Cowboy wrestlers open season with two dual wins

Logan Nelson (160) is shown in a quarterfinal match with Rasmussen of Ballard. Nelson pinned him, then scored another fall to move into the finals. He was defeated by fall, settling for second place on the day.

Defeat NCC rival Iowa Falls-Alden

  The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team opened their season in the usual way, winning both ends of a double dual with Iowa Falls-Alden and Central Springs.

  They defeated the Cadets 49-26, with pins by Lucas Lienemann (120), Brady Brott (145), Logan Nelson (152) and Ryan Anderson (182). Elliott Ahrens (195) scored an 11-3 major decision, with Mitch Gambrill (285) taking a 9-4 win over his man. Three other Cowboys won by forfeit.

  The red and black defeated the Panthers 45-27, with falls recorded by Taylor Lehman (138), Brott, Nelson and Gambrill. Nelson had the fastest fall in just 1:56. Joel Haberman (132) won a 2-0 decision, Jordan Lee a 6-3 victory and Anderson a 2-1 squeeker. Two others won by forfeit.

  The team will take on both Humboldt and Algona this Thursday in Humboldt, then participate in the Aplington-Parkersburg Tournament on Saturday.

Read the full article in the Dec. 12 edition of the WCM.