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Cougars 2nd, Gaels 5th at MNW

December 8, 2013
By CHRIS JOHNSON - Assistant Sports Editor ( , Messenger News

MANSON - A new champion was crowned at the Doug Wood Invitational on Saturday, as Ogden edged Manson Northwest Webster by four points to claim the team title.

Ogden had four champions, while three Cougars won in their finals matches. St. Edmond (141) finished fifth with two champs.

West Bend-Mallard (120) was eighth and East Sac County (10) was 10th.

St. Edmond's Ryan Szalat (113) and Vinnie Harvey (220) defended titles for the Gaels. Nick Hindt (195) placed second.

"We need to close out matches and wrestle hard for six minutes,'' said SEHS head coach Tanner Utley. "We had some experienced guys get wins and some young wrestlers gain more confidence.''

Szalat earned a fall in his first match and defeated Chase Bulten of Manson Northwest Webster 9-5 in the finals.

Fact Box


Team Standings

1. Ogden 198; 2. Manson Northwest Webster 194; 3. Alta-Aurelia 165; 4. Ridge View 163; 5. St. Edmond 141; 6. OA-BCIG 141; 7. South Hamilton 120; 8. West Bend-Mallard 120; 9. Clarinda 16; 10. East Sac County 10.

106 pounds

Championship: Benton Phillips, OA-BCIG dec. Tyler Ehrp, Ridge View, 7-0; Third place: Chris Langner, AA pinned Andrew Lenane, St. Edmond, 2:59.

113 pounds

Championship: Ryan Szalat, SE dec. Chase Bulten, Manson NW, 9-5; Third place: Skylar Solko, A-A, dec. Flynn Austin, Ogden, 6-4.

120 pounds

Championship: Shawn Heaning, Ogden, dec. Jake Wulf, OA-BCIG, 4-0; Third place: Colten Larson, AA, OT-dec. Collin Bulten, MNW, 10-8.

126 pounds

Championship: Kyler Kiner, Ogden dec. John Tuttle, AA, 11-5; Third place: Eric Wedemeyer, MNW pinned Charlie Reiter, SH, 3:50.

132 pounds

Championship: JD Rader, South Hamilton major dec. Kolby Munson, Ogden, 12-4; Third place: Connor Allison, SE pinned Harmon Atwood, WB-M, 4:41.

138 pounds

Championship: Austin McCloud, Ogden pinned Dane Treiber, OA-BCIG, :40; Third place: Luke Peters, SH pinned Travis Fehr, WB-M, 1:38.

145 pounds

Championship: Payton Rice, MNW pinned Jason Kenny, Ridge View, :36; Third place: Austin Roys, SH pinned Nigro Aaron, Ogden, 4:27.

152 pounds

Championship: Skyler Michalski, MNW pinned Junior Molina, :28; Third place: Kent Krager, OA-BCIG, pinned Ryan Cougill, Ridge View, 1:44.

160 pounds

Championship: Austin Lentz, Ogden, Aplington-Parkersburg, major dec. Luke Kliegl, Ridge View, 9-1; Third place: Max Reiter, South Hamilton, pinned John Calmer, MNW, 2:48.

170 pounds

Championship: Manuel Murillo, AA, dec. Henry Haglund, Ogden, 5-2; Third place: Matt Wandrey, Ridge View pinned Adam Grote, OA-BCIG, 3:21.

182 pounds

Championship: Cash Wilcke, tech fall Nathan Krueger, MNW, 5:54; Third place: Nick Ross, Ogden, pinned Kyle Schiernbeck, Ridge View, 4:00.

195 pounds

Championship: Henry Sippel, Ridge View pinned Nick Hindt, St. Edmond, 2:50; Third place: Colton Wickman, WB-M dec. Geyna Hansen, Ogden, 8-4.

220 pounds

Championship: Vinnie Harvey, St. Edmond, pinned James Walter, AA, 1:59; Third place: Evan Else, Ridge View pinned Tanner Peterson, MNW, 26.

285 pounds

Championship: Tim Butcher, MNW, pinned Josh Lutter, South Hamilton, 3:19; Third place: Neal Felton, AA, pinned Caelan Burbank, St. Edmond, 1:54.

"Ryan is a hard-nosed kid,'' Utley said. "He's gaining confidence and riding a wave of momentum.''

Harvey won all three of his matches by falls under two minutes. He spent five minutes and 39 seconds on the mat in all three matches.

"Vinnie has been focused for a long time,'' Utley said. "He knows what he wants and has still worked hard for it.

"We're trying to get him points on the mat and not just pins, so he can get his wind up.''

Hindt lost his championship match to Henry Sippel of Ridge View by fall in 2:50.

"Nick was a nice surprise,'' Utley said. "He got aggressive and it worked in his favor.''

Connor Allison (132) finished third, while Andrew Lenane (106) and Caelan Burbank (285) were fourth.

"Connor wrestled tough,'' Utley said. "He lost to a tough kid and he's learning on the go at 132 and heading in the right direction.''

For the Cougars, Payton Rice (145), Skyler Michalski (152) and Tim Butcher (285) all won championships with Rice and Butcher repeating.

Rice, cruised through the field earning three falls, two under a minute. He spent 2:07 on the mat on the day.

Michalski was on the mat for 3:09 seconds, earning three falls, two under a minute. Butcher also earned three falls on his way to the title.

Finishing as runner-ups for the Cugars was Chase Bulten (113), and Nathan Krueger (182). Eric Wedemery (126) was third.

West Bend-Mallard's Colton WIckman was third at 195 pounds, while Harmon Atwood (132) and Travis Fehr (138) were fourth.

St. Edmond is back in action on Thursday when they host a triangular on Thursday when they host Iowa Falls-Alden and Webster City. Action begins at 6 p.m.



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