MHS matmen decked by Fort Dodge, 52-18
FORT DODGE — The Marshalltown wrestling team lost on the road in a CIML Iowa Conference dual to Fort Dodge on Thursday, 52-18.
The Bobcats (2-9, 1-4) came away with two decisions and two forfeits against the Dodgers (6-2, 4-1), who are the No. 6 dual team in Class 3A as ranked by The Predicament.
Jordan Anderson, who was recently ranked No. 3 at heavyweight in 3A, took a 4-1 decision over Logan Finowski.
Zach Bitker, currently ranked No. 10 at 126 pounds, came away with a big 6-5 decision over Brooks Cowell, who is ranked just ahead of Bitker in ninth.
Julian Gomez at 220 and Gannon Williams at 170 were both given wins by forfeit.
Of the 10 losses for the Bobcats, six were by pin and, one was a technical fall and two were major decisions.
Marshalltown is scheduled to compete in the Ankeny Duals on Saturday, weather permitting.
Fort Dodge 52, Marshalltown 18
138–Drevon Ross (FD) pinned Jay Drummer :36; 145–Kody Cook (FD) pinned Victor Zavala-Livengood 4:58; 152–Brandon Mills (FD) pinned Wyatt DeMeyer 4:49; 160–Savion Wheat (FD) pinned Coltin Grimm 3:36; 170–Gannon Williams (MHS) won by forfeit; 182–Austin Lee (FD) dec. Austin Close 11-7; 195–Triston Licht (FD) pinned Carson Williams :36; 220–Julian Gomez (MHS) won by forfeit; 285–Jordan Anderson (MHS) dec. Logan Finowski 4-1; 106–Lane Cowell (FD) major dec. Javier Rodriquez 11-2; 113–Drake Ayala (FD) pinned Hector De La Cruz :18; 120–Carson Taylor (FD) major dec. Bennett Hageman 13-2; 126–Zach Bitker (MHS) dec. Brooks Cowell 6-5; 132–Dreyzon Phillips (FD) tech. falled Saul Pantoja 16-1.