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Swenson reaches 100 career wins, improves to 22-0 on season with 2 pins

Hawks handle B-K, nipped by Forest City

South Hamilton senior Lane Swenson (center) poses with his mom Shara (left) and girlfriend Brenna Barquist (right) following his 100th career wrestling victory on Tuesday in Belmond. Swenson, ranked third at 170 pounds (Class 1A), is 22-0 with 16 pins on the season. Submitted photo

BELMOND — Lane Swenson checked one goal off here Tuesday night, as he joined an elite group of the best wrestlers to ever step onto the mat for South Hamilton.

The Hawks’ third-ranked (Class 1A) 170-pounder reached 100 career victories and improved to 22-0 on the season with a pair of wins in duals against Belmond-Klemme and Forest City.

Swenson reached triple digits against Belmond-Klemme’s Hayden Pals, a bout that lasted just 1:40. Career victory No. 101 came later against Forest City’s Blake Skjeie, who lasted just 1:06 before Swenson showed him the lights.

Swenson has 16 pins on the season and only two of his 18 contested matches have gone six minutes.

“I think that’s just a testament to how hard Lane’s worked over these last four years,” South Hamilton head coach Dan Brodie said of Swenson’s milestone achievement. “It’s a great accomplishment, but it’s only the first in a series of goals that he has for this season. We’re going to continue to push forward and try to achieve some loftier heights.”

South Hamilton whipped Belmond-Klemme, 48-18, but fell in a big hole early and couldn’t climb all of the way out in a 42-36 loss to Forest City.

Joining Swenson with 2-0 marks on the night were Holden Klein (106), Keyton Remsburg (113), Brent Greenfield (182), Elijah Balderas (195/220) and Colton Willis (285).

Greenfield, who battles Swenson every day in practice, pushed his team-high pin total to 19 with two more. He’s now 21-2 on the season.

“He’s put in the hard work, he’s put in the mental side of things and he’s really taken into learning in practice,” Brodie said of Greenfield. “That’s translated into wins on the mat for him.”

Forest City rolled out to a 36-0 lead on South Hamilton before Swenson put an end to the run.

The dual essentially came down to a ranked match-up at 195, as the Indians’ third-ranked (2A) Reese Moore came out on top over fourth-ranked Trevor Thompson. They were tied at two in the second period when Thompson rolled his ankle fending off a shot, and Moore seized on the opportunity.

“That was tough because Trevor really wanted that match,” Brodie said. “Unfortunately, Trevor sprained his ankle and fell into a compromising position, but that’s just the way it goes sometimes.”

S. Hamilton 48, Bel-Klemme 18

106 — Holden Klein (SH) forfeit (6-0). 113 — Keyton Remsburg (SH) dec. Abram Wessels, 7-0 (9-0). 120 — Double forfeit. 126 — Double forfeit. 132 — Ryan Fink (B-K) forfeit (9-6). 138 — Carter Stolee (SH) pinned Emma Erwin-Miller, 1:47 (15-6). 145 — Bryson Warren (B-K) pinned Connor Caudle, 1:01 (15-12). 152 — Jaden Warren (B-K) pinned Blake Harris, 0:47 (15-18). 160 — Owen Duns (SH) forfeit (21-18). 170 — Lane Swenson (SH) pinned Hayden Pals, 1:40 (27-18). 182 — Brent Greenfield (SH) pinned Ian Tripp, 1:42 (33-18). 195 — Elijah Balderas (SH) pinned Austin Willms, 1:20 (39-18). 220 — Trevor Thompson (SH) pinned Junior Manwolo, 1:45 (45-18). 285 — Colton Willis (SH) dec Brandon Acuna, 8-3 (48-18).

Forest City 42, S. Hamilton 36

126 — Kellen Moore (FC) forfeit (6-0). 132 — Brock Moore (FC) forfeit (12-0). 138 — Nate Doden (FC) pinned Stolee, 2:18 (18-0). 145 — Kaleb Umbaugh (FC) pinned Caudle, 0:40 (24-0). 152 — Hayden Hoffmeyer (FC) pinned Harris, 0:18 (30-0). 160 — Cadin Fleener (FC) pinned Duns, 1:48 (36-0). 170 — Swenson (SH) pinned Blake Skjeie, 1:06 (36-6). 182 — Greenfield (SH) pinned Trevor Siddell, 1:04 (36-12). 195 — Reese Moore (FC) pinned Thompson, 3:51 (42-12). 220 — Balderas (SH) pinned Christian Anderson, 3:00 (42-18). 285 — Willis (SH) pinned Caleb Cooper, 1:04 (42-24). 106 — Klein (SH) forfeit (42-30). 113 — Remsburg (SH) forfeit (42-36). 120 — Double forfeit.

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