Le Mars boys split wrestling duals with Spencer, MOC-FV

Friday, January 20, 2023

SPENCER ó Jockeying for position to make the top 24 for regional dual competition, Le Mars and Spencer met Tuesday in a wrestling dual competition. Spencer, ranked in the final spot of the top 24 in Class 3A, faced off against a Le Mars team which was at the top of the list of those receiving votes just outside the top 24 by the IWCOA.

For two teams close in the rankings, it was a fairly lopsided outcome as the Tigers came out on top by a 52-21 score.

Spencer took the lightest two weight by fall in the dual. Connor Stickrod won the 106 match in 1:11 over David Henry. Gabe Cauthron added a 2:19 win by fall over Degi Kabongo.

Le Mars picked up a win at 120 as Brock Hessenius was able to pin Carson Schultz in a time of 5:08. Spencer responded by winning the next three classes. Trayton Logan pinned Levi Schnetzer in 2:51. Wyatt Heying outscored Conner Peterson for an 8-1 decision at 132. Levi Johnson added a pin of Michael Murra in 2:28.

Le Mars got back on the board with three points for a decision win from Keegan Kayser at 145. He outscored Jerome Hollingsworth by a 9-2 score.

Spencer went on another streak after that as Kade Johnson picked up a 12-0 major decision win over Matthew Vondrak for four points. At 160, Cohen Roth pinned Arik Burnett in 2:34. Jace Fullhart won a close 7-5 decision over Alex Allen at 170.

Le Mars returned to the win column at 182 as Evan Jalas pinned Kael Brandt in 1:29. Spencerís Nelson Clark followed with a 25 second win by fall over Camden Feuerhelm.

At 220, the Bulldogs got their final win as Ayden Hoag pinned Nolan Johnson in 1:40. Spencerís Logan Huckfelt went uncontested in the heavyweight class.

Beat MOC-Floyd Valley

The Bulldogs won their other dual of the meet by a 49-13 score over MOC-Floyd Valley. Despite the final score, there were several competitive matches within the dual.

MOC-Floyd Valley got their only pin of the dual at 106 as Adrian Alverado beat Henry in 5:16. Hessenius followed with a win by forfeit at 113, one of two forfeit wins for the Bulldogs as Dylan DeRocher went uncontested at 170.

At 120, Andrew Boersma won by a 15-4 score for four MOC-Floyd Valley points with his major decision win over Kabongo.

Le Mars claimed a pair of close contests at 126 and 132. Jefferson Sitzmann won by a 5-2 score over Gerrit Hulstein in the first. The second was decided by a sudden victory as Peterson came away with a 7-5 win over CJ Monroe.

MOC-Floyd Valley took the 138 class as Irving Ramirez won a 9-4 decision over Murra. Le Mars won every weight class after that beginning with a 7-0 decision win for Kayser over Orlando Elnei. Vondrak won a 7-5 decision over Kooper Huss at 152 and Allen took a 10-2 major decision over Sterling Haack at 160.

After the forfeit win at 170, Jalas took a 6-1 decision over Kipp Huss.

The Bulldogs won the top three weights by fall. Feuerhelm took 195 with a 35 second pin of Beau Weber. Hoag won his 220 match in 1:05 over Karson Leusink. The team added the 285 class as Kaleb Breuer pinned Jaxson Mulder in 1:58.

Le Mars now has a 17-4 dual record this season.

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