The Ottumwa Courier


December 19, 2012

AREA WRESTLING ACTION: Albia wrestlers down Osky, fall to Fairfield

FAIRFIELD — The Albia wrestling team took a win over Oskaloosa and a loss to Fairfield in double-dual action at Fairfield Tuesday night.

Results of the dual between Fairfield and Oskaloosa were not available.

The Blue Demons went 7-1 in head-to-head matchups in a 37-30 win over Osky. Against Fairfield, too many open weights proved too much for Albia to overcome, as Fairfield handed Albia a 52-29 loss headed into the holiday break.

“We are really looking forward to taking a much needed break,” said Albia coach Dave Wenger. “Over the course of the next few weeks we will be able to get some guys healthy and down to weight so we can make a strong run to the postseason.”

Bobby Belzer (132), Blake Lawless (138), Hugh Sinclair (145), Griffin Osing (152), Brett Leshen (160), and Tim Cole (285) all scored bonus points against Osky, which proved to be the difference. Shadow Leshen (120) also won by 12-5 decision over Osky’s Skyler DeJong. Osky’s Andrew Landgrebe won by fall at 170 pounds.

Fairfield claimed wins by Ammon Shaner (138), Aaron Gevock (145), Austin Franciso (170), Brett Scott (195) and Jacob Mineart (HWT).

Blue Demon wrestlers Shadow Leshen (120), Griffin Osing (152) and Brett Leshen (160) all took big wins for Albia and each remained unbeaten. The three wrestlers are 52-0 going into the break.

“This team has unlimited potential if we can get guys spread out a bit,” said Wenger.

Albia 37, Oskaloosa 30

106 — No match. 113 — No match. 120 —  Shadow Leshen (A) dec. over Skyler DeJong 12-5. 126 — Nate Caves (O) forfeit. 132 — Bobby Belzer (A) fall over Nick Rutledge 4:53. 138 — Blake Lawless (A) fall over Andy Bonilla 1:08. 145 — Hugh Sinclair (A) fall over Hunter Simmons 3:17. 152 — Griffin Osing (A) fall over Skylar Allison 1:31. 160 — Brett Leshen (A) maj dec over Cody Jones 18-5. 170 — Andrew Landgrebe (O) fall over Joseph Sager 3:17. 182 — Mason Wisse (O) forfeit. 195 — Dane Jones (O) forfeit. 220 — Drea Lamb (O) forfeit. HWT — Tim Cole (A) fall over Zane McKay 0:47.

Fairfield 52, Albia 29

106 — Derek Robinson (F) forfeit. 113 — Mitchell Burnstedt (F) forfeit. 120 —  Shadow Leshen (A) fall over Dalton McCarroll 2:44. 126 — Bobby Belzer (A) forfeit. 132 — Michael Terrell (A) forfeit. 138 — Ammon Shaner (F) fall over Blake Lawless 0:59. 145 — Aaron Gevock (F) maj dec over Hugh Sinclair 15-7. 152 — Griffin Osing (A) fall over Justin Leonard 1:15. 160 — Brett Leshen (A) tech fall over Bryce Lunsford 2:12, 18-3. 170 — Austin Francisco (F) fall over Joseph Sager :53. 182 — Seth Davisson (F) forfeit. 195 — Brett Scott (F) fall over Christian Summers 1:33. 220 — Adam Gevock (F) forfeit. HWT — Jacob Mineart (F) fall over Tim Cole :28.

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