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Trojans top Mustangs in mat triangular

LE GRAND — The West Marshall wrestling team came away with two wins in Thursday’s season-opening North Iowa Cedar League triangular, including a sixth-criteria tiebreaker victory over East Marshall/GMG in the finale.

The Trojans and Mustangs tied 39-39, but West Marshall won on the strength of not forfeiting any weights whereas East Marshall/GMG (1-1, 1-1) had two open spots in its lineup.

East Marshall/GMG defeated AGWSR in the opener, 38-27, before West Marshall handled the Cougars 58-22 in round two.

The Mustangs picked up six pins against West Marshall while the Trojans tallied four. Both teams had one win by decision, but EM/GMG’s two forfeits were costly in the end.

West Marshall needed back-to-back pins to pull even with East Marshall/GMG at the end of the dual, and Ben Kielman (170 pounds) and Austin Pfantz (182) delivered to force the tiebreaker criteria into effect.

J.D. Downs (106) and Caden Vellinga (113) also got pins for the Trojans, while Jake Vawter (132) beat Dane Thompson by decision, 5-3, in sudden victory.

Scoring pins for East Marshall/GMG were Dominik Ridout (120), Carson Burchland (138), Tim Benson (145), Garrett Kerber (152), Conner Murty (195) and Isrrael Vargas (285). Samuel Bandstra edged Grant Nason by decision at 160, 7-5.

West Marshall won five of the nine contested matches with AGWSR but capitalized on five forfeits by the Cougars. Blaise Bouchard (126), Vawter, Nason (152) and Elijah Meester (285) scored the pins for the Trojans.

EM/GMG’s opening dual against AGWSR featured the only match between ranked wrestlers as Ridout — No. 8 at 113 — defeated 1A No. 3 Trey Lashbrook in a 2-0 decision at 120. Ridout recorded the only takedown and neither wrestler could escape the other.

East Marshall/GMG heads to the Montezuma Invitational on Saturday, while West Marshall participates in the Dallas Center-Grimes Tournament.

East Marshall/GMG 38, AGWSR 27

106–Ali Gerbracht (A) pinned Wyatt Benson (EMG) (Fall 1:04; 113–Bo Gerbracht (A) major dec. Brodie Augspurger 11-3; 120–Dominik Ridout (EMG) dec. Trey Lashbrook 2-0; 126–no match; 132–Dane Thompson (EMG) tech. falled Jayden Bowles 16-1; 138–Carson Burchland (EMG) pinned Zach Johnson 1:02; 145–Tim Benson (EMG) won by forfeit; 152–Garrett Kerber (EMG) pinned Ben Puente Moralles 2:49; 160–Brody Roder (A) pinned Samuel Bandstra 1:42; 170–Cale Culver (A) tech. falled Xander Bowers 17-2; 182–Jacob Haley (A) pinned Tayte Nauman 1:21; 195–Conner Murty (EMG) won by forfeit; 220–no match; 285–Isrrael Vargas (EMG) pinned Tate Miller 1:19.

West Marshall 58, AGWSR 22

106–Ali Gerbracht (A) major dec. J.D. Downs 10-2; 113–Caden Vellinga (WM) major dec. Bo Gerbracht 12-4; 120–Trey Lashbrook (A) pinned Luke Vawter 3:37; 126–Blaise Bouchard (WM) pinned Jayden Bowles 1:38; 132–Jake Vawter (WM) pinned Zach Johnson 2:41; 138–Colby McMorran (WM) won by forfeit; 145–Cael Pfantz (WM) won by forfeit; 152–Grant Nason (WM) pinned Ben Puente Moralles :50; 160–Brody Roder (A) pinned Luke Coulter :17; 170–Ben Kielman (WM) won by forfeit; 182–Jacob Haley (A) pinned Cameron Malloy 1:48; 195–Sam Schaper (WM) won by forfeit; 220–Wesley Thompson (WM) won by forfeit; 285–Elijah Meester (WM) pinned Tate Miller 1:39.

*West Marshall 39, East Marshall/GMG 39

(* — wins on ‘F’ criteria tiebreaker)

106–J.D. Downs (WM) pinned Brodie Augspurger 3:29; 113–Caden Vellinga (WM) pinned Wyatt Benson 1:13; 120–Dominik Ridout (EMG) pinned Luke Vawter :29; 126–Blaise Bouchard (WM) won by forfeit; 132–Jake Vawter (WM) dec. Dane Thompson 5-3 SV1; 138–Carson Burchland (EMG) pinned Colby McMorran 1:22; 145–Tim Benson (EMG) pinned Cael Pfantz 3:11; 152–Garrett Kerber (EMG) pinned Luke Coulter 3:12; 160–Samuel Bandstra (EMG) dec. Grant Nason 7-5; 170–Ben Kielman (WM) pinned Xander Bowers 2:47; 182–Austin Pfantz (WM) pinned Isaiah Honts 3:42; 195–Conner Murty (EMG) pinned Sam Schaper 1:08; 220–Wesley Thompson (WM) won by forfeit; 285–Isrrael Vargas (EMG) pinned Elijah Meester 2:37.