January 26, 2021

Area wrestling roundup: Mount Ayr takes second at North Mahaska Invitational

Bedford/Lenox goes 2-1

LENOX – Bedford/Lenox finished its Tuesday duals 2-1 at home.

The Tigers beat Griswold 66-6 and Red Oak 54-30. Bedford/Lenox fell to Southwest Iowa 36-30.

Of four competed matches against Griswold, Bedford/Lenox won four. Keegan Smith (132), Conner Fitzgerald (145), Izaak Dukes (170) and Dawson Marshall (220) each won by pin. The Tigers also won seven matches by forfeit.

Taking on Red Oak, Smith, Terence Shely (138), Brayden Daly (152), Dukes and Class 1A No. 3 285 Devin Whipple (285) each scored pins in the win. Bedford/Lenox took forfeit wins at 106, 182 and 195.

Ending the evening with Southwest Iowa, Smith, Fitzgerald, Cael England (195) and Whipple recorded pins. Daly and Jed Weaver (182) won decision victories for the Tigers. Southwest Iowa took wins at 106, 113, 126 (forfeit), 138, 160, 170 and 220.

Mount Ayr sweeps duals

LIBERTY CENTER – Mount Ayr went 2-0 Tuesday against Southeast Warren and Audubon.

The Raiders took down Southeast Warren 46-33 and Audubon 48-18.

Class 1A No. 4 106 Drew Ehlen, Jarrett Webb (113), Joshua West (120), Preston Fleharty (126), Class 1A No. 10 132 Bryce Shaha and Class 1A No. 7 145 Trae Ehlen each scored pins against Southeast Warren. Keaton White also contributed a 12-1 decision win.

Against Audubon, Fleharty, Shaha and White recorded pins as the three competed wins for the Raiders. Mount Ayr won five matches by forfeit.

Southwest Valley struggles in Stuart

STUART – Southwest Valley finished Tuesday’s duals 0-3 against AHSTW, West Central Valley and Class 1A No. 5 Underwood.

The Timberwolves fell to AHSTW 51-17, West Central Valley 55-17 and Underwood 48-24.

Class 1A No. 8 106 Brayden Maeder scored a 21-5 technical fall while Kaden Jacobs (182) and Robbie Barnes (195) scored pins for the three wins against AHSTW. Against West Central Valley, Maeder scored a second technical fall at 15-0. Colin Jacobs (182) and Barnes won by forfeit.

In the dual against Underwood, Southwest Valley lost in all four competed matches. There were two double forfeits with Southwest Valley winning 24 points by forfeit.

Nodaway Valley takes one dual

VAN METER – Nodaway Valley finished Tuesday’s duals 1-2 with its lone win over Saydel.

The Wolverines took down Saydel 45-18 but fell to Van Meter 39-24 and North Polk 65-17.

Class 1A No. 9 120 Elliot Cooney, Ben Breheny (126) and Caelen DeVault (170) each scored pin victories in the win over Saydel. Nodaway Valley won five matches by forfeit.

Breheny, Jaxon Christensen (138), Jevin Christensen (152) and Brandon Raasch (160) each scored pins to account for all 24 Nodaway Valley points. Against North Polk, Cooney, Breheny and Jaxon Christensen each scored the three wins. Breheny scored a technical fall, while Cooney and Jaxon Christensen each scored pins.

Bedford/Lenox finishes fourth

FAUCETT, Mo. – Bedford/Lenox finished fourth out of 27 teams at the Mid-Buchanan Invitational Saturday.

The Tigers scored 40 points, while host Mid-Buchanan scored 85 for first place.

Mizael Gomez finished in third place after two wins and two losses. Smith took fourth place with a 12-3 and 15-8 decision wins. Sheley made a run to the first-place match, scoring two pins and a 9-2 decision win. He fell to a 13-0 decision loss in his final match.

Fitzgerald lost in the quarterfinals to battle for third place. He scored a 14-2 decision win to take third. Cox, similar to Fitzgerald, lost in the quarterfinals to wrestle for third. Due to injury time, Cox lost the match, finishing in fourth place.

Marshall scored two pins and a decision win to wrestle for first place. He was pinned at 0:35 to finish in second. Whipple scored two byes and a pin in the semis to wrestle Maysville’s 2020 state champion Cole Gripka for the second time this season. He fell to pin at 3:38.

East Union goes 1-3

WINTERSET – East Union finished 1-3 at Saturday’s Gary Christensen Duals.

The Eagles took down Clarke 42-36 and fell to Waukee 59-21, Woodward-Granger 69-3 and Southwest Iowa 39-30.

In the final dual of the day, Damon Hayes (152) was the lone Eagle to win in five competed matches. East Union won six matches by forfeit. Clarke won three matches by forfeit.

Milo Staver went 2-1 at 106 with a first-period pin and 12-11 decision win. At 113, DJ Islas finished 1-2, scoring a 7-5 decision win. Class 1A No. 10 120 Jarryn Stephens scored a second-period pin and forfeit victory to end 2-1. Haydn Walter’s day ended 1-1 at 132, scoring a pin at 3:09. Erik Allen also scored a win at 132 with a pin at 1:45.

Nodaway Valley finishes 12th

NEOLA – Nodaway Valley placed 12th at the Tri-Center Invitational Saturday.

The Wolverines tallied 67 points in a tournament with 14 teams in the tournament.

Cooney was the lone wrestler battling for first place. He scored pins in the semifinals and finals to take the top spot. Breheny finished in fourth place after back-to-back decision losses in the semifinals and third-place match.

DeVault took fifth place, battling back through consolations with three consecutive pins.

Mount Ayr takes second as team

NEW SHARON – Mount Ayr finished second as a team at the North Mahaska Invitational Saturday.

The Raiders scored 166 points, just behind North Tama’s 166.5 points for first place.

Drew Ehlen, Webb, Shaha, Trae Ehlen, Knight and Braden Swietlik all finished in first place for the Raiders. The six champions for Mount Ayr combined for 17 wins in the dominant performance en route for the second-place finish.

East Union picks up one dual

ADAIR – East Union went 1-2 against ACGC, AHSTW and Griswold Thursday, Jan. 7.

The Eagles took down Griswold 60-12 and fell 58-14 to AHSTW and 48-18 to AC/GC.

In the win, Walters took the lone East Union win in compete matches with a pin at 58 seconds. East Union had nine forfeit victories.

Against AHSTW, Staver won a technical fall 17-1, Islas scored a 9-2 decision win and Louis Gonzales won from a pin for the Eagles’ three wins. Taking on AC/GC, Shane Lear (170) won by pin to give East Union its lone win in a competed match.

Mount Ayr dominates on the border

GRANT CITY, Mo. – Mount Ayr went 3-0 at the Border Brawl Thursday, Jan. 7.

The Raiders took down Albany, Mo. 51-12, North Andrew, Mo. 48-6 and South Harrison, Mo. 45-36.

Shaha, Trae Ehlen, Knight and White each scored pins in the win over Albany. Mount Ayr won four matches by forfeit. North Andrew was similar for the Raiders, taking eight wins by forfeit.

Shaha, Fleharty (138), Trae Ehlen, Knight and Swietlik each scored pins in the victory of South Harrison. White scored a 5-2 decision win.

Nodaway Valley finds problems at home

GREENFIELD – Nodaway Valley went 0-3 Tuesday, Jan. 5 at its home duals.

The Wolverines fell to Greene County 43-12, Martensdale-St Marys 40-18 and Woodward-Granger 54-15.

DeVault won by a pin at 0:48, and Breheny scored a victory by forfeit to account for the 12 points against Greene County. Taking on Martensdale-St Marys, Cooney, Breheny and Jaxon Christensen scored pins for the team’s 18 points.

In the final dual against Woodward-Granger, Cooney and Jaxon Christensen won their second matches of the day by pin. DeVault won a 12-7 decision to account for the 15 points.

Southwest Valley takes one dual

COUNCIL BLUFFS – Southwest Valley went 1-2 in duals with Red Oak, Clarinda and St. Albert Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Southwest Valley took down Red Oak 48-30, fell to Clarinda 60-9 and St. Albert 39-31.

Tate Haffner (132) and Deacon Ganfield (145) scored pins for victories against Red Oak. Evan Timmerman (160) and Colin Jacobs scored pins for the four competed victories. Southwest Valley won five forfeit victories in the win.

Against Clarinda, Kaden Jacobs’ 9-6 decision win and Maeder’s forfeit victory were the lone points for the Timberwolves.

Maeder and Ely Rodriguez (145) scored 6-1 decision and 9-1 major decision victories, respectively. Barnes and Dalton Calkins (220) scored pins at 1:23 and 0:34, respectively.

Bedford/Lenox splits

BEDFORD – Bedford/Lenox split its Monday, Jan. 4 duals with Southeast Warren and Wayne.

The Tigers took down Wayne 54-12 and fell to Southeast Warren 60-18.

Whipple was the lone Tiger to win a match in competed matches. Bedford/Lenox took forfeit wins at 106, 126, 132, 138, 160, 170, 182 and 220. Against Southeast Warren, Dalton Kitzman (126), Fitzgerald and Whipple scored pins as the lone Tiger winners.