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Swenson runs over 170-pound field at first tourney of season

Thompson the runner-up at 195, Hawks 8th

South Hamilton’s Lane Swenson (below) scores against St. Edmond’s Tyler Rossmanith during the 170-pound final at Saturday’s Doug Wood Invitational in Manson. Swenson won by fall. Messenger photo/Britt Kudla

MANSON — Health and confidence can do wonders on the wrestling mat.

Take South Hamilton junior 170-pounder Lane Swenson, for example. After injury-plagued freshman and sophomore seasons, his body is finally cooperating. Now every time he steps onto the mat, he feels like he can win.

And, so far, he has.

Swenson ran his record to 4-0, all by pin, with a pair of quick victories to claim a cardboard bracket and gold medal at Saturday’s Doug Wood Invitational. He took out Ogden’s Justus Rude in 2:54 in the semifinals and then needed just 48 seconds to put St. Edmond’s Tyler Rossmanith on his back in the finals.

“To have that confidence going onto the mat with you, that can literally change an entire match,” South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said. “Lane has that confidence and he wants this very badly this year. What’s great about this is he was able to come away with the championship, but he’s also got a lot of things he can work on. I don’t think he’s reached his full potential.”

South Hamilton 195-pounder Trevor Thompson (front) attempts to fight off the bottom during his title bout against Manson-Northwest Webster’s John Schuttler on Saturday. Messenger photo/Britt Kudla

Swenson’s title highlighted an eighth-place finish in the 11-team field for South Hamilton. Trevor Thompson (195) also reached the finals for the Hawks, who scored 84 points.

Manson-Northwest Webster won its own tournament with 184 points. South Central Calhoun (165) was the runner-up, followed by West Bend-Mallard (133), Alta-Aurelia (126) and Hampton-Dumont (118).

Thompson secured a first-period fall and 7-3 semifinal-round win over South Central Calhoun’s Jayden Soard. Manson-Northwest Webster’s John Schuttler fended off a flurry of Thompson shots late in the championship bout to hang on for a 5-3 decision.

“That was a fantastic match for Trevor, exactly the type of match we need early in the season,” Brodie said of the final. “He’s frustrated he lost, but he knows that’s a quality opponent and those types of matches he needs and he’s going to have to win if he’s going to realize his goals at the end of the year.”

Brent Greenfield (182) and Colton Willis (220) both went 2-2 and finished fourth. Justin Wilson (132) won his opening-round bout and placed sixth.

South Hamilton was open at four weights (113, 120, 126 and 285).

“I thought our effort was strong and where we struggled it wasn’t for a lack of effort,” Brodie said. “It’s just going to take some time.”

Doug Wood Invite

Saturday at Manson

Team Standings

1. Manson-Northwest Webster 184; 2. South Central Calhoun 165; 3. West Bend-Mallard 133; 4. Alta-Aurelia 126; 5. Hampton-Dumont 118; 6. Ogden 981⁄2; 7. East Sac County 96; 8. South Hamilton 84; 9. Ridge View 75; 10. St. Edmond 50; 11. Clarinda Academy 37.

Championship Matches

106 — Ronnie Orres (SE) pinned Ethan Egli (MAN), 0:56. 113 — Donovan Hanson (WB-M) dec. Jack Showalter (H-D), 5-1. 120 — Ayden Toms (SCC) pinned Jakyb Kapp (H-D), 3:12. 126 — Tyler Peterson (A-A) pinned Isaiah Powers (A-A), 3:05. 132 — Jaycob Martzahn (H-D) dec. Nathan Thomsen (ESC), 4-2. 138 — Carl Barkema (H-D) pinned Daniel Thoma (MAN), 4:47. 145 — Dawson Mack (ESC) dec. Jordan Khommanyvong (SCC), 7-4. 152 — Christopher Krueger (MAN) pinned Zander Ernst (RV), 3:45. 160 — Blake McAlister (SCC) pinned Braden Hansen (H-D), 1:00. 170 — Lane Swenson (SH) pinned Tyler Rossmanith (SE), 0:48. 182 — Brodie Anderson (MAN) dec. Connor Fehr (WB-M), 10-8, SV-1. 195 — John Schuttler (MAN) dec. Trevor Thompson (SH), 5-3. 220 — Blake Haub (OG) pinned Brandon Mier (A-A), 0:48. 285 — Logan Studer (WB-M) pinned Nate Weflen (A-A), 3:37.

South Hamilton Results

106 — Adan Perez 0-3, 6th. 132 — Justin Wilson 1-3, 6th. 138 — Jose Galdeano 0-3, 6th. 145 — Kaelen Miller 0-2, DNP. 152 — Connor Caudle 0-2, DNP. 160 — Sheldon Tapper 0-2, DNP. 170 — Lane Swenson 2-0, 1st. 182 — Brent Greenfield 2-2, 4th. 195 — Trevor Thompson 2-1, 2nd. 220 — Colton Willis 2-2, 4th.

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