Hinton takes down Akron-Westfield in dual action

Friday, January 20, 2023

AKRON — Akron-Westfield and Hinton met Tuesday in dual action on the wrestling mat. The Blackhawks, ranked No. 13 in 1A in the IWCOA dual team rankings, came away with a 54-24 win over their foe who was receiving votes just outside the top 24 in the 1A rankings.

Beginning at 152, Hinton won the first four matches by fall. Michael Loutsch started with a 2:00 win by fall over Michael Varns. Jackson Kounkel followed with a 1:57 pin of Kyle Hebert. At 170, Gabe Anderson finished off Nathan Schoenfelder in 41 seconds. Brooks Binneboese got the fourth win by pinning Michael Brown in 3:14.

Akron-Westfield picked up the win at 195 as Braydon Kusler pinned Bode Binneboese in 2:57. The top two weights were split as Hinton’s Kolton Robinson pinned Karsen Hebert in 1:31 in the 220 class and Ian Blowe won the 285 class by fall for the Westerners as he pinned Reese Stokes in 2:24.

The two teams traded forfeits at 106 and 113. Hinton won the next contested class at 120 as Nicholas Lindley pinned Ben Philips in 3:01.

Akron-Westfield followed with a pair of decision wins in the next two weights. At 126, Cael Morrow edged Ethan Sachau for a 6-5 win. At 132, Jadyn Friedrichs got the other A-W victory as he outscored Mark Gant for a 12-5 decision win.

Hinton took the final two classes by fall. At 138, Gage Morgan pinned Elijah Medina in 2:42. At 145, Tommy Tanner pinned Jack Schoenfelder in 1:12.

Blackhawks add two more wins

The Blackhawks were able to add two other dual wins at the event. Against Sheldon/South O’Brien, Hinton claimed a 42-25 victory.

The first match at 145 was a close one which the Blackhawks prevailed in. Tanner won by a 6-4 score over Mitchel Fischer.

The opposing team answered back for a win at 152 as Coy De Boer pinned Loutsch in 1:50.

Hinton followed with a pair of wins. Kounkel squeaked past Tyson Getting for a 3-2 decision win. Anderson picked up a pin at 170 as he finished off Jordan Jenness in 1:45.

Sheldon/South O’Brien took 182 and 195 by fall. Jarrett Roos pinned Brooks Binneboese in 2:30 while Zach Brinkman pinned Bode Binneboese in 1:13.

Hinton won by forfeit at 220 before the opposing side took the next two classes. Jack Leng won the heavyweight match by a 3-2 score over Garrett Divis. In the 106 class, Josh Hoffman outscored Evan Stahl for a 17-3 major decision win.

Neither team fielded a wrestler at 113 while Hinton won by forfeit at 120. Returning to action at 126, Hinton claimed the final three classes by fall. Sachau pinned Cole Cox in 1:51, Gant won by fall in 2:18 over Eddie Millan and Gage Morgan won in 25 seconds over Diego Guevara.

Hinton won by a similar 46-24 score over Westwood.

Starting at 138, the Blackhawks cruised to six straight wins in the middle weights. Morgan pinned Tate Cooper in 54 seconds to start. Tanner followed with a 14-1 major decision win over Frank Lewis. At 152, Loutsch pinned Tom Hellman in 1:05. Kounkel followed with a 48 second win by fall over Tanner Oleson. Anderson pinned Micke Hanson in 4:47. At 182, Brooks Binneboese won a sudden victory by a 4-2 score over Devin LaBrune.

Westwood fought back with five wins in a row beginning at 195. Jackson Dewald pinned Robinson in 2:34. Dayne Hunter doubled up Reese Stokes at 220 for a 12-6 decision win. At 285, Tyler Sulzberger claimed a 7-4 victory over Divis.

Flipping to the lighter weights, Jesse Burton pinned Stahl in 3:37 and the Rebels got a forfeit win at 113.

Hinton claimed the final three matches of the dual. At 120, Lindley won a 7-3 decision over Jaxon Prichard. Sachau added a 1:51 pin against Jeremiah Berg. Gant finished off Thomas Gamboa for a fall in 1:27.

Hinton improved to 14-2 in duals for the season.

Westerners split other duals

The Westerners split their other two duals. The team edged out Sheldon/South O’Brien 43-42 on the tie breaking criteria. Each side won seven matches with each getting six points from either forfeit or fall. The Westerners had fewer forfeited classes which gave them the win.

At 138, Medina started off with a win by fall in 2:40 over Guevara. Sheldon/South O’Brien rattled off the next six wins, all by fall.

At 220, the Westerners got back on the board with a forfeit win for Karsen Hebert. Blowe followed with a 38 second win by fall over Leng in the 285 contest.

Sheldon/South O’Brien took the 106 contest by forfeit while the Westerners went uncontested in the next two weights. At 126, Morrow pinned Cox in 1:20. Friedrichs won the final match by fall in 3:37 over Millan.

The Westerners dropped their dual to Westwood by a 48-36 score.

Starting at 145, the Westerners got a win from Varns as he pinned Lewis in 1:16. After a forfeit win for Westwood at 152, the Westerners got the win at 160 as Kyle Hebert pinned Oleson in 22 seconds.

Westwood won the next three weights by fall. Blowe got the Westerners back on the board at 220 as he pinned Hunter in 1:33.

Westwood went on another run of four wins in a row, three by fall and another by forfeit. The Westerners were able to close the dual with three consecutive wins by fall. At 126, Morrow pinned Berg in 2:46. Friedrichs added another win at 132, pinning Collin Chapman in 1:12. Medina added the win at 138 as he pinned Cooper in 3:31.

The Westerners are now 4-13 in duals this season.

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