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Pins a pain again for Lynx in NCC loss to Hampton-Dumont/CAL

Bulldogs hold a 22-12 edge in bonus points; Phetxoumphone, Zeutlau, Gasca, Estlund, Hisler and Shannon winners for Lynx

HAMPTON — Pins have mounted up in bunches against the Webster City wrestling team this season and that trend continued during a North Central Conference dual here last night.

Hampton-Dumont/CAL collected six falls and owned a 22-12 edge in bonus points on its way to a 46-30 victory over the Lynx. WCHS (7-7, 1-4 NCC) has now given up 95 falls on the campaign.

“We just gave up too many bonus points and let a couple matches slip away that I thought we could win,” WCHS head coach Chad Hisler said. “But Hampton has got a good squad and they’re young like us. We’ve just got to keep improving.”

The Bulldogs (9-7, 2-4 NCC), who never trailed in the dual, claimed eight of the 14 weights and seven of the 12 contested matches. Both teams gave up one forfeit.

Ten of the 14 takedowns also went to Hampton-Dumont/CAL, and the Bulldogs also doubled up WCHS in near-fall situations, 8-4.

Add it all up and it’s not hard to understand why Hampton-Dumont/CAL locked up the win with two matches remaining.

Top-ranked (Class 2A) Cam Phetxoumphone (106), Ryan Zeutlau (126), Nick Gasca (145), Evan Estlund (152), CJ Hisler (170) and Trey Shannon (285) notched victories for the Lynx. Zeutlau, Gasca and Hisler decked their opponents, while Phetxoumphone was handed a forfeit.

Starting at 132, the rivals split the opening six matches, which left the Bulldogs holding onto a slim 16-15 lead.

Gasca got WCHS on the scoreboard when he showed Chase Spradlin the lights midway through the first period. Estlund followed with a dominant 8-1 win over Tate Schmitt to pull the Lynx within one point, 10-9.

CJ Hisler didn’t waste any time in imposing his will on Aleks Salinas, as he notched the fall in 1:03.

But Hampton-Dumont/CAL reeled off three consecutive wins and went on an 18-0 spurt to take a commanding 34-15 advantage before Shannon halted the momentum with a 4-2 win over Alex Koch at heavyweight.

Phetxoumphone’s forfeit pulled WCHS within 34-24, but Jack Showalter sealed the dual win for the Bulldogs with a fall at 113, and Jakyb Kapp added another at 120.

Zeutlau was able to make the final score a little more respectable in the final bout, as he flattened Andyn Showalter in 50 seconds.

WCHS will head to Marshalltown on Saturday for the Allie Morrison Duals, which will get underway from the Roundhouse at 9 a.m. The Lynx will face Norwalk in the opening round, followed by clashes with Marshalltown, Johnston and a junior varsity squad from Ankeny Centennial.

Lynx win six JV matches

WCHS claimed six of the junior varsity matches against Hampton-Dumont/CAL last night.

Gabriel Killian, Codey Berg, Skyler Scott and Jordan Vankham all won by fall. Kevin Velasquez and Brady Jessen both captured major decision wins.

Hampton-Dumont/CAL 46, Webster City 30

Thursday at Hampton

132 — Jaycob Martzahn (H-D) maj. dec. Chase Rattenborg, 10-2 (4-0). 138 — Carl Barkema (H-D) pinned Austin Mason, 2:42 (10-0). 145 — Nick Gasca (WC) pinned Chase Spradlin, 1:19 (10-6). 152 — Evan Estlund (WC) dec. Tate Schmitt, 8-1 (10-9). 160 — Braden Hansen (H-D) pinned Cole Bingham, 3:59 (16-9). 170 — CJ Hisler (WC) pinned Aleks Salinas, 1:03 (16-15). 182 — Bryan Flores (H-D) pinned Truman Klein, 2:47 (22-15). 195 — Elias Cortez (H-D) pinned Dylan Burnette, 0:54 (28-15). 220 — Logan Walker (H-D) forfeit (34-15). 285 — Trey Shannon (WC) dec. Alex Koch, 4-2 (34-18). 106 — Cam Phetxoumphone (WC) forfeit (34-24). 113 — Jack Showalter (H-D) pinned Brayden Henely, 4:36 (40-24). 120 — Jakyb Kapp (H-D) pinned Reece Sadler, 0:56 (46-24). 126 — Ryan Zeutlau (WC) pinned Andyn Showalter, 0:50 (46-30).

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