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Warriors finish 5th at Twin Lakes Conference meet, Sioux Central/Laurens-Marathon 6th

Thursday, January 17, 2013

LAURENS - Sioux Central/Laurens-Marathon hosted the Twin Lakes Conference wrestling meet in Laurens Saturday, and the Charging Rebels finished sixth on the day as they had one runner-up, two fourth place finishers, and three fifth and sixth place finishers on their way to a team score of 79.

Alta-Aurelia had one first, one second, three fourths, one fifth and three sixths on their way to a fifth place showing at 105.

With four top finishers and three runners-up, South Central Calhoun won the meet with a score of 228. Manson Northwest Webster was second at 214, Prairie Valley third at 189, Pocahontas Area fourth at 169, Graettinger-Terril/Ruthven-Ayrshire seventh at 79, Southeast Webster eighth at 57, East Sac ninth at 42 and West Bend Mallard 10th at 14.

Cameron Graff led the Charging Rebels as he finished second at 195 pounds. Graff opened with a first round pin of G-T/R-A's Kyle Long and picked up another pin over South Central Calhoun's Nolan Machovec in 3:36. He would fall in the finals to PV's 7th-ranked Matt Streit, 16-5. Graff improves to 27-6 on the season.

Riley DaSilva was fourth at 126, finishing 2-2 as he fell to SCC's 7th-ranked Chase Goodman in the quarters. He bounced back with a 19-4 tech fall in the consolation bracket before falling to GT/RA's Austin Thompson by fall. Matt Koenig was fourth at 182, dropping two straight. Caleb Smith was fifth at 138, going 2-2 and securing a first round fall in his final match, and Tyler Stockwell went 1-2 at 285 to take fifth. Kayle Heideman was fifth at 120 as he went 2-2. Jake Simpson was sixth at 160, finishing 1-3 on the day. Ashton Anderson was also sixth at 170, falling in three straight, as did John Matheson at 113 pounds.

Alta-Aurelia was led by Garrett Van Houten's first place finish at 220 as he won by fall over PV's Grant Bockoven in 51 seconds. In the finals, he picked up a 9-7 win over Jeremy Watson of Pocahontas Area, moving Van Houten to 23-6 on the year.

Jorge McDonald took second place at 120 pounds, steamrolling to pins in 12 and 49 seconds in the first two rounds. He lost a 10-9 decision to Manson's Harley Janssen in the final.

Cody Cameron took fourth at 132 pounds, winning an 8-2 decision in the opener, before falling 16-0 to Logan Peed (27-2). Cameron then went 1-1 in the consolation round to take fourth and move to 17-13 on the season. Dylan Ohlson also took fourth as he fell by pin late in the third in his opener, picked first round pins over East Sac's Andrew Murly and PV's Wyatt Hanna, before falling to GT/RA's Tyler Hoffman by fall a second time to end his afternoon. Manny Murillo was fourth at 160 pounds, finishing 2-2 and losing the third round match to SE Webster's Danny Eslick by fall in 1:49.

Colton Larson took fifth for the Warriors at 106, finishing 0-2 on the day. Jeremiah Ruby took sixth at 152, going 1-3 on the day. Joe Rodriguez was sixth at 195, finishing 1-3. Neal Felton was also sixth at heavyweight, going 1-3.

The Warriors will be at home tonight to take on Pocahontas Area and Ridge View. On Thursday, they meet the Charging Rebels again in Sioux Rapids with Manson NWW in attendance.

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