WAUKEE - The Fort Dodge wrestling team found tough sledding on the road Thursday night, falling to both Waukee and Johnston in a triangular meet.
Despite finishing deadlocked with the Warriors at 30-30, the Dodgers (1-2 overall) lost the tie-breaker on the eighth criteria of first points scored. FDSH then suffered a 36-33 setback to the Dragons.
"We weren't prepared to wrestle at all and made a lot of mistakes, which was pretty disappointing from last week (Fort Dodge opened its season with a 55-21 dual victory over Urbandale)," said Dodger head coach Bobby Thompson. "We were expecting to get two solid (wins last evening), but our technique was not very sound at all. We have to get a lot tougher because our schedule gets rough from here on out."
Jonah Egli (138), Matt Osborne (145), fifth-ranked (Class 3A) Duke Egli (170), Sam Cook (182), No. 10 Riley Prescott (195) and Kyle Johnson (285) all earned two victories for the Dodgers, while Kole Kampen (152) and Cole Detmering (113) each posted one win.
Johnson contributed a pair of pins. Duke Egli, Jonah Egli, Kampen and Osborne recorded one fall apiece.
"Kyle Johnson really stepped up for us, but most of our other veterans had to just hang on (for wins)," Thompson said. "You have to go for the kill when dominating, and our guys didn't have any sense of urgency.
WAUKEE 30, FORT DODGE 30
106 - Jakob Allison, W, dec. Erik Birnbaum, 7-2; 113 - Storm Eastvold, W, pinned Cole Detmering, 3:45; 120 - Christian Hofbauer, W, dec. Kole Evans, 7-4; 126 - Grant Brown, W, dec. Cameron Hicks, 14-8; 132 - Chris Grow, W, pinned Cory Alexander, 2:46; 138 - Jonah Egli, FD, dec. Troy Gatziopis, 4-2; 145 - Matt Osborne, FD, dec. Ryan Sullivan, 6-4; 152 - Kole Kampen, FD, pinned Jessen Hansen, 1:49; 160 - Shane Spyksma, W, dec. Willie Moretz, 14-13; 170 - Duke Egli, FD, pinned Zach Lohner, 1:47; 182 - Sam Cook, FD, dec. Steven Jacobsen, 5-3; 195 - Riley Prescott, FD, dec. Nathan Jacobsen, 9-6; 220 - Kyle Johnson, FD, pinned Tyler Pfaltzgraffs, 1:12; 285 - Nick Tweeten, W, pinned Austin Porter, 1:10.
JOHNSTON 36, FORT DODGE 33
106 - Henry Pohlmeyer, J, pinned Birnbaum, :11; 113 - Detmering, FD, tech. fall Shane Vaughan, 15-0; 120 - Travis Kain, J, dec. Evans, 12-5; 126 - Daven Ngo, J, pinned Hicks, 5:58; 132 - Alec McComb, J, dec. Alexander, 5-1; 138 - J. Egli, FD, pinned Johnny Walsh, 3:43; 145 - Osborne, FD, pinned Anthony Piagentini; 152 - Zach Robbins, J, pinned Kole Kampen, 2:39; 160 - Sam Shade, J, pinned Moretz, 2:53; 170 - D. Egli, FD, major dec. Logan Walkup, 11-2; 182 - Cook, FD, dec. Dakota Jackson, 12-5; 195 - Prescott, FD, dec. Jon Dolan, 7-1; 220 - Johnson, FD, pinned Brad Nielsen, 1:13; 285 - Connor Jacobson, W, pinned Porter, :38.
"It wasn't a good night for Dodger wrestling."
Next action for Fort Dodge is Saturday at the Emmetsburg Invitational. Start time is set for noon.