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Hawks drop duals to North Polk, W-G

Swenson and Thompson with two pins each on opening night

South Hamilton 195-pounder Trevor Thompson (top) works an arm bar against North Polk’s Joseph Klein on Tuesday. Thompson pinned Klein in 54 seconds, one of two falls for him on the night. DFJ photo/Tracy Queen

JEWELL — It was pin or be pinned inside the South Hamilton High School gymnasium Tuesday night.

The South Hamilton wrestling team opened its season with a pair of dual-meet losses. The Hawks fell to Heart of Iowa Conference rival North Polk, 42-30, and then dropped a 54-24 decision to Woodward-Granger in the final dual.

Open at four weights (113 pounds, 120, 126 and 220), South Hamilton had to maximize its points at the other 10 weights. Of the 18 contested matches in the two duals, the Hawks won seven of them, all by fall. They lost 11, also all by fall.

“It was the first dual of the season and we don’t have our best lineup put together yet,” South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said. “We’re still pretty green in some spots, but I was pleased with our effort and I thought our veterans did a really nice job.”

Eli Angove (138), Lane Swenson (170) and Trevor Thompson (195) all went 2-0 for the Hawks and combined for five of the falls. Jose Galdeano (145) and Colton Willis (285) also picked up wins on the mat, while Adan Perez (106) earned a forfeit victory.

Colton Willis (left) shoots in on the legs of North Polk’s Cole Sanger on Tuesday. Willis won the 285-pound match by fall in 1:04. DFJ photo/Tracy Queen

Thompson, a returning district qualifier, needed just 1 minute, 56 seconds to run through his two foes. He disposed of North Polk’s Joseph Klein in 54 seconds and then needed only 1:02 to show Woodward-Granger’s Devan Brown the lights.

Swenson rolled through the Comets’ Cale Engebretson and W-G’s Kolby Kogarty in a combined 2:09.

“(Thompson and Swenson) have been doing this for a while,” Brodie said. “You’re not going to win every match, but I want them to approach every match knowing that the team is looking to them to show leadership.”

Willis drew the short stick against W-G in the form of top-ranked (Class 1A at 220) and defending state champion Cody Fisher, an Iowa State commit who bumped up to get a match. Willis opened his night by decking North Polk’s Cole Sanger in 1:04.

“The Fisher kid is in a class of his own right now,” Brodie said. “But I told Colton that’s the best kid he’s going to wrestle all season, so to take what he could from it and move on.”

Galdeano put W-G’s Brayden Simons flat in 3:02.

North Polk 42, South Hamilton 30

160 — Jayden Krehbiel (NP) pinned Landon Stolee, 1:42 (6-0). 170 — Lane Swenson (SH) pinned Cale Engebretson, 1:00 (6-6). 182 — Dylan Meiners (NP) pinned Brent Greenfield, 0:16 (12-6). 195 — Trevor Thompson (SH) pinned Joseph Klein, 0:54 (12-12). 220 — Double forfeit. 285 — Colton Willis (SH) pinned Cole Sanger, 1:04 (12-18). 106 — Adan Perez (SH) forfeit (12-24). 113 — Double forfeit. 120 — Ethan Reed (NP) forfeit (18-24). 126 — Ryan Davidson (NP) forfeit (24-24). 132 — Luke Cory (NP) pinned Justin Wilson, 1:05 (30-24). 138 — Eli Angove (SH) forfeit (30-30). 145 — Andrew Haney (NP) pinned Jose Galdeano, 0:56 (36-30). 152 — Logan Engebretson (NP) pinned Kaelen Miller, 1:08 (42-30).

Woodward-Granger 54, S. Hamilton 24

182 — Kade Pollich (W-G) pinned Greenfield, 1:34 (6-0). 195 — Thompson (SH) pinned Devan Brown, 1:02 (6-6). 220 — Double forfeit. 285 — Cody Fisher (W-G) pinned Willis, 1:32 (12-6). 106 — Peyton Nixon (W-G) pinned Perez, 1:05 (18-6). 113 — Joel Harney (W-G) forfeit (24-6). 120 — Corbyn Atwell (W-G) forfeit (30-6). 126 — Tjaden Smeltzer (W-G) forfeit (36-6). 132 — Matthew White (W-G) pinned Wilson, 3:16 (42-6). 138 — Angove (SH) pinned Jayden Flugge-Smith, 4:17 (42-12). 145 — Galdeano (SH) pinned Brayden Simons, 3:02 (42-18). 152 — Dustin Harney (W-G) pinned Miller, 1:53 (48-18). 160 — Jon Mckeever (W-G) pinned Sheldon Tapper, 0:26 (54-18). 170 — Swenson (SH) pinned Kolby Fogarty, 1:09 (54-24).

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