA, 0:33 160 Jade Coleman, PCM, pinned Kody Harrelson, NEVA, 5:14 170 Ron Marshall, PCM, forf. 182 Lucas Rains, PCM, pinned Trice Logsdon, NEVA, 0:12 195 Jaret Maggard, PCM, forf. 220 Brandon Charls, PCM, forf. 285 Trent Malone, PCM, forf.
PCM (PCM) 57.0 Eagle Grove (EAGR) 24.0
285 Trent Malone, PCM, pinned Jonathan Mendoza, EAGR, 2:33 106 Chace Palm, PCM, forf. 113 Xavier Miller, PCM, pinned Braden Cahalan, EAGR, 3:22 120 Parker Slagle, EAGR, forf. 126 Tristan Clark, PCM, pinned Dalton Schaffer, EAGR, 0:45 132 Lincoln Miller, EAGR, pinned Branen Pace, PCM, 3:11 138 Dylan Huse, EAGR, pinned James Maggard, PCM, 1:08 145 Ian Reed, PCM, dec. Devin Omvig, EAGR, 12-7 152 Luke Cummings, PCM, pinned Matt Fransen, EAGR, 0:45 160 Jade Coleman, PCM, pinned Austin Burgwin, EAGR, 1:13 170 Ron Marshall, PCM, pinned Mike Dicke, EAGR, 5:54 182 Lucas Rains, PCM, pinned Preston Jacobson, EAGR, 1:52 195 Austin Griffin, EAGR, pinned Jaret Maggard, PCM, 0:53 220 Brandon Charls, PCM, pinned Harrison Helgerold, EAGR, 1:03
PCM (PCM) 48.0 Roland-Story (ROST) 33.0
113 Xavier Miller, PCM, pinned Dakota Rusher, ROST, 0:48 120 Will Halstead, ROST, forf. 126 Tristan Clark, PCM, forf. 132 Treyton Witthuhn, ROST, pinned Branen Pace, PCM, 1:04 138 Colton Osmundson, ROST, dec. James Maggard, PCM, 6-1 145 Ian Reed, PCM, pinned William Clark, ROST, 1:55 152 Luke Cummings, PCM, pinned Noah Bartmess, ROST, 0:56 160 Jade Coleman, PCM, pinned Charles Fournier, ROST, 1:56 170 Ron Marshall, PCM, pinned Ryan Hadaway, ROST, 1:47 182 Lucas Rains, PCM, forf. 195 Tanner Stille, ROST, pinned Jaret Maggard, PCM, 2:44 220 Jose Cruz, ROST, forf. 285 Trent Malone, PCM, pinned Jesus Dominguez-Rivera, ROST, 1:05 106 Zach Anderson, ROST, pinned Chace Palm, PCM, 3:49