Warriors finish 3rd at home invite, Ridge View 2nd

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

ALTA - The Alta-Aurelia wrestling team hosted tournament action Saturday, finishing third overall with a score of 150.4. Manson Northwest Webster won the meet with a team total of 247, and Ridge View took runner up honors at 183. Cherokee was fourth at 135 and Akron-Westfield with at 130.

The Warriors were led by 120-pounder Jorge McDonald and 170-pounder Jackson Rosenthal as they both finished 2-0. McDonald pinned Ridge View's Dylan Richards in 26 seconds, and won a major decision over Manson's Harley Janssen, 15-4. Rosenthal pinned Manson's Alex Riecks in 2:47 and won by tech fall over Cherokee's Mason Meitzenheimer, 20-5.

Finishing 2-1 was Dylan Ohlson at 152, Manny Murillo at 160, Joe Rodriguez at 195, and Garrett Van Houten at 220. Junior Molina was 2-2 at 145.

Colten Larson was 0-2 at 106, Cody Cameron 1-1 at 132, Ben Stange 0-2 at 138, Jacob Husman 0-1 at 145, Jeremiah Ruby was 0-2 at 160, Christian Jarvis 0-2 at 182 and Neal Felton 0-3 at heavyweight.

For the year, Van Houten leads the team with a 16-4 record. McDonald has gone 4-1 in limited action. Cameron is 11-7, Ohlson 10-4, Larson 9-8, Murillo is 7-10 and Rosenthal 5-3.

The Raptors placed third or better at 10 weight classes on their way to a second place finish Saturday.

"The coaches were extremely happy with the effort as many of our young kids have been asked to step in an fill in for some of our starters who are banged up or battling sickness right now," said Ridge View head coach Scott Phelps. "The experience these kids are getting is very valuable and will help down the road. Hopefully we can get some of our wounded guys back soon, but if not, our young guys are doing a good job."

The Raptors were led by 4th-ranked Michael Davidson at 220-pounds as he claimed first overall with first round pins of A-W's Trevor Hansen (1:25) and Manson's Bryce Birkey (0:26), before topping A-A's Van Houten in 3:17.

Nathan Myrice went 1-1 to take second at 285, and Henry Sippel picked up a pair of pins at 195, before falling to Akron-Westfield's 8th-ranked Chet Willer in 0:55 to finish second.

Taking third, Jason Kenny fell to 10th-ranked Andrew Dirks 13-1, before picking up two first round pins. Dru Kenny was also third with two first round pins and a fall to Manson's Lucas Dolder, 14-8.

Third place also went to Tylar Hansen at 145 as he finished 3-1 on the day, Peyton Boyle at 126 as he went 1-1, Dillon Kunneke at 182 as he went 1-1, Kelby Wunschel at 106 as he went 1-1 and Zach Kenny at 113 as he went 0-1.

Taking fourth for the Raptors were Dylan Richards at 120 (0-2), Tristin Stibbens at 132 (2-2) and Tyler Pickhinke at 170 (0-2). Joe Kenny was fifth at 152 (1-2).

The Raptors were also in dual action Monday, topping Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto, 45-33.

Wunschel fell 10-3 at 106, Zach Kenny lost by fall in 0:47 at 113, Boyle won 6-2 at 126, Stibbens and Jason Kenny won by forfeit at 132 and 138, Hansen lost by fall in 1:46 at 152, Dru Kenny won y fall in 0:58 at 160, Pickhinke won by fall in 5:00 at 170, Kyle Schiernbeck lost by fall in 1:37 at 182, Sippel won by fall in 1:21 at 195, Davidson won via forfeit at 220 and Myrice won by fall in 2:39 at 285.

The Raptors (9-3) return home Thursday night to take on Cherokee and Marucs-Meridan-Cleghorn.

Alta-Aurelia is off until the conference tournament Saturday in Laurens.

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