MARSHALLTOWN – The North Polk wrestling team had a rough day going against bigger schools at the Marshalltown Dual Invitational Saturday as the Comets went winless on the day.

North Polk finished 0-5, falling to Marshalltown, East Marshall/GMG, Grinnell, Johnston and Norwalk.

The closest dual for North Polk came against Marshalltown. The Comets suffered a 45-27 loss at the hands of the Bobcats. Gabe Surles and Jamaal Hansen each won by fall and Landon Schuessler picked up a victory by decision for North Polk in the loss.

Surles pinned Marshalltown’s Ryan Bitker in five minutes, 28 seconds at 106 pounds and Hansen stuck Richard Luethie in 1:53 at 285 for the Comets. Schuessler scored a 6-5 victory over Josh Edel at 160.

Austin Smith (120) and Ben Bruggeman (220) both received a forfeit against Marshalltown.

North Polk suffered a 58-24 setback at the hands of East Marshall/GMG. The Comets produced three pins and earned one forfeit in the loss.

Austin Smith pinned East Marshall/GMG’s Seth Webb in 49 seconds at 113, the Comets’ Corbin Flower downed Clifford West in 3:24 at 145 and Hansen stuck Jared Bowman in 1:39 at 285. Bruggeman received the Comet forfeit.

Grinnell handed North Polk a 62-15 loss. The Comets produced two pins and one victory by decision versus the Tigers.

Smith stuck Kaiden Gosselink in 2:55 at 113 and Bruggeman took care of Anthony Clayton in 42 seconds. Chase Erickson picked up the decision win for North Polk with a 3-0 triumph over Lane Milner at 106.

North Polk was dealt a 64-9 loss by Johnston. Isaac Sharp ended up a 9-7 winner over Johnston’s Jordan Walley at 132 and Bruggeman pinned the Dragons’ Brad Nielsen in 3:42 to account for all the Comet points.

Norwalk knocked off North Polk by a 70-12 margin. Both Comet victories came in the two heaviest weight classes as Bruggeman pinned Trystan Minnis in 3:05 and Hansen stuck the Warriors’ Ryan Kennedy in 2:44.

Marshalltown 45, North Polk 27

106 pounds – Gabe Surles (NP) won by fall over Ryan Bitker (M), 5:28; 113 – Doston Harrelson (M) won by decision over Chase Erickson (NP), 8-7; 120 – Austin Smith (NP) won by forfeit; 126 – Reese Hageman (M) won by forfeit; 132 – Mitchell O’Hare (M) won by decision over Isaac Sharp (NP), 6-2; 138 – Jordan Paone (M) won by fall over Cody Meiners (NP), 0:58; 145 – Anthony Fleck (M) won by decision over Corbin Flower (NP), 6-1; 152 – Peyton Williams (M) won by fall over Joseph Cory (NP), 1:30; 160 – Landon Schuessler (NP) won by decision over Josh Edel (M), 6-5; 170 – Derek Mann (M) won by fall over Luke Jacobs (NP), 0:59; 182 – Ben Rebik (M) won by forfeit; 195 – Justus Bjelland (M) won by forfeit; 220 – Ben Bruggeman (NP) won by forfeit; 285 – Jamaal Hansen (NP) won by fall over Richard Luethie (M), 1:53.

East Marshall/GMG 58, North Polk 24

106 – Nick Meling (EM/GMG) won by fall over Erickson (NP), 3:47; 113 – Smith (NP) won by fall over Seth Webb (EM/GMG), 0:49; 120 – Steven Proffitt (EM/GMG) won by forfeit; 126 – Chance Faircloth (EM/GMG) won by forfeit; 132 – Zach Underhill (EM/GMG) won by fall over Sharp (NP), 0:45; 138 – Max Upah (EM/GMG) won by fall over Meiners (NP), 0:54; 145 – Flower (NP) won by fall over Clifford West (EM/GMG), 3:24; 152 – Devin Yilek (EM/GMG) won by fall over Cory (NP), 0:57; 160 – Nick Long (EM/GMG) won by forfeit; 170 – Talon Roseland (EM/GMG) won by major decision over Jacobs (NP), 12-1; 182 – Lane Walton (EM/GMG) won by fall over Cory (NP), 1:39; 195 – Jaryd Young (EM/GMG) won by forfeit; 220 – Ben Bruggeman (NP) won by forfeit; 285 – Hansen (NP) won by fall over Jared Bowman (EM/GMG), 1:39.

Grinnell 62, North Polk 15

106 – Erickson (NP) won by decision over Lane Milner (G), 3-0; 113 – Smith (NP) won by fall over Kaiden Gosselink (G), 2:55; 120 – Jevin Wyatt (G) won by forfeit; 126 – Kyle Sadler (G) won by forfeit; 132 – Dalton (G) won by fall over Sharp (NP), 1:40; 138 – Jake Simon (G) won by fall over Meiners (NP), 1:08; 145 – Griffin Reding (G) won by fall over Flower (NP), 0:49; 152 – Garrett Jay (G) won by technical fall over Cory (NP); 160 – Brody Beck (G) won by forfeit; 170 – Bryce Lidtka (G) won by fall over Jacobs (NP), 0:45; 182 – Julio Sanchez (G) won by fall over Cory (NP), 0:58; 195 – Jared Keenan (G) won by forfeit; 220 – Bruggeman (NP) won by fall over Anthony Clayton (G), 0:42; 285 – Tanner Hoffstetter ( G) won by decision over Hansen (NP), 1-0.

Johnston 64, North Polk 9

106 – Ethan Ksiazek (J) won by major decision over Erickson (NP), 11-0; 113 – Alex Ksiazek (J) won by fall over Surles (NP), 0:27; 120 – Henry Pohlmeyer (J) won by fall over Smith (NP), 1:47; 126 – Shane Vaughan (J) won by forfeit; 132 – Sharp (NP) won by decision over Jordan Walley (J), 9-7; 138 – Austin Garcia (J) won by fall over Meiners (NP), 1:27; 145 – Noah Beebe (J) won by technical fall over Flower (NP); 152 – Anthony Piagentini (J) won by fall over Cory (NP), 1:57; 160 – Nathaniel Standish (J) won by decision over Schuessler (NP), 7-4; 170 – Drew Singbush (J) won by fall over Jacobs (NP), 1:57; 182 – Benjamin Wilson (J) won by major decision over Cory (NP), 10-2; 195 – Boris Petrusic (J) won by forfeit; 220 – Bruggeman (NP) won by fall over Brad Nielsen (J), 3:42; 285 – Thomas Dusen (J) won by fall over Hansen (NP), 2:29.

Norwalk 70, North Polk 12

106 – Dylan Lane (N) won by technical fall over Erickson (NP), 16-0; 113 – Tyler Hirl (N) won by fall over Smith (NP), 5:23; 120 – Chase Fouts (N) won by forfeit; 126 – Alan Moore (N) won by forfeit; 132 – Zach Johnston (N) won by fall over Sharp (NP), 0:05; 138 – Ryley Smith (N) won by fall over Meiners (NP), 0:22; 145 – Zach Cook (N) won by technical fall over Flower (NP), 17-2; 152 – Casey Rudolph (N) won by fall over Cory (NP), 1:36; 160 – Jesse Cowie (N) won by forfeit; 170 – Logan Foetisch (N) won by fall over Jacobs (NP), 3:25; 182 – Dusten Saltz (N) won by fall over Cory (NP), 2:59; 195 – Zach Swanson (N) won by forfeit; 220 – Bruggeman (NP) won by fall over Trystan Minnis (N), 3:05; 285 – Hansen (N) won by fall over Ryan Kennedy (N), 2:44.

JEWELL – North Polk traveled to Jewell and picked up a pair of Heart of Iowa Conference road victories in a double dual with South Hamilton and Greene County Jan. 9.

The Comets edged South Hamilton by the slimmest of margins, 40-39.

North Polk recorded two pins and a major decision against the Hawks. The Comets also benefitted from four forfeits to get the close victory.

Luke Jacobs and Austin Smith earned the two Comet falls against South Hamilton. Jacobs pinned Brady Clabaugh in one minute, 39 seconds at 170 pounds and Smith stuck Preston Luksetich in 31 seconds at 120.

Landon Schuessler added a 12-0 major decision win over Max Reiter at 160 for North Polk. Jake Cory (182), Travis Jacobs (195), Ben Bruggeman (220) and Gabe Surles (106) all received a forfeit against South Hamilton.

The Comets had an easier time with Greene County, winning by a 48-33 margin. North Polk came away with four pins and the Comets also picked up a quartet of forfeits.

Schuessler stuck Greene County’s Isaiah Yoder in 52 seconds, Luke Jacobs downed Hunter Ruth in 1:39, Bruggeman whipped George Zito in 48 seconds and T.J. Krehbiel pinned Rene Guzman in 2:50 at 285. Cory, Travis Jacobs, Chase Erickson (106) and Noah Fields (113) received the Comet forfeits.

North Polk 40, South Hamilton 39

160 pounds – Landon Schuessler (NP) won by major decision over Max Reiter (SH), 12-0; 170 – Luke Jacobs (NP) won by fall over Brady Clabaugh (SH), 1:39; 182 – Jake Cory (NP) won by forfeit; 195 – Travis Jacobs (NP) won by forfeit; 220 – Ben Bruggeman (NP) won by forfeit; 285 – Josh Lutter (SH) won by fall over T.J. Krehbiel (NP), 1:43; 106 – Gabe Surles (NP) won by forfeit; 113 – Corey Clabaugh (SH) won by decision over Chase Erickson (NP), 7-4; 120 – Austin Smith (NP) won by fall over Preston Luksetich (SH), 0:31; 126 – Brian Greenfield (SH) won by forfeit; 132 – J.D. Rader (SH) won by forfeit; 138 – Luke Peters (SH) won by fall over Isaac Sharp (NP), 0:59; 145 – Austin Roys (SH) won by fall over Corbin Flower (NP), 2:54; 152 – Jordan Toillion (SH) won by fall over Joseph Cory (NP), 2:50.

North Polk 48, Greene County 33

152 – Jeremy Scheuermann (GC) won by fall over Garrett Halverson (NP), 0:35; 160 – Landon Schuessler (NP) won by fall over Isaiah Yoder (GC), 0:52; 170 – L. Jacobs (NP) won by fall over Hunter Ruth (GC), 1:39; 182 – Ja. Cory won by forfeit; 195 – T. Jacobs (NP) won by forfeit; 220 – Bruggeman (NP) won by fall over George Zito (GC), 0:48; 285 – Krehbiel (NP) won by fall over Rene Guzman (GC), 2:50; 106 – Erickson (NP) won by forfeit; 113 – Noah Fields (NP) won by forfeit; 120 – Jacob Challen (GC) won by fall over Smith (NP), 1:43; 126 – Dylan Forkner (GC) won by forfeit; 132 – Jordan Challen (GC) won by fall over Sharp (NP), 0:49; 138 – Tommy Bradshaw (GC) won by forfeit; 145 – Abraham Yoder (GC) won by decision over Flower (NP), 15-11.