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December 4, 2013

Frueh era off to strong start

OTTUMWA — The Jeremy Frueh era got off to an encouraging start Monday, as the Ottumwa wrestling team began its season with two commanding victories over Cardinal 61-15 and Davis County 58-18 at Evans Middle School.

“Anytime you win that’s good,” Frueh said. “We wrestled a lot better in the second dual [against Davis County]. I felt like we were in better shape all night. It shows how hard the kids have worked and all the work they’ve put in.”

“Well, I feel like we’re not done yet,” sophomore Isaiah Cox, who went 2-0 in the 170-pound class, added, “we still have room for improvement. For a start, we did pretty well.”

In the other dual of the night, the Mustangs knocked off the Comets 52-20. For Ottumwa, sophomores Alec Clark and Tyler Bookin-Nosbisch and junior Nathan Cary spearheaded the Bulldogs’ blowout of Cardinal, pinning their opponents at 113, 195 and 126 pounds

And, after it fell behind 6-0 early, Ottumwa ticked off 39-straight points — starting with a Cox pin and culminating with a Jack Stabile pin at 113 pounds — against Davis County on its way to an easy win. Ottumwa’s offensive juggernaut during this critical stage of the match was ornamented with pins by Levi Cobler (182), Bookin-Nosbisch and Clark. Additionally, senior Lucas Lunsford picked up a gritty overtime win over Ben Kencart 3-1 in the heavyweight match.

“This is my home, you’re not going to do anything to me in my house,” Lunsford said. “I’ve been working really hard this year and I feel it could be a really special year for me and the team. As it says on the shoes that were given to me by this special family (the Duffs, who go to Lunsford’s church), ‘Dream it, Do it.’ I’m a firm believer in that.”

Going into the meet, Davis County coach Jim Nelson knew it would be an uphill battle for his team young team.

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