Just out of reach
Okoboji/HMS wrestlers lose two duals by 5 points
December 23, 2021
Wrestling fans who like dual winners to be determined in the final matches were in luck on Dec. 16 at Rock Rapids, as three Siouxland Conference contests involving Okoboji/HMS, West Lyon and Central Lyon/GLR were decided by a total of six points.
It started with the opener, as West Lyon and Okoboji/HMS battled back and forth until the Wildcats were able to prevail, 39-35.
To go one better, the Pioneers and Central Lyon/GLR ended their dual tied at 37-37. The outcome was determined by Criteria E, with the Lions receiving one point for having accumulated the greater total number of falls, defaults, forfeits and disqualifications.
The nightcap featuring the Lyon County teams ended with West Lyon escaping with a 37-36 victory.
James Gellerman from H-M-S won both of his matches while Nick Bronstad finished 1-1. Bryce Dodge and Jack Mastbergen each won a JV match.
The Pioneers (2-4, 0-3) are off for the holiday break. They will return to action on Jan. 4 for a quad hosted by South Central Calhoun at Rockwell City.
DUALS AT ROCK RAPIDS
(West Lyon, Central Lyon/G-LR)
106: Forfeit; forfeit.
113: Tyce Hanson won by forfeit; lost decision to Levi Kramer, 4-2.
120: Mike Gonnerman won by forfeit; Dylan Jones won by fall over Josh Jager, 4:51.
126: Dylan Jones lost decision to Gage Blauwet, 8-6; Brennan Baschke won decision over Regan Hasche, 9-7.
132: Alex Rouse lost by fall to Zach Severson, 2:41; lost by fall to Lane Kruger, 2:25.
138: Ryan Pyle lost decision to Ben Bahnson, 10-6; won by fall over Cam Borman, 4:49.
145: Forfeit; forfeit.
152: Noah Strantz won by fall over Jackson Vermeer, 0:48; won major decision over Landen Weiler, 10-1.
160: Nathaniel Franklyn won by forfeit; lost by fall to Spencer Sprock, 1:42.
170: Jesse Bockman lost by fall to Jackson Taylor, 1:58; won by fall over Graham Eben, 0:39.
182: James Gellerman won by forfeit; won by fall over Gable Van Beek, 2:57.
195: Ethan Wiersma lost by fall to Gabe Terwee, 2:00; lost major decision to Trevor Dieren, 15-5.
220: Sam Pas won technical fall over Josh Kooi, 18-3/6:00; lost by fall to Lyle Moore, 5:36.
285: Nick Bronstad lost decision to Easton Fleshman, 3-0; won by fall over Jac Van Wyhe, 3:59.
Extra: Jack Mastbergen lost by fall to Korey Moser, 3:02; won by fall over Jashaun Borman, 4:40. Bryce Dodge won by fall over Matthew Everhart (CL/GLR), 1:54.