Ram wrestlers 1-1 in first dual action

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Greene County wrestling season got underway with a triangular in Jefferson Tuesday, November 27. The Rams fell to a strong Van Meter/Earlham team 53-18 but
topped Ogden 61-18.

Saturday the team traveled to Dallas Center for the DC-G Invite. A traditionally tough tournament, the lineup included some top-notch teams. Greene County finished in 11th place with 55 points. The title went to Ankeny Centennial with 234 points, followed by the hosts with 170.5.

Van Meter/Earlham 53 ~ Greene County 18
Nathan Black and Clint Dennhardt recorded the only pins for Greene County. Brenner Gallagher won by forfeit.
106 – Brenner Gallagher won by VM/E forfeit
113 – Braden Gallagher lost by fall to Riley Harger 1:20
120 – Noble Hoyt lost by fall to Zane Dodson :48
126 – Chance McCollom lost by fall to Colby Wiederholt 2:50
132 – Joe Davis lost by major decision to Korbin Barek 4-13
138 – Brady Stauffer lost by decision to Tyler Haynes 3-6
145 – Nathan Black pinned Nic Swalla 1:39
152 – Will Hansen lost by fall to Quinn Corcoran 2:40
160 – Colby Kafer lost by major decision to Bryce Cole 3-12
170 – Joel Ward lost by decision to Caleb Swalla 0-6
182 – Clint Dennhardt pinned Samuel Miller 1:46
195 – Joseph Anderson lost by decision to Trey Bond 0-7
220 – Gage Michaelsen lost by fall to Tyler Erdman :48
285 – Matthew Naberhaus lost by fall to Derrin Sesker :46

Greene County 61 ~ Ogden 18
Brenner Gallagher, Nathan Black, Will Hansen and Clint Dennhardt recorded pins; Braden Gallagher won by major decision and Matthew Naberhaus won by decision. Five Rams won by Ogden forfeit.
106 – Braden Gallagher won by major decision over Dominic Degeneffe 13-2
113 – Brenner Gallagher pinned Nathan Hickingbottom 3:32
120 – Noble Hoyt; 132 – Joe Davis; 170 – Joel Ward; 195 – Joseph Anderson; 220 – Gage Michaelsen won by Ogden forfeit
126 – Chance McCollom lost by fall to Lane Williams 2:31
138 – Brady Stauffer lost by fall to Avery McCloud 5:55
145 – Nathan Black pinned Wyatt Schellenberg 4:53
152 – Will Hansen pinned Justus Rude 1:15
160 – Colby Kafer lost by fall to Jacob Kathman 3:21
182 – Clint Dennhardt pinned Xander Soder 1:01
285 – Matthew Naberhaus won by decision over Bryant Dutcher 2-0

Junior varsity vs Van Meter
James Currier lost by fall to Brock Button 2:29; lost by fall to Tristan Drake :42
Mikey Smith pinned Sam Grob :45; pinned Jackson Allen :29
Cameren Miller pinned Jackson Allen :52; pinned Sam Grob :33
Avery Bardole lost by fall to Alexander Hansen 1:37
Jack Bryson pinned Vincent Jacobs 2:46
Rian Fawarsy pinned Kyler Young 1:05
Sawyer Schiltz pinned Alexander Hansen :36

DC-G Invite
Four of the 11 wrestlers making the trip to Grimes earned medal placings. Nathan Black, a 145-pound freshman finished third. He went into the tournament 5-1 and ended 8-2. Black added a pin and two decisions to his record. His only loss, a technical fall, was delivered by Colby Tool, a PCM sophomore who is ranked #2 in the preseason in Class 2A by IA Wrestle. Unfortunately, Black’s season came to an end Monday with shoulder surgery.

Clint Dennhardt was fourth at 182-pounds; Braden Gallagher, fifth at 106, and Brady Stauffer, seventh at 138.
106 – Braden Gallagher pinned Justin Parsons (C/OM) 3:02; lost by fall to Jackson Helmkamp (AC) :56; bye; won by decision over Symon Yates (DME) 4-2; won by major decision over Isaiah Smith (I35) 21-7, fifth place
120 – Chance McCollom lost by fall to Caden Neumann (Carroll) :56; lost by fall to Corbyn Vicker (C/OM) 3:11
132 – Joe Davis bye; lost by fall to Brock Espalin (DME 1:59; lost by fall to Garon Wurster (C/OM) 1:26
138 – Brady Stauffer lost by fall to Brayden Broderick (DCG) 4:00; bye; won by decision over Lucus Green (I35) 7-2; lost by decision to Kolton Benz (ADM) 6-10; won by injury default over Brayden Broderick (DCG), seventh place
145 – Nathan Black pinned Robert Avery (DME) 4:33; won by decision over Reece Vogel (WM) 6-2; lost by technical fall to Colby Tool (PCM) 1-16; won by decision over Spencer Davies (Urb) 4-0, third place
152 – Will Hansen pinned Ben Kielman (WM) 3:46; lost by fall to Ethan Elliott (I35) 5:25; lost by fall to Rylan Luther (C/OM) 1:00
170 – Joel Ward lost by fall to Jackson Kinsella (C/OM) 3:18; won by DQ over Jay Calentine (Nevada); lost by decision to Dan Abimana (DME) 2-3
182 – Clint Dennhardt bye; won by decision over Matthew Scott (DME) 9-8; lost by decision to Zach Needham (DCG) 3-10; lost by fall to Nic Leo (AC) 2:24, fourth place
195 – Joseph Anderson lost by fall to Ethan Frazier (AC) 2:41; bye; lost by decision to Brody Burgher (DCG) 4-11
220 – Gage Michaelsen bye; lost by fall to Brock Thompson (I35) 1:50; lost by fall to Kendall Crawford (C/OM) 5:52
285 – Matthew Naberhaus won by injury default over Trey Shannon (WC); lost by fall to Kegan Mitts-Buttler (Osk) :49; lost by fall to Drake Page (Urb) :59

Team Standings: 1) Ankeny Centennial 234; 2) DC-G 170.5; 3) DM East 154.5; 4) Interstate-35 145; 4) Webster City 145; 6) Carroll 134; 7) ADM 124.5; 8) Urbandale 118; 9) PCM 111.5; 10) Creston/OM 110; 11) Greene County 55; 12) Oskaloosa 47; 13) West Marshall 38; 14) Nevada 11

The Rams travel to Gilbert Thursday with action at 6 pm and to Ogden Saturday for a tournament at 9 a.m.

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