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Trojans top Belle Plaine, fall short to Grinnell at triangular

January 17, 2020
By Allison Graham - Sports Editor (agraham@tamatoledonews.com) , Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

South Tama packed the house on Tuesday evening, hosting a triangular with Grinnell and Belle Plaine at the STC Middle School.

The first dual of the evening was between the Trojans and the Grinnell Tigers. The evening started at the top of the lineup with 106 pounders. Brody Chyma pinned Hayden Eaton (3:52).

Next up Jack Dahlby-Albright took a forfeit at 113 as the Trojans have been open all season in that particular weight class.

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Sooth Tama’s Brayden Smith defeats Max Loveall by major decision, 13-3 at 170 on Tuesday, January 14. The Trojans hosted a triangular with the Tigers and Belle Plaine.
News Herald Photo/Allison Graham

Then Ethan Cruikshank took a forfeit at 120 with Grinnell having an open weight class. That gave the Trojans a 12-6 team lead.

At 126 2nd ranked Brock Beck won by decision, 7-3, over Logan Arp. Landon Kirby pinned STC's Brady Knode (1:23). and 2019 State Qualifier Eli Rose kept the Tigers rolling pinning Boden Koehler (3:06).

With the Trojans now trailing 18-12, STC senior Garrett Arp was able to cut into the Tigers momentum at 152. Arp had a lead on Grinnell's Josh Osborne but Arp officially got the win as a medical injury kept Osborne from finishing the match. The win tied the two teams at 18 each.

Andres Castillo pinned Logan Schmidt (3:08) at 160. Next up at 170 was STC's Brayden Smith. Smith won by major decision over Max Loveall.

Aaron Neave then pinned Oliver Louden (:38) at 182. It became a tight race between the two teams with the team score at 30-28 favoring Grinnell.

The Tigers sent Wyatt Hunter to the mat to face Payton Vest. Vest got stuck (1:28) at 195. Then 5th ranked Kamrin Steveson won by decision over Kalem Schrock 7-3 at 220. Those two matches were enough for the Tigers to secure the win even with one more match to go. At heavy weight Rudy Papakee pinned Michael Norenberg (5:43).

The final score was 39-34. The Tigers were fighting extra hard to get the dual win as it marked a career milestone for their coach Chad Beck. He earned his 300th dual win and was awarded a plaque.

Next up on the mats were Grinnell and Belle Plaine. The Tigers easily handled the Plainsmen winning 56-21.

The final dual of the evening was between South Tama and Belle Plaine.

The dual started at 120 with Ethan Argo defeating Ethan Cruikshank 7-2. Logan Arp pinned Kanyon Schwap (:41). Haydin Branan pinned Conner Peterson (1:38) at 132.

The Plainsmen got a win at 138 with Ean Allie beating Kyler Smith by decision (7-2). Then Ethan Hamilton defeated Brady Knode 12-6 at 145.

South Tama won the next three matches at 152, 160 and 170 with Boden Koehler pinning Erik Snyder (:55), Garrett Arp winning 4-0 over Jack Schwenn and Brayden Smith receiving a forfeit.

At 182 Chase Wickwire won 7-3 over Aaron Neave. Then Mitchell Knock pinned James Riherd (1:28).

Class 1A 8th ranked Ethan Allie defeated Kalem Schrock at 220 by major decision 14-4. Rudy Papakee received a forfeit at 285 as did Brody Chyma at 106. The night ended with Belle Plaine's Ethan Argo receiving a forfeit at 113. When it all added up the Trojans won 45-22.

STC will be on the road on Saturday to the Ankeny Tournament.

 
 
 

 

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