Plagued by falls, Lynx drop duals to Bombers, Mustangs and Indians

Rattenborg, Doolittle and Lawson all 3-0 with maximum points

GRIMES — A difficult evening laced with fall after fall created a long bus ride home for the Webster City wrestling team last night.

Missing ranked starters Luke Rohmiller and James Cherry, and still without the services of returning state medalist Caleb Olson, the Lynx were dealt dual defeats by Ballard (54-24), Dallas Center-Grimes (48-33) and Indianola (38-33).

WCHS (1-4) allowed 21 falls, eight more than it accumulated, and struggled in the middle weights throughout the quadrangular.

“Obviously I didn’t have them ready to compete,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said via text message. “We have a lot of things to correct.”

Only freshman Chase Rattenborg (113 pounds), second-ranked Drake Doolittle (120) and second-ranked Cooper Lawson (285) made it through unscathed, and all three were dominant.

Rattenborg decked all three of his opponents — Ballard’s Tiernen Edgar, DCG’s Ayden Kovaleski and Indianola’s Gage Twombly — and never even wrestled in the third period.

Doolittle pushed his way to 92 career victories with a pair of first-period pins over Ballard’s Alex Bangs and DCG’s Gavin Moran, and then took a forfeit in the nightcap against Indianola.

Lawson had arguably the most impressive victory of the night, as he needed just 42 seconds to throw ninth-ranked Colin Anderson of Ballard to the mat for the fall. He also stuck the Mustangs’ Jacob Comer in 1:14 and the Indians’ Logan Edwards in 51 seconds.

Reece Sadler (106) and fifth-ranked Carson Hartnett (138) both went 2-1 and cranked out two falls each.

Hartnett’s lone setback was a 7-1 decision to Ballard’s second-ranked Jarrett Miller.

WCHS will be at home on Saturday to host the Dick Kennedy Memorial Duals at 10 a.m. Joining the Lynx will be nationally-ranked power Southeast Polk, as well as Clear Lake, Pocahontas Area and Woodward-Granger.

Ballard 54, Webster City 24

113 — Chase Rattenborg (WC) pinned Tiernen Edgar, 2:35 (6-0). 120 — Drake Doolittle (WC) pinned Alex Bangs, 1:26 (12-0). 126 — Gage Long (BAL) pinned Nick Gasca, 5:30 (12-6). 132 — Jim Chism (BAL) dec. Brady Auderer, 3-1 (12-9). 138 — Jarrett Miller (BAL) dec. Carson Hartnett, 7-1 (12-12). 145 — Josh Borg (BAL) pinned Daltyn Peck, 1:15 (18-12). 152 — Skyler Noftsger (BAL) pinned Cade Felts, 0:49 (24-12). 160 — Tate Battani (BAL) pinned Harrison Hayes, 1:22 (30-12). 170 — Gerald Gute (BAL) pinned Carter Bedford, 2:44 (36-12). 182 — Ben Lee (BAL) pinned Zane Williams, 1:21 (42-12). 195 — Joseph Hoftbauer (BAL) pinned Alex Wolfgram, 0:58 (48-12). 220 — Josh Detar (BAL) pinned Michael Gilbert, 1:07 (54-12). 285 — Cooper Lawson (WC) pinned Colin Anderson, 0:42 (54-18). 106 — Reece Sadler (WC) pinned Elijah Colliflower, 0:41 (54-24).

Dallas Center-Grimes 48, Webster City 33

120 — Doolittle (WC) pinned Gavin Moran, 1:07 (6-0). 126 — Harrison Livingston (DCG) pinned Gasca, 1:07 (6-6). 132 — Max Tracy (DCG) pinned Auderer, 0:14 (12-6). 138 — Hartnett (WC) pinned Cole Smith, 3:08 (12-12). 145 — Bain Broderick (DCG) pinned Peck, 3:13 (18-12). 152 — Luke Fistler (DCG) pinned Felts, 1:58 (24-12). 160 — Zane Mulder (DCG) pinned Hayes, 0:30 (30-12). 170 — Ty Chambers (DCG) pinned Bedford, 2:57 (36-12). 182 — Williams (WC) dec. Zach Needham, 9-2 (36-15). 195 — Rowan Collins (DCG) pinned Wolfgram, 4:35 (42-15). 220 — Brady Simmons (DCG) pinned Gilbert, 1:44 (48-15). 285 — Lawson (WC) pinned Jacob Comer, 1:14 (42-21). 106 — Sadler (WC) pinned Dakota Arends, 1:27 (42-27). 113 — Rattenborg (WC) pinned Ayden Kovaleski, 3:35 (42-33).

Indianola 38, Webster City 33

126 — Gasca (WC) pinned Blaine Burmingham, 1:53 (6-0). 132 — Auderer (WC) dec. Brock Elbert, 5-2 (9-0). 138 — Hartnett (WC) pinned Seth Alfstad, 2:38 (15-0). 145 — Sean Cunningham (IND) dec. Peck, 5-1 (15-3). 152 — Nick Bonanno (IND) major dec. Felts, 15-6 (15-7). 160 — Hunter VanderWaal (IND) pinned Hayes, 1:02 (15-13). 170 — Brennan Meacham (IND) pinned Bedford, 3:55 (19-15). 182 — Colt Carpenter (IND) pinned Williams, 1:24 (25-15). 195 — Reece Bowlin (IND) pinned Gilbert, 0:34 (31-15). 220 — Sam Wolff (IND) dec. Wolfgram, 3-0 (34-15). 285 — Lawson (WC) pinned Logan Edwards, 0:51 (34-21). 106 — Nathan Sieloff (IND) major dec. Sadler, 10-2 (38-21). 113 — Rattenborg (WC) pinned Gage Twombly, 1:34 (38-27). 120 — Doolittle (WC) forfeit (38-33).

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