Trio of Cougars medal
DES MOINES – A trio of Manson Northwest Webster Cougars found their way to the medal stand on Saturday.
Second-ranked senior Enrique Maravilla (285) was fourth, classmate Koby Hanson (132) placed sixth, and sophomore Daltin Roest (113) took sixth.
“This is what I’ve worked for, and it felt great,” Hanson said. “Wish I would have finished harder, but I’m happy with the outcome. My hard work finally payed off.
“I’m super proud of Daltin and Ernique. Enrique came in and stood out as expected, and nobody predicted Daltin to even be at the state tournament. He came in and shocked the world.”
Maravilla (38-4), who lost in the semifinals, had both of his matches on Saturday go to the ultimate tie-breaker.
He lost the third-place match to sixth-ranked Cameron Beminio (29-3) of Belmond-Klemme (UTB 3-2). In the consolation semifinals, Maravilla defeated seventh-ranked Darlyn Marquez (38-5) of West Sioux (UTB 3-2).
Hanson (23-7) finished the tournament 3-2. He lost to Martensdale-St. Mary’s third-ranked Josh Tibbits, 12-0, in the fifth-place match. Hanson also lost by fall to No. 5 Samuel Loyd (43-6) of New London in the consolation semifinals.
Roest (40-11) dropped a 3-0 decision to North Linn’s third-rated Heath Moyer (3-0), and lost by fall to second-ranked Cole Cassady of Martensdale-St. Mary’s in the consolation semifinals.
Seventh-ranked junior Spencer Griffin (138) finished fourth at 138 pounds.
Griffin lost a 9-4 decision to fourth-ranked Zac Willey (49-5) of Interstate-35 in the third-place match.
In the consolation semifinals, he earned a 6-4 win over ninth-ranked Michael Egan (43-6) of MFL MarMac.