MANSON - JD Rader (120 pounds), Jordan Toillion (132), Max Reiter (152) and Josh Lutter (285) all placed third at Saturday's Doug Wood Invitational, as they led the South Hamilton wrestling team to a sixth-place finish with 109 points.
Fort Dodge St. Edmond won the team title with 235 points. Host Manson-Northwest Webster was second with 217.
The Hawks collected nine top-six finishes from its lineup of 14.
"Overall it was a really good day," South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said. "I think we learned a lot about ourselves."
Rader, ranked third (Class 1A), wasn't thrilled with his bronze medal. He suffered a 7-4 upset loss to Ridge View's Luke Kliegl in the semifinal round after Kliegl used a five-point move in the third period to jump ahead.
The loss wasted Rader's chance of facing top-ranked (1A) Kyler Kiner of Ogden in the finals. Kiner drilled Kliegl by technical fall, 21-6.
1.Fort Dodge St. Edmond 235; 2. Manson-Northwest Webster 217; 3. (tie) Ogden and Ridge View 167; 5. OA-BCIG 144; 6. South Hamilton 109; 7. Alta-Aurelia 81 ; 8. East Sac County 25; 9. West Band Mallard 20; 10. Manson JV 18; 11. Clarinda Academy 16.
South Hamilton Results
106 Charlie Reiter 1-2, 5th; 113 Brian Greenfield 0-2, DNP; 120 JD Rader 2-1, 3rd; 126 Austin Roys 2-2, 5th; 132 Jordan Toillion 3-1, 3rd; 138 Luke Jacoby 0-2, DNP; 145 Colton Griffin 0-2, DNP; 152 Max Reiter 3-1, 3rd; 160 Jacob Haugland 2-2, 4th; 170 Hunter Griffin 0-2, DNP; 182 Brady Clabaugh 0-3, 6th; 195 Logan Koopman 0-2, 4th; 220 Colton Mohr 0-2, DNP; 285 Josh Lutter 3-1, 3rd.
"We all had our eyes set on a match with Kiner, so it's partially the coaches' fault," Brodie said.
Rader, Toillion, Reiter and Lutter combined for 11 wins, all by fall. Reiter was down 10-0 in his third-place match to Ogden's Ian Soder when he threw Soder to his back for the pin with one second left on the clock.
"Josh, Max and Jordan, I was pleased with all three of those guys," Brodie said. "Jordan's really starting to come on this year and it's exciting to see the way he's wrestling. Max wrestles his own style and is exciting, and Josh has a lot of potential. He still only knows one or two moves, but he understands balance and pressure, and just goes out and battles really hard."
Other place winners for the Hawks included Charlie Reiter (fifth at 103), Austin Roys (fifth at 126), Jacob Haugland (fourth at 160) and Logan Koopman (fourth at 195).