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Phetxoumphone 4-0, Lynx 4th at Allie Morrison Duals

WCHS falls to 3 ranked teams, beats Marshalltown

WCHS freshman Camron Phetxoumphone stalks his opponent during Saturday’s Allie Morrison Duals in Marshalltown. The 10th-ranked (Class 2A) 106-pounder went 4-0 on the day. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

MARSHALLTOWN — Camron Phetxoumphone is one of the lucky wrestlers who doesn’t have to worry about cutting weight. Reaching 106 pounds is harder for him than maintaining a scale reading below the threshold.

But the few difficulties the Webster City freshman has run into have come against opponents that are bigger and shrinking themselves down to the lightest weight class.

He put that concern to rest, at least for one day, on Saturday.

Phetxoumphone, ranked 10th (Class 2A), chopped down several grapplers who owned a noticeable size advantage and steamed ahead for four victories, including one over another ranked individual, at the Allie Morrison Duals inside the Roundhouse.

He was quick. He was agile. And he wasn’t concerned that he was looking up at every one of his opponents.

WCHS head coach Chad Hisler (left) signals for the fall as assistant coach Tyler Patten watches intently at Saturday’s Allie Morrison Duals. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

“It was a big day for Cam,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said. “Those kids he wrestled were big; they were definitely 106 pounders that were cutting weight. He’s had a little trouble with the bigger ones in the past, but he wrestled really well. He kept his composure and stayed in good position.”

Phetxoumphone’s signature win came over eighth-ranked (3A) Rheiner Stahlbaum of Johnston, 2-1. A second-period reversal was all he needed to move in front for good. Phetxoumphone also rolled up the bigger Travis McCombs of Norwalk, 5-0, and tacked on a quick fall and 15-1 rout.

Facing a juggernaut field that included three ranked teams, bright spots were difficult to identity for WCHS (9-8), which picked up just one dual win in four tries. The Lynx beat Marshalltown (37-34), but fell to No. 2-ranked (2A) Solon (69-12), No. 10 (3A) Norwalk (45-27) and No. 13 (3A) Johnston (39-28).

Sixteen wrestlers stepped on the mat for WCHS and combined to go 21-34 with 11 pins. The Lynx gave up 24 falls.

“We had a lot of young guys get quality varsity experience and they’re fighting,” Hisler said. “We wrestled Norwalk tough and we wrestled Johnston tough, but we didn’t look good against Solon (in the final dual). We just ran completely out of gas.”

Webster City’s Sean Godfredsen is taken off his feet by Marshalltown’s Coltin Grimm on Saturday. Godfredsen won the 160-pound bout, 8-6, to clinch the Lynx 37-34 win over the Bobcats. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Norwalk reeled off the final 21 points to overcome a 27-23 deficit against the Lynx. WCHS was locked in a 21-all tie with Johnston through nine weights.

WCHS and Marshalltown split the 14 weights, 7-7, but a 16-13 edge in bonus points for the Lynx was the difference. Daltyn Peck (152) overcame a significant deficit and pinned Jaimen Rivera late in the clash, and Sean Godfredsen (160) clinched the dual one match later by fending off Coltin Grimm, 8-6. It gave the Lynx an insurmountable 15-point lead with two matches remaining.

Seventh-ranked Caleb Olson (195) was also unbeaten in three matches. He picked up a pair of pins, but sat out the final dual against Solon after a hard-fought 8-6 win over Johnston’s Javian Rolley.

“He just tweaked something a little bit,” Hisler said. “Against Solon, (195) was the second to last match and it wasn’t going to make a difference in the outcome, so there was no reason to chance it.”

Second-ranked Drake Doolittle (120) and Nick Gasca (138) both went 3-1. Reece Sadler (113) and Godfredsen were 2-2. Codey Berg (120), Chase Rattenborg (126), Peck and Michael Gilbert (182) all won one match.

WCHS 182-pounder Michael Gilbert gets the fall over Norwalk’s Connor Vroegh during Saturday’s Allie Morrison duals. DFJ photo/Troy Banning

Doolittle bumped up to 126 to face third-ranked Thomas Edwards of Johnston and suffered his first loss of the season, 8-4. Earlier in the day at 120, the WCHS senior built a 10-0 lead on seventh-ranked Keaton Moret of Norwalk, but was forced to hang on for a 10-6 win.

In both matches, Doolittle found himself in a position he hasn’t faced much this season — on bottom against a quality opponent, and it’s where he got into trouble.

Hisler says his senior will take the setback in stride and get right back to work.

“Drake knows what he needs to work on and do if he wants to get all of his goals by the end of the season,” Hisler said.

Gasca led the team in pins with three.

DFJ photo/Troy Banning

“That was a really good day for Nick,” Hisler said.

WCHS will return to North Central Conference competition on Thursday when it hosts No. 9-ranked (2A) Humboldt and Fort Dodge St. Edmond at 6 p.m.

Norwalk 45, Webster City 27

182 — Michael Gilbert (WC) pinned Connor Vroegh, 3:14 (0-6). 195 — Caleb Olson (WC) pinned Hunter Blomgren, 0:53 (0-12). 220 — Nate Heckart (NOR) pinned Malachi Montes, 1:14 (6-12). 285 — Bryce Kohls (NOR) pinned Trey Shannon, 2:37 (12-12). 106 — Camron Phetxoumphone (WC) dec. Travis McCombs, 5-0 (12-15). 113 — Grant Harbour (NOR) tech fall Reece Sadler, 21-6 (17-15). 120 — Drake Doolittle (WC) dec. Keaton Moret, 10-6 (17-18). 126 — Chase Rattenborg (WC) dec. Austin Brenzier, 6-3 (17-21). 132 — Landon Card (NOR) pinned Curtis Heuton, 2:00 (23-21). 138 — Nick Gasca (WC) pinned Caden Schmidt, 5:36 (23-27). 145 — Ethan Vetterick (NOR) pinned Evan Estlund, 0:49 (29-27). 152 — Carter Schmidt (NOR) pinned Brendan Reynolds, 3:24 (35-27). 160 — Anthony Huse (NOR) pinned Daltyn Peck, 2:49 (41-27). 170 — Tristen Duncan (NOR) major dec. Sean Godfredsen, 9-1 (45-27).

Webster City 37, Marshalltown 34

195 — Olson (WC) pinned Carson Williams, 1:54 (6-0). 220 — Julian Gomez (MAR) pinned Montes, 2:56 (6-6). 285 — Jordan Anderson (MAR) pinned Shannon, 0:52 (6-12). 106 — Phetxoumphone (WC) major dec. Javier Rodriguez, 15-1 (10-12). 113 — Sadler (WC) forfeit (16-12). 120 — Doolittle (WC) pinned Bennett Hageman, 3:12 (22-12). 126 — Zach Bitker (MAR) major dec. Codey Berg, 17-6 (22-16). 132 — Saul Pantoja (MAR) dec. Rattenborg, 6-5 (22-19). 138 — Gasca (WC) pinned Erick Rodriguez, 3:32 (28-19). 145 — Victor Zavala-Livengood (MAR) dec. Estlund, 4-3 (28-22). 152 — Peck (WC) pinned Jaimen Rivera, 3:58 (34-22). 160 — Godfredsen (WC) dec. Coltin Grimm, 8-6 (37-22). 170 — Gannon Williams (MAR) pinned Cole Bingham, 3:50 (37-28). 182 — Austin Close (MAR) pinned Gilbert, 4:43 (37-34).

Johnston 39, Webster City 28

220 — Zeke Baer-Deffenbaugh (JOH) dec. Montes, 19-17 (3-0). 285 — Tanner Rowland (JOH) dec. Shannon, 4-2, SV-1 (6-0). 106 — Phetxoumphone (WC) dec. Rheiner Stahlbaum, 2-1 (6-3). 113 — Sadler (WC) pinned Noah Madison, 1:34 (6-9). 120 — Berg (WC) pinned Mason Cornwell, 3:15 (6-15). 126 — Thomas Edwards (JOH) dec. Doolittle, 8-4 (9-15). 132 — Caleb Helgeson (JOH) pinned Rattenborg, 1:01 (15-15). 138 — Gasca (WC) pinned Aaron Doe, 1:36 (15-21). 145 — James Edwards (JOH) pinned Estlund, 1:08 (21-21). 152 — Jackson Brinker (JOH) pinned Reynolds, 4:19 (27-21). 160 — Cade Moss (JOH) pinned Peck, 1:26 (33-21). 170 — Godfredsen (WC) major dec. Max Nielsen, 10-2 (33-25). 182 — Tyler Christensen (JOH) pinned Gilbert, 2:59 (39-25). 195 — Olson (WC) dec. Javian Rolley, 8-6 (39-28).

Solon 69, Webster City 12

285 — Max Broghammer (SOL) pinned Shannon, 1:34 (6-0). 106 — Phetxoumphone (WC) pinned Collin Ottoson, 1:00 (6-6). 113 — Jakobe Lahr (SOL) pinned Sadler, 0:49 (12-6). 120 — Doolittle (WC) pinned Lucas Kampman, 0:43 (12-12). 126 — Hayden Taylor (SOL) pinned Rattenborg, 1:16 (18-12). 132 — Cael O’Neill (SOL) pinned Heuton, 1:09 (24-12). 138 — Aidan Dall (SOL) major dec. Gasca, 11-1 (28-12). 145 — Caleb Ebert (SOL) pinned Estlund, 1:28 (34-12). 152 — Zack Bevans (SOL) pinned Peck, 1:31 (40-12). 160 — Andy Brokaw (SOL) tech fall Godfredsen, 16-0 (45-12). 170 — Jax Flynn (SOL) pinned Bingham, 1:41 (51-12). 182 — Seamus Poynton (SOL) pinned Gilbert, 3:04 (57-12). 195 — Adam Bock (SOL) forfeit (63-12). 220 — Mike Hoyle (SOL) pinned Montes, 0:44 (69-12).

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