Ram wrestlers sixth at Tiger-Knight Invite

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

Greene County wrestlers traveled to Carroll Dec. 21 for the Tiger-Knight Invitational. The Rams entered nine of 14 weight classes, finishing sixth among 11 teams. Brenner Gallagher (113) and Will Hansen (152) each placed second. Braden Gallagher (120), Brady Stauffer (138), and Nate Black (145) were third, while Chance McCollum (126) was fourth, and Matt Naberhaus (285) was fifth.

Westwood, Sloan won the team title with 171.5 points, followed by Manson-Northwest Webster 166.5, Carroll 162.5, Ames 130.5, Pocahontas Area 123, Greene County 106, Denison-Schleswig 81, Clarinda 69, Kuemper Catholic 58.5, Fort Dodge St. Edmond 46, and Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln 43.

Ram coach Zach Beekman was not happy with his team’s performance at the quad in Jefferson on Thursday, Dec. 19, even though the team defeated all three schools.

He commented: “Last Thursday we competed at home in a quadranglar with CR-B, Nevada and Saydel. Going into the night we knew these were winnable duals just knowing those teams were low on numbers and couldn’t fill weights. I was not impressed with how we wrestled and did not think we showed our home crowd what we are capable of. We walked away with three dual wins on the night, but did not take a step forward as a program.”

The coach was more pleased with the Saturday performances in Carroll.

“Although we lost some hard-fought matches, I felt we wrestled aggressively and learned a lot about where we are and what we need to do to become district and state qualifiers,” stated Beekman.

Tiger-Knight Invitational results:

113 – Brenner Gallagher pinned Colton Choquette (Westwood) 1:01; pinned Hayden Kramer (CBTJ) :59; pinned Carter Beschorner (Pocahontas Area) :35; pinned Hugo Medina (Denison-Schleswig) :42; lost by major decision to Ryan Duckett (St. Edmond) 0-4, second place
120 – Braden Gallagher won by major decision over Landan McManus (Ames) 21-9; lost by fall to Benjamin Schmitz (Kuemper Catholic) 1:31; pinned Joel Carranza (Pocahontas Area) 2:39; won by decision over Dillion Hunter (Westwood) 12-6, third place
126 – Chance McCollom won by decision over Brandon Lenz (Pocahontas Area) 9-4; lost by fall to Carson Collins (MNW) :56; won by major decision over Michael Mayer (Clarinda) 9-0; lost by fall to Brandon Lenz (Pocahontas Area) 5:05, fourth place
132 – McKade Owens lost by fall to Daniel Thoma (MNW) 4:35; lost by fall to Jordan Corrieri (Ames) 2:54
138 – Brady Stauffer won by decision over Anthony Davis (Ames) 3-2; lost by decision to Shea Parkis (Kuemper Catholic) 2-6; pinned Kaedon Lindsay (Clarinda) :31; won by decision over Hunter Hanner (Westwood) 7-1, third place
145 – Nathan Black pinned Deven Bovee (CBTJ) :30; lost by technical fall to Christopher Krueger (MNW) 0-15; pinned Maliek Johnson (Ames) :51; pinned Brady Brown (Westwood) :36, third place
152 – Will Hansen pinned Nathan Fylstra (Westwood) 1:31; pinned Tyler Rossmanith (St. Edmond) :52; pinned Logan Crouse (Manson Northwest Webster) 1:04; lost by fall to Jireh Gallegos (Carroll) 5:46, second place
160 – Cameren Miller lost by fall to Brady Burkheimer (Ames) 1:43; bye; lost by fall to Nate Beyerink 1:55
285 – Matthew Naberhaus lost by fall to Jacob Leonard (Westwood) 1:41; pinned Raymond Simmons (CBTJ) 1:49; lost by fall to Carter Vonnahme (Carroll) 1:09; pinned Javier Gonzales (Denison-Schleswig) :58, fifth place

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