STORY CITY - Paced by a pair of first place finishes, the East Marshall/GMG wrestling team took runner-up honors at the Jim Kinyon Norsemen Invitational Saturday.
Jay Reisetter (182) and Nate Judge (285) claimed titles for the Mustangs who finished with 188 points. The West Marshall JV squad placed ninth out of nine squads with 45 points. Grinnell took the title with a score of 202.
Reisetter (14-1), ranked No. 6, earned both of his wins by fall in a total of 2:59. Judge (9-1), rated sixth, also pinned both of his opponents, needing a total of just 3:11.
Zach Underhill (120), Devin Yilek (152) and Dalton Beadle (170) each placed second, while Max Upah (126) and Jarod Bowman (220) took third.
Underhill notched two wins by fall with his sole loss coming against Class 1A No. 6-ranked JD Rader of South Hamilton. Yilek posted a pin, while Beadle and Upah both recorded two.
The Mustangs travel to Ackley to face Aplington-Parkersburg and AGWSR Jan. 3.
West Marshall matmen third at Iowa Falls-Alden
IOWA FALLS - Propelled by a trio of individual champions, the Class 1A No. 7-ranked West Marshall wrestling team placed third at the Iowa Falls-Alden Jones Brothers Invitational Saturday.
Kyle Blocker (138), Jared Johnson (145) and Devin Chesler (170) each took top honors as the Trojans tallied 162.5 points.
Algona won the meet with 203.5, while Aplington-Parkersburg was second (162.5). Iowa Falls-Alden (151) and Clarksville (138) rounded out the top five.
Top-ranked at 138, Blocker earned two wins by fall as well as a 9-0 major decision over No. 6 rated Bryce Jacobs of Clarksville.
At 145, Johnson upset North Butler's Caleb Wedeking, ranked No. 6, by a 9-5 decision. His other two victories came by minor decision and fall. No. 3 rated Chesler posted a pin and a minor decision on his way to the title.
Cole Needham (120) tallied a second place finish, while No. 9 Tanner Arnold (152), No. 5 Dale Hilleman (160) and Christian Sjoblom (182) each claimed third. Sjoblom's lone loss came to No. 3 Dalton Ciavarelli of Clarksville.
The Trojans return to action Jan. 3 at Grinnell.