Ram wrestlers set new record

~courtesy of The Scranton Journal

The Greene County wrestling team set a new record, reaching 20 dual meet victories in a season. The Rams are 20-4 after winning two of three dual meets in Story City on Jan. 14. Their previous mark for most wins in a dual meet season for the Rams was 19-5 in 2012-13.

The Rams picked up a 51-18 victory over West Central Valley in non-conference action. They also topped host Roland-Story 52-28, but fell to North Polk (Alleman) 46-33. Greene County finishes 5-2 in Heart of Iowa Activities Conference dual meets, good for third place behind Gilbert and NP.

Five Greene County wrestlers went 3-0 on the night. Brenner Gallagher (113), Sawyer Schiltz (220), and Matt Naberhaus (285) each posted two pins and a win by forfeit. McKinley Robbins (106) pinned one competitor and received two forfeits. Brady Stauffer (138) recorded two decisions, 10-6 and 4-2, plus a win by forfeit.

The Rams traveled to Jewell Jan. 17 for the Heart of Iowa Activities Conference tournament hosted by South Hamilton. Greene County finished fourth out of eight teams. The Rams were just 1-1/2 points behind third place PCM. Gilbert won the competition and North Polk was second.

Each of the nine Ram wrestlers competing placed in the top six. Sawyer Schiltz pinned his way to the 220-pound championship. McKinley Robbins won first place in the 106-pound class.

Rams 51 ~ West Central Valley 18
• 106 – McKinley Robbins pinned West Sackett :52
• 113 – Brenner Gallagher pinned Wesley Ganoe 2:57
• 120 – Braden Gallagher pinned Domanic Mullins :24
• 126 – Chance McCollom lost by fall to Justin Garcia :35
• 132 – John Sprague won by injury default
• 138 – Brady Stauffer won by decision over Weston Pote 4-2
• 145 – Joe Davis lost by fall to Braiden Beane 4:41
• 152 – Will Hansen pinned Blaise Beane 4:23
• 160 – Greene County forfeit
• 170, 182 – Open
• 195 – Gage Michaelsen won by injury default
• 220 – Sawyer Schiltz won by WCV forfeit
• 285 – Matthew Naberhaus pinned Camden Steele :28

JV – Mylo Taute lost by fall to Dylan Wells 2:41; Cody McCollom lost by fall to Wyatt Clemetson :58; Gunnar Goble lost by fall to Louden Foster; Brandon Hoyle pinned Jorden Bohall :35.

Rams 52 ~ Roland-Story 28
• 106 – McKinley Robbins; 138 – Brady Stauffer; 285 – Matthew Naberhaus won by RS forfeit
• 113 – Brenner Gallagher pinned Ben Sarver 5:04
• 120 – Braden Gallagher lost by major decision to Joe Hovick 5-18
• 126 – Chance McCollom pinned Colin Streit 1:19
• 132 – Garrett Tasler pinned Jay Sanderson 5:00
• 145 – Joe Davis won by major decision over Caden Sporleder 13-5
• 152 – Will Hansen pinned Sam Charlson :36
• 160, 170, 182 – Ram forfeit
• 195 – Gage Michaelsen lost by fall to Jimmy Phillipsen 1:56
• 220 – Sawyer Schiltz pinned Max Petzenhauser 1:23

JV – Ethan Frederick pinned Levi Webb 2:47; Brandon Hoyle pinned Joe Jarvis 1:07; Dakota Mobley pinned Levi Webb :59; Emma Hoyle pinned Sam Hendrian 5:17

North Polk 46 ~ Rams 33
• 106 – McKinley Robbins
• 113 – Brenner Gallagher won by NP forfeit
• 120 – Braden Gallagher pinned Isaac Larson 2:14
• 126 – John Sprague lost by fall to Ryan Davidson :37
• 132 – Chance McCollom lost by fall to Easton White 3:19
• 138 – Brady Stauffer won by decision over Andrew Haney 10-6
• 145 – Joe Davis lost by fall to Nicholas Bockenstedt :57
• 152 – Will Hansen lost by major decision to Logan Engebretson 0-12
• 160, 170, 182 – Ram forfeit
• 195 – Gage Michaelsen lost by fall to Dylan Meiners :45
• 220 – Sawyer Schiltz pinned Benjamin Ewing 1:22
• 285 – Matthew Naberhaus pinned Cole Sanger 1:28

JV – Isaac Louk lost by fall to Luke Cory 2:34; McKade Owens won by decision over Mason Reynolds 5-1; Gunnar Goble lost by fall to Cole Wolff 1:21; Cody McCollum won by fall 1:02; Mylo Taute lost by fall to Ethan Reed 1:35;

HOIAC tournament
• 106 – McKinley Robbins Bye; won by technical fall over Ben Sarver (Roland-Story) 19-4; pinned Drew Robinson (Nevada) 3:36, first place
• 113 – Brenner Gallagher Bye; pinned Connor Clark (Gilbert) 1:47; lost by major decision to Joe Hovick (Roland-Story) 5-15, second place
• 120 – Braden Gallagher lost by fall to Isaac Larson (North Polk) 4:57; Bye; won by medical forfeit over Clayton Myers (Saydel); pinned Cody Courtney (PCM) 1:30, third place
• 126 – John Sprague pinned Alan Gandara (South Hamilton) 1:16; lost by major decision to Ryan Davidson (North Polk) 1-9; pinned Ryan Hynick (Saydel) 4:59; pinned Colin Streit (Roland-Story) 1:00, third place
• 138 – Brady Stauffer pinned Sam Steele (Nevada) :27; won by decision over Jake Shedarowich (Gilbert) 3-0; lost by decision to Payton Drake (PCM) 2-5, second place
• 145 – Joe Davis pinned Caden Sporleder (Roland-Story) :52; lost by fall to Austin Pyles (Saydel) 2:32; lost by fall to Cael Franzen 1:20; lost by fall to Hank Johnson (Gilbert) 3:10, sixth place
• 195 – Gage Michaelsen lost by fall to Jimmy Philipsen (Roland-Story) :59; Bye; pinned Carter Birkenholtz (PCM) :28; lost by fall to Jimmy Philipsen (Roland-Story) 1:16, fourth place
• 220 – Sawyer Schiltz pinned Benjamin Ewing (North Polk) 3:27; pinned Cayden Meskan (Gilbert) 2:58; pinned Caden Jones (Nevada) 2:53, first place
• 285 – Matthew Naberhaus Bye; lost by fall to Jacob Torresi (Gilbert) :42; pinned Stellen Willis (South Hamilton) 1:00; lost by fall to Jace Smith (PCM) :27, fourth place
Team Standings: 1) Gilbert 238; 2) North Polk 209; 3) Prairie City-Monroe 150; 4) Greene County 148.5; 5) Nevada 113; 6) South Hamilton 99; 7) Roland-Story 85; 8) Saydel 67.5

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