MANSON - Nine South Hamilton wrestlers placed in the top six at their respective weights and the Hawks scored 120 points to place seventh at Saturday's Doug Wood Invitational.
Ogden (198 points) edged host Manson-Northwest Webster (194) for the team title; Alta-Aurelia (165) was third in the 10-team field.
"I thought our team wrestled really well for our first tournament of the year," South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said. "We had some inexperienced guys really step up and improve."
Junior JD Rader claimed South Hamilton's lone individual title, as he dominated the 132-pound weight class with a pin and major-decision victory. The two-time Class 1A state place winner roughed up Ogden's eighth-ranked Kolby Munson of Ogden, 12-4, in the championship round.
Rader is ranked sixth at 126.
"It's nice to get JD some quality matches early in the season and he's taking advantage of that," Brodie said. "He's showing where he wants to be at the end of the year."
DOUG WOOD INVITATIONAL
Saturday at Manson
1. Ogden 198; 2. Manson-Northwest Webster 194; 3. Alta-Aurelia 165; 4. Ridge View 163; 5. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 141; 6. OA-BCIG 129; 7. South Hamilton 120; 8. West Bend-Mallard 39; 9. Clarinda Academy 16; 10. East Sac County 10.
106 - Brenton Phillips (OA) dec. Tyler Ehrp (RV), 7-0. 113 - Ryan Szalat (SE) dec. Chase Bulten (M-NWW), 9-5. 120 - Shawn Heaning (O) dec. Jake Wulf (OA), 4-0. 126 - Kyler Kiner (O) dec. John Tuttle (A-A), 11-5. 132 - JD Rader (SH) major dec. Kolby Munson (O), 12-4. 138 - Austin McCloud (O) pinned Dane Treiber (OA), 0:40. 145 - Payton Rice (M-NWW) pinned Jason Kenny (RV), 0:36. 152 - Skyler Michalski (M-NWW) pinned Junior Molina (A-A), 0:28. 160 - Austin Lentz (O) major dec. Luke Kliegl (RV), 9-1. 170 - Manual Murillo (A-A) dec. Henry Haglund (O), 5-2. 182 - Cash Wilcke (OA) tech fall Nathan Krueger (M-NWW), 22-7, 5:54. 195 - Henry Sippel (RV) pinned Nick Hindt (SE), 2:50. 220 - Vinnie Harvey (SE) pinned James Walter (A-A), 1:59. 285 - Tim Butcher (M-NWW) pinned Josh Lutter (SH), 3:19.
Hawks' heavyweight Josh Lutter also navigated his way to the finals and placed second.
Bronze medalists included Luke Peters (138), Austin Roys (145) and Max Reiter (152). Charlie Reiter (126) was fourth, Dean Larson (220) placed fifth, and Preston Luksetich (120) and Jordan Toillion (152) were sixth.
"I was really proud of Dean Larson. He picked up a couple of big wins for us," Brodie said. "And I was excited for Charlie Reiter and Austin Roys. They both got a pin in matches they were behind in."