FORT DODGE - JD Rader isn't fooling around, not that he has at any point this season.
South Hamilton's third-ranked junior 132-pounder took those important first steps towards a third consecutive state tournament appearance on Saturday by dusting the rest of the field at a Class 1A sectional hosted by St. Edmond.
Rader (35-0) needed less than seven total minutes of mat time to claim the title. He disposed of Pocahontas Area's Edgar Ayala by technical fall in the semifinals and then decked ninth-ranked Kaleb Simacek of Manson-Northwest Webster in 3:37 in the title bout.
DFJ photo by Dan Vogt
South Hamilton third-ranked 132-pounder JD Rader (top) finishes off a Class 1A sectional title by pinning ninth-ranked Kaleb Simacek of Manson-Northwest Webster on Saturday in Fort Dodge.
Of Rader's 35 wins this season, 29 have included bonus points. Only six opponents have managed to stay within eight points.
Rader was one of three Hawks to finish in the top two and advance to this Saturday's district at Clarion-Goldfield High School in Clarion.
Luke Peters (138) and Austin Roys (145) pushed through as runners-up. Brian Greenfield (126) and Josh Lutter (285) dropped wrestleback matches to qualify for districts and settled for third.
Saturday at Fort Dodge
1. South Central Calhoun 211; 2. Manson-Northwest Webster 194; 3. Fort Dodge St. Edmond 150; 4. Pocahontas Area 130; 5. South Hamilton 121; 6. Prairie Valley 90; 7. Eagle Grove 89; 8. Southeast Webster-Grand 50.
106 - Spencer Johnson (PV) pinned Cody Smith (SCC), 2:29. 113 - Ryan Szalat (SE) dec. Mitch Brinkman (PA), 4-3. 120 - Kaden McClintock (SE) pinned Colin Corey (SCC), 1:22. 126 - Payton Sitzmann (SE) dec. MJ Sittig (SCC), 11-7. 132 - JD Rader (SH) pinned Kaleb Simacek (M-NWW), 3:37. 138 - Dylan Huse (EG) injury def. Logan Klingson (PV). 145 - Payton Rice (M-NWW) tech fall Austin Roys (SH), 16-0 (3:48). 152 - Skyler Michalski (M-NWW) pinned Logan Peed (SCC), 3:43. 160 - Daniel Sommerlot (PA) dec. Spencer Fluckiger (SEW-G), 1-0. 170 - Tyler Kutz (SCC) pinned Tyler Hubrich (PA), 1:36. 182 - Lucas Dolder (M-NWW) dec. Jimmy Averill (SE), 11-10. 195 - Rylan Richardson (SCC) pinned Tanner Peterson (M-NWW), 1:26. 220 - Vinnie Harvey (SE) pinned Cody Schoop (SCC), 0:39. 285 - Tim Butcher (M-NWW) dec. Aron King (SCC), 1-0.
126 - MJ Sittig (SCC) major dec. Brian Greenfield (SH), 23-12. 138 - Luke Peters (SH) injury def. Logan Klingson (PV). 170 - Tyler Hubrich (PA) pinned Nathan Krueger (M-NWW), 3:10. 195 - Grant Bockoven (PV) dec. Tanner Peterson (M-NWW), 5-4. 285 - Aron King (SCC) dec. Josh Lutter (SH), 3-2 (TB-1).
Peters (27-14) lost a 5-0 semifinal decision to eventual champion Dylan Huse of Eagle Grove, but bounced back to dominate Manson-Northwest Webster's Dylan Samuelson, 9-0, in the consolation final. Peters earned the district spot when Prairie Valley's Logan Klingson was forced to injury default out of the wrestleback bout.
Roys (31-5) needed to win just once - a 9-4 decision over Prairie Valley's K.C. Bockoven in the semifinals. He suffered a technical fall loss to fourth-ranked Payton Rice of Manson-Northwest Webster in the championship round.
Jordan Toillion (152) also placed third for the Hawks. Max Reiter (160) was fourth and Corey Clabaugh (113) finished fifth.