LAWTON -- The Hinton and Akron-Westfield wrestlers headed to Lawton-Bronson this past Friday to battle it out in duals.
Akron-Westfield 39, Hinton 36
The dual between Hinton and Akron-Westfield came down to the last period this past Friday.
The Westerners came out on top in a close 39-36 final score.
The A-W matmen claimed five pins for the day, plus one decision win and one forfeit win against Hinton.
The Blackhawks earned two pins and four forfeits against A-W.
"Both teams had open weights, and what proved to be a pivotal match at 120 was just that," Hinton wrestling coach Jan George said. "Tommy Toben needed a pin to secure the win for Akron and he did just that."
For the Westerners, Cole Oltmans (145) pinned Jacob Vondrak in 1:53, Dylan Blinde (152) felled Lance Gulbronson in 0:57, Jacob Bergman (160) took down Quinton Robinson in 0:53, Chet Willer (195) pinned Seth Dammann in 0:39, and Tommy Toben (120) brought Blake Walton down in 1:12.
A-W's Taylor James earned an 8-1 decision win over Hinton's Werner Trieweiler, and A-W took a forfeit win at 138.
For Hinton, Jordan Gengler (220) pinned Jonah Anderson in 0:30 and Cole Mills (113) pinned Michael Siebens in 2:40.
The Blackhawks took forfeit wins at 170, 106, 126 and 132.
The 285 class was a double forfeit.
"All the Blackhawk wrestlers went out there with their head held high and wrestled with passion for the win," George said. "We came up short but with the dual season behind us we are now focused on the individual portion. With the sectional tournament just around the corner, we'll go back to the practice room and fine tune some technique and go for it."
Hinton 43, Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn 24
Five pins and two decision wins helped the Blackhawk wrestlers secure their 12th dual win of the year this past Friday at Lawton-Bronson.
"We are not sure what the dual record is at Hinton, but no matter what, our young men of the Blackhawk wrestling team set a dual record in their mind," Hinton coach George said. "The coaching staff, parents and fans have followed them all over the state watched them grow as wrestlers and as young men of great character."
Jacob Vondrak (145), Colin Poss (170), Werner Trieweiler (195), Lucas Vondrak (105) and Blake Walton (120) claimed pins against HMS.
Jacob Vondrak pinned Trenton Schirmer in 2:51, Poss pinned Gage Towne in 2:18, Trieweiler pinned Keegan Erwin in 3:52, Lucas Vondrak pinned Daniel Rivera in 2:53 and Walton pinned Bram Meyer in 2:53.
Taylor Schroeder (138) earned a 9-1 major decision win over Dakotah Goodvin, and Cole Mills (113) earned a 6-3 decision win over Joseph Rivera.
Hinton took a forfeit win at 132.
HMS took pins at 152 and 220 and decision wins at 170 and 182. HMS also took a forfeit win 285.
"We were again without a couple of varsity wrestlers due to the flu," George said. "I hope we can shake this by next Saturday, which is the sectional meet."
Lawton-Bronson 42, Akron-Westfield 29
Three pins and a technical fall win over Lawton-Bronson weren't enough for the Westerners to claim the dual this past Friday.
Cole Oltmans (145) pinned Wyatt Brink in 1:08, Chet WIller (195) pinned Blake Sappingfield in 5:46, and Tommy Toben (120) pinned Jerett Still in 1:46.
Daniel Dirks (138) won by technical fall, 19-2, over Alejandro Habeger.
The Westerners also claimed a forfeit win at 182.
Lawton-Brownson took pins at 152, 160, 220 and 113.
L-B also claimed forfeit wins at 170, 126 and 132.