PREP WRESTLING - SL headlocks Alta, falls to AGH

Thursday, January 31, 2002

LAKE VIEW - Six wrestlers won by pin to help power Storm Lake to a 49-28 victory over Alta in a double dual meet on Tuesday night at Wall Lake View-Auburn.

Nick Wiley started off the dual with a win by pin in 46 seconds over Alta's Jeff Metl. After Alta's Corey Diischer pinned Brian Maxson in 1 minute, 43 seconds at 119 pounds, Storm Lake's Dylan Wagener posted a 14-8 win by decision over Tyler Millard.

Pete Harder then pinned Alta's Nathan Nickolisen in 3:28 at 135 before George Romualdo pinned Alta's Ben Holmes in 3:59 at 140.

Storm Lake's Justin Koeppe won by major decision 22-10 over Ryan Jellings at 145 before David Hilliard won by pin in 1:11 at 152 pounds for the Tornadoes.

Alta's Joey Ciechanowski won by major decision over Alex Wadsley 11-2 at 160, but Storm Lake's Jared Ponsor came back with a win by pin over Ryan Nehring in 55 seconds at 171 pounds.

Alta's Blake Huseman and Kevin Marshall both won by forfeit before Storm Lake's Jake Droessler won by pin over Matt Page in 2:30 at 275 pounds. Alta's Kyle Edwards pinned Tyler Nichols at 103 pounds before Storm Lake's Marc Wiley won by pin over Jacob Rehnstrom in 3:51 at 112.

"This was a great meet for us," Storm Lake coach Ty Seaman said. "The kids really stepped up a notch and wrestled hard. We were more aggressive and physical and that was the difference. We stayed in the match and stayed focused, and we need to do that every time."

Storm Lake dropped the second dual match to AGH by the score of 42-39. Tyler Nichols won by pin in 1:58 at 103 pounds, as did George Romualdo in 3:55 at 145 pounds. Wiley was a winner by decision 3-0 at 112 pounds.

Wiley won by forfeit at 119, as did Harder at 135, Koeppe at 140 and Ponsor at 171.

Eric Conover, Andy Todd, Scott Radke and Brian Borchers all won by pin for AGH. Conover won in 5:42 over Maxson at 125, Todd in 2:49 over Austin Brown at 152, Radke in 5:40 over Wadsley at 160, and Borchers in 56 seconds over Droessler at 275.

Matt Gustafson, Jamey Finch and Kelly Kannegieter all won by forfeit for AGH.

"We only wrestled seven matches in the meet and AGH was able to move their kids around to get the best matchups," Seaman said. "They outwrestled us in four of the seven matches, and that was the difference. You have to give them credit. They did what they had to do to beat us. You can't give up four pins in seven matches and expect to come out on top."

Borchers won by pin and eight other wrestlers all won by forfeit as AGH pinned Wall Lake View-Auburn 54-12.

Borchers won by pin in 26 seconds at 275 pounds. Jon Seaton, Conover, Gustafson, Zach Regennitter, Todd, Radke, Matt Harris and Finch all won by forfeit for AGH.

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