The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa


February 11, 2013

Pair of Thunder wrestlers qualify for state



(Top four advance to state)

106 pounds

Championship — Anthony Luis (Harvard) dec. Hunter Spengler (Sherrard), 8-1; Third-place — Brandon McCullough (Erie/Prophetstown) pinned Brady Wilsie (Byron), 0:28.

113 pounds

Championship — Brandon Briggs (Poplar Grove-North Boone) dec. Chance Teel (Sherrard), 8-2; Third-place — Carlos Gutierrez (Rock Falls) pinned Alec Henze (Dakota), 3:08.

120 pounds

Championship — Josh Albers (Dakota) tech. fall Jose Abitua (Stillman Valley), 4:56; Third-place — Nelson Baker (Byron) pinned Irvin Pena (Harvard), 4:35.

126 pounds

Championship — JJ Whaley (Stillman Valley) dec. Jake Snow (Sterling Newman), 3-1; Third-place — Jacob Devolder (Orion) m. dec. Nathan Olson (Dakota), 12-4.

132 pounds

Championship — JJ Wolfe (Dakota) dec. Zach Hartman (West Carroll), 6-2; Third-place — Andy Abitua (Stillman Valley) dec. Chance Shelton (Harvard), 5-1.

138 pounds

Championship — Carver James (Dakota) dec. Tristen Finch (Mercer County), 2-1; Third-place — Austin McPeek (Lena-Winslow) dec. Stephen Adamecz (Sterling Newman), 3-2.

145 pounds

Championship — Brandon Lizer (Dakota) dec. Quincy Kalkbrenner (Lena-Winslow), 3-2; Third-place — Joe Devolder (Orion) by default over Talon Paul (Stillman Valley).

152 pounds

Championship — Zach Nelson (Mercer County) dec. Jake Kaecker (Ashton-Franklin Center), 10-3; Third-place — Bryce Ivey (Sterling Newman) dec. TJ Knutson (Lena-Winslow), 6-3.

160 pounds

Championship — Brian Bahrs (Sterling Newman) dec. Tyler Westlund (Poplar Grove-North Boone), 7-2; Third-place — Devin Morford (Mercer County) dec. Layne Palm (Winnebago), 9-2.

170 pounds

Championship — Brandon Sklavanitis (Oregon) dec. Sean Wetherell (Rock Island Alleman), 2-1 OT; Third-place — Jon Ricke (Mercer County) dec. Sean Ward (Winnebago), 9-2.

182 pounds

Championship — Logan Staver (Lena-Winslow) pinned Nick Elsbury (Byron), 2:50; Third-place — Terry White (Riverdale) dec. Jacob Klein (West Carroll), 7-3.

195 pounds

Championship — Ty Harmston (Lena-Winslow) pinned Shawn Skinner (Rock Falls), 3:41; Third-place — John Brink (Oregon) by default over Calvin Harridge (Morrison).

220 pounds

Championship — Daniel Zimmerman (Dakota) pinned Ben West (Alleman), 3:26; Third-place — Logan Sherman (Riverdale) dec. Bobby Lincoln (Mercer County), 5-1.

285 pounds

Championship — Ben Corlett (Sherrard) dec. Gus Eisele (Poplar Grove-North Boone), 13-4; Third-place — Adam Freimund (Harvard) pinned Eddie Gonzalez (Aurora Central Catholic), 1:38.

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