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January 28, 2013

AREA PREP WRESTLING: Mount Pleasant edges EBF grapplers at Southern Iowa Classic

FAIRFIELD — Ottumwa wrestler Karsten Van Velsor added to his already impressive list of accomplishments this season by finishing first in his weight class at the Southern Iowa Classic in Fairfield last Saturday.

Van Velsor, as he has done so many times this season, captured first while wrestling up a weight at 145 pounds.

“When he steps on the mat, 99 percent of the time, he’s mentally prepared,” Bulldog coach Kevin Cochran said.

Van Velsor’s triumph lifted Ottumwa to a fourth place finish at the classic, as the Bulldogs accumulated an overall score of 126.5 points. Ottumwa’s score also was inflated by Kevin Childs’ second place finish in the heavyweight class.

“He’s wrestled well all year,” Cochran said, “we (the coaching staff) really felt like he deserved to be in the finals.”

Cochran, however, added that the wrestler [Mount Pleasant’s Emmett Wester) Childs lost to in the finals, is someone they will need to figure out how to beat before district competition rolls around.

In addition, Cochran also said he was pleased with what he saw from Nathan Cary, who took third at 113 pounds.

“He continues to improve,” the coach said. “He uses a variety of techniques. He’s on his way to being a really great wrestler.”

Other high placers for the Bulldogs were Conner Mier (195) and Tad Howard (160), who both claimed third in their weight classes.

Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont, on a day where Rocket coach Brett Little and company were named the South Central District coaching staff of the year in Class 1A, had a tremendous night on the mat, as the Rockets finished second overall with 156.5 points, less than six points behind first place Mount Pleasant.

The Rockets score was buoyed by first place finishes by Jeren Glosser (120), Blake Marolf (132) and Jacob Crosby (138). Glosser’s triumph was especially special because he defeated Albia’s Shadow Leshen, who went into the contest with an unblemished record of 42-0, by a 3-1 decision.

EBF’s Tucker Black took second at 145; picking up a couple of victories before losing to Van Velsor in the finals. Dillon Pigsley also claimed second at 195.

Albia finished behind E-B-F in third place with an overall score of 147.

Bryce Leshen snared first at 126 for the Blue Demons, Brett Leshen captured first at 160 and Griffin Osing placed first at 152. Albia’s Caleb White claimed second at 138.

Albia’s laudable performance came on a day when the Blue Demons coaching staff, with Dave Wenger at the helm, were named the South Central District coaching staff of the year for Class 2A.

“Overall, we had a very solid day as we wound down the regular season,” Wenger said. “We were able to win some key matches that will help us with seeding criteria for sectionals next Saturday. As we a team, we have put ourselves in a pretty good position to be very successful in the post-season.”

Host Fairfield placed seventh at the Classic with 117 points, Centerville grabbed eighth with 93.5 and Chariton snared ninth with 89.

Fairfield’s overall score was bolstered by first place finishes by Seth Davisson (170) and Jake Mineart (220). Riley Denny captured first at 195 for Centerville and Chariton’s Carter Isley snared first at 182.

            Southern Iowa Classic

Team Scores: 1. Mount Pleasant 163, 2. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont 156.5, 3. Albia 147, 4. Ottumwa 126.5, 5. Fort Madison 126, 6. Washington 124.5, 7. Fairfield 117, 8. Centerville 93.5, 9. Chariton 89, 10. Keokuk 81.5, 11. Clarke 21.50.

Individual Placewinners

106 — 1. Colton Mertens (MP), 2. Zach Bogle (Cent.), 3. Michael Witt (Wash.), 4. Gage Hawkins (Keo.), 5. Alec Clark (Ott.), 6. Landon Spurgin (Clarke.), 7. Adam Darley (FM). 113 — 1. Bruce Meyer (FM), 2. Fletcher Green (Wash.), 3. Nathan Cary (Ott.), 4. Conner Eads (MP.), 5. Cam Sadeghl (Keo.), 6. Mitchell Cope (Cent.). 120 —  1. Jeren Glosser (E-B-F), 2. Shadow Leshen (Alb.), 3. Chase Seaney (FM), 4. Tyler Lanphier (MP), 5. Tristan Pohren (Wash.), 6. Garrett Owens (Cent). 126 —  1. Bryce Leshen (Alb.), 2. Tanner Cowen (Cent.), 3. Nicke Otte (FM.), 4. Devin Harberts (Char.), 5. Cody Brown (E-B-F), 6. Alex Lanphler (MP). 132 — 1. Blake Marolf (E-B-F), 2. Brad Irwin (Cent.), 3. Christian Dunn (FM), 4. Tanner Poush (Char.), 5. Blake Lawless (Alb.), 6. Shea Hawkins (Keo.). 138 —  1. Jason Crosby (E-B-F), 2. Caleb White (Alb.), 3. Clayton Hocker (FM), 4. Mitchell Hora (Wash.), 5. Tyler Nance (Char.), 6. Ammon Shaner (Fair.).  145 — 1. Karsten Van Velsor (Ott.), 2. Tucker Black (E-B-F), 3. Aaron Gevock (Fair.), 4. Stephen McCurdy (Char.), 5. Josh Larson (MP.), 6. Hugh Sinclair (Alb.). 152 — 1. Griffin Osing (Alb.), 2. Tanner Knupp (Wash.), 3. Brady Petry (FM.), 4. Connor Grgurich (Char.), 5. Michael Alderson (MP.), 6. Justin Leonard (Fair.). 160 — 1. Brett Leshen (Alb.), 2. Bryce Lunsford (Fair.), 3. Tad Howard (Ott.), 4. Lane Grey (FM.), 5. Lee Alberts (Keo.), 6. Austin Latcham (Wash.). 170 — 1. Seth Davisson (Fair.), 2. Brad Skubal (Wash.), 3. Jacob Bair (Clar.), 4. Jayton Phillips (MP.), 5. Isaiah Cox (Ott.), 6. Brendan Sadeghi (Keo.). 182 — 1. Carter Isley (Char.), 2. Justin Dilks (MP.), 3. Hunter Johnston (E-B-F), 4. Brett Cox (Fair.), 5. Christian Summers (Alb.), 6. Steven Carter (Keo.). 195 — 1. Riley Denny (Cent.), 2. Dillon Pigsley (E-B-F), 3. Conner Mier (Ott.), 4. Aaron Kempf (Wash.), 5. Drake Seitz (Keo.), 6. Randy Pugh (Fair.). 220 — 1. Jake Mineart (Fair.), 2. Colton Aplena (MP), 3. Chance Wursta (E-B-F), 4. Lucas Lunsford (Ott.), 5. Kyle Collier (Wash.), 6. Alex Meek (Keo.). HWT — 1. Emmett Wester (MP), 2. Kevin Childs (Ott.), 3. Ryan Egley (Keo.), 4. Zach Davis (Alb.), 5. Jacob Cohen (Char.), 6. Brennen Gully (FM.).

TCM takes second place at SICL Meet

THORNBURG — Tri-County-Montezuma finished second out of eight teams while putting on the South Iowa Cedar League Wrestling Meet Saturday.

T-C-M compiled 162 points and Sigourney-Keota finished right behind the Trojans in third place with 162.

Trojan Tyler Foubert captured first at 160 and Mason Garber snared second at 106. T-C-M’s Zach Kitzman placed second at 126.

 The Savage Cobras got a boost from Nathan Fritz (120), Jeremiah Green (132), Tucker Fowler (220) who all finished second in their weight classes.

South Iowa Cedar League Wrestling Meet

Team Scores: 1. Iowa Valley 204, 2. Tri-County-Montezuma 162, 3. Sigourney-Keota 161, 4. English Valleys 124.50, 5. BGM 107, 6. Lynville-Sully 94, 7. Belle-Plaine 71, 8. HLV 32.

Individual Placewinners

106 — 1. Sheldon Ealy (EV), 2. Mason Garber (T-C-M), 4. Chase Denny (S-K). 113 — 1. Blake Ealy (EV.), 4. Travis Lewis (T-C-M). 120 —  1. Zach Russell (IV), 2. Nathan Fritz (S-K), 3. Benjamin Edmundson (T-C-M). 126 — 1. Drake Healey (IV), 2. Zach Kitzman (T-C-M), 3. Jake VanEe (S-K). 132 — 1. Cody Seaton (EV), 2. Jeremiah Green (S-K), 4. Josh Edmundson (T-C-M). 138 — 1. Lance Hinschberger (B-P), 3. Mitch Gibson (T-C-M), 4. Lane Boender (S-K). 145 — 1. Josh Yoder (S-K), 3. Colton Maschman (T-C-M). 152 — 1. David Randall (IV), 2. Wes Yoder (S-K). 160 — 1. Tyler Foubert (T-C-M), 4. Gage Greiner (S-K). 170 — 1. Cole Streigle (S-K). 182 — 1. Seth Kerr (EV), 5. Noah Schuster (S-K). 195 — 1. Adam Hawkins (BGM), 6. Tyron Shilling (T-C-M). 220 — 1. Blake Jack (BGM), 2. Tucker Fowler (S-K), 4. Ethan Bair (T-C-M). HWT — 1. Cody VanDee (IV).

Pekin, Cardinal grapplers contend at SEISC meet

LONE TREE — Austin Vogel and Trenton Conger elevated the Pekin wrestling team’s overall score by taking second at 160 and 195 at the Southeast Iowa Superconference wrestling meet at Lone Tree Saturday.

Despite the two Panther’s impressive performance, Pekin was only able to come in eight out of 11 teams with 73 points. Cardinal placed ninth in the tournament with 66 points. Ryan Cale helped grow the Comets score with a second place finish at 113.

Van Buren took sixth at the tourney. Jesse Fuller increased the Warriors’ score by taking third at 145.

Mediapolis took first overall by a wide margin with 302.

Southeast Iowa Superconference Wrestling Meet

Team Scores: 1. Mediapolis 302, 2. Columbus 158, 3. New London 106, 4. Wapello 98, 5. Highland 83.5, 6. Van Buren 82, 7. Lone Tree 75, 8. Pekin 73, 9. Cardinal 66, 10. West Burlington-Notre Dame 45, 11. Louisa Muscatine 37, 12. WACO 34.

Individual Placewinners

106 — 1. Mason Buster (Media) 4. Tyler Runyon (VB). 113 — 1. Jack Walker (W), 3. Shea Swafford (Media), 4. Brandon Baayen (P).  120 — 1. Cody McNeil (Media). 126 — Luke Erickson (Media), 4. Jacob Heisel (VB). 132 — Cole Erickson (Media). 138 — 1. Drew Foster (Media), 5. Hunter Coffman (VB). 145 — 1. Drew Buster (Media), 3. Jesse Fuller (VB), 6.  Patrick Lind (Card). 152 — 1. Bradley Conley (Media), 6. Tyler Albert (C). 160 — 1. Blake Beckman (Media), 2. Austin Vogel (P), 6. Tyler Albert (Card). 170 — 1. Adam Drain (Media), 3. Josh Ramos (Card) 5. Dakota LaRue (VB). 182 — 1. Steven Holloway (Media), 3. Dustin Miller (Card), 5. Curtis Thomas (VB). 195 — 1. Mark Ramirez (Colu), 3. Trenton Conger (P), 4. Mitch Garrels (VB). 220 — 1. Ryley Howell (W), 6. Michael Hadley (P). HWT — 1. Avery Jacobs (NL).

Osky takes fourth place at Little Hawkeye Meet

GRINNELL – The Oskaloosa wrestling team scored 203 points in a very competitive Little Hawkeye Conference meet on Saturday. The Indians had to settle for fourth place as four teams scored over 200 points, led by conference champ Grinnell’s 257 total.

Skyler DeJong improved to 32-4 on the season as the Indians’ sophomore won the 113-pound title with pin in 24 seconds over Grinnell’s Jake Staroska in the finals. Senior Dane Jones also scored a title at 195 pounds for the Indians, moving to 23-2 on the season with a 15-6 major decision over Newton’s Ray Schroder.

Oskaloosa joins Dallas Center-Grimes at Pella on Tuesday night at 5:30 p.m.

Little Hawkeye Conference Meet

Team Scores: 1. Grinnell 257, 2. Newton 250.5, 3. Knoxville 241, 4. Oskaloosa 203, 5. Norwalk 199, 6. Pella 81.

Individual Placewinners

106 — 1. Koby Hull (Newton) 34-6, 2. Dylan DeFreece (Norwalk) 12-14, 3. Shaden Wyatt (Grinnell) 15-10, 4. Ben Woolridge (Knoxville) 8-18. 113 — 1. Skylar DeJong (Oskaloosa) 32-4, 2. Jake Staroska (G) 20-17, 3. Jac Fisher (New.) 11-12, 4. Trevor Baack (Nor.) 6-13. 120 — 1. Tanner Hull (New.) 10-5, 2. Nate Caves (Osky) 31-7, 3. Levi Azinger (Pella) 30-4, 4. Skylar Cunningham (K), 5. Kenny Onstot (Nor.) 3-16, 6. Ty Johnson (G) 1-17. 126 — 1. James Stittsworth (K) 17-4, 2. Zach Johnston (Nor.) 27-9, 3. Mitchell Schaffner (Osky) 11-8, 4. Chase Petty (P) 30-12, 5. Bryce Tish (New.) 14-25. 132 — 1. Josh Crawford (G) 39-6, 2. Dakota Dawson (New.) 32-8, 3. Nolan Crossett (K) 22-14, 4. Dominic Debban (Nor.) 1-21, 5. Nick Beebe (Osky) 8-21, 6. David Wiley (P) 7-23. 138 — 1. Garrett Jay (G) 23-12, 2. Kieran Robuck (K) 22-10, 3. Austin Pierangeli (Nor.) 26-9, 4. Brett Northcutt (New.) 7-13, 5. Anthony Bonillia (Osky) 4-19. 145 — 1. Brody Beck (G) 42-3, 2. Jake Speltz (P) 27-11, 3. Dominik Clarke (K) 11-18, 4. Jesse Cowie (Nor.) 11-18, 5. Hunter Simmons (Osky) 1-24. 152 — 1. Dillon DeJong (P) 22-12, 2. Jacob Herduin (New.) 15-23, 3. Blake Hoover (Nor.) 3-2, 4. Hamp Kindley (K) 16-22, 5. Ethan Cline (G) 1-4. 160 — 1. Bryce Lidtka (G) 31-12, 2. Cody Jones (Osky) 21-10, 3. Kevin Onstot (Nor.) 15-9, 4. Cale Hunter (New.) 2-4, 5. Kevin Woodhouse (K) 4-8. 170 — 1. Aaron Crossett (K) 28-3, 2. Jack Leshen (G) 37-4, 3. Nathan Johnston (Nor.) 23-14, 4. Keoki Gibson (Osky) 10-9, 5. Sean Cook (New.) 7-29. 182 — 1. Colton Spaur (K) 24-1, 2. Mason Wisse (Osky) 24-6, 3. Julio Sanchez (G) 19-11, 4. Joey Wright (New.) 11-10, 5. Zach Kelly (Nor.) 1-4. 195 — 1. Dane Jones (Osky) 23-2, 2. Ray Schroder (New.) 31-8, 3. Jac Agan (K) 20-15, 4. Erich Voitel (Nor.) 14-7, 5. Anthony Clayton (G) 14-17. 220 — 1. Jacob Williams (New.) 22-8, 2. Drea Lamb (Osky) 20-13, 3. Broc Caviness (K) 8-14, 4. Austin Warrington (G) 22-25, 5. Zach Swanson (Nor.) 4-16. HWT — 1. Derrick Hurt (New.) 28-3, 2. Ethan Lahn (G) 18-17, 3. Dalton Hall (K) 8-17, 4. Jake Kestel (Nor.) 4-18, 5. Loren Parks (Osky) 1-8.

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