Rams split in double dual in Carroll
By SUE RIEDER
Once their season started, the Ram wrestling team didn’t waste time waiting to compete. This past week, they wrestled five dual matches in a three day period. Although several wrestlers had an excellent week, the team only won two of the five dual meets primarily because they usually have at least three open weights, and give up 18-24 points in forfeits. Two wrestlers finished the week 7-0, and four others lost only one of six matches.
Greene County beat Carroll 41-24 and lost to Winterset 48-29 in a double dual held in Carroll on December 5. Winterset entered the meet with wrestlers at 14 weight classes and had two wrestlers that were ranked in the top ten in the state in the Predicament Magazine’s preseason Iowa high school rankings. Britton Gibson was ranked seventh at 106 pounds, and Mason Miller was ranked second at 126 pounds. The following results summarize the scoring in the dual with Winterset.
106- Greene County forfeited to Jace Steenhoek
113- Greene County forfeited to Britton Gibson
120- Jacob Challen WB 11-3 major decision over Ty Turner
126- Dylan Forkner WB injury default over Mason Miller
132- Jordan Cjallen WB 12-0 major decision over Jacob Jenkins
138- Abe Yoder won WB Fall in 1:59 over Blake McCauley
145- Tommy Bradshaw WB decision 8-1 over Mitchell Holcomb
152- Jeremy Scheuermann WB Fall in 5:53 over Caleb Grose.
160- Isaiah Yoder LBFall in 1:23 to Brandon Ryerson.
170- Hunter Ruth LBFall in 3:19 to Will Elderkin
182- Tray Binkley LBFall in 2:35 to Wyatt Miller
195- Greene County forfeited to Charles Woodcock
220- George Zito LBFall in 1:13 to nick Tank
285- Rene Guzman LBFall in 1:41 to C.J. Baker
Carroll did not have entries at 106 pounds or 195 pounds, so the Rams could readjust the line-up and only had to forfeit one match. One of the best matches of the evening was Jordan Challen’s pin of Justin Kaltved at 132 pounds. Kaltved placed fourth in last year’s state tournament at 120 pounds in Class 3A. Following is a summary of Greene County’s dual with Carroll.
106- Neither school had a wrestler.
113- Greene County forfeited to Ian Dreesen.
120- Jacob Challen WBFall in 37 seconds over Andy McDaniel.
126- Dylan Forkner WBFall in 1:55 over Cooper Behrens.
132- Jordan Challen WBFall in overtime (6:53) over Justin Kaltved.
138- Abe Yoder WB 11-3 major decision over Sam Kastle.
145- Tommy Bradshaw WB technical fall (15 point margin) in 2:23 over Reid Stracke.
152- Jeremy Scheuermann WB 4-2 decision over Israel Dirkx.
160- Isaiah Yoder LBFallin 1:36 to Elijah Dirkx.
170- Hunter Ruth LBFall in 3:58 to Jacob Maasen.
182- Tray Binkley WBFall in 2:25 over Dylan Bradley.
195- Neither team had a wrestler.
220- George Zito LBF in 1:57 to Sterling Schaefer
285- Rene Guzman WB technicl fall in 2:34 over Zach Beyerink.
Logan Scheuermann and Mark Kendall wrestled junior varsity matches at Carroll. Scheuermann won both of his matches, and Kendall lost the only match that he had. Scores of the junior varsity matches were not posted.
“Our more experienced kids kept putting pressure on their opponents as we knew we needed as many bonus points as we could get,” said coach Mark Sawhill. “I was pleased with the effort of the entire team.”