Comets get one win at Saydel quadrangular

ADEL – The North Polk wrestling team placed two wrestlers at the Tiger Invitational Saturday in Adel.

Chase Erickson took seventh at 106 pounds and Ben Bruggeman came in eighth at 220 for the Comets. North Polk was shorthanded on the day – competing in only six weight classes – and as a result the Comets placed last in the large 17-team field with 16 points.

Erickson produced a 4-1 record at Adel. He lost his opening round match to Ankeny Centennial’s Zach Owens in a tough 2-0 battle, and then won four consecutive matches.

Erickson topped Webster City’s Derick Khaleck by a 7-0 decision in his first consolation match and followed that by pinning Adel-Desoto-Minburn’s John Throne in four minutes. Erickson wrapped up the consolation round by sticking Red Oak’s Michael Gomez in 3:35 and in the seventh-place match, he avenged his early loss to Owens with a 6-2 victory.

Bruggeman went 1-3.

After receiving a first-round bye, Bruggeman lost by fall to Webster City’s Tyler Christensen and then suffered an 8-4 loss to Des Moines East’s Alex Contreras in the consolation round. Bruggeman came back to pin Prairie City-Monroe’s Brandon Charls in two minutes, but in the seventh-place match he came out on the short end of a 5-3 decision against Ankeny Centennial’s Christian Heimer.

Austin Smith was the only other Comet grappler to earn a victory at Adel. Smith went 1-3 at 113, with his victory being an 11-6 opening-round decision over DCG’s Bryce Murano.

Webster City won the Tiger Invitational team title with 215 points. DCG took second with a score of 179.5.

Final team scores: 1. Webster City 215 points, 2. DCG 179.5, 3. Antioch 175, 4. Waukee 154.5, 5. Atlantic 144, 6. (tie) Audubon and Newton 121, 8. ADM 120.5, 9. Ankeny Centennial 114, 10. PCM 112, 11. Ames 99.5, 12. Des Moines East 97, 13. Roland-Story 52, 14. Red Oak 50, 15. Nevada 37, 16. Clarke 33, 17. North Polk 16.

Individual results – North Polk

106 – 7. Chase Erickson (4-1); 113 – Austin Smith (1-3); 145 – Chandler Smith (0-2); 152 – Trevor Bishop (0-2); 160 – Graham Hoshaw (0-2); 220 – 8. Ben Bruggeman (1-3).

SAYDEL – The North Polk wrestling team went 1-1-1 in a quadrangular meet with Saydel, Van Meter and Nodaway Valley Jan. 14 at Saydel.

The Comets defeated Van Meter, tied with Nodaway Valley and lost to Saydel.

North Polk scored a 43-27 victory over Van Meter. The Comets produced two pins, one victory by major decision and one win by decision against the Bulldogs and they also benefited from four forfeits.

Joseph Cory earned a pin at 152 pounds and Chase Erickson picked up a fall at 113 for North Polk. Cory stuck Colton Golwitzer in 53 seconds and Erickson took care of Van Meter’s Joe Septer in 5:56.

Noah Fields picked up an 11-2 major decision over Van Meter’s Bailey Tuma at 106 and Isacc Sharp defeated Van Meter’s Brady Edwards by a 1-0 decision at 132 for North Polk’s other victories on the mat. Austin Smith (120), Dalton Hutchison (160), William Bayse (170) and Jake Cory (182) received the Comet forfeits.

North Polk and Nodaway Valley ended deadlocked at 42-42. The Comets benefitted from five forfeits and they also picked up two pins.

Smith pinned Nodaway Valley’s Shane Breheny in 37 seconds and Graham Hoshaw scored a fall over Josh Allsup in 2:30 at 160 for the Comets. Erickson, Neil Murphy (113), Justin Rolf (195), Ben Bruggeman (220) and Jamaal Hansen (285) picked up the forfeits for North Polk.

The Comets were handed a 57-16 setback at the hands of Saydel. North Polk earned two pins and one victory by major decision against the Eagles.

Luke Jacobs and T.J. Krehbeil picked up the two falls for North Polk against Saydel. Jacobs pinned Dylan Mercer in 5:22 at 170 and Krehbeil stuck Jace Langholz in 54 seconds at 285.

Rolf earned the major decision win against the Eagles when he defeated Jesse Hunter by a 12-3 score.

North Polk 43, Van Meter 27

120 pounds – Austin Smith (NP) won by forfeit; 126 – Luke Costlow (VM) won by fall over Austin England (NP), 1:47; 132 – Isaac Sharp (NP) won by decision over Brady Edwards (VM), 1-0; 138 – Chase Wyant (VM) won by fall over Calvin Christensen (NP), 1:51; 145 – Jeremy Frame (VM) won by fall over Trevor Bishop (NP), 1:15; 152 – Joseph Cory (NP) won by fall over Colton Golwitzer (VM), 0:53; 160 – Dalton Hutchison (NP) won by forfeit; 170 – William Bayse (NP) won by forfeit; 182 – Jake Cory (NP) won by forfeit; 195 – Double forfeit; 220 – Spencer Benton (VM) won by decision over Ben Bruggeman (NP), 7-0; 285 – Cole Ridgely (VM) won by fall over Jamaal Hansen (NP), 2:10; 106 – Noah Fields (NP) won by major decision over Bailey Tuma (VM), 11-2; 113 – Chase Erickson (NP) won by fall over Joe Septer (VM), 5:56.

North Polk 42, Nodaway Valley 42

106 – Erickson (NP) won by forfeit; 113 – Neil Murphy (NP) won by forfeit; 120 – Smith (NP) won by fall over Shane Breheny (NV), 0:37; 126 – Ben Freese (NV) won by won by fall over England (NP), 0:50; 132 – J.D. Lyman (NV) won by fall over Sharp (NP), 1:20; 138 – Dylan Corneilson (V) won by fall over Cody Meiners (NP), 1:45; 145 – Jayden Erlandson (NV) won by fall over Christensen (NP), 1:30; 152 – Billy Bakerink (NV) won by fall over Bishop (NP), 2:45; 160 – Graham Hoshaw (NP) won by fall over Josh Allsup (NV), 2:30; 170 – Brennan Wieland (NV) won by fall over Luke Jacobs (NP), 1:20; 182 – Casey Ladd (NV) won by fall over Hutchison (NP), 1:45; 195 – Justin Rolf (PN) won by forfeit; 220 – Bruggeman (NP) won by forfeit; 285 – Hansen (NP) won by forfeit.

Saydel 57, North Polk 16

113 – Justin Roepsch (S) won by major decision over Smith (NP), 8-0; 120 – Cory Harden (S) won by forfeit; 126 – Oscar Ruiz (S) won by major decision over England (NP), 11-2; 132 – Austin Moen (S) won by fall over Sharp (NP), 1:16; 138 – Grant Sherman (S) won by fall over Meiners (NP), 0:44; 145 – Brody Harrison (S) won by fall over Christensen (NP), 0:37; 152 – Cory Denning (S) won by fall over Bishop (NP), 3:26; 160 – Dylan Coffin (S) won by major decision over Landon Schuessler (NP), 12-2; 170 – Jacobs (NP) won by fall over Dylan Mercer (S), 5:22; 182 – Jake Sherman (S) won by fall over Cory (NP), 1:23; 195 – Rolf (NP) won by major decision over Jesse Hunter (S), 12-3; 220 – Tyler Stocker (S) won by fall over Bruggeman (NP), 2:58; 285 – T.J. Krehbiel (NP) won by fall over Jace Langholz (S), 0:54; 106 – Devon VanHouten (S) won by decision over Erickson (NP), 3-1.