Cowboy wrestlers win pair of opening dual meets

Tyler Stein tries to turn his opponent over in this match at Independence. The sophomore placed fifth, getting two falls to help him to that placing. Photo by Marcie Brodersen

The Clarion-Goldfield-Dows wrestling team opened their season last Thursday by facing both the home Webster City team and Iowa Falls-Alden. They easily defeated the Cadets 64-3, but had a much tougher time with the Lynx before pulling out a 39-34 win.

Versus the Cadets, falls were recorded by Tyler Stein (113), Bryce Allen (126), Connor Johnson (132), Sam Wigans (160), Mason Carpenter (182), Colby Lienemann (195) and Spencer Trenary (285). The quickest of those was Stein, who hardly broke a sweat in scoring a 16 second fall. Both Reed Abbas (138) and Kamren Jergenson (152) scored major decisions, with Tanner Abbas (145) getting a technical fall 18-3.

Versus the Lynx, pins went to Johnson and Wigans while Reed Abbas enjoyed a 22-9 major decision and Stein a 22-7 technical fall win.

“Webster City was ranked, but we did well enough moving guys around to get the win,” stated head coach Dan Gabrielson. “After we lost a match, the Lynx got some momentum. The guys refocused, and Fregoso’s win (3-2 decision) sealed it. We will have an extremely tough tournament on Saturday (Independence), so this gets us prepared. The Lynx are probably the toughest team in the conference, so this puts us a leg up. We’d like to keep our streak going (six of last seven years) for the conference duals title.”

 

For the meet results, see the December 7 edition of the Monitor.