Bombers go 4-1 at Al Garrison Duals: Ballard wins RRC dual at Carlisle

Joe Randleman
Tri-County Times
Mason Askelsen

WAUKEE - The Ballard wrestling team went 4-1 at the Al Garrison Duals Saturday, picking up victories over Harlan, Ottumwa, Dallas Center-Grimes and Sioux City North.

Ballard topped Harlan by a 48-33 score. 

Luke Hartsook (120 pounds), Lane Kahler (126), Gage Long (138), Wyatt Borg (145), Blake Fleischmann (152) and Mason Askelsen (195) all won by fall against Harlan. Hartsook downed Sam Schmitz in one minute, 26 seconds, Kahler ousted Tytan Frolich in 1:16, Long whipped Ben Alberti in 1:23, Borg toppled Dalton McKinley in 1:09, Fleischmann stuck Bret Van Baale in 3:13 and Askelsen pinned Kade Brouillard in 3:03.

Gabe Christensen (160) added a win by forfeit against the Cyclones.

The Bombers earned a 58-24 victory over Ottumwa.

Borg pinned Ottumwa’s Mikey Cain in 1:15, Long defeated Adrian Gutierrez in 1:24, Christensen downed Aidan Lord in 2:22, Askelsen whipped Brandon McKeag in 35 seconds and Kahler pinned Emma Strayer. Jeremiah Wilkinson scored a fall over Ottumwa’s Eli Stater in 56 seconds at 182, Jack Chism stuck the Bulldogs’ Jay Guerra in 1:52 at 220, Brady Ehresman pinned John Hardin in 4:48 at 285 and Landon Broer downed Jasmine Luedtke in 4:51 at 106.

Reese Broer added a victory by major decision, 16-4, over Ottumwa’s Daltin Doud at 145.

Ballard defeated DC-G by a 43-30 margin.

Christensen pinned Tyler Adams in 1:14 at 170, Wilkinson stuck Cuin Cullen in 1:39, Ehresman downed Aidan Walsh in 3:55, Landon Broer defeated Will Weydert in 1:28 and Borg ousted the Mustangs’ Ben Brushaber in 1:07. Chism pulled off a 9-1 major decision over Ty Nash.

Long, Askelsen and Reese Broer all won by decision against DC-G. Long topped Riley Kovaleski by a 6-3 score, Askelsen pulled off an 8-2 win over Drew Clausen and Reese edged the Mustangs’ Kieran Shawhan, 4-2.

The Bombers crushed Sioux City North by a 71-9 margin.

Kahler pinned North’s Noah Caldwell in 1:02, Reese Broer downed Logan Williams in 1:39, Long trounced Chance Cruiz in 1:20, Borg took care of Cameron Sorensen in 2:27 at 152, Fleischmann toppled Desmond Grace in 3:09 at 160 and Wilkinson stuck Cole Bertrand in 41 seconds. Hartsook added a fall over Caleb Kruz in 32 seconds and Christensen won by a 17-2 technical fall over Riese Davis at 170.

Askelsen, Chism and Landon Broer each received a forfeit against Sioux City North. 

Ballard’s one loss at the meet came at the hands of a Waukee team ranked third in Class 3A. The Bombers suffered a  71-3 loss to the Warriors.

The lone Ballard victory was a 7-6 victory by Askelsen over Waukee’s Tanner Spyksma. Spyksma is ranked seventh in 3A at 195.

Ballard concluded the tournament with an 8-4 overall dual record.

CARLISLE - Ballard turned in an impressive performance against Carlisle Dec. 17, scoring eight pins in a 62-18 dual met victory over the Wildcats.

Luke Hartsook (120 pounds), Reese Broer (132), Gage Long (138), Wyatt Borg (145), Gabe Christensen (160), Jeremiah Wilkinson (170), Jack Chism (220) and Brady Ehresman (285) all won by fall for Ballard. 

Hartsook defeated Brady Birkenholtz in 2:47, Broer topped Devonte Link in 2:21, Long downed Zachary Streeter in 5:06 and Borg ousted Jes Krcil in 1:33. Christensen whipped Adyn Wycoff in 36 seconds, Wilkinson trounced Nolan Pagel in 39 seconds, Chism stuck Cale Lee in 3:00 and Ehresman pinned Cody Lierow in 35 seconds.

Landon Broer won by technical fall over Carlisle’s Kennedi Keesey, 17-2, at 113.

The most impressive victory of the night was by Mason Askelsen. Askelsen defeated Gabe Hemsted - ranked third at 195 in Class 3A - by a 10-5 decision at 195.

Lane Kahler picked up a forfeit for Ballard at 126.

Ballard 62, Carlisle 18

106 pounds - Jake Uhlman (C) won by forfeit. 113 - Landon Broer (B) won by technical fall over Kennedi Keesey (C), 17-2. 120 - Luke Hartsook (B) won by fall over Brady Birkenholtz (C), 2:47. 126 - Lane Kahler (B) won by forfeit. 132 - Reese Broer (B) won by fall over Devonte Link (C), 2:21. 138 - Gage Long (B) won by fall over Zachery Streeter (C), 5:06. 145 - Wyatt Borg (B) won by fall over Jes Krcil (C), 1:33. 152 - Hayden Lucas (C) won by fall over Blake Fleischmann (B), 0:40. 160 - Gabe Christensen (B) won by fall over Adyn Wyckoff (C), 0:36. 170 - Jeremiah Wilkinson (B) won by fall over Nolan Pagel (C), 0:39. 182 - Zach Truitt (C) won by fall over Gunnar Peterson (B), 0:33. 195 - Mason Askelsen (B) won by decision over Gabe Hemsted (C), 10-5. 220 - Jack Chism (B) won by fall over Cale Lee (C ), 3:00. 285 - Brady Ehresman (B) won by fall over Cody Lierow (C), 0:35.