The Ottumwa Courier

January 16, 2013

No. 7 Albia wrestles away three more dual wins

Courier sports staff
Ottumwa Courier

THORNBURG — Albia’s Brett Leshen and Tri-County/Montezuma’s Tyler Foubert may share the top of the podium at the state wrestling tournament by the time this season ends.

On Tuesday night, the two shared center stage in a battle of unbeaten top-five area juniors. In the end, the third-ranked 2A Blue Demon star edged the Trojans’ 1A top-ranked grappler as Brett Leshen outpointed Tyler Foubert, 8-5, in the highlight of a perfect night as Albia beat Cardinal (54-18), Sigourney (44-20) and the host Trojans (51-24).

Leshen also joined Hugh Sinclair in picking up a pair of pins, falling Cardinal’s Kayvin Johnson in 51 seconds before scoring a pin in 2:54 against Sigourney’s Gage Greiner. Other Albia wrestlers scoring a pair of pins on the night included third-ranked 120-pound junior Shadow Leshen and fifth-ranked 126-pound freshman Bryce Leshen.

Jacob Weber scored TCM’s only fall against Albia, pinning Christian Summers in the first period of their 182-pound match. Cardinal got a win from Josh Ramos at 170 pounds over Joseph Sager with a fall at 3:29.

TCM bounced back to beat Cardinal, 58-6 and avenged a SICL loss to Sigourney with a 46-36 win over the Savages. Foubert (35-1) added a pin against Cardinal’s Johnson in 1:10 while Ramos scored a fall in the final second of the opening period for the Comets against TCM’s Weber.

No. 7 (2A) Albia (18-5) joins South Central Conference rival Davis County and Pleasantville at Central Decatur while Cardinal (1-13) and SEISC North rival West Burlington-Notre Dame head to Mediapolis on Thursday. TCM (14-7, 5-3) wrestles at the North Tama Invitational on Saturday while Sigourney (12-3, 7-2) hosts Pekin in a dual meet on Monday.

Albia 54, Cardinal 18

120: Shadow Leshen, ALBI, forf. . 126: Bryce Leshen, ALBI, forf. . 132: Blake Lawless, ALBI, forf. . 138: Caleb White, ALBI, forf. . 145: Hugh Sinclair, ALBI, pinned Patrick Lind, CACO, 1:04. 152: Griffin Osing, ALBI, inj. def. Tyler Albert, CACO, . 160: Brett Leshen, ALBI, pinned Kayvin Johnson, CACO, 0:51. 170: Josh Ramos, CACO, pinned Joseph Sager, ALBI, 3:29. 182: Christian Summers, ALBI, forf. . 195: double forfeit. 220: double forfeit. 285: Zach Davis, ALBI, forf. . 106: Drayton Hamm, CACO, forf. . 113: Ryan Cale, CACO, forf. .

Albia 51, Tri-County/Montezuma 24

132: Blake Lawless, ALBI, pinned Ryan Maschmann, TRCO, 0:47. 138: Caleb White, ALBI, pinned Mitch Gibson, TRCO, 5:54. 145: Hugh Sinclair, ALBI, pinned Colton Maschman, TRCO, 3:03. 152: Griffin Osing, ALBI, forf. . 160: Brett Leshen, ALBI, dec. Tyler Foubert, TRCO, 8-5. 170: Joseph Sager, ALBI, forf. . 182: Jacob Weber, TRCO, pinned Christian Summers, ALBI, 1:27. 195: double forfeit. 220: Ethan Bair, TRCO, forf. . 285: Zach Davis, ALBI, pinned Tyler Thompson, TRCO, 0:27. 106: Mason Garber, TRCO, forf. . 113: Dylan Durr, TRCO, forf. . 120: Shadow Leshen, ALBI, pinned Benjamin Edmundson, TRCO, 1:31. 126: Bryce Leshen, ALBI, pinned Zach Kitzman, TRCO, 2:14.

Albia 44, Sigourney 20

126: Bryce Leshen, ALBI, pinned Jake VanEe, SIGO, 1:24. 132: Blake Lawless, ALBI, maj. dec. Jeremiah Green, SIGO, 12-4. 138: Caleb White, ALBI, maj. dec. Lane Boender, SIGO, 13-2. 145: Josh Yoder, SIGO, tech. fall Hugh Sinclair, ALBI, 4:16 16-1. 152: Griffin Osing, ALBI, pinned Wesley Yoder, SIGO, 1:51. 160: Brett Leshen, ALBI, pinned Gage Greiner, SIGO, 2:54. 170: Joseph Sager, ALBI, forf. . 182: Noah Schuster, SIGO, dec. Christian Summers, ALBI, 7-0. 195: JC Dumont, SIGO, forf. . 220: double forfeit. 285: Zach Davis, ALBI, forf. . 106: Chase Denny, SIGO, forf. . 113: double forfeit. 120: Shadow Leshen, ALBI, pinned Nathan Fritz, SIGO, 3:31.

Tri-County/Montezuma 54, Cardinal 6

106: Travis Lewis, TRCO, pinned Drayton Hamm, CACO, 0:25. 113: Dylan Durr, TRCO, dec. Ryan Cale, CACO, 5-4. 120: Benjamin Edmundson, TRCO, forf. . 126: Zach Kitzman, TRCO, forf. . 132: Ryan Maschmann, TRCO, forf. . 138: Mitch Gibson, TRCO, forf. . 145: Colton Maschman, TRCO, dec. Patrick Lind, CACO, 15-8. 152: double forfeit. 160: Tyler Foubert, TRCO, pinned Kayvin Johnson, CACO, 1:10. 170: double forfeit. 182: Josh Ramos, CACO, pinned Jacob Weber, TRCO, 1:59. 195: double forfeit. 220: Ethan Bair, TRCO, forf. . 285: Tyler Thompson, TRCO, forf. .