First falls of ’19

Six pins push Lynx past H-D in NCC?dual

Webster City sophomore Chase Rattenborg (left) rolls out of a precarious position against Hampton-Dumont’s Jaycob Martzahn last night inside the WCHS gymnasium. Rattenborg won the 132-pound bout by fall, one of six pints on the night for the Lynx in their 42-28 win over the Bulldogs. DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

WEBSTER CITY — The dual was split right down the middle. Seven weights to the team sitting on the north side of WCHS gymnasium, seven weights to the team on the south.

Bonus points weren’t spread evenly though and that’s where Webster City thrived.

Buoyed by six pins, as well as a walkover for their most dominant grappler, the Lynx outscored Hampton-Dumont 21-7 in bonus points and pulled away for a 42-28 win in a North Central Conference clash on Senior Night last night.

It was the fifth straight win for WCHS (8-5, 3-2 NCC), including its third consecutive triumph over a conference challenger.

Tenth-ranked (Class 2A) Camron Phetxoumphone (106 pounds), Chase Rattenborg (132), Nick Gasca (138), Daltyn Peck (152), Sean Godfredsen (170) and Michael Gilbert (182) all decked their Hampton-Dumont opponents, while second-ranked Drake Doolittle (126) bumped up one weight in an attempt to get a match, but received a forfeit instead.

WCHS 106-pounder Camron Phetxoumphone (top) turns Hampton-Dumont’s Jakyb Kapp during the second period last night. DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

The early finishes by seniors Peck, Godfredsen and Gilbert clinched things late in the dual. With WCHS clinging to a 30-25 advantage, Godfredsen turned a close match with Bryan Flores into a six-point Lynx surge in 3:15. Gilbert turned out the lights on Logan Walker in just 57 seconds and officially put an end to the Bulldogs hopes of an upset.

Two matches before Godfredsen, Peck wasted no time in taking it to Braden Hansen with a quick takedown and then the fall in 53 seconds.

“All three of those seniors, to get pins and seal the dual on Senior Night, that was great,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said. “They all wrestled well and we had a big crowd, so for them to do so well in front of that was good to see.”

In the final match, which also served as the spotlight bout, fifth-ranked Dalton Chipp was able to ride out seventh-ranked and WCHS senior Caleb Olson in the third period to preserve a 5-4 victory.

“Caleb wrestled well and was very competitive,” Hisler said. “That was definitely the highlight match and it’s a match we think we can win.”

DFJ photo/Tracy Runneberg

Hampton-Dumont (6-4, 2-3 NCC) led early on by winning four of the first five weights to build a 16-6 advantage, but the Bulldogs accrued just four bonus points in the surge.

WCHS countered with consecutive wins by Doolittle and Rattenborg to take its first lead, and Gasca expanded the cushion to 24-16 by making quick work of Tate Schmitt in 2:45.

The Lynx will put their winning streak on the line on Saturday when they travel to Marshalltown to take part in the always challenging Allie Morrison Duals. Wrestling will get underway from the Roundhouse at 10 a.m.

WCHS will face a gauntlet of opponents, including second-ranked (2A) Solon, 10th-ranked (3A) Norwalk and 13th-ranked (3A) Johnston, as well as Marshalltown.

JV sweeps

WCHS opened its evening by going 8 for 8 against Hampton-Dumont in the junior varsity matches.

Parker Rossing (145), Kaden Vaughn (145), Cole Bingham (160), Isaac Bernard (170) and Abe Ambrose (195) were all winners by fall. Gabriel Killian (106) and Hank Ambrose (120) pulled out 16-12 and 4-1 decisions, respectively.

Webster City 42,

Hampton-Dumont 28

Thursday at Webster City

220 — Wyatt Folkerts (H-D) pinned Gage Rossing, 0:34 (0-6). 285 — Emilio Valenzuela (H-D) dec. Trey Shannon, 4-2 (0-9). 106 — Camron Phetxoumphone (WC) pinned Jakyb Kapp, 3:10 (6-9). 113 — Jack Showalter (H-D) dec. Reece Sadler, 6-3 (6-12). 120 — Carl Barkema (H-D) major dec. Codey Berg, 11-2 (6-16). 126 — Drake Doolittle (WC) forfeit (12-16). 132 — Chase Rattenborg (WC) pinned Jaycob Martzahn, 3:29 (18-16). 138 — Nick Gasca (WC) pinned Tate Schmitt, 2:45 (24-16). 145 — David Cornejo (H-D) pinned Evan Estlund, 4:31 (24-22). 152 — Daltyn Peck (WC) pinned Braden Hansen, 0:53 (30-22). 160 — Joshua Kew (H-D) dec. Brendan Reynolds, 13-12 (30-25). 170 — Sean Godfredsen (WC) pinned Bryan Flores, 3:15 (36-25). 182 — Michael Gilbert (WC) pinned Logan Walker, 0:57 (42-25). 195 — Dalton Chipp (H-D) dec. Caleb Olson, 5-4 (42-28).