WRESTLING PREVIEW: Dodgers head to Mason City
THE ACTION: Fourth-ranked (Class 3A) Fort Dodge heads to Mason City to meet the Mohawks. Junior varsity matches begin at 6:30 p.m. with varsity set to start at 7:30 p.m.
PROBABLE DODGER LINEUP: 106 – Max Bishop, fr., (18-10); 113 – Lane Cowell, jr., (22-6); 120 – Drake Ayala, jr., (31-0); 126 – Carson Taylor, sr., (27-2); 132 – Brooks Cowell, sr., (21-6); 138 – Dreyzon Phillips, jr., (26-6); 145– Brandon Mills, sr., (20-9); 152 – Kody Cook, jr., (13-10); 160 – Savion Wheat, sr., (13-15); 170 – Dylan Zimmermann, jr., (9-11); 182 – Austin Lee, sr., (16-14); 195 – Kaden Lynch, soph., (2-6); 220 – Reco Jolly, jr., (6-5); 285 – Colton Munter, sr., (11-19).
LAST TIME OUT: Drake Ayala, Carson Taylor and Dreyzon Phillips all claimed titles this past Saturday at the Rick Caldwell Invitational as the Dodgers finished second overall behind host Waverly-Shell Rock. Lane Cowell, Brandon Mills and Kody Cook each placed second.
RANKED DODGERS: Nine Fort Dodge wrestlers are currently ranked led by No. 1 and defending state champion Drake Ayala. Lane Cowell (seventh), Carson Taylor (second), Brooks Cowell (seventh), Dreyzon Phillips (third), Brandon Mills (seventh), Kody Cook (eighth), Austin Lee (10th) and Levi Egli (second) are also in the Top-10 of their respective weight classes. Egli is currently out with an injury.
ABOUT THE MOHAWKS: Jace Rhodes is rated fifth at 113 pounds, Cullan Schriever is first at 126, Connor Wiemann 10th at 132 and Colby Schriever third at 145. Cullan Schriever, a two-time state champion, is sidelined with an injury.