FOREST CITY - Ten wrestlers picked up at least one win and two went unbeaten for the South Hamilton wrestling team in its non-conference double dual against Belmond-Klemme and Forest City last night.
The Hawks used five pins and four wins by forfeit to rip Belmond-Klemme, 54-27, in their first dual. The host Indians were simply too powerful for South Hamilton in a 60-16 rout.
"For the most part, we went out there and did good things from top to bottom," South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said. "We showed up and handled a team I thought we should definitely beat ... there were some frustrating moments, but our guys are still learning and still improving."
Third-ranked (Class 1A) 120-pounder JD Rader, a sophomore, steamrolled through both of his opponents by fall; he stuck Belmond-Klemme's Juan Guido in 48 seconds and then plowed through Forest City's Michael Messersmith in 5:37.
Since an upset loss in the semifinals of the Doug Wood Invitational in Manson last Saturday, Rader has pinned four consecutive foes.
"I think JD understands now that he cannot wrestle so conservative," Brodie said. "He's starting to open things up a little bit."
South Hamilton 54, Belmond-Klemme 27
182 - Brady Clabaugh (SH) pinned Desiderio Murillo, 0:54; 195 - Logan Koopman (SH) forfeit; 220 - Colton Mohr (SH) forfeit; 285 - Luke Worden (B-K) pinned Josh Lutter, 3:39; 106 - Mike Anderson (B-K) major dec. Charlie Reiter, 18-4; 113 - Zach Andrews (B-K) pinned Brian Greenfield, 1:19; 120 - JD Rader (SH) pinned Juan Guido, 0:48; 126 - Austin Roys (SH) forfeit; 132 -Jordan Toillion (SH) pinned Chris Avarado, 0:44; 138 - Reed Lette (B-K) pinned Luke Jacoby, 2:30; 145 - Tanner Heaberlin (B-K) forfeit; 152 - Max Reiter (SH) forfeit; 160 - Jacob Haugland (SH) pinned Oscar Calles, 5:03; 170 - Hunter Griffin (SH) pinned Race Toftey, 5:58.
Forest City 60, South Hamilton 16
195 - Alex Paulson (FC) pinned Koopman, 1:15; 220 - Tyler Putney (FC) pinned Mohr, 0:16; 285 - Zach Laidig (FC) pinned Lutter, 0:42; 106 -Andrew Mettry (FC) pinned C. Reiter, 0:25; 113 - Pierce Gelhaus (FC) pinned Greenfield, 2:35; 120 - Rader (SH) pinned Michael Messersmith, 5:37; 126 - Tristan Boehm (FC) dec. Roys, 7-0; 132 -Toillion (SH) major dec. Derrick Wubben, 8-0; 138 - Jacoby (SH) pinned Gabe Quisling, 3:44; 145 - Beau Sorensen (FC) forfeit; 152 - John Lawsen (FC) dec. M. Reiter, 8-6; 160 - Riley Moore (FC) pinned Haugland, 1:38; 170 - Tyler Brock (FC) pinned Griffin, 3:05; 182 - Jake Staudt (FC) pinned Clabaugh, 0:49.
Jordan Toillion (132) also claimed a pair of wins for the Hawks. He pinned the Broncos' Chris Avarado in 44 seconds before handling the Indians' Derrick Wubben by major decision, 8-0.
Luke Jacoby (138), Jacob Haugland (160), Hunter Griffin (170) and Brady Clabaugh (182) all claimed a win by fall.
South Hamilton will get back to work on Saturday at the Central Springs Dual Tournament in Manly.