EDDYVILLE — Second-ranked (1A) Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont returned to the mat at home on Saturday, winning four duals on the day to earn its own home tournament title. The Rockets beat Des Moines East (50-27), Newton (42-30), North Mahaska (60-12). Iowa Valley (54-21) and Waukee (49-30).
The Rockets and East battled back and forth as the two teams were tied at 27-27 heading into the final four matches. Tyler Foubert clinched a 23-8 tech fall in the opening minute of the third period to give EBF the lead back before Bret Wursta and Dillon Pigsley’s back-to-back falls clinched a closing 25-point run for the Rockets.
Another late run helped EBF rally from a 12-point deficit against Newton. Falls by Foubert, Cody Brown and Tucker Black highlighted a run of 27-straight points to rally the Rockets after Newton opened 27-15 lead midway through the dual.
EBF scored the final 28 points against Waukee, rallying after a 30-point run gave the Warriors a 30-21 lead. Black and Foubert followed up an opening-minute pin by Blake Marolf to seal the win.
Griffin Molenburg scored the only win in a match for North Mahaska against EBF. The Warhawks’ 113-pound grappler pinned Tanner Rea in the second period to help the Warhawks get as close as 18-12 against the Rockets.
EBF's other win over a South Iowa Cedar League foe came much easier as the Rockets scored falls in the first five matches against Iowa Valley to open a insurmountable lead. Foubert set the tone early as the former SICL grappler at Tri-County/Montezuma pinned Iowa Valley's Jayson Krakow in 15 seconds in the 160-pound opener.
No. 2 (1A) EBF (12-1) next wrestles at TCM tonight.
Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 42, Newton 30
106 — Koby Hull (Newton) won by forfeit. 113 — Hunter Versteegh (N) won by fall at 1:13 over Anthony (Tanner) Rea (Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont). 120 — Andrew Hart (EBF) won by injury default at :32 over Cole Peters (N). 126 — Alex Bentley (N) won by forfeit. 132 — Cody Brown (EBF) won by fall at 4:57 over Bryce Tish (N). 138 — Jeren Glosser (EBF) won by major decision over Dakota Dawson (N) 11-3. 145 — Blake Marolf (EBF) won by tech fall at 5:30 over Brett Northcott (N) 21-5. 152 — Tucker Black (EBF) won by fall at :54 over Peyton Patterson (N). 160 — Tyler Foubert (EBF) won by fall at :19 over Earl Kimmel (N). 170 — Jeffrey Thongvanh (N) won by decision over Bret Wursta (EBF) 9-2. 182 — Dillon Pigsley (EBF) won by fall at :37 over Cole Doerring (N). 195 — Ray Schroder (N) won by decision over Hunter Johnston (EBF) 10-4. 220 — Jordan Henning (N) won by fall at 4:16 over Jayce Riley (EBF). HWT — Luke Welch (EBF) won by decision over Jacob Williams (N) 13-11.